**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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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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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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Linux VGA Monitor plug-in on demand with NVIDIA is never detected

Whenever I plug in an LCD LG monitor via VGA to my notebook while running X it never gets detected. As a matter of a fact there are only two scenarios that occur: X server is started with monitor ...
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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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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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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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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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Error on changing the resolution of a vnc session in linux on the fly

I connect to my workstation which is a linux box(Red Hat Linux) from a my laptop(windows 7 machine) through RealVNC . When I am work I use a docking station and the resolution of it is quite high and ...
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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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Samsung 32" LCD TV as PC Monitor, resolution problems

I have a Samsung LE32C450 TV connected to my Nvidia 7300LE via the VGA connector. I managed to obtain 1360x768 resolution (after some work, NVidia driver, Nvidia-settings, xrandr, cursing to every ...
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Centos XRandR Portrait

I am having a hard time getting xrandr to properly rotate my monitor into protrait configuration. Oddly you can see how the screen's image is screwed up once I do xrandr -o left however when I take a ...
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xrandr not scaling as expected

I am trying to work out how to use xrandr transform (Ubuntu 14.04.4, ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics, open source driver). I have found the following: ... in other words, the device coordinates (x' y') of ...
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How to configure xrandr to use builtin display as fallback

I have an external display at work that I use as my primary display while not using the builtin display of my laptop, e.g. xrandr --output eDP1 --off --output DP2-2 --auto However, when I go away ...
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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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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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Xfce - Can't set primary monitor in xrandr

I'm using Xfce 4 Desktop Environment version 4.6.1 (Xfce 4.6) I'm trying to get a dual monitor setup working. I have a vga monitor plugged in and sitting to the left of my laptop. I want to have ...
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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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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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XRandR DPI on multihead linux

I have multiple screens with different correct DPI settings. I can use xrandr --dpi X to change DPI for all screens, is it possible to set different DPI for each screen? How do I make apps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Triple monitor setup in linux

I'm hoping there are some xorg gurus out there. I'm trying to get a three monitor setup working in linux. I have 2 lcd monitors and a tv, all different resolutions. I'm using 2 video cards; a ...
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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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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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2 monitors, 2 virtual desktops in lxde

My computer runs LXDE over Ubuntu (they call it Lubuntu) and I experience an interesting problem. I connect 2 screens to my computer so I expect that if I have 2 virtual desktops then one of them will ...