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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, run the following: xrandr -q | grep ' connected ' | awk '{ print $1 }' My output is: LVDS1 VGA1 Now I want to narrow down the above results to only the LG ...


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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, overscan_right, overscan_top and overscan_bottom. Changing values of these parameters you can adjust your display to TV. After setting everything, save and close document (...


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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 as usual (gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2) I couldn't find a way out of TTY1, so I just did sudo service lightdm restart


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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 "Picture" settings on your TV to change the size or overscan settings of the output. For example, you might be able to switch from 16x9 to Screen fit, or ...


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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, and graphics performance may be a little slower - but it would solve the problem, and it would look better than just reducing the resolution. There isn't an easy ...


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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/questions/455888/low-resolution-on-lubuntu-14-04-sis "force the machine to use the vesa driver. Create a file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/use-vesa.conf with the ...


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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. In this file you need to find disable_overscan and change it's value to 1. Then a bit further down you'll find overscan_bottom=48 overscan_left=48 ...


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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 your screens with xrandr with the flag q $ xrandr -q Exemple with one monitor Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192 HDMI-1 ...


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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 that you need to ensure in which output you want to set up the modeline, you can check this with xrandr -q after get the response add the newmode to the desired ...


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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 VirtualBox. Go to Help -> About VirtualBox. Make a note about the version. b. Go to the VirtualBox website. Click on Downloads. c. If your version of VirtualBox is not ...


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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-during-reboot-or-startup/ UPDATE: After talking with Tin jus, it appears there's no rc.d/rc.local directory in elementary OS. According to the tecmint link, the ...


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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 drivers and installed it. That did fix the brightness control issue and as a bonus fixed the resolution issue with grub booting to Windows.


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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 primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 290mm x 170mm so its eDPI! now again in terminal: xrandr --output eDPI --scale 1.25x1.25 put ...


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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 recall, xenial is locked to the 350 branch, that branch doesn't support the 10 series line of cards, they hadn't even been announced back then.


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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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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 fix for this is to run GTA SA in a "virtual desktop". You can do this by going to Wine configuration, Graphics and turning on virtual desktops.


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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/X/Config/Resolution#Resetting_an_out-of-range_resolution Section "Monitor" Identifier "External DVI" Modeline "1280x1024_60.00" 108.88 ...


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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 with your monitor's rate or your display port, so you might want to change this a little (VGA1 - DVI1)?


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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 native resolution of your monitor. (If it does appear in display settings, using that would be the easiest way to make the change.)


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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 monitor? Does it then show the higher resolutions?


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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 xrandr the parameters it needs. Finally, remember that in order to make xrandr modes permanent, you should create a script to add them at boot time.


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You might want to start the elementary OS live mode from the installation medium so that you can check System Settings/Displays to fix this problem. Even if you cannot fix the resolution you can move the installation window if you drag it with the windows key held down.


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This is a known bug and the only way around it is likely to fix the bug. This is not necessarily true, but most likely is seeing as it appears to affect all installations with multiple, variant screen resolutions. Seeing as the burden of proof is always on the claimant, and I see no evidence that there would be a solution to this, I am going to close this as ...


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Upgrading to VirtualBox 5 and reinstalling the guest additions and rebooting elementary OS actually solved the problem.


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From what you describe, your problem is with the scaling factor of your UI. This might be due to the resolution the system is detecting. To fix it: Install Tweak Tool (works in elementary). sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool Run Tweak Tool (gnome-tweak-tool). Find the Window scaling option under "Windows". From here, you can adjust the scaling factor,...


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