How do you change the resolution of the login screen in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)?
Edit: keep in mind that I need to change the resolution of the login screen, as explained below.
What you want to do is change the GDM LOGIN Screen resolution?
Read this and please accept the correct answer.
Justin was kind of correct except the fact that GDM uses the modeline from your xorg.conf. The priority runs from left to right, so if you add "1280x960" as the first entry and remove any items you don't want (who needs half of them anyway, 768x600 or whatever it was, madness.) you should be fine for GDM.
Let me know if you need further explanation.
I believe you need to configure your xorg.conf to include the proper modes.
Where the first Mode is the default resolution.
If you have an ATI card you may try this as well.
Where 0 is the first screen, and the resolutions are in order of preferred first.
Try adding this as a subsection to the 'Screen' section in your xorg.conf
If you don't have a special X11 configuration but you do happen to have a file
To try without the file:
If it doesn't help move it back:
and restart once more.