Questions about display resolution

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Dell XPS 13 won't recognize native resolution of U2413 Dell monitor

I have a Dell XPS13 developers edition laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I am connecting the laptop to a Dell U2413 monitor via a minidisplay port on the laptop. I am able to connect the two and mirror my ...
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Why is my resolution wrong?

I'm not sure if this is the right place or not, so I apologize if it isn't. Anyway, I am a total noob to Ubuntu and Linux as a whole, for starters. I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Desktop PC. My ...
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How to adjust screensize or resolution?

Here's what happened: My power went out for a few minutes the other day and when I turned my computer back on my screen was like zoomed-in, both on the desktop and on the internet (every page I pull ...
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Display keeps switching back to 1080i instead of 1080p

Is there any way to force X to always use the 1080p display mode instead of the (system preferred) 1080i display mode? I've tried using Modeline/PreferredMode in xorg.conf as well as using xrandr to ...
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DNS Resolution Problem on Ubuntu 14.4 LTS

I have a Windows 8 host machine running Virtual Box and a virtual Ubuntu 14.4 LTS Machine. In the Ubuntu box, I can access and resolve DNS for every external site (Ex.: www.google.com) and I can ...
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xrandr custom resolution distorting display

I have a second monitor which Ubuntu does not recognise the native resolution, 1920x1080. Using the following commands I can get the monitor to run at 1920x1080, except it is distorted and blurry to ...
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VirtualBox: Display Size too small!! Can't reach or see anything, that includes the terminal!

Because I was tired of virtual box saying to update (even before I had a feeling it wouldn't be a good idea), I though well let's just get it over with... I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 (32 bits the ...
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Black screen after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition along with Windows XP, but when I start Ubuntu I only get a black screen. I repeated the installation 3 times successfully, but my screen remains black. Can ...
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How to get a higher resolution than 1920x1080?

I've just installed Ubuntu today and was wondering why under displays the highest resolution available to me is 1920x1080? In Windows there were much higher ones. I'm using the default video driver, ...
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Set custom resolution when Display Data Channel is broken

I have a Samsung Syncmaster SA300 which broke a little while ago. After getting it repaired I have been struggling to set the full resolution for it (1920x1080) since the computer seems to think ...
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Resolution_problem 14.04

After installing Ubuntu 14.04. I am stuck with 640x480 screen resolution. Adding guest additions again doesn't help. Previous Ubuntu installations are fine with bigger resolution. The 'Detect ...
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nvidia on 12.04

I have been reading and following instructions to install the 173 driver for my GeForce FX Go5200. I have tried terminal commands, and synaptic package manager to install this driver. Synaptic says it ...
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Various Graphics Issues Nvidia on Ubuntu 14.04

Alright, I'm very aware of the issues in compatibility between the various Nvidia graphics drivers and Ubuntu. I have been trouble-shooting for days trying to properly square away all my issues ...
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Nvidia gtx 970 dual monitors xrandr missing resolution

Hello i have a problem after update Nvidia GTX 970 drivers. Konfiguracja komptutera: Ram 16GB Type: DDR3 intel i7 4430 K SSD 2x GoodRam w RAID 0 madadm Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Display Devices: ...
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Garry's Mod Blue Loading Screen Crash [closed]

My Garry's Mod on Steam keeps crashing. When I click play it pops up with the blue screen with the Loading tag on the bottom right. It's not on full resolution but I don't know how to set it to full ...
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ubuntu 14.10 VGA output to 16:9 monitior “unknown display” 4:3 only, HDMI output correct

when connecting acer s230hl monitor(native 1920x1080 / 16:9) via vga, ubuntu 14.10 display setting shows unknown display and only offers 1024x768 and 800x600 4:3 resolution options, but when ...
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How do i download the latest driver? [duplicate]

I have tried downloading the one from the site since i'm not able to find the driver on additional drivers,i don't know how to install it however, i have a gtx 750ti and i recently switched over to ...
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Resolution and unknown display problem with external monitor

Everything was working fine for a year up till this morning. I disconnected and reconnected my external monitor while cleaning and instead of Ubuntu beautifully handling everything on its own, I'm ...
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Can't get my refresh rate right

After reading tons and tons of manuals and forums about the problem I need to ask myself, because I can't figure out what's wrong. In my new PC there's a GTX 660 connected to LG Flatron L1730S using ...
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Can't create custom screen resolution, and terminals are inaccessible

I've been trying to get this to work for a long time, and Google has been no help although there are many suggestions. I have a second monitor plugged in by a DVI to VGA converter. My Nvidia card and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 — 2 Monitors only acting as 1 monitor

So this is an issue of both my monitors ARE working, but they're being treated as if they're one monitor with a resolution of 3840x1200 * 1 instead of 1920x1200 * 2. I'm looking for the standard setup ...
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Display stuck at 640x480, unable to install nvidia drivers ubuntu 14.04

I have a nvidia gtx 560 ti, ubuntu 14.04 64bit I was using the xorg x server nouveau drivers. Everything worked fine. Then I tried to install the nvidia proprietary drivers. When I install it, and ...
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How to have an application on top of a fullscreen application?

I have rdesktop and ekiga to open on boot of the ubuntu machine. The users login to a remote windows machine with rdesktop in fullscreen mode. Ekiga has a screen that pops up when we receive an ...
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NVidia drivers setup (resolution problems)

I am quite new to this Ubuntu thing, and I'm liking it. However, I don't like being stuck with this puny (and odd) 1152x864 resolution. It only shows some really weird resolutions, such as 1152x864, ...
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Ubuntu and HTPC related questions?

