Questions tagged [xrandr]

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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Arch + AwesomeWM Multimonitor xrandr configuration scaling issue

As the title suggests, I'm running Arch Linux with AwesomeWM, no Display Environment. It is running from my Dell XPS 13" 9370 with Dell's docking station WD15 to connect 2 Dell s2415h monitors. For ...
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Turn on/off Debian screen / HDMI

I want to turn off / on the screen remotely via SSH / using cron. I'm using Debian 9. I've found some commands, but they're not working at all. I got commands from this answer. These commands are ...
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How to adjust xrandr for a broken screen?

I have an external monitor which, while shipping it overseas, got a chip in the corner and now approximately the left quarter of the monitor if ****ed (various degenerations in color, a giant crack ...
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Reader view with monitor

I have a monitor whose native resolution is 1920x1080. I want to only use part of the monitor (eg., 960x1080): +-----+------+-----+ | |++++++| | | |++++++| | | |++++++| | | ...
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xrandr - Issue when scaling monitor on the left, but works on the right

I have an integrated eDP1 monitor (2560x1440) and an external HDMI1 monitor (1920x1080). If I want my external monitor on the right side, this command works as wanted : xrandr --output HDMI1 --auto -...
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Replicate Gnome UI display scaling in i3

I'm using i3 with some xrandr functions to set up my displays. I'm on a Dell laptop with 4K OLED screen. When I log into Gnome, by default its displaying scaling is set to 200% and everything is ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 (Desktop) How to create a fake dual monitor

I need to create a fake virtual monitor, that would be attached and allow dragging windows to and from as if a dual monitor was plugged in.
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How to set a command to switch between two monitors

My (Linux Mint) PC is connected via Display Port and HDMI to a Monitor and a TV. I want to be able to switch between them, so that the other one is disabled. Are there any commands that can perform ...
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Setting display scaling and resolution with xrandr

I just completed a fresh install of arch and I'm configuring the i3-gaps window manager. Using a 2560x1440 monitor, all the graphics (text, symbols, etc..) are really small and I'd like to adjust ...
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Rotate a display by custom angle

xrandr can rotate the screen by 90, 180, 270 and 360 degrees. But what if I have to rotate the screen by 45 degrees or by 237 degrees? xrandr's transform seems to be promising but unable to catch the ...
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Custom EDID for specfic physical monitor, not output

I have a setup where I connect to two different displays depending on where I am. I would like to use a mode which one of the monitors doesn't allow, but that won't be loaded when any other display is ...
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Deleting specific display setting created with xrandr

I want to delete a display setting which I set up via xrandr to my Linux Mint distribution. xrandr --rmmode 1368x768_60.00 gives me this error: X Error of failed request: BadAccess (attempt to ...
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Is it possible to simultaneously enumerate X Server display connections and identify the monitor attached to each?

I would like to enumerate the X Server display connection points, e.g. DisplayPort-1-7 or HDMI-A-1-1, while simultaneously identifying the physical monitor (if any) attached to each. Motivation: I'm ...
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How to pin desktop to primary display with multiple monitor setup

I have a vertically placed external monitor while the primary monitor is laptop. Both of similar resolution. The vertical screen is not always connected, but only when I am in office. The headache is ...
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Debian 9 with Mate does not discover the second monitor

I have a laptop with devices inxi -Fi System: Host: Precision Kernel: 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.16.2 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) Machine: Device: ...
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How to scale two displays differently and rotate one of them?

I have two screens: 4K, HDMI-0 1680x1050, DVI-1 HDMI-0 is left of DVI-1. DVI-1 is rotated physically 90 degrees clockwise ( --rotate left will make it rotate correctly to fit the physical rotation)....
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xrandr rotation does not work properly on DisplayLink monitor

I am using a portable monitor ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC. This monitor can be connected directly to USB-C, or, using DisplayLink, to USB-A. With DisplayLink, the xrandr rotation command xrandr --output ...
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xrandr doesn't correctly configure GeChic 1503H external HDMI monitor

[UPDATE 12 Oct: I have determined that it is not related to the laptop/GeForce hardware. The issue is related to nouveau/nvidia drivers. I get the same behavior described below on both the GeChic ...
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xrandr says 'HDMI-1' and not 'DP-1' - why?

