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Problem: Boot and LoginScreen resolution are O.K. - 1366x768, but after login the resolution drop down to 1024x768. In the options I can select the 1366x768 resolution again, but looks like it doesn't save it, because in the next reboot it drop back again to 1024x768.

I have a Intel Integrated Video Card, on Dell Inspiron 1545 running Ubuntu 11.10, 4GB RAM & 320 HD.

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WORKAROUND: I used this comand xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768 and linked it to this keyboard shortcut: Crtl+Alt+z, and I run it after login, and that is. –  Lvkz Nov 30 '11 at 18:24

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You can use update-rc.d for start-only or stop-only scripts

Start my script on startup :

# update-rc.d -f my_script start 99 2 3 4 5 .

where

- start is the argument given to the script (start, stop).
- 99 is the start order of the script (1 = first one, 99= last one)
- 2 3 4 5 are the runlevels to start

Dont forget the dot at the end More info in /etc/rcS.d/README

Start my_script on shutdown and reboot :

# update-rc.d -f my_script start 90 0 6 .

Stop my_script on halt and reboot :

# update-rc.d -f my_script reboot 90 0 6 .

Note: your script will be xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768

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Instead of running this command at log in or through your short cut you may want to take a look at you monitors.xml file.

  1. Open up a terminal (ctrl+alt+t)
  2. Go to your config folder (cd ~/.config)
  3. Open up your file for editing (gedit monitors.xml)
  4. Your resolution will be listed here as <width> and <height>
  5. Change them to <width>1366</width> and `768

You can find a more detailed description here... Ubuntu 11.10 dual monitor set up instructions

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