I've been reading this old article about changing the resolution of a device through .xprofile: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution#By_Session_with_.xprofile

I've added the line: xrandr --output DP-1 --mode 800×600 --rate 60 That resolution is supported since I can type this manually and change the resolution during a session. I've even tried without "rate" and with "DP1" instead.

My problem now when I add that line in .xprofile is when I reboot, I have to type a Username and password which I normally never have done before and haven't setup.

The only way for me to fix this now is to press G at startup to restore everything to default.

Using DELL Wyse 3040 ThinLinux with Ubuntu 16.04

What have I done wrong?

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    logon with live session, and revert the changes to the file if you remember. – PRATAP Jul 10 at 20:17
  • I don't have a problem restoring and reverting my changes, I just want to change the resolution of my screen permanently without being stuck in the login screen. – Sam the ham Jul 11 at 11:37
  • I'm unfamiliar with ThinLinux, but is there a good reason you cannot use your desktop environment's settings application to adjust display settings? The wiki article is quite old, and while some of it may still be valid, display detection and GUI settings tools have improved over the years. Those tools should be the preferred method of adjusting settings, barring exceptions such as brand new hardware with lacking support. – Jani Uusitalo Jul 11 at 12:37
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    The desktop display settings gives me only 1024x768 as the smallest resolution as you can see here: oi64.tinypic.com/r1cu14.jpg My screen supports 800x600 though: oi63.tinypic.com/2m4r9l0.jpg – Sam the ham Jul 11 at 14:38

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