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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 ...
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Dell XPS 13 Sputnik3 (Ubuntu 14.04) cannot find display-port

Here is the story. I've used the mini-display port from my XPS13 for about a year with an ASUS 2560x1440 res external display, via a mini-DP to DP connector. This has worked fine for 1 year. This ...
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Higher Resolution Xrandr 1400x1050 Legacy GPU

Dear Ubuntu Community, recently I (re)found my 10 year old Sony Vaio laptop, a PCG-GRT916V to be exact. I immediately had the idea to put this old laptop to good use. Over the course of two weeks I ...
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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 ...
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Laptop display stopped working with correct resolution for no reason

I'm, running latest xubuntu on a laptop with 1366x768 resolution and Radeon 4330 card. Default radeon driver. Never made any manual config changes, everything ran smoothly for a couple of months after ...
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How to make xrandr scrreen resolution permanent?

I create script file name it lightdmxrandr.sh. here is file content: xrandr --newmode "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync xrandr --addmode LDVS-0 ...
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Why can't I start a VNC session using the randr flag?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and can successfully run vncserver (which ultimately links to /usr/bin/vnc4server) and connect with my client, and I can also add the -geometry flag ...
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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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Dual Monitor Setup, One Monitor has Double Width and scrolls into other monitor

I've looked around and cannot find this issue anywhere... So I have a two-monitor setup on my Ubunutu 14.04 desktop. I had just solved a strange mouse issue by switching to Proprietary NVIDIA drivers ...
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xrandr custom resolution problems

I have set up a custom resolution using xrandr, but when I apply it the start-bar is then set in the middle of the physical display screen... Any ideas how to go about setting it to be where it ...
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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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How to fix multi-display after upgrade? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Nvidia Optimus)

I did a dist-upgrade today and after rebooting it would not load any GUI (tried lightdm and gdm), just stuck at the blinking underscore cursor. I noticed the driver had changed to Nvidia 343 so I ...
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VGA output for Old pc

I have a acer 5710g, i had some problems about heating and i turned it into a media system just for downloading stuff and watching movies by removing internal screen. However i have some problems ...
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Unknown resolution on ubuntu 14.04 after software update

i have been using ubuntu 14.04 since its launch without any problem whatsoever but since yesterday when i started my system, i was horrified to see my screen resolution changed to 1024x768 from ...
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undetected resolution with 14.04

I am an utterly starter but need to change from Vista to Linux with my pc: Epson NJ2100(WXZA wide scren of 5:3). According to the manual of virtualbox, I have used cvt/xrandr commands for ...
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How do I get a display resolution above 1024x768 on my ATI Radeon x800

I've been bashing my head against this for the last few hours on and off. I've a pretty archaic graphics card (radeon X800) connected up to a 37" Samsung Smart TV and I'll be damned if I can get the ...
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Change scrren resolution when vnc client connected automatically

When I am outside using a notebook with smaller monitor, connecting to vino vnc server at home the resolution is 1920x1080. It's not convenient to control. How can it change resolution automatically ...
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Problem with “xrander --addmode” -command [duplicate]

I have been trying add undetected resolutions for my display with cvt, xrandr --newmode and xrandr --addmode -commands, but without success: $ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output ...
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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 ...
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laptop sees two connections when HD TV is plugged, but no image

With Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) and Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-68-generic-pae, when I connect it to an HD TV via the micro-DVI to DVI (Apple adapter) --> DVI to HDMI (I tried two ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) small screen on VMware (4.2.12)

I am getting small screen of Ubuntu after installation on VMware. I have tried installation twice. On trying to install Guest addition it gives error - "the headers of current running kernel were ...
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Problem with low screen resolution

I am using two monitors in my desktop. (1) is connected via DVI and (2) via VGA. max resolution for (1) is 1600x1200 and for (2) is 1680x1050. Max resolution for (1) is recognized as expected but for ...
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Output of xrandr in NVIDIA TwinView

I don't have a machine which is running with NVIDIA card. My machine is using Intel® HD Graphics 4400 One Mini DisplayPort*1 1.2 supporting ultra-high definition 4K displays and multiple monitor ...
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Dual-monitor seems to be default in Ubuntu 14.04, and I try to solve it, but close the wrong monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My mouse goes outside the screen when moving to the right edge, so I guess something wrong with my monitor setting. lt seemed that "dual monitor" was set as default ...