How do I change screen resolution?

Daniel Pittman daniel at
Tue Mar 13 01:34:16 GMT 2007

Earl Violet <ejviolet at> writes:

> I cannot get a higher screen resolution in Kubuntu or Ubuntu than
> 1024x768. I know the video card and monitor support higher resolutions
> because I run much higher using Windows 2K.
> I checked the screen resolution in both Kubuntu and Ubuntu GUI but
> 1025x768 is all the higher it shows.

Take a look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see what the X server reports when
it is starting up.  You will probably find that something causes it to
reject the larger modes -- and that will point you in the right
direction for fixing the problem.

Digital Infrastructure Solutions -- making IT simple, stable and secure
Phone: 0401 155 707        email: contact at

More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list