**xrandr** is part of the **X**-windows system. It provides for **R**otation **AND** **R**e-sizing of the _root_ window. Use this tag for _root_ window re-sizing problems and solutions. **xrandr** is both a _stand-alone program_ and an _X-windows extension_. The extension must be present for the ...

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Dynamic configuring multiple x-screens using RandR (xrandr) in Linux

I can use a external physical Dell monitor at work connecting it through VGA port to my ThinkPad laptop. I have Debian testing installed, along with KDE5.5 and i3wm. See detailed information below. ...
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Secondary Monitor not showing up /tumbelweed/opensuse/Kde

Seems there was an update yesterday from Tumbelweed and I have lost my secondary screen. My xrandr -q looks like: xrandr -qScreen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 32767 x 32767 DP1 ...
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Setting LCD resolution with XRandR reduces the image to upper left corner, is it possible to scale it fullscreen?

I run Debian Linux on Compaq Presario C500 laptop. Xorg detects my video adapter as "Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) 945GM" using intel_drv.so driver. xrandr claims to support 640x480 video ...
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Laptop screen flickering (refresh rate issue?)

I have an hp elitebook 8440p with a 14 inch screen and I am running KDE on Debian 8. Sometimes my laptop screen starts flickering and I thought the refresh rate might be wrong. But I should add most ...
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Xubuntu 15 in VirtualBox, dual display

I'm using Xubuntu 15.10 in VirtualBox 5.0 on Windows 7 with dual display in "extended" mode. I have configured the VM with: Settings > Display > Screen Video memory: 128MB Monitor ...
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Gamma error when configuring VM display using xrandr

I realize that this question has been asked in various places http:// superuser.com/questions/358985/how-to-set-custom-screen-resolution-with-xrandr-output-default http:// ...
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Rotating xinput_calibrate

I need to somehow get my touchscreen calibrated after rotating it 90 degrees with xrandr. Unfortunately for some reason xinput_calibrate does not adapt well to this rotation and comes up clipped and ...
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Identifying the screen space of a particular screen on a multi screen setup on Linux

Say for example that you have three 1920x1200 screens, giving you a virtual desktop of 5760×1200. I want to be able to identify which screen space each monitor occupies in the virtual desktop. That is ...
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Screen position changed after changing resolution using xrandr

I just got a new ubuntu 14.04 PC at work (I am already using another Windows 7 PC) and found that it had a low resolution (1024x768) set by default, while the ideal resolution for my monitor is ...
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WQHD+FHD monitors scaling problems

I recently added an WQHD to my two FHD, now the setup is: FHD(rotated 90°) - WQHD - FHD. The WQHD screen looks gorgeous, however the FHDs show everything to large like descriped in the arch-wiki. ...
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How to set output of terminal to external VGA display

I have laptop with broken screen and external monitor that i can connect to laptop via VGA port. Is there any way how to set output of shell(I have no GUI on installed debian) to VGA monitor? I can ...
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xrandr to set display to use single monitor, even if you have another monitor connected or disconnected

xrandr to set display to use single monitor, even if you have another monitor connected or disconnected I have a laptop that can move and be connected to different monitors etc through out the day. ...
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run xrandr commands at startup in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.4

I try to run this script after boot so I can use the monitor right away. It works if I run it manually after Gnome started. But putting the commands in ~/.xinitrc as stated on many pages it does not ...
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xrandr randomly lists providers

following this question, configure gnome3 with 2 graphic cards and 3 monitors , I was able to configure a three monitor setup with two graphic cards. unfortunately xrandr does not list all providers ...
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Linux Mint 17: No 1366x768 Resolution

When I installed Linux Mint 17 for the first time I was facing some freezes and I solved that issue by installing nvidia-304-updates driver. But now my native resolution 1366x768 is not available in ...
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X Error: BadMatch when adding widescreen resolution to Ubuntu

Problem: I upgraded my monitor from 1680x1050 to 2560x1080. In nvidia-settings the maximum resolution I can set is only 1920x1080, leaving a substantial gap on each side of the monitor. The display ...
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xrandr fails to change screen resolution on Arch Linux

I have a dual-monitor setup in my notebook, which is running Arch Linux with Gnome 3 as Desktop Environment. My graphic card is Intel HD Graphics 3000 and my external monitor (VGA1) is a Philips ...
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How to upgrade xrandr in ubuntu 14.04?

