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Questions tagged [display-resolution]

Questions for the display resolution of a display device, usually given as number of pixels in each dimension or by it's aspect ratio.

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MergeList Error and no Package: header

I was installing guest additions for Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox earlier but something went wrong and I cannot seem to format my resolution size(stuck at 640 x 480). I was running the "apt-get install ...
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Wrong resolution at start? HDMI output has to be unpluged and pluged to work correctly

every time I start my Ubuntu Studio, after login I can see my desktop, my mouse works but I only see my desktop without nothing, no icons, no bars and etc. I have to unplug and plug my HDMI cable ...
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Dell XPS 13 UHD Screen + Monitor application scaling issues

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell XPS 13 (2018) that has a UHD Screen (3480 x 2160), I am then connecting to a UHD Dell 34" Monitor (3440 x 1440) via a USB-C DisplayPort cable. However the scaling ...
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Configure light-locker for xubuntu 18.04?

I am running xubuntu 18.04. I recently installed the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have three monitors. When I lock my screen using light-locker my left-most monitor turns off and the other two ...
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Screen Resolution Choices

16.04 is installed on an Optiplex 390, outfitted with a 1600 x 900 monitor. The display setting options are: 1024 x 768 and 800 x 600. Is it reasonable to expect the system to detect and offer the ...
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Change resolution of my intel graphic card

I have an issue with my notebook intel graphic card (the second nvidia graphic card is disabled). For a couple of weeks I can not change the resolution of the build in display. Native resolution is ...
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Where can I find the default display settings for each monitor?

Using Ubuntu 18.04 with two very old Dell monitors. I recently had to update my motherboard and consequently had to add an Accell j129b-003b adapter to convert HDMI to VGA. Alright...I know that the ...
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Grub preffered Resolution (Commands not working)

So i'd like to change my grub resolution since it seems as if it wouldn't use my screens whole 1920x1080. Therefore i tried to get the supported resolutions using videoinfo, but it literally shows ...
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Ubuntu 18 server console resolution problem

I don't use desktop, so no X-window is involved. How do I change resolution of text console? Things I tried: Setting in GRUB: by either video=, or GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX, it works - GRUB is ...
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Displaylink adapter not showing full resolution options available in 18.04

When I upgraded from 16.04 -> 18.04 the monitor attached to my displaylink adapter stopped outputting in 1080p. The only options available for it now are 1024x768 and 800x600. Also, I cannot put the ...
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External monitor wrong resolution after boot/sleep

I use a ThinkPad T430 with a dock. I have an external monitor plugged in to the dock. When I am using the laptop (it is on and not asleep) and I plug it in the dock everything works as I set it up: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't detect the GPU and I can't see 1920x1080 as a resolution after trying to install NVidia drivers

I have an NVidia 960M graphics card, and my laptop has a native reolution of 1920x1080. But xrandr shows a maximum resolution of 960x540 and lspci | grep VGA only shows VGA compatible controller:...
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Change resolution - zoom resolution [duplicate]

I use a big screen 4K 43", of course the resolution 4K makes everything too small on screen. On windows, I have a option to zoom all the desktop GUI, normally I use 150%. Is there a way to do the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 AMD display

This follows from prev question Ubuntu 18 dual install loop So the guidance there allowed a full install, however I am still only getting 1024x768 despite attempting install of relevant AMD drivers. ...
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Ubuntu on Huawei MateBook X Pro: NVIDIA is not recognized

I am trying to install the latest version of Nvidia driver, but Ubuntu does not recognize my NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. I follow all these steps but did not work: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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Screen glitch when laptop lid opens (XUBUNTU 18.04)

When I open the laptop lid after closing it while running Xubuntu 18.04LTS, the screen is glitched. The glitch itself is hard to explain. When I move my mouse, the screen gets filled up with the color ...
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Why does LXDE cut my screen into two?

