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Can Linux deal with ultra high resolution displays?

A few months ago, Samsung announced the Ativ Book 9 Plus, a pretty cool ultrabook with a screen resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels (QHD+). The device ships with Windows 8 until Windows 8.1 is released ...
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How to get external monitor resolution set by xrandr to persist

tl;dr My laptop keeps forgetting the correct resolution of the external monitor attached to it. How can I make the configuration "stick"? Details I have a laptop running Linux Mint attached to an ...
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How do I achieve higher resolution than physical resolution of an LCD?

I'm using the original EeePC with screen resolution of 800x480. Some screens and dialogs do not fit into that resolution, so I have to use Alt-Drag to move windows around to reveal the bottom part of ...
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Change screen resolution on Linux Mint

I have just installed Linux Mint 14 and I cannot change the screen resolution. The appropriate resolution 1920 x 1200, just isn't among the options. I have tried this solution but it reports: ...
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How to Pass High Resolution from GRUB2 to FreeBSD?

I boot FreeBSD-10-RELEASE from GRUB2. I have set up the GRUB2 boot menu to display very nicely at my laptop's max resolution of 1024x768x32. I know it's possible to pass this resolution to the boot ...
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Debian: very low resolution and an “unknown monitor” problem

Edit: I have installed CrunchBang (or #!, a Debian-based distro), and that seems to have solved all of my resolution problems. I've just installed Debian after using Linux Mint for a few months. ...
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How does X-server calculate DPI?

From Xfce Docs: In case you want to override the DPI (dots per inch) value calculated by the X-server, you can select the checkbox and use the spin box to specify the resolution to use when ...
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Can X11 scale to virtual resoltions on HiDPI/Retina screens the way OS X does?

I've recently had the chance to use a Macbook Pro with Retina Display, and its quite clear that the display is futuristic enough to actually warrant Apple's over-the-top marketing. I've got sensitive ...
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How do I change the screen font size when using a virtual terminal

Using LDXE and Ubuntu, I can log into a virtual terminal via Ctrl+Alt+F1. The text is far too small. How do I change the screen resolution to get a larger font?
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How Do You Pass VGA/VESA Modes with GRUB2?

One of my machines has a 3 TB HD setup to triple boot into Mint 14 (Ubuntu 12.10 variant), Slackware 14.1 and Arch Linux. The HD is formatted using the GPT/Guid system. The Grub2 technically "belongs" ...
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changing xorg driver for netbook with cedarview integrated graphics

So I was messing around. I installed debian, everything worked fine. I had to re-install debian for whatever reason. It decided to do something different and now I'm stuck with a 800x600 resolution ...
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Setting Framebuffer splash resolution when exiting X

I installed a copy of BackTrack 5 R2 (Ubuntu 10.04) to my HDD and dual-booted with Windows 7. After a bit of tweaking I set about updating the native Intel drivers because it was only allowing me to ...
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How to change GNOME default screen rotation

How do I change the default screen rotation for my gnome desktop? Is there anyway I can change the monitor settings without logging in?
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DNS resolution problem with Fedora 20

I have a newly built Fedora 20 server that I've just hooked to my network. It's a virtual server running on a VirtualBox host. Everything seems to be working but I have a problem with name resolution. ...
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resolution of attached widescreen

I wanted to connect my TV (Sony Bravia) to my Laptop. My laptop has a displayport and the TV a HDMI. So with the adapters, I'm able to connect those two, and that part works. What doesn't work, is ...
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Twinview: 2 monitors difference resolutions with NVIDIA

I'm successfully using twinview to drive 2 monitors for my home theatre computer (one in the case, one projector). I recently upgraded my projector and now the two screens have vastly different ...
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Fedora 18 VirtualBox Resolution Guest Additions

I've installed Fedora 18 64-bit guest into a VirtualBox VM running on a Max OS X host. Previously I've installed Fedora 17 and after installing guest additions from the RPM Fusion repo full screen ...
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How to detect aspect ratio of monitor?

How do you detect the aspect ratio of your monitor? I tried: root@malou-laptop:/home/liv# xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1680 x ...
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Fedora 3200x1800 resolution to small - can't see anything

I bought the a new notebook (Dell M3800) and installed Fedora 20 with KDE for the first time on it (actually my first Linux system ever). My problem is now, that my resolution is tooo big.. I can't ...
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Custom resolution in Fedora 11

I am currently building a custom embedded project for which I need to display Fedora 11 on a small screen 800*480 pixels. Can anyone one suggest to me a way of doing it. As I am a complete noob I ...
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Change screen resolution in Fedora 16

I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 installed with Fedora 16. I only have three resolutions to pick from: 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768, and 800 x 600. None of these are satisfactory for me. xrandr gives the ...
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How to use Xfig on high DPI screen?

On a high DPI screen, lines in Xfig are very thin. Is it possible to scale the lines, or the entire Xfig UI? Note that I don't want to scale the entire desktop. Other application UIs are legible on ...
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The second monitor displays with a resolution of 640x480

The system does not detect my second monitor connected the DVI. Appears in the settings of the words "digital device" and adjustment increase that I can set the resolution to 640x480. At D_SUB see ...
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DNS resolution problem with OpenBSD

During boot up, messages flashed on my computer screen, among which are the following: DHCPACK from 192.168.200.1 bound to 192.168.200.12----> renewal in 432600 seconds The contents of my ...
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Do high-DPI screens play nicely with tiling window managers?

