Questions about display resolution

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How to change the screen resolution in VNC viewer for Ubuntu 12.04 without a monitor?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a machine and I always use it remotely from VNC. When I have monitor connected to this machine, I can change the resolution of my VNC viewer in the following line: ...
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display resolution broken after sleep

I recently install xubunut 14.04 About half the time when I wake it up after the display goes to sleep display settings are wrong (maybe just the resolution). Rebooting has fixed it so far. How can ...
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Unknown display (Nvidia)

recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer (Nvidia GTX 650 graphics card with a samsung monitor). Problem is when I try to change the resolution, it doesn't recognize my display (Unknown display) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kvm instance has low resolution

I have a kvm guest instance of Ubuntu 14.04 running with a vga type video device. I do not have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, I am letting X autoconfigure the video and all devices. When X comes up, the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 screen resolution too low

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 but my screen resolution is set too low , i tried to add a new one but i keep getting . xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default i tried : :~$ xrandr -q ...
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Reverting to open-source Radeon driver shows low resolution graphics

I have tried to install the fglrx proprietary drivers for my Radeon 9000 (RV250) graphics card. This didn't work so I tried to revert to the open-source version based on this page (purge fglrx) to ...
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Ubuntu won't do 1920x1080

Both my monitors (one over DVI other over HDMI) have a native resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9) but the only two options for resolution in the "Display" section of system settings are 800x600 (4:3) and ...
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Xrandr changes resolution on it's own initiave

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with bumblebee. I've got an HD 4000 and a 635m, and as many of you know the display is controlled by the intel card. I have a CRT that can reach refresh rates up to 120 hz. ...
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Change plymouth screen resoltion?

Is it possible to change the screen resolution for plymouth? I'd like to change it to 1920x1080, because it is a pretty small resolution by now (about 360p) and the plymouth-theme-solar doesn't look ...
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Toshiba satellite L755 nvidia resolution + boot problem

I don't have alot of experience in linux, I tried all the solution I could find before asking this, here it goes: I recently got a new Toshiba laptop, today I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside of ...
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Paper tanks blank screen after changing resolution settings

i just installed this game and i tried changing the resolution. The screen became blank each time the game starts. I need to know where do the file setting for this game location so that i could try ...
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Help creating/adding new display resolution

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2011 MacBook Pro running Parallels (for the VM). However, when it installed, the only resolution available is 800x600. I would like to set the display to run ...
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why I can't change my screen resolution?

I am using elementary OS Luna which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. after installing system I can't change my resolution from 640x480 to 1024x768. Here are the details of the graphics card:
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external monitor can't display max resolution

I had been using an external monitor, an old Dell Inc. 19" with Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, The resolution it displayed at was something like 1366x768 or 1366x1024, I can't remember exactly which ...
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Can't use LXLE except through Live CD

I'm really new to Linux so I apologize in advance for my generalized ignorance on the subject. (I apologize for my English as well) Recently, after Microsoft stopped to provide support to Windows XP, ...
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Two monitors - resolution not correct

I have two monitors that are exactly the same make and model but obviously with different inputs...I am trying to get them working in Ubuntu 14.04. Here is some output from a random command I found: ...
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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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Troubleshooting refresh rate

I have been having problems with my refresh rate and it's recommended and default rate is 60ghz. It keeps flickering at every rate I put it. Does anyone have ideas how to resolve this? thank you
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Guest Additions seemingly uninstalls every time I use “software updater” in Ubuntu Studio

The latest Ubuntu Studio is amazing and comes with all the software I need to make graphics for my 2D games. However, every time I execute the "Software Updater" (the one with the orange sync icon), ...
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How do I configure the resolution on an HP Envy 15 with an AMD Radeom 7690M?

The computer: notebook, HP Envy 15 (2012) AMD Radeon 7690M also Intel HD graphics. The problem: After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my resolution is automatically at 1024x768 and system settings and ...
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ViewSonic Monitor and Nvidia Graphics Card: Overscan

I am struggeling now for almost half a year with my graphic-configuration ( ViewSonic VX2835wm, nvidia GeForce GTS 450). On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 with the proprietary nvidia driver Version ...
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Non-default resolutions should work but don't

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer with an integrated Intel® Ivybridge Desktop graphics chip, and immediately noticed the resolution was wrong. When I went to change my resolution, there ...
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Monitor Out of frequency when installing os from DVD

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my friend's PC which has CRT 14" LG monitor but When it boots form DVD, I am getting following error: Also when Using option "Try Ubuntu", Getting same error! ...
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Gnome3 on Xubuntu keeps forgetting my screen resolution

I installed Gnome3 on Xubuntu. After I install I used the display manager to set the resolution at 1024*768. But after every reboot Gnome keeps going to 800*600. Fixes I tried. I made an ...
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Add custom resolution to built-in laptop screen in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My laptop is a Lenovo W530. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and after some problems, I managed to get it working at 1920 x 1080. However, this resolution is a bit too high for me, so I would ...
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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 fit the display into external monitor without title and menu bar being pushed outside the screen?

