Screen Resolution incorrect after updates

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at
Sun Feb 12 22:30:51 UTC 2012

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 4:44 PM, Erik Rasmussen <MailForErik at>wrote:

> Hi!  I'm running Ubuntu Studio 11.04 and recently did routine updates
> (which I think included a kernel update) and now the screen resolution is
> set too small and will not allow me to select the correct resolution.
>  (It's set to 1024x768 but should be 1440x900.)  Ubuntu Studio 11.04 has
> worked really well up until this point...but I need the viewing space back.
> Isn't there a simple graphical utility that I can use to correct this?
>  (On past Ubuntu Studio versions I've installed some ATI utility, but it
> never worked reliably, was annoying to use, and the settings would
> sometimes revert back, especially after kernel updates.)
> If not a utility are there simple steps I can take to set this and keep it
> set correctly?

you can try arandr, or looking for and editing the xorg.conf file (*if* you
have one)... i would also have no issues going back to the kernel that
works and running that...

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