32
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3answers
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How to set the monitor to its native resolution which is not listed in the resolutions list?

After installing Ubuntu 10.04 with my Samsung SyncMaster B2030, native resolution (1600X900) is not found in the list of resolutions.
14
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4answers
1k views

How can I make PDFs appear life-size when displayed at 100%?

When I open a letter size PDF and then zoom to 100%, the page physically displayed on my monitor is smaller than a real letter size sheet of paper. How can I make "100%" on the computer screen ...
12
votes
1answer
17k views

Why don't my lightdm.conf edits affect my desktop screen resolution?

I wanted to change my desktop screen resolution to 1366x768. But my VESA drivers(AMD REDWOOD) did not detect that resolution. So I created a shell script as follows:- xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00"...
11
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3answers
422 views

Where does one set the extent of the Desktop in Ubuntu?

I would like to control the dimensions of my Ubuntu Desktop. Currently the files I download onto the Desktop do not seem visible, as the Desktop extends well below what's displayed on the screen. I ...
9
votes
3answers
26k views

Run a startup script with lightdm

I have a tablet PC and the graphics driver doesn't support xrandr, so in order to rotate the screen I run a script which changes the Xorg.conf file and then restarts lightdm. I also have a script ...
6
votes
2answers
14k views

Unknown monitor, intel driver, want to set VGA resolution to widescreen TV

I have a Sony Bravia LCD television, which is now plugged into my laptop using a VGA cable. I am running an HP Compaq laptop, with a video driver of: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
5
votes
1answer
26k views

Xubuntu 14.04: Screen Resolution 1440x900, no xorg.conf or lightdm.conf

So I'm quite confused now by the fact that I read a lot of different solutions for a Screen Resolution problem, but none of them apply to my case (I think). So I'm running a Xubuntu 14.04 x64 and ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

XFCE Display Setup

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on another PC, and decided to install XFCE (by installing xubuntu-desktop) Everything works great, except XFCE refuses to store my screen resolution and setup. ...
3
votes
1answer
16k views

How do I use ARandR to create a permanent monitor layout in Lubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

So ARandR is great for setting up my monitor layout in Lubuntu 12.10 but even if I save the layout to the ~/.screenlayout it doesn't seem to save that layout no matter what I call the file.
2
votes
4answers
5k views

Need to reconfigure absolute position of dual monitors after reboot, how do I fix that?

I have two monitors, one is DELL P2411H 24” and the other is BenQ FP91G+ 19". All the times when I restart the PC I have to reconfigure the absolute position. How can I fix that?
2
votes
1answer
725 views

Is there a way to disable laptop LCD on startup when external monitor is connected

Am running 12.04 and Gnome Shell with a Thinkpad X201 laptop and docking station. When I start the Thinkpad in the docking station with the lid closed, Ubuntu is recognizes that the external monitor ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Can't find optimal screen resolution

Since a week I am a ubuntu user. Switched from windows since my paid xp license is not supported anymore. Iḿ really satisfied about ubuntu, works perfectly! Just one small problem, that's my screen ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to set/change Resolution to '1280 x 1024' on 12.0 or 13.04?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 on a Dell Vostro 200. On both, my resolution is/was set at '1024 x 768'. The only other offering under settings is '800 x 600'. Everything on the screen is too big,...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

i3wm doesn't recognize third monitor

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I had all three of my monitors working gracefully (it didn't quite work out of the box, but a little monkeying with the drivers soon straightened everything out). I've ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

xrandr not saving settings permanetly in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu. I am new to Linux, so I will need this explained in pretty basic terms please. I have two monitors. I use a AMD R7 2xx graphics card. I haven't installed the AMD drivers ...

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