Detect Monitors connected to IGEL OS

Sometimes you want to know which monitors are connected to the IGEL OS and what resolution/refresh rates they are using and what they support.

To get this information you need to be able to connect to the IGEL OS through a Local Terminal session.

Once you have connected to Local Terminal as ‘root’, run the following command:

xrandr -q

-q = query

This will inform you:

  • how many monitors connected (virtual inputs)
  • * is the current mode
  • + is the preferred mode
  • the current resolution and refresh rate for each monitor
  • maximum resolution supported for each monitor


For further information on xrandr, refer to: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xrandr

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