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

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Hybrid Graphics Issues (HD7870 and Intergrated Intel)

New to Linux/Ubuntu and having issues with 3x 1080p displays and hybrid graphics. Current Rig:- Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo 8gb (2x 4Gb) Giel Corsa Enhance DDR3 WD 2Tb Sata HD ...
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Teamviewer on 14.04, when remote access screen resolution limited to 640x480

I am connecting to my ubuntu 14.04 box via teamviewer 10. I m using gnome-fallback. My resolution on Ubuntu when connected via Teamviewer is limited to 640x480, option of changing resolution in ...
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Put external monitor on the left

On my laptop with 14.04, I want to use an external monitor. I want to put my external monitor on the left side but ubuntu seems to logically put it on the right side. I tried to organize the display ...
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display=:0 ccsm error

I tried setting the compizconfig manage and display but the display=:0 ccsm gives error message ",Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIES-1... could not open display....AttributrError: 'NoneType' object has no ...
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Pixelated display after run “sensors-detect” [on hold]

I have a Lenovo y50-17 laptop with Mint linux installed. I started by doing sensors-detect, which I've done on computers in the past. I know I should have stuck with the defaults, but I didn't. ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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3rd monitor not working anymore on Ubuntu

I have a dell optiplex 7010 with three DELL monitors attached and running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (kernel 3.16.0 ). One of the monitors is attached via VGA cable while the other two using displayport cables. ...
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Switching displays causes hangs in Ubuntu 15.04 and Lenovo Yoga 3

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 11 with Ubuntu 15.04. I connect the laptop to a monitor via its HDMI output. When I plug the HDMI cable in, it will normally switch to multimonitor mode but sometimes it will ...
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Multiple problems after connecting and disconnecting to external display via HDMI

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS A53S laptop. I connected to a tv via HDMI and everything worked fine. Then I disconnected the HDMI cable and shut off the computer. When I restarted the computer, I ...
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multi display (not monitors) window drag

Sory if this is question that can be answered by lmgtfy.com but I'm english is not my nativ language, so I don't even have ideas about asking google. To point... I've setup multidisplay(using ...
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Cannot change display settings

I go to the Settings : Then I click on the Displays tab under Hardware category and get the following: I am afraid cannot fix it up. Edit: Output of xrandr Edit 2: The gnome-shell DE was ...
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Error when connecting HDMI Monitor

Yesterday I got a new monitor which I connected with HDMI to my laptop. Everything worked just fine. When I plug in my HDMI cable today, the laptop screen shuts off and displays the attached photo ...
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Widescreen problems on 14.04 lts

I'm having trouble with setting up my widescreen monitor for Ubuntu. Mine is running normally (and when it blacks out due to different reasons it displays it as native) on the 1366x768 resolution. The ...
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window tweak slider for Thunar file system appears in display :0 when window is in display :1

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual screens under xfce. When I open the file system (thunar) window in display :1 the window sliders appear in display :0. The sliding action doesn't work because the ...
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Unfortunate resolution change. Xrandr refuses to switch

So unfortunately, just recently having installing Kubuntu 15.04, I wanted to get the resolution to fit my TV. The starting res of 1024x768 was too small for me. Having installed the NVIDIA drivers for ...
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Spyder5 Monitor Calibration Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to get the Spyder5Express running under Ubuntu 14.04. Installed is dispcalGUI and the Argyll_V1.7.0 software. Unfortunately the device is neither detected in the GUI nor in the Terminal. I ...
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Displays are mirroring instead of spanning

I have been using a dual monitor setup on my desktop for months. This morning, the monitors wouldn't display so I logged in remotely and rebooted the machine. Now the two monitors are mirroring ...
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External display mirroring builtin on Lenovo G560

On a Lenovo G560 running Ubuntu 14.10 I am trying to connect an external monitor to use as a dual-monitor setup. When connecting the display, the external monitor one mirrors what is on the builtin ...
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Three monitors on ubuntu but now windows [closed]

Ok so here is what I have: -Four monitors -on my computer i have 1x vga 1x hdmi 1x dvi -in addition i have one usb2vga In ubuntu, I can use all three of the outputs on my computer (vga, hdmi, ...
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Colors on display are washed out

