Changing display resolution

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at
Sun May 24 10:17:17 UTC 2009

On Sunday 24 May 2009 06:50:31 Jerry Lapham wrote:
> In Kubuntu 9.04/KDE 4.2.2 how do you get the system to recognize you have a 
> 1440x900 monitor?  When I opened it for the first time in awhile this evening, 
> it came up in 800x600.  Icons and apps were previously set up for 1440x900 and 
> so were rather unusable.  Display showed a maximum size of 600x800 and 
> wouldn't detect my monitor.
> My production system is still Kubuntu 8.04/KDE 3.5.10 but I'm making progress 
> with Mandriva 2009.1/KDE 4.2.2.  I'd like to get Kubuntu at least that far 
> along.

Ah yet another person encounters my favourite bug. Nobody believes this bug exists you know.

Add the line

Option "PreferredMode" "1440x900"

under the "Monitor" section of /etx/X11/xorg.conf and see if that works for you.

Or, if you have a working Mandriva that runs  OK on the same hardware, copy xorg.conf from there.


> TIA,
> 	-Jerry
> =============================================
> Jerry Lapham
> Monroe, OH  45050
> rjlapham at
> =============================================
> Infanticide: Abortion in the fourth trimester.

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