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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 ...
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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 ...
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External display suddenly not detected

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U410 running Ubuntu Desktop 13.04. I have an external monitor that I connect to via HDMI, and it's worked flawlessly for six months. I plug in my laptop, it detects the ...
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(How) Can X11 Know My Screen Orientation Pre-Login? (Ubuntu 12.10)

Problem: a laptop usually plugged into 2 external monitors, both rotated 90 degrees. At login time, the 3 displays are mirrored, and only the laptop itself is appropriately oriented. I'd prefer to ...
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xrandr startup script

I'm using ubuntu server with xmonad. I configure my dual monitor setup with xrandr but I can't get it to run on startup. My .xinitrc looks like this: # WM xmonad # dual monitor xrandr --output HDMI1 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...