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Pantheon-greeter login screen has incorrect resolution on external monitor

xrandr allows us to reconfigure the X server without restarting it. Let's use it to set the correct resolution at startup. Find out how the monitors are identified on your system. At the terminal, ...
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Install resolution

I had that problem too. I solved it that way: In /boot/open configuration file and uncomment disable_overscan=1 (if this parameter is 0 then set it to 1). Below you have overscan_left, ...
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Display Scaling Crashes Pantheon, No Way to Fix

After tons of troubleshooting, the following solved it: Log in as normal. Immediately after logging in as the affected user bring up TTY1 with Ctl-Fn-Alt-F1 Enter export DISPLAY=:0.0 Set gsetting ...
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"Fit to screen" For External monitor

Most TVs "overscan" by default, which cuts of the edges of the picture. You'll want to turn this off in the settings of your TV. Oftentimes you'll find a button on the remote or a setting in the "...
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How do I get Elementary OS to detect my display?

I’m also new to Linux and just posted a very similar question recently. I answered my own post with what worked for me. The research was challenging but once discovered the solution was easy. Here is ...
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Desktop resolution

open terminal and execute: xrandr --query In the output look for the name of your primary monitor, for me: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected ...
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Size of Controls

One other option would be to tell elementary to render everything at 2x, then scale your resolution down to 1.5x, as described here. This isn't an ideal solution - you'll still get some blurriness, ...
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Elementary OS 6 doesn't play well with VirtualBox

This worked for me for the installation issue: Boot the installer in EFI mode not legacy-BIOS mode. It's Settings->System->Enable EFI (special OSes only). https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Elementary OS 6 font seems to be with low resolution

I had exactly same problem. It seems that replacing Inter font with Ubuntu Regular font make things a little better. Also today there is system update in AppCentre which maybe brings some improvements....
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Display resolution

1 - Open System Settings > Displays and change the resolution manually. If you see a "fake" secondary screen disable it as well. 2 - Open AppCenter and go to the Updates tab. Wait for it ...
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How do I get Elementary OS to detect my display?

Nice job with the screen shots. After the next bits of info you should be able to go back into System Settings/Displays and select your monitors aspect ratio. It will not survive a restart however and ...
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Installing messes up resolution

I finally find out how to correct this and I will leave it here for future reference for those who might be having similar issues. I just followed the answer posted here https://askubuntu.com/...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I had pretty much the same problem with display on an external monitor - display was fitted badly; I hardly could see wingpanel or plank. I solved it with changing config file in /boot/ directory. ...
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System settings window resize

I solved the issue with sudo apt remove elementary-tweaks
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Cannot change back low resolution for external monitor

Thank you for having this question because it allows me to be able to solve problem in command line now, because it already happens to do that with my Dell XPS 13 you can identify the resolutions of ...
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Monitor resolution not recognized

Based on answer you can use gtf height width refresh_rate and get an new modeline as response and then you can create new mode with the output of the first command xrandr --newmode modeline, after ...
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How can I change the resolution on Virtual Box

Ives, I use VirtualBox almost daily. I have a MacBook Pro with Elementary OS 5.0 and the screen resizes just fine. I had two hoops to jump through first: Add the Extension Pack a. Launch ...
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Change resolution when running in Hyper-V

Try install grub-customizer and change linux /boot/vmlinuz-5.11.0-25-generic root=/dev/mapper/data-root ro quiet splash video=hiperv_fb:1920x1080 $vt_handoff linux /boot/vmlinuz-5.11.0-25-generic root=...
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How to add a script to start up sequence so that it applies before the actual login screen?

There are a couple of ways to do this. You can either create a cron job or add your script to /etc/rc.d/rc.local. This site has more information: https://www.tecmint.com/auto-execute-linux-scripts-...
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Dual boot with Windows 10 - Windows resolution stuck at 800x600

Installing Intel Graphics driver along with nVidia in Windows fixed the issue. Actually I did this while trying to fix another issue where brightness control was not working in Windows - got the Intel ...
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Multiple display resolution issue on lock screen

Go here, it fixed the issue for me. Ensure you note carefully the outputs when you grep using xrandr. They are key to the bash script. Pantheon-greeter login screen has incorrect resolution on ...
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Loki and GTX 1070: Can't choose anything but 1024x768

The proproetary GPU drivers in the base repo Elementary uses (Xenial) are too old to properly support the 10 series cards, try adding the graphics drivers ppa and grab nvidia-370 from there. As I ...
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Resolution problem after exiting from a game (Wine)

The easiest way to fix this is: ALT+F2 - switchboard Open "Displays". Set your normal screen resolution. I am not aware of any way to have this fix itself automatically.
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Resolution problem after exiting from a game (Wine)

This is an issue with Wine. Because GTA SA uses some method to close itself which Wine is not familiar with, it exits unexpectedly. This makes Wine unable to reset the resolution back. The most easy ...
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Freya, Samsung Ativ 9, Display Resolution problems

Since elementary OS is built from Ubuntu you might want to check their wiki out. You can set the resolutions you wish to use in your xorg.conf File or via the xrandr Command: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/...
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Everything zoomed at installation

You could try to switch to a TTY with STRG+ALT+F2 Type: xrandr --display :0 --output VGA1 --mode 1920x1080 --rate 60 which then will force the resolution to 1920x1080. However, I'm not familiar ...
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How do I set a custom screen resolution as permanent?

You can run the command each time you log in by adding it to ~/.profile. See this answer for more info. I'm assuming here that this resolution doesn't appear in Display settings because it isn't a ...
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Second monitor doesn't show max supported resolution

Just some questions (since I do not run multimonitor) Have you tried making the second monitor the primary display? If so ... does it show the higher resolutions? Have you tried JUST the second ...
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I can't set the screen resolution which is through HDMI to 1920X1080 for my laptop

Seems to me that your xrandr --newmode syntax is incomplete (without the enclosing quotes). Also, you should check this answer to make sure you're following the steps correctly, and you're giving ...
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