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#1 AimLXJ

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:11

Right now my computer is running without a hard drive so I'm using a LiveCD just to browse the web until I get my hard drive. Everything is fine and dandy except there are black borders and I'm using a resolution of 1920 x 1080, so is there a way to stretch it on a LiveCD?

**EDIT**

Drivers cannot be installed because it doesn't detect my video card and I can't configure the aspect ratio through the setting


#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 14:43

Can't you run it off a USB Flash Drive? I've done this on my small server.

#3 OP AimLXJ

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 23:00

Can't you run it off a USB Flash Drive? I've done this on my small server.



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#4 +Karl L.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 00:28

You can install graphics drivers if you need to, but you will need to kill your X session before you load them. The procedure would look something like this:

# Switch to a virtual terminal using CTRL+Alt+F2 and login
sudo service lightdm stop # lighdm should be replaced with whatever display manager you are using, such as gdm or kdm (lightdm is default in Ubuntu 12.04)
sudo apt-get install <packages_you_need_for_the_new_driver>
sudo modprobe fglrx # fglrx should be replaced with the name of the graphics driver you are trying to load, such as nvidia
sudo service lightdm start

That said, the procedure above is heavily depenant on your distribution and exact configuration. If you would post that it would be helpful.

#5 OP AimLXJ

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:18

You can install graphics drivers if you need to, but you will need to kill your X session before you load them. The procedure would look something like this:

# Switch to a virtual terminal using CTRL+Alt+F2 and login
sudo service lightdm stop # lighdm should be replaced with whatever display manager you are using, such as gdm or kdm (lightdm is default in Ubuntu 12.04)
sudo apt-get install <packages_you_need_for_the_new_driver>
sudo modprobe fglrx # fglrx should be replaced with the name of the graphics driver you are trying to load, such as nvidia
sudo service lightdm start

That said, the procedure above is heavily depenant on your distribution and exact configuration. If you would post that it would be helpful.



Thanks for the info and the distribution is Precise Pangolin with Xfce

#6 +Karl L.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 15:57

Which graphics card do you have and what driver do you think you need to install for it?

#7 OP AimLXJ

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 16:51

Got it working :woot:

# Switch to a virtual terminal using CTRL+Alt+F2
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
sudo stop lightdm
sudo start lightdm



**EDIT**

Got a dual monitor setup ATM and huge display is huge!. I can't wait until my new SSD arrives so I can start playing games on it :)