Questions about display resolution

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Ubuntu resolution with Ultrabook

I installed 12.10 to Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A. Now I face a resolution problem. The default resolution is 1920x1080. But everything is too small with this resolution. Icons, Unity, file system, ...
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how to change resolution in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I've got a monitor which has a resolution of 1920x1280, but I can't enlarge it any more than 1024x768. So everything is a bit too large. How can I change the resolution in my case? I tried in terminal ...
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How do I change the screen resolution using Ubuntu command line?

I installed Ubuntu and the resolution of the desktop is so big it only shows about 50% of the screen but is shows up normal while using command line. What would I type in the command line to change ...
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Xorg - Resolution does not fit into screen

I have an 19-inch monitor with a 1366 x 768 native resolution and I'm using an ATI HD Radeon 5670. It does not detect my native resolution automatically, so I've put something like this on my ...
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Dual monitor Ubuntu 12.04 - only one monitor works at a time

Let me preface this by saying I've been searching and hacking at this for a week. I've tried everything that I've ready (that I understand) on the site here and plenty of other sites. I've been a ...
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Ubuntu Update failure, broken Operaing System. How to roll back update? [closed]

Ubuntu updates just broke the operating system, it now fails to recognise the monitor and its display resolutions; How do I roll back this update?
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How to properly install graphics drivers in 12.10

Okay so im new to linux operating systems and im having trouble installing my graphics driver I asked a question before but I'm going to try to be more specific this time. I have a 19.5 inch monitor ...
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Picture size Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L

I have loaded Ubuntu 12.04 on my old Amilo laptop and everything seems OK except the picture is only one third the screen size. I have checked the Display settings on the Desktop and these show ...
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DVI-VGA adapter problem

Is it possible to add unsupported resolution when monitor is connected via DVI -> VGA (passive probably) adapter? The problem is that the monitor (Acer AL1916W) is reported as CRT monitor, mainly ...
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Custom display settings with Lubuntu? [duplicate]

I am having a hard time with this HP Mini 210 1000 netbook. The screen just stretched out all of a sudden, forcing a resolution (1024x768) which is higher than the display's actual resolution ...
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Trying to get 2560x1440 resolution

1I have this motherboard and this monitor. It is supposed I could get 2560x1440 resolution using HDMI 1.4, but i don't know how.. NOTE 1: I have a HDMI cable and a DVI-HDMI adapter, I don't know if ...
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How can I get my Nvidia Overscan setting to work on start up. Ubuntu 12.10

Hi all as with a lot of people my new nvidia driver doesn't include a overscan bar so my tv's desktop is chopped off. After many searches and some trail and error I've been able to get my Tv to fit ...
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Local hostname resolution with local Ubuntu DNS server fails

So I will start with the fact I wasted the whole day trying to figure that out with no results... I have a small local network behind a NAT router. It goes like this: ISP->NAT Router (contains a ...
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Ubuntu Laptop VirtualBox 1920x1080 screen resolution resets after restart

In settings, under screen resolution, I couldn't find my screen resolution, so i followed the steps here: http://geekswithblogs.net/mapfel/archive/2012/03/06/148915.aspx That worked. However, I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.10. Can't add custom resolution

System: Ubuntu 12.10, nVidia Geforce GT240 (nvidia-current privative driver), LG display connected to VGA-0 The 1920x1080 resolution is not listed, I've added it in Windows but I'm having problems ...
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Entering fullscreen in mednafen with ONE monitor?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS x86_64 with two mismatched monitors: one, a laptop @ 1366x768 native, the other an Asus @ 1920x1080 native res. How can I enter fullscreen with mednafen displaying on ...
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Setting up xorg.conf metamodes for nvidia letterboxing

I'm currently trying to configure my xorg.conf to letterbox screen resolutions smaller than the native resolution of my display (1680x1050) so that I can play older games full screen without ...
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Problem with custom resolution

There are lots of topics dealing with my kind of problem, but non of them works for me. I have Ubuntu 12.10 with Nvidia 313.09 drivers installed. I can't change resolution (native for my monitor) to ...
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Wrong resolution with VGA, correct with HDMI [duplicate]

I have 12.10 installed with NVIDIA driver 304.43. My card is an XFX GT 240. Monitor is an RCA 32-inch generic 1080p television. My problem is a VGA connection will only expose a maximum resolution of ...
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How do I change screen resolution in Dosbox through Wine?

My old DOS game (Tomb Raider I) installs and then runs fine with Wine by making use of Dosbox. Everything works (keys, audio, full screen) but I am unable to adjust the resulting screen resolution. ...
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Amd driver problems!

Yesterday i installed the amd driver on my lubuntu 12.10 following this guide ...
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Unity cropping external monitor: how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I I have a dual-screen setup with my laptop (1366x768) and an external monitor connected through HDMI (primary 1920x1080). I don't know if this is cause by different aspect ratios (16:10 on laptop, ...
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Why is xrandr reporting a resolution just above the maximum (native) resolution?

I have a bizarre issue with a Lenovo e430 laptop. The LCD display is 1366x768, but for some reason it always starts with a resolution of 1368x768. This 2px overscan makes things jump all over the ...
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Changing to a lower screen resolution

When I change the screen resolution of my laptop from 1366x768 to 1024x768 via [Displays ...], the entire screen is still filled. How can I have a 1-to-1 mapping such that the original proportions ...
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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. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't install with USB pendrive, incorrect screen resolution

I downloaded 12.10 and used the Universal USB software to create the pendrive. My computer boots up fine with the pendrive, but when it comes to the options screen for the installation, I get 5 or ...
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How to find and download a image file of specific resolution using wget?