I'm currently using a 15" laptop which has a moderate resolution (1920x1080). The other day, I spent some time with a friend who owns a Macbook Pro Retina. Just looking at the screen made my eyes ...
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Debian set very low display resolution

I have a very small display, 128 to 72 pixels, and I want to set the display resolution to 128x72, is that possible? Once I set the screen resolution with xrandr to 128x72 pixels, I only get gray ...
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Is there any way to resize scale application GUI window?

Is there any way to run an application scaling its GUI window? (Well, I'm using MATE but hope for universal solution). For example, up scale small window of an old game running under wine on ...
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Configuring Linux Second Monitor

I have two identical monitors (Compaq CQ1859s, 1366x768). I just installed Ubuntu onto the computer with which these monitors are being used. Upon installation, one of the monitors had its type ...
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debian X Xconf resolution xrandr badmatch

Recently I minimal installed debian squeeze(amd64), when I configs my resolution, unexpected errors came out, I did a lot of searching, but couldn't find a way to figure it out. to install the ...
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syslinux / vesamenu.c32 - using highest available screen resolution?

I was wondering if there was a way to use the highest available resolution in the syslinux.cfg file? I know i can do: MENU RESOLUTION 1024 768 but without knowing available resolutions beforehand, ...
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Forcing X to recognise video ram, saving the file 99-vesa file

So I was looking at a question about forcing X to recognise video memory to achieve 1080p resolution, however when I finished the following piece of code: Section "Device" Identifier ...
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Screen resolution problem in Fedora 17 on Oracle VirtualBox 4.2

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6119tx system which has a screen resolution of 1366X768. But after installing fedora 17 on VirtualBox with Guest additions, the default resolution is 1280X768. Whenever I switch ...
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Achieving full resolution with PowerVR SGX454 on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Mini-PC with an ASRock AD2700B-ITX motherboard, which has an Intel PowerVR SGX545 on-board graphic chip. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it today. Everything is working properly and is quite ...
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How to force vesa to 1280x1024 resolution

I'm using Manjaro (ArchLinux) using vesa driver, since fglrx beta crashes a lot, and radeon and fglrx stable does not support my graphic card. I want to force my monitor resolution to the maximum ...
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Set fixed screen resolution for application in Wine

For example, I've application (game) that has only 640x480 resolution. Now I've 2 options: launch it in window-mode, and will has 640x480 size or enable fullscreen and will fill all screen. What I ...
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unlisted screen resolution

on my new computer I have 2 screens connected on the igpu of a i7 processor, 1 using hdmi. the other using dvi. Both screens are the same but 1 has a wrong resolution inside X, and it can't be ...
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Linux Mint 16 display resolution and monitor

I am using Linux Mint 16 and I have two questions. I am very disappointed I have needed to resort to a website to answer this, usually on Windows this would be very intuitive. The first problem is ...
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How can I change the screen resolution of Slax?

Slax uses X.org for managing its GUI. However, when I boot Slax (specifically in a VM), the resolution gets capped at 1024x768. How can I increase the resolution to more fully utilize the screen ...
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Slackware Console Resolution when Dual Booting with Another Distro's GRUB2?

I am tweaking my new Linux Installs on a new home-built machine. I installed Linux Mint 14 first followed by Slackware 14 and Arch Linux on separate partitions. I don't think it matters, but the ...
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Unable to change resolution on Fedora 18 after playing Urban Terror

So I wanted to try out Urban Terror on Fedora 18. I installed it. When I click it, the screen resolution would change to a lower resolution(800x600) to play the game in full screen. Then after I've ...
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Screen resolution problems on Thinkpad E520

I'm having some troubles with screen resolution. First of all, I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad E520, with BackTrack 5 R2 installed. My natural resolution is 1366x768, but I'm stuck with 1024x768. This ...
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Menus don't show properly in latest Linux Mint

I'm using the last version of Mint and I'm having, sometimes, problems with some menus. I can't take a PrintScreen because it happens with the right button function. If I'm right clicking on a item ...
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How to custom-tweak X resolution settings

Or should I rather phrase the question: how to construct a custom mode. The story is: I am a proud owner of an old EIZO monitor (IPS, etc...) which has started to display this flaw of bad lines. I.e. ...
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Have 1920x1200 and 1024x1280 monitors combined to 2944x1200. How to use the 80 unused lines of screen area on the 1024x1280?

The left monitor native resolution is 1920x1200 in landscape mode. The right monitor native resolution is 1280x1024 but rotated to portrait mode, so 1024x1280. Because the mouse would get trapped in ...
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Map a Linux VM's block device to its vmdk file on the vmware datastore

For development and staging purposes, I must frequently create clones of individual virtual harddisks (vmdk container) and move/deploy them into some other system. While I have been able to hack a ...
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Running Elementary OS on MacBookPro10,1, get random resolution changes

I recently installed Elementary OS (Ubuntu-based) and every now and then my resolution drops down to a super small size that messes with my mouse-tracking and pretty much makes any application ...
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Display on ElemtaryOS with an X1 ThinkPad

My Setup is a Thinkpad X1 2nd Generation (Europe) 20A.. Product ID. Resolution 2560x1440. I have installed ElementaryOS 0.3 (Freya). My problem is now, when I connect a display via the Mini ...
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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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Monitor shown as 16:10 instead of 16:9

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on a Dell Latitude E6540 with a Dell U2713hm monitor, the displays are not mirrored, and arranged next to each other. The monitor has an aspect ratio of 16:9, ...