xrandr is a X Window System extension, which allows clients to dynamically change X screens, so as to resize, rotate and reflect the root window of a screen.

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Set the screen brightness: xbacklight does not work on HDMI, xrandr --brightness does not stick

I'm trying to set custom screen bindings in i3WM and looking for a way to decrease/increase the brightness on button press. I've tried using the following: xbacklight -dec10 xbacklight -set 70 ...
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executing shell script from launcher, slow to end/complete the script

I am using a bash script to rotate my screen via xrandr. To make it easier to use I added the script to the unity launcher. The problem I have encountered with this is that the script seems to ...
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xrandr multiple displays showing different areas of the same virtual screen

Background: I have a PC with two HDMI1.4 outputs and 4k monitor that allows Picture-By-Picture display from two HDMI sources. A single HDMI1.4 connection between the computer and the monitor is ...
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Intel Braswell Integrated Graphics on Debian Jessie

I'm having trouble getting Jessie to use the integrated graphics on a Celeron N3050 (Braswell). I've tried installing xserver-xorg-video-intel from jessie-backports but this doesn't help. glxinfo | ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 some app windows do not show

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 in a PC board. The fact is that after upgrading to kernel 4.4.0-28-generic I cannot see the windows of some applications I need to use, just as Synaptic and Eclipse. ...
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How can I make xrandr modifications persist for more than 1 second?

Updates: This question describes similar symptoms Ubuntu - Xrandr doesn't change my resolution, but it seems like the underlying cause is different as there are no changes to my Xorg-log files ...
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How to control X11 viewport from an application

Suppose we have an X11 display configured in panning mode. E.g. xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1920x1080 --panning 4096x4096 Is there a way to move the visible viewport from a user application (...
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can RandR display two parts of the same screen on one display?

Can I use RandR to display two different parts of the same screen twice, at different offsets, on one display? The desired display is a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) that is normally used for 3D ...
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Automatically switch display on lenovo docking and linux

I have a lenovo thinkpad with nvidia optimus and a mini docking station series 3. I want that while docked, it should automatically switch to an external monitor if possible and if I undock it, it ...
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Setting primary screen in middle of three-monitor-setting

While googling to solve my problem I came across the stack post here. However, my setting is a little different: ----- | D | | V | -------- ---------- | I | |HDMI-1| |Notebook| | - | --------...
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Help on negative numbers in an if statement

I am writing a script to automatically rotate the screen using a laptop's built-in accelerometer. Currently rotating the laptop in one way works, (and it also goes back to normal when putting it back ...
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Changing between two xsessions is very slow if external monitor is connected

If I login via lightdm into an xmonad session and then switch to another user, two xsessions are running and I can switch between them via ctrl+alt+f7 resp. f8. This is very fast (< 1s) on my ...
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How can I clone a specific work space to other outputs?

I am using i3-wm with Archlinux, and I nowadays are wandering that: is it possible to clone a specific work space to another output(monitor)? It is different from --same-as as well as --left-of --...
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What does the --size parameter of Xrandr do?

After connecting a secondary display by VGA, I tried to change the resolution of that display so it would be closer to the size of my primary (laptop) display. For this, I thought to try the --size ...
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How can I get my Optimus-addled NVIDIA card to offer output via xrandr?

I have a laptop that is crippled with NVIDIA Optimus. I'm not greatly interested in saving power so I'd be willing to turn on the NVIDIA chip permanently, but my BIOS does not offer that option. ...
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Automatically change screen resolution when the laptop is plugged on the docking station

My setup: Dell e4200 laptop with debian, 13" screen @ 1280 x 800 Dell docking station with 24" screen running @ 1920x1080 The problem whenever I use my laptop off the docking station it works ...
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NixOS: Screen connected over USB-C stays black

I've got a Dell XPS 13' (9350), with a Dell USB-C to HDMI adapter, connected to a screen. I'm running NixOS with XMonad. The screen (set to HDMI input) shows "no input signal" despite: xrandr ...
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xrandr can't open display in running X session [closed]

My external monitor is periodically flickering and I'm trying to debug it by reducing the refresh rate with xrandr. However, when I run xrandr from within an active X session, the only output is "Can'...
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Extension “RANDR” missing on xvfb

My system: $lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Xvfb: $ dpkg -s xvfb Package: xvfb ...
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Why does `xrandr` say I have 3 HDMI and 3 DP ports while I have only one HDMI and one DP?

