View Full Version : Resolution Issues

June 28th, 2009, 09:22 AM
Last night I added another monitor to watch a movie on my tv and had to turn the resolution way down. When I turned on my laptop today I couldn't get my resolution any higher than 1024 x 768 and it looks terrible and my login screen is illegible. I surfed the forums and tried to find a solution but couldn't get anything to work. Someone help me. I'm new to Ubuntu so I need step by step instructions here.

June 28th, 2009, 11:33 AM

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

this should give you the higher resolution options again.

June 29th, 2009, 12:01 AM
I tried that but it only said stuff about the keyboard and mouse and nothing changed in my resolution options.

July 20th, 2009, 12:35 PM
my problem is quite similar.
my screen resolution is detected and set perfectly by default.

but whenever i d/c my screen my ubuntu will bootup in 800&600 resolution which is very annoying on VNC.

i want my vnc in higher resolution, how do i permenantly define my resolution?