[SOLVED] Any way to increase resolution beyond 1920x1080?

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[SOLVED] Any way to increase resolution beyond 1920x1080?

Post by FuLl » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:34 am

I have Mint 18.3 installed to a Dell Inspiron laptop with a 33" flatscreen via HDMI. The highest it'll let me set resolution is 1920x1080, but I'd like it to be higher if at all possible.

When I run xrandr it only confirms this being the highest possibility.

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$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
eDP1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  59.93    48.00  
   1680x1050     59.95    59.88  
   1600x1024     60.17  
   1400x1050     59.98  
   1600x900      60.00  
   1280x1024     60.02  
   1440x900      59.89  
   1280x960      60.00  
   1368x768      60.00  
   1360x768      59.80    59.96  
   1152x864      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) 880mm x 490mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  50.00    59.94    24.00    23.98  
   1920x1080i    60.00    50.00    59.94  
   1680x1050     59.88  
   1600x900      60.00  
   1280x1024     75.02  
   1440x900      59.90  
   1360x768      60.02  
   1152x864      75.00  
   1280x720      60.00    50.00    59.94  
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00  
   800x600       72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25  
   720x576       50.00  
   720x576i      50.00  
   720x480       60.00    59.94    59.94  
   720x480i      60.00    59.94  
   640x480       75.00    72.81    60.00    59.94  
   720x400       70.08  
VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Hardware as follows:

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    description: Notebook
    product: Inspiron 5559 (06B2)
    vendor: Dell Inc.
    serial: H3TRN72
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.8 dmi-2.8 vsyscall32
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=docking family=Inspiron sku=06B2 uuid=44454C4C-3300-1054-8052-C8C04F4E3732
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: 052K07
       vendor: Dell Inc.
       physical id: 0
       version: A00
       serial: /H3TRN72/CN1296363N0479/
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          description: BIOS
          vendor: Dell Inc.
          physical id: 0
          version: 1.2.9
          date: 06/21/2017
          size: 64KiB
          capacity: 15MiB
          capabilities: pci pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot uefi
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          physical id: 41
          slot: L1 Cache
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          capacity: 64KiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back data
          configuration: level=1
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          physical id: 42
          slot: L1 Cache
          size: 64KiB
          capacity: 64KiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back instruction
          configuration: level=1
     *-cache:2
          description: L2 cache
          physical id: 43
          slot: L2 Cache
          size: 512KiB
          capacity: 512KiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=2
     *-cache:3
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          capacity: 4MiB
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     *-cpu
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          vendor: Intel Corp.
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          bus info: cpu@0
          version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
          serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
          slot: U3E1
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          capacity: 3100MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 100MHz
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          configuration: cores=2 threads=4
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 46
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 16GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
             product: HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB
             vendor: SK Hynix
             physical id: 0
             serial: 12151215
             slot: DIMM A
             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
             product: HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB
             vendor: SK Hynix
             physical id: 1
             serial: 12121212
             slot: DIMM B
             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
     *-pci
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          product: Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 08
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=skl_uncore
          resources: irq:0
        *-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 07
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:125 memory:d1000000-d1ffffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff ioport:f000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff
        *-usb
             description: USB controller
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 14
             bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
             version: 21
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi xhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:122 memory:d2210000-d221ffff
        *-generic:0
             description: Signal processing controller
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 14.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
             version: 21
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi cap_list
             configuration: driver=intel_pch_thermal latency=0
             resources: irq:18 memory:d2230000-d2230fff
        *-generic:1
             description: Signal processing controller
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 15
             bus info: pci@0000:00:15.0
             version: 21
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=intel-lpss latency=0
             resources: irq:16 memory:d222f000-d222ffff
        *-generic:2
             description: Signal processing controller
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 15.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:15.1
             version: 21
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=intel-lpss latency=0
             resources: irq:17 memory:d222e000-d222efff
        *-communication
             description: Communication controller
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 16
             bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
             version: 21
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=mei_me latency=0
             resources: irq:128 memory:d222d000-d222dfff
        *-storage
             description: SATA controller
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 17
             bus info: pci@0000:00:17.0
             version: 21
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
             resources: irq:123 memory:d2228000-d2229fff memory:d222c000-d222c0ff ioport:f090(size=8) ioport:f080(size=4) ioport:f060(size=32) memory:d222b000-d222b7ff
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
             version: f1
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:16 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:c0000000-d00fffff
           *-display
                description: Display controller
                product: Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330]
                vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: 81
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list rom
                configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
                resources: irq:126 memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d003ffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:d0040000-d005ffff
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.4
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.4
             version: f1
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:16 memory:d2100000-d21fffff
           *-network
                description: Wireless interface
                product: Wireless 3160
                vendor: Intel Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                logical name: wlp2s0
                version: 83
                serial: 2c:6e:85:1a:8a:1a
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=4.15.0-20-generic firmware=17.948900127.0 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
                resources: irq:127 memory:d2100000-d2101fff
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.5
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.5
             version: f1
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:17 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:d2000000-d20fffff
           *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
                vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
                logical name: enp3s0
                version: 07
                serial: 84:7b:eb:19:0e:b1
                size: 100Mbit/s
                capacity: 100Mbit/s
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8106e-1_0.0.1 06/29/12 ip=192.168.1.2 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
                resources: irq:124 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:d2004000-d2004fff memory:d2000000-d2003fff
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
             version: 21
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
        *-memory UNCLAIMED
             description: Memory controller
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
             version: 21
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz (30.3ns)
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:d2224000-d2227fff
        *-multimedia
             description: Audio device
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
             version: 21
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=32
             resources: irq:129 memory:d2220000-d2223fff memory:d2200000-d220ffff
        *-serial UNCLAIMED
             description: SMBus
             product: Intel Corporation
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.4
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.4
             version: 21
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:d222a000-d222a0ff ioport:f040(size=32)
     *-scsi:0
          physical id: 1
          logical name: scsi0
          capabilities: emulated
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             bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sda
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             serial: 14340D00CB8D
             size: 238GiB (256GB)
             capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt
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                capacity: 511MiB
                capabilities: boot fat initialized
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     *-scsi:1
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  *-battery
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       vendor: Panasonic
       physical id: 1
       version: 02/24/2016
       serial: 0892
       slot: Sys. Battery Bay
       capacity: 37290mWh
       configuration: voltage=14.8V
Kernel:

