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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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Ubuntu 13.10 Dual AMD GPU Dual WQHD screens Second Screen only displays white with X for cursor

I've got 2x HD6850's with 2 1440p screens setup as one monitor per card. There is a crossfire bridge in, without it the second card or monitor are not detected. The issue is that the second screen ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...
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Monitor setup and desktop background lost on restart

I have a Lenovo Z570 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 very happily. I love it, and I'm fairly sure I want to switch permenantly. The laptop has a 1366x768px built in screen, and is connected ...
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How do I create a custom resolution for an external monitor?

I currently trying to add the resolution 1216x676 for my external monitor which is connected via HDMI-1. I'm following the guide found at ...
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How to enable overscan compensation in the i915 driver?

Does the i915 driver support "overscan compensation"? If so, how can I enable it? EDIT: Or is there any other driver for Intel's HD4000 graphic that supports "overscan compensation"?
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Is there a way to disable laptop LCD on startup when external monitor is connected

Am running 12.04 and Gnome Shell with a Thinkpad X201 laptop and docking station. When I start the Thinkpad in the docking station with the lid closed, Ubuntu is recognizes that the external monitor ...
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USB2VGA device not listed as output device

When I type xrandr the usb2vga device "Magic Control Technology Corp. (USB2VGA dongle)" does not show up. A reboot with the device plugged in doesn't change it. The kernel.log shows that it has been ...