Commands tagged xrandr (12)

  • i spent way too many hours trying to fiddle with /etc/X11/xorg.conf trying to hook up various external projectors. too bad i didn't know this would solve all my problems.

    xrandr --auto
    kanzure · 2009-12-30 18:52:02 1
  • -s must be a valid resolution. You can get a list of valid (and supported) resolutions via `xrandr`.

    xrandr -s 1280x1024
    ivanatora · 2010-02-26 10:56:14 0
  • [UPDATE: Now works for multiple connected outputs] I woke up around midnight with an urge to do some late night hacking, but I didn't want a bright monitor screwing up my body's circadian rhythm. I've heard that at night blue (short wavelength) lights are particularly bad for your diurnal clock. That may be a bunch of hooey, but it is true that redder (longer wavelength) colors are easier on my eyes at night. This command makes the screen dimmer and adjusts the gamma curves to improve contrast, particularly darkening blues and greens (Rɣ=2, Gɣ=3, Bɣ=4). To reset your screen to normal, you can run this command: xrandr | sed -n 's/ connected.*//p' | xargs -n1 -tri xrandr --output {} --brightness 1 --gamma 1:1:1 or, more briefly, xgamma -g 1 Note: The sed part is fragile and wrong. I'm doing it this way because of a misfeature in xrandr(1), which requires an output be specified but has no programmatic way of querying available outputs. Someone needs to patch up xrandr to be shell script friendly or at least add virtual outputs named "PRIMARY" and "ALL". . Todo: Screen should dim (gradually) at sunset and brighten at sunrise. I think this could be done with a self-resubmitting at job, but I'm running into the commandlinefu 127 character limit just getting the sunrise time: wget --post-data=$(date "+xxy=%Y&xxm=%m&xxd=%d")"&st=WA&place=Seattle" -q -O- | sed -rn 's/\W*Sunrise\W*(.*)/\1/p' I hope some clever hacker comes up with a command line interface to Google's "OneBox", since the correct time shows up as the first hit when googling for "sunrise:cityname". . [Thank you to @flatcap for the sed improvement, which is much better than the head|tail|cut silliness I had before. And thank you to @braunmagrin for pointing out that the "connected" output may not be on the second line.] Show Sample Output

    xrandr | sed -n 's/ connected.*//p' | xargs -n1 -tri xrandr --output {} --brightness 0.7 --gamma 2:3:4
    hackerb9 · 2010-10-24 10:45:57 7
  • This forces X back to its maximum resolution configured. To get a list, type `xrandr'.

    xrandr -s 0
    h3xx · 2011-07-24 07:38:01 0

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    xrandr | grep \* | awk '{print $1}'
    sgnn7 · 2013-12-06 17:45:49 0
  • HDMI-1 is the interface in the example, which can be obtained just by typing xrandr and surfing through the output. There are a hell lot of configurations that can be done but I prefer auto because it works in most cases. Lifesaver Show Sample Output

    xrandr --output < interface-name > --auto
    praton · 2018-08-23 17:51:20 0
  • This command first determines whether a second screen is connected. If this is the case, it sets the screen's RGB gamma via xrandr. Useful for cheap or slightly defective monitors with a tint. In this example a yellowing/champagne color deviation is compensated for by decreasing the red and the green portion of the image.

    secondscreen=$(xrandr -q | grep " connected" | sed -n '2 p' | cut -f 1 -d ' '); [ "$secondscreen" ] && xrandr --output $secondscreen --gamma 0.6:0.75:1
    lordtoran · 2019-10-28 13:12:08 0

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    xrandr -q | awk -F'current' -F',' 'NR==1 {gsub("( |current)","");print $2}'
    sputnick · 2010-02-02 16:26:17 0
  • Run a xrandr -q to get resolutions of displays. Put top resolution after --fb Divide top resolution by each display's resolution to get scale. Works for projectors, for instance.

    xrandr --fb 1920x1080 --output LVDS1 --scale 1.5x1.35 --output HDMI1 --mode 1920x1080
    dizzi90 · 2013-10-23 22:25:30 0
  • if there are multiple monitors, this command uses multiple lines Show Sample Output

    xrandr | awk '/*/ {print $1}'
    misterhat · 2015-12-21 15:29:39 0
  • to view on another box: nc <server address> <port> | ffplay - use -r to adjust FPS and -q to adjust compression. use on trusted network only as nc is unencrypted.

    ffmpeg -f x11grab -s $(xrandr | awk '/*/ {print $1}') -r 10 -i :0 -an -q 10 -f mjpeg - | nc -lp <port>
    misterhat · 2015-12-21 17:15:30 0

  • -1
    xrandr -q | grep -w Screen
    hemanth · 2010-02-14 15:38:49 0

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