I'm a newbe having just installed my first Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) about three hours ago.
During the boot process, I get the following displayed on my LCD panel:
Input Signal Out of Range
Change Settings to 1680 x 1050 - 60Hz
Based on the font and graphics, the message appears to come from my HP w22 monitor. It appears for 1 - 2 seconds almost immediately after the power is on, and then following the BIOS splash screen (in this case, "Compaq"). The second times it appears for about 7 or 8 seconds (alas, not timed with a stopwatch).
Am I getting full resolution? Is there an interface similar to Windows Properties > Settings > Screen resolution?