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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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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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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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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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 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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xrandr doesn't detect monitor on hdmi port

I installed Arch on my laptop but I don't think this problem is specfic to Arch. The only problem at the moment is that the display connected to the hdmi port isn't detected. For example running from ...
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How can I “lazily” read output from xrandr?

I have a bash script that I use to adjust my monitor brightness that uses xrandr --verbose to get the current brightness. It works fine, but using xrandr is kind of slow on my machine, as you can see ...
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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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How can I swap my two screens, left to right?

I pressed something and accidentally swapped my two screens. My left one is actually considered as the right one, and vice versa. How can I swap them back? Edit - Specifically, I'm using Gnome, ...
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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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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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Fullscreen game messes with my xrandr dual-monitor setup

I have Gentoo Linux, the Awesome window manager and an open-source ATI driver. Here's my xorg.conf: Section "Files" #ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules" FontPath ...
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Can I break display devices with the xrandr command?

If use the xrandr command and set a wrong resolution/freq/..., can a break my display devices? For instance, by setting a very high refresh freq that one of the video devices involved (video card, ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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script does not behave properly when called by acpi and udev events

I have the following files in /etc/acpi/events and /etc/udev/rules.d /etc/acpi/events/lidclose # Pass all events to our one handler script event=button/lid action=/etc/acpi/monitors.sh ...
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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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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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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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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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Xrandr not saving setting

Hello xrandr at install doesnt detect my tv to be 1920x1080@60hz, so I have to add the setting manually and when I do that with xrandr it works this is the commands I used xrandr --addmode HDMI-0 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot get startX / Xorg to work on freeBSD 8.1

I am following this link for Xorg configuration on FreeBSD 8.1 After this step: Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro I can see the screen and mouse is also working but I cannot exit out of it any ...
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RandR not recognizing monitor

I just plugged my EeePC to a Sony BRAVIA KDL-32EX710. Such TV supports resolutions up to 1920x1080, but RandR only let me use resolutions from 640x480 to 1024x768. In order to use full resolution I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Check if display is powered on in Linux

Is there a way to check if a display is powered on in Linux? I tried xrandr and xset but neither of these two gives me any information about monitor power. Using xrandr I can identify if the vga cable ...
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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 ...