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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 ...
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Turn Monitor Back On after xrandr

I keep my Laptop PC always connected to my HDMI tv. When I am watching a movie on the tv, i use the command xrandr --output LVDS1 --off to turn my laptop screen Off (it is annoying to see the movie on ...
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Dual monitor resolutions won't stick after boot unknown

I had a brownout last night, which forced my CPU to reboot. When it came back up, my dual monitors had the incorrect resolution. Now I have to set them manually after startup. My main monitor is an ...
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Startup script for brightness

Not so long ago I replaced XP for Lubuntu 14.04 on a old PC, and it works great. To make it perfect, I want to autoexecute "xrandr --output VGA-1 --gamma 3:3:3 --brightness 1" on startup or boot. ...
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Xrandr custom refresh rate unstable in games and with various applications [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my Notebook with Nvidia optimus. Default intel drivers, nvidia 340.24 + bumblebee. (Those problems are indipendent from nvidia, they persist with either nouveau and ...
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Screen Resolution not displaying properly on eee pc

After installation, everything works normally except for the very big icons on the screen. I checked the screen resolution and found out that it is very low, 1024x600. I tried searching Ask Ubuntu ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Dual Mon with ARandR Screen Layout Editor

I have make use of the XRandR with Lubuntu 14.04 on my old VAIO TZ17GN notebook. It working fine for my dual monitors situation. But I found some tricky issues. Desktop issue First of all, I can't ...
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Configuring two sets of mirrored displays

I'm trying to configure several Ubuntu 14.04 desktop workstations, each of which has a total of 4 monitors. I would like to configure them so that there are 2 independent screens, each of which is ...
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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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Can't switch to Discrete GPU Hybrid Graphics ATI/intel

Just recently I had got my hybrid graphics working with DRI_PRIME=1. I obviously have the open source drivers. Now for some reason that I can't figure out it has stopped working. xrandr ...
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Why doesn't xrandr recognize my view as connected, even though it's on?

I have a dual screen setup via a Lenovo docking station, the laptop itself has its lid shut. The two screens are mirror display, i.e. both are clearly on and working to some extent, they both display ...
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xrandr --addmode doesn't add to the wanted output (DVI-I-0), instead adding to HDMI-0

The monitor I use is a Samsung SyncMaster S24B300, and no matter what the heck I do, Ubuntu refuses to use 1920x1080 at 60hz for the output I want, despite my monitor (which is unrecognized by the ...
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What is causing my my screen to go black?

I have this Ubuntu (12.04.4) netbook hooked up to a 55" screen to display slides and info. It was running fine for quite a while and was set up not to go to screen saver or anything. I think there was ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: reset xrandr config

I did a wrong setting with xrandr (wrong use of --scale parameter) and now my Ubuntu 14.04 freeze after unity login screen I tried to remove (from recovery shell) ~/.config/monitors.xml and set ...
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Dual Monitor Problem xrandr

Using fluxbox with Linux Mint. I have this script to set dual screen in fluxbox xrandr --output DP-1 --off --output DVI-I-1 --mode 1600x900 --pos 1440x0 --rotate normal --output DVI-D-1 --mode ...
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Can't adjust Resolution on a virtual Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have recently created an Ubuntu Virtual Machine, but the resolution is way off, and I am not able to change it to a more appropriate size. My host machine is a MacBook pro running 10.7.5 with a ...
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How to make Xrandr permanent? [duplicate]

I have a second monitor which was getting a low resolution at start up. Using xandr I am able to add the proper resolution (1360x768). How do I make it permanent? I saw another post about this, but it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...