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Xubuntu seems to think my screensize is 22" I have not noticed too many issues with this but I would still like to set it properly.

Here's how I saw it:

settings editor

Moreover, What is the meanings of the locked and value columns ?

My graphics are looking a bit shoddy so I would like to take a look.


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Could you please add the output of xrandr -q? The name is reported from the monitor and may be misleading. –  aquaherd Jan 26 '13 at 15:09
@aquaherd done. How many cm in an inch? ;-() –  Magpie Jan 26 '13 at 16:16
477*268 mm gives a diagonal of 547.13 mm equals 21.5 inches. Either the monitor reports itself wrong in both name and dimensions or you mismeasured. Please confirm. –  aquaherd Jan 26 '13 at 18:19
It is definitely a 19' screen. –  Magpie Jan 26 '13 at 18:27
Have a look at this post: askubuntu.com/questions/140311/… –  aquaherd Jan 26 '13 at 18:39
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