How can I find and download an image file of specific resolution e.g.: 100x99 whose file name is not known using wget? Thanks in advance.
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Screen resolution repositioning? (Broken laptop screen)

I have a laptop with the top left corner's screen being broken - I can't see anything there. However it's just a small corner, so I'd like to know if there's something I can do to make Ubuntu not use ...
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How to hide top menubar bar. Needed for the wine

Ubuntu unity use top bar like MAC. Nice. But, how to get the top bar hide? Im using Wine or Playonlinux program. And im using virtual desktop in my screen. Big problem is a virtual desktop not fit ...
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Force refresh rate

I want to make my monitor work at 59hz in 1920x1080 resolution because it flickers a bit at 60hz. Granted it is not in default options, so I need to forced it somehow. It was easy to do in windows, ...
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weird screen resolution in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Dell 7520 with AMD Raedon 7XXXM graphics card, thankfully, I got to make it work. But the problem now is screen resolution, as I have screen resolution of 1920 X 1080 for 15.6" laptop, which is ...
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How do I change screen resolution?

I am unable to change my screen resolution in my ubuntu 12.04. My default screen resolution was 1366x768. I had executed nvidia-xconfig to activate NVIDIA driver. Since then my screen resolution has ...
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How can I know the screen resolution's width within a script?

My script needs to query the screen resolution's width, for instance, on 1980x1050 the command must return 1980. I want that script to maximize a window to the half (as seen when dragging the window ...
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Why can I not set custom resolution for Ubuntu 12.04 running in a virtual machine?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the latest VirtualBox release and I cannot change the resolution. Here are the commands that i run: -- in Windows VBoxManage setextradata "Ubuntu" ...
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How to get Ubuntu VB guest to use monitor's native resolution?

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 VirtualBox guest (with Guest Additions installed) within a Windows 7 host. How can I set the resolution of the guest VB to match the physical machine's native ...
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How can I map my Bamboo tablet to the entire screen after increasing screen resolution?

The physical drawing area on my Wacom Bamboo MTE-450 pen tablet corresponds perfectly with the edges of the screen when the resolution is 1024x768. However, when I increase it to 1152x864, the tablet ...
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Resolution and screens not detected properly

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with integrated Intel graphics (Intel i5 460M CPU). The screen resolution is set to 1024x768 and can only be changed to 800x600, while my screen is 1366x768. ...
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Ubuntu v12.10 - How do I get the menu/launch bar back? lspci | grep VGA [duplicate]

My menu and launch bar are gone. It seems almost as if there is no reason for this. I started up my laptop and immediately notice the resolution is not as it should be. My laptop's resolution is ...
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How to provide second monitors resolution to application?

I have a dual monitor setup, with the basic TwinView settings from my Nvidia-card (550 Ti). One monitor is my primary display (1600x900) and the other is my TV (1920*1080). I have arranged XBMC to ...
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How can I change the screen resolution on Ubuntu 12.04?

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed alonside windows in dual-boot. After installing the latest nvidia drives (304.64 I believe) the resolution dropped to 600x480 and it's the only option available in the ...
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How to choose a resolution for GRUB2?

I'm using Gnome 3.6.2 with Ubuntu 12.10, my screen resolution is currently 1680x1050, but in GRUB it was something different. First I used /etc/default/grub to uncomment the resolution line and change ...
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Screen dependent image resolution

I'm currently reading some articles about QML, QtQuick and the soon coming Ubuntu SDK and I'm wondering if there are any mechanism that allow a device resolution dependent selection of image ...
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Monitor setup and desktop background lost on restart

I have a Lenovo Z570 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 very happily. I love it, and I'm fairly sure I want to switch permenantly. The laptop has a 1366x768px built in screen, and is connected ...
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Screen Resolution and ATI HD6850 Drivers Ubuntu 12.10

I am running dual monitors with an Sapphire HD6850 graphics card. My main monitor a 22" flat screen plugged in with a DVI port gets full 1680 x 1080 resolution. My second monitor is stuck at 1024 x ...
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Lower resolution with DVI and NVIDIA driver than with VGA [duplicate]

First my setting: Machine: Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-36-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 8 21:44:52 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Graphic Card: I have an old Quadro NVIDIA card 01:00.0 VGA ...
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How do I create a custom resolution for an external monitor?

I currently trying to add the resolution 1216x676 for my external monitor which is connected via HDMI-1. I'm following the guide found at ...
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Wrong resolution on grub2?

My optimal screen resolution is 1600x900px, however when I first turn on my laptop, grub2 displays at 1024x768. I have an optimus system, so I am assuming that grub is using the intel card. When I do ...
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How do I change the maximum resolution of my computer for multiple monitors?

I am trying to enable three monitors for my setup in Ubuntu 12.10. My card is a Raedon 5700 HD series. When I try to extend my display to any additional monitors, I get the following error: required ...
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How to increase the default screen resolution without a monitor plugged in

i have kinda problem with setting my resolution on ubuntu 10.04 the thing is that i installed the machine and put it away without mouse, keyboard and monitor (i am currently remote with VNC viewer) ...
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Why is Unity not loading properly?

I wanted to try out League of Legends. I installed PlayOnLinux and got LoL working through it, but whenever I ran the game it changed my screen resolution to something a bit smaller than my screeen, I ...