Ubuntu Change virtual screen size without restarting?

xrandr is great but it doesn't appear to allow you to change your virtual screen size. The only way I know how to do that is to edit xorg.conf and restart. Is there a way to do it without having to restart? ...

Ubuntu Does Virtual screen size affect performance?

I upgraded to ubuntu 8.10 beta from 8.0.4 yesterday, and everything is updated. It is 32bit version on acer 5620Z, Intel Pentium-dual T2370(1.7G), 1x2G DDR2 667, GMA 3100 (960GL), Tungsten 1.4 Mesa 7.2. I set a virtual display 3000x1050 in xorg.conf to use it with a widescreen LCD (1680x1050) in VGA ...

Ubuntu xrandr and xorg default resolution and virtual screen size

Hello. I'd like to find a way to have a default screen resolution for GDM and new users that is smaller than the maximum allowed resolution accessible by xrandr, and I can't seem to find a way to do it. Here's what I've done:I installed ubuntu hardy, and my CRT, which looks best at 1024x768 wound up ...

Ubuntu xserver-org, virtual screen size and desktop size in Intrepid

I have an old 8.04 Ubuntu box with dual head setup on monitor and TV, and it runs fine. Recently I got a new system, put Intrepid on that and tried to setup dual head. But it seems to me that Intrepid has some differences (or bugs?) that prevents me to setup correctly. The monitor runs fine, but on ...

Ubuntu Gutsy nVidia-- Incorrect virtual screen size with Twinview!

Since my upgrade to Gutsy, my main LCD will not go above 640x480 resolution (it's normally 1280x1024). It gives an error about reading EDID modes for it, so I disabled EDID. If I leave twinview resolution to nvidia-auto-select for both monitors, my secondary LCD works fine at 1280x1024, but my prima ...

Ubuntu Virtual Screen Size too large

Hi, just installed 11.04 A3, for some reason my desktop is larger than the physical screen size (resolution is 1920 x 1200, running ATI HD4900), so at the moment the unity bar on the left, and top bar is just off the edge of the screen.I assume its down to what use to be "virtual" setting ...

Ubuntu Virtual Screen Size

Is there any way to make the virtual screen fill the screen or is this it? I am using the VirtualBox 3.0.6 on Jaunty 64 Bit. ...

Ubuntu 9.10. Screen size

I have just installed Ubuntu 9.10 onto a virtualbox on my fedora 10 os. The problem is the screen size, it is only about 20cm x 15cm. can this be resized. If not, how can I remove Ubuntu and try another os. I would like to know that anyway. ...

Ubuntu x11 forwarding screen size

Hi, I'm connecting to Ubuntu with my macbook with x11 tunneling enabled. When I run gnome-session it seems to be using the screen size of the monitor on the Ubuntu box, which is too big. All I am able to see is part of the desktop background and nothing else. How can I adjust the screen size? I thou ...

Ubuntu Reduce laptop screen size

I've damaged the top 10 or so lines at the top of my laptop screen (no point crying over spilt tea). The rest of the screen is fine, but it's a bit annoying because these few lines are so often important for title bars etc. In the old CRT days I could have reduced the screen size using vertical hold ...

Toshiba 4010 & Ubuntu 9.04 screen size problem

I've recently re-installed XP on the old Toshiba Portege 4010 laptop. While I was at it I added a partition on which I installed Ubuntu 9.04 . It runs fine( all the software works, get online fine) BUT the display/screen size options are only up to 800 x 600 in the display choices.This seems to be a ...

Ubuntu Increase Virtual Desktop size without xorg.conf

I've been trying to extend my desktop via my S-video out. After some searching, I found the xrandr guide here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=728157) and can turn the S-video out on and off, which is neat. Ideally I want my laptop monitor at 1280x800 and my TV-out at 800x600 (well, maybe h ...