No, it is not a wallpaper problem. I cannot use that screen space for anything, but it does use that when I play full screen games or when I use the browser. I am just unnable to place files there. ...
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How to keep screen monitor resolution ( Led AOC 22") in 1440x900?

I am using Nvdia 340.107 version driver in Ubuntu 18.10. I never was able to keep monitor screen in resolution 1440X900, witch is fine for my eyes, since older version of Ubuntu, every time I reboot ...
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How to configure 200% scale on 4k monitor, but 100% scale on additional 1080p monitors [closed]

On an Apple, when I have a 4k monitor and (2) 1080p monitors connected, Apple's drivers know how to appropriately scale the windows, calling the 4k "retina". I'm trying to do the exact same effect in ...
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High DPi screen xrandr scaling on ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in dual boot with Windows 10 on my Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd gen which has a high dpi screen (2560x1440). Since the GUI settings do not permit fractional scaling (and 100% ...
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How to exit from magnified screen that moves with the mouse on Kubuntu 18.10?

I have accidently pressed some key combination that enabled a feature that I cannot turn off and cannot name. The visible desktop area I see on monitor is enlarged and as I move the cursor, the ...
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Resolution stuck on 800x600

I just installed ubuntu 18.0.4.1, I had a problem with booting and I was told to add the parameter nomodeset to the grub. It worked but the resolution is so bad, it feels like I'm in recovery mode, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Server for a 4k laptop display?

My laptop has a 4K screen. Display specs: 15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS. I need to use Ubuntu Server but the font size in terminal is barely readable (very small). How could I change the ...
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Changing UI scaling from command line

I am using Ubuntu 18.10. I am trying to create two aliases in my .bashrc for commands to "resdown" and "resup" (i.e. decrease and increase my screen resolution respectively). The resdown command is ...
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Update to nvidia-drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 makes my laptop display not accessible but external dispaly is working

Update to nvidia-drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 makes my laptop display not accessible but external display is working. My current display driver is nvidia-410 for GTX 1070, it's the recommended option. ...
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Get the current scale factor for HiDPI display on Ubuntu 18.10

When a user activates scaling for High resolution displays, specifically through this screen: How can I read this value from a command? Whether it's 100% or 200%. I've looked into using dconf and ...
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Poor QUality Screen at 1920x1080 with Unbuntu 18.04

When I recently installed Ubuntu18.04 it launched with the nouveau driver rather than the Nvidia one and at 1920x1080. If I switched to the Nvidia driver I could only get a resolution of 1600x1200. I ...
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Kazam always record only 1/4 of the screen

I'm trying to use Kazam to take videos of the screen. It always records the 1/4 of top left of my screen, no matter what I do. No matter if I select the entire screen, a window or select a piece of ...
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Is it Possible to have a different screen scale resolution for each workspace?

I ask because I own a 4k large monitor and its a pain in the ass having to always change the resolution when Apps don't scale well to 4k e.g Steam, Spotify, Runescape(osrs) and other. So what I would ...
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Installing AMD drivers and changing resolution

Got a ryzen 5 2400g pc running ubuntu and im having trouble getting drviers set up for it and having it at a good screen resolution (i have windows loaded on the side of ubuntu and i got a much higher ...
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ubuntu different scale for different monitors

i have two different resolution monitors(3840x2160 and 1920x1080), but same size(all 27 in)。 3840x2160 is too small, i have try xrandr (--scale 0.5x0.5) and change Scale in Settings(Devices-Displays-...
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Second Screen resolution not availailable

I am trying to set the resolution for my secondary screens. I have a ThinkPad laptop with two additional monitors. The laptop an the left monitor show 1920x1080 resolution, while on the second ...
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xrandr not showing all ports and resolutions

I recently installed a new Nvidia driver, 390.87 for my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine. Now, I can't connect external monitors over DP anymore - they're just not recognized and stay dark. xrandr doesn't ...
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Fake screen with xrandr

I am trying to get a 2+1 trihead setup with two phyically connected displays and an old mac running Debian (which could if need be become anything else) as a vnc display. I am running 18.04 and my ...
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How to set different scaling on multi monitor (3 monitors)

I have 3 monitors, the left one is 4k, while the other 2 are 1080p. The problem I am having is that if I have the 1080p monitors on normal scaling, the 4k monitor is basically unusable because ...
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How do I get 1280x1024 resolution?

