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Cannot use external monitor on mini displayport to DVI to VGA

I'm trying to use an external monitor that only comes with VGA. To make it more difficult, I just took the available cables: so now, I'm trying to connect from my laptop's mini displayport to DVI and ...
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Change DPI on HiDPI laptop with two external monitors

I have a Surface Pro 3 laptop (running Ubuntu Gnome) with two external monitors. The laptop's screen has a resolution of 2160x1440, and the two monitors are 1920x1080. The Surface Pro (eDP1) is on ...
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Problem with xrandr rotation inverted

I have a lenovo x230t and have recently begun to retry with getting my screen rotation to work properly. I've been using the following: https://github.com/martin-ueding/thinkpad-scripts. But calling ...
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How do I restore my font sizes after using wine (800x600)?

After playing a full screen game in wine @800x600 I use xrandr to reset my monitor settings which are @ 1600x900 & 1440x900. When I do this, however my fonts become tiny. How do I keep my fonts ...
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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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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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Unfortunate resolution change. Xrandr refuses to switch

So unfortunately, just recently having installing Kubuntu 15.04, I wanted to get the resolution to fit my TV. The starting res of 1024x768 was too small for me. Having installed the NVIDIA drivers for ...
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Xrandr message: Rate 144.0 Hz not available for this size

When I type xrandr and press enter, the output I get says that I have 144.0 hz available to use on my 1920x1080 resolution, but when I try "xrandr -s 1920x1080 -r 144.0" or 144 without .0 I get the ...
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Can not set proper resolution on this one monitor

I have a laptop with Intel HD graphics and running on Linux trusty 3.13.0-45-generic. I never had problems connecting external displays to my Display Port, but now I got a new monitor and can not get ...
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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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VGA Display edges cut off at 1920x1080 in Ubuntu Studio 15.4

Is there a way to go beyond xrandr's maximum screen size? I am using a Radeon X1650 PRO graphics card. I have been unable to install the proprietary driver, as suggested elsewhere. The installer ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Doesn't Detect Monitor - xrandr crashes

Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't automatically recognise my monitor. It does not show up in display settings. This is the same as in 14.10 (and I have done a clean install). Apart from this xrandr just freezes ...
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How to autostart `xrandr` in Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [duplicate]

I am happily using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 (Mate 1.8.2) and I need to run a xrandr script in every initialization to correct the resolution of my external monitor. But it doesn't has a /etc/mdm/Init/... ...
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Rotating a yoga pro 2 screen with xrandr on ubuntu 15.04

I just upgraded to ubuntu 15.04 and the xrandr command I used to use has stopped working: xrandr --output eDP1 --rotate inverted All the other rotations work fine, "left, right, normal." But ...
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Extended monitor scaling

I have a Dell XPS 13 running Ubuntu 15.04 with a 3200x1800 display and an external 1920x1200 monitor that is connected via DVI through a mini displayport adapter. The UI on the built-in display is ...
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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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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 configure a smaller desktop than physical screen size

I'm trying to attach a small system to my living room TV to use for Kodi and Steam In-Home streaming, but I'm running into what seems to be a slightly unusual issue. My TV is about 10 years old and ...
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Output of xrandr shows 1024x768+1366+0; what does it mean and can I change it?

$ xrandr VGA1 connected 1024x768+1366+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm I don't understand what the number 1366 in 1024x768+1366+0 represents. Can I change its value?
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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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Some dialog boxes are bigger than screen/display

I have an embedded board with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS GNOME 3.4.1. With this board I am using LCD display 800x480 and HID resistive touchscreen. Everything works fine but I have a problem with some dialog ...
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HDMI connection problem — Dell Inspiron 3531 on ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (Unity Desktop) on a Dell Inspiron 3531 laptop. I tried connecting to an external monitor from my laptop's HDMI port. My laptop cannot connect. I ran xrandr. The xrandr says ...
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Enable screen powersaving 48Hz feature

Hello there fellow Ubuntu-ers, when I was using Windows, there was a feature how to save power by reducing the fps (or Hz if you'd like) of the screen from 60 to 48. Although it;s not clear how much ...
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need to switch DP daisy-chained monitors on & off to get xrandr to switch them on

I'm running awesomewm on ubuntu laptop. I have two external monitors connected in DP daisy chain configuration, plugged into laptop's mini-dp port. xrandr detects both when they are plugged in. ...
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How to debug xrandr not setting up the desired resolution?

