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How can I make xrandr customization permanent?

I used to edit the startup script for the GDM (/etc/gdm/Init/Default) to permanently change my display resolution. How can I do this with LigthDM in Ubuntu Oneiric?
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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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How to set default xrandr settings?

I'm trying to enable dual monitors in Ubuntu. This is working fine, but every time I do it, desktop effects is disabled. I think I've found the reason why, though: ...
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How to force Multiple Monitors correct resolutions for LightDM?

I am affected by the BUG: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-greeter/+bug/874241 Otherwise, if like me you have a laptop connected to a second monitor of higher resolution, LIGHTDM at the ...
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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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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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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 I have xfce automatically adjust to changing available outputs?

In xfce, I can run Settings -> Display to change my preferred output monitor. What I haven't found an option for is to have it automatically adjust to a change in available outputs. For example, if ...
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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 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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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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Set a specific screen resolution with xrandr

So I installed LUbuntu 11.04 on my VirtualBox. I couldn't find the 1366x768 resolution so I installed Guest Additions but it wasn't there. So I used this code to set the correct resolution: gtf 1366 ...
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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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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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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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Doom-II-like red flashing screen

I want my screen to flash red so that it looks similar to getting hit by a rocket in Doom II, preferably using cli tools. I've seen that redshift does something similar just way too slow so I tried ...
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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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How can I determine X resolution from CLI without randr?

Does anyone know of a way to determine the current X resolution from the command line, without using randr?
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Second Screen is Rotated in a dual monitor setup

I have a laptop connected to a second monitor using a vga port. No proprietary drivers used. When I go to System Preferences --> Monitor and I turn that on it doesn't look as it should, and it's ...
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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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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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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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Laptop monitor stopped working and can't be re-enabled on a Dell Latitude E6410 [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (upgraded from 11.10), everything seemed to work fine until today when my laptop monitor suddenly stopped working. Here are the facts: My laptop is a Dell Latitude E6410, Intel ...
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How to Kill specific x-window?

I run some WIndows games via Wine in new x-window on tt8. Here is what I use Exec=xinit '/home/deckoff/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/HOMM3/drive_c/Program Files/GOG.com/Heroes of Might and Magic 3 ...
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Any really decent way to get three monitors?

What satisfactory solutions are there to achieve three monitors on Ubuntu? I know some ATI cards (Eyefinity) can support 3 monitors from a single card, but I don't know how well this is supported ...
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Maximize windows to physical screen when using a virtual resolution w/xrandr

I have a netbook with a small screen in widescreen format (1024x600), which means that a lot of programs whose designers didn't imagine such a thing open windows that can't be resized and whose ...
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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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“xrandr: Configure crtc 0 failed” when trying to change resolution on external monitor

I've been trying to set up an external monitor for a bit, finally got it mostly working except the resolution is off. My monitor's native res is 1600x900, which I finally got to show up in xrandr: ...
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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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xrandr not listing modes in xorg.conf

On my Lenovo w520, xorg/xrandr (with intel driver) detects the native resolution of my LCD panel, but doesn't seem to detect any 16:9 intermediate resolutions: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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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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Upgrade won't allow second display to go to 1920x1080

I just upgraded to 10.10 last night and I'm having issues now with dual display from my laptop dock. This was working in the previous release with a manual xrandr command: xrandr --output LVDS1 --off ...
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What might prevent mouse movements between xrandr screens? [closed]

I've followed the steps outlined in this HowTo. Right after I log in to Gnome I can move the mouse back and forth but as soon as the task bar loads, the mouse becomes jailed in the screen its in ...
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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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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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Why am i stuck at a certain resolution?

I've got a DELL Inspiron 6400 and i use Ubuntu 11.04, when I connect my TV screen via VGA it only works at a 1024x768. It worked fine in 10.10 at the full resolution 1360x768. I've tried lots of ...
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Xrandr configuration in .bashrc not running until I open a terminal?

I have the following in my .bashrc file... # ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells. # see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files (in the package bash-doc) # for examples # ...
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How to get second display to work alongside primary display?

I've almost got this problem solved... I've got both displays working now. The secondary display is displaying a purple background. Unfortunately, I can't use it. (I can't move the mouse into it, ...
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Problem changing resolution using xrandr: BadMatch

I tried to change the resolution using the following commands (found here): Use xrandr to check the current configuration and available modes: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 64 x 64, current 800 x 600, ...
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Awesome starts programms twice

I'm running Ubuntu on a MacBook and use an external monitor. So I use xrandr to turn off the laptop monitor on startup if the external monitor is connected with this small ruby script: ...
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How can I set up my DisplayLink USB video adapter without having to create and edit an Xorg.conf?

Ideally, I'd like to be able to plug it in, be prompted for apt to get the necessary driver package, and just have to logoff/login or restart to get the monitor connected to the DisplayLink (or any ...
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xrandr: can't add new mode with Nvidia driver

I'm in the same situation as the question "xrandr: Can't add new mode…", I can't add a new mode because xrandr does not support Nvidia binary driver (blame Nvidia yeah I know) but nvidia-settings can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...