Questions about display resolution

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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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Can't change resolution to x1,680 x 1,050 [closed]

I am installing elementary OS (I had the same issue with plain Ubuntu) on Sony VAIO VGC-JS1E/S and everything works perfectly ok beside that I cannot change the resolution to x1,680 x 1,050 (which is ...
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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, ...
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[NVIDIA Jetson TK1]LVDS panel enabled effect HDMI out image pull down menu items

I use NVIDIA TEGRA TK1 board,and successfully enabled LVDS panel(1024x768). I met a problem. Currently test enable LVDS out, it will effect HDMI(main) out image like pull down menu items. picture: ...
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Wrong dual monitor settings upon second user login

This is a problem that is present since several years. Scanning the net for solutions you find a many threads, but mostly with not feasible solutions. I think it is a main issue, that is not ...
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resoultion of game screen during gameplay

sir I have a Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 grphics,ubuntu 14.04 lts and wine 1.7.18 on trying to open igi 2, only part of the game screen is visible. i have tried changing my desktop ...
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cannot change wine resolution

i have gotten wine in a certain small resolution so when i try to fix it the window is too small to click the "apply changes" box in the configuration window. HELP! [1]: ...
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Screen resolution too low on Dell e7240

I purchased a Dell Latitude e7240 with Ubuntu 12.04. In system settings, the highest proposed resolution is 1366x768, which is well below my expectations. I could not find any way to get an higher ...
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Cannot set resolution to 1024x600 properly

I've followed a guide to defining and setting custom resolution using xrandr, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. Ubuntu sets it to 1024x768 automatically, but my monitor is 1024x600. The ...
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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 Mini-DisplayPort 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 VirtualBox and a running a Ubuntu 14.4 LTS Virtual Machine. In the Ubuntu VM, I can access and resolve DNS for every external site (Ex.: www.google.com) and I ...
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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 am running dual 23 inch monitors. The first one is a Samsung SA300 and the second one is a S23B00 which is a year or so newer. The native resolution of each one is 1920x1080 at 60Hz. I have had to ...
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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 ...