Ubuntu Servers :: Changing Screen Resolution On TV Via HDMI
May 8, 2010
I've just finished installing Ubuntu Server 10.4 onto my ASRock ION330. I don't have a spare monitor lying around, so I've plugged my TV into my machince via HDMI. This works, but the text is tiny. There are too many rows and columns of characters (or equivalently, the font is too small). When I try changing the TV resolution to a smaller size, it just cuts out the rest of the text. So from the command line, how do I make the text bigger?
When I did this in Win 7, the best resolution to use for TV display was 1280x720. When I hook my laptop up in Ubuntu, this resolution is unavailable. Why are there less resolutions available in Ubuntu? Is there a way that I can override this? Lastly, Win 7 will remember to reconfigure my resolution when my TV is connected and then switch it back to the monitor's native resolution when disconnected. Is this possible in Linux? I have to attach screenshots because I'm new to the boards and you need 15 posts to link to sites,
I am using Ubuntu 10.10 on a Dell Optiplex GX270, with the Intel video chip. I have a problem with my virtual consoles/terminals (<ctrl-alt>F1-F6). The default screen resolution was set to 1600x1200 at installation, which results in a nearly microscopic, unreadable font. I posted the problem on this thread on ubuntuforums.org, where they suggested adding GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 and GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=640x480 to /etc/default/grub and /etc/grub.d/00_header. Still no joy--the console screen resolution still was 1600x1200.
I have noticed that the screen resolution changes three times during boot; it starts at standard VGA, 640x480, then switches to 1600x1200, then finally to 1024x768, which is my preferred resolution in X. But, if I switch to a virtual console, the resolution shoots up to 1600x1200 again. There are times when I like to use virtual terminals, and I would like to avoid eyestrain.
Just got an HP dv6-2150 laptop. Dual boot with Windows 7 and 9.04 (9.10 will not work but that's a different story). The screen resolution is too low and is set at the highest option available (1024x768 which is a 4:3 aspect ratio). The HP uses the new Intel i3-330m chipset with on-board Intel HD graphics. The system is capable of 1366x768 resolution (16:9) - so how do I get it there? xorg.conf looks real generic - nothing specific to Intel.
I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an old PC with an Intel 845 series motherboard, using an onboard graphics solution. By default, it boots with an 800x600 screen resolution. When I change the resolution to 1024x768, the resolution switches perfectly, but the mouse pointer disappears. The mouse can still be USED, but I have to 'guess' where the pointer is. The only way I have found to rectify the situation is to reboot, upon which the resolution returns to 800x600 again as well. Kubuntu 10.04 suffers from the same problem, only in Kubuntu the mouse pointer reappears when the resolution switches back to 800x600, so I don't need to reboot.
I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on a new HP PC (Pavilion p6240f PC).This came with an Intel GMX X4500 Integrated graphics.My monitor is Samsung SyncMaster 2333. Initially I got a very bad resolution, Later I edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf (created the file) and added the following.
I am having an install problem where the distro I am installing, installed at the wrong screen resolution. The display settings menu doesn't offer the correct resolution so I'm using half my screen real estate.
I am using FC10. how do I change the resolution of the "Boot Up" screen? My monitor is 1024x768 capable but my boot screen is 1280x1024. I don't get anything until it finally loads X Windows. When my machine is booting up I cannot see the screen because my monitor can't handle it. When I hook it up to my other monitor (1280x1024 capable) I can see the boot up screen. I'd like to be able to see the boot screen in case there are any errors I need to se. How do I change it?
Is it possible to scale my screen to a bigger size? I have a huge TV as a monitor and at 1920x1080 on linux it is a bit of a strain for my eyes. on windows they have a feature to do this. You can make the text and other items, such as icons, on your screen easier to see by making them larger. You can do this without changing the screen resolution of your monitor or laptop screen. This allows you to increase or decrease the size of text and other items on your screen while keeping your monitor or laptop set to its optimal resolution
i changed the boot up resolution in the boot up loader to 1366*768 (native res of my monitor) the boot option is still set to quiet splash however, instead of showing the progress bar, it would now always display the complete boot up log ( the list of starting services and such) i then manually changed the boot option from to 1024*768 at boot loader screen, and teh splash would show up, but then on next boot up if i stick with 1366*768, it doesnt work again
am just coming from a clean install of Lucid Server x64 on a desktop configuration. No problems really but for one.With no GUI installed -something I wish to remain as is- I am having difficulties browsing through bash due to low resolution. So the question is: "how can I go to a higher screen resolution?"
