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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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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How to rotate gtk application running on text mode of linux into portrait view?

I am using linux on text mode in portrait view to run the GTK application. I removed GUI/Desktop mode. I tried to run it on ubuntu and other operating systems. For that I used 'startx' and 'xinit' ...
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Xrandr full screen updates

When flipping a display with xrandr, I'm having some problems with the re-rendering of certain parts of the screen. For the flipping I've tried both xrandr -o inverted and xrandr --output <output&...
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Fedora 31 Display Issue

I've Fedora 31 installed alongside Windows 10. I cannot change brightness of my display on Fedora 31. I installed NVidia drivers first but then I was stuck in CLI and wasn't able to log in using GUI ...
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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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Change settings switched between laptop as standalone vs docked

Ubuntu 18.04.2 Displaylink Lenovo Yoga 11 Trying to figure out how to write an alias that automatically sets a large monitor on my desk as the primary with proper zoom upon attachment and when woken ...
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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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How to change color saturation independently of GPU

I'm looking for a way to change color saturation (not gamma, and not brightness) independently of what gpu the system is using. It seems that the only way to change saturation on a Linux system is to ...
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Ubuntu and xrandr brightness command

I have a BIOSTAR P4M900-M7 FE motherboard, which has a VIA P4M900 Chrome9 chipset (yes, old, but powerful for basic usage, everything I need). The point is that I made a new installation of Ubuntu ...
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spanning desktop including dock across two monitors in Ubuntu 18

I'm running Ubuntu 18. My monitor is an IBM T221 which appears as two screens to the PC even though its a single display (legacy of olden-day video cards) way back when it was possible to use ...
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Using Intel GPU “TearFree” option changes my detected screens / edid information

I was experiencing tearing on my Debian system. I read about the intel driver "TearFree" option and configured it as explained here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Intel_graphics#Tearing While ...
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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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xrandr sets the same resolution for all monitors

I just bought an older VGA monitor and tried to connect it to my Thinkpad-dock. I currently use a DVI-monitor as a second display and wanted to use the VGA one as a third one. But when ever I try to ...
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How can I switch between multibly display setups on the fly in I3?

I am currently setting up I3 on my Notebook and I am stuck on my display configuration. I need it to be able to switch from one screen when I am on move and a 3 display Setup when I am at home, and I ...
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How to tell Xrandr to put the windows on a specific monitor

I am using Arandr on xubuntu (xfce DE) 16.04 to setup my screens when i dock my laptop. The problem is I have two monitors, left one is setup in portrait and my main one is in landscape. Now the ...
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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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xrandr help — display overflow to another screen

I'm trying to use a portion of an external monitor alongside my laptop. Upper 70px of the external monitor are unusable, so I'm trying to resize the resolution during login with .xprofile to use ...
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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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I cannot position monitor on the left using xrandr

I have a laptop with 3000x2000 HiDP display and i'm trying to connect an external monitor to it with HD resolution. When I use command below it works like a charm. xrandr --output eDP-1 --auto --...
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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 ...
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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 ...