[Bug 296797] [NEW] screen resolution resets at each reboot

Launchpad Bug Tracker 296797 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Jan 4 23:11:46 UTC 2009

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In Kubuntu 8.10, my resolution is was automatically set to 1280x1024.  I
changed it to 1152x864 by clicking the Display config under system
settings, but it reverted back to 1280 after reboot.

Following advice on kubunutforums.net, I tried this from Konsole:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

...but now it just reverts to 1024x786 after each reboot, so I'm still
having to go to the display panel after each time.

The odd thing is, that as soon as I enter Display, Kubuntu realizes my
changes and switches to 1152 immediately.  However, I still need to
click on the Display settings icon to prompt this.  And Kicker must be
manually changed to the new screen width.

Running "Resize and Rotate" also prompts Kubuntu to switch back to 1152
immediately.  Also, Kicker must be manually changed to the new screen

UPDATE: I upgraded to a new, larger monitor and now Kubuntu boots up to
1792x1344.  According to the "Display" modes, this is the "(Auto)"
setting.  Behaviour is the same as above, with the displat changing to
my saved preference as soon as I click on "Display" or run "Resize and

** Affects: kdebase (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Confirmed

screen resolution resets at each reboot
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