I need some help in figuring out why does xrandr failes to set the desired resolution. I have a dual monitor setup: 13" laptop preferring 2560x1440 resolution 24" monitor preferring 1920x1200 ...
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xrandr lists audio (over HDMI) but aplay doesn't

I'm on 14.04 and trying to get sound over displayport -> HDMI -> TV on my Dell Optiplex 780 with Intel GMA4500 graphics. The issue is not (yet) displayport -> HDMI which seems to be adapter dependent ...
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Running a script at startup that uses xrandr to set display options

I've tried numerous methods of getting the following commands to run at startup xrandr --output DFP10 --rotate left xrandr --output DFP11 --right-of DFP10 This is necessary because my left monitor ...
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Running an Application (xrandr) Script on Startup [duplicate]

I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 with a dual-monitor setup. Since Ubuntu (and its derivatives) don't seem to like monitors with different resolutions (my laptop is 1280x800 and the monitor is 1366x768), I've ...
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display goes black when inverted

When I invert my display (xrandr -o inverted), the display goes black. This is in contrast to orienting the display to left (xrandr -o left), to right (xrandr -o right) or to normal (xrandr -o ...
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Activate 3 monitors with GeForce GT610 and Ubuntu 14.04

I struggle trying to activate 3 monitors on my GeForce GT 610. I was following the walkthrough provided by burntsushi on reddit in a really close thread. But since the question is closed I cannot ask ...
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Xubuntu 2nd monitor

My second monitor isn't able to get out off the power save mode ( i think ). Everytime I change some monitor changes which should effect the second monitor (VGA1) i turns on for a 1-2 seconds after ...
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fakexrandr, Mirror Fake Displays - X Error of failed request: BadMatch

I need to create mirror fake displays in one physical monitor. I installed fakexrandr and now I have two fake displays(683x768) on 1366x768(max/prefered) monitor of my laptop. When I run xrandr ...
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how can I get 1366x768 resolution asus x53z loptop

I'm using a Ubuntu-Gnome 15.04 fully updated with all the packages from the repositories. I have an asus laptop with an AMD A6-3400 APU and a screen with a native resolution of 1366x768, in the live ...
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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 set the monitor to its native resolution which is not listed in the resolutions list?

After installing Ubuntu 10.04 with my Samsung SyncMaster B2030, native resolution (1600X900) is not found in the list of resolutions.
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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 ...
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xrandr custom resolution distorting display

I have a second monitor which Ubuntu does not recognise the native resolution, 1920x1080. Using the following commands I can get the monitor to run at 1920x1080, except it is distorted and blurry to ...
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Connect 14.04 laptop to TV, VGA to HDMI via adapter

During my research on this topic I've encountered many people who seem to have a similar problem, but none of the few solutions that I found did the job for me. Problem I want to connect my Thinkpad ...
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Can't select 2560x1440 resolution even though I know it's possible (I have proof!)

I have a new monitor, (the Dell U2515H) which I'm trying to drive at 2560x1440 resolution (just 30hz) over HDMI using only the onboard graphics on my machine (Intel HD4000 found in the ivy bridge ...
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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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Unity ignores “scale for menu and titlebars”

Just got Asus Zenbook ux305 with Intel Core M 5300. Resolution 3200x1800 QHD. Put Ubuntu 14.10 on it. First result, everything is damn small. xrandr outputs: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for ...
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nvidia prime dual monitors

After I fix nvidia-prime black screen issue Solving the Ubuntu 14.04 – NVIDIA 346 – nvidia-prime black screen issue I can't set up dual monitors. In one time I have enable only one monitor. How can 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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hdmi not showing up in xrandr

Everything used to work until recently. Now, whenever I connect my HDMI monitor to my laptop nothing happens. Running xrandr doesn't show the HDMI output. Can anyone help out? I've been trying to fix ...
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Why is my reported RandR version different when connected via xrdp vs remmina

Setup Linux 3.11.0-22-generic #38~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 16 20:47:57 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux installed xrdp and set "gnome-session --session=ubuntu-2d" in ~/.xsession Problem ...
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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Scale single window in Unity

Is there some option to scale a single application window in Unity? I know I can scale entire screen with: xrandr --output LVDS1 --scale 0.75x0.75 But I am looking for something that can do it for ...
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Resolution of external monitors stuck at 1440x900 on Thinkpad T430 with Intel HD graphics

I'm working on my Thinkpad T430, with Intel HD4000 graphics chipset, in a 3-display setup (the laptop display and two external monitors). I accidentally pressed the Super + P combination, which cycles ...
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How to disable global <Super>-p shortcut?

In ubuntu 11.04 there was a workaround using gconf-editor and setting key /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/xrandr/active to false. However there is no such key in gconf-manager using ubuntu 11.10 ...
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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 ...