Monday, 5 June 2017

linux changing screen resolution

So recently I installed Linux Mint/sarah - I installed this under vmware.

All latest vmware tools installed - however trying to change screen resolution didn't give me the option corresponding to the actual resolution of my screens (1920x1080).

To fix this:


stuart@stuart-virtual-machine ~ $ cvt 1920 1080
# 1920x1080 59.96 Hz (CVT 2.07M9) hsync: 67.16 kHz; pclk: 173.00 MHz
Modeline "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync

stuart@stuart-virtual-machine ~ $ xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync

stuart@stuart-virtual-machine ~ $ xrandr --addmode Virtual1 "1920x1080_60.00"

now the required resolution appears in display settings and I'm happy :-)



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