Just got Ubuntu and and seeing as how my laptop screen is broken I have to use an external monitor. How do I fit the display into external monitor without title and menu bar being pushed outside the ...
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HDMI TV Issues with Acer V3-571 laptop

Im a complete Linux novice. Iv installed Mint today on my laptop. So far so good. However Im having a few teething issues with regards to my HDMI connection. When I connect to my TV via HDMI the TV ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Driver / Screen Resoloution Problem

I have an old laptop that I installed Ubuntu on from Windows XP previously. After the installation I noticed the screen resolution is wrong and not all of the screen fits on the display. After ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Monitor & Resolution Issues on Older Nvidia Card

When I do a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 on a computer with an older Nvidia Quadro FX 500 128mb agp card, I cannot get the display to work. There are a number of things that happen: On some fresh ...
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HWE VirtualBox Screen Resolution

I did the terrible mistake of installing the HWE stack last week. Since then my screen resolution inside VirtualBox has a maximum of 640x480. I downloaded the .iso to install the guest additions ...
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14.04 SiS drivers [closed]

I'm having a problem with the SiS drivers provided on 14.04 The xorg drivers seem to be installed but are not recognised therefore the resolution is at a rather large size, 640 x 480. I have tried the ...
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WQHD HDMI GeForce 460M

I have the proprietary nvidia driver installed in Ubuntu 13.04. I have a toshiba qosmio laptop with the GeForce 460M GPU. In windows, I was able to use the configuration utility to successfully get it ...
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QNIX Nvidia Display Issue with 331 Driver and 770

Upon trying to get my ubuntu 13.10 installation working on my new computer, I encountered an issue with the proprietary nvidia drivers and my display. Apparently, the two don't agree with each other ...
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Changing resolution in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'm a linux newbie and I've now tried lots of different ways of doing this, but every single one fails somewhere - usually because they pertain to Ubuntu desktop rather than server and rely on ...
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Z87N-WiFi message “Unknown display” Howto fix?

Hi I have just built myself a mini-itx rig Motherboard = Gigabyte GAZ87-wifi Graphics = inbuilt HD4600 21" inch Iiyama monitor VGA connected via VGA to DVI convertor I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - problem with nvidia drivers

I installed 12.04 LTS recently. I installed Nvidia drivers running the following in the terminal : $ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-* $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates ...
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What is the recommended way to run more than 2 monitors in ubuntu?

After quite a bit of trial and error, I have gotten 3 monitors running in 14.04 using an active displayport-to-hdmi adapter, a DVI and an HDMI. However, upon rebooting my system I often have to fiddle ...
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Screen Scaling Problem

I think this is what it's called but I'm not quite sure tbf, aha. Yeah, so I updated packages last night like I do every night, and when I booted my computer this morning I had a problem whereby the ...
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Mirroring screen -> resolution problem

I have a ASUS N53S laptop, it has a 1920*1080 resolution build in screen. If it matters: GPU is Nvidia GeForce GT 550M. It has a VGA port which I don't/rarely use and a HDMI port. In my HDMI port I ...
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NVIDIA x server - “sudo nvidia config” does not generate a working 'xorg.config'

I am over 18 hours deep on this challenge. I got to this point and am stuck. very stuck. Maybe you can figure it out? Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS with all the updates installed. Problem: The default ...
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Installing Driver for Matrox M9140 on Ubuntu 14.04

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Graphics Card: Matrox M9140 Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" Driver Location: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/download/?cid=MTE2MTM3NQ==&id=574 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow on Asus EeeBox PC EB1030

so i upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 with a usb but i have internet ,my computer is really slow at 1024x768 definition ,everything works super slow ,windows closing and opening and streaming ...
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After using Boot-Repair I cannot change screen resolution

After I tried to install Windows on my 500 GB HDD, where Ubuntu is already installed, the installation rebooted at 1%. Then I got a black screen: no grub, no nothing. I had to use the live CD to be ...
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Dual-monitor setup; one monitor changes to low resolution

Dear AskUbuntu Community, I am using Ubuntu 13.10 at work with dual-monitor display. One has 1920x1080 resolution and the other 2560x1440 (main), the graphics card is Radeon 7570 1GB. The main high ...
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Custom resolution doesn't add to display

I'm trying to add custom resolution to display, but it won't add. What I've tried so far : 1-firstly see my current resolutuins $ xrandr The output : Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1024 x 768, ...
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Kubuntu 14.04LTS, Radeon RS690 (X1270), unable to use resolution of more than 1024x768

I have recently upgrade from 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. Somewhere along the way, my ability to use 1366x748 resolution stopped. Any suggetions would be apprecieated. I have tried various solutions ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 because of wrong screen resolution

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from a USB, and when I boot into it to get started, I can't use my mouse and I can only see part of the window. I can't drag the window and I can't access ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Screen Resolution 1440x900, no xorg.conf or lightdm.conf

So I'm quite confused now by the fact that I read a lot of different solutions for a Screen Resolution problem, but none of them apply to my case (I think). So I'm running a Xubuntu 14.04 x64 and ...
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How to change Monitor of ubuntu box Also 'Out of Frequency ' Error due to monitor change

I have find very odd and crude solution to this entire episode. It is as follows Start installing ubuntu as usual. Switch off the monitor Wait for some time (1-2 minutes) till the HDD access stops ...