I searched the archives and didn't find anything on this, and was just wondering if there is a problem if you load Ubuntu 9.1 and have a display that's higher than 1024x768. I'd prefer a machine with a higher res, but I've heard that Ubuntu will only go as high as 1024x768.I'm guessing, however, that by 9.1, it should recog the higher res while loading and it won't be a problem, but thought I'd check before shelling out on a machine with a nicer display.
I've just installed Ubunter Server 9.04 (after having installed 9.10, having problems with it, and uninstalling it). Mostly, 9.04 is working well so far, but for one nuisance: the font is huge.
Well, okay, not huge, but big. On my other machine, running Ubuntu 9.04 desktop, same size monitor, I have the resolution set to 1440x900 which gives me 46 lines on the CLI (with the window maximized, but not full-screen). On the server machine, however, I'm getting only 25 lines -- and there's not even a window title-bar, menu bar, or panels taking up any of the landscape.
So my question is this: Not having a GUI nor any of the associated display-management software, how can I set the screen resolution or otherwise get my display font smaller, using the CLI?
Trying to connect an intel atom based TC which uses the Intel D945GSEJT motherboard. We have several old AcerPower F1 PCs which connect OK but the new TC doesn't provides a weird screen resolution at the LDM - 1152x864. I've logged in and looked at the monitors section and it thinks there is a laptop monitor for some reason in addition to an undetected monitor. If I try to change anything I lose my mouse which is VERY strange.
If I boot 10.04 using a USB memory stick on the TC everything is fine - I can get 1280x1024, the monitor is detected and all is well. I've tried changing monitors, fiddling with lts.conf etc with no success. For info, my current lts.conf is as follows
I have got a problem, I've connected an external LCD to my toshiba laptop 27" HP full HD monitor via HDMI port, when I set full hd resolution it bacomes black, then I have downloaded ARandR (it uses XrandR X Resize, Rotate and Reflect Extension ) application and it looked alright, but after restart old resolution come back, how to change it permanently? I set internal monitor to off
I recently switched from a DVI cable to a HDMI cable (from the motherboard to the monitor) on my desktop. Everything was working flawlessly with the DVI cable, but when i switched to the HDMI cable the resolution became altered in a strange way. According to both the 'Monitor Preferences' and 'NVIDIA X Server Settings' my resolution is 1920x1080. Both the mouse and some icons looks to be in that resolution. However, the gnome panels, the rest of the icons, toolbars, etc. are huge and in a low resolution. While using Iceweasel, the top gnome panel and the Iceweasel toolbars take up half my screen! I can't find a way to alter the size of these since my resolution is set to maximum. I thought it might be a problem with gnome, so I tried Fluxbox, but the same problems were there. Have anybody else come across this, or perhaps know of a solution?
script which adjusts my NVIDIA settings to HDMI and also my Audio output to my digital output. I feel its quite a lot of clicking to get my signal to my LCD.So I hope somebody already had this idea and can give me the script or can assist me in writing it myself. I think its not a complicated script. i guess its only 2 lines. But i am not exactly a pro in Ubuntu..So as i said i have a NVIDIA graphic cardand aplay -l shows
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC1200 Analog [ALC1200 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1
On Windows I use 1920x1080 (the monitors normal setting), but Ubuntu won't recognise the resolution. (it sets me at 1024x768 ) I've tried a couple of different guides but none of them worked.It only shows four different default resolutions:
i'm trying to change the resolution on a small device i have been making.. it has the X86 and i have installed the lasted ubuntu 9.10..
the only problem is that the monitor i am going to use very soon supports 480x234 resolution or 320x240 resolution.. set this resolutions into my xorg so that i can finally see a clear images onto the new 7" monitor..
