[NBLUG/talk] Display resolution in Ubuntu Desktop

Eric Eisenhart eric at nblug.org
Sun Apr 1 14:26:56 PDT 2007

On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 09:09:43AM -0700, Steve Bursch wrote:
> Does anyone have an idea how I might force the screen resolution to be
> 1280 x 1024 on the Ubuntu machine, even though the KVM switch is servicing
> a different computer at the time the Ubuntu machine boots?

That's a bit tricky, since the computer probes the monitor when it starts
up.  It's one of those things that nicer KVM switches sometimes handle

I think somebody else suggested sending your xorg.conf file; that'd be a
good start.  Maybe also /var/log/Xorg.0.log from a boot with the KVM
switched to the Ubuntu machine and also a copy from a boot without the KVM
switched to the machine.

However, in the meantime, you can always hit ctrl-alt-backspace (backspace,
not delete) at the graphical login prompt (gdm/xdm) to force X to restart
and reprobe, which should fix the problem until the next time you reboot.
Eric Eisenhart
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