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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 ...
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Problem with the screen resolution on 12.04

I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop. The screen resolution is stuck in 1024x768. The screen is made for 1280x800. When I run xrandr I get: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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Create startup terminal program

I would like Ubuntu to open up a terminal window and apply the following code upon login: xrandr --newmode "1280x1024_60.00" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 1712 1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync xrandr ...
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Can't get the right resolution for external monitor

This problem is probably pretty specific to my hardware, but I'm getting frustrated with my limited knowledge on things I might try to solve it, so I post it anyway and hope for help :) I've got a ...
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Games display across both monitors when opened

I am not sure what setting to change for this but I open games like Dungeon Crawl or a Steam game and the game wants to take up both screens. Is there a way to have the game open just on one screen ...
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External display, windows are moving to external display

I use external display with lenovo w520, I am running it with following script xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --primary --output VIRTUAL --mode 1920x1200 --left-of LVDS1 optirun screenclone -d :8 -x 1 ...
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Use TV (hdmi) with non-square pixels

I am having a problem when I connect my LG plasma tv (with a native resolution of 1024x768 pixels) to my 12.04 laptop using HDMI. The pixels (actual pixels, not the signal) of my TV are physically ...
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How can I properly use Dynamic MultiMonitor in xrandr?

I have a Dell Latitude E6520 with Ubuntu 12.04 and a Dell U2711 Monitor connected with my docking station. I tried this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DynamicMultiMonitor xrandr --version xrandr ...
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How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?

I have a DELL U2410 monitor connected to a Compaq 100B desktop equipped with an integrated AMD/ATI graphics card (AMD E-350). The installed O/S is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. The computer is connected to the ...
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How can I configure my system to use Twinview correctly?

Story: I have a HP dv7 1020us with a Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT. My internal monitor is broken, so essentially I cant' use it, as I can hardly see anything through it. Recently, I upgraded to Ubuntu ...
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Why does cvt change my res value?

I have problems with my resolution and I wanted to adjust it with the help of xrandr, but when I try to set it up it changes the values.. fabio@fabio-EasyNote-TS11HR ~ $ cvt 1366 768 # 1368x768 59.88 ...
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External monitor does not correctly display on GMA500

Asus "T91mt" (resolution 1024x600). External monitor 17" VGA 1280x1024. Ubuntu 12.04.1. GMA500. I have solved a common gma500 issue of resolution own display, but i can't connect external monitor ...
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Login screen resolution causes monitor to be “Out of Range” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make xrandr customization permanent? Today I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS and I am experiencing some resolution problems. I fixed my desktop, but my ...
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How do I set resolution to 1440x900 with Nvidia?

I have an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT card and suddenly after some recent updates on 12.04, I am unable to get my resolution higher than 1024x768. It used to be 1440x900. I have tried uninstalling and ...
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How to set the monitor to its native resolution when xrandr approach isn't working?

I am trying to setup my Samsung syncmaster B2030 monitor in ubuntu 12.04. It's native resolution is 1600x900 which I am not getting in ubuntu and which I am trying to get. I tried using xrandr ...
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How to change the screen resolution of the virtual console on an external VGA?

I've found helpful solutions to randr problems on the regular GUI (Ctrl+Alt+F7) but this question is about resizing the virtual console, which doesn't have good google results. I've been using arandr ...
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xrandr as root cannot find displays

I have the following rule call my script when I dock or un-dock my ThinkPad: # /lib/udev/rules.d/81-thinkpad-dock.rules KERNEL=="dock.0", ATTR{docked}=="0", RUN+="/usr/bin/think-dock-hook off" ...
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set screen resolution higher than what's supported

When I run xrandr I have this output: barsoom@ubuntu:/etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu$ sudo xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, ...
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Need a way to restrict maximum screen size due to monitor hardware issues

Basically the lower part of my laptop screen has fizzled out (its just dead static, as you can see here. So I'm trying to figure out a way to automatically restrict my window sizes, full-screen ...
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Rotate only one screen

If I have only the internal monitor (LVDS1) with an xrandr -o left command. Now I want to attach a second monitor, say to HDMI1. Then I'd like to rotate only the internal monitor, but not the external ...
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Can I force VGA signal output even when xrandr shows 'disconnected'?

My notebook is connected to a HDTV through a KVM Switch (one other notebook also connected to the same HDTV). The problem seems to be that Ubuntu doesn't recognize the HDTV to be turned on and ...