I'm coming back to lubuntu after a few years. I'm on an AMD Athlon x64 with 2.75 GB ram. I have installed lubuntu 18.04 Alternate 64-bit. I also tried the 18.04 Desktop 64-bit. A few years ago, I was ...
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Windows 10 window in VirtualBox is too small, or blurry when scaled up [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu on my ASUS PC. I installed VirtualBox then installed Windows 10 from the ISO. Downloaded and installed my Windows-based software (the only one I use). The running Win10 window is too ...
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Rotating display clockwise HP built in display & hewlett packard ubuntu 14.04

I have tried a few other solutions available on the internet for this but nothing worked. output of xrandr -q command is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3286 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 ...
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Xrandr gone crazy with dual monitor setup

I have a dual monitor setup, on a dual boot computer with Windows 7 and Lubuntu 18.04. This has been working fine the past few months, when I first bought a new second monitor (a Viewsonic XG2401). My ...
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How to set fractional scaling on wayland to 75%

I have recently come into possesion of an old laptop ,with a 13.3 inch 1366 x 768p screen. The problem is that everything is wayy too large on that screen and I am unable to snap windows side by side ...
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How to add a custom resolution? xrandr fails

I am well aware that this question has been asked multiple times, but no solution has worked for me. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 I got the modeline with cvt, added a new mode with xrandr --newmode, ...
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Ubuntu graphic designers: Why the strokes look pixelated when I print on paper using Gimp?

When I print on A3 or A4 paper looks pixelated, the same for the text manipulation. I use to save designs to .pdf or .tiff and then I open them on Illustrator and modify things, but I don´t want to do ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 keeps enlarging my display resolution after exiting full screen

Maybe I'm just a numnut who doesn't know how to use Ubuntu (I'm fairly new to it), but I've gone looking through other askubuntu pages and there are many similar to my current problem, but none ...
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Increase columns or resolution - Ubuntu Server 18.04 - CLI-only - VMware ESXi 6.5

I am running openhabian on Ubuntu Server 18.04, hosted on VMware ESXi 6.5. Open-VM-tools is installed and updated to its current version. When I first run openhabian I am greeted with a warning, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Will Not Run w/o nomodeset

So here's the situation. I purchased my computer parts, assembled them and booted up as far as the BIOS. However, the splash screen would display with graphical errors so I followed the instructions ...
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Display shows vertical black bar on the right suddenly - ubuntu 16.04

I just booted and saw the entire right side of my monitor black today. Probably some resolution issue but cant figure out how to solve it. The screen was ok till yesterday. I am using matrox g200eW on ...
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From a remote SSH session, how can I get the screen resolution of the physically connected monitor?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Desktop. I'm connecting to the desktop via remote SSH session. I'm trying to get the current resolution for the currently active local session. I found these ...
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Text scale Ubuntu 18.04.1 Dell XPS13 9360 [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu on my Dell XPS 13 9360 and I am encountering a problem. The scaling of the screen seems "off". I have a 1080p monitor, all text and button on the screen are really small ...
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Low resolution on display-port USB-C external monitor - “Unknown Display”

I'm using a Dell XPS 9570 running Ubuntu 18.04 (with the Windows install intact). When I plug in an external monitor, in this case a 1440p Asus Rog, it appears in Screen Displays as Unknown Display. ...
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My external LED not showing the correct resolution as my laptop resolution

My laptop resolution is 1600*900 but on my external LED screen it is showing 1024*768. I attached the LED screen with a VGA cable. I just install Ubuntu 18.04. Before updating it was working but after ...