Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Vanilla 11.10 install. I want the default resolution to be 1920x1080 instead of 1024x768 when I access from a Windows 7 box using TightVNC client. I've not installed any new VNC s/w on Ubuntu. Where is the default resolution defined (or assumed) when no monitor is attached? I am very new to Ubuntu. Thanks for any help.

share|improve this question

What VNC server are you using ? Typically you set the display resolution when you start the server, for example with TightVNC

vncserver -geometry 1920x1080

Please update your question and identify which VNC server you are using.

share|improve this answer
I was using default vnc but have given up and use Windows remote desktop now, which works. The 12.04 upgrade also reinstated the settings cogwheel dropdown. – subtyrant May 24 '12 at 17:41

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.