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How to change virtual screen resolution on Ubuntu (connecting via VNC without real display connected)?

I have an Ubuntu server with no physical access to it, only via ssh/vnc. It is stuck on a 1680x1050 resolution and in the system display settings the menus are disabled since there is no detected ...
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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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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 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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Dual monitor setup: xrandr versus xorg.conf

Dual monitor setups on GNU/Linux are known to be great fun! After fiddling with my xorg.conf for a couple of days, I've managed to come to a point where I can get pretty much what I want (two screens ...
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How do I align the bottom edges of two monitors with xrandr?

I have two outputs that I'd like to use on my laptop: LVDS1 - 1366x768 HDMI1 - 1920x1080 I set my monitors up like so: xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --output HDMI1 --auto --right-of LVDS1 This is ...
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dual screens, xrandr: get names of video devices

I have been trying to configure dual-screen with my laptop docking station using xrandr. After some Google and SU searches, I have managed to: xrandr --output LVDS --pos 1680x0 Which sets my ...
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Ubuntu - connecting 3rd monitor fails with “xrandr: cannot find crtc for output DVI-0”

I've got a laptop with a DVI and VGA output on the back. With everything connected it will only allow me to run 2 of the 3 monitors e.g. laptop display + VGA or DVI+VGA but not all 3. xrandr says I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Use xrandr to set the absolute position of the screen?

I am running XFCE on Fedora 15. I use xrandr to set the secondary display (HDMI-0) to be to the right of the primary (DVI-0), however it is always at the top-right. Is it possible to set the absolute ...
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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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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 ...
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Crop display size in linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Limit video output to a section of a display and leave the rest blank My laptop has a slightly damaged lcd - it has a black strip on the right that reduces the working ...
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In gnome, how can I configure the definition of “full screen” to make large VNC windows behave nicely on a dual screen setup?

In my corporate environment, I'm required to run a Windows machine that acquires a VNC session on a machine in the server farm. My windows machine is dual head with different resolution monitors ( ...
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xrandr doesn’t detect display ports

I have a ThinkPad T510 laptop with Gentoo Linux installed on it and I can’t manage to get VGA and DisplayPort working. xrandr -q won’t show them, so I’m guessing, that there’s a problem with my kernel ...
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Create intentional border with xrandr

Is there a way to tell xrandr "this space intentionally left blank"? I have a laptop that drives its internal display at 1920x1080, but the external monitor I'm using, due to its different aspect ...
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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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How to set custom screen resolution with xrandr (output - default)

I need to set some fancy resolution, like 700x500, 320x860, 400x400 etc. The problem is that the output of the device is not recognized, so it's set to default. But when I add a newmode to xrandr it ...
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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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Limit video output to a section of a display and leave the rest blank

The video projector I have to use this week projects an image too large for its screen and spills over on every side. Fixing the physical setup is not possible or at least unlikely for the moment: ...
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How to fullscreen application across both monitors of dual head display?

I have two Ubuntu 10.4 machines (and Ubuntu continues to hide more and more xorg.conf config such that I no longer know where to find it). One is a laptop running dual headed - DP1 is the internal ...
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xrandr changes X's orientation too slowly

I'm changing X's orientation with following command xrandr -o left xrandr -o normal ... When orientation is changing screen becomes black for a moment then it switches orientation. So how to get rid ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make complex GUI fit small netbook screen (like when using xrandr, but properly)?

$ pitivi Does not fit. Huge buttons, huge icons, lot of filler space in UI. $ xrandr --dpi 45 Now only the font is tiny, but icons and spacers are still huge. $ xrandr --dpi 90 $ xrandr --output ...
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Ubuntu xrandr rotate issue

I've just bought a second monitor for my PC which happens to be a pivot monitor. I've already read lots of forums related to my problem but haven't come across a solution - I have the same symptoms as ...
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Dual monitor setup in kubuntu has deadzone in between, how to fix it?

10 and have two monitors next to each other (one graphics-card, split DVI cable), they are in portrait mode and the setup with krandr was a snap. But even though everything displays correctly, when ...
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xrander detect only one display

i have a problem, to get a picture on my tv over VGA (and also over S-Video to SCART). I've tried it first over xorg, but without success. After that i tried xrand, but xrander detect only my laptop ...
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Rotate screen using xrandr on Solaris 10

How do I call the xrandr command? I want to rotate my screen 90 deg. clockwise. Here is the usage: % xrandr -help usage: xrandr [options] where options are: -display <display> or -d ...
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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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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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xrandr equivalent for Windows 7?

My old 7" Eee netbook runs Linux. I'm able to run the following command to scale what the display shows from the native/tiny 800x480 to something a little larger: xrandr --output LVDS1 --scale ...
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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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Blank only one screen in a dual-monitop X setup

I'd like to turn off or blank a secondary monitor at times. The problem is, if I use xrandr for the job, the secondary virtual display that was previously there disappears, and all the windows have to ...
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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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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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multiple monitors xrandr script fails after 14.10 upgrade

I have been successfully running a script to disable my internal LVDS output and enable VGA and HDMI on my laptop graphics card. The following script has been running in the lightdm screen setup ...
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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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How to Troubleshoot VNC Connection to Debian VPS

I stated with a clean install of Debian and tried to install Gnome + Tight VNC Server, according to the instructions here. However, when I try to connect from Tight VNC Viewer, it says that my ...