June 1st 2008
Day 39 Screen Resolution - Unfrozen
Since fixing the 'Error starting the Gnome Settings Daemon' bug, my Screen Resolution was stuck on 1600 x 1200 and I really didn't like that as everything was so small. Fixing this was harder than anticipated as apparently the way to go about Screen Resolution Setting has changed in Ubuntu 8.04 as compared to previous incarnations of Ubuntu, so many of the pages that Google led me too, didn't help.
The fix I found that worked, required editing the xorg.conf file. As I had previously had difficulty in saving changes made to files not in my home directory, I first figured out how to save changes made to xorg.conf. The trick there, is not to open your text editor with any icons, but rather to open a terminal and type...
After opening gedit in that manner, I no longer received any 'You don't have permission to Save' messages.
So, first I used the terminal to make a copy of my xorg.conf file ( which is located in /etc/X11/ ), using the sudo cp commands. (Damn, I love the Terminal. I know that people want to move everything to guis but the Terminal rules!)
So, with /etc/X11/xorg.conf open I found the section that begins with; Section "Screen" and added the following SubSection...
SubSection "Display" depth 24 virtual 1024 768 EndSubSection
Here is a screen shot of a truncated version of my xorg.conf file with the new subsection inserted...
Once I rebooted my Ubuntu computer it had the 1024 x 768 Screen Resolution that I had desired.
It will be interesting to see if this procedure, coupled with the Gnome Settings Daemon Fix from yesterday, cure the two bugs I encountered on May 27th, 2008.
It should be noted that the side effect to all this xrandr and xorg.conf changing, is that the Screen Resolution changing application in System, Preferences, Screen Resolution, no longer works. For me, that is a small price to pay, because I really don't change my Screen Resolution much at all, if ever.
Day 39 (June 1st 2008) - Rendering Complaint - Fixed.
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