Lars Engels lars.engels at
Sun Nov 11 10:27:29 UTC 2012

On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 06:10:04PM -0800, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> In message <20121110122600.GA3426 at tinyCurrent>, 
> Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:
> >I have installed xrandr 1.3.x but do not see how to use this with the
> >external VGA TV; my laptop uses 1024x600 and the TV has 1920x1080
> >resolution; when I connect the TV before starting X11/KDE both screens
> >show the same picture with 800x600 resolution; can you please give an
> >example how to use 1920x1080 on the TV? Thanks
> Did you try this?
>   xrandr --size 1920x1080
> If so, what happened when you did?
> Also, if you just run xrandr with no options, then what prints out?
> (Hint:  The output should show you all available resolutions for each
> screen you have attached.)

Try x11/lxrandr, that's a simple GTK GUI for xrandr
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