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Intel GMA X3100 external monitor resolution issue

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook 4,1 (Intel GMA X3100 graphics chipset) on an external monitor, but can only get a resolution of 1024 x 768 (I get 1280 x 1024 in OS X). I'm able to force the ...
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HDMI working at boot but then blank once I log in

I've been having issues with HDMI output. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo z580, Ubuntu registers the HDMI and I have image and sound up to logging in then once I log in it goes blank. When I log in ...
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Higher Dispay Resolution than nativ possible

i have an old plasma display with the highest resolution of 1024x768. Cause this is 4/3 and not 16/9 i want to emulate 1280x720 and then scale it to 1024/768, so I can strech it width the plasma ...
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xrandr gives black background

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba Portege R600. Normally I have a flat green background (the middle choice of the custom set under wallpapers in the right-mouse-click GUI). When I plug in a VGA ...
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Refresh display settings - using xrandr / Laptop screen off, external screen on

I set the display settings of my laptop so that when an external screen is plugged in, only the external screen is used. However, when I plug it in after being logged into Ubuntu, it stays as if no ...
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Is monitor damage possible if a custom resolution is set through xrandr

Upon using ubuntu 12.04 i detected that the native resolution of my monitor i.e.(1280x1024) is not detected as one of the available resolutions by default. Hence i ran the command cvt 1280 1024 60 and ...
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How do I get names of different outputs available on the system via ssh?

If I run xrandr from a terminal in the X session I can see the names of different outputs available on the system. For example, I get something like this: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1440 x ...
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Can't set proper Resolution: Ubuntu w/Openbox vs Raspbian

I have both a BeagleBone Black and a Raspberry Pi that I'm working with, and figured this would be the best place to ask, since the BBB has Ubuntu with Openbox only and Raspbian is Debian based... ...
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Virtual screen larger than 4096x4096 using xrandr

I have a triple monitor setup with a 1920x1200 monitor in the middle and two rotated 1600x1200s on the sides, for a total requirement of 4320x1600. I recently installed xubuntu and I'm trying to use ...
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Xrandr, screen rotation and what is it actually doing?

I've put together a tiny 480x800 HDMI screen that is attached to a BeagleBoneBlack running Ubuntu 13.04 on a 3.8.13 kernel. 480x800 (0x42) 25.0MHz +HSync -VSync *current +preferred h: width ...
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I can't change resolution in Xubuntu 13.04

I used to have Ubuntu on my pc, but then I decided to try Xubuntu 13.04. I installed it but the better resolution available is 1024x768. I want to set a 1440x900 resolution, which is supported by my ...
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Can't set the resolution of my monitor on DisplayPort

My graphics card has a DVI port and two Display Ports. I have two of the same monitors, one on DVI, one on DP, but can't get xrandr to set the resolution on the DP one. I can't use xrandr --addmode ...
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Ubuntu - Resolution errors?

My current installation of ubuntu is running on 1024x768, however my monitor's optimal res. is 1366x768 which is successfully attained on the dual boot windows XP. So i tried a plethora of ways to ...
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S-video port not working on Ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my old HP Pavilion laptop. When I go into xrandr I get this. I am new to Ubuntu and I don't know what this means. I am trying to get my S-video port to work. Can anyone help me? ...
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Automatic switching between monitor configurations

I have a laptop and an external monitor and i was wondering if there was a simple approach to switching between multiple monitor configurations based on the detected available displays. For example: ...
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nVidia 8600M GT “Broken RandR detected”

Every time I try to run an application through wine I get a ton of messages saying err:winediag:xrandr12_init_modes Broken NVIDIA RandR detected, falling back to RandR 1.0. Please consider using ...
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Ubuntu Desktop shifted to right

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) Kernel : 3.5.0-18-generic I am encountering a strange problem, my whole desktop has shifted to right. This happened after I restored my system, I was getting a blank ...
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Screen turns black when lowering brightness

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E535 laptop along with Jupiter for power saving. And every time I use Fn key to alter the brightness, the screen turns blank and then ...
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Orchestrate `xrandr`, `xinput` and the like

I use KDE and have a couple settings there. But most of my settings are in scripts that use commands like xrandr, setxkbmap, xmodmap, xbindkeys and xinput. The problem is that the settings of those ...
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xrandr rotate doesn't work

I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad X220T tablet with twisting monitor. I usually turn the monitor, rotate the screen and disable the finger touch to use the pen, and I did this through an script and mapping ...
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External VGA monitor displays 1080p distorted

I have a screen capable of supporting a resolution of 1920x1080, but when I plug it in with a VGA cable to my laptop, the largest resolution it supports is 1024x768. I searched the internet to find a ...
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Can't change resolution via xrandr? Please someone help?

So I'm really new to ubuntu, just got and started dual booting it on my desktop along with windows 7. So far it's gone really smoothly, internet works and everything, the screen is pretty small, but ...
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Low resolution on second monitor, xrandr throws error

When I connect an external monitor to my laptop through VGA cable, it has extremely low resolutions and no higher options to choose from. I tried the following (based on this; other sites just ...
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alternatives to xrandr utility?

I'm trying to resize the LCD monitor (secondary HDMI monitor) because Ubuntu does not recognize the screen properly and the desktop borders are outside the screen. In the screen setings i have a list ...
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How to increase resolution in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 1280x800 if it is not found in available modes?

