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I have ubuntu 12.04 installed alonside windows in dual-boot. After installing the latest nvidia drives (304.64 I believe) the resolution dropped to 600x480 and it's the only option available in the display menu in Unity.

My monitor's resolution is 1360x768, how can I chage the resolution to that?

Thanks in advance.

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For get higher resolution in ubuntu 12.4 refer this -… – user128433 Feb 4 '13 at 5:46

My wife's profile was doing something very similar (resolution was smaller than it should be and I couldn't fixed it through system settings). I executed rm ~/.config/monitors.xml and logged and back in and it was fixed.

I haven't seen any negative effects, but if you decide to do this realize it might scramble something else. I don't know what else might use this file.

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