Questions tagged as ['display-resolution']

Questions for the display resolution of a display device, usually given as number of pixels in each dimension or by it's aspect ratio.
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DannySs 93 avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS secondary screen Unknown display and not showing the full resolution
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I am new to linux in general so i don't really know how to deal with this.I'm using a GTX 750ti as a GPU. Using the drivers, it worked to add the 1080p resolution but those drivers are not for me because i want to game on this. I have 2 monitors(both 1920x1080) my main monitor is recognized , no problems , but the secondary one is seen as "Unknown Display" and the maximum resolution is 1600x900. ...

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Ryan avatar
How to toggle between 2 specific resolutions via keyboard shortcut?
in flag

I'm using Ubuntu on a laptop (with its built-in screen disabled) connected to a 3840x2160 external display.

Before sharing my screen on a video chat, I always like to switch the resolution down to 1920x1080.

I want to be able to quickly toggle the resolution of my external display between 3840x2160 and 1920x1080 via a keyboard shortcut, such as SuperPrntScrn.

This really old answer might be relevant as a ...

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Nemanja avatar
Super resolution on amd
cn flag

Greetings ubuntu members.

Im back to Ubuntu after many years, 5 of so. I was using windows because of my job position. On windows 10, i haved super resolution for my monitor (scaling) im using 2k monitor and i haved 3k x something resolution (i don't remember). Now on ubuntu im limited on real resolution. Any way to fix this, i tried to create custom resolution, but ubuntu is not accepting it. Ev ...

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Manuel Jordan avatar
xrandr with Fractional Scaling to set a percentage value to each monitor (without affect each other)
kz flag

I use VirtualBox, the Host is Windows 10 and the Guest is Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. The laptop is connected with a secondary monitor of 22 inches (Samsung). I use the following with xrandr

# cvt 3480 2160
# 3480x2160 59.99 Hz (CVT) hsync: 134.20 kHz; pclk: 645.25 MHz
Modeline "3480x2160_60.00"  645.25  3480 3768 4144 4808  2160 2163 2173 2237 -hsync +vsync

xrandr --newmode "3480x2160_60.00"  645.25  3480 ...
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Manuel Jordan avatar
Mouse (single/double click) does not work in secondary screen/monitor
kz flag

I have installed VirtualBox 6.1.28 r147628 (Qt5.6.2) where:

  • The Host is Windows 7
  • The Guest is Ubuntu Desktop 20.04

The Guest Additions was installed through the .iso file. Therefore is possible:

  • Share directories copy/paste between the Host and Guest
  • Copy/paste between the Host and Guest

About the Display (Monitors). The guest instance configuration is:

Video Memory:  64MB
Monitor Count: 2
Scale  ...
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Denis de Oliveira Vasconcelos avatar
External monitor - xrandr resolution doesn't work and problem with refresh rate

I'm facing problem with xrandr to set new resolution and refresh rate. I only have the resolution 2560x1440 with refresh rate 33 mhz, if I try to increase the refresh rate I got the error below:

  Error of failed request:  BadName (named color or font does not exist)
  Major opcode of failed request:  140 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  16 (RRCreateMode)
  Serial number of failed request ...
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Brendan Mesters avatar
Second screen is zoomed in
bd flag

I'm having trouble with a second screen on my laptop.

So I found a TV screen somewhere (Samsung) and tried plugging it into my laptop, it does work (as in I get an image) the only problem is that it is zoomed in to far. I'd guess that 5-10% of the screen gets cut off (at the top, bottom, right and left). I had seen some advice on similar posts about xrandr but am unable to fix it, does anyone have advic ...

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Joseph avatar
How to boot Ubuntu 18.04 with 2 external USB-C DisplayPort 4K monitors?
cn flag

When I boot Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with two external USB-C DisplayPort 4K monitors, the display freezes prior to the login screen. However, if I first boot with only one external USB-C DisplayPort 4k monitor, I am able to plug the 2nd monitor in and get both working if I set both monitors to 29.98 Hz. This is due to a limitation of the Intel NUC I am using, which only supports two USB-C 4k monitors at 30 Hz ...

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radim.1 avatar
Per monitor scaling on Wayland GNOME
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I need to set per monitor scaling in Gnome Wayland. I followed instructions and set /com/ubuntu/user-interface/scale-factor to {'XWAYLAND0': 8, 'XWAYLAND1': 4}. The object keys are the display keys from xrandr log. The XWAYLAND0 is laptop display and XWAYLAND1 is external monitor. I just want to scale down the external monitor. This seems to do nothing. Any tips?

