Questions about display resolution

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Corrupt video display on D630 laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a D630 laptop with an Intel GM965 video card running at 1440x900 resolution. I'm finding the display gets all messed up after half an hour or so of running, with text ...
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how to configure a smaller desktop than physical screen size

I'm trying to attach a small system to my living room TV to use for Kodi and Steam In-Home streaming, but I'm running into what seems to be a slightly unusual issue. My TV is about 10 years old and ...
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14.04 Resolution changes on startup

I have a laptop running 14.04 permanently connected up through my projector. I basically use this as a desktop and never power it down or log off. The problem is whenever I change the input on my ...
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How to fix low-resolution wallpaper?

Whenever my computer starts and I log in, the desktop wallpaper loads at half resolution. Everything else is native resolution, and if I reselect the wallpaper it loads at full resolution. It's JUST ...
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Span wallpaper bigger then screen (dual monitor)

I use Ubuntu 14.04 in my notebook (1366X768) with an external monitor (1600X900) and I want to span some wallpapers, but few of then are bigger (on both width and height) then my total screen size. It ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook 10,1 graphics issue, cannot change resolution

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Retina (10,1) and I just got the WiFi working, but I can't get the resolution to change. As of now it is at 2880x1800 which makes everything way too small, ...
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Installing NVIDIA driver on Kubuntu 15.04 causes a bad screen resolution

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 15.04. Before installing 15.04 I used Ubuntu 14.10 with the latest NVIDIA drivers. With that version I had no problems with the graphic card (screen resolution). Btw. ...
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Resolution Scaling on 4k Laptop

I've tried following directions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI and http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-hidpi-support-for-gnome-kde-xfce-cinnamon-and-firefox/ to make my Ubuntu ...
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No video on built-in display after installing 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N53TA notebook, but after the first reboot I got no video on the built-in display, although through the hdmi port everything works fine. If I change the ...
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No WiFi on Macbook Retina, also having graphics issues

I have a Macbook retina (MacBookPro10,1) and I just installed Ubuntu 15 on an external hard drive and can boot to it with rEFInd. I'm having two annoying issues though: Ubuntu wont recognize any ...
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Ubuntu, old monitor and ATI Radeon HD3850 - unknown display, low resolution

I have an ATI Radeon HD3850 graphics card and this monitor: http://www.engadget.com/products/philips/170s/specs/. Ubuntu will not show the correct resolution (1280 x 1024), but will show the max is ...
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15.04: I can't change the resolution of my second screen (Nvidia)

I have installed the last proprietary Nvidia driver installed (346.59) on a GTX 750 card. After the upgrade to 15.04 (Kubuntu) I can't change the resolution of my second screen up to 800x600. 340 ...
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Installed Ubuntu, can't read display, Nvidia card problem, I think

I'm brand new to Ubuntu, although I had Linux running on another PC back in the 90s. I've been using PCs since 1981 when I got my first Z80 based machine. I installed 14.04 from CD onto my i7, ...
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I have Lubuntu 15.05 on a V5535, I need the vesa driver

I own a Fujitsu Siemens V5535 netbook, and I used to have the vesa driver working on Ubuntu 14.10. I started a thread on ubuntuforums, and my question was answered (and solved), but having overwritten ...
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Different mouse speed per screen possible?

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and have 3 screens setup, 1x4K screen and 2x1080p screens. However due to the larger resolution on the 4K screen, the mouse feels really slow and I would like to speed it up ...
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Can not support a full graphical boot with 14.04 LTS

What could be the difference between a standard booting and to do it with recovery mode/resume sequence? In my case, if I do it in the standard mode, the computer boots but freezes after a while when ...
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Resolution issue with 14.04 and a 32" LCD TV

TV is connected via VGA. It works but I get a low resolution. I tried to manually add a new 1920x1080 mode (what all the existing posts seem to suggest): xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: screen “zoomed” in and stuck

I tried switching from Gnome (Metacity) to Ubuntu (default) because I wanted to try something with Unity. The screen appeared WAY zoomed in, with the Gnome menu bar still at the top, and the side dock ...
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Screen resolution stuck at 640x480 after upgrade

I just installed the updates (sudo aptitude upgrade, not dist-upgrade!) on a computer that is usually not connected to the internet. It uses Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (trusty) with an ATI Radeon HD 6550D ...
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How to debug xrandr not setting up the desired resolution?