This is a Dell system with Intel HD4600 onboard graphics. It has 2 physical DisplayPorts and a single physical VGA port; it has NO physical HDMI ports. As part of trying to set up a 4K TV, I noticed ...
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Does xrandr provide more consistent names for internal and external displays?

I have a few scripts that I use on my laptops to invoke xrandr to lay out my displays. I share these scripts between several devices. The scripts are a bit of a mess currently, as several of my ...
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xrandr Dual Monitor on Raspberry Pi

(I have asked this question on the Raspberry Pi forum as well, but hoping that there may be general (U|LI)nux advice I can get.) I am trying to get xrandr to recognize both the HDMI video and a 3.5" ...
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Mirror desktop with projector using xrandr

I am trying to connect my desktop with projector using xrandr and I am getting some weird results. Here is is the result of my xrandr --current Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, ...
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I can't adjust the image resolution to the screen

for a long time the image is wider than the screen and the part on the bottom cannot be visualised. I've tried to change the resolution but a black band appears on the above part. Thank you all for ...
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Can xrandr/autorandr distinguish different monitor models connected to the same output?

I have a laptop with which I connect to a monitor at home and at work. In both cases I use the same HDMI out for connecting to the monitor. The one at the lab is 1440p/60hz and the one at home is ...
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Dual screen alignment problems on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 (images provided)

I have been trying to get two screens with different resolutions to work in the configuration shown in the images below. Plain Ubuntu had no problems making them play well together, yet on my new ...
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Brightness - external monitor drivers

I'm using Linux arch on Thinkpad X1C6. I bought external monitor Samsung C27F396FHU and I have a problem with brightness. I cannot use a physical button to adjust the brightness of the monitor - at ...
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Very stuttery laptop internal display when HDMI is not connected

I'm setting up a new Manjaro install on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 7567) with NVIDIA Optimus, and I've run into an issue with my monitor configuration. When there is a monitor connected to my laptop's ...
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Stop display settings from reverting back on shutdown

Recently made the switch from windows 10 to linux mint(cinnamon) and was looking to change the display scaling for a 13in monitor. Found out that fractional scaling isn't an option, but found an ...
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Execute a script before login screen

I am trying to run a script before the login screen in Ubuntu 19.04. The script checks if there is an external monitor connected to my notebook and if there is one it changes the resolution to ...
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Trouble getting Debian to recognize monitor resolution

I had an MSI Nvidia GT 710 video card connected to an Asus MG24UG display (3840 x 2160, 60 Hz) via HDMI, and was able to configure Debian to output graphics at the full resolution. Then I swapped out ...
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I set my display resolution to 800x480 using xrandr but it changes to 800x800

I'm trying to change display resolution using following these steps: https://gist.github.com/debloper/2793261. I'm using 7 inch HDMI USB powered display and this is commands that I used: # # gtf 800 ...
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How can I exectute a command when my laptop is docked?

I have a Lenovo X220 with a dock and external screen. Right now I have to launch a xrandr shortcut by hand to use the screen I want, depending on the situation. For example : Docked : xrandr with ...
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Issue disabling internal monitor

I am running Debian 9 with LXDE on a LattePanda and the main monitor is defaulting to the Internal Display that does not exist. I want to disable the internal display so each time it boots up to the ...
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Is it possible to change my display to amber monochrome?

