Linux Ubuntu 7.04

Sarge

Active Member
#1
Ok, I have Ubuntu 7.04 and I want to set some stuff up, ok, there are a 3 stuff, so we're going one by one:

First: Let's see if we can install Beryl. - I tried more than a couple times and it didn't work out, so I wanna see how Mr. Guru did it.

2nd: Changing resolution. I want greater resolution than 1024x768.

3rd: I want to install some virtual machine software and have Windows XP running under Ubuntu, I did that before in Linux Sabayon and I like it a lot, that's why I want it in Ubuntu, Sabayon 3.4 is coming June 30th and I can't wait to get it :smile:.

Ok, if we make all up works, it'll be great.

Regards from Sarge.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#2
What's your graphics card? did you install the latest closed-source drivers?
 

Sarge

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#3
I (still) have GeForce NX6200AX 256MB Ram, 64 bit, when I enanbled desktop effects it wanted to download some driver, I downloaded and installed that driver, restarted and I have desktop effects running, I don't know is that what you are asking.
 

mqudsi

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#4
Ah, you have to disable desktop effects for Beryl to work, or else they'll conflict.
 

Sarge

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#5
Yeah but, I couldn't even install it. That's the problem, how did you got it installed? I tried to download & install over terminal...
 

Sarge

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#6
Ok, there is a step where it says "0% Waiting for headers" and that 0% is not moving at all, I was waiting for like 15 minutes and nothing happened :frowning:

Did you installed it over terminal (like I am trying) or there is another way, cause if there isn't, I'm giving up! :frowning:
 

Sarge

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#8
I'll try that, thanks for the tip!:smile:
 

Sarge

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#9
I made it! Beryl works great.

Now, lets see if we can make resolution greater than 1024x768 :smile:
 

mqudsi

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#10
Awesome news! sorry for the late reply :wink:

To make it run at greater than 1024:

Code:
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Search for "1024" and find the listing.
You'll basically have a bunch of lines that describe the available modes.
Copy and paste the data for the 1024x768 to a new line under it, then change the 1024 and the 768 to the mode you want (probably 1280x1024?)

good luck :grinning:
 

Sarge

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#11
Thanks, don't worry, I know you're busy around here, so it's alright :wink:

I'll do that what you've told me.
 

Sarge

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#12
I copied that and pasted under, and changed that resolution, saved the document, is that right?
 

mqudsi

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#13
Sorry, I was a bit off.

Delete the new section you just added.

In the section you have highlighted, add the new resolution before 1024x768 in quotation marks.
 

Sarge

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#14
Ok, Im going for it :smile:
 

Sarge

Active Member
#15
Like that?
 

Sarge

Active Member
#16
How about this, you edit and set it, I will just paste it there :smile:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200]"
Monitor "SyncMaster"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1152×864" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection

EndSection
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#17
Yeah, that is correct.
Now just save all your documents, close programs, and press ctrl+alt+bkspc
Log in
System | Preferences | Resolution
 

Sarge

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#18
Perfect Guru, I'll buy you a drink for this! :grinning:
 

mqudsi

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#19
Glad to hear it worked :smile:

BTW - which theme is that?

I can't find a theme that isn't too overdone but still looks nice :dead:
 

Sarge

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#20
Ouch guru, something is wrong, when I came here in linux, it started up with 800x600 and when i went to change resoluton, 800x600 was the biggist i can choose