Questions tagged [resolution]

the number and ratio of pixels (visual data) shown on a computer display (e.g., 1024 x 768), also depicted as an aspect ratio or in pixel density (pixels per inch or cm). Use the "Display" tag for other computer screen issues.

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Monitor shows resolution unsupported when trying to install

I'm fairly new to Linux and decided to try elementary as the first distro to main, however when trying to install it from an USB drive, I see the elementary logo for a few seconds during which there's ...
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Connected to a monitor via VGA IN: cropped image

I've connected my laptop to my 1080p monitor using a VGA cable since I'm using the HDMI port somewhere else and the hardware only supports one at a time. But the problem is that, when connected via ...
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Display wrong and stuck

For some reason my display resolution changed to 640x480(?) low resolution, and there does't appear to be any way to fix...I'm stuck. Can someone point me in right direction pls?
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My system settings doesnt show full to Adminstration section

My system settings doesnt show full to Adminstration section ; which contains of About, Time & Date, Parental Control and Universal Access. How to fix or revert this? Im so new to linux. help me ...
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Why does my resolution keep switching?

I just got elementary, and i my resolution keeps switching to a smaller amount, without my consent. When i try to change it by going to displays, there's no other resolutions except for the one i have....
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Resolution settings not saved

I'm new to Linux, and I just installed elementaryOS. The first thing I do is change the resolution to 1680 x 1050 so that I can see things properly, but when I reboot, the resolution is set back to ...
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Display resolution

I'm a begineer user of a Elementary OS; can anybody help me to indicate how can I have a good resolution of display? After instalation of Elementary OS is diponible only 4:3. Thank you!
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How do I get Elementary OS to detect my display?

In my display settings, it states, "Unknown Display". How do I fix this? My monitor is 2560x1440 and the given resolutions are only 16:10 or 4:3 aspect ratios, none of which match my screen ...
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Can't install elementary OS because my monitor doesn't support the default resolution

When I boot into the flash drive and try to install it, the screen says "unsupported" and there's nothing I can do except turning off the PC. Is there a way to fix that?
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Problemas al Instalar Spotify

Intente instalar Spotify en mi laptop, sin exito, ahora resivo un anuncio muy molesto cada vez que abro mi centro de aplicaciones (adjunto imagen) Doy clic en detalles y obtengo lo siguiente: W: ...
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How Can I Change Screen Resolution ( Tried xrandr method )

After Install OS , Mine Screen Resolution was struck on DEFAULT resolution
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Windows are too big to see all buttons or toolbar when using low resolution screen

I'm using Elementary OS on a mini-laptop where maximum resolution supported is 1024x600. There are some windows, like settings where some buttons are not visible because they are in the lower part of ...
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How Can I Fix My Resolution After Installing Nvidia Drivers?

I have a GTX-1060 3gb graphics card and installed the nvidia-440 drivers through the terminal. After updating elementary the resolution became smaller and I could not change it back to 1920x1080. I ...
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System settings window resize

I work on 1366x768 laptop with elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera and unable to get access to the very last icons on the system settings window. The window is oversized. I tried to resize or maximize the window,...
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Resolution changes after nvidia proprietary drivers installed

After installing nvidia 390 drivers I rebooted to find my screen locked to a 1280x1024 resolution, with no option to change it. What should I do?
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Displays failing to set a resolution on a triple monitor setup

System Specs System: Host: elementary-2950x Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome Distro: elementary OS 5.1 Hera Machine: Device: desktop System: PC Specialist product: Amd X399 ...
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Resolution is suddenly really, really high and I can't seem to change it

I came back into Elementary OS on my Macbook Pro and suddenly the resolution was really, really high. I tried to go in and change it but it only offers a single option. Everything is super small and ...
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Cannot change back low resolution for external monitor

I have accidentally set the external, mirrored monitor to a very low resolution. As a result I cannot set it back to a higher resolution, because I cannot get to the "apply" button at the bottom of ...
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Login screen incorrect resolution

I have noticed that everytime I lock desktop resolution of lock screen change to I guess 800 something while my resolution of desktop is 1920x900.
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Problems with Elementary on ASUS laptop

first, I would like to apologize. I am not an experienced Linux user. However, I used to run Ubuntu Linux on my computer. I recently wanted to try something new and fast and snappy as Elementary OS. ...
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Lockscreen Resolution issue Juno

I'm running Juno with dual monitor and Nvidia gtx card. Every time I lock pc it lowers the resolution(I would say 1024x from 1920x) for lock screen but when I login from the boot it showing correct ...
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Dual screen resolution - Startup problem

Very new linux user here (3 days experience). I have 2 screens, that i have setup properly, not without having to fiddle with the little visual tool provided by default with elementary OS (screen ...
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Elementary OS Problems: Installation, Resolution and Graphics

I'm relatively new to Linux distros, and my first shot at it was Elementary OS Loki. I installed it to my old PC with no hitches. It was an old i3, and a GTX 1050. However, now, I installed ...
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Greeter Resolution on Juno

Has anyone managed to change the greeter resolution? Found solutions here involving lightdm configs but it was from 2015 and when i tried it didn't really change. My session resolution is 1680*900 but ...
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Monitor resolution not recognized

The external display's max. resolution is 2560 x 1440, but the maximum resolution I can select on the display settings is 2048 x 1152. What can I do to use the display in its max. resolution? System:...
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How can I change the resolution on Virtual Box

I installed eOS 5.0 on Virtual Box, its resolution is set to 800x600. How can I change it? I tried installed virtualbox-guest by this command, but I stll cannot change the resolution. sudo apt-get ...
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Difficulty to parameterize scale 2 screens

I have a Dell Inspiron 7000 14" FHD with resolution of 1920x1080. All things show so small. For example, Google font show like size 5, the size of font existent on the instructions on a medicine, ...
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Change resolution when running in Hyper-V

What am I missing? I've got Elementary running in Hyper-V, but the only screen resolution available to me is 1152x864. EDIT: Of course I figure it out as soon as I post. For the record, it was ...
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How to add a script to start up sequence so that it applies before the actual login screen?

