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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Mirror screens at higher resolution (Ubuntu)

On Ubuntu 20.04 I have 2 screens, a 4K (3840x2160) TV and a 1080p monitor. I want to have them mirrored with the TV as the primary screen and the 1080p as a backup. And I want the image to be rendered ...
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Second monitor cuts off borders

My NVidia card has two outputs: DVI and DisplayPort. The DVI port goes directly to the DVI-input of the monitor and has no problems. The DisplayPort has a DP-to-DVI adapter, with a DVI-to-HDMI cable ...
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Where is HDMI2 output in Mi Notebook pro i7/16gb?

I've Mi Notebook pro i7/16gb. Now I can connect 2 external monitors via HDMI1 and DP1 outputs. $ xrandr eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 340mm x 190mm ...
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Change contrast on OS level

I connect my workstation to 3 displays. The workstation has 2 DP ports and 1 VGA port. The VGA port makes everything on the display way too bright. But the problem is not necessarily the brightness ...
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xrandr command for 2 1200p screens and one 4K with scaling

I'm trying to get 2 24" 1920x1200 monitors to work alongside a laptop's native 4K display to no avail. Either there's some weird panning on the external monitors or super tiny text on the 4K. I ...
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Screen resolution and DPI

I'm a little confused as to how screen resolution and DPI work. It seems to me that for a given display, once you set the screen resolution the dpi should also be fixed. However, xrandr allows you to ...
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xrandr multiple screens not working

Yesterday I updated Arch Linux (Kernel: 5.10.3-arch1-1) and now I have a strange issue with xrandr. The second monitor is not working. xrandr shows me that HDMI is connected and shows available ...
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In Kubuntu, is there a way to span the desktop across multiple monitors?

In my current situation, I have 3 monitors, all 1920x1080. And an ADM GPU. Is there a way to virtually create one giant screen that's 5760x1080? In this scenario, the intended behavior would be that ...
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Leap 15.1 laptop has a black screen after bootloader

Problem I got a laptop (DELL PRECISION M4800) with Leap 15.1 installed. When I turn it on, grub shows up (on the built in screen). I select the normal boot option for the OS and it starts to boot. ...
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xrandr set a new virtual monitor: X Error of failed request

I'm trying to set a new virtual monitor with xrandr and I get the following errors: $xrandr --setmonitor VIRTUAL1 1366/256x768/144+0+1080 none X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter ...
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Set xrandr DPI failure

I'm not exactly sure where to search for this, other than Google, which I have tried. Normally, I use xrandr to set my DPI level after my Window Manager or DE has started. After making some xrandr ...
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An attempt to switch to a doublescan X11 modeline fails with “Configure crtc 0 failed”

I have a modern 1920x1200 LED display, capable of up to 96 kHz HorizSync, up to 76 Hz VertRefresh, and up to 205 MHz pixel clock. Apart from its native resolution, the display can also run in ...
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Is it possible to have two different audio outputs running simultaneously , one of them using HDMI and the other using Jack?

i am using a laptop and I have one LED TV attached to it,connected via HDMI to my graphics card (GTX 950) I am using archlinux and I intend to run two different instances of vlc (or any other media ...
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Three monitor setup in Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E531 running Ubuntu 20. I want to connect two external monitors using the VGA and HDMI connectors on the notebook. The problem that I am running into is that xrandr won't ...
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Xrandr: How to make two panels in a multi-panel display play nice together?

I'm trying to drive a 5K thunderbolt display (LG Ultrafine 5K) on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 8th Gen (with an Intel UHD igpu) running NixOS and i3/Xorg. This is a display that's made up of two separate ...
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Keeping VNC resolution for :0 intact when using xrandr --off

I run a TigerVNC scraping server on :0 and it's run via startx & .xinitrc alongside a custom tailored graphical app (Busmatic): .bash_profile if systemctl -q is-active graphical.target && [...
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Merge 3 physical monitors into one virtual monitor on Gnome

