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Questions tagged [resolution]

This tag must be used for questions pertaining to the resolution of a screen. For questions about host name resolution, use the tag "host-name-resolution" instead.

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Keep a very rough text mode in a non graphical Debian instance

I installed Debian for a server purpose and I do not need a good quality text mode. I would like to keep the very rough bad resolution text mode that is appearing just after a grub choice screen. Just ...
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Making external display DPI settings permanent

System: Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. Hardware: Laptop screen: 3840x2160 + HDMI screen 1920x1080. I have enabled Double DPI in General settings. It works fine for the laptop display, but now I connected ...
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Setup dual monitor Linux Mint

I'm running Linux Mint 19.1 on my Dell e6530 laptop which has a maximum resolution of 1600x900. I have connected an external monitor capable of 1920x1080 via HDMI and set this monitor as primary with ...
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How to increase resolution of kali Linux in virtual box on a 5120x2880 screen? [duplicate]

I installed the latest version of kali linux on virtual box. I have a 5120x2880 and the icons and text are too small. Kali Linux can't get full screen permanently too. I've tried this method, but it ...
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Icons/text too small in kali linux 2018.4 on virtualbox 6.0.2 on 5120x2880 screen

I installed the latest version of kali linux on virtual box. I have a 5120x2880 and the icons and text are too small. Kali Linux can't get full screen permanently too. I've tried this method, but it ...
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Manjaro guest on VirtualBox not able to get the full resolution

What I have Host: Windows 10 Version 1803 Guest: 4.19.20-1-MANJARO VirtualBox Version 6.0.4r128413 What I have tried: using the VirtualBox geustaddition iso 1.1. from toolbar Devices > Insert ...
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How to set VirtualBox VM to use wanted resolution without needing to edit bootloader config or passing kernel parameters

I want to test many of liveCD distributions in VirtualBox (specifically, want to test their installers). Some linux distributions use curses based installers (not X11). By default VM's window is ...
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Inconsistent Graphics Resolution

I have one Linux workstation that has a handful of user accounts. Some of the accounts run the GUI with acceptable resolutions and some of them are "locked" into a ridiculously low resolution with no ...
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i915 Graphics, Fedora 28, Resolution and Display Issues

I've lovingly installed Fedora 28 (actually 27, then upgraded into 28 -- but this occurred at the start of the 27 install), onto my Dell Inspiron 1545. PROBLEM STATEMENT: I have to use NOMODESET to ...
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Enforce native resolution on Linux Mint 18

My graphics card is Nvidia GT 440 and I'm using the nvidia binary driver v384.130 on Linux Mint 18. I have a Dell U2518D which has a native resolution of 2560x1440@60Hz and the problem is that the ...
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resolv.conf + is it necessary to defined the domain in resolv.conf [duplicate]

We have a DNS server at 103.16.36.88 that resolves all hosts and IP addresses. more /etc/resolv.conf # Generated by NetworkManager search Jupiter.com nameserver 103.16.36.88 domain Jupiter.com But ...
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UI Fonts on (some) applications are unreadably small

I recently launched a game that decided to set my resolution to 800x600, go fullscreen, and then freeze. After force-killing the game, to my joy, I was met with a panning 800x600 desktop, and had to ...
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How to adjust TTY terminal window size in VirtualBox?

In my virtual machines, both Linux and FreeBSD, the TTY (controlled by agetty under Linux; can be opened by pressing Host+Fn where n=1,2,3,...) window size is tiny (720x400), compared to the ...
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Reduce size of my screen with a command line

I am running a Debian stable with Cinnamon graphical interface 3.6.7 and my computer is connected to a multimedia projector. I havea an Intel Graphic card. The projected image is too big and I can't ...
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Can the screen size of an X11 window be set higher than the monitor's resolution and the view panned around the larger display?

My laptop has screen resolution of 1366x768 but I want to create an X display with a higher resolution and scroll around it. It was possible in Windows where the drivers and the graphics card allowed ...
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Changing Grub2 resolution on Linux Mint 19 / Ubuntu 18.04 / derivatives

Hardware I have a 15.6-inch laptop with a UHD display (with resolution 3840 x 2160), which is a HiDPI. 282.42 PPI = Actually, an eXtra High density display according to this calculator. System ...
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Why does xdpyinfo and xrandr give different measurements?

