Ubuntu – How to set display resolution permanent in Ubuntu 16.04

16.04display-resolutionresetunknown-devicexrandr

Unknown Display in Ubuntu 16.04. Set Resolution using xrandr command but after restart display resolution in reset.

sudo cvt 1368 768 60

after this output will here

#1368×768 59.88 Hz (CVT) hsync: 47.79 kHz; pclk: 85.25 MHz
Modeline "1368x768_60.00" 85.25 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync

then

sudo xrandr –newmode "1368x768_60.00" 85.25 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync

sudo xrandr –addmode VGA-1 1368x768_60.00

display will change that time but after restart/re-login the display is changed to default 1024×768(4:3) and show the error like

could not apply the stored configuration for monitors

but i want 1368×768(16:9).

I'm using dell S2216H display and Intel Inbuilt HD Graphics.

Best Answer

You can reconfigure xOrg. I did this by creating a file in my /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d Directory.

I made it using vim:

sudo vim /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/5-monitor.conf

Here is an example of my file.

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier "Monitor0"
   Modeline "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync
   Modeline "3840x2160_30.0" 297.00 3840 4016 4104 4400 2160 2168 2178 2250 +hsync +vsync
   Modeline "4096x2160_24.0" 297.00 4096 5116 5204 5500 2160 2168 2178 2250 +hsync +vsync
EndSection
Section "Device"
   Identifier "Device0"
   Driver "intel"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Screen0"
   Device "Device0"
   Monitor "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth 24
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth 24
      Modes "3840x2160" "1920x1080"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

For directions on how to do this you can follow this tutorial: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Xorg/Multiple_monitors

I ran into this issue a little while back.