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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

However when I put that command into .xprofile to load it at startup the screen has a black border in the expanded area rather than the proper output. I'm using exactly the same command so I'm not sure why it's not working.

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I'd suggest to put echo "$PATH" >> ~/my-path into .xprofile as well, log out and back in, and post the resulting info from ~/my-path. My gut feeling is that this is a path issue. –  Michael Kjörling Feb 21 '13 at 14:13
    
I don't think it's to do with $PATH, I got –  beacon_bonanza Feb 21 '13 at 14:19
    
You got what, a blank line? If so, it's definitely a path issue. Do which xrandr in a shell and use the full path instead of just the command name in .xprofile. –  Michael Kjörling Feb 21 '13 at 14:24
    
/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin‌​:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games –  beacon_bonanza Feb 21 '13 at 14:27
    
sorry had to switch computers to copy the path output. –  beacon_bonanza Feb 21 '13 at 14:27

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