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

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Bad resolution (max 1024x768)

I installed Ubuntu (Elementary OS) a week ago and the resolution was always max 1024x768, but I want 1920x1080. I have searched in the internet for solutions, but I didn't find working ones. I tried ...
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Unknown display

I recently acquired myself another display for my computer, unfortunate it had VGA access and my computer only supports DVI. So I bought a converter from VGA to DVI. My problem now is that, when I ...
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What does display UNCLAIMED mean?

Having added a second video card to my computer I am having difficulties getting it to work. I have connected a television to this second video card, but I don't get any signal on the television. ...
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Mouse cursor flickers and disappears, unknown display in display settings

I've just installed Ubuntu using the most recent ISO from online onto my desktop Computer. I have an AMD Radeon 6770 Graphics Card. The cursor keeps flickering and disappearing on the screen. I also ...
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Screen is too small, doesn't fit into screen?

My screen model is an ASUS VG248QE and it's 1080P, 24" Monitor. The scale of the screen was perfect until I've installed the fglrx (AMD Drivers because not sure if it's the correct spelling) the ...
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Ubuntu can't detect my second monitor

I know that there were already several people with the same problem, but I couldn't figure out how to solve this problem myself. I am a complete beginner with Linux and Ubuntu (I am using 12.04) and ...
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Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2

Please Help. When I boot up I just get a black screen that never goes away. I tried booting ubuntu in recovery mode and it said: display adapter :[FAIL] ( something like that show up). It could be ...
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Consistent graphical issues damaging my Ubuntu experience

I recently switched from Windows to 100% Ubuntu. So far everything has been an improvement except consistent graphical issues which just happens to be the single most important factor (can't see ...
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2560x1440 HDMI monitor stuck at 1920x1200 resolution

SONY laptop SVS151190X with Intel IGP: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) Linux 3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Ubuntu VM display not loading correctly on iMac 5k

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (14.10 64bit) on my iMac 5k. After creating the VirtualBox VM [10GB, 2Gb mem], I load the Ubuntu ISO, and then the VM display is all over the place (see below). It seems ...
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How can I adjust the LCD display color temperature? [duplicate]

I'm installing (X)Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. Because the display on this laptop is super blue instead of white I need to tweak the color of the display. The Windoze driver has an easy RGB ...
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use laptop monitor connecting to my old desktop(which is without monitor)

I want to use my laptop monitor to work on my old pc, which has no monitor. I have all devices keyboard, mouse, connected to my old computer cabinate, running ubuntu. I have only VGA & USB support ...
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Changing VGA cable reduces resolution

Already posted on superuser.com here but thought of increasing visibility, hence reposting. I just changed my VGA cable and Debian says my maximum resolution (in display) can only go upto 1024x768. ...
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The same monitor shows up as two displays

I have a monitor plugged into my Dell Latitude running Ubuntu 14.04. I have the problem that my monitor shows up as two separate displays. But it is actually showing only one of the displays. And ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Cannot change screen resolution

I know there are many questions with the same topic, but no solution seem to apply to my case... I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop. My xrandr output is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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Turning the brightness down makes screen brighter

My brightness slider is the wrong way around! For example when I drag the brightness slider to its lowest my display is at full brightness and when I drag it further it goes dimmer. I am running ...
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Fonts / Resolution are coming as stretched

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 from the past one year and i like the system. Suddenly now the system settings somehow changed and all the fonts in all places of system [in desktop, in browser, in text ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS error “could not apply the stored configuration for monitors”

I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on vmware 10. In Ubuntu display settings the OS was not detecting my monitor and was showing unknown display. By using few commands online I added a new ...
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Nomachine headless connection and dummy display

Sorry for the in-code-tags links, but this is my first post here. I am trying to use windows 7 to connect to a machine running ubuntu 14.04. I installed NoMachine according to: ...
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External monitor works fine, but laptop shows black screen (even though it is detected)

I have quite a weird problem: a few months after successfully using Ubuntu, the laptop screen went black. After some attempts to fix it, I have discovered that when I plug in an external monitor, I ...
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Split large resolution into 2 desktops

I am trying to find a solution to a limitation we have with a split DisplayPort to 2 monitors. It creates a single display across each monitor. As far as hardware goes our hands are tied since we ...
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2 pc, 2 monitor: Switching between extended screen and two separate screens

I have two computers and two monitors: My primary computer: computer1, is hooked into two monitors: monitor1: primary monitor and monitor2: secondary monitor. The second monitor, computer2 is only ...
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How can I get rid of unknown display?