I'm trying to calculate the size of my 2 screens together. Using xdpyinfo, I see the following: xdpyinfo | grep 'dimensions:' dimensions: 5120x1600 pixels (1355x423 millimeters) However, ...
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Why does the monitor render lesser pixels horizontally than the mode specified?

I have already set a resolution of 1366x768 and it is obvious, as xrandr tool shows the following output: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 eDP-1 connected primary ...
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resolution get reset after reboot in arch linux

I installed Arch Linux in VMware following this guide. And then I found that the display resolution will be reset to 800*600 every time after I reboot the system. I had no idea about that and then ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon fractional scaling 1.5x for WQHD displays missing - any solutions?

Is there any adequate option to scale Linux Mint to a WQHD screen (2.560 x 1.440) with high density? If I am going to System Settings -> General indeed I have an option for scaling my desktop to ...
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Maximized window bigger than display on CentOS 7.5 with vncserver

im running into a problem on a CentOS 7.5 machine with the default vncserver (TigerVNC). Everything is working fine, except one visual flaw: the maximized size of the display is unequal to the actual ...
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Linux IP resolution issue [closed]

I uploaded a new Ubuntu based MISP virtual machine on my VMWare ESX. Configured it to use DHCP and IP address 192.168.10.6 was assigned to it. I am able to get the dashboard of the MISP application ...
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How can I get monitor resolution without lightdm service?

In a desktop application, I need to detect monitor resolution from time to time. The code is like: Display *d; Screen *s; d = XOpenDisplay(":0"); if (NULL == d) { g_print("XOpenDisplay failed\n");...
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xrandr: failed to get size of gamma for output default (connected via HDMI - Linux Mint 18.03)

I just built my own computer (first time I have done this) and I am currently connected to my monitor via HDMI using Linux Mint version 18.03. Though, while I know my monitor supports 1920x1080, it is ...
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Persistently bad screen resolution on BenQ display with Centos7

I'm running a dual monitor display with Cenos7 as the OS and Gnome 3.22.3 as the GUI. Graphics cards is an NVIDIA 1080Ti. I've tried following this post and this post, and still haven't been able to ...
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Custom resolution on Ubuntu server with XCFE and TightVNC

So I followed this guide in order to be able to remotely connect to a new VPS (running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) and have a GUI since I need to perform certain actions that require a visual interface. Anyway,...
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Debian monitor out of range after install

I've tried adding nomodeset to the boot options from grub at startup (press "e" etc...) but it doesn't work. I also tried adding vga=795 and although it did work it doesn't get saved plus it's ...
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How to disable bottom part of the screen with xrandr

I have tried to use xrandr to resize the screen so only the good parts of the LCD panel are used, but the problem is that I can only blackout/disable the top part of the screen, not the bottom part ...
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kvm Spice graphics error: failed to get_drawable

I'm running KVM on an Ubuntu server 16.04. I'm trying to change the resolution of a vm running a desktop environment. to do so I use virt-viewer from remote to connect to the vm: virt-viewer --...
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kde scaling factor

I just bought a gpd pocket laptop and I have installed Ubuntu linux on it. I am quite happy with it but kde is having some problems with the scale factor. Basically some windows (ilke the browser) are ...
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How to switch HiDPI application resolution without restarting them

I am running GNOME 3.26 with GDM on X.org. I have an external monitor at work and I am running my Laptop (Dell XPS 9550) and the monitor in about the same resolution (regarding dpi; both around ~...
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SDDM starts with wrong screen size on LG 27UD68-W 4K Monitor

SDDM starts with wrong screen size: according to startup the screen size is set to 3840x2160 which is supported by the monitor but not supported by the graphic card (starting X server with a higher ...
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How can I get HDMI signal back after turning TV off/on

I have a Minix Z83-4 media PC. First thing I did was installing Linux Mint (cfxe desktop) and I did a kernal update (because sound was not working) to 3.16? IIRC I am having the problem that my TV ...
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How to change resolution/font size of CentOS guest VM?