I need some help in figuring out why does xrandr failes to set the desired resolution. I have a dual monitor setup: 13" laptop preferring 2560x1440 resolution 24" monitor preferring 1920x1200 ...
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Want to use second monitor but has no EIED

I have a small monochrome CRT display I would like to use on my Ubuntu PC. This display is a Smith Corona typewriter display, quite old. Under Windows it could be used with a max 600x400 resolution, ...
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All system text has shrunk after update

The text for the whole system has shrunk a lot. I think this is since the last update. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, with Kernel 3.13.0-49-generic. The screen resolution is 1280 x 800 - it ...
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How to make multiple monitors work just like in Windows?

I've tried various DEs (Xfce, MATE, GNOME...), but I couldn't set up my screens properly in any of those. Here's the setup I'm looking for: 2 screens with different resolutions (LVDS on the left - ...
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Problem with my screen and brightness buttons don't work

I have problem on my laptop and my screen was pixelated althroughout when i turn on my laptop. and also the brightness don't work at the same time. any suggestions?
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Some dialog boxes are bigger than screen/display

I have an embedded board with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS GNOME 3.4.1. With this board I am using LCD display 800x480 and HID resistive touchscreen. Everything works fine but I have a problem with some dialog ...
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How do I change the resolution of Terraria with PlayOnLinux?

I recently got Terraria, and I'm playing it on my Ubuntu machine with PlayOnLinux. I just set it up with the nice little installer from PlayOnLinux. However, when I run it, the Wine desktop comes up ...
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4K (3840x2160) with GeForce GT 730M (Notebook Acer v3-571g) on HDMI port not working

I have a notebook Acer v3-571g with a GeForce GT 730M and try to get my new Samsung UHD Monitor 28" "U28D590D" to work in a 4K resolution via HDMI. As I can see on ...
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ASUS pb278 1440p monitor only has an option up to 1080p. GTX 780 graphics card

Have been looking for a fix for this since two days ago and after a good number of hours searching I finally decided to make a post about this. So as the title says in the NVIDIA settings panel there ...
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Configure Linux Text mode Size (Rows and Columns)

I'm having issues with controlling the size of a text-mode program. This is a database program (Dataflex) that I recently had working on Windows 98 DOS mode and now am moving it to Linux. I have ...
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Screen resolution not recongized, drivers not working

For no apparent reason after restarting my laptop the screen resolution which was a native 1920x1080p on my Samsung Syncmaster went down to 1400x1050p. I checked "Displays" in my system settings and ...
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Grub 2 Running Two Resolutions

I have two monitors, with different resolutions, that I use interchangeably. One through the VGA interface, and the other through HDMI. e.g. When plugged into a VGA monitor it outputs 1366 × 768 and ...
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Installing Ubuntu/ElementaryOS on a 2560x1440 display (X1 Carbon Lenovo) [closed]

I just put a Ubuntu / ElementaryOS 14.04 64bit LTS version on a USB Stick an tried installing it on my X1 Lenovo Carbon 2nd GEN with a High DPI Display. When the install dialogues load up it looks ...
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Screen 'pushed' towards the right, black bar on the left

I know this is a monitor/TV setting but my monitor doesn't have settings to change where the picture is. Is there a Ubuntu equivalent to move the picture over? Also, I have tried playing with all of ...
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strange distortion of videos in VLC