I just built myself a 5th gen Intel nuc system to run Ubuntu(14.10) and Kodi. Right now the problem is I will be sitting at about 12 feet away from my tv screen, which is a recent-ish 32in 1080p Sony ...
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No 3D graphics detected

I never have experience problems when installing Ubuntu. Never. However, I'm stalling agin Ubuntu in a new Virtual Machine and I'm having lots of trouble tying to figure out why my NVIDIA 330m is not ...
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My Monitor Resolution Won't Increase

I just switched my driver to fglrx-updates for the R7 260x GPU on Ubuntu. I am running amazing graphics now and am very, very pleased with the improvement over the open source. However, my primary ...
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Unity ignores “scale for menu and titlebars”

Just got Asus Zenbook ux305 with Intel Core M 5300. Resolution 3200x1800 QHD. Put Ubuntu 14.10 on it. First result, everything is damn small. xrandr outputs: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for ...
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Is it normal for the UI to take up this much space?

First time user here, coming from windows 8. All the UI seems to take up way too much space, like it thinks I have the wrong resolution. All webpages load and look right but the buttons and settings ...
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Ubuntu resolution problem after updating on virtual box

I have just updated my ubuntu to ubuntu trusty and its all zoomed (I guess the resolution). I cant scroll any window to the bottom because it is too big. How do I change this. I have tried going into ...
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How do I keep Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 11,2 from resetting my display's resolution when I add an external display?

I've scaled down my retina display to half resolution. When I add any external display (HDMI or DisplayPort/DVI), the main display always reverts to native resolution. Unplugging the external ...
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VirtualBox VM w/ Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Resolution Problems (already installed virtualbox-guest-dkms)

I created a new VM with the latest version of Ubuntu, but I can't get the resolution to go above 640x480. I have installed the packages virtualbox-guest-dkms and virtualbox-guest-utils, but ...
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Dual monitor problem with windows scale

I'm using Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS and I have 2 monitors. My build in monitor (from laptop) with a resolution of 1366x768 and a second monitor with a resolution of 1920x1080. My problem is that I believe ...
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My problem is “I have to move the cursor (mouse) more up and to the left (1 cm) of the link that i want to open, for really open the link”

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with the respectives updates. The problem is very simple, but really i want solve it. I suppose that is related with the mouse configuration. When i clic any ...
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Unknown display 14.04.02 LTS

So as the install of Ubuntu i cant change the resolution in settings. I tried to change it using the terminal but still didn't help. So how to solve this problem ? I'm using the recommended ...
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Ubuntu Dell E7240 : Displayport Monitor resolution 14.04

I have a Dell E7240 which came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I use it with a Dell docking station in work. On 12.04 it recognised the correct resolution for the monitor, after updating to 14.04 it ...
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Is there a way to store touch screen calibration per resolution setting?

I have a t440s with a full HD touch-screen. For normal use it works great, so a big thank you to everyone who made this work out of the box! The issue is that I also like to use it to "sketch" little ...
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Change Dekstop Resolution to 1920 x 1080

im using GTX 650 already install NVIDIA Driver Version 346.47 the biggest resolution only 1360x768 im already try auto, but not help in win 8.1 can max to 1920x1080 how to change the resolution ...
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Problem with the output to the external Monitor [migrated]

First I need to mention that the issue is appearing in the Trisquel belenos OS, which is very similar to Ubuntu, so I hope that someone could try to give some hints that would work in Ubuntu and ...
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lightdm crash after changing resolution

my laptop is dual boot win8.1/ubuntu 14.04 lts two gpus: gtx980m/hd4600 I use nvidia-346.47 and bumblebee, following the configuration tutorial How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu ...
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Searched high and low - Forcing my second monitor resolution and making those settings last after boot [duplicate]

So I have a second display plugged into my laptop. The maximum resolution for the monitor is 1280*1024 but the best I can do through settings is 1024*768. I have gone through the stages of using ...
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How do I install NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu GNOME 14.10? [duplicate]

I have just built my first custom PC with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics card. I've installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 and get a set resolution of 800x600 stretched across a 1080p screen. I've downloaded the ...
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Bad resolution (max 1024x768)

I installed Ubuntu (Elementary OS) a week ago and the resolution was always max 1024x768, but I want 1920x1080. I have searched in the internet for solutions, but I didn't find working ones. I tried ...
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Help reverting changes to GRUB

Okay, so I tried to use this fix for my blackscreen when going into tty command line sudo sed -i -e 's/#GRUB_TERMINAL/GRUB_TERMINAL/g' /etc/default/grub This did not fix it, but I found something ...
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How to resolve Link Local hosts without typing .local

So in windows, if I typed ping familyroom, it would tell me that my PC in the family room is 192.168.1.61. (DHCP assigned address that isn't in any DNS) I'm running a new install of Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Screen goes blanks after boot options on 15inch monitor but it works fine on 19

i have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. server ver. When i plug a 15 inch monitor, screen shows boot options and afterwards goes blank but the boot process continues and I'm able to log in with ssh. The ...
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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Cannot set monitor to use 2560x1440

I have a laptop and am trying to plug in two monitors, one of which should run at 2560x1440 I have installed the proprietary nvidia-331-updates drivers and (I think) configured it to use those by ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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Screen is too small, doesn't fit into screen?

My screen model is an ASUS VG248QE and it's 1080P, 24" Monitor. The scale of the screen was perfect until I've installed the fglrx (AMD Drivers because not sure if it's the correct spelling) the ...