• 2nd monitor extends displays? Need help with using xrandr.


    This is my first time using linux seriously, and I’m confused on what commands to run after reading the xrandr article on ArchWiki. My problem is that the 2nd monitor connected to my laptop has all the margins extending past the physical screen. It’s also at the correct resolution of 1920x1080i. I just need help with how to scale the whole screen down. (On Windows, i used Intel Graphics Control Panel to adjust a custom aspect ratio for this monitor. Which was just adding padding on the sides that can’t be seen on the physical screen. ) I don’t know how much exactly would I need to pad each side of the screen.

    I don’t know if this will be of any context but heres what xrandr shows.

    Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3840 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
    eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 340mm x 190mm
    1920x1080 60.01*+
    1400x1050 59.98
    1600x900 60.00
    1280x1024 60.02
    1280x960 60.00
    1368x768 60.00
    1280x720 60.00
    1024x768 60.00
    1024x576 60.00
    960x540 60.00
    800x600 60.32 56.25
    864x486 60.00
    640x480 59.94
    720x405 60.00
    640x360 60.00
    HDMI1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 470mm x 300mm
    1920x1080i 60.00*+ 50.00 59.94
    1440x900 59.90
    1360x850 61.00
    1280x800 61.01
    1280x720 60.00 50.00 59.94
    1024x768 60.00
    800x600 60.32
    720x576 50.00
    720x480 60.00 59.94
    640x480 60.00 59.94
    720x400 70.08

  • @blox3sk What DE are you using? I’ve always just used the built-in display options thing in settings which is in KDE, Gnome, and Cinnamon that I’m aware of. I haven’t had to use Xrandr yet.

    Sys01: Antergos + Mate; GTX 1070 + nvidia package :)
    Sys02: Antergos + Mate on Surface Pro 3

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