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Questions tagged [xrandr]

xrandr is part of the X-windows system. 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 program to work.

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Xorg two AMD/ATI cards and four monitors works in square, but not next to each other

I have two AMD/ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 video cards and four Iiyama 22 inch monitors with a resolution of 1680x1050 working together on Linux Mint Debian Edition with a simple script that runs on ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon HiDPI scaled with xrandr — laggy interface?

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon 19. I have two 4K monitors running their native display. Everything is too small for me. Then I turn on HiDPI scaling in the Cinnamon settings under General. This ...
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i3 dual monitor mouse not able to move on entire screen

I have just got a nice dual monitor setup with i3: the main monitor is 4k and the secondary one is FHD. I have setup the 4k one to be horizontal and the FHD to be vertical. This is my .Xresources: ...
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1920x1080 from boot of virtual Debian on ESXi 6.5

I run my Debian 9 on a virtual machine on ESXi 6.5 and accesses it from a thin client using VMRC. I want my screen resolution to be 1920x1080 from boot time, without being dependent on VMware Tools ...
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xrandr doesn't detect HDMI monitor

My second monitor has suddenly stopped working after a reboot. I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 with an OpenBox desktop and an nVidia 1060, using the nVidia 396 driver. I've been fiddling with my display settings ...
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Intel-virtual-output - High temperature causes Linux crash

When I activate a monitor on the HDMI output (wired to the NVIDIA Optimus chip) of my notebook through the commands below the notebook starts to get very hot, mainly if I am running a video (streaming ...
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How can I set display resolution to 3840x2160 with Intel Graphics 3000?

My system is Debian Linux. My new 4k UHD display only uses 1920x1080 by default.
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xrandr — Treat multiple screens as one

I have the same problem as this post Use Two Monitors As One (Not Mirror, Not Extend) I also want to extend my screens to a big 3840x1200 screen rather two 1920x1200 screens and I found a solution ...
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X11 virtual output with Nvidia card (and amd processor)

I have a Nvidia card and I'm trying to add a virtual screen, but no way to get this working my xrand says that VIRTUAL output doesnt exists root@workstation:/home/awill# xrandr --addmode VIRTUAL1 ...
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Different resolutions on different displays

I have a 3-way monitor setup that I'm trying to use with Ubuntu with the Gnome 3.8 desktop manager. I've had little results trying to make the refresh rates act like they would on Windows. I'm ...
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HDMI stopped working both on linux and windows

I have an LG monitor connected to my laptop via HDMI port. It used to work both on Windows and on Linux. Today, without apparently reason, I am unable to see any output in this external screen. I ...
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HDMI2VGA Converter - xrandr does not detect VGA monitor connected

I have a HDMI2VGA converter connected to my laptop (HDMI) and to my monitor (VGA). xrandr shows HDMI as disconnected, so I can't activate it (from a standard user POV). I succeeded in activating the ...
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Xrandr not recognizing '-HSync' as an option

This is the command I'm trying to run sudo xrandr --newmode Modeline "5120x2880_60.00" 1276.50 5120 5560 6128 7136 2880 2883 2888 2982 -hsync +vsync However, whatever I do, I always get this ...
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Fullscreen chromium through dual/multiple displays

I have a LUBUNTU 16.04 system, and I've been trying to make chromium browser go fullscreen on a dual display setup without success. It just goes fullscreen on a single display. It must also be done ...
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Why does Xorg come up in 1024x768 mode instead of full 1600x1200 resolution?

I have Xorg configured to use the radeon-driver and run two monitors I have attached to my Radeon HD 5670 card. It works. But, every time Xorg restarts, it comes up in 1024x768-mode with monitors ...
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Gnome 3.26 won't respect monitors.xml

I'm using Gnome-Shell 3.26 on Arch with 3 monitors (connected through a mini displayport to 3 HDMI hub). This hardware setup has worked fine with earlier versions of the software. The problem I'm ...
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Can't change resolution with xrandr

I am trying to switch screen resolution with xrandr. I have output the available modes with xrandr -q which output: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP-1-1 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Display driver/ screen resolution after installation

A fresh install of Ubuntu was made on a quite old PC ( say - 10 years old ). A 1920x 1080 monitor is connected via RGB... BUT showing a single possible screen res - 1280X1024 ( which is not my/ ...
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xrandr set offset to monitor

I've read this question, it's not helping. I have two monitors, a 1920x1200 (DP-1), and a 1920x1080 (eDP-1) below and a bit to the side of the previous one. xrandr's man page and some online reading ...
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How to mirror a display with different resolutions?

I want to give a presentation and type on my laptop knowing the projector shows exactly what I see. Here is the abbreviated xrandr output: ~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 2560 x 1440, ...
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Yellow and gray blend with white on a remote monitor connected with a HDMI-VGA adapter

The problem is that yellow and gray are hardly visible on my remote monitor. For example when I open StackOverflow I cannot see the yellow background of quote blocks and the gray background of code ...
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Using android device as display for GNU screen

The idea is to attach my Android device as additional display to extend the workspace. So far I've tried VNC and Splashtop, but none of them is responsive enough to use daily. I figured, I could use ...
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Create shell script file to change brightness values of xrandr

How can i create shell script file to change xrandr brightness by increasing or decreasing its value by 0.1? I'm using this command in konsole to change value of brightness: xrandr --output HDMI1 --...
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Xrandr: Split single Monitor into multiple

I am trying to split my monitor into several screens of specific size and location. My tool of choice would be Xrandr but I am probably wrong. Does anyone know how to do this on linux(arch)? Thanks
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Simulate two root windows on single monitor with use of RANDR extension

This question might seen similar to Emulating extra displays but it's different in the important detail. Suppose I'd like to test a feature for certain window manager with multi monitor support using ...
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xrandr --dpi does not affect Gnome Apps on i3wm

So I used xrandr --dpi in order to adjust the dpi of my HiDPI screen on i3wm on Arch (antergos). It seems to have worked well for i3 itself and other apps like Chrome and Telegram, but all the Gnome ...
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CentOS7 extend display, two monitors

I am new to CentOS7 and I am trying to extend my display. I have an Intel graphics chip. I connected the second display to the same graphics card and it is currently only mirroring the first display. ...
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ubuntu 16.04 can't add 1080p mode to xrandr asus VS247H-P, nvidia

I asked this already on ubuntu forums but have been unable to find a solution, see: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2341827 My 1080p monitor is stuck at 1360x768 resolution in ubuntu 16.04. ...
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Removing stale xrandr entries

I recently switched video cards under Kubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and the xrandr command has cached many of the old settings. $ xrandr | grep "connected" DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x ...
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How to install and use xrandr in Debian?

Everywhere I look they say to use xrandr to change the resolution but when I try to use the command it is not found. I tried apt-get install xrandr (and randr) but the package could still not be found....
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xrandr --scale not working with DisplayLink

xrandr's --scale option doesn't work for me on my DisplayLink display. The screen flickers off and back on, but the scale does not change. Can anyone else confirm/deny this issue with their own ...
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Turn off videocard output on disconnecting monitor

My current setup is Arch, with Awesome WM and Xorg-server 1.17 (amd dependency). What I would like to automate is the following. When I disconnect an external monitor, for instance HDMI1, I have to ...
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Extended desktop with Optimus in Linux

The issue I'm experiencing is extending my desktop, it also pans 1 monitor to the entire viewport of all screens. This is what I'm dealing with: Dell XPS L702X sudo lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA ...
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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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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 mode:...
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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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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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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 x11-...
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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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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 ...