When I switch on my computer, I get the GRUB menu in very low resolution (640 x 480).

I would like to know how I can change the resolution of GRUB.

To get information about my current resolution, I applied the following (instructions from Marmayogi in this post):

  • Pressed "c" key to enter GRUB's command line grub> at start up.
  • Executed the following GRUB commands: grub> set pager=1 and grub> videoinfo to get the available screen resolutions and my resolution marked with a "*".

But I do not know how to actually change the resolution.

Things to take into account: I am using a Nvidia graphics card RTX 2070 and have installed Nvidia driver version 410, and I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.

  • Edit your question and post the output of cat /etc/default/grub command. – Marmayogi Apr 1 at 20:30

Best to leave it set for 640x480. Setting it to any higher resolution just makes the GRUB menu tiny, and harder to view.

However, if you must change it...

sudo pico /etc/default/grub



And change it to:


changing the resolution as desired.

sudo update-grub

  • Wasn't there a similar question about three months ago we both answered on this? – WinEunuuchs2Unix Apr 1 at 23:37
  • @WinEunuuchs2Unix Probably :-) It's all a blur. – heynnema Apr 2 at 2:35

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