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Jul
23
comment Size 1280x800 not found in available modes?
was the resolution correct the first time you installed ubuntu? if it was, the resolution should be like back then, if you reboot after making sure /etc/X11/xorg.conf does not exist.
Jul
23
comment Size 1280x800 not found in available modes?
okay, but since the resolution changed, it's a sign that the xrandr stuff is working. the examples in the linked article used 1280x1024, did you do it with that resolution or with 1280x800? to do it with 1280x800 , just copy from the ModeLine i posted (only the second line, and excluding the word "modeline"). it should be the same count of numbers. maybe your monitor manual says what its native resolution is, though?
Jul
23
comment Size 1280x800 not found in available modes?
sorry if i'm confusing you. the three commands from the linked arch wiki article would be quite easy to try though, i think it's definitely worth it.
Jul
23
comment Size 1280x800 not found in available modes?
yes, nvidia-xsettings is a terminal-command, but it should open a window. if you don't have nvidia-xsettings, i don't think you ever had the nvidia proprietary driver. how did you get it? from nvidia's website?
Jul
23
comment Size 1280x800 not found in available modes?
also, you should realize that the three solutions i suggested are not meant to be tried all at once. if the xrandr-stuff works, there is no reason to stop using the nvidia driver.
Jul
23
comment Size 1280x800 not found in available modes?
after renaming xorg.conf, you should make sure you know how to rename it back using the console. when you learnt how to do that, reboot the machine and you should be using the old drivers (not nvidia's). if you don't get graphics after rebooting, you can move the backup back into /etc/X11/xorg.conf .
Jul
23
comment How can I speed up the video streaming using VLC?
Try to see if reducing the cache size in Tools->Preferences->All->Input/Codecs helps.
Jul
23
comment Size 1280x800 not found in available modes?
ok, try nvidia-xsettings or adding new resolutions as explained in the updated answer.
Jul
23
comment Size 1280x800 not found in available modes?
I told you one way to fix the resolution: stop using the nvidia driver.
Jul
23
comment How can I speed up the video streaming using VLC?
And what are you using on the computer to play it?
Jul
23
comment How can I speed up the video streaming using VLC?
What are you using on the Android to display the stream?
Jul
23
comment How can I speed up the video streaming using VLC?
if you lower the bitrate, it might very well be faster. try changing the "800" to "300" and the "128" to "48"
Jul
23
comment What key to press to get to the BIOS and change boot sequence on a Dell desktop?
What is the model number of your machine?
May
11
comment SSH to open GUI on target machine?
he should make sure the question is clear. :P maybe this is what he wants, maybe he wants what you said. xpra will work for him even if X forwarding over SSH would have been enough.
May
2
comment Television on Linux with TV-Tuner? How can I find a way to use it?
well you have to scan. i think kaffeine can do that too. there should be guides online if you google for it using the right keywords
Apr
28
comment Totem was deleted in upgrade process and now it have unmet dependencies
if you try to remove totem it will remove those too
Apr
28
comment Totem was deleted in upgrade process and now it have unmet dependencies
if the other packages are depending on totem, you can try removing them
Apr
28
comment Totem was deleted in upgrade process and now it have unmet dependencies
did it fix your problem?
Apr
27
comment installing eclipse, stuck
you should undo the system wide steps since they might conflict with apt's eclipse
Apr
27
comment Ubuntu 12.04 sometimes doesn't halt completely
do you see any ACPI errors in /var/log/dmesg ?