Secondary/External Monitor resolution maxes at 1024x768

Hi all, I’m quite new with Manjaro and I’m still learning the platform. I’ve recently installed the system on a new drive and so far everything seems to work properly.

The only issue I have so far is that when I connect my monitor via VGA, it is only capable of reaching resolution from 800x600 to 1024x768. Unfortunately my device doesn’t have HDMI so I’m limited for VGA at the moment. Other platforms seems to be capable of allowing the monitor up to 1080p.

Do I need to configure some settings in the system? Any advice is appreciated.

Please post the output of inxi -Fazy.

Hi and welcome to the forum :+1:

Please see:

Thanks, here’s the details.

Kernel: 5.9.11-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.9-x86_64
root=UUID=3f08b67c-591e-401d-810f-612a135a525c rw quiet apparmor=1
security=apparmor resume=UUID=ab12a64a-a0e9-4c4b-a1c4-db7688fbabf4
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM
Distro: Manjaro Linux

Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20AQ006HUS v: ThinkPad T440s
serial: Chassis: type: 10 serial:
Mobo: LENOVO model: 20AQ006HUS v: 0B98401 WIN serial: UEFI: LENOVO
v: GJETA2WW (2.52 ) date: 05/23/2019

ID-1: BAT0 charge: 15.8 Wh condition: 16.3/23.2 Wh (70%) volts: 12.1/11.1
model: SONY 45N1111 type: Li-poly serial: status: Unknown
ID-2: BAT1 charge: 40.7 Wh condition: 44.4/47.5 Wh (94%) volts: 12.0/10.8
model: SMP 45N1736 type: Li-ion serial: status: Discharging

Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-4600U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Haswell family: 6 model-id: 45 (69) stepping: 1 microcode: 26
L2 cache: 4096 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
bogomips: 21559
Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 835 2: 803 3: 896
4: 868
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected

Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915
v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0a16
Device-2: Lite-On Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-8:5
chip ID: 04ca:7035
Display: x11 server: X,Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2")
s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 157 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7")
diag: 354mm (13.9")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2)
v: 4.5 Mesa 20.2.3 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes

Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:0a0c
Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:9c20
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.11-3-MANJARO

Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad X240 driver: e1000e
v: kernel port: 3080 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:155a
IF: enp0s25 state: down mac:
Device-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: efa0
bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:08b2
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac:

Local Storage: total: 678.01 GiB used: 20.90 GiB (3.1%)
ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: SB128 size: 119.08 GiB block size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B serial: scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown smartctl error. Unable to get data.
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: PNY model: CS900 480GB SSD size: 447.13 GiB
block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial:
rev: 06B3 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdb model: SSD 120GB size: 111.79 GiB block size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: rev: 9A0 scheme: GPT

ID-1: / raw size: 98.75 GiB size: 96.70 GiB (97.92%) used: 20.88 GiB (21.6%)
fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2

Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 12.74 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/sdb3

System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: 0.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0

Processes: 199 Uptime: 1m Memory: 11.58 GiB used: 1018.2 MiB (8.6%)
Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1293 lib: 390
flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: yakuake inxi: 3.1.08

Thanks for the guide :raised_hands:

I unchecked the solution that was selected, because the issue is not solved yet…