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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Xorg: set provider source output in xorg.conf

I've configured quad screen with xrandr commands: xrandr --setprovideroutputsource 1 0 xrandr --output DVI-0 --auto --right-of DVI-1 xrandr --output DVI-1-2 --auto --left-of DVI-1 xrandr --output ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to set VertRefresh without restarting X?

Suppose a second monitor is attached to a running system, and the video driver has some trouble getting this monitor's EDID to get its limits of operation. The monitor has a native resolution of ...
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Turn off mirror display on startup on Elementary OS

I'm running Elementary OS Freya Beta 2 with dual displays. I added some xrandr commands to run at startup so the monitor I want is the primary monitor and that the dock starts on the right monitor. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Using xrandr freezes computer completely

I have the following problem: I have a laptop (open) with an external monitor connected. After boot, everything is perfect - the laptop screen is on the left of the external one and both resolutions ...
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Controlling multiple displays with debian

I have installed DEBIAN 7.8 in N2600 board. "http://www.jetway.com.tw/ru/ipcboard_view.asp?productid=939&proname=NF9C-2600/2800" . On the installed system, we were trying to connect multiple ...
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dzen2 how to detect actual resolution and number of monitors

I use dzen2 with xmonad like this on my laptop: h <- spawnPipe "dzen2 -fn fixed -x 0 -y 800 -h 21 -w 1280 -ta l -fg '#ffffff' -bg '#663300' -e ''" However there are some problems with it. If ...
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Xrandr debian black screen when changing resolution

Impossible to change the resolution on wheezy to 1920x1080 I'm stuck and I'd down a bit as 1360x768. At the beginning in nvidia-settings i only had the choice to 1920x1080, after adding: Option ...
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Custom xrandr settings fail on restart of mdm

I have a AMD Oland Radeon HD 8570 / R7 240 OEM GPU and a Viewsonic VG2437mc-LED monitor. Initially I couldn't get anything more that 1024x768 out of this setup until I found the following solution. ...
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xrandr now lists my HDMI1 as VGA1

Disconnected my laptop from my screen for a few days, and then reconnected it. When I plug in my HDMI cable, a VGA1 output appears instead of HDMI1. The extern screen also refuses to work at any ...
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How can I prevent XRandr from causing visual glitches when using the set-underscan paramater on Fedora 20?

I've been a Linux user for a while now and often find myself jumping around distros - and my latest landing spot is Fedora 20. Now, I use HDMI out of my graphics card for my monitor. Something about ...
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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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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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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 ...