I'm not sure how to describe this problem, but I have screenshots! I'm trying to watch a video on VLC (VLC 2.2.0 on Ubuntu 15.04). Fullscreen, the vertical resolution appears to be too low. In a ...
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Total frustration: “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

Last attempt to see if I can make Ubuntu 14.04 work on my Virtualbox. I've got the "common" low-res issue (I can't put more than 640x480) when I install it, and after reading every related post in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 resolution and weird set-up problems

Have been using Ubuntu in another VM for the last months, but now installing it on a new VirtualBox on a Mac, it's giving me several problems. First, the very common "low resolution" problem, which ...
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my desktop seems to be outside of my 40`` tv in 1920x1080?

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop seems to be outside of my 40" TV in 1920x1080! If I select a lower resolution like 1366x768 it is ok. What is the problem here and how can I set up my system to see the ...
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Detect the presence of monitor before starting xorg

I have an Ubuntu 14.04, normally starts with monitor without xorg.conf file and xorg adapts to the native resolution of the monitor. This Ubuntu create a video presentation on screen and sends ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - Wrong greeter screen resolution

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.10 set to a resolution of 1920 x 1080, but on start up of the system, the resolution is incorrectly set to 3840 x 2160 (with no scaling) at the greeter screen. On ...
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What is a good Ubuntu application for adjusting the screen colour balance and contrast?

It seems that the screen of my Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop has a weird white glare. (try seeing how the pdf file on the Overleaf website looks like!) I installed "redshift" but that is just ...
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Dual Boot with Windows 8.1 - Secondary Monitor Resolution incorrect

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu for dual boot on my computer. When I am on Windows 8.1, my secondary monitor has a resolution of 1024x768 but when I go into Ubuntu, the secondary monitor only gets a ...
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fakexrandr, Mirror Fake Displays - X Error of failed request: BadMatch

I need to create mirror fake displays in one physical monitor. I installed fakexrandr and now I have two fake displays(683x768) on 1366x768(max/prefered) monitor of my laptop. When I run xrandr ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dell XPS14z dual monitor resolution problem

I've decided to add additional monitor connected with Minidisplay to HDMI adaptor to my Dell XPS14z laptop and I've faced with big troubles. I'm not able to set up so-called Dual monitor extended mode ...
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Screen goes blank after updating nvidia Geforce driver (Ubuntu 14.04, Geforce Go 7200)

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my old Sony Vaio VGN-SZ 90PS which has a Geforce Go 7200 card. I do not know the first thing about ubuntu or linux in general, am not an IT professional or ...
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How do I set screen resolution for a specific program?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wish to force a specific program to run at a predetermined screen resolution and have the screen return to my default resolution after closing the program. The program is ...
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how can I get 1366x768 resolution asus x53z loptop

I'm using a Ubuntu-Gnome 15.04 fully updated with all the packages from the repositories. I have an asus laptop with an AMD A6-3400 APU and a screen with a native resolution of 1366x768, in the live ...
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Wine changing screen resolution, game stays in original resolution

When I start Stalker in Wine it will change the Desktop resolution to a much lower value. Normal is 1920x1080. The game itself does not even fit on the screen completely at that point. Here is a ...
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14.04 w/ Intel HD 4000 display crashes when changing resolution

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 over spring break because MATE seems to have gotten to a point that it is generally usable with Compiz for me. I did a minimal install, and put MATE on top of that, ...
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Issues with 32 inch HDTV as my monitor using Ububtu 14.10 can't see menu?

Other than Windows 7 Pro, Microsoft Office, Avast, and Malwarebytes hitting me up for subscriptions, I had no problems viewing my desktop icons using my 32 inch HDTV as my display monitor. However, ...
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shrunk screen ubuntu; cant load native resolution 1920*1080 Ubuntu 14.04.2

I tried to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.32.run on my Ubuntu 14.04 and followed the instructions on this page Ubuntu 14.04 install NVIDIA driver (the last answer) When I rebooted after doing this, ...