Ubuntu 7.04 screen size

Greetings to the Group - I just updated to 7.04 and so far it's great. However, the screen size is a bit two wide now as the scroll bar and the upper right corner "quit" button is partially off the screen. I adjusted the monitor's horizontal a bit, but that screws up the XP side. What do I ...

Ubuntu intel graphics screen size issues

Hello. I installed Edgy Eft a dell dimension 2400 2.4ghz p4, with integrated intel graphics. I have this connected to a wide screen lcd. optimum screen size is 1440x900 for the monitor. I finally got 1440x900 to be an option by doing the 915, and xorg.conf stuff that is all over the boards. When I g ...

Ubuntu tsclient custom screen size

Hello, I would like to get tsclient to run in a window (i.e. not full screen) but at a larger resolution than the maximum available in the "use specified screen size" dropdown of 1400x1050.Is there a config file I can edit to allow a custom size (like 1920x1200) ? ...

Ubuntu xorg+resolution+screen size -> too big

I just upgraded to hoary, to transform from XF86Config-4 to xorg.confi had a screen resolution of 1152x864 bpp 16 working fine with Debian XFree86.Ubunut's xorg takes the resolution but my screen is bigger than that of my monitor,my taks bar, main panel are out of my visible screen size but when i m ...

Ubuntu Cinelerra -Minimum Screen Size

I am trying to run Cinelerra 2.1 cv on Gutsy Gibbon.I have a problem with the preferences window in Cinelerra because not all the information is displayed as the window is too big. Specifically I cant save my preferences as the "save " button is not visible. I am not able to resize the win ...

Ubuntu Firefox exceeds screen size

When Firefox opens, it exceeds the screen size. I need to hit F11 twice to get it right. Anyone has seen the problem or know the solution? ...

Ubuntu Virtual Screen Size on Guest OS - Windows XP

My virtual screens viewable areas are about 12 inches diagonal on my 19 inch flat panel. I can go to full screen mode, but I'm still at a much smaller virtual desktop of about 12 inches.Is this a configuration to my X-server files or can I change something I've missed on my virtualization software?I ...

Ubuntu Wine game screen size?!

I have got wine to run steam and I can get it to run Doom3, but the game screen is so small. I dont know how to make it full screen. I tried changing the in-game res nothing happening I unchecked "Emulate a virtual desktop" and it make the screen a little bit larger...im a nub with wine..f ...

Ubuntu Expand Virtual Drive Size - After Install

I've got a quality install of Ubuntu on my machine, and Wubi has worked without a hitch for me thus far (thanks!!!), but my virtual drive is showing only about 4GB of total space, with 1.6 free and 1.4 available. I had only a bit more than 4GB available on my HDD when I installed Ubuntu, so my quest ...

Ubuntu Problem with screen size after power failure

After any disruption in power the computer re-starts, but everything on the screen is twice the normal size. It is more than just the font. What normally is a full screen, I now see 1/2 or less on the screen. How do I get it back to the original installation size? I have to reinstall Ubuntu to get i ...

Ubuntu Problem with Screen Size and/or Resolution

My second PC is an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 running dual-boot Windows 2000 and Xubuntu (installed via wubi).Ever since I installed Xubuntu the max screen resolution is 800x680, although the machine has always previously been fine at whatever the next size up is (1024x800??).Does anyone know ho ...

Ubuntu trouble with screen size in evolution

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 11.04 on amsi wind 100. i had ubuntu 10.10 netbook version. Since i have installed the new version in evolution i unable to add new email accounts, as the pop up box is to large for my screen and there is no side scrollbar. ...

Ubuntu Please help. Screen size issues.

I have a 50" panasonic TV that I bought 8 years ago and I am using a small desktop computer with it (Asus aspire revo). I just installed Ubuntu 10.10.The problem I have is that my desktop screen is larger than the actual area of the tv screen so I have about 6 % of screen out of screen on all 4 ...

Ubuntu HDTV resolution/screen size woes...

