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Problem with xrandr rotation inverted

I have a lenovo x230t and have recently begun to retry with getting my screen rotation to work properly. I've been using the following: https://github.com/martin-ueding/thinkpad-scripts. But calling ...
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How do I restore my font sizes after using wine (800x600)?

After playing a full screen game in wine @800x600 I use xrandr to reset my monitor settings which are @ 1600x900 & 1440x900. When I do this, however my fonts become tiny. How do I keep my fonts ...
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Unfortunate resolution change. Xrandr refuses to switch

So unfortunately, just recently having installing Kubuntu 15.04, I wanted to get the resolution to fit my TV. The starting res of 1024x768 was too small for me. Having installed the NVIDIA drivers for ...
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Can not set proper resolution on this one monitor

I have a laptop with Intel HD graphics and running on Linux trusty 3.13.0-45-generic. I never had problems connecting external displays to my Display Port, but now I got a new monitor and can not get ...
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VGA Display edges cut off at 1920x1080 in Ubuntu Studio 15.4

Is there a way to go beyond xrandr's maximum screen size? I am using a Radeon X1650 PRO graphics card. I have been unable to install the proprietary driver, as suggested elsewhere. The installer ...
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How to autostart `xrandr` in Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [duplicate]

I am happily using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 (Mate 1.8.2) and I need to run a xrandr script in every initialization to correct the resolution of my external monitor. But it doesn't has a /etc/mdm/Init/... ...
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Rotating a yoga pro 2 screen with xrandr on ubuntu 15.04

I just upgraded to ubuntu 15.04 and the xrandr command I used to use has stopped working: xrandr --output eDP1 --rotate inverted All the other rotations work fine, "left, right, normal." But ...
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Extended monitor scaling

I have a Dell XPS 13 running Ubuntu 15.04 with a 3200x1800 display and an external 1920x1200 monitor that is connected via DVI through a mini displayport adapter. The UI on the built-in display is ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Doesn't Detect Monitor - xrandr crashes

Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't automatically recognise my monitor. It does not show up in display settings. This is the same as in 14.10 (and I have done a clean install). Apart from this xrandr just freezes ...
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how to configure a smaller desktop than physical screen size

I'm trying to attach a small system to my living room TV to use for Kodi and Steam In-Home streaming, but I'm running into what seems to be a slightly unusual issue. My TV is about 10 years old and ...
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Output of xrandr shows 1024x768+1366+0; what does it mean and can I change it?

$ xrandr VGA1 connected 1024x768+1366+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm I don't understand what the number 1366 in 1024x768+1366+0 represents. Can I change its value?
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HDMI connection problem — Dell Inspiron 3531 on ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (Unity Desktop) on a Dell Inspiron 3531 laptop. I tried connecting to an external monitor from my laptop's HDMI port. My laptop cannot connect. I ran xrandr. The xrandr says ...
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Enable screen powersaving 48Hz feature

Hello there fellow Ubuntu-ers, when I was using Windows, there was a feature how to save power by reducing the fps (or Hz if you'd like) of the screen from 60 to 48. Although it;s not clear how much ...
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How to debug xrandr not setting up the desired resolution?

I need some help in figuring out why does xrandr failes to set the desired resolution. I have a dual monitor setup: 13" laptop preferring 2560x1440 resolution 24" monitor preferring 1920x1200 ...
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Some dialog boxes are bigger than screen/display

I have an embedded board with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS GNOME 3.4.1. With this board I am using LCD display 800x480 and HID resistive touchscreen. Everything works fine but I have a problem with some dialog ...
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Running an Application (xrandr) Script on Startup [duplicate]

I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 with a dual-monitor setup. Since Ubuntu (and its derivatives) don't seem to like monitors with different resolutions (my laptop is 1280x800 and the monitor is 1366x768), I've ...
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Running a script at startup that uses xrandr to set display options

I've tried numerous methods of getting the following commands to run at startup xrandr --output DFP10 --rotate left xrandr --output DFP11 --right-of DFP10 This is necessary because my left monitor ...
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display goes black when inverted

When I invert my display (xrandr -o inverted), the display goes black. This is in contrast to orienting the display to left (xrandr -o left), to right (xrandr -o right) or to normal (xrandr -o ...
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Activate 3 monitors with GeForce GT610 and Ubuntu 14.04

I struggle trying to activate 3 monitors on my GeForce GT 610. I was following the walkthrough provided by burntsushi on reddit in a really close thread. But since the question is closed I cannot ask ...
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Xubuntu 2nd monitor

My second monitor isn't able to get out off the power save mode ( i think ). Everytime I change some monitor changes which should effect the second monitor (VGA1) i turns on for a 1-2 seconds after ...
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need to switch DP daisy-chained monitors on & off to get xrandr to switch them on

I'm running awesomewm on ubuntu laptop. I have two external monitors connected in DP daisy chain configuration, plugged into laptop's mini-dp port. xrandr detects both when they are plugged in. ...
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fakexrandr, Mirror Fake Displays - X Error of failed request: BadMatch

I need to create mirror fake displays in one physical monitor. I installed fakexrandr and now I have two fake displays(683x768) on 1366x768(max/prefered) monitor of my laptop. When I run xrandr ...
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how can I get 1366x768 resolution asus x53z loptop

