Questions about display resolution

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How to set the monitor to its native resolution which is not listed in the resolutions list?

After installing Ubuntu 10.04 with my Samsung SyncMaster B2030, native resolution (1600X900) is not found in the list of resolutions.
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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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Higher screen resolution in VirtualBox?

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 into VirtualBox on Windows 7. Unfortunately the only options showing for screen resolution are 640x480 and 800x600 and the monitor is showing as 'Unknown'. How ...
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How do I safely change grub2 screen resolution?

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 on a HP 550 Notebook. But grub2 isn't really fit in the best screen resolution that this Notebook can support (1280x800). How can I do this without using a ...
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How to force Multiple Monitors correct resolutions for LightDM?

I am affected by the BUG: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-greeter/+bug/874241 Otherwise, if like me you have a laptop connected to a second monitor of higher resolution, LIGHTDM at the ...
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How to add display resolution fo an LCD in Ubuntu 12.04? xrandr problem

I am fresh for Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and stuck trying to setup correct resolution for my LCD display. The native resolution for the LCD is 1920x1080 here is the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Add Fake Display when No Monitor is Plugged In

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server that has no external monitor connected. I use NoMachine to remote control the machine. When I do so, the Unity/Gnome interface doesn't see any monitors connected, so I ...
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Ubuntu resolution with Ultrabook

I installed 12.10 to Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A. Now I face a resolution problem. The default resolution is 1920x1080. But everything is too small with this resolution. Icons, Unity, file system, ...
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Adjusting resolution for individual Wine programs [duplicate]

How can I specify the resolution of a program to 800*600, and for other programs to full screen or other specific resolutions?
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Why isn't my monitor's native resolution appearing as an option? [closed]

I'm on a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. My monitor's native resolution is 1280x1024. However, in the Monitor Preferences application, I am only presented with 640x480 and 800x600 as options. My ...
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Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen

What are the steps you need to adapt Ubuntu on a fresh installed Laptop with a high resolution display? I have a display with 3200x1600px on only 11'' which is all realy tiny.
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How set my monitor resolution? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my desktop, but my monitor don't pass more than 800x600 resolution. My monitor is good at 1360x768. How can I set resolution at 1380x768 ?
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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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How do I set the correct monitor resolution with Nvidia drivers for a monitor that does not send EDID?

I keep having trouble getting the correct monitor resolution - every time I reinstall, I happen to use a newer Ubuntu release and the old tricks I used to know no longer work. Instead of leaving a ...
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NVIDIA Additional Drivers Empty - maximum resolution 640x480 - Driver disappears

EDIT: Optimus card. For resolution please read this thread: "You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server"(screenshot included) And this: Ubuntu 11.10 problem with Nvidia Thanks! ...
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Unknown monitor, intel driver, want to set VGA resolution to widescreen TV

I have a Sony Bravia LCD television, which is now plugged into my laptop using a VGA cable. I am running an HP Compaq laptop, with a video driver of: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Screen Resolution “Out of Range”

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a spare machine to experiment and play with! The installation went without problem, however, whenever the OS boots the monitor ...
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Higher screen resolution for VirtualBox?

I have been trying this for a while but no luck. I installed ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386 twice. Also installed guest additions. However I always get maximum screen resolution as, 1024 x 768. Do I need ...
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How do I increase console-mode resolution?

I've recently clean-reinstalled Maverick on my computer. It uses propietary Nvidia drivers. Everything runs just fine, except that I'm seeing lots of ugly text when booting and shutting down Ubuntu. ...
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Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I have a new install of ubuntu. Upon first installing the nvidia drivers are not active and I get the correct screen resolution. 1680x1050 Then I install the nvidia drivers and the best resolution I ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 screen resolution too low (SiS 671 graphics card)

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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How do I force a resolution of 1024x768?

back in ubuntu 9, maximum resolution supported was 960x600, by editing xorg.conf i was able to get 1024x768 resolution. i recently installed ubuntu 11.10.. now again maximum resolution i can get in ...
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Set desktop resolution for standard 11.10 VNC server

Is it possible to specify a desktop resolution for the built-in ubuntu 11.10 vnc server? It defaults to 640x480 when I have no monitor connected (headless), and I can't find a way to change it. Does ...
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Force refresh rate

I want to make my monitor work at 59hz in 1920x1080 resolution because it flickers a bit at 60hz. Granted it is not in default options, so I need to forced it somehow. It was easy to do in windows, ...
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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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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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Resizable screen mode for VirtualBox behaves strange with Ubuntu as guest

I have Ubuntu both as guest and as host. I use VirtualBox 4, just downloaded from the official repository. After installing the guest extensions, I got this strange problem: When I activate the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10. Can't add custom resolution

System: Ubuntu 12.10, nVidia Geforce GT240 (nvidia-current privative driver), LG display connected to VGA-0 The 1920x1080 resolution is not listed, I've added it in Windows but I'm having problems ...
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How to hide top menubar bar. Needed for the wine

Ubuntu unity use top bar like MAC. Nice. But, how to get the top bar hide? Im using Wine or Playonlinux program. And im using virtual desktop in my screen. Big problem is a virtual desktop not fit ...
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How can I scale Java-based applications up for a high DPI screen?