I've been at this for 2 days now and any topic on this forum or any other forum (or on any web site) I find hasn't helped me.First the basics. My HTPC is a:- Pentium 4 w/HT (Single-core) @ 3.0GHz- GeForce 9500GT 512MB (180.29 drivers, even set up successfully with the VDPAU stuff)- 2GB PC5300 DDR2- ...

Ubuntu remote desktop screen size issue

I have using 10.04 and have installed remotedesktop to connect to my work windows xp computer.It works great, but the remotedesktop window is tiny and I cant increase its size.There are no options in the program prior to accessing the remote computer nor after.I tried ctrl-alt-enter and it increase ...

Ubuntu Supporting virtual screen resolutions

I've got Ubuntu 8.04 with Gnome on a new Dell Inspiron mini netbook. The only problem I have is that the resolution on this device is only 1024x600 and I'd like to have a larger virtual resolution that would hopefully allow me to have a larger base desktop.Any thoughts on how I can do this?Thanks fo ...

Ubuntu Problem with Screen Size on Toshiba Tecra M1

HelloI recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a Toshiba Tecra M1 Laptop running a Trident Microsystems CyberBlade XP4m32 graphics card. Everything is running smoothly, except that the screen is centered in the middle of the laptop monitor with a large black border around it. I assume there is probably an ...

Ubuntu Help with Screen Size Issue

Ok heres the deal, loaded up Ubuntu 2 days ago. Everything worked out great. Sept this annoying screen. Im running an nvidia 8800gt for graphics, 32 philips lcd monitor, and connecting the 2 is hdmi to dvi cable. At first I thought it was a driver error but now im not sure. Used envy to load the dri ...

Ubuntu Incorrect virtual desktop size

I'm trying to manually set up my screen resolution by editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf for fluxbox. I've had success in scaling resolution down to 1280x1024 from 1600x1200, but unfortunately even though the monitor resolution is now correct, the desktop size is not. When I move my cursor to the edges of w ...

Ubuntu Problem with screen size while running xgl/compiz

I have a strange problem while running xgl/compiz. When I open an application, that opens maximized (for example firefox), a little part of the screen falls of on the right side.When I click inside the window, the screen resizes to the correct size. Does anyone one what could be causing this?I have ...

Ubuntu Black virtual screen under BasiliskII

I just installed BasiliskII, and when I run it I get a black screen on various settings (video 512x384 or 1024x768, sound and CD off, etc.). I am trying to use a .dsk file created under BasiliskII just before I migrated from Fedora, where it worked, or at least the video part. Under Ubuntu, I haven' ...

Ubuntu Setting Console screen size

This may be an FAQ, but so far all of the threads I've read on problems with laptop screen resolution seem concerned with the X Window server. On my old Toshiba Satellite, the generic Ubuntu/Kubuntu set-up for Edgy Eft worked just ducky for setting up the X server. However when I switch to console m ...

Ubuntu Problem with screen size

all. I recently installed the netbook remix on my advent 4489. I have an 8.9" screen. However in the display preferences it is detected as a 10" display. Therefore many apps are larger than the screen any idea how to resize it? ...

Ubuntu tv-out screen size/resolution

I recently got tv out working on gutsy gibbon using 'nvidia-settings' but I've got one small problem. There's about a half inch black band around on the left and right sides of the screen. I've got an nvidia geforce2go.Is there a way to get the whole screen? In another post, someone mentioned the TV ...

Ubuntu Jaunty login screen size

After modifying my login splash picture, which worked fine, through System> Administration > Login Window. The login prompt is actually a window now, instead of the default Jaunty text box. Which was great!Is there a way to restore this? ...

Ubuntu multiple screen setup with large virtual screen height

I'm having trouble creating a virtual desktop out of two screens. It may be a bit unrealistic but would be great for working on documents. Okay, here it comes:Ubuntu 8.10 installed on notebook (Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook with Intel video)Screen is 1280x800connected via VGA: Samsung 245b with pivot fun ...

