Questions about display resolution

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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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Can Ubuntu (14.04) run full screen (2160x1440) in Hyper-v gen 2 on Surface Pro 3?

I was able to change the resolution to 1920x1080 by changing parameters in /etc/default/grub. But if I set the resolution to 2160x1440 (the resolution of Surface Pro 3), it does not accept this ...
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Can't select supported max. resolution with HDMI Ubuntu 13.10 AMD card

I've got an AMD graphics card (6900 series) and just installed the beta driver (after fighting with the stable one). I'm also using a screen with 2560x1440 resolution connected via HDMI which works ...
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System won't boot when xorg.conf exists

Problem: I need to create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to get my graphics to work correctly, yet whenever I create one using Xorg -configure and place xorg.conf.new there, X won't start after a reboot. ...
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Can't select 2560x1440 resolution even though I know it's possible (I have proof!)

I have a new monitor, (the Dell U2515H) which I'm trying to drive at 2560x1440 resolution (just 30hz) over HDMI using only the onboard graphics on my machine (Intel HD4000 found in the ivy bridge ...
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Screen resolution messed up on Ubuntu 14.10 with Nvidia 331 driver

I am using the Nvidia 331.89 (nvidia-331) driver as recommended by Ubuntu 14.10. When I boot my machine using an external monitor and my laptop's screen on, the displays are mirrored by default with ...
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Increase virtual screen size past 4096 x 4096 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two 27" monitors with a 2560 x 1920 resolution each. When I try to extend my desktop across them both I get the below error: So, if I need to increase the maximum virtual screen size? To ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1 Login Screen Resolution is Not Perfect

I have recently done a fresh installation(not DUAL Boot) of Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS i386 on my desktop. Now the problem is, my screen resolution is 1366x768, i.e. I am using a wide screen monitor and when ...
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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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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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Can't change monitor to native resolution

I'm using a laptop running ubuntu 14.04 LTE, and I have secondary monitor LG Flatron M197WD, which according to the lg website can run in a 1366x768 resolution. This mode didn't show up in either the ...
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Asus pa279q 2560x1440 resolution nvidia hdmi

This thread is covered in many posts here, but in the end none of them were useful to solve my issue. As the title says i d like to reach the full resolution on my 27inch monitor using an nvidia ...
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Xrandr error when using using 2560x1440 monitor

I have an 2560x1440 monitor on an Intel HD graphics adapter. Since Intel HD cannot by default drive a display higher than 1920x1200, I used in Ubuntu 12.04 the following trick (derived from ...
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Trying to get 3 monitors on Ubuntu 13, max combined resolution is 4096x4096

I have a Dell machine running Ubuntu 13.10 (I think), with a PCIe video card with 256 MB of RAM and a DisplayLink USB video card with 256 MB of RAM. On the PCIe card I have two monitors, both at ...
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How to set a temporary custom desktop width for a broken display

I need to temporarily limit the horizontal extension of the Ubuntu environment, because the display is broken and its rightmost quarter is full of vertical lines, making the top panel menus not ...
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How do I change the icon size in the KDE status bar?

On my 13 inch screen with 3200x1800px I adapted all fonts to 230dpi which is ok in most cases. Also in Settings, I could change Icons of the KDE Theme to 64px. Only the Icons in the statusbar at the ...
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How do I get 4K output resolution with GTX760 on Ubuntu Desktop 13.10?

I have a Nvidia GTX760 with drivers installed. How do I get the option to go up to the 4K output resolution? I am only getting 1920x1080 and below options and I have a 39" Seiki 4K display. ...
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How to keep the open windows in the right workspace while changing/rotating monitor?

when I plug in/out an external monitor monitor, or I rotate the laptop monitor, the windows/applications open in the several workspaces often mess up, such as in the following figure: How can ...
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High resolution Ubuntu?

This was posted some time ago, and I hadn't heard of progress in this area - was hi-res Gnome/Unity/KDE improved recently in 13.04/13.10? ...
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ATI Radeon 5770 with ViewSonic VX2835wm 28” HDMI / DVI underscan issues

Turns out this is called overscan / underscan problem. Test image for 1920x1200 so getting closer but still not perfect, with 3.9.0-030900-generic kernel xrandr --output HDMI-0 --set underscan ...
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Aspect ratio is locked at 4:3?

