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Here is the output of xrandr:

$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768       60.0* 
   800x600        60.3     56.2  
   848x480        60.0  
   640x480        59.9  
   1280x960_60.00   59.9  
   960p           60.0  
  1280x1024_60_new (0xc9)  138.5MHz
        h: width  1280 start 1368 end 1504 total 1728 skew    0 clock   80.2KHz
        v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1069           clock   75.0Hz
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I believe it is like so...

 xrandr --output VGA-1 --size 1280x960

If that doesn't help here is a post that might.

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Thank you So Much I Get It Here link and It Workout – user184785 Aug 17 '13 at 12:30
Glad to hear it! – fassetar Aug 17 '13 at 15:14

You can do this in compiz I think.

Under General Options/Display Settings/Outputs

You can change the current settings there in Edit.

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