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Startup script locks up Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I ran Ubuntu 13.10 with a startup script that had three xrandr commands in it to add a screen resolution that Ubuntu couldn't detect. After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, the system freezes on startup. ...
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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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xrandr command - what it actually says about current resolution ?

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7403435/ I pasted there what the output of xrandr command gave me. I am not sure about the little star (*) meaning. And the (+) sign. 1920x1080 60.0*+ Is that ...
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Upgrade X to Saucy on Precise

I've installed the Saucy latest kernel with by installing the following package: linux-image-generic-lts-saucy Everything is working great, no problems. I am, however, running into issues with X ...
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Dell XPS 15 L521x miniDisplay to VGA detects monitor but does not work

I have an Dell XPS 15 L521x Laptop with an HDMI and miniDisplay outputs only. The HDMI port works great but when I'm trying to connect to a VGA output using mini DP -> VGA adapter the OS detects the ...
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Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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Can't set custom resolution with TV and GT610, xrandr and Nvidia woes!

So, I've looked around, and I know nothing about xrandr and the lot. I thought I had my display fixed, but it kinda... Pans, or scrolls, when I move my mouse to the edge of my display... Anyone know ...
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Connecting to a CRT television through an HDMI to analog converter

Running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenvo G500 laptop, trying to connect an old CRT television as a second screen. Since the TV is old and only has analog inputs, I ordered an HDMI->Component Video converter ...
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Why don't my lightdm.conf edits affect my desktop screen resolution?

I wanted to change my desktop screen resolution to 1366x768. But my VESA drivers(AMD REDWOOD) did not detect that resolution. So I created a shell script as follows:- xrandr --newmode ...
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How can one run a shell script just before the desktop session begins?

I want my system to run with 1366x768 resolution. Note that this resolution is not detected by the open source driver. So I created a bash script as follows :- xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" ...
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Refresh rate is 120Hz while my screen is 60Hz

I don't understand why I have to different refresh rate on my system: Here is my xrandr output: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1600 x 900, maximum 8192 x 8192 DVI-I-1 connected ...
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how to get a DisplayLink display adapter working in Ubuntu 13.10

I have a UGA-2K-A USB 2.0 to DVI DisplayLink graphics adapter and I'm trying to get it to work on Ubuntu 13.10 in order to hook it up to a display. First, I confirmed that the package ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 | Display issues with Dell GX620

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on Dell GX620. I'm not able to change the resolution from 'Display'. I have already tried the following method: Modeline "1280x1024_60.00" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 ...
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Xrandr modes not set at login

In my setup (PXE-boot/kdm/openbox), the resolutions are added after login. It is difficult to describe the complete setup, so I will ask more generally. Which process is responsible for adding the ...
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How to change min desktop resolution

I'm trying to use my MSI GT70 with my old tablet Wacom PL-550. My problem is that each attempt to install Nvidia driver on the laptop resulted in a unbooteable system, and that in current ...
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Failed to get size of gamma for output default when trying to add new screen resolution

I'm trying to adjust resolution on my new MSI GT70 2OC. In settings, only one resolution is available: 1920x1080. This is fine, except that I need to decrease the resolution and make it more ...
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Start ubuntu with xrandr generated screen resolution

First of all, sorry for starting a new question. I couldn't see the forest thrue all the trees anymore is what we would say here in holland. It started with this question where I didn't know how to ...
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How can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a "cropping" black bar ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Xrandr returns HDMI disconneted

I have an Asus PB278Q that I am trying to hook up to my laptop running Ubuntu 13.10. When I type Xrandr it reports the proper information for screen 0 but says that HDMI-0 is disconnected. I have ...
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Cursor blinking with DisplayLink

I just got my DisplayLink monitor (Lenovo LT1421) running on my Ubuntu 13.10 Laptop. With the help of some really helpful tutorials from archlinux (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=164385) I ...
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Can't change the resolution higher than 1024x768

Hello complete newbie here. So from the moment i installed ubuntu 12.04 i tried changing the resolution to the maximum supported by my monitor which is 1440x900. I tried installing the proprietary ...
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wacom axis sensitivity

My wacom stretchs everything vertically. How do I lower its vertical sensitivity? I use my display rotated to see it vertically. May be it is confusing the tablet. (But I switched off absolute ...
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Resolution Problem 1366x768 in Ubuntu 12.04

My resolution is 1366x768 but I get only these 4 options: 1280 x 1024 1024 x 768 800 x 600 640 x 400. I have tried using xrandr but I get the following error: "xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma ...
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xrandr - LDVS1 detected but doesn't actually exist

I have a PC-Mini with one DVI output -- and nothing else. When I check xrandr I see this: LVDS1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 1024x768 60.0 + 800x600 60.3 ...
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Resolution problem with Nvidia GT 620

So today my computer needed a reboot and when it booted back up my resolution had changed. It used to be either 1280×1024 or 1400x900 I can't remember but now after fighting with the GUI display ...
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How do I resolve desktop larger than screen?