This is what xrandr shows on my machine: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192 VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI1 ...
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Black screens using xrandr for multiple displays with HiDPI in Linux Mint

My setup uses 3 Monitors in Linux Mint. Left is a TV, using 1080p, connected via HDMI-0, centered a 4k monitor via DP-1 and the right one is again a 1080p monitor via DVI-D-0. xrandr --output HDMI-0 -...
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Where does Linux vncserver (Xvnc) get the list of geometry possiblities

I have looked through through parts of the code, and the places obvious to me, but I have not found the place that I can add legal geometries for a vncserver that I can set using xrandr. I have tried ...
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Xrandr doesn't scale screen under Cygwin/X and Xming

The preamble: I have a very specific remote X client, that needs fixed resolution. 1280x1024, to say. And my notebook has 1440x900. And Windows aboard. So, the idea is to scale the output of the ...
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Setting monitor active with HDMI Splitter

I've recently bought a hdmi splitter the splitter is inactive, which means only one screen can be active at a time. It's starting to get frustrating that my tv seems to have a higher priority than ...
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Mouse stuck while moving it to second monitor

I'm having troubles with the mouse moving across my two monitors with Nvidia proprietary drivers. Mouse just doesn't move from the first monitor to the second. (I'm running Apricity OS). I can move ...
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xrandr does not set a new resolution (switch back automatically)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with a dual-boot Ubuntu 15.10/Windows 7, but the HDMI port broke (it does not appear with xrandr on Linux nor on Windows). So I used a VGA cable but the resolution seems to ...
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Low resolution in Debian

I installed Debian 8.3 LXDE today and I cannot adjust the resolution of my monitor. I have a 1920x1080 resolution, but allows you to install Debian to me only 1280x1024. I tried to make as here: https:...
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Running a unified X display across two separate video cards

I'm trying to set up a triple-head configuration using an ATI X1300/X1550 (RV515) workstation card (ID 1002:7183) alongside my motherboard's integrated Intel HD 2500 (ID 8086:0152). Thus far, my ...
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Trouble with Screen Rotation Script

I am running Antergos linux with Gnome 3.18.2 on a Dell XPS 12 Convertible laptop/tablet, and am working on making the screen rotation more convenient. I pulled a version of the following script from ...
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xrandr not scaling / transforming display

I am trying to work out how to use xrandr transform and other options (Ubuntu 14.04.4, ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics, open source driver, lightdm). I have found the following (man xrandr): ... in other ...
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xrandr rotate left right faild

I have an X1 Yoga with a 14'' WQHD and I want to rotate the screen to use it with the stylus but xrandr fails to rotate. xrandr --output eDP1 --rotate <orientation> works for normal and ...
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Is the current screen resolution saved to a file anywhere?

I'm trying to do a low level set of functions to get and set the display resolution, and I was wondering if there was a file that contains only the used resolution and that could be used to change it. ...
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Set up Three monitors in debian

I have two identical external monitors which I have test in windows and they work perfectly with no extra configuration just connect them and done. When I boot to my Debian 8 OS with the three monitor ...
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How can I override xrandr selecting lower than the preferred resolution?

