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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 to use xrandr to mirror just a part of my main screen?

I want to make a mirror of just a part of my main screen to another monitor with different resolution. So it will be necessary to crop the desired area and apply a transformation to fit the screen ...
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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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HDMI output not working correctly through xrandr

I'm on Arch Linux. HDMI output works fine with the gnome settings screen. But when I try to set it on a console using xrandr, arandr or lxrandr (xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 1920x1080) all I get is an ...
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VNC-Server as a virtual X11 monitor

From a currently running X11 session, I would like to provide run a VNC server such that it appears to my system as a second, “virtual” monitor – i.e. so that I can position it using xrandr and the ...
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How to determine which displays are enabled/disabled

I am able to enable or disable my LVDS display using xrandr --output LVDS --auto xrandr --output LVDS --off respectively, but how can I programmatically determine whether the display is enabled? ...
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Multi Head monitor with Intel HD Graphics - random black screen

I experience some troubles with a 3-head monitors configuration : hardware is an Intel NUC Core i5 - HD Graphics 4000 with 3 outputs (1 HDMI, 2 Mini-DP) debian wheezy, kernel 3.2 My Xorg ...
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Switch monitors on ThinkPad W520 while docked

I'm trying to make my (ThinkPad W520) laptop monitor turn on (by itself, with the other monitors turning off) using xrandr when docked and connected to external monitors. My end goal is to ...
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How can I get 1080p to work on my TV with HDMI using xrandr?

I'm using Arch Linux on a small HTPC called an Xtreamer, which has an Nvidia GT218/ION graphics card and HDMI out. My television is an Orion DL40-71BK (manual, note everything's in Japanese). HDMI ...
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Put the XFCE extended dektop on the right-side monitor

Is it possible to make an aoutput showing extended desktop to the left of the primary? I'm using xfce. $ xrandr --output VGA1 --primary --right-of LVDS1 The above command makes VGA1 as extended ...
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Displays and their relative position in a shell script

I want to get information about the displays, something like xrandr, but with more info. I want to know their position. So if I have two or more displays connected I want to know how they are ...
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How can I add additional resolution for my screen?

I tried to launch a game (GTA San Andreas) on wine. GTA showed Cannot find 800x600x32 video mode and closed immediately. The Computer I currently have is a Lenovo IdeaPad G510, with Intel HD ...
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How can I set up an offbrand display link (Trulink) to work with arch linux?

I recently bought a USB to DVI adapter and it works great in Windows. However, I wanted to use it on Arch since that's where I do most of my work. Unfortunately it doesn't work. I've installed all ...
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Display conky always only on LVDS screen

I use the following settings in my .conkyrc to display a top bar on my laptop screen (LVDS). background yes update_interval 60 total_run_times 0 # Show umlauts override_utf8_locale yes # Font ...
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Matrix Structure for screen rotation

I can set my screen rotation to inverted with: xrandr -o inverted xinput set-prop 'ELAN Touchscreen' 'Coordinate Transformation Matrix' -1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 1 and back to normal with: xrandr -o ...
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xrandr-mediated correction of VGA overscan on external computer monitor

When I employ an external monitor (Dell E207WFP) as the display device for my laptop computer, about 10 pixels are truncated from the left edge of the screen, which I believe is a consequence of a ...
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XRandR crops displayed area on certain multi-monitor configurations

I have total of four monitors. One (1680x1050) is connected to integrated Intel display adapter, and three (1440x900 and two 1920x1080) are connected to dedicated ATI display adapter. With certain ...
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How to start x server on another display?

I want to connect external monitor to my laptop but I can't manage it properly. My setup is: Arch Linux x64 (xfce) on Dell l702x with Bumblebee and HDMI -> DVI adapter monitor. I want to have that ...
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Due to a broken monitor, I need to setup only the right half of my screen

The left side of my full hd monitor is broken, in order to use only the good part the resolution needs to be 1274x1080, aligned to the right. A simple xrandr -s 1274x1080 will get the right ...
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Cannot use highest resolution, xrandr does not list mode (Intel GPU, DP to DVI adapter)

I have a screen capable of 2560x1440. It is connected to my Intel NUC with a DP to DVI adapter. My graphics card Since updated my Arch Linux system last week (not sure what was updated exactly) I can ...
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Lost control of the windows sent to monitor on HDMI, which xrandr doesn’t detect

I have set two monitors—one is a usual monitor, and the second one is an HDMI TV. The configuration is done in a single xorg.conf file. The problem is that the second display seem to be working, i.e. ...
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Disable a monitor from multi head

I have a multi head config. I wish do disable one of the screen from cli. My multi head is configure as a one virtual monitor and the monitors shows the segments of it. Xrandr --off messes up the ...
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Can not off output by xrandr

I have 2 monitors, one connect by VGA, one connect by HDMI. When I unplug VGA, the status is still "connected". Xrandr cannot off output VGA. Do you resolve this problem?
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xrandr -o right causes black screen

I use Fedora 20 on lxde. lxrandr allows me to only choose resolution. When I run xrandr -o right it makes my screen black with just cursor visible. /root/xorg.conf.new contains: Section ...
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Turning off default video output with xrandr when external monitor is connected

I'm new to bash scripting, and I'm trying to configure my video outputs so that my laptop display gets turned off when I connect an external monitor via VGA. That's the script I came up with, pretty ...
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How do I configure multiple monitors to work with dwm's tag rules?

