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Ubuntu 13.04 HDMI resolution and display options incorrect

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 and the HDMI resolution is incorrect and options limited to a max of 1280x720. The VGA is not perfect as it is cutting off the top taskbar slightly, it also shows a ...
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How do I make a window bigger than my screen?

I want to resize my web browser to be a higher resolution than my screen. I remember being able to do this in Windows 95 by setting the desktop resolution higher than the monitor resolution. How can ...
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Change resolution when enabling/disabling external monitor

I use my laptop with a second display. Sometimes I should take my laptop with me, but I can't take my second display with me. How can I setup my ubuntu 10.04 so that it changes the resolution ...
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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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wrong resolution/refresh rate output after upgade to 13.10

I have a custom xorg.conf (need it because my lcd doesn't report it's correct capabilities) that worked fine in 13.04 but since upgading to 13.10 the lcd is incapable of displaying the output from x. ...
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How to increase screen resolution in Hyper-V

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on Hyper-V in windows 8. I want to increase the resolution so that Ubuntu window can occupy my whole screen. Does anyone have any idea of how it can be done ? I found one ...
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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 to setup widescreen resolutions? Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000

I have an IBM Thinkcentre with an 'Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000' but Ubuntu only shows 4:3 resolutions in the display settings. Is there an easy way to add support for widescreen ...
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Monitor resolution problem (nouveau-driver, 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04.1)

All of a sudden the system changed the screen resolution to 1240x768. I have an AOC 931 Swl with optimal resolution: 1366x768 (60 Hz). outputs: xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x ...
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Intel GMA 4500M screen resolution problem

I was previously running 10.10 on my Acer Aspire laptop. It has Intel GMA 4500M integrated graphics and worked just fine. Great display, sharp, crisp, etc. I decided to do a fresh install of 11.10 ...
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GRUB background resolution and text?

I want to know my GRUB resolution ? and what if I set the GRUB background image that is higher or lower resolution than current grub resolution , do I have to resize it ?
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Why am i stuck at a certain resolution?

I've got a DELL Inspiron 6400 and i use Ubuntu 11.04, when I connect my TV screen via VGA it only works at a 1024x768. It worked fine in 10.10 at the full resolution 1360x768. I've tried lots of ...
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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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Edit or Add to GIMP's default templates

In GIMP under FIle -> New menu, we have a preset number and resolutions of templates. See image below: I'm looking for a way to add new image sizes and resolutions to this list. I have already ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 white stripes on second monitor

My dual monitor settings worked perfectly fine until just recently. Now the resolution on the second monitor is very low and it shows white vertical stripes. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME 3.4. I ...
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Ubuntu with Linux 3.5.0-45-generic won't boot. Earlier version will, but wrong resolution

I have a Dell XPS M1210, with VESA: G72 Board - bali1 graphics. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and my updates are current. I don't know a lot about computers or Linux. I use Linux because I like the open ...
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How to force a higher screen resolution from Ubuntu 12.04 and an NVidia GTX460?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 x64, kernel 3.2.0-24-generic with an NVidia GTX460 and an Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite 2560 x 1440 monitor connected by a dual-link DVI cable. I've installed the ...
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Max resolution available is 1024x768, while I should expect 1280x1024

The max resolution what I can choose is 1024x768. What shall I do to have 1280x1024 (max resolution of my monitor) option too? My configuration: a Siemens brand PC Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot ...
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Manually change the screen resolution

My system: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My graphic card: nVidia GeForce gt430. My monitor is Samsung LE26R51B. And my connection is digital (HDMI). The current screen resolution is not good at all, I can't see ...
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Cursor 's stuck on the right side of the screen when using Wacom tablet

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 x64. When I move the cursor off the screen on the right side of the screen using my pen-tablet (as mouse), there is no way to move it back again. The only way is to a mouse ...
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How do I prevent Extreme Tux Racer from changing my desktop resolution?

I installed the Extreme Tux Racer game in Ubuntu 11.10 from the Software Center but my screen expands abnormally after I start a game. Before starting the game: After closing the game
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How can I stop Ubuntu making my TTYs a nice resolution?

I have a Nvidia card. Binary drivers. No KMS support. For these reasons, I've been used to a fairly awful resolution in my TTYs. I did once try increasing the resolution of the TTYs using a grub hack ...
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Problemas de resolucion de juegos en Wine / Game resolution problems in Wine

Cuando salgo de un videojuego que tiene una resolución inferior a la del sistema, Ubuntu se queda con una resolución baja. Tengo que cerrar sesión y volver a entrar para corregir el problema. ¿Como lo ...
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How do I change my monitor's resolution when working in a virtual terminal?

When using a virtual terminal with an external monitor, I would like to set the resolution to the monitors optimal resolution, but I'm not sure how. Does anyone know how I would go about doing this?
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How to change screen resolution?

I am using HP G62 laptop and it has intel HD graphics. Screen resolution in ubuntu OS is fixed at 1024 x 768. Plz tell me how to change the screen resolution. Apparently there is no option once I goes ...
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Why am I stuck at 640x480 on an Optimus hybrid-graphics system?