While trying to change resolution in VNC using: xrandr --fb 1440x900 I get the following error: xrandr: Server RandR version before 1.2 trying to "apt-get" it, the result suggests to install ...
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How to pass “screen 0” to xrandr as output argument?

I have 3 monitors connected. (I cutted non-used resolutions from output) % xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3584 x 1280, maximum 16384 x 16384 VGA-0 connected ...
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Applications not fully realising the resolution has changed

I'm running the i3 wm under Arch, and regularly switch screen resolutions because of different external displays and just using the laptop screen. I have these two shortcuts that I use for this: ...
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Can't change resolution to 1680x1050

I am installing Elementary OS (I had the same issue with plain Ubuntu and Fedora, Mint and some other distros) on a Sony VAIO VGC-JS1E/S and everything works perfectly OK except I cannot change the ...
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Change screen resolution without monitor under Linux?

I got a GUI program which will be executed along the OS (CentOS 6.6) boots. The resolution configuration is programmed in the init part of the GUI program, my solution right now is get the resolution ...
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fedora 21 tigervnc resolution settings

I'm using fedora 21 remotely from Win7 remote desktop client. But the tigervnc screen resolution size is not properly set automatically. So I have to enter the following command every time after the ...
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Ubuntu resolution not detected correctly

I recently installed Ubuntu on a dual boot with Windows, and I'm struggling to make Ubuntu detect correctly my resolution. I have a 1920x1080 screen, but when I run xrandr, I get this Screen 0: ...
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Chromium kiosk mode on Xserver viewport not fully visible

I've installed Ubuntu Server Edition with Xserver and some other packages (rungetty for autologin, unclutter to hide cursor, chromium-browser to show something). I've configured chromium-browser to ...
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Cannot reliably automate xrandr settings in Debian 7 on VirtualBox

Although there are several existing questions on the matter (from which the most helpful answer is this) and various threads on other forums, I cannot reliably set my xrandr settings in Debian 7 on ...
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When I invert my screen colors, why does it un-invert after a couple seconds?

I’m trying to invert my screen for better reading at night. These two commands both work for a couple seconds, and then it goes back to normal. xrandr-invert-colors xcalib -invert -alter What ...
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Xorg/Xrandr Multiple Monitor (different resolution) - Position not set correctly

I'm running fedora on virtualbox (xmonad). I have the following in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" Identifier "VBOX0" Modeline "1920x1080_60.00" 172.80 1920 ...
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DisplayLink not detected by Xrandr

I'm trying to set up an HP DisplayLink USB video adapter on Debian 6 to work aside the notebook's integrated Intel i915 video card. I use a vanilla 3.11.1 kernel in which the options for VGA ...
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HDMI dissapeared from xrandr

I worked with my notebook which was connected with a monitor through HDMI, and restarted it then. Now xrandr is not seeing HDMI port now, of course monitor says "No signal". Don't know why this ...
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xrandr output resolution not correct

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a pc with a hdmi and a vga connection, with integrated Intel Graphics (i3 processor). I want to connect this pc to one TV (as information-dashboard). The HDMI works ...
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Blurry picture on external vga monitor using Linux (openSUSE 13.2)

I have Acer Aspire 5610 laptop (quite old I know). I'm running openSUSE 13.2. When I connect external monitor Acer V243H, which has native resolution 1920x1080 the picture gets blurry. Doing some ...
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Dual monitors not working - xrandr shows both

I have two monitors plugged into my PC, one of the monitors is working but the other stays blank. If I boot into Windows both monitors then work perfectly. This is the output of xrandx -q ...
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dual-monitor on Linux : how to change the virtual resolution of only one screen

I am using Centos 6.3 with two screens : screen A : 1280x1024 screen B : 1680x1050 Screen A is the main screen, and screen B an extension. The problem is, screen A should accept a virtual ...
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xrandr output refresh rates are all 0.0, how can I figure out my refresh rate?

