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Questions tagged [xrandr]

Official configuration utility for x.org.

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xrandr showing mini display ports as DVI

I have two displays connected to my HP laptop via USB-C dock where the monitors are plugged in over mDP cables. But they don't work. xrandr seems to recognize both connections, but lists them as DVI ...
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Dell XPS 15 (9570), TB16 dock, and mixed DPI dual monitors

I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS 15 (9570) with the 4K display. I am trying to use the TB16 dock to connect to an external display at work that is 1920x1080 and I'm facing the ...
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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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Ubuntu 18 2nd monitor detected but no signal with vga-to-dvi adapter and AMD graphics card

My setup: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (just upgraded, I had no problem on 16) VGA to DVI converter (So my 2nd monitor has vga port) AMD Radeon R9 285 with what I believe are the latest AMDGPU drivers Dell 20"...
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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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Why does xrandr ignore other resolutions on a 4k monitor and only list 3840x2160 available?

Running a Triple monitor setup, 4k on laptop left and 2 monitors on the right When using xrandr or mate monitor, it only shows that the 4k has only 1 resolution, a 3840x2160 resolution. In nvidia-...
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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 scaling with external monitor makes ubuntu and any others distro slow and laggy

I'm having a laptop with 2560x1440 display (Intel integrated graphics card) and 1920x1080 monitor. So I scale it with xrandr like this xrandr --output eDP1 --auto --output HDMI1 --scale 2x2 --pos ...
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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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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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Settings>>Display, xrandr, and configuring a new display.

I've got a new (used) external 1920x1200 display that I'm trying to get working with my Thinkpad's builtin 1920x1080 display. The output of xrandr is below. In Settings >> Display, I see my ...
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How do I shrink my monitor's size?

I would like a black, empty margin surrounding my entire screen, effectively turning a 24" monitor into a 20" one instead. My setup: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Intel Graphics Xfce4 (I'd prefer a cross ...
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Xrandr shows HDMI1 disconnect w/ HDMI2 as primary with only one monitor

I'm unsure why the output of Xrandr is showing that HDMI1 as disconnected and HDMI2 as connected primary. There is only one monitor and one HDMI port in my current setup. As per the snippets below, I'...
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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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Screen upside down after upgrade to 18.04.01

after upgrading to 18.04 my screen suddendly switched upside down, since my Laptop apparently has a rotation sensor. I temporarily fixed it with xrandr -o normal and disabled the gnome rotation sensor,...
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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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Ubuntu update from 16.04 to 18.04 - now the screen isn't connected to the next one

I've got a major problem as I can't get xrandr to set up xrandr --output LCD --panning 1366x2000 to get the screen bigger and I am not able to move a window on bottom line out so that the bottom of it ...
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18.04: Xorg monitor identification from xrandr

My DVI splitter isn't passing EDID information correctly, so it looks like I'm going to have to write xorg.conf.d files to correctly specify my modeline. What is this, 1995? Anyhow, I've attempted ...
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adding new resolution xrandr : crtc 1 failed

I added an external monitor to my desktop computer (OS ubuntu 18.04). Here is the xrandr --props output: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2944 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192 VGA-1 connected primary ...
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How to add resolution to screen? [duplicate]

I have the HP 350 G2 laptop which is certified for ubuntu I found at the specificiation that VGA and HDMI both support 1080p, 1920 x 1080px resolution. I have a BenQ BL2706HT 27 inch monitor (LED, ...
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Tinkerboard's HDMI port is not working

I've burned Lubuntu 16.04 from ELAR-Systems. Tinkerboard is booting and I could connect through ssh and xrandr gives the follwing output - Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum ...
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xrandr --gamma values not reported accurately

When setting the gamma values using xrandr the monitor repaints appropriately. When retrieving the gamma values xrandr is not reporting them correctly: $ xrandr --output DP-1-1 --gamma 1.2:.9:.7 --...
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Xorg thinks the screen is larger than it is and can't use xrandr --transform

I have an old laptop I installed lubuntu 18 on, an HP 2133 with 1024x600 display. After installing the openchrome drivers, it's being insistent on working at 1024x768 resolution, not deforming the ...
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HDMI splitter as monitor extended

My case: 1 note notebook with 1 output HDMI 2 extra monitors. 1 cabe HDMI splitter (see image bellow) My gol: use the 2 monitor as extended screen (like if I have 2 video card) Case 1 : no ...
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Xrandr no entry for DSI Display

I'm using a Nvidia Jetson TX2 with HDMI and DSI porta. I've got a working mipi DSI Display (created with custom device tree). The DSI display echoes the console output to the HDMI monitor while ...
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21:9 monitor next to HighDPI monitor

I have two monitors on my Ubuntu 18.04 (Unity desktop environment) workstation Internal laptop monitor 1920 x 1080 (16:9) External ultrawide monitor 2560 x 1080 (21:9) I'm having a scaling problem ...
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xrandr: Missing Broadcast RGB property on second external monitor

I have a Dell XPS 13 (9370) with Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) integrated graphics. I have it connected to two identical external displays via a Dell TB16 dock. Both are connected via HDMI. ...
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Screen resolution twice as wide