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Parts of the screen not visible in any resolution and 1080P resolution not available
la flag

This is on a freshly installed Ubuntu 21.10, after installing the OS, I've used Software & Updates program to install NVIDIA drivers 470.

After rebooting, I'm unable to see all the parts of the screen on any resolution, and monitor's maximum resolution 1080p is not available in display settings and in NVIDIA control panel.

This problem was there in noveau driver as well. I have a GTX 750 Ti conn ...

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Abhishek Ghosh avatar
How to permanently save an xrandr configuration for a monitor even after reboot?
ar flag

I have a monitor. The hardware can support 1024x768 at 85Hz. But don't know why my lubuntu system does not detect this highest refresh rate for the resolution mentioned above.

As per this I did the following:

abhishek@abhishek:~$ cvt 1024 768 85
# 1024x768 84.89 Hz (CVT 0.79M3) hsync: 68.68 kHz; pclk: 94.50 MHz
Modeline "1024x768_85.00"   94.50  1024 1096 1200 1376  768 771 775 809 -hsync +vsync
abhishe ...
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Wayland how to set a custom resolution that works for Gnome
in flag

I just upgraded from 21.04 to 21.10. Previously I have to rely on using xrandr to set the screen resolution to 1280x1024@60Hz because I have a old Logix monitor.

I tried and all I got was the boot up screen appeared to be in the right resolution (Ubuntu 21.10 ...) but the screen reverted to 1024x768 when the login screen ap ...

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Clas Ar avatar
Blurry/Pixelated fonts after changing screen's scaling size to 125% on ubuntu wayland
gy flag

I wanted to play wine games that only worked in Wayland so I started a new session and when I set the resolution to 125% I ended up with some completely disgusting text fonts that didn't look like nothing at all if you will allow me. If there is anyone who could help me with my problem I sincerely thank him.

NOTE: I would not accept any responses like "Open a normal session", "Set your resolution ...

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Manuel Jordan avatar
Virtual Box and Ubuntu 20:04: Ubuntu for the secondary monitor behaves not correctly
kz flag

I have in some laptops installed VirtualBox 6.1.28 r147628 (Qt5.6.2) where:

  • The Hosts are MacOS (El Capitan) and Windows (7 and 10)
  • The Guest is Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 for each Host.

The Guest Additions was installed through the .iso file. Therefore is possible:

  • Share directories copy/paste between the Host and Guest
  • Copy/paste between the Host and Guest

About the Display (Monitors). For each guest in ...

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Enoch avatar
AnyDesk Remote Computer Resolution Stuck
cn flag

Using AnyDesk to connect from my laptop to my PC, since the remote screen was to small I used auto adapt, the next time I restarted my PC the resolution shrunk to 1280x1024 and was orignally 1980x1080 and now the edges of my screen are black. I tried multiple solutions that didn't work and it says that this is the min, max resolution possible. The display also no longer uses the entire screen. Please He ...

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DrTSPC avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 software update issues: lost resolution, no internet, extra lines on grub page
ng flag

Ubuntu notified me that a software update was available, and that I would need to reboot to complete the update. I went for it. I was told that the updates had downloaded, and was given the option to install. After selecting install (twice), and getting back to the same options, I decided to reboot. Bad choice.

The resolution was terrible. Power cycling didn't help. Also no internet. And there we ...

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Problem with graphics card driver NVIDIA GeForce GT 710
ve flag

suddenly at a boot up the resolution of my monitor was at 800x600 and only one of three monitors showed a picture.

I opened a terminal and run following command:

sudo ubuntu-drivers devices


== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 ==
modalias : pci:v000010DEd0000128Bsv00001043sd00008770bc03sc00i00
vendor   : NVIDIA Corporation
model    : GK208B [GeForce GT 710]
driver   : nvidia-d ...
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Leftover Salad avatar
i3 and highdpi / HD dual screens: how to scale properly?
pk flag

I have two monitors:

DP-1: 1920x1080 (hd, secondary)

eDP-1: 3840x2160 (4k, main)

My problem:

I want to set my 4k monitor to 200% scaling @ 3840x2160, and my HD monitor to 100% scaling @ 1920x1080

What I have attempted:

Running i3, it appears, visually the default setting is to keep everything at 4k @ 1x1 scaling. (When I check arandr it appears the HD monitor is set to 1080 but visually this doe ...

