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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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"?
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xrandr only lists mode after a while of waiting

I've installed arch linux a while ago on my laptop and everything worked fine. The issue I've been facing since two weeks or so (most certainly related to an update) occurs when login with external ...
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Black screen when logging into desktop

On Kubuntu 15.10 I receive a black screen when logging in via the Display Manager. I can use Ctrl-Alt-F6 to log into a text console and see my files, but even in that environment when I type startx ...
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xrandr won't recognize HDMI

System Spec OS: Debian 8 Jessie Computer Model: ASUS G46V Laptop Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M (This only seems to be an issue with my nvidia systems) Current Video Drivers: Nouveau ...
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xrandr command very slow in Debian [solved]

I use xrandr command to get multi-screen resolution, but in Debian, it will take more than 2 seconds. However, in Ubuntu it returns immediately. How can I improve the behavior of xrandr command in ...
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X11 - multiple monitors visible as one monitor

I have three monitors which are configured in xorg.conf this way: Option "metamodes" "DFP-4: 1920x1080+0+0, DFP-5: 1920x1080+0+1080, DFP-6: 1920x1080+0+2160" Is it possible to set two or even three ...
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nvidia-settings -load-config-only does not seem to restore saved monitor position settings

Using nvidia-settings I am able to get my external monitor correctly positioned to the right of my laptop just as I like. However, when I reboot, restart X, and login I find I am back to where I ...
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Why isn't disper working in Manjaro Linux?

I want to use the disper utility to cycle displays in Manjaro Linux the way I do in Ubuntu-based distros. Disper is present in AUR and installs without difficulty. disper --list should list ...
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Enabling triple-head setup with two Nvidia GT730 (Ubuntu)

After installing a second Nvidia GeForce GT730 in the hope of overcoming a single card's limitation of only being able to support two monitors, I still cannot get a 3rd monitor working. I keep the ...
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“cannot find crtc for output VGA-0” from xrandr

Trying to connect a 3rd monitor to my desktop, I cannot activate it. I connect it with a VGA to HDMI adapter (the monitor is VGA, but the only slot left for it in the box is HDMI. I get cannot find ...
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Creating a virtual X11 output with Nvidia driver

I'm attempting to follow this guide to extend the desktop on computer A to computer B by creating a virtual output on computer A and using vnc to display the virtual output on computer B. The ...
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How to inform Xorg about a resolution I have already set?

I'm trying to get my Banana Pi Pro to switch between 1920x1080 and 1280x720 resolutions on an HDMI screen. Both resolutions work fine if I set them in uEnv.txt: disp.screen0_output_mode=1280x720p60 ...
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How tell xrandr to let my mouse move between monitors?

I have both an internal and external display which I'd like to pass my cursor over. When I start the computer with the external connected, my display manager starts with the wrong DPI, and I have to ...
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Trim monitor output (because of dead pixels)

I searched a lot and finally came here to ask my question. Recently my screen got damaged and now has some rows of dead pixels. They are located at the very top of the screen and making it very ...
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How to set custom resolution using xrandr when the resolution is not available in 'Display Settings'

I'm a new Linux user trying to change the screen resolution as there is no option under display. I have successfully managed to add new resolutions by fluke by following online guide. I don't have a ...
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External monitor script has become unreliable

I have been using the following udev rule and bash script to automatically configure my external monitor for some time now, however recently the script has become unreliable, usually doing the ...
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Mirror screen with 2 different resolution displays, -with borders on larger resolution screen?

Help. The TV I'm trying to use as a monitor has overscan issues, it overscans both 1080p and 720p resolutions. For my use, I'd rather have borders compared to a cut off screen. I'm trying to get ...
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Dual touch screen system - how to open application in another monitor?

So I have dual touch screen system and I have mirrored the display output be the same in both displays. But now when other touch screen is being used I would like to open this other application on the ...
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How to set scaling mode for external displays on intel GPU

I can set the display scaling mode for the internal laptop panel with: xrandr --output LVDS1 --set "scaling mode" "Full aspect" This however does not work for external displays (DP1, VGA1, DP1) ...
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Only one display mode for my monitor

I am running Debian 8 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop. When at home I connect my laptop to an external monitor through an HDMI cable. My laptop's monitor has recently stopped supporting any display ...
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Can't set xrandr brightness and gamma correctly

What is wrong? $ xrandr --output HDMI-1 --gamma 0.6:1.0:1.6 --brightness 0.76 $ xrandr --verbose | sed -n '/HDMI-1/,/Brightness/p' HDMI-1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (0x6c) normal (normal left inverted ...
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X, mouse, and multihead: mouse only reaches part of second display

I'm running my laptop with an external monitor. The laptop's built in monitor and the external monitor have wildly different DPI, so I scale the external monitor to match the DPI of the internal one: ...
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xrandr --listproviders does not detect nvidia

I'm trying to configure 'Offloading Graphics Display with RandR 1.4' but xrandr detects only Intel video card: $ xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 1 Provider 0: id: 0x45 cap: 0x2, Sink ...
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XRandR script runs correctly from command line, fails as cron job

I'm running LXDE on Fedora 21. My script's purpose is to extend the display across two monitors: #!/bin/sh xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off --output LVDS1 --mode 1440x900 --pos 1280x124 --rotate normal ...
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XRANDR showing two inputs instead of 1

VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 60.0* 800x600 60.3 56.2 848x480 60.0 640x480 59.9 HDMI1 connected ...
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NVIDIA graphics driver virtual display larger than monitor (panning)

I've looked at several other posts that allude to this issue (some as late as 2 years ago), but many of the solutions no longer work. Problem description My OS is elementaryOS, my graphics card is ...
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xrandr: where does VIRTUAL1 output come from?

Executing xrandr shows me the outputs my graphics card has, but also a VIRTUAL1 one: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4160 x 1024, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected 1600x900+0+0 (normal ...
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“xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default” for Guest CENTOS 6.6, HOST OS Windows 7 enterprise

I am getting the following errors: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768 default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm ...
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Xrandr --addmode not working and the system fails to use the nvidia X driver

xrandr --newmode "1280x1024_60.00" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 1712 1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default xrandr --addmode Screen 0 ...
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xrandr not activating laptop display

I my Toshiba Satellite laptop is usually connected to an external monitor when I'm at home. Disconnecting the monitor does not restore my laptop's display; I have to manually enable my laptop's ...
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xrandr issue when panning second monitor

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon on a macbook (with HiDPI display), the primary monitor looks great but the second one (which is not an HiDPI monitor) is terrible... by using xrandr I forced it to scale ...
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Can I scale my HiDPI laptop display while leaving my external display unchanged?

I have a Chromebook Pixel 2, which has a HiDPI screen. My external monitor has the same resolution in width, but only about half the pixel density. I use Gnome's scaling settings to make things look ...
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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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Run script after changes in X server geometry

Is there an option to run a given script after the X server geometry is changed (or every invokation of xrandr)?