I just installed Ubuntu on a fairly new laptop, and everything worked fine at first. However, after I installed a proprietary driver for the cpu and reset the system, the aspect ratio was ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 put resolution at 1024x768

After the installation of Ubuntu 13.04, I have the resolution at 1024x768 instead of 1280x800, and even after switching all the possible drivers in Settings, the situation doesn't change. Plus, this ...
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Can not set the resolution manually

I use ubuntu 13.04 and I have a 23-inch LCD and max resolution I can get is 1024×768 I am trying to set resolution to 1280×720. I wrote: cvt 1280 720 60 then xrandr --newmode 1280x720 74.50 1280 ...
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Fix Overscan/ Underscan on HDTV Intel HD Graphics Card

I have my laptop running Ubuntu 12.10 hooked up via HDMI to my 24inch, 1080p HDTV though I am experiencing an overscan problem. When the tv cis connected, it cannot be run at the 1080x720 resolution ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Nvidia 304.88 GT 220 not keeping resolution wwhen switching inputs HDMI on HDTV

Strange problem since the latest 'upgrade' for the Nvidia drivers (to 304.88). My HTPC - Ubuntu 12.04 - is connected to my HDTV via a Samsung receiver. This receiver does all the switching for my ...
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Setting up xorg.conf metamodes for nvidia letterboxing

I'm currently trying to configure my xorg.conf to letterbox screen resolutions smaller than the native resolution of my display (1680x1050) so that I can play older games full screen without ...
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How do I change screen resolution in Dosbox through Wine?

My old DOS game (Tomb Raider I) installs and then runs fine with Wine by making use of Dosbox. Everything works (keys, audio, full screen) but I am unable to adjust the resulting screen resolution. ...
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Changing to a lower screen resolution

When I change the screen resolution of my laptop from 1366x768 to 1024x768 via [Displays ...], the entire screen is still filled. How can I have a 1-to-1 mapping such that the original proportions ...
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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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How do I change the maximum resolution of my computer for multiple monitors?

I am trying to enable three monitors for my setup in Ubuntu 12.10. My card is a Raedon 5700 HD series. When I try to extend my display to any additional monitors, I get the following error: required ...
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How can I select the 1366x768 resolution for Ubuntu in VMware Player?

Running Ubuntu 12.10 on VMware Player 5.0.1 build-894247. I have installed the VMware Tools and can choose the resolution 800x600 and up to 2560x1600. So I have a fair amount of resolutions to ...
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Native screen resolution not available after fresh install

After fresh install of ubuntu 12.10 I've got a wrong resolution: 1920x1080 instead of 1920x1200. And neither default drivers, nor nvidia's can recognize my 1920x1200 resolution. What can I do to fix ...
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Can't change from native resolution with latest nvidia drivers

I'm having an odd error on 12.10. I can't change my display resolution to anything but the laptop's native (1440x900) resolution. I noticed this a couple weeks ago when I tried to attach to a ...
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Low resolution Dektop intel i7 3770 and intel board DH67BL

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 in a desktop with the following specs: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz Motherboard: Intel DH67B However the monitor is not identified (Monitor: Unknown) ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 in Virtualbox 4.2.4 Screen resolution limited to 1600x1200

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 (x64) in VirtualBox 4.2.4 on Windows 7, and installed Guest additions with no problems reported. I set the display memory to 128Mb. After rebooting, the display ...
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nvidia-settings recognizes monitors resolution but refuses to allow me to choose it

I have an nVidia GTX 570 card in my machine, with two monitors connected. This very, very nearly works. I am running Kubuntu 12.10. Upon installation, both monitors worked great, I only had to swap ...
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Can't get the right resolution for external monitor

This problem is probably pretty specific to my hardware, but I'm getting frustrated with my limited knowledge on things I might try to solve it, so I post it anyway and hope for help :) I've got a ...
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Can't run 1080p with Radeon 6870 on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a XFX Radeon HD 6870 and a 1080p monitor that works fine in Windows, but in Ubuntu 12.04 with the ATI/AMD Proprietary FGLRX Driver (post-release updates) installed I can't select 1920x1080 as ...
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Second monitor on NVidia card cannot detect proper resolution

A friend had given me one of his extra monitors, and even in Windows it gave me trouble in producing the right resolutions. I switched back to Ubuntu with the release of Pangolin but can't get it to ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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Ubuntu & Gnome DPI Nightmare

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS in a machine I'm using attached to a TV. The thing is that when I plugged the USB for installation, I could not go straight away into installation, because the ...
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HDTV recognized as 7-inch screen causes wrong DPI settings

I just finished building myself a Ubuntu HTPC/Home server, and when I was setting it up, it was hooked to a 24" ASUS monitor using HDMI, no problem there, crystal clear image. But now that it's ready ...
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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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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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How to change resolution (with Bumblebee)?

I need to change the resolution on my laptop, unfortunately, xrandr only shows something like that. By nvidia-settings doesn't work. xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.10 Lightdm greeter resolution before login

There are various answers for changing the resolution of the Lightdm greeter before login by adding a root executable script to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf like this: [SeatDefaults] ...
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The resolution is squashed!

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 from the .iso. It worked fine the first time, but the second time I booted it up, the resolution was really messed up. The monitor was displaying everything really ...
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xrandr and multiple displays

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop and want to attach another monitor. The native laptop display is running at 1366x768 and my monitor is ...