I have a problem with my screen resolution - it's native is 1280x800 but I can get only two resolutions (from xrandr commend): joanna@joanna-M51SE:~$ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for ...
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Screen is flickering on max resolution

I got a new pc with an Intel i7 4770 with no extra video card. So this pc uses the Intel HD 4600. My monitor is one from Dell. It's the U2711. The max resolution of the monitor is 2560x1440. To ...
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external monitor unstable

I have recently attached an external monitor (Iiyama LCD) to my Lenovo T430S (Intel HD4000). Attaching went fine with the automagic setup etc., but the image on the external monitor is a bit unstable ...
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Problems with connection laptop to TV via HDMI

Sorry for my English. I am from Russia. Laptop - Compaq presario cq61. Ubuntu 13.04 TV - Panasonic - VIERA TX-PR42C11 I need connect my laptop to TV via HDMI. When I had proprietary driver nVidia I ...
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xrandr: screen cannot be larger than 1680x1680 (desired size 3360x1050)

When executing this list of commands: xrandr --output DFP3 --mode 1680x1050 --rate 60 xrandr --output CRT1 --mode 1680x1050 --rate 59 xrandr --output DFP3 --left-of CRT1 (error here) xrandr --output ...
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Lubuntu 13.04 cannot set display resolution, windows invisible, huge mouse cursor

I've been using Lubuntu 12.04 on a somewhat unusual multi-display configuration; 3 displays arranged horizontally, and a fourth centred above them. This had been working fine in 12.04, but when ...
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xrandr reports size “not found in available modes” when coming from wine

My monitor's native resolution is 1680x1050. I can switch to another resolution with xrandr -s 1280x960 and then switch back with xrandr -s 1680x1050 without a problem. However, if I run XCOM: ...
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Why can't I get a screen resolution higher than 1024x768

I recently built a computer and instead of putting windows 7 on it I put Ubuntu 13.04. I'm too cheap to buy a graphics card so, I'm using my built-in Intel G41 and the only screen resolution I can ...
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xrandr-VGA1 add and remove

I need help I'm using ubuntu 13.04 on Dell Inspiron 1545 Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics ...
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Can't set resolution to 720p on my 1080p display

My display is a cheap ASUS VE248 that supports 1080p. But it's having some problems with 720p. And guess what. Yeah, I want to set it to 720p. The reasoning behind this that you probably don't want ...
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How to change the screen resolution in VNC viewer for Ubuntu 12.04 without a monitor?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a machine and I always use it remotely from VNC. When I have monitor connected to this machine, I can change the resolution of my VNC viewer in the following line: ...
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How can I shift my monitor image to the right?

I have a Thinkpad X220 with a 1366x768 screen. However, a vertical band of around 300 pixels is now dead on the the left side, and I can't have it repaired for a few months. I thought one solution ...
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No title bar, window bored or unity launcher in 12.10 after xrandr

-hey guys, need some serious help. Yesterday I was playing around with xrandr to try to get an HDMI TV to work properly without having over scan/ under scan as I have an Intel graphic chip and could ...
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Use arandr keybindings without metacity?

I use the arandr program (a GUI on top of xrandr) to switch between various monitor layouts quickly and easily. I find its less buggy than Ubuntu's displays application. One of the features of ...
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Can't change resolution in Xubuntu

i have a freshly installed Xubuntu 12.04 on an old computer. I'm fairly new to working with ubuntu (i know how to use google) and cannot seem to get the right resolution with it connected to a 16:9 ...
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Custom display settings with Lubuntu? [duplicate]

I am having a hard time with this HP Mini 210 1000 netbook. The screen just stretched out all of a sudden, forcing a resolution (1024x768) which is higher than the display's actual resolution ...
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configure modeline Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 in dual boot with Windows 7 on the same drive. In Windows, I customize my refresh rate for my 2nd monitor with the program powerstrip. When I export my Linux modeline and ...
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How do I change the backlight brightness on an iMac 12,2?

Problem: I can't adjust the brightness of my iMac and it's killing me. (My eyes! The goggles do nothing!). Has anyone gotten this to work? -Booting with rEFIt 0.14 -Product Name: iMac12,2 ...
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Possible to run a script when something plugged in / disconnected from Mini DisplayPort?

In /etc/acpi/ there are several scripts that can be customized to do something when a particular event happens on your physical computer, like the lid.sh script which is called when the laptop lid is ...
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xrandr three screens

I have 2 cards and three screens. I got them working before after a lot of difficulty. The solution was to add a setting to the boot config to increase memory allowed for display. Then, I had to do a ...
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Unable to change the refresh rate to 60hz with xrandr

My monitor supports 1920×1080 @ 60hz (LG W2486L) and graphic card (GeForce 9400 GT) using Ubuntu 12.04. When I type xrandr -q I get this: xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output ...
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Why is xrandr reporting a resolution just above the maximum (native) resolution?

I have a bizarre issue with a Lenovo e430 laptop. The LCD display is 1366x768, but for some reason it always starts with a resolution of 1368x768. This 2px overscan makes things jump all over the ...
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XFCE Display Setup

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on another PC, and decided to install XFCE (by installing xubuntu-desktop) Everything works great, except XFCE refuses to store my screen resolution and setup. ...
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XRandR not found with NVidia driver

I am running two monitors in Xinerama, left and right. I cannot convince the NVidia drivers to rotate the right screen, and XRandR will not run, stating "RandR extension missing". I am running Xorg ...
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xrandr config not loading properly at startup from .xprofile

I'm using xrandr to rescale the resolution on a netbook (Ubuntu 12.10). When I run the following command it works fine: xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1280x720 --scale 1.25x1.2 ...
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How to properly get screen rotation programmatically?

I need to programatically obtain screen rotation. I'm using Qt and the X extension XRandr. I'm trying the following: Display *dpy; Window root; XRRScreenConfiguration *conf; Rotation rotation; int ...