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How to set the monitor to its native resolution which is not listed in the resolutions list?

After installing Ubuntu 10.04 with my Samsung SyncMaster B2030, native resolution (1600X900) is not found in the list of resolutions.
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4answers
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How can I make PDFs appear life-size when displayed at 100%?

When I open a letter size PDF and then zoom to 100%, the page physically displayed on my monitor is smaller than a real letter size sheet of paper. How can I make "100%" on the computer screen ...
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3answers
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Where does one set the extent of the Desktop in Ubuntu?

I would like to control the dimensions of my Ubuntu Desktop. Currently the files I download onto the Desktop do not seem visible, as the Desktop extends well below what's displayed on the screen. I ...
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3answers
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Run a startup script with lightdm

I have a tablet PC and the graphics driver doesn't support xrandr, so in order to rotate the screen I run a script which changes the Xorg.conf file and then restarts lightdm. I also have a script ...
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1answer
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Is it normal for lightdm.conf edits to not affect the desktop screen resolution?

I wanted to change my desktop screen resolution to 1366x768. But my VESA drivers(AMD REDWOOD) did not detect that resolution. So I created a shell script as follows:- xrandr --newmode ...
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2answers
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Unknown monitor, intel driver, want to set VGA resolution to widescreen TV

I have a Sony Bravia LCD television, which is now plugged into my laptop using a VGA cable. I am running an HP Compaq laptop, with a video driver of: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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1answer
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XFCE Display Setup

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on another PC, and decided to install XFCE (by installing xubuntu-desktop) Everything works great, except XFCE refuses to store my screen resolution and setup. ...
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4answers
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Need to reconfigure absolute position of dual monitors after reboot, how do I fix that?

I have two monitors, one is DELL P2411H 24” and the other is BenQ FP91G+ 19". All the times when I restart the PC I have to reconfigure the absolute position. How can I fix that?
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1answer
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Is there a way to disable laptop LCD on startup when external monitor is connected

Am running 12.04 and Gnome Shell with a Thinkpad X201 laptop and docking station. When I start the Thinkpad in the docking station with the lid closed, Ubuntu is recognizes that the external monitor ...
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1answer
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Can't find optimal screen resolution

Since a week I am a ubuntu user. Switched from windows since my paid xp license is not supported anymore. Iḿ really satisfied about ubuntu, works perfectly! Just one small problem, that's my screen ...
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0answers
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Start ubuntu with xrandr generated screen resolution

First of all, sorry for starting a new question. I couldn't see the forest thrue all the trees anymore is what we would say here in holland. It started with this question where I didn't know how to ...
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0answers
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Screen resolution startup script in LightDM

I used to fix the resolution of my screens (Which occur quite often, we have 5 computers having this problem at office and one at home) by setting and adding mode with xrandr in the gdm start script. ...
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0answers
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Login screen resolution causes monitor to be “Out of Range” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make xrandr customization permanent? Today I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS and I am experiencing some resolution problems. I fixed my desktop, but my ...
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1answer
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How to set/change Resolution to '1280 x 1024' on 12.0 or 13.04?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 on a Dell Vostro 200. On both, my resolution is/was set at '1024 x 768'. The only other offering under settings is '800 x 600'. Everything on the screen is too ...

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