I have a laptop with an external monitor and I want to use the external monitor as the primary one. I'm also running Debian with dwm. xrandr -q gives me this: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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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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Switching on virtual display outputs using xrandr

Simply put, is there an inverse to the following command?: xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off This command cuts off my virtual display output to my external monitor, but I would like to reinitialize my ...
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Run one screensaver across multiple monitors

Is there a way to make xscreensaver run a single screen saver across the whole X display, ignoring Xinerama/XRANDR geometry? I have three monitors appearing as a single X screen on one X display. ...
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What is the xcalib -screen number for the HDMI monitor?

I must use a VGA-to-DVI cable and a HDMI cable to run two monitors. I'm trying to invert the colors on both monitors but I can only invert one of them: $ xcalib -invert -alter -s 0 #works $ xcalib ...
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HD TV and Macbook Air with Linux see each other but screen is black

With Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) and Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-68-generic-pae, when I connect it to an HD TV via the micro-DVI to DVI (Apple adapter) --> DVI to HDMI (I tried two ...
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Dual monitors with 2 videos driver with xrandr 1.4

I'm trying to dual-screen with 2 differents video card drivers (i915 & nvidia) but as you can see xrandr is only listing nvidia provider. [x@epoch ~]$ xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : ...
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How can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have just purchased a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a ...
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Laptop VGA Output Randomly Changes Name Between VGA1 and VGA2

Periodically (every few reboots by the look of it) my external VGA output on my Laptop changes name between VGA1 and VGA2. For example right now xrandr is displaying: timp@helez:~$ xrandr | grep VGA ...
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Cannot rotate screen with xrandr

OS: Linux Mint The output of inxi -xG: Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 440] bus-ID: 02:00.0 X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: vesa (unloaded: fbdev) Resolution: 800x600@0.0hz ...
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Debian wheezy - display- fresh copy (installed twice)

I'm totally new to Linux. I installed a fresh copy of Debian wheezy and everything installed fine. After first boot my screen is not set to proper resolution. I tried all the tech tips in Google which ...
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How to get EDID for a single monitor?

Pending an answer to xrandr detects amplifier as monitor a possible workaround is to blacklist devices with specific EDIDs. Unfortunately xrandr --verbose prints everything in a format which is ...
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How automatically change the orientation according to display's pivot position?

I have a display I use for programming in portrait mode. To watch videos, I pivot it to landscape mode multiple times a day. The physical transformation is quick but I have to dig into the monitor ...
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How does xrandr identify/choose which resolutions to offer?

My monitor has a maximum resolution of 2560x1440 (16:9). On one machine I run, (VMWare VM), xrandr identifies the highest resolution as 2560x1600 (16:10), and no other resolution suggested by xrandr ...
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xrandr call makes it forget about secondary display

In short I have a laptop with an external DVI display which is hooked up to its Display Port (via adapter). When I rotate the internal screen using xrandr, it will forget about the secondary display. ...
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xrandr --pos doesn't do anything

I hooked up a tv to my linux computer. I noticed the screen was offset by about 200px to the right, leaving behind a black vertical strip on the left of the screen and cutting off a portion of the ...
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Using Radeon on muxless system with multiple X servers

I'm using HP ProBook 4740s laptop with muxless hybrid graphics: root@mekras: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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How can I automatically update my monitor layout in XFCE?

I have a laptop that's normally docked to a large monitor. When docked, I want to use the large monitor as the primary display, with the laptop screen as a secondary display off to the right. When ...
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Mirror dual monitors with different resolutions

I use the following xrandr command to mirror my 17" laptop with a 27" external monitor, so I can use it to do presentations: xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1600x900 --output HDMI1 --mode 1920x1080 ...
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Extended monitor - scroll right to access left screen

I am running Crunchbang (debian based) and I'm trying to extend my desktop, I've ran the following command: xrandr --output DVI-I-2 --auto --output DVI-I-1 --primary --auto This has extended the ...
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How to write bash script to configure my displays when HDMI is plugged in or unplugged

I have a notebook running Kubuntu Precise (12.04) which I occasionally use for watching videos. When I do, I plug in an HDMI cable connected to an A/V receiver with an HDMI monitor attached to it. ...
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xrandr detects amplifier as monitor

To help with setting up multi-monitor X I'm using a simple script to get screen resolution information using xrandr. This was working fine until I tried attaching an amplifier to attempt to use HDMI ...
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Why are these xrandr commands not working?

I wonder what I am doing wrong. It seems that the video card toggles it through the monitors and resolutions by itself so I want to eliminate the options and leave just the ones I use. As you can see, ...
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Mint 15 Second monitor window sizing mess up

I'm running Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit on Dell Lattitude E6430 with external 24" Dell Monitor. The laptop has 1600x900 and the 24" has 1900x1080 resolution. I'm on standing desk with the 24" monitor ...
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How can I script xrandr's scale function to switch to the next or previous resolution in a predefined list?

xrandr has a nifty feature that lets you scale your entire screen so that your virtual resolution is larger or smaller than your actual resolution. I use it on my netbook's 1024x600 resolution screen ...
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How to modify the default setting adopted by xrandr when connecting an external monitor?

I am confronted with a problem of conflict of resolutions (this is a separate question), which makes the display image distorted on both monitors. But this bothers me the most when connecting the ...