How to set persistent display resolution setting in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ?

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • control-center
  • gdm


  • I want to set display resolution for the user and also of gdm login screen.
  • The resolution settings should remain persistent upon reboot.
  • How do I set display resolution for user and login screen to stay persistent upon reboot.


  • Use System -> Preferences -> Display menu option or gnome-display-properties tool to configure desired display resolution for user.
  • This tool will create '~/.config/monitors.xml' file which will be referred each time upon user login.
  • The same file can be copied to /var/lib/gdm/.config/ directory for gdm to have that display resolution upon reboot.
# cp ~/.config/monitors.xml /var/lib/gdm/.config/ 

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