I have Intel HD 3000 graphics card onboard and nvidia 520 mx optimus techolonogy card. I was try to install Nvidia driver but it was failure. Now I cant use anything. Have one resolution 640x480 every ...
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Dynamic resizing of screen doesn't work in Parallels

I was already running the latest Parallels 7 build when I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. Dynamic resizing of the screen was working in prior versions of Ubuntu. In the process of trying to fix this I ...
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ubuntu 11, maximum resolution is a low 1024 x 768

I just installed ubuntu 11 and the maximum resolution that it will let me set it at is 1024 x 768. My graphics are onboard, its the intel 82845g. Trying to increase the resolution and support the ...
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Ubuntu wont detect my second monitor anymore

Is there a way to restart it to its default settings? i've tried everything else sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg does not work
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Wine games resolution not working properly

From: Wine games resolution/sound problems For some reason, in all the games I've tried (Battle Realms, Worms Armageddon, and StarCraft I), the resolution for the game is really small. I have virtual ...
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How can I remove black bars at smaller resolutions?

I have an HP Pavilion dv1000 laptop with a widescreen monitor. My monitor works well at its native resolution, But when I choose 1024x768, I see black bars on left and right side of the monitor. I ...
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How can I change resolution of “my video” in Skype?

I have a logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 connected to my ubuntu desktop and it works fine with Skype. However, Skype inputs and sends my video at the native (for the webcam I think) resolution of 1600 x ...
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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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Sort by image resolution (dimensions)

Which program have a function to sort images by thier pixel size / resolution / dimensions. Very strange but even so powerfull DigiKam doesn't have so simple function. Any suggestions?
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Can't get native resolution

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on HP Pavilion Slimline with Nvidia GT220 video card and Nvidia driver 310.14. I have Samsung LCD connected through HDMI, native resolution of this TV is 1366x768, but the ...
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Configure 27" 2560x1440 for a monitor with corrupt EDID

I am trying to get a monitor work with my Ubuntu laptop. The monitor is this cheap 27" Korean monitors which has a 2560x1440 resolution -- and nothing else. Here are some specifications of this ...
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12.04 is not detecting onboard Intel GMA 950! Need to install driver Manually!

My motherboard model is ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 and built in graphics card is Intel GMA950. Unfortunately, Ubuntu 12.04 is not detecting on board graphics card. Display option under settings menu is showing ...
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How do I get a an HP Envy 15 (2012) edition working?

My Specs: HP Envy 15 2012 Processor: Intel core i7 2760QM 2.2 ghz multi-thread capabilities, quadcore. Graphics: Intel HD 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 7690M RAM: 8gb DDR3 Default resolution: 1920 x 1080 ...
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GMA 6300 in asus eeepc x101ch stuck at 800x600

I've read that this card is unsupported at the moment and i can wait with ubuntu 2D. What i can't stand is working in 800x600 resolution. Any ideas? I'm running Precise Beta 2 on a Asus eeepc x101ch ...
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Ubuntu stuck in low resolution after UNinstalling / disabling NVidia drivers

Tried the Nvidia driver, installed using the Additional Drivers panel. Didn't like it much; the CPU seemed to overheat more and the brightness controls stopped working. Also selecting a second ...
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Screen Resolution is just in 640x480?

i tried to change it in displays but the result is unknown and there is no drop down arrow. what should i do?
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Can I make Unity Autoscale according to monitor size, resolution and dot pitch?

I have noticed that unity does a pretty good job at moving from resolution to resolution with the folded icons in the dock but I've just used an application that resizes the dock fr my laptop to 32px. ...
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Resolution stuck after playing OpenGL game

I used to start the game,Frozen Throne (using wine) with the option of "-opengl".When I entered the game,the resolution will changed,and restored after exit the game. But this time a problem ...
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Setting up dual monitors

Just installed a fresh copy of Maverick, and went from my two monitors working perfectly to broken in seconds. As usual I configured the monitors in the display applet, this worked fine. I also hit ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 & Lenovo Yoga 2 pro screen resolution

I've recently installed 14.04 on my yoga and it is running great so far! Since this laptop has a 3200x1800 resolution and a lot of apps i use do not scale well i am using 1920x1080 resolution with 1x ...
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Can't change the resolution higher than 1024x768

Hello complete newbie here. So from the moment i installed ubuntu 12.04 i tried changing the resolution to the maximum supported by my monitor which is 1440x900. I tried installing the proprietary ...
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Only 1080p youtube videos work properly

I have Ubuntu 12.04 64bit installed/full updated and have noticed that I can only play 1080p youtube videos properly on full screen. All other resolutions, 480, 720, 1440 etc do not go into full ...
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Mouse speed faster vertically than horizontally

This only happens when I use the trackpad. When I try to move the cursor vertically (up and down), the cursor moves very fast. When I move it horizontally, it moves at regular speeds. My screen size ...
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Resolution HD 1920x1280 with Intel graphics in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I use a Pentium IV PC [Hewlett-Packard HP D530 CMT(DC577AV)] containing the 'Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller' with an HD TV set as a monitor. I have to use the integrated ...