I have a somewhat ancient HP monitor with a (16:10) 1440 x 900 resolution and a VGA cable (with an HDMI adapter) connected to an Intel NUC.

Elementary Horus recognises the monitor and its resolution but will not fill the screen when 16:10 is selected. Other resolutions will fill the screen. Though of course they do look a little funny and make navigating from difficult to entirely impractical.

Assuming that this isn't a hardware fault, is there anything that can be done to improve this prospect? Or will I have to summon up the courage to buy a new display?

Thanks for your help.

  • Silly question, but do you have another HDMI adapter to try? The majority of resolution issues I’ve faced (primarily with projectors) are related to the adapter rather than the OS 🤔
    – matigo
    Commented Mar 21, 2023 at 2:19
  • Give this a read elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/30118/… and see if you can manage to play around with the refresh rates. The user there had to use xrandr to set a diff refresh rate for the external display to make the image fill the entire screen area. They were also dealing with some legacy devices, and using some display port/hdmi adapter I believe.
    – Vlad
    Commented Mar 21, 2023 at 7:15
  • I'm afraid that I only have the one adapter. However, I can borrow a PC with a VGA port and try a more direct connection.
    – Smecki
    Commented Mar 21, 2023 at 18:14
  • Thanks for pointing me towards the issue with refresh rates and legacy equipment. If I can find the time I'll definitely have a play with xrandr. Though I'll admit I was rather hoping for something a little more click and play.
    – Smecki
    Commented Mar 21, 2023 at 18:20


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