I just installed Freya on my Samsung Ativ 9 series, and works fine. Though everything looks really small, when I tried to go to settings, displays and change the display resolution it only appears 3200x1800 and can't be changed. Any solution to this?

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Since elementary OS is built from Ubuntu you might want to check their wiki out.

You can set the resolutions you wish to use in your xorg.conf File or via the xrandr Command:


Section "Monitor"
    Identifier      "External DVI"
    Modeline        "1280x1024_60.00"  108.88  1280 1360 1496 1712  1024 1025 1028 1060  -HSync +Vsync
    Option          "PreferredMode" "1280x1024_60.00"
Section "Device"
    Identifier      "ATI Technologies, Inc. M22 [Radeon Mobility M300]"
    Driver          "ati"
    Option          "Monitor-DVI-0" "External DVI"
Section "Screen"
    Identifier      "Primary Screen"
    Device          "ATI Technologies, Inc. M22 [Radeon Mobility M300]"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth           24
        Modes   "1280x1024" "1024x768" "640x480"

However, the Xorg configuration is the better choice since it'll most likely be faster on boot.

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