I have 3 1080p monitors. I am Using Manjaro GNOME, but I would use Ubuntu if that's the only solution. I would like to combine them into a single display, à la eyefinity/xinerama. I understand I can ...
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Using xrandr, is it possible to use only part of a secondary monitor without panning

there are a few other questions that talk about this but most of them are not for secondary monitors, or at least they don't seem to be, and I've hit a point where I'm not sure if I'm missing ...
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Wrong monitor resolution on startup Arch Linux

I have a problem with my Arch Linux, (probably it was my fault, I may or may not have uninstalled something). The problem is that every time I boot up the screen resolution is set to a very low one. ...
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xrandr: aligned bottoms of monitors with rotation => mouse / artifact issues

I used the solutions in this question to align my two monitors. My left monitor is High DPI 3840x2160 while the right is scaled 2x from 2560x1440 and rotated to portrait mode; they share a bottom edge....
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Ubuntu 18.04 dual monitor issue--HDMI detected but not getting displayed(Struck)

I just installed ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop and im not being able to get my second monitor to work with it. Had no problems with windows 10, getting this issue only on ubuntu. Below is the xrandr ...
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debian cannot detect HDMI port with nvidia hybrid set up

On my laptop I have installed bumblebee-nvidia (optirun) which works fine when I use only laptop screen. But when I connect a monitor to HDMI, nothing is changed, xrandr (nor optirun xrandr) does not ...
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Raspberry Pi - Resolution Issues

Background of Problems I currently have a Raspberry Pi hooked up to a touchscreen LCD panel running FullPageOS which basically is Debian that starts up with Chromium at full screen to a desired ...
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Desktop of 1080p external display only covers a quater of screen [Using xrandr]

I used to use Ubuntu for my development environment, as I have a new workstation I have decided to switch to Manjaro, with a KDE GUI. When I used Gnome, I used a tool named xrandr-extend in order to ...
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Can xrandr/autorandr distinguish different monitor models connected to the same output?

I have a laptop with which I connect to a monitor at home ad at work. In both cases I use the same HDMI out for connecting the monitor. The one at the lab is 1440p/60hz and the one at home is 1080p/...
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how to break mirrored display setup or unmirror dual monitor setup

I currently have my monitors connected in a mirrored setup like so: xrandr --output DP-2-1 --auto --scale-from 2560x1440 --output eDP-1 What is the xrandr command to reset my display to just the ...
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X11 & Cinnamon: Set different rotation as normal value for display

Short version: Can I set Cinnamon, or X11, that 'normal' for my touchscreen is actually 90° counterclockwise, ensuring this is not forgotten after a rotation? Could I also set this system wide, ...
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Resize screen virtually (xrandr)

The screen of my macbook is broken. The right hand side is black (dead pixels) and so is a small part of the bottom. See image. If I watch a movie in full screen, I cannot see right part of the ...
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How to change display resolution and set permnent in MX Linux?

I'm using MX Linux now. Usually i'm used to 1152 x 864 resolution, which is not among the default resolutions. So every time when i install a linux os i edit and save the ~/.profile to add xrandr ...
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How to use Xrandr to crop part of monitor off

The very top of the physical monitor is obscured by a bezel (don't ask!). I want to use xrandr to redefine actual size of the desktop and so it only uses the usable portion of the monitor. The actual ...
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Multiple monitor configuration lost in plasma desktop after reboot

I am using the Fedora 30 Beta KDE spin with plasma 5.15.4 and trying to set-up a persistent configuration of my 3 desktop monitors with the built-in systemsettings5. However, once in a while after I ...
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How many displays I can use at the same time?

I know from xrandr command, that my graphic card supports maximum resolution of 16384 x 16384px: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384 But how can i check ...
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How do I hide an HDMI display via xrandr but still allow sound from that HDMI cable?

I completely failed at getting sound to come out of my Ubuntu 18 computer from the motherboard, from an internal sound card or from a USB sound adapter. Zero sound from any of those. What finally ...
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Desktop displays incorrectly after screen resize in KDE5 Plasma. KDE4 worked correctly

I have a dual monitor setup. Native resolution is 1920x1080. So the complete screen area is 3840x1080. I can set up this with System Settings in KDE or with xrandr. Works as expected. For various ...
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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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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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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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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 ...