I know this sounds really dumb, and I don't plan on using this much, but is there a way with xrandr or something similar to make my display show the equivalent of grayscale but using a color instead ...
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Black screen caused by false HDMI detection

From time to time, my PC boots with a black screen. After several restarts, it will fixes automatically but the problem appears again when I shut it down. I use a DVI cable to connect my monitor but ...
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Losing sides, top and bottom on TV

I do understand this subject gets answered a lot. I have a debian laptop that 1366x768 60.02. Now the TV fits everything if I use the same res. I would like for the tv to run at 1920x1080 30.00* (60 ...
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Replacement monitor not recognized in Debian, unless I “trick it”

I just got a new (to me) 27" monitor as an upgrade to my old 22" Acer (with the hope to eventually do dual monitors). The only way I can get it to work is to boot the PC (Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro ...
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`xrandr` missing provider after `sudo X -configure`

I'm running Ubuntu Budgie on a Dell XPS 9575 with a Vega M GPU and I'm trying to get DRI_PRIME to work. When I have no xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/ the system boots up and when I run xrandr --...
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Can't change resolution or can't detect monitor

The computer is a MSI Gl63 8RD. I installed Debian 9 on it. When I booted it it had a very low resolution. Upon executing xrandr, this outputted: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output ...
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i3: multiple displays; having some “resistance” from mouse pointer when crossing display

Can X or i3 in particular be configured so that the mouse would not jump immediately to the next display but would require some sort of "time and force" to take place, so that it would be easy to drag ...
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Is it possible to stop xrandr to move with my cursor while panning?

I'm currently zooming screen with xrandr --output Virtual1 --panning 1920x1080 --mode 640x360 but while I zoom in the screen moves with my cursor. So I'm wondering is there any option (or can I edit ...
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xrandr config for display 0 is ignored when a second display is connected

My laptop display is HiDPI, so I had to use fractional scaling using xrandr to make it look right. I've got the line below in ~/.xprofile: xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 1.5x1.5 This works great, but ...
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xrandr with second window above, maximising problem

I have a laptop running arch linux with all the latest updates. The laptop has a displayport output. This is connected using a displayport to HDMI cable to the HDMI port on a Samsung HD tv. Display ...
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Resolution and scaling issues on dual monitor with nvidia (one 4k HiDPI, one VGA with converter)

I am trying Kubuntu 18.10 and I have a nvidia GTX 1060 (driver 418), a LG 27" 4k monitor (27UD58-B ) and an older HP 22" 1680x1050 monitor (HPw2207) with a VGA cord and a VGA-> DP converter. My ...
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How to xrandr 4k with Intel 3000 HD Sandybridge?

Running the command below, I expect the external monitor resolution to be changed to 4K. Although xrandr states my desired mode as active, it remains 1366x768: xrandr --output DP2 --mode 3840x2160 --...
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Custom modeline calculation -> monitor “artefact”

I am trying to get a custom resolution to run on my 4k, 60Hz TV. I am mostly working on a Thinkpad that only supports 4k@30Hz via Display Port. I would much rather work on a lower resolution with a ...
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Connecting a second monitor via DisplayLink on Debian

Problem: I am unable to connect my second monitor. Background: I freshly installed DebianStretch on my desktop computer. Before this, I was running Windows 10 on my host and Debian in a virtual ...
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Rotation script for xorg tablet (x230t in my case) with pen(digitizer), touch and eraser. Any optimizations?

Maybe somebody has some optimizations to this code or sed expressions? Just bourne shell, sed, xrandr and libinput rotation script: % cat rotate.sh #!/bin/sh if [ "$#" -lt 1 ] ; then echo "...
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Excluding a Portion of a Monitor from the Desktop

My monitor supports configurable pictute-in-picture. I like to keep my Linux desktop connected to the main mDP input, with a second machine connected via HDMI shown as PIP in the bottom-right corner. ...
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brightness | xrandr | what does it mean - software only modification?

xrandr --brightness brightness - multiply the gamma values on the crtc currently attached to the output to specified floating value. Useful for overly bright or overly dim outputs. However, this ...