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I would like help with changing my resolution.

I'm running on Lubuntu (Newest version) and I have no clue how to change my resolution. I know of going to Menu>Preferences>Monitor settings but the max is 640x480 and I want to use 1280x1024.

The options for changing the resolution differs from changing from the Nvidia graphics driver to the Nouveau X.Org driver. So please, can anyone help. It will be much appreciated!

Output of xrandr

xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 240, current 640 x 480, maximum 640 x 480
default connected 640x480+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   640x480        50.0* 
   320x240        51.0  
  1280x1024_60.00 (0x1bb)  109.0MHz
        h: width  1280 start 1368 end 1496 total 1712 skew    0 clock   63.7KHz
        v: height 1024 start 1027 end 1034 total 1063           clock   59.9Hz
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Could you please state your hardware specs. –  Raphael Jun 22 at 5:15
    
AMD 64 Athlon 2.2 ghz processor Nvidia Geforce fx 5200 2gb RAM (System Memory) –  user296778 Jun 22 at 5:16
    
Nvidia Geforce fx 5200 and i have no clue if it is dedicated or integrated. –  user296778 Jun 22 at 5:19
    
What does it show under Menu > Preferences > Additional Drivers? –  Raphael Jun 22 at 5:22
    
Run $ nvidia-xconfig. Then, reboot & delete this file using $ sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf Then, reboot again. This command is experimental. –  Raphael Jun 22 at 5:32

1 Answer 1

First run the command

xrandr|grep ' connected'

you would see something like

VGA1 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 376mm x 301mm

Depending on the above output, you have to note 1.screen name(i.e VGA1 in above ex). Now run the command

xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024

Replace VGA1 with one in your output.

EDIT: For a computer with single screen, the above commands can be replaced by below single command.

xrandr --output $(xrandr|grep ' connected'|awk '{print $1}') --mode 1280x1024
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I got this. xrandr|grep ' connected' xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default default connected 640x480+0+0 0mm x 0mm kyegnosis@kyegnosis-PJ473AA-ABA-M1160N:~$ xrandr --output default --mode 1280x1024 xrandr: cannot find mode 1280x1024 kyegnosis@kyegnosis-PJ473AA-ABA-M1160N:~$ –  user296778 Jun 22 at 5:27
    
Also with the new command just posted xrandr --output $(xrandr|grep ' connected'|awk '{print $1}') --mode 1280x1024 xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default xrandr: cannot find mode 1280x1024 –  user296778 Jun 22 at 5:29
    
would you add the output of xrandr in your question? –  Registered User Jun 22 at 5:29
    
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 320 x 240, current 640 x 480, maximum 640 x 480 default connected 640x480+0+0 0mm x 0mm 640x480 50.0* 320x240 51.0 1280x1024_60.00 (0x1bb) 109.0MHz h: width 1280 start 1368 end 1496 total 1712 skew 0 clock 63.7KHz v: height 1024 start 1027 end 1034 total 1063 clock 59.9Hz –  user296778 Jun 22 at 5:29
    
put that in question,so people may easily find it. –  Registered User Jun 22 at 5:30

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