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Post by Boo »

this normally happens when you start your computer with the monitor unplugged.

to be safe linux sees there is no monitor and so sets the resolution low so that any monitor plugged in will work.
but if you plug in your monitor and reboot (or maybe just restart the xserver) the resolution should go back to normal.

a reinstall is not the answer.

you may also be able to use the screen resolution app to change it.

I dont know how "smart" the auto screen resolution is. any more info you can give about the how and when would be helpful.

Now where was i going? Oh yes, crazy!
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Post by hairy_Palms »

if that fails try running
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg --frontend=gnome
for some reason my user settings were overriding xorg and i did that to fix it.
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Post by surfer57 »

Oh yeah, sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg --frontend=gnome .... that did it...thanks hairy...I am not worthy
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