Ubuntu :: Set Custom Resolution For Secondary Monitor?

Apr 30, 2010

I just switch from windows to use ubuntu 10.04. I am still learning how to set things in ubuntu.
One of the problem is that I can't set my secondary (external) display to my favorite one. I have 22'' screen (max 1680x1050) but I love to set it to 1280x800.
I follow instruction from this website https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution and my display detail is like this code...

Somehow, I get the new mode in LVDS1 but not in VGA1. How could I add this new mode in VGA1?

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Currently I have two 1920x1080 screens running in Twinview on my Geforce 275 graphics card. Want I want to do is a quick simple way of disabling my secondary monitor when playing video games or using xbmc to watch movies, etc. I've tried a few applets but they require the xandr function which I think Nvidia doesn't support.

Is there a way to disable this quickly other than loading up nvidia-settings and disabling the monitor everytime. I don't really want to use two seperate x sessions and xinerama due to the fact you can't use compositing.

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Dec 7, 2010

I am trying to add a custom resolution (576i) when connecting an ASROCK ION330HT to a panasonic SDTV CRT.

I have previously had success connecting a laptop to the SDTV using powerstrip (Vista). Now that I am using Ubuntu I dont have that option.

I have used xrandr to try and add a 576i resolution (using --newmode, --addmode, --output). When I view the available resolutions using "xrandr -q", for the new 576i resolution I see the following:

720x576_@25i (0x19f) 14.0MHz
h: width 720 start 728 end 792 total 864 skew 0 clock 16.2KHz
v: height 576 start 593 end 598 total 625 clock 25.9Hz

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If it matters, I'm using 10.04.

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Mar 18, 2011

I have ubuntu 10.10 installed on my computer in dual boot with windows 7, but i am using a 27-inches Samsung screen through an hdmi cable to connect my computer. whenever i try getting on ubuntu, i cannot see the top and bottom of the desktop (so i cant access the menu bar or anything!)(while using my spare vga cable) i tried downloading the nvidia driver & utility for my video card (gtx 460), but even using that, i could not setup my screen resolution manually. When i setup my windows, i was able to manually setup a custom resolution (i.e. 1842x1026) through the nvidia utility to be able to get the screen the fit properly.

I was wondering if there is any way i could do the same for ubuntu, perhaps through terminal.

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Jul 17, 2010

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.

Here is my most recent attempt at the conf file.


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# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 260.19.06 (buildd@yellow) Mon Oct 4 15:59:51 UTC 2010
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# nvidia-xconfig: version 260.19.06 (buildmeister@builder101) Mon Sep 13 04:59:45 PDT 2010
Section "ServerLayout"


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Jan 25, 2011

I'm currently running 10.10 64-bit version, with the current Nvidia driver installed for my 9600GT graphics card (2x DVI-out). With the card, I am running one VGA monitor and one HDMI TV (both using adaptors). I am running the screens in TwinView, using X Server Settings. My problem is, with the resolution available for my HDTV. In both Windows (XP and 7) and Ubuntu, the current Nvidia drivers all report the native resolution as 1920x1080, this however, is incorrect; the reported native resolution of the TV (according to the manufacturer) is 1280x720; but even set to that, there are still a few pixels missing outside of the screen.

In Windows, the Nvidia Control Panel lets me manually resize the desktop area on the HDTV, to a slightly smaller resolution than 1280x720, so that all pixels are within the viewing area. Is there anyway to do this with Ubuntu, using the current Nvidia driver? I cannot seem to find a way, using Nvidia X Server Settings.

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Debian Multimedia :: How To Permanently Set A Custom Resolution

Oct 23, 2015

I just installed Debian 8 (loving it so far) and everything its working right except for one thing: The monitor resolution!

I've got a LG 22 inch monitor and it supports up to 1360x768 but the display settings only shows 1024x768 as max resolution. Doing a little research i was able to get the desire resolution (1360x768) through the use of the tool "xrandr". The problem is that the resolution its not permanent and i need to invoke the xrandr script (i wrote a very basic "script" to set the resolution) on every restart or session logout and of course this is annoying. I've tried to use "crontab" to invoke the script on every restart but for some reason did not worked.

So, making more research i saw that apparently the correct way to set the resolution is by making use of "xorg.conf" but didn't quite get how to do....

Here's the xrandr script that i use:

Code: Select allOUTPUT=VGA1
MODELINE=""1360x768"   84.75  1360 1432 1568 1776  768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsyn$

xrandr --newmode $MODELINE
xrandr --addmode $OUTPUT $MODE
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Jun 25, 2010

Ive been searching for days and days trying to get this monitor to output in 1366x768 on Ubuntu 10.04. I knew it was possible, i did it late one night about a month back, but my system became unstable (not due to the resolution, i had setup a firewall to block all incoming till i unlock it, then another application to connect before i log in, and somehow it managed to lock out my keyboard on the login screen AND the recovery console, so i decided to just reinstall it)

Anyways, i found out exactly how to do it (for the Acer 183h that is). Ive spent about 48 hours total pouring through documents and found the documentation for nvidia-settings (easy find, i know, i was hoping to find an easy solution like what im typing up)

So, i figured out I could use Nouvaeu to get the proper settings (since all the modeline calcs dont do 1366, only 1360.) What i did was i went into the log file for the xorg,conf right after i installed, and in there somewhere near the middle it says what the timings are.


And i inputed that modeline into the monitor section, like so:


One of the two EDID commands is an old one, i just left it in there so when i was searching throught the xorg log i could find the section really quickly.

(BTW, im not sure if these timings are 100 accurate until i reboot my livecd and check, but im sure thier pretty damn close, and my monitor hasent exploded yet if your worried bout it, grab your livecd, open your xorg.conf, and it "should" be in the monitor section)

Next, i had to input all the Options to not search for different modes into the device section:


And finally, i had to set the screen to output the 1366x768, entering Modes "1366x768_60_0"


In the Modeline and Modes section, its VERY important that you have it in the format i have it in. The Modeline name MUST be completely custom, by adding either letters or extra _0.

And thats it!

Reboot, restart X, whatever (I prefer reboot, gives me time to ponder ) and you should be good to go.

(I know this may seem like a beginners knowledge type of thing, but im a beginner, pretty damn bright, and it still took me 4 days So, if this helps just one other person, ive done my part)

Im also pretty sure this method will work with other wide screen monitors, as long as you get the timings off Nouveou via LiveCD or installing the driver.

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