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hp6735s and ATI display driver in ubuntu


  • I enjoy using Ubuntu!
  • I enjoy using Ubuntu 9.10 (cos’ I still haven’t upgraded to 10.04)
  • I have hp6735s laptop
  • I use ATI proprietary driver
  • everything is too smoothed on the screen
  • font look like shit
  • windows *** works fine

After digging a little I found out that the problem is:

  • not with the fonts
  • Ubuntu set wrong screen resolution for me: 1280×768
  • right screen resolution 1280×800 is not in the list in System > Parameters > Screen
  • right screen resolution is not available in ATI Catalyst either

Here’s how I fixed it:

  1. run sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf in terminal
  2. found something like Section "Monitor" ... Option "PreferredMode" "1280x768"
  3. changed 1280×768 to 1280×800
  4. everything works fine after reboot!
  5. compiz and all 3D effects work nice too!
  6. …and hey, it’s the first time I edited xorg.conf by hands!

Enjoy using linux!
That the OS you really need!

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