screen resolution to be fixed in gnome

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Sun Dec 28 09:39:36 PST 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Bernhard Kleine <bbfk at> wrote:
> Hallo, my first post to this list.
> I am using debian sid with actual, i.e. latest packages. After some
> tuning I could bring the xserver-xorg to start gnome display manager and
> its welcome screen at the desired, highest resolution 1920 x 1200 px.
> However, after logging in it takes a few seconds and than the resolution
> shifts to 1280 x 800, something I never added to any configuration file.
> I am using gnome. Do you happen to know where -- aside from xorg.conf --
> screen resolution is to be saved or controlled?
> Any help appreciated.

Some versions of gnome save display related settings and switch to
them when you log in.  Youhave to remove the saved gnome settings.
See this post for more info:


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