Mac os x detect displays command line

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It only takes a minute to sign up. Specifically, I'm looking to find out how my external monitor is being detected by the system when connected by HDMI cable and what it's not sure of the correct term here hardware address is eg.

This lists the display names and detected available resolutions. You can also reconfigure your displays using xrandr. Note that I said "with the proprietary driver loaded".

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For instance, it does not work if the driver is unloaded or nouveau is loaded. The --nvidia-cfg-path part is not needed here as optirun sets the correct library path. For Optimus laptops, this log contains only details on the Intel screen, so replace 0 by 8 to find out the log from the X server started by Bumblebee.


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Active 1 year, 9 months ago. Viewed k times. Sadly, the MacBook only supports 30 Hz out of the box for 4K resolution.

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Watch the step-by-step process in our video tutorial for the details. Apple may have a valid reason for holding back 4K 60 Hz.

Perhaps it has to do with heat or some other vital system aspect. Maybe Apple wants to sell more MacBook Pros. Perhaps it plans to release a future OS X upgrade with 60 Hz support in tow. This will cause your Mac to boot into recovery mode. Save it to your desktop.

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Drag the patch file from your desktop into the Terminal window and press Return on your keyboard. You will be prompted to enter your administrator password. Do this and press Return on your keyboard. Be sure that you monitor supports DisplayPort 1.


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