I just installed mate. It seems so windows98'ish and I cannot change the screen resolution. I change it to 1280x960 and it shows that it's changed but it doesn't change and resolution is still the same.
I have installed the proprietary ATI drivers
I had the same experience myself, but resolved it with a fix to an ostensibly unrelated problem. From what I understand, this is an issue with
Follow these steps:
Always backup your files, just in case:
Now start the editing:
Then replace the text with the following:
Then edit the mate daemon
Replace the line beginning with
You should be set after a reboot.