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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 to disable monitor on boot using xorg.conf?

I have an always-connected monitor using the HDMI-1-0 port, and I want to set the default xrandr value to xrandr --output HDMI-1-0 --off on Linux boot. Even when I add this to my .xinitrc, the monitor ...
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How to permanently disable bottom part of the screen

This is my laptop monitor: Monitors: 1 0: +*eDP-1 1366/344x768/193+0+0 eDP-1 And I need to resize it to 1366 (or 1360) x 738, positioned at 0x0, so that a 30 pixel-height "stripe" remain ...
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SDDM on across one giant screen

I wish to have SDDM stretch all 3 of my monitors. This way, I can have one giant art background across three monitors with the login options in the middle monitor.The code I have in the Xsetup is ...
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How to enable/start monitors on Debian 12

I'm using a Debian 12 with the original Nvidia Driver. Now, I have three "Monitors", one being the build in of the Laptop I'm using. The middle one works, the others don't. They are not ...
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xrandr not changing to propper resolution

I am trying to use an vga monitor with a 1024x720 resolution, however, xrandr is not detecting that resolution, nor dos it show other resolution options for it. Its weird because when doing the live ...
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How to change screen scale in Debian 12 using MATE desktop environment?

I recently just created a virtual machine in VMware Player with the OS. Debian 12 and the MATE desktop environment (with X11 window manager). The problem I have is regarding the resolution and scaling ...
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Set the number of colours in an LMDE6, 64Bit, with Cinnamon Desktop, which is based on debian 12

inxi -Fxz System: ... Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-7.5 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 with: ...
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Can someone please explain how xrandr --scale works?

From the docs: Changes the dimensions of the output picture. If the y value is omitted, the x value will be used for both dimensions. Values larger than 1 ...
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Keeping display contiguration (with panning) after disconnecting external monitor from laptop

Setup Laptop: Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6 (with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050) eDP-2 External monitor: Asus ZenScreen MB16AH Monitor 15.6" FHD (connected via USB C) DP-1-2 Other Info The external monitor ...
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ubuntu/xrandr - Mouse Visual Location Not Matching Actual Location

I am trying to configure a multi-monitor setup using xrandr. I have two monitors, HDMI-1 (on the left) and DP-3 (on the right). By default, xrandr thinks that these are swapped, so I have tried to fix ...
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Custom Display Resolution Nvidia driver Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS

I'm trying to set a custom resolution for my primary display, one that the monitor doesn't advertise as available. On Windows I could set a custom resolution in the NVIDIA Control Panel, and then ...
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How to resize an xrandr monitor created with `xrandr --setmonitor`

I can create virtual monitors with xrandr using xrandr --setmonitor, which is useful to e.g. split an ultrawide display into multiple virtual monitors. However, I can't figure out how to resize an ...
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Xserver: any way to offset OLED burnout (filter specifc pixels)?

Any already coded way (that is apps) for Xserver to filter specific pixels of input to e.g. offset OLED burnout (also make dead pixels on LCD black)? I understand that might reduce color depth in ...
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How do you make 'xrandr -q' command work in systemd sleep pre script?

I want to act depending on which output is active. The script would be placed in /lib/systemd/system-sleep/.
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Samsung QN700B monitor loses 8k resolution (stuck 4k) when reconnected/turned back on, forgets settings

I'm having a problem with a Samsung TV as a monitor. Thank you for any insight: debian + xorg + RTX4090 + qn700b + (HDMI 2.1 cable seems good) Problem: when waking the TV and computer, I can't get it ...
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xrandr pixels cut off on high refresh rate

I've just got a USB-C dock for my laptop (DP1.4) capable of driving both my displays: a 1440p 165Hz monitor and a 1080p 60Hz monitor. Both are PC monitors, not TVs, and don't have overscan. I have ...
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How do I check if a display mode exists in xrandr?

Due to various issues from various programs resetting my resolution or games putting my monitors on standby, I have a session script that uses xrandr to configure my monitors... Currently this script ...
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Xorg/xcalib: change colors for only part of the screen?

