Questions about display resolution

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Permanently set the resolution for my second monitor

After every restart, I have to manually set the resolution of my second monitor with: sudo xrandr --newmode "1600x900_60.00" 118.25 1600 1696 1856 2112 900 903 908 934 -hsync +vsync sudo xrandr ...
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Which ubuntu version works fine with sis driver 671 771

I unfortunately have notebook ASUS K50C which uses a sis graphics driver. I tried many different options from different forums but I am still having screen resolution problems. Its screen resolution ...
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Eye strain; how to change refresh rate to 120 Hz?

I am a new Ubuntu user, and have been playing around with it with since installing it. I noticed that I have been getting a lot of eye strain due to the low refresh rate (of 50 or 60). I found this ...
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grub not loading with SHIFT after file modification

Attempt to overcome blackscreen I ran the following steps created file /etc/grub.d/01_915resolution wrote the following lines into the file echo insmod 915resolution echo 915resolution 58 1366 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome background out of focus on external 1920x1080 monitor?

I've got an external monitor (Samsung 24 inch), and when I try and set a background on gnome, on the monitor it displays slightly blurry. As far as I am aware it's not an issue with the image itself. ...
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Overscanning picture problem using HDMI with Intel Graphics

When I use my laptops HDMI on a TV the TV overscales the picture (~5-10% is missing at the edges). There is no option on the TV (sporting a 720p resolution btw). The comp is running Intel HD Graphics ...
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Dual monitor - Desktop falls off the screen slightly

I have a dual monitor setup where I have placed a 1280x1024 resolution monitor to the left and a 1920x1080 resolution monitor to the right. Internally it looks like Ubuntu (14.04) changes the total ...
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multi-monitor organize desktop by name bug

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with Unity, and using two monitors: my notebook build-in display, 1366x768 and an external monitor at 1920x1080 resolution. my primary monitor is the built-in, and so, when ...
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Desktop only visible on small portion of the screen on old Dell Inspiron 1100 [duplicate]

I have an old dell inspiron 1100 laptop and I installed ubuntu 12.04.2 dual boot with windows xp. Everytime I log into ubuntu, the screen appears always on the left hand corner, never full. This ...
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changing printing options doesn't work

I've installed brother printer on ubuntu 12.04, but it prints with horrible default settings. When I change it in cups web administration I can see new settings in the web app but printing is still ...
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Change resolution Ubuntu over Teamviewer

Im running a computer with Ubuntu 14.04.1, no screen attached. I have installed Teamviewer 10.0.36897. Im trying to get it to produce fullscreen when connecting to it through Teamviewer, allthough it ...
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Wrong Login Screen Resolution

Excuse me if this has been answered already, but I couldn't find any questions quite matching my issue. On the odd occasion, usually after incorrectly restarting my computer, my login screen ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtual Machine (Scale for highdpi)

I have a macbook pro with retina display and I wanted to install ubuntu in a virtual machine since I need it for work. In my case I installed using parallels and setup a vm with Ubuntu 14.04. All ...
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How would Ubuntu work on an Apple retina display?

Apple has announced a laptop with "retina display" = 2880x1800 pixels resolution on 15 inches. If one were to load Ubuntu on such a machine, it would probably be unreadably micro-texted as long as ...
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Problem with screen resolution on virtual box ubuntu14.04

I have got problem with screen resolution. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 on virtual box and try to change screen resolution to FullHD. Right now I have got something like ~1330x680. How can I ...
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I can't change screen resolution on VirtualBox with Ubuntu server installed on it

I have installed Ubuntu server 10.04.4 on VirtualBox but the screen appear too small. I read some guides that i have to change settings in grub to change the screen size, so i go to ...
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Is it possible to eliminate tearing during normal usage on my multi-monitor setup?

I have 4 monitors connected to my PC, 3 computer monitors and 1 TV. They all should run at 60hz, except for my gaming monitor, which runs at 144hz. My problem: When watching video, or even just ...
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Ubuntu screen resolution cannot be changed

I installed nvidia drivers manually and I rebooted my laptop after that. My screen resolution changed to really low and even after I login I cannot see taskbar and I cannot see anything other than ...
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Cannot change the Screen Resolution on my HP Laptop, need help!

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Laptop, and I noticed that all my windows were too big and seemed "jammed". I checked my system settings, and noticed that the screen resolution is ...
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Problem with Resolution in my Notebook

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Notebook Philco PHN14005, but the screen is not good and it looks so big. Here is a screenshot of it: How can I fix this problem with resolution display?
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Can't open Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I try to install skype and then a problem occurred.... Error:Opening the cache(E:Malformed line 59 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list(dist parce)' E:the list of sources could not be read. E:The ...
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Screen tearing for minor screen updates

This is an issue which I am facing after a run into EDID issues from my monitor. In a system where everything was working perfectly fine, one day, I boot up to get a low resolution display on my ...
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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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Drivers for Nivida GTX 750? [duplicate]

I tried to install Nivida Drivers and after a reboot the resolution went to 640X480(The resolution was bigger before the reboot but , did not use the full resolution of the monitor)The GPU I am using ...
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Screen resolution issues on a MBP Retina 15 inch. Running off live USB

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a live usb stick. I have the mac booting up and such. The issue that I am having issues with the resolution. Now my question is does anyone have a fix to the resolution ...
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Ubuntu Cinnamon menu is too tall for my netbooks screen [closed]

I decided I wanted to try out ubuntu cinnamon on my acer aspire one d257, but the start menu is too tall for the 1024x600 display. Please help me, I do not need cinnamon to work but it would be a nice ...
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New Ubuntu install - Resolution stuck at 640 x 480

