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I was going to switch monitors and the screen looked really weird and stretched so I changed the resolution. The next time I turned on my computer and logged in, the screen says it can not display. I switched back to the old monitor. I do not want to reinstall lubuntu, is there a way I can change the resolution back to auto without logging in?

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Do you have access to the tty's? Do Ctrl + Alt + F1 gives you a command prompt? –  Braiam Sep 30 '13 at 1:56

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Ctrl + Alt + F1 gives you a command prompt.

Open /etc/default/grub with your text editor with root privilege.

Add the following new line using your preferred resolution-depth from the list that vbeinfo gave you. It should be like this if you have a 1280x800 screen:


Save the file and exit. (If you can't save the file you haven't opened it as root, go back and execute gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub providing your password.)

Execute the command

sudo update-grub 

Restart your computer.

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