I'm trying to install Lubuntu on a large touch screen with built in PC. Installation goes successfully and it boots up just fine, but it seems that I only see the "wrong" half of the screen. The ...
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Second monitor exact 1366x768 resolution

I have Ubuntu 18.04 dualbooted with Windows 10. I have a laptop but I set it up as a PC, with an external VGA monitor that has a native resolution of 1366x768. When I first booted Ubuntu the ...
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xrandr --listproviders shows only one provider (intel) but I nave hybrid with AMD

xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 1 Provider 0: id: 0x48 cap: 0x9, Source Output, Sink Offload crtcs: 4 outputs: 5 associated providers: 0 name:Intel lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|Display' 00:...
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VNC with virtual display (partly solved) / dock missing

I have a Ubuntu machine that I use as a Plex and data server. There is no monitor connected to it. This wasn't a problem with Ubuntu 16.04, but now, with 18.04, it is and it shows a black screen ...
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Detect HDMI connection, plugin cable after startup / reinitialize xrandr?

For my work I build some kiosk players but there is a small issue with them: The players are distributed to other companies who sometimes startup the player first and then connect HDMI cable to the ...
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Issues with logging into Lubuntu 18.04 LTS with multiple monitors

Setup: I have Lubuntu 18.04 LTS installed on a machine that has a discrete graphics card with DVI and displayport as well as on board connections for 2x HDMI and a displayport. I have a total of 3 ...
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help with dual monitor configuration (Ubuntu 16.04)

in system settings -> monitor I only have 1 monitor shown (build-in). I have 2 external monitors connected, this is my current monitors.xml: <monitors version="1"> <configuration> ...
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Ubuntu Incorrect button handler position

Been searching around for 4 days trying to solve this problem and decided i have got to the point where i need to ask for help. I have Ubuntu installed on an iWork 1x Touch Tablet with keyboard/...
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Monitor stutters after forcing larger resolution

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Aspire 7750G laptop with switchable graphics (integrated Intel graphics and an AMD Radeon HD 6650M). I recently bought an AOC Q3279VWF 2560x1440 monitor that I ...
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Usage of xRandR with 3D applications

I have problem on Ubuntu 18.04 using 1080p TV and xRandR to replicate 1440p virtual super resolution since 3D apps can't use it. 3D apps can't see xRandR's resolution which results in 1/4 filled ...
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How to scale second monitor resolution using xrandr

I have a 3840x2160 laptop that I wish to connect to a 3440x1440 monitor, but the scaling on one of them will either be too small or too big using the Ubuntu (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) screen display settings. ...
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gdm - how to rotate screen with xrandr

I have a default install of ubuntu 18.04, plus i3 installed. i3 probably not relevant, but providing it for context as having the screen rotated in the window manager is 90% of what i need. Looking ...
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Stuck at login screen after making a change in .xprofile

I've been reading this old article about changing the resolution of a device through .xprofile: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution#By_Session_with_.xprofile I've added the line: xrandr --...
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xrandr: Configure crtc 0 failed when adding 4k@60Hz mode

I have a 4k monitor (AOC U3277PWQU) that only runs at 30Hz even though it should be able to handle 4k@60Hz. The monitor is connected via HDMI. (Yes, very similar questions have been asked before, but ...
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Help with 'xrandr' - High DPI w/ External

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and am currently running 18.04 on the new Matebook X Pro. The resolution is 3000x2000. I have an external monitor with a resolution of 2560x1080. However, connecting the ...
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Bad screen resolution after updating to 18.04

I updated to Beaver today (from 17.10). Everything else seems to be working fine. Except for my display resolution. It defaults to 940x540 and I can't change it via Settings > Display. Needless to ...
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Change monitor resolution with Xorg fails

I'm using Xorg (not Wayland) and I have tried to change the resolution of my monitor to 2560x1440 and I get the error crtc 0, and I have followed the recommendations for other similar cases without ...
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How can I configure an UltraWide monitor next to a 4K monitor using Xrandr

I have a desktop PC with Ubuntu and would like to know the correct Xrandr command to correctly use one 4K (3840x2160 DP-0) monitor next to a UltraWide (2560x1080 HDMI-0) monitor with the a correct ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 freeze unplugging/plugging turning on/off monitors

I use xrandr to scale my external monitors to be able to handle the high resolution of the laptop monitor and low res of the monitors. Unfortunately all sorts of weird things happen when I'm plugging ...
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How to change default screen layout on Lubuntu?

I tried to save my arandr settings to a ~/.screenlayout/default.sh path, but that doesn't work.
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Problem with xrandr and two monitors

somehow I crashed parts(?) of display settings. I got two screens with a 1920x1200 resolution. Since the crash maximized windows span across both screens. New windows open in the middle between both ...
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One of four displays frezees

I've got four displays connected to PC in such way: DVI-D-1 | HDMI-1 | HDMI3 | DP-1 1050 | 1680 | 1680 | 1050 0 | 1050 | 2730 | 4410 My xrandr result is placed here: https://pastebin....
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Xrandr failed to get gamma output

My resolution has changed and I cannot change it back using displays or xrandr it says failed to get gamma output if I use --newmode command