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    Resolution not found in Display Menu

    I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in VMWare.

    The Display menu does not have 1920x1080 as a resolution option, which is my monitors native resolution.

    I can add it with:

    sudo xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync
    sudo xrandr --addmode Virtual1 1920x1080_60.00

    but upon restart the option disappears and it defaults to 800x600 which makes some menus impossible to navigate through.

    How does Ubuntu allow a resolution option to persist through restart? Or running those commands at login as a workaround?

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    Re: Resolution not found in Display Menu

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    Re: Resolution not found in Display Menu

    @deadflowr

    Is this related to an issue with VMWare?

    I would have thought that adding a resolution and ensuring it is defaulted upon restart is irrelevant to it being in a virtual machine.

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    Re: Resolution not found in Display Menu

    Iím having the same problem w/same resolution needed. Canít even get it to appear in the selection menu at all. Iíve applie the appropriate xrandr terminal commands also. The new mode line is added, but the selection is still missing and totally unavailable.

    Iíll try again tomorrow.

    Code:
    sudo xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync
    sudo xrandr --addmode Virtual1 1920x1080_60.00
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    Re: Resolution not found in Display Menu

    I was able to resolve this particular issue by reinstalling vmware-tools using;

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop
    I’m still fighting to get a proper boot splash screen but I’m about to concede to failure.

    I’m also thinking that 7.10 is so freaking buggy, I may go back to the latest LTS or just ditch Ubuntu and move to a new distro.
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