I'm using a Ubuntu-Gnome 15.04 fully updated with all the packages from the repositories. I have an asus laptop with an AMD A6-3400 APU and a screen with a native resolution of 1366x768, in the live ...
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xrandr custom resolution distorting display

I have a second monitor which Ubuntu does not recognise the native resolution, 1920x1080. Using the following commands I can get the monitor to run at 1920x1080, except it is distorted and blurry to ...
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Connect 14.04 laptop to TV, VGA to HDMI via adapter

During my research on this topic I've encountered many people who seem to have a similar problem, but none of the few solutions that I found did the job for me. Problem I want to connect my Thinkpad ...
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Unity ignores “scale for menu and titlebars”

Just got Asus Zenbook ux305 with Intel Core M 5300. Resolution 3200x1800 QHD. Put Ubuntu 14.10 on it. First result, everything is damn small. xrandr outputs: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for ...
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hdmi not showing up in xrandr

Everything used to work until recently. Now, whenever I connect my HDMI monitor to my laptop nothing happens. Running xrandr doesn't show the HDMI output. Can anyone help out? I've been trying to fix ...
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nvidia prime dual monitors

After I fix nvidia-prime black screen issue Solving the Ubuntu 14.04 – NVIDIA 346 – nvidia-prime black screen issue I can't set up dual monitors. In one time I have enable only one monitor. How can I ...
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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Scale single window in Unity

Is there some option to scale a single application window in Unity? I know I can scale entire screen with: xrandr --output LVDS1 --scale 0.75x0.75 But I am looking for something that can do it for ...
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Resolution of external monitors stuck at 1440x900 on Thinkpad T430 with Intel HD graphics

I'm working on my Thinkpad T430, with Intel HD4000 graphics chipset, in a 3-display setup (the laptop display and two external monitors). I accidentally pressed the Super + P combination, which cycles ...
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Keyboard language is changed when xrandr is executed

I have two scripts to switch between my standing desk and my sitting desk which are: #!/bin/bash xrandr --auto && xrandr --output eDP1 --off; and #!/bin/bash xrandr --auto && ...
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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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Xrandr: Serial number of failed request: 39

I am currently attempting to connect my NEC brand TV to my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop via HDMI, however am of course getting overscanned. My TV does not have an option to disable this, so of course I tried ...
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xrandr lists audio (over HDMI) but aplay doesn't

I'm on 14.04 and trying to get sound over displayport -> HDMI -> TV on my Dell Optiplex 780 with Intel GMA4500 graphics. The issue is not (yet) displayport -> HDMI which seems to be adapter dependent ...
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How to change active monitor with keybinding ubuntu 14?

I'm struggling with it for some time and still have no solution. I've got default monitor under HDMI1 (1680x1050) and projector for watching movies on HDMI2 (1280x720). I tried to use xrandr and made ...
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Lost Video After Upgrade - Should I rebuild Kernel

I'm Losing Monitor On reboot Prior to Login Screen – After an update to ubuntu 14.04.1 (3.14.0-44) on 1/23, with gnome shell, where I didn't reboot or notice any problem until 1/25, I'm losing all ...
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KDE resizes when I turn off a monitor

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 with 3 monitors. When I turn off a monitor, KDE detects that and resizes/moves windows to the other monitors. I usually want to turn off all monitors and walk ...
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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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xrandr stoped detecting s-video [ output S-video not found ]

I was using xrandr --output S-video --set load_detection 1 to detect s-video port on Ubuntu 14.04 and it was working. there was a power outage and now I'm getting this message warning: output ...
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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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Want to disable built-in screen by default

Some background: My old, well-loved laptop has kicked the bucket. The normally well-backlit screen is entirely, illegibly darkened. It seems to my inexpert inspection to be a hardware problem well ...
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How to get the current display output using the command line?

I'm writing a script in which I need to switch between two displays, but I can't find a way to get the information about the current active output. Pretty much like this: if Display0 is off and ...
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xrandr crashes X

I want to use an old ASUS EeePC Netbook as an XBMC machine for an old Samsung 40° LCD. I connected it via VGA due to lack of options. I have to use Ubuntu2d in 12.04 LTS. Unfortunately, overscan is ...
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Change only one display orientation from terminal

I am starting to work with 2 displays on Ubuntu. One of them is rotateable, so I can use it easily in both landscape and portrait mode. But I world prefer to have ability to change orientation setting ...
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Setting best display mode as default

I use two resolutions - 1680x1050x60Hz for general usage and 1280x1024x75Hz for CS:GO playing. I have set 1280x1024 in CS:GO settings, but when it launches it sets itself at 60Hz. For this moment I ...
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Setting different subpixel rendering on different monitors

I am using dual monitors, one of them rotated by 90 degrees. Font antialising does not look right in the rotated monitor (i.e., there are rainbow borders around characters). I believe this is ...
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Xrandr won't change to 120hz

I am using X.Org drivers on my gtx 780 and i have an LG 120hz screen. I want to run the screen at 120hz but it seems like xrandr doesn't want me to. I ran gtf 1920 1080 120 and got: # 1920x1080 @ ...
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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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Xrandr message: Rate 144.0 Hz not available for this size

When I type xrandr and press enter, the output I get says that I have 144.0 hz available to use on my 1920x1080 resolution, but when I try "xrandr -s 1920x1080 -r 144.0" or 144 without .0 I get the ...