Basically I want to be able to invert colors for the screen without upper and lower bands (main part w/out panels). I've recently leaned about xcalib -invert -alter and now wonder how difficult it can ...
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Setting up monitor hz to 144 through xrandr makes my monitor cut off half of screen

Here is how it looks. On bottom of the pic is part of the terminal. This happens when i exec xrandr --output HDMI-1 --mode 1920x1080 -r 144 This is my modes I also tried to exec xrandr --output HDMI-...
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startx (xinit) on debian bookworm: where should I add a call to xrandr?

tl;dr: Is ~/.xsessionrc the only place to add a call to xrandr without breaking startx's connection to my x-{session,window}-manager alternatives? I start my window manager on Debian Bookworm by ...
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Screen goes blank at 4K 120Hz, when GPU memory clock is <100%

I have the weirdest issue. When I set xrandr to display on my TV at 4K 120Hz, the screen goes blank as soon as anything remotely graphically demanding happens (like switching to overview or moving ...
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My Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3 refresh rate can not be set to 60hz from 120z

I recently installed ubuntu in my Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 and I wanted to set the refresh rate to 60hz so that I can save more battery. The option for changing the refresh rate is not offered (nor was ...
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Why is a resolution missing from Xorg session, but not in Wayland?

I run Ubuntu 22.10 on Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 2020. Its graphic card is Mesa Intel® Xe (TGL GT2). I noticed the following: When I log in to the Ubuntu desktop environment (which is default), I can choose ...
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Xrandr issues in Arch linux

I am running Arch Linux with KDE Plasma as my DE on a Lenovo Z16 laptop with AMD CPU and Radeon RX 6500M dedicated graphics card. Up until kernel version 6.4.12 I could use xrandr to change my monitor ...
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Keeping the Screen Turned off While Getting Inputs

I need to run a set of (graphical) benchmarks with the screen disabled. The following command did not work: xset dpms force off Because any keyboard/mouse input would re-enable the screen. The other ...
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How to make xrandr work without sudo?

I toggle my resolution with: sudo xrandr --output eDP-1-1 --mode "3840x2400" How do I make xrandr not require sudo? So e.g. I can do: xrandr --output eDP-1-1 --mode "3840x2400" I ...
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How can I get xrandr to realize my screens are of a different height?

On Manjaro Linux using i3, I have an issue with lining up my two monitors to achieve seamless transition. Currently they look fine using this command to orient them: xrandr --output USB-C-0 --primary -...
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xrandr fails on dock with multiple monitors

EDIT: added some stuff that solves the issue at the end of the question - it's based on what Robert Siemer suggested, so he's answer is marked as correct When I cold-plug my Lenovo USB-C dock on my ...
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xrandr --listproviders not showing any graphics cards

I would like to be able to have xrandr recognize my two RTX 3070 Nvidia Graphics Cards. However, xrandr does not return anything. xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 0 I am using nvidia-prime ...
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xrandr with vmware freezes ubuntu display

When using xrandr to add and set a new display resolution, the display freezes on the new resolution. There is another question/answer that is nearly identical accept that they are referring to intel ...
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Mirroring two displays with different native resolutions

I have a 1920x1200 monitor connected using DVI and a FullHD television connected using HDMI. My video card is NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710]. I am running Linux Mint 21. I would like to have a ...
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Getting information for a graphics card in a Wayland session?

