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Can’t get 2560×1440 to display correctly in Linux Mint:

Just got a new display which is plugged into my graphics card using HDMI. However, it only lets me do 1080p max in my display settings. Cable and monitor were verified to work at 1440p with my MacBook Pro.

Display: Samsung LC27JG50QQU (1440p, 144hz)

Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 (DVI-D, DVI-I, HDMI 1.4, 2x Mini DisplayPort)

Operating system: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa

Tried these things

$ xrandr --newmode "2560x1440_60.00" 312.25 2560 2752 3024 3488 1440 1443 1448 1493 -hsync +vsync $ xrandr --addmode HDMI-3 2560x1440_60.00 $ xrandr --output HDMI-3 --mode 2560x1440_60.00 

This does change the OS to 1440p but my monitor displays it as 1281×1431 which isn’t what I was going for.

I have ordered a mDP->DP cable to see if it’s the HDMI on my card that just doesn’t support 1440p (can’t imaging this being the problem)

I might try a fresh install of Linux Mint to see if that does it.

Extra info/logs

/var/log/Xorg.0.log

$ cvt 2560 1440 # 2560x1440 59.96 Hz (CVT 3.69M9) hsync: 89.52 kHz; pclk: 312.25 MHz Modeline "2560x1440_60.00" 312.25 2560 2752 3024 3488 1440 1443 1448 1493 -hsync +vsync 

$ xrand Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384 DisplayPort-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DisplayPort-4 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI-3 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 597mm x 336mm 1920x1080 60.00* 50.00 59.94 1680x1050 59.88 1600x900 60.00 1280x1024 75.02 60.02 1440x900 59.90 1280x800 59.91 1152x864 75.00 1280x720 60.00 50.00 59.94 1024x768 75.03 70.07 60.00 832x624 74.55 800x600 72.19 75.00 60.32 56.25 720x576 50.00 720x480 60.00 59.94 640x480 75.00 72.81 66.67 60.00 59.94 720x400 70.08 DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DVI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) VGA-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DP-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI-1-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI-1-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DP-1-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DP-1-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 

$ lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' 00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller Kernel driver in use: i915 Kernel modules: i915 -- 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] Kernel driver in use: radeon Kernel modules: radeon 

$ glxinfo | grep -i vendor server glx vendor string: SGI client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI Vendor: X.Org (0x1002) OpenGL vendor string: X.Org 

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New HP scanner/printer.:

I recently bought a new HP printer/scanner. I specifically bought an HP because I had read they were more Linux friendly than other brands. I plugged it in and immediately it gave me a “connecting new hardware” type of message. Not very Linux-like, but the new printer/scanner works perfectly in Mint.

If anyone is looking for a new printer or scanner for a Linux Mint computer, you might want to give HP an extra look.

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Just donated to Mint. If you’ve been using this for 6+ months, you should too:

This is a lovely distro, even my dad is using it and he knows nothing about Linux

Wanted to support the project and so i did 🙂

If you love this distro and have been using it as a daily driver, please consider donating too, no project can survive without funding

Have a nice day and Linux FTW!

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I’m having an issue with playing a dvd:

So I recently installed Linux mint on an old MacBook and so far I’m loving it. I’m currently using hand break to rip DVDs.

I have a box set and I had no issues creating the video files with the first 2 discs but when I try the 3rd disc it try’s to load then ejects the disc. The disc looks flawless. I have installed the meta-mint-codecs and Ubuntu-restricted-extras but I’m not sure what the issue is. Unfortunately I do not have another DVD player I can test the disc in to see if it’s the disc it’s self. Any help would be great.

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Today I turned an old laptop with Pentium-2127u duel core with 4gb ram into a home server with teamspeak server, pi-hole dns ad blocker, and a samba share. Couldn’t be happier with the results. Linux Mint made it easy:

Today I turned an old laptop with Pentium-2127u duel core with 4gb ram into a home server with teamspeak server, pi-hole dns ad blocker, and a samba share. Couldn't be happier with the results. Linux Mint made it easy submitted by /u/LordCommanderMay
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Why are the Programming folder and the folders inside them highlighted with green? Is it some sort of a keyword thing?:

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One of the best youtube channels (that covers GNU/Linux topics) called “FREE Your Mind” is back with new videos, after one year of pause!:

One of the best youtube channels (that covers GNU/Linux topics) called "FREE Your Mind" is back with new videos, after one year of pause! submitted by /u/CDr0m
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Is Firefox scrolling buggy for you too?:

I’m running a system with an AMD gpu, Firefox scrolling is really buggy, feels like there’s tearing

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Can’t install Firefox Beta on Mint 19.2:

When I try to do “sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next”, this happens:

`$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next You are about to add the following PPA: This PPA contains releases of Firefox from the beta channel All users of this PPA are encouraged to report any bugs they find. Instructions for reporting bugs can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/Bugs. Please have a read of this before reporting a bug, as it may help save time. Please don't email the package uploader to report bugs. Not only is email not a good tool for tracking bugs, it also excludes anybody else from tracking or working on the issue. If publishing is disabled for this PPA, there is no need to email the team or any of its members to tell them this. Publishing will be reneabled by a team member when it is appropriate to do so. For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please *don't* contact mozillateam. More info: https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/ubuntu/firefox-next Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.iRvMqJfVwj/gpg.1.sh --keyserver hkps://keyserver.ubuntu.com:443 --recv-keys 0AB215679C571D1C8325275B9BDB3D89CE49EC21 gpg: key 9BDB3D89CE49EC21: 16 signatures not checked due to missing keys gpg: key 9BDB3D89CE49EC21: "Launchpad PPA for Mozilla Team" not changed gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: unchanged: 1` 

What can I do to fix this? It worked on Kubuntu, so I don’t know why it wouldn’t work here, unless Mint is blocking Ubuntu PPAs and favoring Mint PPAs. Please help!

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Can’t install Firefox Beta on Linux Mint 19.2:

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