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It seems people are still struggling trying to work with several monitors and HiDPI displays. A good workaround is described in arch wiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI#External_displays . So, I have: laptop asus ln303ux: 3200x1800, external monitor: 1920x1200 Now I use Ubuntu 14.10 & GNOME Shell 3.12.2 that has pretty usable HiDPI ...


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This is a partial answer. My problem was solved, but I did not fully understand why/how. I answer my own question, hoping this may shed some light for others having similar issues, but they should make sure they can undo everything they try, as I cannot guarantee that this works for them Boot choosing Linux Recovery mode (here the graphics will still look ...


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Open Terminal: CTRL+ALT+T Install these Guest Additions Packages: sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11 Make sure you put your sudo user password and packages are installed correctly. After that installation is Done. Restart your VM If the problem still stays... Try: Go to System settings -> Software ...


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I have found the solution to this problem and will proceed with how I came to solve the issue. The problem was not caused by the Nvidia driver or GTK like I originally thought but was due to an old bug in Compiz to do with the screen refresh rate on Nvidia cards as pointed out by Mateusz Stachowski on Google+ who also provided a link to the bug report on ...


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Kinda stupid that I can't just comment, but whatever. It might be an overscan problem. There should be a 'just scan' option on your TV. If not, it might be an overscanning problem with Ubuntu, which can be set in xorg config settings. Does your mouse 'hit' the top of the screen? Or does it go past the top?



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