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On Displays I only have 1366x768, but I need 1600x900. I've installed the Nvidia drivers, but still nothing. I've tried using the xrandr --newmode "1600x900", but that doesn't work.

How can I set the resolution to 1600x900?

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marked as duplicate by Kevin Bowen, Seth, Warren Hill, Mitch, Raja Aug 9 '13 at 11:17

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Use cvt to figure out what the correct modeline should be. You may need to specify the correct frequency for you monitor as well. Also, ensure your graphics card and monitor actually support the resolution you want to use. See How do I set a monitor resolution that is not available in the Display Settings dialog? to see how to use cvt. Then, if xrandr works, you can add the settings into ~/.xprofile instead of xorg.conf.

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