EDIT - The file is being saved to the desktop but is being placed in the region above DVI-I-1, i.e. the bit that is described by +0+261 offset. Temporary solution is just to align monitors along the ...
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Low Screen Resolution

The max I can set my resolution currently is 1024x768, but my laptop's native resolution is 1920x1080. I've always been able to set it to 1920x1080 without issue, but since I broke my video driver (I ...
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accessing main settings via/in lowgraphicsmode

In advance I must say im from Europe so if and when my English is unclear to you please ask me to rephrase and do accept my apologies in advance. With regards to my question/problem. I have a IBM ...
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How to list active displays (on command line)?

xrandr -q gives me a list of connected displays, but how can I find out (script friendly) if a display is currently active? Context: I would like to write a script to toggle a Display. If it's ...
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Low Resolution on Boot, not Login

Ok, here goes: When I was installing Nvidia drivers and Bumblebee for my 780m Optimus laptop, the Intel driver somehow made my display undetectable, making X output in the lowest resolution it could ...
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xrandr fails to change refreshrate

Ubuntu Unity has issues allowing my Haswell Intel HD4600 graphics card to change refreshrate with xrandr. xrandr --screen 0 --output HDMI2 --mode 0xd1 should change the refreshrate to 24hz, running ...
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Resolution not in xrandr and make new Resolution permenent?

I am using a monitor which its native (optimal) resolution is 1600*900. but xrandr doesn't show any resolution above "1024x768". I can change to my native resoution by issuing these 3 commands: ...
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Running xrandr With pam_exec

Can anyone tell me why xrandr doesn't work when I run it using pam_exec? I'm having the same issue as 12.04 Resolution Changes on Lock + KVM only in 13.10, but I think I'm close to a solution. It's ...
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Unable to set proper screen resolution on Ubuntu

Basically, I've done all of the correct steps in creating the resolution for myself... $ xrandr --newmode "1824x1036_60.00" a bunch of number -hsync +vsync (I'm on another computer so I can't copy ...
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Add asymmetrical margin on LCD display?

My old laptop display is starting to break, and I have many dead pixels and other physical issues on the left side of the screen only. Of course I should get a new monitor (or ideally a new laptop), ...
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Nouveau quad monitors dual-GPU error: could not set the configuration for CRTC 64

I have 2 GPU (Nvidia G96GL Quadro FX 580) hooked to 2 monitors each, and while I was on 12.04 I was happily using all 4 monitors using the proprietary drivers. I recently upgraded to 13.10 and all ...
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Extend screen size

I was trying to extend the screen size to get it bigger than the actual monitor, so that my monitor shows just the leftmost part of the screen and the other (half?) part just stay hidden (but i can ...
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[13.10][intel gma]DVI not showing

Im new to xrandr tool and configuring X on linux - I allways used the terminal. Im trying to setup my linux server into xbmc machine. The VGA worked from the start but im having problem with DVI (so i ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 misssing resolution

My Ubuntu 13.04 installation has only 2 options for its resolution 640x480 800x600 after the check with command xrandr in the terminal xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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how to restrict 3D (unity 3D) usage to only one screen

I got dual monitor setup, configuration is like this: xrandr --output HDMI-0 --above LVDS And Unity 3D became irratatingly slow. For example character appears only 1 second after I key in them. ...
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xrandr works at startup, but when I type something, the bad brightness returns

I put a script for xrandr working at startup, its good. but when I type something, the bad brightness returns. When I re-put "xrandr --output LVDS1 --brightness 0.55" on a terminal, all is good. Why ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Resolution [duplicate]

Sorry if vague, new to Ubuntu. Upgraded from 12.04 when I managed to break that, now in 13.10 and can not get resolution above 1024x768. From my searches looks like that;s a common problem. Looking ...
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Where to call xrandr before xmonad is running?

I'm currently using the default 12.04 precise login screen, and I'm using xmonad as my window manager. I'm trying to determine a good place to put an xrandr call before xmonad is loaded, otherwise ...
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Change resolution on Lenovo B590 to 1600x900, Ubuntu 12.04LTS permenently?

Using Lenovo B590 my max res in Displays is currently 1366x768. im trying to change it to 1600x900. i tried following this guide: ...
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Keep dual monitor position settings

I can change the position of my dual monitors using arandr. However, I have to do this every time I log back in. I'd like to keep the configuration settings without having to do this every time. I ...
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xrandr does not show hdmi

I'm trying to connect my DELL INSPIRON N5110(Ubuntu 13.04) to SAMSUNG S24C350H Monitor via HDMI. When i plug my cable to laptop and to the monitor nothing happened. I tried System Settings -> ...
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resolution stuck to 1024x768, after installation

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Optipex 760 with a fujitsu 1280x1024 resolution LCD but when I installed ubuntu 13.10 my resolution was stuck to 1024x768. I followed the instruction on Screen ...
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Can't change resolution higher than 1152x864 xrandr gives me error

I just installed 12.04 LTS (after having troubles with 13.10), and I can't set the resolution of my second screen higher than 1152х864, even though the monitor can support 1280x1024. When I try to add ...
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Can I zoom out windows or scale the whole desktop?

I have a 17" laptop with 1600x900 resolution, but it's not enough to open windows side by side. I'm wondering if i could zoom out (or any other solution) windows (or the whole desktop). Is there a ...
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How to set a custom resolution?

I tried to use xrandr to set 1680x1050 as a new mode to VGA output, but it says: sudo xrandr --addmode VGA-0 1680 X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) Major opcode ...