Okay, in my GUI, Ubuntu only allowed me to set a resolution for 1360x768 and 1024x768 even though I know darn well my P76 monitor is capable of 1280x1024.
So, after a little investigation I used
xrandr to figure out that I can add these lines to my
/etc/gdm/Init/Default file (first four lines are actually one line, I've just split it for readability):
xrandr --newmode 1280x1024 109.00 1280 1368 1496 1712 1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync xrandr --addmode VGA1 1280x1024 xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024
Now, that works fine, I find that the login screen is actually in 1280x1024.
However, when I actually log in, it reverts to 1024x768 which is a serious pain.
The output from
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 4096 x 4096 VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mmx0mm 1360x768 59.8 1024x768 60.0* 800x600 60.3 56.2 848x480 60.0 640x480 59.9 59.9 1280x1024 59.9
so I'm guessing that it's the fact the preferred resolution is 1024x768 (since that has the
* next to it) that's causing my reversion to that resolution. Executing:
xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024
from a terminal window fixes it but I'd prefer an automatic solution.
How do I set the preferred resolution to be 1280x1024 (if that is indeed my problem)?
Can this be done with another
xrandr command and should this be in
/etc/gdm/Init/Default or somewhere else?