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I am using ubuntu server 10.04 on Amazon EC2 64bit.

What I want to do is install a graphical user interface so I can view it using vnc or any other remote desktop, I am currently thinking of kubuntu-desktop or xfce.

But what I want to know is, are there any desktop programs here that I can change the resolution to something like 1280 x 9000.

And, just for those who want to know, I want to do this so that I can open up a browser to full screen then take a huge screenshot of a webpage all in one piece (which is more reliable than plugins because it is in on swoop, and sometimes there are (css position) fixed elements on a web page that follows you).


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Hmmmm, should thits be in If so, could you move it there? Thanks. – ambiguousmouse Apr 16 '11 at 22:35
Welcome to Super User! It can go to, but only if you haven't gotten any answers here for a while, if that happens, ask for someone to move it. Don't post again on, please. – Wuffers Apr 16 '11 at 22:42
Ok, thanks. And don't worry, I didn't post on askubuntu :) – ambiguousmouse Apr 16 '11 at 23:29
Alright, just wanted to let you know :) – Wuffers Apr 16 '11 at 23:30
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The vncserver package included with Ubuntu can be used to create a remote desktop at any size you want. For instance, to create one at your specified size, you'd run:

vncserver -geometry 1280x9000

I don't use XFCE, but I just tested KDE with vncserver at that resolution and it worked fine.

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