Screen resoluton

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Sep 21 03:26:14 UTC 2006

Tom Lovelace wrote:
> My original install of Ubuntu set itself at a default screen  
> resolution of 640 X 480.
> The preferences panel has no other resolution offered .
> How can I remedy this? I usually run at 1024 x 768.
> thanks

This occurs if x11 can't find a suitable monitor. I have the same
problem with one of my systems; when I have a monitor attached,
Ubuntu/X11 will find the monitor and adjust properly, howevever when I
do not have the monitor attached and reboot, the system will default to
640x480. Appears to be a "plug & play" feature that I've not yet figured
out how to overcome. Note: I use the system as a backup and so do not
typically have a monitor attached to it, I access via VNC and it's
pretty frustrating to have to VNC in a 640x window.

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