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[all variants] Low res monitor/EDID problems with ubuntu./Mint

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hiya, new to the forums, but not new to the OS ;) I want to install Ubuntu on my PC, to dual boot alongside my Win 7 partition. Problem is, when I arrive at the desktop on my Ubuntu Live CD, I cannot seem to adjust my monitor resolution to native (1680x1050) from 1024x768. My System specs are pretty good (1TB HDD, GTX 460 1GB...) and Windows 7 boots fine at my native resolution, but not so for Ubuntu. I've done a lot of searching on the internet, and I think the problem may be a bad EDID reading from the monitor to Ubuntu (yet Windows seems to work fine), so that Ubuntu resolution has to (Hardware)