The workaround here is to manually execute

```gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2```

and then restart the system to be into a scaled (2x) mode.

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  Regression - Loss of hiDPI configuration settings

Status in xorg package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When upgrading from ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 (obviously new window
  manager) ... there is no longer the ability to configure the HiDPI
  scaling within the window manager. This may be an intentional
  regression or simply something that got passed by. But I find this
  configuration option to be very useful when working on a Lenovo P70 w/
  17" 4k monitor (which neds 2x DPI scaling) and also when switching
  back to my multiple-monitor configuration (which doesn't need any
  scaling). This is a piece of functionality I use on a regular basis
  that is now lost.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
  Package: xorg 1:7.7+19ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.11.0-10.15-generic 4.11.8
  Uname: Linux 4.11.0-10-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.6-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: No value set for 
  CompositorRunning: None
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME
  Date: Wed Aug  9 09:24:28 2017
  DistUpgraded: 2017-08-07 09:44:27,630 DEBUG Running PostInstallScript: 
  DistroCodename: artful
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  DkmsStatus: virtualbox, 5.1.26, 4.11.0-10-generic, x86_64: installed
  ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes
   VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-11-30 (251 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Release amd64 (20161012.2)
  Lsusb: Error: command ['lsusb'] failed with exit code 1:
  MachineType: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.11.0-10-generic 
root=UUID=dd284488-2aa1-430d-a510-0527b909f561 ro find_preseed=/preseed.cfg 
auto noprompt priority=critical locale=en_US quiet
  SourcePackage: xorg
  Symptom: display
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to artful on 2017-08-07 (1 days ago) 07/02/2015
  dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
  dmi.bios.version: 6.00 440BX Desktop Reference Platform
  dmi.board.vendor: Intel Corporation
  dmi.board.version: None
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.chassis.type: 1
  dmi.chassis.vendor: No Enclosure
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvr6.00:bd07/02/2015:svnVMware,Inc.:pnVMwareVirtualPlatform:pvrNone:rvnIntelCorporation:rn440BXDesktopReferencePlatform:rvrNone:cvnNoEnclosure:ct1:cvrN/A: VMware Virtual Platform
  dmi.product.version: None
  dmi.sys.vendor: VMware, Inc.
  version.compiz: compiz 1:
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.82-1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 17.1.4-1ubuntu1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 17.1.4-1ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.19.3-1ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.10.5-1ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.9.0-1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.15-2
  xserver.bootTime: Mon Aug  7 08:59:11 2017
  xserver.configfile: default
  xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
  xserver.outputs: Output                                                
Virtual2        Virtual3        Virtual4        Virtual5        Virtual6        
Virtual7        Virtual8
  xserver.version: 2:1.19.3-1ubuntu1.1
  xserver.video_driver: vmware

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