Questions related to hardware displays, either internal (as in a laptop) or external (as in most desktop monitors, or projectors)

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Unable to make double screen configuration work

I am having problems with my video setup. I have a laptop (ubuntu 14.4) with a Nvidia Geforce GT-420M and a screen with 1366x768 resolution and I often connect to it a 22'' full hd monitor. As long as ...
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Display randomly goes into wrong position

Running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Mac Mini, using open source ATI driver (more info below). After some time running in Xorg, the display 'rearranges' itself so the beginning and the end of the screen (at ...
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What's the difference between putting display to sleep and switching off the display?

When I mess with my power options, I have the options: Put display to sleep when computer is inactive for: Switch off display when computer is inactive for: What is the difference between ...
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My Halo Custom Edition screen is clear when I run it

When I run Halo Custom Edition, with Wine, the screen is transparent and all I hear is the audio playing, I have already went past the PigGen.dll issue, so that's not the case.
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Trusty Tahr upgrade and NO MENUS showing

I don't know much about Ubuntu having only installed it on my HP Mini laptop to replace a rubbish starter version of Windows (I wasn't prepared to pay to upgrade). I have just installed Trusty Tahr ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DIsplay Problem

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Thinkpad T530 machine with nvidia NVS 5400M graphics. When I boot to ubuntu, I always stuck at the dark purple screen with 'ubuntu' at the center and five red dots under ...
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About Brightness

I have hp probook 4540s with intel hd graphics and amd radeon hd graphics.i have installed ubuntu 14.04lts I got problem in brightness. The brightness of screen is not decreasing. Also laptop is ...
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Display troubles

Currently I installed the latest version of Xubuntu and like what I see so far, until... I get a few screen tears here and there, so I changed my additional driver settings, but... I need the Nvidia ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 340 Prime only detect one monitor?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and Mini Display Port Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-340 and ...
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Screen flickers and flashes red

We recently installed 14.04 on our school computers, which are these new Lenovo all-in-ones. The computer is a Lenovo ThinkCentre M73z with an i3-4130 processor, Haswell graphics. The problem is, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 x64 display issue

I am having Acer Aspire 5742Z Model-PEW71 laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M.I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 with dual boot with Windows 7. After installation it was working good. I installed Java ...
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Troubleshooting reproducible LCD blackscreen crash

I have a Latitude D630 that happily runs Ubuntu 32-bit 14.04LTS. However, if I open a specific chrome application in chromium or chrome and attempt to open a particular menu in that app, the entire ...
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Two monitor setup, icons / programs default to left screen all the time

I have dual monitor setup with my right monitor being my primary one. When I run a program or create an icon it always appears on the left monitor instead of the right one, even though the right ...
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Cannot get a 2160p (4K) display to work

I have a lenovo X1 carbon laptop, and an external display (Philips 288P6) attached to the DisplayPort of it. The monitor can do 3840x2160 resolution, as demonstrated by the Windows 8.1 that ships with ...
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How do I reset an ICC profile in Ubuntu?

I was playing with the color manager for my display and things went too far. I would like to undo applied profiles, or set it to default.
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Black Laptop monitor when booting with two monitor [on hold]

Everything is working fine if I connect my external laptop. Mint autodetects it, and set the right resolution. But if I boot the laptop with the external monitor connected, Mint will detect only the ...
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Ubuntu Display Problem

I have the same problem on Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS I have LG 22M35 screen which is big 22 inch screen When i start the pc it boots fine till login screen in ubuntu Gnome on login screen it ...
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Chinese checking-hard-disk-message incorrectly displayed

When Ubuntu is blocked by certain unknown cause, I have to press the power key to force my computer power off. In this case, when Ubuntu is rebooted, it will check hard disks. Before 11.10 those ...
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can't use 1080p. only 1024 on 768

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old htpc and for some reason i cannot output 1080p video. i already tried going to the display settings, though my highest available resolution was 1024 on 768. In ...
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ubuntu kylin 14.04 display problem

I've just installed UBUNTU kylin 14.04 and when I enter to desktop my screen is full of vertical colored lines.
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Kubuntu 14.04 Color Correction - like Intel HD and Nvidia Color Correction in Windows (more colorfull screen)

My question is in the title. How to make that work? My laptop is Lenovo B570 - it has Intel HD3000 and Nvidia 410M My primary target for color correction is the Intel Card - and to have everything ...
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How can I adjust screen brightness on Toshiba C665-X5010?

I am using Toshiba C665-X5010 laptop having NVIDIA GeForce 315M GPU. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently and I couldn't adjust my screen brightness. Please help me.
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Why is my Display Controller Intel when I have nvidia graphics card?

