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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
240 views

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, ...
4
votes
1answer
448 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
37 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
144 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
57 views

What is the xcalib -screen number for the VGA monitor when the other monitor is HDMI

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
168 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
63 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
48 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
138 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

HD TV and laptop see each other but screen is black

My machine is an Apple Macbook Air 1,1 from Early 2008, and I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-60-generic-pae. When I connect it to an HD TV via the micro-DVI to DVI (Apple adapter) --> ...
2
votes
0answers
84 views

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 : ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
65 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
101 views

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) ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
711 views

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, ...
3
votes
1answer
421 views

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. ...
22
votes
5answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
812 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
294 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

xrandr command not executed within shell command called from udev rule

I own a Thinkpad with an UltraBase (a docking station). My operating system is Ubuntu 10.10. Now, I would like to react on the "docking" event by setting the resolution of my external display ...
1
vote
1answer
193 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
248 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
710 views

Resolution problems with external monitor in ElementaryOS

The specifications are: sudo lshw -C video [sudo] password for cipricus: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: RV380/M24 [Mobility Radeon X600] ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
139 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
347 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
331 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
711 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
325 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
820 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
403 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
140 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
360 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
335 views

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 ...