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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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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 ...
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Scale single window in Unity

Is there some option to scale a single application window in Unity? I know I can scale entire screen with: xrandr --output LVDS1 --scale 0.75x0.75 But I am looking for something that can do it for ...
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Experiencing small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with VirtualBox, getting stuck on installing guest additions

TL;DR: I'm experiencing the small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 on VirtualBox, and when I try to follow the answers to existing questions, either it doesn't solve the problem or I encounter ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 laptop and monitor problem

I meet with this problem second time. I'm using a laptop with dual boot. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7. I have a 21,5" monitor plugged with HDMI cable to my notebook. I did this: my laptop was turned ...
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2560x1440 HDMI monitor stuck at 1920x1200 resolution

SONY laptop SVS151190X with Intel IGP: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) Linux 3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Mouse sensitivity / sample rate [ A4Tech Bloody V5 ]

Where to change sensitivity ( 3200 DPI) and the sample rate ( 1.000 Hz) mouse ? So I changed in FreeBSD: Setting in rc.conf: moused_enable="YES" moused_ums0_flags="-F 1000 -r 3000" Setting in ...
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Different screen resolutions for each work-space?

I'm using i3-wm on my ubuntu laptop. My screen size is 3200x1800. Which is great for something but horrible for other things. (Netflix vs gvim). I'd like to change the resolution of one of my ...
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Xubuntu installation monitor problem

I have an old PC (Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz, 512+128Mb RAM, 40GB HDD) running Windows XP and I am trying to install XUbuntu 14.04 using UNetbootin booting the .iso image from the HDD. It boots well and the ...
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Changing VGA cable reduces resolution

Already posted on superuser.com here but thought of increasing visibility, hence reposting. I just changed my VGA cable and Debian says my maximum resolution (in display) can only go upto 1024x768. ...
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Resolution of external monitors stuck at 1440x900 on Thinkpad T430 with Intel HD graphics

I'm working on my Thinkpad T430, with Intel HD4000 graphics chipset, in a 3-display setup (the laptop display and two external monitors). I accidentally pressed the Super + P combination, which cycles ...
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Monitor resolution through terminal [duplicate]

How can I force Ubuntu to apply a specific monitor resolution through terminal? In my case I have a monitor of resolution 1600*900@60fps but Ubuntu shows only two resolutions both awkwardly lower ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Cannot change screen resolution

I know there are many questions with the same topic, but no solution seem to apply to my case... I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop. My xrandr output is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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Fonts / Resolution are coming as stretched

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 from the past one year and i like the system. Suddenly now the system settings somehow changed and all the fonts in all places of system [in desktop, in browser, in text ...
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Is there a way to run a command every time the mouse moves?

I'd like to run a script every time I move my mouse. This is the first step in making a workaround so that I can use 100% of my monitor edges to go between them. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu does not change refresh rate , causing Eye strain [duplicate]

I tried Every solution on AsKuBunTu. The reason why I am asking the question is : No answer solved my issue. I started Ubuntu which causes eye strain(same time spent on Win-7 never caused eye ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS error “could not apply the stored configuration for monitors”

I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on vmware 10. In Ubuntu display settings the OS was not detecting my monitor and was showing unknown display. By using few commands online I added a new ...
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How can I get the monitor resolution using the command line?

I would like to find a wallpaper that best suits my resolution. How can I get the resolution just by writing commands in the command line?