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I have 11.10 running on a Netbook with Unity2D @ 1024x600 resolution. I VNC into my Ubuntu Netbook from Win7 @ 1920x1200. Is there a way make Desktop Sharing on 11.10 run at a resolution higher than the hardware resolution? I am not too worried about speed/lag. 1440x900 would be perfect. I like to keep my machine as clean as possible, I could add eg. vnc4server but I'd prefer not to do that. I have looked for but cannot find an appropriate vino-server config file.

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You may change the monitor resolution on Ubuntu desktop higher than the local system display hardware can support for remote desktop access with the following steps:

Perform a check for the local system display name/identification used by Ubuntu using xrandr command.

• $ xrandr

Create a new mode say “1440x900”. The setting parameters can be obtained from a windows system with the appropriate display installed, using EDID Reader e.g. ‘Monitor Asset Manager - moninfo.exe’

• $ sudo xrandr –newmode "1440x900" 106.500 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 +hsync +vsync

Then add the new mode to the VGA-0 i.e. the name of the system monitor.

• $ sudo xrandr --addmode VGA-0 1440x900

On the remote desktop, issue the following command to change the desktop resolution

• $ sudo xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode 1440x900

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