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I have ubuntu 12.10 on a lenovo laptop. The laptop itself is installed in a dock, with two external monitors attached to the dock. I don't use the laptop screen itself.

When I boot, I have an annoyance - the framebuffer screen that comes up asking me to input my passphrase to utilize the encrypted hard drive is at a different resolution than is optimal for my external monitor. As a result, the screen is chopped off on the left and right (slightly).

I'm wondering if there's a way to get this screen to a different resolution (or, ideally, auto-detect my resolution).

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By the way, I think what might be happening (speculation) is that, for some reason, the Ubuntu passphrase-entering screen is displaying at the resolution of the laptop screen. That's fine, when I'm on the laptop screen, but when I'm not (80% of the time), is there a way to get it to use an alternative mode? –  jwir3 Dec 4 '12 at 0:44

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