I'm using lucid x86_64. I tried changing the grub menu resolution and it works fine on 1024x786 and 1280x1024 but since my monitor is a widescreen lcd i tried the native resolution which is 1440x900 which gives a message "Frequency out of range" during boot after bios post. but then after 10 secs ubuntu boots w/o any problems...also I get the same problem with 1280x800 so i'm guessing it doesn't support wide screen resolutions...is there a workaround?
Let's start with some context: About a week ago, I saw in the university computer that the text mode consoles(ctrl+alt+f[n]) worked with a great resolution on a 19" wide screen (I think it is 1440x900) running fedora 11. So I wondered if I could make the text consoles at home to work with a good resolution also.So I started to search for that and found the kernel parameter vga= . The problem: it doesn't support 1440x900 or any other 16:10 resolution for my graphic card. Then I thought that maybe fedora uses some module that allows that, because the livecd allows a good resolution (by default) on my desktop computer.
What I thought so far is that fedora is not using vesa for the virtual console (which i think is the driver that ubuntu uses) and I want to know what driver it is and how to use it in ubuntu (either compiling the kernel or simply installing something).I don't even know if my guesses are right or not. But I've gathered some info so far:From /var/log/messages (fedora 12 livecd) I got this part, which I think is the really interesting one.Quote:
Mar 2 22:37:18 localhost kernel: [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810 Mar 2 22:37:18 localhost kernel: [drm] radeon defaulting to kernel modesetting. Mar 2 22:37:18 localhost kernel: [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled.
I've been having a fit with Ubuntu (even tried updating to the new version). I have a USB camera (1.3mp- 1024x768 ) that I need to observe and capture images with (microphotography). I've downloaded and installed multiple packages, but have not found any way to change the default resolutions for V4l2. The resolution closest to what I need is 1024x816, but the video is torn and unusable. One program, Kamoso, worked fine in 640x480 mode, but as soon as I upgraded to Ubuntu 10, it went to the higher resolution (1024x816) which doesn't work right.
Is there some way to force v4l2 into a 1024x768 mode? The camera is a Tucsen 1.3mp microscope camera. I've emailed the company for more information and to see if they would email me the software/drivers (I lost the driver disk in a fire), but nothing so far from them.
The programs I've installed and tried: Camorama, Kamoso, Xsane, Cheese, VLC media player, v4l2ctrl, v4l2ucp, v4lctl, v4l-info. Camorama doesn't work, Kamoso- you couldn't change resolutions (ditto for Xsane), Cheese - I can change resolutions, but they have these crazy values that don't work, VLC media I cannot change either. I'm supposed to be able to use v4l2ucp to change settings, but I don't get the screen that the preview for the program (in Ubuntu Software) showed.
I changed the resolution in Gnome to something that my monitor cannot recognize. However, I can get into the shell, and am wondering if their is a way to change the Gnome resolution via the shell commands.
Sometimes when starting applications, especially with Wine, the screen resizes to a much lower resolution. Sometimes when I close the application & usually when it crashes/I have to kill it, the screen stays at that much lower resolution. To get my normal 1900*1200 resolution back I have to delete all the applets I've put in the top menu bar to for there to be enough space for the menu to appear for me to select System>Prefs>Monitors.How can I prevent an application from altering my resolution & just force it to run windowed, or at a higher resolution?
I am having trouble changing the resolution in my Computer,I am new to Linux and somehow, Lucky, I got this program to install, I installed it on a Dell PowerEdge 1850 with a Radeon 7000 Video card,I had another one set-Up before which gave me a resolution of 1400 x xxxxx? Was great, this one only offers 800 x 600 and some other very low resolutions, The programing allows me to change it and demands I log out, Restart x and log in again, took me a day to figure out what was "x" and how to restart it, but no response. Still the same.
In reading the Forums I see this command allot "/sbin/lspci -m" But, too bad, nobody tells exactly where to type that series of digits to get any response,
I installed Ubuntu 9.10 with VMware Workstation 6.5.0. The install went fine and I ran the updates and everything was working great. Then I decided to change the resolution to something a little larger that was actually workable and after a restart my taskbars were all messed up. I deleted that machine and then opened up the backup. I changed the resolution again and after a restart, same result. I've tried it with multiple resolutions with different aspect ratios all with the same results. I've included a link below with a screen shot of the desktop so you can see what it's doing. Now, it's not unusable but distracting to me nonetheless.
