is there any way to increase the aspect ratio resolution netbook with intel GMA 3150 chipset from 1024x600 to be larger than 1280? I use Ubuntu Precise beta 2

  • Could you tell us a little bit about your configuration so that we can answer? Your screen native resolution. and could you provide the output of these commands: xrandr -q && lspci | grep VGA – Hanynowsky Apr 8 '12 at 22:37
  • I use netbook 10.1, and standar resolution 1024x600. and I want to raise to 1280x750 or above, if it could? this is output script for: ~$ xrandr -q && lspci | grep VGA – Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 600, maximum 4096 x 4096 LVDS1 connected 1024x600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 222mm x 125mm 1024x600 60.0*+ 800x600 60.3 56.2 640x480 59.9 VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) grep: –: No such file or directory – Fanoy Apr 9 '12 at 9:57
  • Sounds like the maximum and native resolution of your netbook screen is 1024x600. The screen you have does not support higher resolutions. If you try to force it, you may damage it. And to be sure, please provide me with the name and model of your netbook (e.g: Emachines or Acer Netbook 10.1). – Hanynowsky Apr 9 '12 at 20:07
  • my Netbook is Axioo Pico PJM A615 see these page: link – Fanoy Apr 9 '12 at 20:20

Ok. I now have learned that the screen you have is manufactured to support a maximum of 1024 x 600 as resolution. It's physically impossible to force it to handle a higher resolution whatever the OS. In another hand, to feel more comfortable, reduce the desktop font and launcher icon size. (Install Ubuntu Tweak for example: )

Ubuntu Tweak Font Settings

Ubuntu Tweak Unity Settings

And if you're not afraid to damage your screen, you can upscale its resolution to 1280 or even higher using the NewRez Script ( A script that uses the XRANDR utility for intel graphics). Download and instruction through here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/11/set-your-screen-resolution-higher-than-you-should-with-newrez/

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    thanks for the help. actually when I using ubuntu maverick, I can change the size to 1280x750 with a nautilus script "newrez" but somehow since ubuntu uses gtk-3 script was not working well. – Fanoy Apr 10 '12 at 6:45

xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --scale 1x1.28

works to a degree =)

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