I recently fixed an old laptop and replaced the screen and decided to install Ubuntu. Install went fine but when I log in the resolution changes from being normal, to 640 x 480. When I try to change ...
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Why double loading of lightdm in Ubuntu 14.10

I just install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.10 on my new Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, I notice right from the start a double loading of lightdm, I mean, it shows for few milliseconds and looks like it's ...
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WINE Apps in fullscreen

I am having a problem when running old games through WINE The problem is that most old games have a maximum resolution that is much smaller than mine (1366x768) and instead of being stretched to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot Resolution Broken (Only 2 resolutions to choose from)

Recently I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 with my Windows 7 64b Home Prem. Here is my specs: AMD FX 6300 6 Core clocked at 3.5/6GHz nVidia GeForce EVGA GTX 750ti 2GB w/ ACX Cooling 1TB HDD (500GB ...
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Installed ubuntu alongside Windows 8, interface is very small

Here is a picture of the problem: http://imgur.com/ID2NKnG I have had this problem before on windows after I had it plugged into the TV via HDMI. When I unplugged it the same thing happened (where ...
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Radeon R9 280X 4K Flickering issue

I am running a XFX Radeon R9 280X with a Samsung U28D590D monitor. Using HDMI for 4K @ 30Hz works well, but when I switch to using the mini-dp port to get 4K @ 60Hz I get ridiculous flickering! It ...
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Cannot get a 2160p (4K) display to work

I have a lenovo X1 carbon laptop, and an external display (Philips 288P6) attached to the DisplayPort of it. The monitor can do 3840x2160 resolution, as demonstrated by the Windows 8.1 that ships with ...
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I only have one display resolution

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bits in a netbook Noblex nt1001. At first the screen went black from the begining, so I run GRUB in "nomodeset" but failed in finding a driver in the conventional way so ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not install in virtualbox

I'm currently running Windows 8.1 x64 (a problem in itself that I can't change sadly ;-P) with the latest version of VirtualBox (4.3.18 r96516). I managed to get the server version up and running with ...
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How to set custom display resolution normally

I need help with setting a custom display resolution on Linux Ubuntu, because I have a shitty TV which is actually 1080p, but 1080p looks like crap on it. However, 1776x1000 looks perfect, but Ubuntu ...
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How to change screen resolution? i tried everything

I have ubuntu 14.04.1, radeon r7 260x and processor intel i3 4150. ubuntu is installed on partition. its stuck on resolution 1024x768 but my monitor has a resolution of 1920x1080. i have tried ...
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Mirror displays with Ubuntu 14.04

Some years ago I switched from Windows to Ubuntu. Now Ubuntu 14.04 is installed on my Acer TravelMate 5742G with: Intel Core i5-460M Nvidia GeForce Gt 420M and Nvidia binary driver version 331.38 ...
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Changing resolution

Im trying to get Ubuntu to run at a higher resolution using xrandr and am having problems. I do fine when I run: xrandr --newmode "1440x900_59.90" 106.29 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync ...
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How do I change the monitor resolution in xubuntu?

I am using xUbuntu 14.04.1 LTS and I'm having a problem where the OS is using a resolution of 1280x1024@77Hz, but my monitor (a Dell 2209WA) has a native resolution of 1680x1050@60Hz resulting in a ...
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Change Resolution on Ubuntu 14.04

Hey I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new desktop, which had Windows 8.1 pre installed so it was a bit more difficult than normal. After getting everything finished I noticed that the resolution ...
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Low resolution on 4K monitor

Am I missing a step in how to get my 4K monitor outputting in 4K resolution (or even 1080!)? I've just made a fresh install of Ubuntu (14.04.1 LTS) and both my monitors are detected and outputting a ...
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Wifi networking has disappeared?

I am running ubuntu from a usb pen drive while waiting for ssd replacement, I had a resolution issue which I fixed by changing drivers and then putting my laptop in and out of sleep, but when I open ...
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Why is my Xfce window suddenly getting slightly larger than my display?

Sometimes, with no apparent cause, the main Xfce window suddenly gets about a centimeter larger (height and width) than the display. This means that any maximized application-window has to be ...
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Resize desktop to fit HDTV output

I'm new to Linux and trying to learn to love it. At the moment, I'm using a mid-spec laptop that I connect to a 37" HDTV via an HDMI cable. This setup suits me really well and works (almost) ...
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Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT drivers

Hello I'm a new user of ubuntu and i can't figure out how to install and where to get the right driver for my Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT hardware. The version of ubuntu that i have is 12.04 and at the ...
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Resolution is stuck at 1024 x 768

I have my laptop duel-booted Windows 7/Ubuntu 14.10 running with the KDE desktop (although this problem was present before I changed from Gnome). This problem has been present ever since I first ...
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Nvidia driver not workin on Ubuntu 14.04 LST

A day ago I try to get my graphics driver for Geforce GT 755M SLI installed on my Lenovo Y510P laptop. I read and tried at least 6 type of installing most of them just ruin the resolution from ...
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800 X 600 cannot select higher resolution

Well, this is new. In the middle of troubleshooting all of the other issues with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I rebooted and it now comes up with a resolution of 800 X 600, and there are no other resolutions ...
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launcher hangs ubuntu 14.10 in high resolution display

Issue occurs when I click on launcher, display hangs and unable to recover session. Top bar graphics goes awol. This only happens when I using the highest resolution display (1920x1080), all of the ...