I can tell by eye that my monitor is running at 1920x1080, but I want to confirm that it is running at 60hz. However, running xrandr gives the following output: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma ...
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Thinkad w540 docking station and Linux Mint

I have got Lenovo Thinkpad w540 and running Mint 16. When I dock the laptop into the docking station, everything freezes. I have to undock and wait until the login window is loaded. How should I go ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 uknown external display low resolution

I have fresh-installed Ubuntu 14.04 over the weekend on my Dell E6520. The nouveau driver didn't allow me to use maximum resolution for my laptop display. Switching to the nvidia (proprietary, tested) ...
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Fedora 19 XFCE screen rotation

I am trying to make screen rotation setting persist after reboot (without having to run a script on boot). I am using the XFCE spin of Fedora 19. I can make the screen rotate as I want it to using ...
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Ubuntu black screen

I have a problem with my HP G72 laptop with Intel HD Graphics integrated GPU while running any Ubuntu-based Linux distro. It always boots with a black screen (if booting without nomodeset option). I ...
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Is there a way to turn off one Monitor in a Multiheaded setup like dpms force off does for all at once?

I have a multi-screen computer with serveral monitors. Some of the monitors are also connected to other computers. I want to explicitly switch off the signal to one of the monitors without changing ...
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Dual-head with fluxbox

I have a laptop with fluxbox as window manager, and I'm trying to configure the dual-head behaviour, for when I connect a video-projector. My system is AMD-optimus based, but I mainly only use the ...
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What is crtc and how many outputs can I enable using xrandr?

I'm using a Lenovo x220i thinkpad, running crunchbang linux (which uses the openbox window manager). The laptop has a DP and VGA plug on the side. Hooking up the DP and VGA cables and running xrandr, ...
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How to handle HDMI ports with DP adapter with xrandr [closed]

I'm currently running ubuntu with dwm on my macbook air and I have a problem. When I connect to a monitor using a dongle, which converts an HDMI cable to MBA's DP port, xrandr still recognizes it as ...
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Disable Unplugged Displays (xrandr)

I have a laptop with two video outputs that I use when I am home (HDMI1,VGA1). To enable them, I do this: xrandr --output HDMI1 --right-of LVDS1 --auto xrandr --output LVDS1 --off xrandr --output ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 x86 64bit

Can anyone help me with my resolution settings? I can't figure out why the last command fails. andrew@Ubuntu-TV:~$ sudo xrandr --newmode "1360x768_60.00" 85.5 1360 1424 1536 1792 768 771 777 795 ...
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Xrandr on osx not recognising screens

in relation to this question, I'm using the xrandr command in osx to perform operations on my external monitors. Unfortunately it does not appear to be recognising external montitors at all: ...
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Enable external monitors on W520 laptop running CentOS 6.4

Has anyone done this? I've googled around for hours but no luck. Some suggest to change the BIOS "Display" settings (to "integrated" or some other value), others suggest to use xrandr, others say add ...
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redshift color adjustment with hardware/software cursor

I'm running Arch Linux (with Con Kolivas' ck1 patchset, although that shouldn't affect this issue) and using the proprietary Nvidia graphics driver, currently at version 313.26 (my card is a GeForce ...
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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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Setting primary monitor in ubuntu without xrandr

I am running Kubuntu 12.10. I have 3 monitors plugged into a AMD Radeon 7970. I have tried switching the order of the outputs, and configuring them repeatedly with amdcccle but kubuntu always seems ...