I was messing with the display options, and seriously messed something up. Now my display looks like this: I don't see any obvious solution in the display settings. How can I fix this? What ...
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Monitor Samsung with bad resolution in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Dell laptop connected with the second monitor. I have the following specifications of my NVidia card: sudo lshw -C video PCI (sysfs) *-display descrição: VGA ...
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Disconnected external monitor stays the primary monitor after disconnecting

If I disconnect my external monitor, simply by unplugging the HDMI connector, Ubuntu seems to think it is still there. Windows stay there, and and if I open new windows they are shown there, ie I cant ...
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Missing letters in menus and folder names

The names of my folders and the menus are not displayed correctly (even the tabs names in firefox). A lot of letters are missing. When cross over with the mouse pointer, part of them are correctly ...
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14.04 blackscreen after login occasionally

about 3 months ago i installed 14.04 cleanly from a live usb, duel booted on a week old dell windows 7 laptop with intel graphics. more recently, immidietly after first pressing the change display/f1 ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings only show one huge screen

My current laptop features dual graphics. I am trying to set screen resolution using the NVIDIA X Server Settings application, but it only show one huge screen, which is composed of my external ...
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Display error on 14.10

After a break I want to use Ubuntu on my primary PC again, but after the installation of the 14.10 version, something interesting (and annoying) happened. When I move the cursor, this happens. When ...
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How to reduce screen resolution when X does not report any?

I have a Acer XB280HK display and NVIDIA card. Since Linux is not ready for 4k resolution yet, I don't want to be using it on my desktop. I want to set 1920x1080. This works in Windows with 120Hz ...
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My Macbook has two “Built-In Displays”

I just installed 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 8,2 and I noticed that I have two "Built-In displays". Some applications open on the second display with no way to get to them. If I disable either display, I ...
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Where are the display configuration files in 14.04 LTS?

My display configuration has become corrupted. It takes longer to start Ubuntu than usual, and I notice the monitor is flickering multiple times, like when it is changing video modes. Since I first ...
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Export $DISPLAY value in Shell script

I am trying to Print the value of $DISPLAY under my Shell script. I have Following shell script which Exports the DISPLAY: #!/bin/sh export DIPLAY=:10.0 Here, each time I need to change the Value ...
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Screen shifted right after upgrade to 14.10 acer v5 561g

I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 yesterday and the screen is shifted about 5px to right and everything seems slow. Here is the commands I checked: fglrxinfo display: :0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor ...
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Console Appears where Desktop Should

I've recently installed the Crouton package for my chromebook and have installed kde. When I try to start it up I can get to the desktop just fine but if I switch back to my Chrome OS desktop and ...
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How to change active monitor with keybinding ubuntu 14?

I'm struggling with it for some time and still have no solution. I've got default monitor under HDMI1 (1680x1050) and projector for watching movies on HDMI2 (1280x720). I tried to use xrandr and made ...
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Monitor shown as 16:10 instead of 16:9 [migrated]

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on a Dell Latitude E6540 with a Dell U2713hm monitor, the displays are not mirrored, and arranged next to each other. The monitor has an aspect ratio of 16:9, ...
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Why is my external monitor not detected and how can I troubleshoot? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu Unity 14.10 on an ASUS Zenbook UX303LA. This laptop has an Intel HD 4400 graphics chip (no discrete nVIDIA card like some models have). I have an external monitor (Sceptre X24WG) ...
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14.04 windows go off screen on awake

I currently have a dual monitor setup running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My display settings are currently set to have my laptop screen on the right and my monitor on the left. Whenever I open the lid of the ...
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Setting display on iMac 5K Retina

I'm currently running ubuntu within Parallels Desktop on my 27" iMac 5k Retina Display. Within the Display preferences in ubuntu, the resolution is "locked" as "Built-in Display" and the resolution is ...
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I have no idea what's going on with the screen

Hi I just switched from windows to Ubuntu 14.10 and I have no idea what's going on with the screen. When I log in I see red lines everywhere and it makes it almost impossible to read anything. At ...
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Ubuntu LTS buggy display

I had searched around but find nothing useful. My (don't know to say right) "display" act weirdly. Please see image below. This happens randomly, approximate on an hour interval. I don't know why ...
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Font size adjustment

When I booted my laptop today, something strange happened. It seams as if the font size of the System is changed to a extremely small one. Titles of windows, the browser bar in Firefox, Terminal, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtual Machine (Scale for highdpi)

I have a macbook pro with retina display and I wanted to install ubuntu in a virtual machine since I need it for work. In my case I installed using parallels and setup a vm with Ubuntu 14.04. All ...
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Command to cycle displays in Xfce

One can change displays in Xfce (in 14.04) from GUI by choosing between: Laptop Mirror Displays Extend to the Right Monitor Is there a command to cycle between these options? (So that I ...
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System font is too small

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS with Unity, here's the uname output: Linux e530 3.13.0-44-generic #73-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 16 00:22:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My difficulty is that ...
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Problem with Resolution in my Notebook

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Notebook Philco PHN14005, but the screen is not good and it looks so big. Here is a screenshot of it: How can I fix this problem with resolution display?
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How can I mirror one of the screens in a 3-monitor setup?

Is it possible to have 2 extended monitors and get the third being a mirror of one of the two extended? I'm pretty sure it's not possible through the interface but it may be possible through ...
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display settings zoom

I'm using Ubuntu (don't know what version, from the past month), and accidentally changed under settings -> display the bar at the bottom that doing zoom to the environment. Now it exceeds my ...
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Display shutsdown suddenly, but PC is working

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit two days ago on an HP Compaq 6510 b laptop (4GB RAM, Intel Core2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz × 2), and I have a problem. Suddenly everything stops moving (example: mouse ...