I have a machine running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS and I'm having problems with the local monitor. The Dell flat panel I'm using only displays this message while the computer running: "Cannot Display This Video Mode" and then the information: "Optimum resolution 1280×1024 60Hz". I'm fairly new to using an operating system wholly via command line but I'm learning fast. 🙂 I can access the server fine via SSH so using it is not a problem. However, for where it is positioned at the moment, it would be much more convenient to use the computer locally. I'm just wondering how to change the local screen resolution via SSH to something usable by my monitor. Thanks for your time!
BTW: I have also tried switching displays and I still have the same problem.
Also BTW: I tried putting in the
xrandr command and all I get back is:
Can't open display