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    Adding 1600x900 screen resolution

    Hi,

    I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 under VMWare on my laptop - HP elitebook 8560.
    I can not get it to use a screen resolution of 1600x900. I have tried adding it with xrandr following instructions i have found on here but i doesnt work.. all i get is a > prompt.

    xrandr output:

    Screen 0: minimum 1 x 1, current 1440 x 900, maximum 8192 x 8192
    Virtual1 connected 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
    800x600 60.0 + 60.3
    2560x1600 60.0
    1920x1440 60.0
    1856x1392 60.0
    1792x1344 60.0
    1920x1200 59.9
    1600x1200 60.0
    1680x1050 60.0
    1400x1050 60.0
    1280x1024 60.0
    1440x900 59.9*
    1280x960 60.0
    1360x768 60.0
    1280x800 59.8
    1152x864 75.0
    1280x768 59.9
    1024x768 60.0
    640x480 59.9
    Virtual2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    Virtual3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    Virtual4 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    Virtual5 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    Virtual6 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    Virtual7 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    Virtual8 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)



    ubuntu 11.10 worked find, and detected the default resolution.

    why isnt 1600x900 in the resolution list as its a default size of alot of laptops screens ?

    thanks
    Last edited by tahunasky; April 27th, 2012 at 07:01 PM.

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    Re: Adding 1600x900 screen resolution


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    Re: Adding 1600x900 screen resolution

    Thanks FiFE...

    And for anyone else who might be having the same problem I got it to work doing this:

    xrandr --newmode "1600x900_60.00" 118.25 1600 1696 1856 2112 900 903 908 934 -hsync +vsync

    xrandr --addmode Virtual1 "1600x900_60.00"

    xrandr --output Virtual1 --mode "1600x900_60.00"

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    Smile Re: Adding 1600x900 screen resolution

    Thanks. Worked amazingly

  5. #5
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    Re: Adding 1600x900 screen resolution

    You may need to add this in
    Code:
    /etc/gdm/Init/Default
    before initialization (prety much at the top) to make sure it's run every time you start.

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