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Vlad Leontescu avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 libnvdia driver packages keep getting kept back
gt flag

This issue keeps coming up on my Ubuntu 20.04. Almost every time an update is being done Ubuntu boots with low resolution and then I find that the nvidia drivers are being kept back. This is the latest:

    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-modul ...
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daniel sandoval avatar
amd drivers issues
in flag

Very good to everyone, I hope they are well, you excuse me for my bad english

I am new to the world of linux and after some problems, I decided to switch to linux, more precisely Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, I have an amd graphics card and an amd processor

I downloaded the drivers from the official amd page and when trying to install the drivers it gives me a problem, and apparently it does not install correct ...

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msantos avatar
Screen tearing and weird artifacts on Ubuntu 20.04
pr flag

I have a lenovo thinkpad T14 and it works fine on Windows 10 but on Ubuntu 20.04 the overall performance, in terms of "graphical stuff", is bad. Watching videos or streams make the pc slow, it drops frames, etc... I managed to improve a lot by turning off the Nvidia GPU and use the integrated Intel graphics card only.

But the main problem that I'm trying to solve is that when using a second exter ...

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bluewander avatar
How to add 1920x1200 Resolution to Ubuntu 20.04
ar flag

I have a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro which has an aspect ratio of 2560 x 1600 (16:10) and my fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 only provides one resolution. The icons are too small, fonts are too small, everything is too small.

Is there a way I could add this 1920x1200 resolution to Ubuntu 20? I already saw some instructions like this but I am confused about the numbers whether what to put there.

xrandr --newmode ...
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Partha Banerjee avatar
Desktop resolution does not fit the display
fr flag

I am using Ubuntu 20.0.3 on a Dell Vostro. After it froze, I restarted it, logged into KDE with the correct resolution. But after the successful login, the desktop size becomes about 20% bigger and does not fit the screen. It scrolls vertically and horizontally. But the resolution it shows is 1366x768 and the Refresh rate to be 60hz, as it was before. How can I get back the desktop that fits the displa ...

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Cannot set a higher resolution on primary VGA display
vn flag

Please refer to: Unable to set my screen resolution higher

I have the same problem; the primary (and only) screen can run @ 1920x1080 but system says @ 1024x768 max.

CPU: Intel Core 2 DUO E7500 (please don't laugh!) GPU: Intel G33 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10), OS: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, xrandr shows screen 0 is 'VGA1'

The answer given is: sudo xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 192 ...

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Daniel Caron avatar
Kubuntu - Problem viewing the bottom left menu
cn flag

Good day everybody Lately I tried to run a live version of Kubuntu 21.10. After launching the Live version I realized that there was no menu visible. I suspect a screen resolution but cannot fix the problem in the screen parameters.

I use a laptop

Anyone has an idea ??

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L. Z. avatar
Ubuntu 20.04.3 resolution 3440x1440 iiyama GB3466WQSU
us flag

I bought new monitor to my home (iiyama GB3466WQSU) for my laptop HP Probook 455R G6. Currently I tried connecting it via hdmi and I cant use 3440x1440, its not appears on display settings. I read that this monitor model hdmi supports up to 3440x1440 100hz.

display resolutions settings

In office Im using another ultrawide monitor Samsung (don't remember model) and it works with 3440x1440 on hdmi.

Trying different sets of cable  ...

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Kacpreusz avatar
Low resolution on the logon screen in Xubuntu 20.04 LTS
sd flag

I installed Xubuntu 20.04LTS on my Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi2540 laptop with Mobility Radeon HD2400 graphics. I set the system resolution to native 1200x800 and that's fine, but the login screen is still at a low resolution and it bothers me. I tried changing grub resolution but that didn't help. Any sugestions? I had the same issue on Mint, but i remember it worked just fine on Debian 10. Has anyone had ...

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angryweasel avatar
How to automatically change laptop's scaling factor when external display is (dis)connected?
bd flag

When I connect to my external monitor, the scaling factor I prefer is 1x but when I'm working only on my monitor's display, I prefer 1.10x.

Is there a way in which I can automate the process of changing this scaling factor in gnome-tweaks such that it switches to 1.10x scaling factor whenever I connect my laptop to another monitor using HDMI?

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Why is Ubuntu not changing back to original resolution after I run a game in a lower resolution?
cn flag

Is there any reason why it may be doing that? It doesn't happen when I use Manjaro XFCE. Could the issue Ubuntu or the GNOME DE? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04LTS.

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Slbox avatar
Automatically reduce resolution to that of the smallest monitor upon connecting new monitor?
au flag

I have a monitor and a TV I use sometimes. The monitor is 4k, used at 2560x1440 resolution - except when the TV is connected I need to manually reduce the resolution to 1080, and then manually set it back to 1440 after disconnecting the TV.

xrandr output looks like:

DVI-I-1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
   1920x1080     60.00 +  59.94    23.98    60.05    60.00  
   1440x480      6 ...