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You can use xrandr to do this quickly and easily. xrandr can also find the resolutions for you. You can run xrandr with no flags to get a description of your current screens. For example, if you have a laptop you might have: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y ...


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What is your graphic card? Nvidia? If you are using Nvidia graphic card, you can manage your displays using "Nvidia Xserver Settings" easily and graphical. Just open the application, go to "X Server Display Configuration". You can see your monitors here, just click on each you want to manage and then click advanced and change the resolutions parameter. ...


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Figured it out. I went to NVIDIA's website and downloaded their Linux drivers. It was a pain figuring out how to install them because of an x server error but it turns out I had to kill gdm3. Once I did that they installed and now it works.


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Here's how I do it: Set the config for the secondary monitor in .Xresources and run xrdb Start the program and place it on your secondary monitor Change the values back in .Xresources and run xrdb Here's an example script for starting intellij Idea on secondary tilted monitor: #!/bin/sh sed -i 's/.*Xft.rgba:\s*rgb.*/Xft.rgba: vrgb/' ...


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In Cinnamon 2.6.2 you can have additional panels in any monitor without installing additional software. Just right-click the panel, click on Modify panel ... and then on Add panel. The top and bottom edges of all monitors should get highlighted and a new panel will be set up where you click. It works perfectly. Here is a github post from when it was merged. ...


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For those who, for whatever reason, don't want to take the hotplug route, it is still possible to not poll within a script using inotifywait: #!/bin/bash SCREEN_LEFT=DP2 SCREEN_RIGHT=eDP1 START_DELAY=5 renice +19 $$ >/dev/null sleep $START_DELAY OLD_DUAL="dummy" while [ 1 ]; do DUAL=$(cat /sys/class/drm/card0-DP-2/status) if [ "$OLD_DUAL" != ...



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