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 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 ...
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How to rename devices for graphical output such as VGA0

On my Laptop the names of my graphical outputs change depending on what chip is activated in the BIOS. This leads to problems in some scripts where outputs such as VGA-0 or LVDS-0 are specified. So I ...
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How can I get X to autodetect monitor specifications again?

I'm running fc19 in 64 bit. After going through the horrible process of trying to install kmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia, and the proprietary nvidia driver, in an attempt to get CUDA working, I have rolled ...
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How can I setup a dual-head display in portrait mode? (Arch)

I have two monitors on my desk in portrait orientation. One is plugged in with a DVI cable and the other with a VGA (I don't have two DVI cables available) into my Gigabyte Radeon 7750 HD graphics ...
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Multiple screens on debian

I have two screens on my computer, but they all show the same image (i.e I can't activate dual screen). I saw on some blogs that I need to configure xrandr for this, but it fails to do so. Here is ...
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HDMI not detected by `xrandr`

There's no output from my HDMI port and my TV shows NO Signal. My Current OS: Linux Mint 15 Things I have tried with no success: Change the HDMI cable Install another operating system ( Windows 7, ...
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How to stop application windows from shifting to workspace one after attaching dual monitor?

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 13.04. I use arandr to configure my dual monitor setup. The problem is as soon as I apply my settings, the display resets and all application windows, which I had tediously ...
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How to use screen rotation in Awesome WM configuration?

I'm using an xrandr script to set screen size and rotation. In this case one screen is in landscape mode and the other is rotated. How can I detect this rotation in the Awesome WM configuration? The ...
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Save display settings for specific monitor

When i'm connecting an external Monitor to my notebook (specs below), whether with VGA or Displayport, I always have to configure the screen resolution and display position. At the moment i'm doing ...
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How do I resolve “xrandr: cannot find crtc for output”?

Whenever I come to work I type xrandr --auto xrandr --output VGA1 --right-of LVDS1 This gets my second display working, however now I get xrandr: cannot find crtc for output VGA1 For reference ...
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Can't add a resolution in Mint 14 Nadia (ATI RV516 X1350)

I just got a bootable USB w/ Linux Mint 14 Nadia installed and I ran into some problems with my laptop's graphic drivers. Computer is fairly old, it's HP Compaq 6820s from around 2008. Problem ...
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Detecting monitors on machine over local ssh connection

I need to write a script to check on video related things on machines in the local network, e.g. Is a monitor plugged in? Are the video drivers up to date and appropriate for the hardware? Is Xorg ...
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How do I set my monitor to widescreen mode in Mint when it doesn't recognize widescreen capability?

My computer is a former laptop from which I removed the screen. The graphics card is an ATI Radeon of some kind. I have it plugged into a small TV via VGA cable, but Mint still thinks I have the ...
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xrandr config not loading properly at startup from .xprofile

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 ...
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Used xrandr to rotate monitor but cannot reverse it after deleting script

I following a guide to have my tablet (Samsung ativ 700t running ubuntu 12.10 Gnome3) invert the screen 180 on login I place a script file in /etc/X11/Session.d/45custom-script. Contents of file: ...
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How to change LCD intensivity/brightness

How to change brightness of LCD want image look deemed and soft the xrandr --output LVDS1 --gamma 0.8:0.8:1.1 change only gamma but not the brightness of image. I have no option --brightness for ...
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HDMI port not working after installing KDE Desktop Enviroment for Ubuntu

My laptop can't detect the HDMI port and my Samsung TV shows no signal. When I run xrandr, my HDMI port doesn't show in the output. Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x ...
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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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Xrandr does not recognize newmode option

I was trying to modify the screen resolution using xrandr. I used the following command. xrandr -s 1680x1050 It returned an error. size 1680x1050 not found in available modes I figured I have ...
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Lower resolution of LVDS-0 in different aspect-ratio nVidia

I am trying to clone 2 displays. I have a laptop with 1440x900 resolution and an external monitor with 1024x768 resolution. I want the laptop screen to show the same as the external monitor however, ...
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Multiple Screens cause flickering (only when laptop is charging)

I'm using i3 window manager (shouldn't be relevant) on 3.6.2-1-ARCH with XServer (ver 1.13.0), xrandr (ver 1.3.5) and RandR (ver 1.3). Graphics card is Intel HD 4000. I have set up my screen using ...
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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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Cannot add new mode in xrandr for external monitor

Today I was trying to connect my second monitor to my notebook. I have: nvidia graphic card 304.43 drivers [support xrandr 1.2] archlinux [up-to-date] awesome wm xrandr 1.3 My problem is with ...
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How to fix flash fullscreen from appearing on the side of the screen

My situation is similar to the one described in How can I make flash fullscreen on an external display. I also have a laptop extended with a larger screen. Aside from KDE wildly resetting the screens ...
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Set Xorg to use only part of the screen

My screen has 1280 x 1024 resolution. But unfortunately, rightmost belt of 200 pixels is damaged and unable do display any image. How can I set that the Xorg will treat my screen as 1080 x 1024 ...
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Is there a way to virtually split my monitor (for maximizing windows)

My question is essentially if I can fake the behaviour one gets using usual window managers on linux if one has a dual head setup. That is, if I maximize a window it maximizes only on one part of the ...
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Fullscreen applications and dual monitor setup ( + cursor grab )

I have dual screen monitor setup. There are applications (like VLC), where everything works out of the box. If you fullscreen a video, you can use your other screen normally. This is the setup I ...
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Xorg: Screen 1 deleted because of no matching config section

Last week I received a new notebook in my work and everything is fine, except my dual-head setup(was flawless in the old model). My goal is to have one screen in each monitor, but instead I'm getting ...
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OpenSUSE version of arandr

arandr is a Debian/Ubuntu version of xrandr with a graphical interface to make it easier to use. I want the same package on OpenSUSE to use on my laptop. Can anyone help me?
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No Video Output with DVI to VGA converter

Here's a weird one... so X definitely grabbed all the EDID info from my second monitor, as nothing seems amiss in any output or log. The system responds correctly to enabling output, i.e. xrandr ...
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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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Out of range error on monitor after installing video card drivers

I have a dual boot system with windows xp and a fresh install of linux mint 12 lxde. I installed the video card drivers for my ati radeon (hd5570). After this I get an out of range error on my monitor ...
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Cannot set up screen panning in Ubuntu with xRandR which states that it cannot find the modes

I am using a Samsung n150 netbook with a 10.1 inch screen and it has a maximum screen resolution of 1024x600. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and want to enable screen panning for a larger virtual ...
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Calling xrandr via SSH [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open a window on a remote X display (why “Cannot open display”)? I'd like to ssh to a host running an X server and use xrandr to query and update things ...
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On a dual head system, how can I force the placement of a window to a certain desktop?

The relevant output of my xrandr configuration: xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2304 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y ...
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Setting up a 3 monitor display?

I currently have a Radeon HD 5750 graphics card and an M3N78-PRO motherboard. I use both outputs of my graphics card for a 2 screen display. I use xrandr at boot to set up my two screens. However, I ...