When I connect an external screen to my laptop using HDMI, the default resolution selected is not the maximum resolution - even though this resolution is listed under the available modes: HDMI1 ...
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Dual monitor setup with xrandr: extending without/with disabled scrolling

This is not a question, but rather a work around for a problem under Ubuntu, I encountered. Setup: Given a laptop screen (e.g., "LVDS-1-0") and a second screen (e.g., "DP-1") with the second screen ...
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Why I need a framebuffer size larger then monitor size when transform destination area is smaller

I tried to remove 100px left & right the top of a 1366x768 screen (as below) using xrandr transformation. But I got an error about not enough framebuffer size. $ xrandr --output LVDS1 --fb ...
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Wrong monitor size

When I run xrandr it shows me that my monitor has 640mm x 360mm but in fact it has 920mm x 522mm. My desktop doesn't fit into monitor display. How can I set correct monitor dimensions?
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Is it possible to move content of screen?

I connected old Philips TV to my computer. It works but what I see on it is shifted to the right. So on the left I have black gap and on the right some part of my desktop is out of screen. Can I ...
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i3 and vmware: How to detect resolution change and set current res to the new res change?

I am using vmware to run arch linux. I have setup i3-gaps and everything is setup correctly while using lemonbar, however, my only problem is that lemonbar is set for the current resolution. When I ...
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Making XRANDR settings permanent

GNOME 3 Gnomebuntu - 15.10 I have an Intel NUC i3 6th gen and a 4k monitor with 32GB of ram. If I type the command xrandr after doing "xrandr -s 4096x2160" Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4096 x ...
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Is it possible to configure a 'scaled' desktop in xorg.conf similar to using xrandr's scale-from option?

I have a 14 inch ultrabook with a resolution of 2560x1440. I currently run Gnome 3.16 in HiDPI mode with a scaling factor of 2. Since I'm unable to specify a factional scaling factor, like 1.5, I've ...
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Cannot modify screen resolution in Debian with a LSB init script

my computer operates with 1600x900 resolution, which is not among the default screen configurations of my Debian installation. In order to have the right resolution after booting up I tried to create ...
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How do I write a Bash script to autoadjust the screen resolution of Enlightenment 20 running under VirtualBox?

I have noticed that VirtualBox guest additions fails to autoadjust the screen resolution of Enlightenment 20 on a few different platforms (including Arch Linux, Lubuntu and openSUSE Tumbleweed), see ...
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Ubuntu - Xrandr doesn't change my resolution

I'm trying to change my resolution using xrandr command line but when I type in a terminal xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1600x900_60.00 (which I added using --addmode), it doesn't change my resolution ...
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Arch linux DisplayPort external monitor not working

I got a problem with my secondary monitor (1680x1050) on Arch linux. When I connect my external monitor to HDMI it works fine, but when I connect it to DisplayPort (I tried it also on windows, works ...
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2560x1440 resolution over HDMI with a laptop with NVIDIA Optimus and Ubuntu 15.10

I attached a new 2560x1440 display (Dell P2416D) with HDMI to my dual-booting laptop (Asus N56VJ) that has NVIDIA's dual-GPU technology. In Windows 8.1 I got the display to run with its native ...
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“--scale 2x2” in xrandr causes the monitor to not display anything

I've got a 4k external main monitor and I'm trying to connect a 1680x1050 external monitor to the left of it. I've tried using: xrandr --output HDMI-0 --scale 2x2 --pos 0x0 --fb 7200x2160 --...
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Is it possible to have xrandr in different modes based on workspace?

Is it possible to have xrandr at --right-of the screen in workspace1 and --same-as at workspace2? (I'm using openbox) If you interested why i want to do this: I'm having a presentation and i need to ...
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xrandr: cannot find mode on startup

I want to configure my 2 external screens of my laptop on every startup. Because I have a kind of dockstation I wrote a small script which retrieves whether my laptop is connected to the dock or not. ...
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How to show display device names in xrandr?

My Xorg.0.log contains display device names like DFP-0. xrandr shows output names like HDMI-0. Can xrandr also show the "display devices names"?