View Full Version : [ubuntu] One monitor cannot get 1280 x 960 resolution anymore

May 24th, 2010, 06:52 PM
We have a dual monitor setup.

When I go to System/Preferences/Monitors,
now, my left monitor is "Unknown", when it used to be correctly detected as an AOC monitor.

And now the left monitor cannot do a 1280 x 960 resolution, when it used to be able to do this after the fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04.

Please help.

May 24th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Try deleting monitors.xml


Usually works

May 24th, 2010, 07:05 PM
is this safe to do?

May 24th, 2010, 07:22 PM
It's perfectly safe, I had to do it when i got a new screen. I believe the file gets re-created with your current screen setup after you delete it.

May 25th, 2010, 06:49 AM
i change the name of the file, restarted the computer, but nothing changed. i'm on ubuntu 10.04. Your profile indicates you are on 9.04. Could this be the vital difference?