I have installed Ubuntu on a Bondi 266MHz iMac with 256MB. Install was sucessful--I am no newbie to installing Ubuntu (at least on x86 boxes) and, even if I was, it's SO easy that I'd get thru it anyhow.
Here's my problem: the machine, while running Gnome, will only let me have a maximum resolution of 512x384 with a refresh rate of 75Hz. As you can figure, this resolution is absolutely unusable on the iMac's small monitor (I like the refresh rate, tho!). I don't care if I have to give up the refresh rate--I need to run the machine at AT LEAST 800x600, 1024x768 if possible. I can't see anything! Color depth doesn't matter either; as long as I can get 8-bit color its cool. The Mac USED to let me run MacOS at 1024x768x256. I don't get it--duh....
I have gone over Ubuntu's config files with a fine-toothed comb; nowhere can I find a place that specifies that my monitor should run at 512x384. All xorg entries are either 800x600-1024x768. When I switch into Ubuntu "text mode" on another tty (CTRL-Opt-Fx) you can tell that the characters are being rendered at AT LEAST 1024x768? What's the deal?
Can ANYONE help me with this? I have checked EVERY FAQ, tutorial, man page, etc. to find an asnwer--I'm hoping that one of my new virtual friends on applefritter can give me a hand. Can you help me?
Thank you for reading this extended rant, and hope SOMEONE out there who's smarter than me (c'mon, there's LOTS of you...) can give me a hand. Thanks again friends.