Questions about display resolution

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how to work around incorrect mode setting / video resolution in text mode

I'm currently setting up a Mac Mini as a server with Ubuntu 14.10. I've disabled lightdm so it's text only. It will only be connected to a monitor when a direct console is required. Trying this out ...
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14.10 GUI issue with 2560x1080 resolution Nvidia 346.22

I recent got a new monitor which support the 2560x1080 resolution and whereas it was fairly easy to get the new resolution working on Ubuntu by installing the 340.65 Nvidia drivers I am getting weird ...
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Desktop bigger than screen

My desktop has an inch cut off on the bottom and right side. This is not a resolution problem -- changing the resolution only makes the text blockier. (so xrandr doesn't work) I need to somehow ...
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How to reset display settings in XFCE \ Ubuntu 12.04 and also flgrx drivers

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and since I hate unity I installed the Xubuntu package and am using XFCE instead. Since I have a Radeon HD5770 I also installed the fglrx drivers. This all went ...
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How can I get a Windows game to run in windowed mode in Wine (when even explorer /desktop=[resolution] doesn't work)?

So I bought Alpha Centauri from GOG and, though I am well aware of the means for forcing applications to go into windowed mode, they just aren't working. This is important because I never played the ...
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How do I output display at 2560x1080? (am trying to add modeline with xrandr)

I'm trying to use xrandr to add a custom resolution for my 2560x1080 AOC monitor. I've been given the VESA timings by the manufacturer (attached), but I'm not sure what I should be doing with them: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 low screen resolution

After installing Ubuntu 12.04LTS I tried to change my screen resolution from 640 by 480 to the one suitable for my system but discovered that I cannot. I tried xrandr but it did not work out. Please ...
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Dual monitors - HDMI Monitor doesn't display top menu bar

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop that I recently built and I'm having issues getting my HDMI monitor to display correctly. I also have a DVI monitor that I've been using that I haven't had any trouble ...
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Force a Wine application to open on a fake resolution

I'm using PlayOnLinux to make an application called RPG Maker VX Ace to work, and after successfully installed the application, the program refuses to open because of my monitor's low resolution ...
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How can I fix the resolution of my monitor?

I'm having two issues with my Ubuntu 14 install, one I've band-aided, the other of which is making me pull my hair out. I managed to install Ubuntu 14, but I get a black screen on boot, and my Acer ...
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Can't change screen resolution more than 1024x768, even thought untill yesterday it was working fine on larger resolutions

I need some help fixing my resolution. It's stuck at 1024x768, but yesterday it was working well on 1280x1024. I'm using ATI HD2600, and I know that XUbuntu has some problems with ATI.I want to add ...
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Widescreen Problem in Counter Strike installed via Wine

I have installed Counter Strike Condition Zero Ultimate Edition via Wine. The game is working perfectly. The only problem is that the game is not working in WIDESCREEN. When I used to play on Windows ...
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Two displays with different resolution are joint

After the last update, I am having this problem with two monitors resolution: GDBus.Error:org.gtk.GDBus.UnmappedGError.Quark._gnome_2drr_2derror_2dquark.Code2: could not set the configuration for ...
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14.04 Screen resolution wrong after changing to a bigger monitor

1st off this is my first posting on here so bare with me. I am running a server with Ubuntu server 14.04 and it has been perfect, no issues, until I changed my monitor to a bigger sized one. my former ...
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Sudden bad resolution at startup

My ubuntu installation has been working fine for 6 months now, but suddenly at startup the resolution is stretched horizontally. I am not new at all with Linux but still have not learnt its arcanes… ...
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xrandr, dual monitor, one rotates left, Screen 0 has wrong width [closed]

xrandr command: xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off --output DVI-1-0 --mode 1920x1080 --pos 0x840 --rotate normal --output DP1 --off --output HDMI1 --off --output LVDS1 --off --output VGA1 --mode ...
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Is this 4k resolution support, or 1080-?

I am having an issue with Ubuntu. I am running the latest version under Oracles VirtualBox. The highest resolution it will accept is 1600x1200. I have a new Samsung 28" UHD 4k display. I need to run ...
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I'm unable to set 2560x1440 resolution on Intel HD 5000 using Displayport with PG278Q

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm unable to get the monitor working. Screen works fine in BIOS and the same machine when booting to windows (before installing Ubuntu). I have tried the ...
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Wrong resolution on recovery mode

I'm going to start telling why I need to enter in recovery mode. The resolution on Ubuntu is fine, I have no problems on normal Ubuntu. I have broken "sudo" and to fix it I saw these instructions: ...
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xubuntu screen resolution problem using nvidia

I've recently added a new nvidia grahic card to my machine.Before using the new graphic card the screen look normal. Then I got screen resolution problem where the screen look bigger than usual,dan i ...
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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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Lubuntu 14.10 max resolution 1024x768

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.10. The maximum resolution that is supported is 1024x768. How do I fix the issue? Output of lspci H61M-D2H:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd ...
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Native resolution no longer working?

