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#1 2018-02-02 22:38:37

sexynsmartjenny
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need some program to change the resolution of my laptop [SOLVED]

okay so now after I have updated my graphic driver, I run into yet another problem. I have two screens for my laptop, one is my TV and the other one is the laptop screen. So Apparently with ARandR screen display editor that came with bunsenlab, my TV and my laptop couldn't sync, namely, my TV is 1024X768 and my laptop is something like 1366X768 and I cant see certain sections of my screen on my TV and I primarily use my laptop through my TV, so I need some fix. I remember when I was using crunchbang a long time ago, I had the same problem, but back then I was using nvidia and there was some program that can adjust the resolution on nvdia and I was wondering if there is some similar program for ATT.

p.s. I didn't have this issue when I did not update my graphic driver.

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#2 2018-02-03 10:27:03

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Re: need some program to change the resolution of my laptop [SOLVED]

There are a few options here:

  • set the resolution for your TV in ~/.config/openbox/autostart so that your desktop always starts at the TV resolution

  • create a udev rule to apply the resolution automatically if you plug in the TV

  • try upgrading the drivers to the newer versions in jessie-backports to see if they do this automagically

But first of all can we please see the full output of this command (with the TV connected):

xrandr

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#3 2018-02-03 11:33:15

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Re: need some program to change the resolution of my laptop [SOLVED]

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

Apparently with ARandR screen display editor that came with bunsenlab, my TV and my laptop couldn't sync, namely, my TV is 1024X768 and my laptop is something like 1366X768 and I cant see certain sections of my screen on my TV and I primarily use my laptop through my TV, so I need some fix.

in arandr, have you tried dragging the two screens around so that they are side-by-side?

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#4 2018-02-03 16:10:19

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Re: need some program to change the resolution of my laptop [SOLVED]

ohnonot wrote:
sexynsmartjenny wrote:

Apparently with ARandR screen display editor that came with bunsenlab, my TV and my laptop couldn't sync, namely, my TV is 1024X768 and my laptop is something like 1366X768 and I cant see certain sections of my screen on my TV and I primarily use my laptop through my TV, so I need some fix.

in arandr, have you tried dragging the two screens around so that they are side-by-side?

That's a good idea. Thanks

But everytime after I shutdown, the resolution resorts back to their original state. How do I make it stay?

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#5 2018-02-03 17:43:57

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Re: need some program to change the resolution of my laptop [SOLVED]

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

How do I make it stay?

The `arandr` program has a "Save As" option in the "Layout" menu that saves a shell script to do that.

Save the file as ~/Documents/screens (the ".sh" suffix is added automatically) and then add this line to ~/.config/openbox/autostart:

~/Documents/screens.sh

Alternatively, use this to display the contents of the script:

cat ~/Documents/scripts.sh

and enter the full `xrandr` command (everything after the "#!/bin/sh" line) directly into openbox's autostart file.


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#6 2018-02-03 21:00:04

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Re: need some program to change the resolution of my laptop [SOLVED]

thanks head on a stick, that worked! big_smile

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#7 2018-11-08 10:55:29

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Re: need some program to change the resolution of my laptop [SOLVED]

started new thread - sorry mods!

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