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Linux rc 4.15.0-20-generic #21~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 02:42:04 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Thanks.
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Re: Any way to increase resolution beyond 1920x1080?

Post by gm10 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:52 am

You can add additional resolutions with xrandr --addmode but that only makes sense if your screen actually supports those modes and is being incorrectly detected so far. An LCD panel has a fixed amount of pixels it can display.

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Re: Any way to increase resolution beyond 1920x1080?

Post by catweazel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:59 am

FuLl wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:34 am
I have Mint 18.3 installed to a Dell Inspiron laptop with a 33" flatscreen via HDMI. The highest it'll let me set resolution is 1920x1080, but I'd like it to be higher if at all possible.

Thanks.
I snipped everything that was irrelevant. The manual for your 33 inch screen should tell you what its highest resolution is. You need to look there first.
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Re: Any way to increase resolution beyond 1920x1080?

Post by FuLl » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:00 am

gm10 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:52 am
You can add additional resolutions with xrandr --addmode
So I found these [1] instructions which seem easy enough. But I don't have the information to be sure that my graphics adapter & monitor can indeed do better than is detected.

It appears that something has room to improve, but I'm not sure what it is or how to interpret this information since I'm just blindly following instructions I don't understand. But there's this:

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xrandr | grep maximum
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
[1]
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Re: Any way to increase resolution beyond 1920x1080?

Post by FuLl » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:00 am

catweazel wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:59 am
FuLl wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:34 am
I have Mint 18.3 installed to a Dell Inspiron laptop with a 33" flatscreen via HDMI. The highest it'll let me set resolution is 1920x1080, but I'd like it to be higher if at all possible.

Thanks.
I snipped everything that was irrelevant. The manual for your 33 inch screen should tell you what its highest resolution is. You need to look there first.
Thanks.

Allright, so that's settled. Apparently 1920x1080 is its highest possible resolution. Marking solved.

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Re: Any way to increase resolution beyond 1920x1080?

Post by gm10 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:17 am

FuLl wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:00 am
It appears that something has room to improve, but I'm not sure what it is or how to interpret this information since I'm just blindly following instructions I don't understand. But there's this:

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xrandr | grep maximum
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
So just blindly trust me then when I tell you that this has nothing to do with this. The screen is a software render surface. The thing standing on your desk is the output in X terminology, not the screen.

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Re: Any way to increase resolution beyond 1920x1080?

Post by catweazel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:28 am

FuLl wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:00 am
Thanks.
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