Display Resolutions

I’m running nvidia geforce gtx 980 ti gpu and my system only shows certain resolutions. Is there a way to get more resolutions?

what DE? Budgie?

Cinnamon

okay… using Nvidia Drivers or not choosing those ones?
I do saw this issue only on wayland… but afaik cinnamon does not run on wayland?

Running X11 with the proprietary nvidia driver. I’ve tried other DE’s and all the same. Limited resolution options.

What do you mean by that? Are you looking for higher resolution, could it just be thats your screen max resolution (3840x2160)?

Check also via xrandr

Edit: you could check and/or try setting another resolution via terminal.

Another one could be cable connected to your monitor, perhaps hardware…

What I mean is, in the past I used to be able to select from a wider list of resolutions. Now I’m limited to what I’ve listed above. I’m looking for resolutions between 3840x2160 and 1920x1080.

I’m not familiar with xrandr

Ok thanks for clarifying! You probably want to do that via gui but could try via cli.

Quick check, disable/enable fractional scaling and high dpi settings in display settings if not already done so.

To get started you can type xrandr in the terminal and it will show which screens are connected and resolution options.

Why do I need to disable? I set this so I can make my screen readable, otherwise fonts are too small.

Just for testing, high dpi screens are a problem… fractional scaling works best on wayland.

Edit: there are other tricks to scale fonts etc. but no need to get into that here… I have been battling with this plus nvidia for about the past year, so…

simply open terminal and type xrandr
or give us the output via pastebin:
xrandr | eos-sendlog
will give out a short URL you can post here…
The boot log could give some hint also:
journalctl -b -0 | eos-sendlog

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[guido@endeavour Desktop]$ xrandr | eos-sendlog
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  1015    0    24  100   991     81   3377 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  3464
https://clbin.com/KMxSK
[guido@endeavour Desktop]$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 5120 x 2880, maximum 16384 x 16384
DVI-I-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-0 connected primary 5120x2880+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 600mm x 340mm
   3840x2160     60.00*+
   1920x1080     60.00    59.94  
   1280x720      59.94  
   1024x768      60.00  
   800x600       60.32  
   720x480       59.94  
   640x480       59.94    59.93  
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-4 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-5 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
[guido@endeavour Desktop]$

yea strange … is this happen after latest Nvidia version upgrade to 495?

What does this mean?

that’s the link to the pastebin the log tool provides…

[guido@endeavour Desktop]$ xrandr | eos-sendlog
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  1015    0    24  100   991     81   3377 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  3464
https://clbin.com/KMxSK