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theking2
15th October 2017, 08:18 AM
Scaling set to 2 is too large on my Samsung TV. How do I set the scaling to 1.75 or 1.5?

HaydnH
16th October 2017, 12:18 PM
Have you tried xrandr with the --scale option? Something like:

xrandr --output <deviceName> --scale 1.5x1.5

theking2
16th October 2017, 10:39 PM
Have you tried xrandr with the --scale option? Something like:

xrandr --output <deviceName> --scale 1.5x1.5

I thought I'm supposed to scale with gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor.

I hate obscure command line functions that probably will be obsolete in the next iteration. Is xrandr wayland compatible? What is my deviceName? Why so complicated? Where is the userinterface?

HaydnH
17th October 2017, 01:25 PM
I hate obscure command line functions that probably will be obsolete in the next iteration. Is xrandr wayland compatible? What is my deviceName? Why so complicated? Where is the userinterface?

xrandr has been around for the last 20 odd years, it's hardly obscure. To get your device name run xrandr without any arguments.

You're right, xrandr won't work under Wayland because the Wayland developers don't believe applications should have permission to change the resolution of the screen. At least that's my interpretation of it. What the Wayland way of changing display settings is I have no idea, I'm hoping I don't get forced to switch to it any time soon.

With regards to a GUI (under xorg) and whether it supports what you want to do, that will depend on which desktop environment you're using.

Complicated depends on your point of view, for me having to find my way around a different set of GUI applications each time Gnome/KDE/Wayland or whoever decide to mix things up is a lot more complicated than sticking a 20 year old xrandr line in my ~/,xsession file.

theking2
18th October 2017, 07:54 AM
My remark on obscurity was rather opinionated, I'm sorry about that.

Is there a GUI for xrandr?