I have installed ubuntu 11.04 (natty) on my dell mini 1010. The installation worked fine, however i cannot change the screen resolution to the netbook's native resolution. I always get 800x600, which is not the native resolution.

Is there a way to get more than the 800x600 option in the monitors drop down list?

  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu.What is your graphics card ?.And Have you tried Additional drivers tool ? edit your question . – Binarylife May 26 '11 at 19:27

Typically when you do not have the desired resolution as a choice, it means you're not running the correct video driver and the installation has fallen back to some sort of default.

A little googling shows me that you're not alone in this problem, and offers a link that might help:



You can use xrandr to gain more control over your resolution.

I suggest you have a read through the following, rather than me making a hash of copying it :)


Hope this solves your problem; just makes sure you pick a resolution that is safe for your screen.

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