This article will show you how to change your monitor resolution in Ubuntu 9.10. Most of us are long-time Windows users and we are very used to the interface and how to do a simple task like this. But for Linux newbies, it can get frustrating to navigate all the menu options to find the Windows-equivalents. Rest assured, changing your display settings in Ubuntu is very simple:
Navigate to System –> Preferences –> Display
This screen will look similar to the Windows display preferences. Next to Resolution, you will see a drop-down list of supported monitor resolutions you can switch to.
Click on the down-arrow to expand the list of resolutions and choose one. After you are done, hit the Apply button.
If your screen turns completely blank, this means the resolution you selected is not supported by your monitor. Keep trying various options until you find one that works best for you!
If you would like to find out how to add custom resolutions that to not appear in the drop-down list, stay tuned. Part II of this article is coming (hopefully by 11/25)