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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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Adding a large asus monitor resolution

I am trying to set up this monitor: http://commercial.asus.com/product/detail/vs247h-p-lcd-monitor I am able to connect the monitor and use it in various screen configurations, but have not yet been ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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Screen resolution startup script in LightDM

I used to fix the resolution of my screens (Which occur quite often, we have 5 computers having this problem at office and one at home) by setting and adding mode with xrandr in the gdm start script. ...
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Monitor resolution problem (nouveau-driver, 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04.1)

All of a sudden the system changed the screen resolution to 1240x768. I have an AOC 931 Swl with optimal resolution: 1366x768 (60 Hz). outputs: xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x ...
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Resize VNC screen

I would like to be able to resize a VNC session, where the Ubuntu 12.10 server is running with the default VNC server by selecting "Allow other users to view your desktop" and "Allow other users to ...
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Error when using XRANDR to add new resolution

I've been having some difficulty adding a new resolution using XRANDR and outputting it to my second monitor, which is a Panasonic Viera TX-P42G10E. This is what I run on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: ...
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Xconfig xrandr badmatch

Recently I minimal installed my OS, but got an unexpected error while setting my monitor resolution. it seems like a very old problem, but this time there are something else(I think). to install the ...
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How to adjust contrast with xcalib

I'm trying to adjust contrast on my laptop, a ThinkPad E430, running ubuntu 12.04: xcalib -co 70 -a xrandr --output LVDS1 --brightness 0.7 Either of them works only for 1-2 seconds and after that ...
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xrandr ignores setting DPI (Zenbook running 12.10)

I recently got a Zenbook Prime and installed ubuntu. Following The tips at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AsusZenbook worked out pretty well. Only one problem remains: I can not set the DPI. I ...
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xrander problem with 1900x1080p

i have a problem with xrandr i successfully executed the following : #cvt 1900 1080 #xrandr 1900x1080 170.75 1904 2024 2224 2544 1080 1083 1093 1120 -hsync +vsync but unfortunately the following ...
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External monitor resolution is 1024x768 (cvt+xrandr distorts the output)

I have a HP 2009v LCD monitor with VGA input which is plugged to my laptop with Intel graphics card. Windows recognizes the maximum resolution (1600x900) and displays the desktop correctly. Ubuntu ...
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Trouble setting monitor resolution higher than 1024x768 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screen resolution stuck at 1024x768 I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (32bit) and everything seems to be working fine with the exception that the only resolutions that the ...
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Resolution resets after every reboot, Screen Resoultion stuck at 1024x768

I installed a fresh copy of ubuntu 12.10 but the problem is that it does not recognize my monitor which is LG E1942. The screen resolution is stuck at 1024x768 and the other option is 800x600 but my ...