I have a Philips 19' HDTV I use as my monitor, I have tried every guide out there, including the wiki one with xandr. Nothing works for me. This seems like it should be way easier, set custom resolution go.. but this isn't the case.
Using Ubuntu 10.04 -
I've tried editing the xorg.conf and adding the modelines and changing the modes , I've tried the xandr commands. I've tried guides from years ago to current ones. I'm desperate, Everything is cut off like maybe an inch not even. Can just barely see the edges of the top and bottom bars.
I've been working on this for many many hours coming up with nothing every time. I wish there was a way to just resize the desktop.
I'm accessing a Red Hat Linux 5.5 machine with Gnome 2.16 and UltraVNC. I've started "vncserver" and am accessing my Linux desktop fine from my Windows machine. However, I can't change the resolution as I'm told: The X Server does not support the XRandR extension. Runtime resolution changes to the display size are not available.
I installed ubuntu 10.4.I am getting no screen on my display by HDMI. I installed after that the nvia driver but it won't work 800*600 by 60hz .My display works fine with Windows 7 on my other computer. I do my first steps with an open scoure OS so does Ubuntu support HDMI?
I have a Lenovo G550. I has a Intel GMA x4500. I use Debian Lenny 5.0.0. Changing resolution is not supported. Actually Graphic card is not installed. I have searched in packages but there is not anything in repos. I have asked my question in a forum, they told me add backports and installed the latest driver. I did, but it didn't work too. I asked abrotman and he told me : Lenny >> squeeze. But I don't want to upgrade my debian to squeeze because squeeze is unstable and I don't want to see crashing! I have googled, but I couldn't find any useful thing.
after successfully installing Slackware 13, I immediately installed other packages mainly to solve display/freezing issues(see below), I noticed that every time I try to change the display resolution - both from the 'system -> system settings' and from the "plasmoid" -
my mouse cursor would disappear.
now I know it's on the pointer, and not the mouse - I can move the mouse and see "mouse-over" activity, and based on seeing this, even clicking(both left and right) still has effect. In fact, if I were patient enough, I could navigate through my desktop.
I have a Intel 82865g integrated graphics controller, had issues after installing, so I upgraded to the 22.214.171.124 kernel and installed:
So yesterday I had plugged my laptop into one of the tv's at work using HDMI, it worked great but no matter where I played in the setting's I could not figure a way to play the movie and be able to close my laptop lid with out it going into a sleep mode. I tried it in the power management but could not get it to work.
I have an Okano 42" LCD TV, which I connect to my laptop via HDMI cable. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit the screen at the TV's resolution of 1920x1080, and there are about 40 pixels that run over the edge of each side on the TV, making the Ubuntu toolbars invisible.The standard NVIDIA control panel doesn't have any options for correcting this (in windows it had settings for adjusting the stretch/position of the screen), so I was wondering whether there are any common tools that ubuntu users can use to adjust the relative position and stretch of a screen?
BTW I think the cause of this is that my dodgy TV isn't correctly reporting its resolution to the laptop, and unlike most branded TVs, I don't have any system settings that can be adjusted to correct this (I know the panasonic counterpart can fix this in the system menu)..
After installing a Dell Optilex 280 desktop with Centos 5.4, I configured sendamil, squid and all the extras I needed for a proxy and email server. All was fine until I switched the machine off. I had changed the resolution before and all was working fine. Now I have lost my gui , the system starts O.K but goes blank after "starting udev". I can use webmin to administer the server from a nother desktop/laptop but the monitor is totally blank. I tried most configurations on the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file even tried to create a new one using X -configure but still nothing changed. I cant afford to reinstall because of the time it takes to update the box, our broadband connections are so expensive this end of the world (Zimbabwe) and not so efficient. I have looked at the logs and tried to google but the solutions wont work for me? I suspect there could be an issue with the intel graphics adapter?
I have 11.1 installed on an old G3 system. The PowerPC config has worked well, but after an update I get a black screen at GDM. I think all is well, but the resolution/refresh rate is set too high.How can I get in to change to runlevel, access SAX2 or change the GDM/Gnome resolution settings?I think I've been able to blindly login