confirming screen resolution

dotKer

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I am using xubuntu ( I installed it some days ago.)
Can I check the screen resolution(width:??? and height:???) on xubuntu?
Where can I check it?
 
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arochester

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You can input
Code:
xrandr
The screen resolution has an asterisk (*) next to it.
 

atanere

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Where is Terminal input?
The Linux "terminal" (also called "command line" and also called "shell") is a program in your Xubuntu system, and in ALL Linux systems. You can search in your installed programs to find it and run it, or the shortcut CTRL-ALT-T may open it for you.

The terminal is how you issue commands to your Linux system. When you type the commands and hit Enter, that is your "input." The terminal will then usually respond back to you with "output." But sometimes the system will accept your commands silently, and it will not provide an output back to you.

So, open a terminal and type "xrandr" (no spaces) and hit Enter. You should see output similar to this:
Code:
[email protected] ~ $ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 531mm x 299mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02 
   1152x864      75.00 
   1024x768      75.03    60.00 
   800x600       75.00    60.32 
   640x480       75.00    59.94 
   720x400       70.08 
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
[email protected] ~ $

The asterisk (*) character on the top line (1920x1080 60.00*+) indicates that is my current screen resolution.
 

dotKer

Member
Thank you, atanere.

Code:
[email protected] ~ $ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 531mm x 299mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02 
   1152x864      75.00 
   1024x768      75.03    60.00 
   800x600       75.00    60.32 
   640x480       75.00    59.94 
   720x400       70.08 
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
[email protected] ~ $
I am at the shell like the above.

I like to change the resulution from 1920 X 1080 to 1280X1024.
What should I input in the command line?
 

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