Ubuntu enlarge screen size with xrandr

helloI'm trying out xrandr to create a larger (virtual) screen sizeon my 1280x800 laptop screen. For instance:xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1280x800 --scale 1.3x1.3should give me a screen that is 1.3 times as large as the physical screen.Now I tried this from within the kde window manager (I'm using ...

Ubuntu Screen Size

I have some Problems with the screen size.My monitor is a acer al732 (LCD) on nvidia graphiccards.On the analog connection (gforce 2mx) it works like it was intendet to work (1280x1024).On the digital connection (gforce FX 5600) it is now on 1280x1024 (I had to comment all other resolutions out in x ...

Ubuntu Nvidia Twinview Screen-res Problems

I can't seem to get my screen resolution to 1280x1024, the screens max, on my two 19" screens. I get both screens working, and beryl works, so I think it's only the resolution problem. I just get 1024x768 for each screen. I've used the nVidia driver and have done all I can to try to get it to w ...

Ubuntu nVidia Black Screen

I have trawled over this forum for a fix to my gfx problem. It seems that i have done everything that people have been advised off to do to no avail.My problem is that when i use the nVidia xorg.conf file when i restart x my screen goes black then turns off. i have to power off the computer into saf ...

Ubuntu XRandR Dual screen with ATI Radeon 9600 (RV 350 AQ)

Summary:xrandr ends up positioning both outputs on the same coordinates, and hence, the outputs are always cloned.I want to have a Xinerama / MergedFB work-a-like using XRandR.Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 2560 x 1024I have increased the virtual screen size in xorg.conf, ...

Ubuntu Change default screen in dual head (twinview)

I hope that someone can help me with something I've been trying to do...I managed to configure twinview for dualhead in order to get the desktop effects working.I used to have it configured with "System->Screens and Graphics" and it was ok, but no desktop effects were working.At this po ...

Ubuntu kde4 dual screen / dual monitor

main screen: 1024x768 notebook lcdsecond screen: 1920x1200 external lcdgraphic: intel gma 855 (i810) with 915resolutionproblem: the main screen is overlapped on the second screen, making the second screen hard to usepartial solution (an extended screen, NOT an independent 2nd screen)1) xorg.conf : V ...

Ubuntu Compiz - second screen truncated.

I am running a laptop with an nVidia GeForce Go 7400. I have it configured to run the native display (1280x800) and a 19" Dell LCD (1280x1024) in seperate X screen mode without xinerama. In Hardy i can run compiz fine but in Intrepid, my 19" monitor has only a 1280x800 area displayed when ...

ubuntu screen size inside virtualbox virtual machine

every body, I am a 24 hour old ubuntu user. I installed it as a guest OS inside Virtual machine created by Virtual box. The host OS is Windows 7 home premium. I have the following problems for which I am seeking your help;First, upon starting the virtual machine, the screen size is much smaller than ...

Ubuntu How to change virtual terminal screen size

When I go to a new virtual terminal (eg: <alt>+<ctl>+F1) the screen size is too high and the prompt disappears off the bottom when the screen fills up. How do I change this? I have an Acer laptop (Aspire 1362LC) with some kind of Intel (I think) graphics adapter. ...

Ubuntu increasing screen size in virtual box

I have Gutsy running just fine in a virtualbox setting. It all works fine with one exception. The screen size shown for VirtualBox as it resides on my 22" widescreen (1680x1050 resolution) is a box about 11" or so square. I have used the "install Guest Additions" with no change. ...

Ubuntu under VMWare - virtual screen auto-resize (resolution auto-resize) problem

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 7.04 in vmware workstation 6 (Vista as host).When I just installed vmware tools, everything worked perfectly - including support between client and server for copy/paste / clipboard / virtual screen auto-resize etc.After I rebooted vmware screen doesn't auto-resize any mor ...