Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Can someone direct me to an existing discussion, if there is one, about how to install the right aspect ratio or screen resolution on my Dell Mini 9 now that I have Ubuntu 12.04? All the discussions I see are for other hardware. I am not so surefooted with terminal commands in general, though I was able to install the OS, so I am not terrible either. But what I have found is that if it's not for my machine, it won't work. The only option I have now is 800x600. I don't so much care about the resolution sharpness as the aspect ratio, which is too wide (that is, everything looks wide). thanks!

share|improve this question

This should install the drivers for your GPU, which is Intel Integrated(?) Type this into terminal:

    sudo su
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get install mesa-utils

Then you should be able to set the resolution in Settings > Displays

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.