Monday, 1 December 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 : Add 1280 x 1024 screen resolution

Spent around 2 hours to set new resolution for Ubuntu 14.04 and when come to know the right way it took only 5 minutes. So, writing this post so that it can save someone else's time.

Following are the steps to add 1280 x 1024 screen resolution in Ubuntu 14.04

1) Create /etc/X11/xorg.conf file with following content:

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Monitor0"
    Modeline "1280x1024_60.00"  109.00  1280 1368 1496 1712  1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Card0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
        Modes       "1280x1024_60.00"

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Card0"
    Driver        "intel"

2) Restart Ubuntu

That's it.

Notes :

a) To get Modeline use following command:

cvt <h-resolution> <v-resolution>

e.g $ cvt 1280 1024

it will return : Modeline "1280x1024_60.00"  109.00  1280 1368 1496 1712  1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync

b) To get Device Driver use following command :

lshw -class display | grep "driver"

For intel graphic chip driver is intel only.

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