I'm learning CentOS by running CentOS minimal guest on Vmware Workstation ver. 14. The console and font seems to be too small and shows up as a small square. How can I increase the size of this ...
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Why does nslookup fail for DNS records set to a private address?

Setup On some networks I'm able to use nslookup to resolve a domain name that is pointed to a private ip address: @work> nslookup my192.ddns.net Server: 10.1.2.3 Address: 10.1.2.3#53 Non-...
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VMware + Androidx86 vga=ask missing resolutions

I am mounting Android in a virtual machine to debug applications from an environment that I can control more easily. I have a problem configuring full screen mode (1920x1080). In this image you can ...
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How to get back external monitor native resolution? [closed]

I have an external monitor that I use to switch between a dual-boot notebook and a PC via a VGA cable. It was working just fine since I bought it, and it still is on my PC, but since yesterday it's no ...
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Fix resolution on second screen in a dual monitor mirroring setup by adding black bars

I have a monitor connected to my laptop. The monitors physical resolution is 1920x1200 (16:10) while the laptop's built in display's is 1920x1080 (16:9). When I mirror the display I currently have two ...
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Changing tty resolution without reboot?

I'm on a linux machine without display manager. I can only login to tty session as standard user. I'm not the administrator of the machine. Reboot and use grub commands or kernel parameters is not ...
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Custom resolution not working

I'm trying to add 1440x1080 @ 144hz to use with my 144hz BenQ monitor. Somehow, my monitor always gives me a black screen with an "Out of range" error when I load that resolution after adding it. ...
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How to change resolution or icon sizes on Xfce?

I have used Xfce nicely in my previous computer. My new gaming computer has a more accurate screen. I feel the icons are a bit too small for me. Is there either a way to customize the resolution or to ...
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Can't set correct display resolution

I have current Debian testing, can't set resolution for display dell U2718Q: # inxi -Gxx Graphics: Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: ...
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Linux Mint VMware Player 14 with MacOs guest resolution switching to HiDPI

[EDIT] SOLVED! I uninstalled vmware-tools and I'm able to switch to the proper resolution without it reverting back to the HiDPI mode. Preface: Linux Mint 18.3 VMWare Player 14 MacOS HighSierra ...
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How to change display resolution for Armbian ?

I have a BananaPI M1 and I have installed the Armbian. The current resolution is 1920 x 1080 (px) which is very small. There is only 1920x1080 option in Settings> Display. How can I shrink this? ...
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Debian not using the whole monitor in All-In-One PC

I installed Debian to dual boot with Windows 7 on this old Sony VAIO VGC-JS110J that I've had for years. I'm pretty new to Linux so please bare with me. I decided to use the Stable amd64 version with ...
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Fedora screen resolution is small

I'm a new fedora user so bare with me. When i was using windows, the max screen resolution was 1600x1200. what i did: Installed Fedora, now the max screen resolution is 1024x768 Did the apt-get ...
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How to set arbitrary video mode in QEMU and QXL/Spice with Windows 7 guest?

I have a libvirt/KVM with QEMU running a Windows 7 guest using the Spice/QXL video emulator. How do I set a graphics mode not listed by default in the Windows screen resolution settings? For example,...
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xrandr will not detect monitor on DisplayPort [closed]

I recently got a new ViewSonic Monitor and was configuring it to 144 Hz using XRandr. It seems I messed something up and now, I can't get my monitor to work using DisplayPort. Only HDMI works. This ...
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Monitor Low resolution - Frequency too high

I am running with 2 external monitors, one by HDMI the other by VGA. The monitor that is causing trouble is the VGA one. But are the same model, and both work with HDMI. However when I plug in the VGA ...
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Setting Virtualbox to widescreen

I am currently using Manjaro (Arch Linux 4.9) and VirtualBox 5.1.26. How am I supposed to set the VM resolution to widescreen (eg. 1366 x 768)? Thanks!