In the context of generally troubleshooting Wayland, for this given graphics card: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd ...
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xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default under Debian 11, primary monitor via Display Port

I tried to install Debian 11 yesterday but my screen resolution is stuck at 800x600 whereas I use a 8K monitor. xrandr says: xrandr --verbose xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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External monitors not detected on Ubuntu

I recently was messing around with creating virtual monitors with this script and streaming them to my ipad to extend my display. I was successful in this, but I later found that afterwards I was ...
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Second monitor without signal on Debian

Recently, I had a problem with my Linux Mint installation and decided to install Debian 11 Stable with the nonfree drivers, and everything is working well so far, except for my second monitor, which ...
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openbox: change brightness or contrast or saturation only for given window / application

I can adjust brightness or gamma of my whole screen with xrandr. But is it possible to only change these settings for given window in `openbox? For instance, if my browser is too bright and I want to ...
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Dual monitors on Debian

I have a desktop PC with a HDMI monitor connected to a nvidia GeForce GT 1030 and a second VGA monitor connected to an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630. Both monitors have worked smoothly for years ...
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Why can’t Linux drive 2 monitors 2560x1440 with this Dell USB-C dock as Windows can?

So far I've been using Windows 10 Lenovo T590 with Dell USB-C docking station supporting 2 screens each of 2K resolution (2560x1440) without any issue at all. After I decided to migrate to Ubuntu ...
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Multi-monitor setup, new app always opens up in primary - possible to change?

Bunsenlabs Beryllium (Debian Bullseye) Openbox jgmenu I've connected 2 external screens to my laptop. Physical layout: DP-4 laptop screen HDMI-0 external HDMI DP-0 external DisplayPort xrandr ...
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How to get xrandr to output three 1680x1050 video signals over this USB-C dock at 60Hz?

I have three identical 1680x1050 monitors and am trying to use them via the “HP G5 USB-C dock” on my Razer Blade 15" 2018 laptop and its Thunderbolt 3 port. With xrandr I can get all displays ...
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xrandr preservation

I don't know why. I don't know how. But my xrandr is really screwed up. I thought I finally found a graphics driver that wasn't bugged to all heck, but no. It can get seriously bugged. So a background....
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How to configure "cvt" properly?

I'm trying to add a new resolution to my screen by: cvt 1920 980 60 which produces # 1920x980 59.92 Hz (CVT) hsync: 60.94 kHz; pclk: 156.00 MHz Modeline "1920x980_60.00" 156.00 1920 ...
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archlinux/i3wm: monitor recognized via xrandr but stays black

I have this weird issue with connecting an external monitor via usb-c to my arch linux machine where I run i3 as window manager. My setup is a Lenovo Thinkvision T27hv-20 as docking station which I ...
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xrandr --rotate inverted is making a kind of mirror effect

I use a script to setup all my screen when I plug my laptop on my dock xrandr --output eDP1 --off xrandr --output DVI-I-2-2 --mode 1920x1080 --pos 0x0 --rotate inverted xrandr --output DP1 --mode ...
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Ubuntu 22.10 External monitor connection issue

I have recently install 22.10 Ubuntu OS and I lost external monitor connectivity. I have tried few things but stuck. OS: Ubuntu 22.10 xrandr: HDMI-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y ...
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Unable to achieve 4k@60Hz with proper hardware

I am trying to get my external monitor (LG 27UL550-W) to work on 4k@60Hz with my Laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad E480 running Linux) using a USB-C dock via an HDMI Cable. 4k@60Hz works when using the same ...
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Steam game not launching on primary display

This is going to drive me crazy. I am having immense issues getting New Worlds to a. Open on the Correct monitor, and b. Run at the correct resolution. I have 3 monitors, setup using xrandr (Arch, i3)....
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i3 window manager with external monitor and broken internal LCD display

I am using the i3 window manager on a laptop with a broken internal LCD display. It will not fill the dimensions of the external monitor. I have so far tried using xrandr auto-detection: xrandr --...
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xrandr: change saturation (less color, more black/white)

I know how to change brightness and gamma with xrandr: xrandr --output eDP1 --brightness 0.8 --gamma "0.90:0.85:0.80" but how can I change saturation, ie decrease the amount of color and ...
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Ubuntu 22.10 HDMI port not working Intel graphics. Xrandr doesn't detect hdmi, only display ports

I am new to the linux OS and when I installed kubuntu my hdmi port doesn't seem to be working I'm on a 12th gen intel with up to date graphic drivers Vendor ID: GenuineIntel Model name:...
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