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Ubuntu Screen Problem

Installed Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) the screen resolution looks like it has a problem, I'm trying to change it, but I can't find where to do so. I don't want to uninstall just because of this problem, there must be a solution for this, please tell me how to change the screen resolution.

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Try resolution change or refresh rate look in system files i know linux is hard the first time unbuntu forums .com helped me a lot a lot of questions answered there just trying to help with some sites i used without typing answers and don't want to confuse you

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