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Add and set screen mode using xrandr

This works in ubuntu if you want to set any other screen mode get the according screen line with cvt XRES YRES FREQUENCY
Also the device name may have to be modified but VGA1 is typical for an second monitor which is plugged in via VGA.


xrandr --newmode "1280x1024_60" 109.25 1280 1368 1496 1712 1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync
xrandr --addmode VGA1 1280x1024_60
xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024_60

install script

For Ubuntu/Debian

#!/bin/bash

#tools
PACKAGES=" pdftk "                              # pdf console tools like pdf merging
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES wine"
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES gnuplot"
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES qalculate-gtk"              # advanced simple calculator app
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES pdf-presenter-console"      # console tool for presentations with pdf files
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES stellarium"                 # planetarium software
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES kalzium"                    # kalzium is a PSE software
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES gthumb"                     # gthumb is a picture viewer
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES htop"                       # htop is a more sophisticated version of top
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES basket"                     # note application
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES vpnc"                       # console based VPNC client

# media tools
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES gimp"                       # image editor
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES inkscape"                   # image editor for fast creating vector graphics

PACKAGES="$PACKAGES audacity"                   # audio editor
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES acroread"                   # adobe acrobat reader
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES skype"
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES vlc"                        # vlc media player

# network tools
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES filezilla"                  # tool for ftp/sftp transfers

PACKAGES="$PACKAGES gs gv"                      # ghostscript / view (? to check)
PAKCAGES="$PACKAGES rar"

# network essentials
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES pidgin pidgin-otr thunderbird firefox"
# editors
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES gedit"                      # multi purpose GUI editor
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES texstudio"                  # for latex
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES vim"                        # vi console based editor with several extensions

# java stuff
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES eclipse"                    # IDE will also install current java version

# c++ stuff
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES build-essential gcc"
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES gdb"                        # debugger
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES codeblocks"                 # IDE

# doxygen for documentation of c++ projects (note don't know why graphviz appears here)
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES doxygen doxygen-doc doxygen-gui graphviz doxygen-latex"

# SDL for Games and also DEV for graphic programming
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES libsdl-gfx1.2-4 libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl1.2-dev libsdl1.2debian"

# the boost library dev package -> large c++ libary
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES libboost-all-dev"

# qt packages
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES libqt4-core libqt4-dev qt4-dev-tools qt4-designer qt4-doc"

# games
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES sauerbraten libopenal1 openarena"

# latex
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES texlive-latex3 texlive-science texlive-extra"

# python
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES python"
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES python-pip"                 # command line tool for installing python packages

# scipy packages
PACKAGES="$PACKAGES python-numpy python-scipy python-matplotlib ipython ipython-notebook python-pandas python-sympy python-nose"

# if the user is not root finish
if [ "$(whoami)" != "root" ];
then
    echo "you must be root!"
    echo "please restart as root"
    exit
fi

# update && upgrade before installing packages
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade -y

#Installing all Ubuntu deb packages
for P in $PACKAGES; do
    echo Installing $P
    apt-get install $P -y
    echo $P ready
done

For arch

#!/bin/bash

###tools
## Pacman
pacmanpacs="wine"                               # WINE Is Not an Emulator
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs gnuplot"
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs qalculate-gtk"          # advanced simple calculator app
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs stellarium"             # planetarium software
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs kdeedu-kalzium"         # kalzium is a PSE software
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs gthumb"                 # gthumb is a picture viewer
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs htop"                   # htop is a more sophisticated version of top
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs basket"                 # note application
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs openconnect vpnc"       # console based VPN clients (Cisco compatible)
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs openssh sshfs"          # SSH tools
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs gv"                     # gostscript / view (? to check)
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs unrar"

## Yaourt
yaourtpacs=" pdftk"                             # pdf console tools like pdf merging
yaourtpacs="$yaourtpacs pdf_presenter_console"  # console tool for presentations with pdf files

### media tools
## Pacman
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs inkscape"               # image editor for fast creating vector graphics
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs audacity"               # audio editor
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs skype"
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs smplayer vlc xbmc"      # media player

## Yaourt
yaourtpacs="$yaourtpacs acroread"               # adobe acrobat reader

### network tools
## Pacman
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs filezilla"              # tool for ftp/sftp transfers
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs pidgin pidgin-otr"      # Pidgin
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs thunderbird firefox"    # Mozilla things

## Yaourt
yaourtpacs="$yaourtpacs dropbox"                # Cloud Tool

### editors
## Pacman
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs vim"                    # vi console based editor with several extensions

## Yaourt
yaourtpacs="$yaourtpacs texstudio"              # for latex

### java stuff
## Pacman
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs subversion eclipse"     # IDE will also install current java version
pacremove="jdk7-openjdk"                        # Will be removed

## Yaourt
yaourtpacs="$yaourtpacs jdk7"                   # Oracle JDK

### c++ stuff
## Pacman
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs gdb"                    # debugger
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs eclipse-cdt codeblocks" # IDE
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs doxygen doxygen-docs graphviz"    # doxygen for documentation of c++ projects (note don't know why graphviz appears here)
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs sdl sdl_gfx sdl_image " # SDL for Games and also DEV for graphic programming
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs sdl_mixer sdl_net sdl_ttf smpeg"
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs sdl2 sdl2_gfx sdl2_image"
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs sdl2_mixer sdl2_net sdl2_ttf smpeg2"
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs boost boost-libs"       # the boost library dev package ->; large c++ libary
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs qt qtcreator"           # qt packages

### games
## Pacman
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs sauerbraten 0ad"

## Yaourt
yaourtpacs="$yaourtpacs openarena 7kaa"

### latex
## Pacman
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs texlive-most"

### python
## Pacman
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs python-pip"             # command line tool for installing python packages
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs python-scipy python-matplotlib"   # scipy packages
pacmanpacs="$pacmanpacs python-sympy python-nose"

## Yaourt
yaourtpacs="$yaourtpacs python-pandas"

# if the user is not root finish
if [ "$(whoami)" != "root" ];
then
    echo "you must be root!"
    echo "please restart as root"
    exit
fi

# update and upgrade the system
pacman -Syu --noconfirm

# remove unneeded packages
pacman -Rcdd $pacremove --noconfirm

# add AUR packages
yaourt -S $yaourtpacs --noconfirm

# add normal packages
pacman -S $pacmanpacs --noconfirm