How do I use kscreen?

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Mon Nov 3 13:08:23 GMT 2014

On Monday, 2014-11-03, 15:02:43, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> I upgraded my KDE installation to 4.11.13/4.14.2. I am now no longer
> able to configure my monitor through KDE System Settings. The system
> booted into 640x480 and the "Display Configuration" section in System
> Settings is empty, apart from a "primary display" drop-down list and a
> "unify outputs" button. All the options that were previously there (like
> resolution and refresh rate) are gone.
> Fortunately, I have the NVidia drivers installed that come with the
> "NVidia X Server Configuration" tool, which allowed me to set my desktop
> back to 1920x1080 at 60Hz. It was previously set to "Auto", which one would
> guess would use my monitor's native resolution (that was the previous
> behavior, at least). But now, "auto" put my monitor into 640x480 mode.
> It seems that in this version of KDE, a new tool is used for monitor
> configuration which is called "kscreen". But it doesn't seem to be
> working for me? Can anyone shed some light as to why it doesn't do
> anything? Both kscreen as well as libkscreen are installed.

I think kscreen is just the name of the project. The configuration is still 
available through system settings.

Sounds more like something has gone wrong during your upgrade.


kcmshell4 display

work for you?

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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