So I have this script that changes the resolution of on of my monitors that works and that I was able to run on login by adding it in settings»Applications»Startup. The only problem is that I need it ...
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How to change screen dpi in elementary Freya?

I have 1440x900 pixels (411x263 millimeters or 16.14173x10.11811 inches approximately) monitor and my resolution according to xdpyinfo is 89X87 dots per inch. But it should be 89.2x88.94 isn't it? Do ...
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Can't add shortcut to app launcher

I've downloaded Cisco PacketTracer and ran it normally from terminal with a ./PacketTracer7 command in packettracer's Bin folder. No problem there. The problem is, i can't add it to the launcher (with ...
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Resolution nightmare [duplicate]

I've got a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th gen with a 1080p 14" display. My default (max) resolution is 1920x1080. It looks good in Elementary 5.0, although fonts are a bit too small. So i installed Elementary ...
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Dual boot with Windows 10 - Windows resolution stuck at 800x600

I installed elementary OS in my Asus Vivobook S15 with 2GB NVidia MX150. Everything is well with elementary OS. But Windows - there is a problem. If I change the UEFI settings for Windows Boot Manager,...
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Multiple display resolution issue on lock screen

So i just downloaded the Loki 0.4.1. The issue is that when I lock the screen with an external monitor connected to my laptop (it has a different resolution), the lock screen tries to change ...
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Scale interface to less than 1 [duplicate]

I just installed Elemental OS (Loki) today and it's great really, but I do have one question: I'm using an external monitor on my laptop (Ive switched off my laptop monitor display so I'm only using ...
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Desktop resolution

how can I set up my screen, so it wouldn't look so oversized? i've got 15" screen with 1366x768 resolution, but now all the icons, header bar, wingpanel are looking big. is there a way to set all of ...
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How can I change windows scaling for different display resolution? (and rotation problem!!)

I really enjoy ElementaryOS and I want it to be my everyday operating system, but I have some issues... I'm currently running 3 monitors: one 4K, and two more displays (lower resolution) in vertical ...
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How to fix resolution that isn't accurate when using HDMI?

I have machine running Loki that has both a VGA port and a display port. I'm using a 23 inch HDTV as my monitor and my resolution works fine when using the VGA port: 1920x1080. However, when I try to ...
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Size of Controls

I use elementary on a 13inch laptop with FullHD resolution. But much of the system is just too small for me. The size of the system's Font I have already made greater with "accessibility" in the ...
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Installing messes up resolution

and thanks for reading my question. (Before posting I checked many other questions on this forum, as well on other websites.) Recently I booted a live elementary OS Loki image on an old laptop to try ...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I can set up a screen resolution on both the laptop screen and the external monitor using xrandr and everything works fine, but my displays go back to normal when I restart lightdm. How can I make the ...
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elementary OS & RX 480

I am new with elementary OS I have a problem, my RX 480 Shappire nitro oc don't work with this OS and now i have a bad resolution I follow this: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-...
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“Fit to screen” For External monitor

I am using a TV as an external monitor, but the screen does not fit properly. Only the top half of the apps on the bottom dock are visible, and none of the top menus on the desktop are showing. On ...
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Loki and GTX 1070: Can't choose anything but 1024x768

I've tried adding resolutions via xrandr (VGA1 is apparently not a thing) as well as installing NVIDIA's proprietary drivers (the NVIDIA install fails after a "something something drm service error"). ...
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Resolution problem after exiting from a game (Wine)

I am playing GTA San Andreas using Wine. When I quit the game, everything looks weird. How can I fix this? Edit: After a restart, it solves this issue. But How can I fix without restart.
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High Screen Resolution [4:3]

High Screen Resolution [1280x1024][4:3] i search google and tried to use the screen resolution. above but i failed i am newbie to this operating system , usually on windows when update my Graphic ...
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Freya, Samsung Ativ 9, Display Resolution problems

I just installed Freya on my Samsung Ativ 9 series, and works fine. Though everything looks really small, when I tried to go to settings, displays and change the display resolution it only appears ...
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Everything zoomed at installation

I'm trying to install Elementary OS, and since it's based on Ubuntu I thought this question might have place here. During the very beginning of the installation I'm having this weird bug where the ...
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How do I set a custom screen resolution as permanent?

I am using the latest elementary OS build 0.3.2. I need a screen resolution of 1280x800_60.00. I can set the desired screen resolution using xrandr. This change is only temporary and disappears upon ...
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Second monitor doesn't show max supported resolution

I am using ElementaryOS on an Acer E5 Laptop with Intel Haswell Graphics and an Nvidia GT840M. The screen of that laptop is 1920x1080 and works fine. At work I connect a second monitor. That one ...