There are some applications (mainly java based) that don't follow the global 2x scale I set in the screen-settings. So these apps are really tiny on my high DPI screen with 3200x1800px. How can I get ...
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GRUB2: Use maximum detected resolution?

How do I tell GRUB2 to set its resolution (and also the one passed to the kernel) to the maximum one it can detect at time of boot?
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Set a specific screen resolution with xrandr

So I installed LUbuntu 11.04 on my VirtualBox. I couldn't find the 1366x768 resolution so I installed Guest Additions but it wasn't there. So I used this code to set the correct resolution: gtf 1366 ...
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Screen Resolution stuck at 640x480 after installing Bumblebee

I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop. As you can see here, there are some issues with NVidia drivers. The site recommends installation of Bumblebee (instructions given in the link). I am posting it again for ...
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How to change the screen resolution for the GDM login screen?

I use a login list with faces and the icons and text are tiny in GDM. Is there an easy way to change the resolution of the login screen? I'm currently using 10.04 Lucid.
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Cannot set monitor to native resolution

problem is similar to so many other users, but solutions found do not work. Background: Fresh install of 12.04 (completely updated) on a Fit-PC2 (specs). Read in several places that the new 3.X kernel ...
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How do I adjust display size, not resolution?

I have my Ubuntu 11.10 PC plugged into a TV using an HDMI input. The edges of the screen get cut off, and I can't adjust the television's settings for HDMI. I can adujust the "position and size" on ...
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connect Crossover High Res. Monitor to Intel HD Graphics 4400

I tried to attach my external Crossover monitor to my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with help from this page on notebookcheck.com. My monitor seems to be able to display only 2560x1440 at 60.0, xrandr shows ...
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How can I get the Nvidia driver to drive my projector at 1280x720?

I recently purchased a BenQ W600+ projector that I'd like to use with my ThinkPad T410 with Nvidia graphics running Ubuntu 12.10. The native resolution of the projector is 1280x720 (i.e. 720p), but I ...
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Screen resolution not proper in Samsung N100S

I just got a Samsung n100S notebook and installed ubuntu 12.04. It looks like the resolution of screen is not coming properly. The system is taking 800x600 resolution - whereas I think it should be ...
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Display resolution with NVIDIA

I'm using a Leadtek Winfast A340 AGP 8X graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce fx 5200) and a monitor that has a resolution of 1280x1024. Without installing additional drivers the available display ...
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How can I get my Intel 82945G/GZ video card to support more resolutions?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04,the screen resolution is stuck at 1920x1280.everything appears big,its not comfortable to look at. There is no such option about screen resolution. I got into the ...
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How well-supported is the Canon CanoScan LiDE110?

On the list of supported SANE devices the scanner is listed as fully supported but it says: resolution from 75 to 2400 dpi Here is a link to Newegg's item listing, where it lists the optical ...
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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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Ubuntu + kde-standard + dual monitor

After couple of years, I decided to return to Ubuntu, from Debian (sid). I used to work with KDE, so I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and "kde-standard" on my laptop. SHORT: "Display configuration" is not ...
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Ubuntu under VirtualBox in Windows 7 - how to set bigger screen resolution?

I have a Windows 7 with VirtualBox. I did install a fresh downloaded Ubuntu 14 (64bit). I did install the guest additions. I wanted to set the screen resolution to a higher value than 640x480. I did ...
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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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My 1440x900 resolution is not recognized

Today I decided to install Ubuntu 11.10, and it did not recognize my resolution - 1440x900. This has already happened in other versions of Ubuntu. However, in 11.10 I cannot get this resolved. Can ...
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Can't find optimal screen resolution

Since a week I am a ubuntu user. Switched from windows since my paid xp license is not supported anymore. Iḿ really satisfied about ubuntu, works perfectly! Just one small problem, that's my screen ...
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How do I set a monitor resolution that is not available in the Display Settings dialog?

I just installed ubuntu 13.04 x64 My resolution is 800x600 and there is no other option. I tried to install the nvidia driver 313 but still nothing. I tried doing this ...