When I run lspci command i get this: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd ...
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3 Display configuration help with intel intergrated graphics - Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome classic or Unity)

I've been trying to set up my dock station with 3 displays with no luck. I have a i5 HP Elitebook 8440p laptop docked on a HP VB043AA Docking station that has a vga, a dvi and a display port. I have ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on DELL Vostro 3445 but display is jerky

I have installed ubutu 14.04.1 on dell vostro 3445, but screen transitions, movements are jerky (not smooth). What ca be the remedy?
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Gnome 14.04 64-bit: HDMI Resolution 1920x1080 but displayed as 640x480

I just did a fresh install of ubuntu gnome 14.04 64 bit. During the installation I had my 22" screen attached to it and the image looked good and no problems at all. Problem I connected my tv with ...
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display issue when opening Firefox - 32-bit vs 64 bit

I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5300 that I originally installed the 64-bit version of 13.10 on. Ocasionally, when I opened Firefox the screen would get blurry with colored lines quickly moving ...
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Wrong Resolutions after NVidia Driver

I have some issues with the NVidia Driver. When I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 the screen resolution could not detect the mode 1280x1024. I have created the mode 1280 x 1024 using xrandr. After ...
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CUDA installation concern

I have installed CUDA on Ubuntu 14.04, and midway through, it had suggested in one or more of the console messages, that I can expect some surprise concerning my GPU / monitor / display driver ...
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possible bug for display resolution in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Virtual Box hypervisor, and when trying to change the default display resolution (namely 800x600) I realised there are no other values for that. Therefore it is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not give resolution option that Vista gives

I have a dual boot machine with Windows Vista Home and Ubuntu 14.04 just recently installed. It has a GeForce 6100 nForce 405 internal graphics processor. In Vista I can set my monitor to 1280x720 ...
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Brightness change freezes Ubuntu with Noveau and Nvidia drivers

Both Nvidia and Noveau were working fine before my bios update and now they both crash when I change the brightness. Integrated still works fine with brightness and I've tried several Nvidia drivers ...
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Xubuntu dual monitor broke display

After I used Settings > Display to enable my second monitor, my first display is not working anymore either. So I enabled both, then clicked save configuration since it was working and boom it ...
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Nvidia Driver versions?

I've looked all over and can't find any reason as to why or how Nvidia names their drivers. for example they have a 330.xxx/340.xxx series that are current but also a 300.xxx and i've found that they ...
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Display not using xorg.conf?

How can I force my PC to use the xorg.conf file ? I have it set up correctly and it is located at etc/x11/xorg.conf but it is ignored by at start up, I know the file is valid as I created it using ...
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Dual-Monitor layout and primary display with Nvidia in Gnome-Shell

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 with gnome-shell version 3.10.4. I can attach a second monitor to my laptop and it is recognized. If I configure it with the nvidia-settings at the right of my laptop ...
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Duplicated desktop, ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare

I am operating Ubuntu 14.04 through VMWare Player version 6.0.3 on a Windows 7 OS. Yesterday, I installed GIMP through the Ubuntu software center. After opening a couple of jpegs to do some simple ...
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Unable to force resolution

I've got a system with a GTX 750. I've also got a 2560x1440 monitor. I'm having trouble getting it to work at all. Initially, I had an older graphics card installed and got the system up with 14.04 ...
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Change standard display order

I'm using an additional display that stands to the left of my laptop. Ubuntu recognizes the display, putting the display screen to the right. In the display settings I've changed the display order so ...
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how to set default screen resolution in Kubuntu 14.04

OK, so I found the new screen resolution setting button, thank you, but now I need to know how do you make it stay. Every single time I reboot it resets the resolution back to some strange default ...
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Multiple Monitors Detect Add Remove Laptop Auto Change Nvidia X Server Settings

Physical Setup; 4 monitors, 1 laptop, 1 hdmi switch box, 1 graphics card used for all 4 displays. Monitors listed in nvidia x server settings as; CRT-0, DFP-1, DFP-3, DFP-4. Short description of ...
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Only one display works on GeForce 770 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have three monitors in my system - all three are Dell E2014H 19" displays. One monitor is connected to a GeForce 550Ti, and the other two are connected to a GeForce 770, all via DVI. After ...
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White pixels at left border in gnome flashback

I run the Gnome Flashback with Metacity session. I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04.1. After the upgrade, when I have an application maximized, there sometimes appears a little 1-pixel-wide white ...
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display problam

After installing desktop 14.04.1 on an old emachines EL1300G-02W with a geoforce 6150ose video. the desktop boots up and immediately afterwards the screen becomes distorted like a horizontal hold ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 display issue from VMWare console

I wonder if some can help with my problem. I am moving over my business infrastructure from Microsoft products to Ubuntu 14.04, although I am also trialling CentOS and straight Debian too. I currently ...
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No desktop display

I upgraded 12.04 lubuntu to 14:04. There was no desktop so I downloaded nautilus. The display now shows gtk-warning cannot open display What do I need to do to get my desktop working?
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Uknonw display in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Dell E1914H monitor & this is a fresh pc. My cpu has DVI port & monitor has VGA port, I'm using connector to connect both of them. Firstly I tried to install Windows on this machine, ...
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Display Problem

Having just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Novatech laptop, I find that all display content is larger than it should be. When displaying a single page, I cannot view the extremes as they are outside ...
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Display challenges after Ubuntu 12.04 updates

first posting to this board and a newish Linux user. I am running Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS via Virtual Box version 4.3.12 r93733. It just went through a series of updates and after restarting my Dash ...
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12.04 displaying video via with vga with optimus disabled but external display not detected

I have a Dell vostro 3446 notebook with nvidia optimus. Since I do not need the capabilities of the dedicated gpu, I have blacklisted the nouveau driver and switched off the nvidia gpu with ...