I installed ubuntu and the resolution of the desktop is so big that it only shows about 50% of the screen, but is shows up normal while using command line.

Tell me the easiest way to change the resolution of your desktop?

Best Answer

This worked for me

Name all your video outputs and possible resolutions for the ones currently connected to the monitor

xrandr -q

Tell me the name of the output you wish to change and

xrandr --output <OUTPUT> --mode 1024x768

Note: If running from a text terminal, that is not running in gfx environment, you'll have to add a -d :0 parameter, i.e.

xrandr -d :0 -q
xrandr -d :0 --output <OUTPUT> --mode 1024x768