I just installed Ubuntu tonight and right at the start the native resolution was working. then everything froze on me and i had to force a shutdown (eeeekk) After that happened im stuck on these ...
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can change resolution some windows are to big for main window

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my system to run along side windows 8.1. I looked everywhere trying to figure out how to change the resolution, but couldn't find anything. I tried changing it in the ...
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How do I set resolution to 1440x900 with Nvidia?

I have an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT card and suddenly after some recent updates on 12.04, I am unable to get my resolution higher than 1024x768. It used to be 1440x900. I have tried uninstalling and ...
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Sony TV Monitor setup 1360x768 for HDMI

I try to setup 1360x768 monitor definitions for Sony Bravia TV KDL-32U2000. My only option is to use HDMI connection because my Intel NUC backbone computer has no other display port. Ubuntu 14.04 has ...
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How to set the monitor to its native resolution when xrandr approach isn't working?

I am trying to setup my Samsung syncmaster B2030 monitor in ubuntu 12.04. It's native resolution is 1600x900 which I am not getting in ubuntu and which I am trying to get. I tried using xrandr ...
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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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How do I make Ubuntu 14 see 2 monitors as 1?

This is something I used to do on windows XP where the internal buffer would see 1 montor with a 3200x1200 screen resolution, though I physically had 2 monitors set up with a 1600x1200 resolution. ...
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Change resolution if external monitor is connected

I would like to automatically change my screen resolution when an external monitor is connected to my laptop and turn off the internal monitor. I have written the following little script which is run ...
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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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Attempted ubuntu 14.04 install, windows 8 vanished

so I'm very new to Ubuntu. While trying to install it on my HP pavilion 17 it froze causing me to do a reboot. When I rebooted Windows 8 has vanished and I can only boot Ubuntu, which wouldn't be a ...
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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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Input signal out of range; Change settings to 1600 x 900

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto my HP Pavilion, in an attempt to make the desktop able to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I managed to get down to the last step, and finished the installation ...
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Is it possible to have two different DPI configurations for two different screens?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.3 with NVidia drivers (319) for my Quadro K2100M graphic card, and when I switch my main 3200x1800 laptop screen to mode 1920x1080 (using nvidia-settings), the display goes ...
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Resolution problem and xrandr doesn'r solve

I've got a problem on my macbook air, intel hd4000, 1440x900, linux ubuntu 14.04, lightdm, kde. I was playing (in a stupid way) with resolutions, and i setted a resolution which doesn't work with x ...
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Everything looks grainy and low res

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Touchsmart Pavilion laptop. Everything looks lower res than it did in Windows, not just the fonts, but the video playback in VLC and eveything in my web ...
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Different text scaling factors for different displays?

I just purchased a new laptop, which has a much higher DPI than my prior one did; in fact, its resolution (in a 14" form) is roughly the same as that of my 23" second monitor. I'd like the text on ...
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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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Trying virtual machines, installing guest additions cause extremely small resolution

When I install Unbuntu via virtualbox, I can only have resolution in 640x480 or something similar. I found that I needed to install guest additions to get more resolution choices. Doing this makes my ...
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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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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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Ubuntu server terminal doesn't resize screen in VirtualBox

(Not talking about resizing the desktop edition as most other questions do.) I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 server 64-bit in VirtualBox 4.3.10 (not .20, which apparently isn't compatible) but the ...
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HDMI 4K not working with Intel HD

Under Ubuntu 14.04 the maximum resolution provided when my Samsung Series 7 Ultra is connected to a Sony UHD TV, is 1080p. I tried to add various mode lines with different refresh rates and updated to ...
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Fresh install: Everything is fine. After installing updates - screen resolution is wrong. NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

I have a problem with my graphics card. It's an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, a bit old one. After a fresh install of any Ubuntu release (it was 13.04 back then) everything works like a charm. After ...
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Forcing VGA1 secondary screen to CORRECT resolution causes display issues

In fact I know that my VGA has 1366x768 resolution as it always was in Windows 8.1. After I switched to Ubuntu I can't go any higher than 1024x768 through Display program. This is how I try to force ...
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Can not change display resolution on a Sony VGN-FZ21M

My Sony Notebook VGN-FZ21M does have a NVIDIA grafic card with a VESA G86 Board - e415h01. My Problem is, that i can not change the display resolution from 1024*768 (4:3) to 1980*1280. I tried to in ...
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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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Screen resolution cannot be set to optimal (Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04-Windows 7)

I recently made a partition in my Acer Aspire 5750G laptop to have Ubuntu 14.04 together with the original Windows 7. The original resolution (of the integrated screen) on Windows was 1366x768, but on ...
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Xrandr not working with Nvidia

I have a problem. I have a lapop with an Nvidia card and an Intel one While I am using the Nvidia one (using PRIME profiles) I cannot change the display resolution using xrandr in terminal. All it ...