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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A tool for automatically applying RandR configuration when external display is plugged in

is there a tool which enables one to: remember current RandR configuration (position, orientation, resolution etc) on per-monitor basis, automatically apply last known good configuration as soon as ...
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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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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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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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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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How to setup x11 touchscreen in linux desktop?

I am using opensuse desktop with two screens, top and bottom. Only the bottom screen is touchscreen, which is USB touchscreen. Both monitors are used as a single screen. I tried to configure the touch ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does querying xrandr briefly freeze the screen?

Every time I run xrandr --query my screen freezes very briefly. It's enough to be jarring if I'm watching an animation or a video -- which sucks, because I have a script querying xrandr every 3 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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 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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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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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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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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Intel HDMI monitor not recognized

The problem I've got two graphics cards in my computer: Nvidia GTX 580 Intel Graphics (onboard) The Nvidia part is working fine: plugged in a DVI cable to my monitor and everything works ...
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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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How to modify the default setting adopted by xrandr when connecting an external monitor?

I am confronted with a problem when connecting the external monitor while the computer is open. At that point it seems that xrandr adopts one of the combinations that do not work. As a workaround to ...
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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 ...