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Fedora : 1920x1080 isn't listed in All settings/Displays

asked 2016-11-19 16:16:15 -0500

Gunjan Garg gravatar image


I'm a newbie. A complete noob as far as linux is concerned. I'm trying to start using Fedora Linux along with Windows. Surprisingly, I have been able to do everything here. Latex, Programming, Watching movies, Playing songs, ... everything other than playing high end games. In the past five days I have come to believe that the idea of open source software and the idea of free software has a great potential and is a real threat to other famous alternatives that are in actual fact completely superfluous.

So, here is one thing that I have not been able to do. Just because I am new...

In windows I would install windows and then use my system drivers disk to install all drivers. The native resolution would start appearing in the list of alternatives (if it was not already present in that list) right after installing drivers.

In fedora 24, I went to All settings/Displays. There are only two alternatives there. Both are 4:3. The native resolution of my monitor is the 16:9 resolution 1920x1080. How can I make it appear in that list of options?

I typed the command xrandr and didn't understand the computers stuff written as output in the terminal.

Should I ask the monitor manufacturer for Fedora driver?

Thanks in advance for any help that your generosity may tempt you to extend.

Gunjan Garg, Noida, India.

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answered 2017-01-12 16:16:49 -0500

Gunjan Garg gravatar image


I need somebody.


Not just anybody.


You know I'm new to linux.


When I'd never heard of linux in win98 days,

Used to see beautiful screens and such screensavers as 'MAZE' :)

But now good books have told me "use linux, don't follow the hoard";

And I'm learning Linux despite that it's making me feel so bored!!!

Help me if you can, my screen is stretched!

And I do appreciate if you make it look correct.

Help me as I can't do anything as the screen is stretched;

Won't you please, please help me??

Help me!

Help me!

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answered 2016-12-09 16:08:12 -0500

Gunjan Garg gravatar image

Hello! Is there anybody in there? Just help me if you can see this and find some time ... :-)

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Welcome to ask.fedora. I'd like to help, but you haven't given us enough to go on. Please run this command in a terminal and post the results into a comment: lspci | grep VGA as that will tell us what graphics card you're using, and that's more likely to be an issue than the monitor.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-12-09 18:43:29 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your comment 'sideburns'

I ran the command in the terminal. And as an output came the name Intel. Here is the complete output:


lspci | grep VGA

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)


What else should I do?

Thanks again.

Gunjan Garg gravatar imageGunjan Garg ( 2016-12-12 18:39:03 -0500 )edit

OK, that means that you're using Intel graphics, and don't need any special drivers for them. You didn't say, but I'm guessing that you're using Gnome. Alas, I use Xfce and some of the configuration methods are different. If you'll let us know what monitor you're using (brand and model) somebody who uses Gnome should be able to help you.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-12-12 19:07:40 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your help Sideburns. I'm glad that I don't need any special drivers. You guessed right: I AM USING GNOME. I read about Desktop Environments. THUS THIS DELAY. I have no personal prejudice in favour of or familiarity with Gnome or KDE, I can install Xfce. It is difficult for me to do things the way one should. All web pages in the browser are stretched and all images in web pages and VLC videos are stretched. Nothing apart from text appears pleasant. All this is due to an incorrect resolution.

My monitor is LG E2260VT & its native resolution is 1920x1080.


Gunjan Garg gravatar imageGunjan Garg ( 2016-12-26 13:36:33 -0500 )edit

Any Fedora Linux expert, who has dealt with this issue? Kindly help me if you can see this and find some time ...

Thanks, Gunjan.

Gunjan Garg gravatar imageGunjan Garg ( 2017-01-02 16:59:34 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-01-12 21:18:39 -0500

Ava1oN gravatar image

You need to install closed source driver from Nvidia/AMD.

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