View Full Version : [ubuntu] Screen resolution

March 14th, 2012, 09:42 PM
I have somehow managed to delete the icon in the system preferences menu that allowed me to change the screen resolution (monitors?). Can someone tell me how to restore it please.

March 14th, 2012, 11:39 PM
I'm sure there is a user-friendly way to do this, but this should cover all ubuntu releases and desktops:

1. Open a terminal (Press Ctrl-Alt-T, or find it in your menus/dash.

2. Type the following command:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-control-center

3. Type your password (you can't see it).

4. Wait for the terminal to return to normal. It should now have a monitor entry. Post back if it doesn't.