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series, with an Intel HD5500 graphics card, running Ubuntu 14.04. My problem is that the colors on the screen are all washed out. They also look too blue. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Resolution Limited to 1024x768 - Something wrong with EDID - Any way to set manually?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 today for the first time. The resolution is set at 1024x768. When I go to System Settings - Hardware - Displays settings, that is the highest resolution listed in the ...
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Can not set proper resolution on this one monitor

I have a laptop with Intel HD graphics and running on Linux trusty 3.13.0-45-generic. I never had problems connecting external displays to my Display Port, but now I got a new monitor and can not get ...
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How do I make my display blurry?

This is a weird question, I know. I recently bought a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series). My old laptop was a Toshiba, and the screen was grainy, which made everything look a little blurry. At ...
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How To Increase Screen Resolution?

I have a 1600x900 monitor attached to a 1280x768 laptop, only the latter resolution is available, how do i increase it to my monitor's max resolution? the xrandr result is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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15.04 Could not set configuration for CRTC63. Booting lid closed

When I boot my Dell Latitude E7440 laptop, an error dialog is show on login screen: Could not set configuration for CRTC63. If the lid is closed during boot, the disk crypto login is shown on ...
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Dual Monitors Stayed Mirrored

I am running a T450 with Intel HD Graphics 5500 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am also using a Lenovo Ultra Dock that supports a DVI input and a VGA input. Whenever I connect two monitors to both the DVI ...
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External display adapter (SIIG) does not work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to add another monitor to my Lenovo laptop, so I bought an external video adapter (USB-2.0 to VGA). Interestingly enough, the adapter displays the Ubuntu login prompt, ...
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GTX660 ubuntu 15.05 second display correct resolution not displayed

Got a Nvidia GTX660. Tried all driver versions since 6 months without getting the solution to work in 1024x768 60. Now I choosed to use the 346.59-0ubuntu1 driver. It was working with the "nouveau ...
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How to start lxde (lxsession) as a non-root user from ubuntu chroot on android phone?

I've built ubuntu-armhf on a partition on a memory card on moto g 4g phone, i can chroot to this and start lxde on an x-server app running on localhost:0 on the phone, this works fine as root, the ...
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I have no console output on boot ASROCK IMB-150

No video on boot I have a small industrial computer with an ASROCK IMB-150 Motherboard in it, running Ubuntu 14.04 server. Ubuntu boots up fine, but if there isn’t a screen attached at boot time ...
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Color became weird after running a game in Wine?

Alright, so, I'm not entirely sure how to explain this... Screenshots don't show anything wrong, and Skype friends on screen share say it looks fine. But restarting fixes it. (For the most part (more ...
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hdmi intermittent projector problems

I am connecting an Ubuntu 14.04 machine running xfce4 to a projector via the HDMI output (using a Belkin adapter), and I find that, initially, it detects the projector output, allows me to mirror ...
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Ubuntu windows content are not refreshing

I recently upgraded the video card on my computer (from Intel HD Graphics to some ATI Radeon card) ton my Ubuntu 12.04. However, there appears that some windows that I open in GNOME Session Fallback ...
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Easy configuration of dual monitor? [duplicate]

I recently bought an external monitor which I use in Portrait mode attached to my laptop. With quite some regularity I have to connect/disconnect it monitor (I work at home and often need to move to ...
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Lenovo g570 External display

I'm attempting to make an external display my only one, it is detected in displays but when i switch to it nothing happens, and the monitor claims the computer isn't sending a signal. I think it may ...
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Xorg.conf is not changing the Display orientation

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04 with a GTX 570 on 346.46. I have a 2560x1440 display with a 1080x1920 (portrait) display to the right. I am using i3 as a window manager. The displays seem to be set ...
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Windows distorted, can't start lightdm - now can't even boot in graphics mode anymore

I have kind of an urgent problem here as my laptop turned out to be completely useless while on a trip. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo U410. When I boot, there is no problem. The login screen ...
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Display unknown after nvidia driver update, resolution stuck at 800x600

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 I just installed the proprietary nvidia driver version 346 to resolve issues with another application and restarted my desktop to find that my main monitor is ...
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Display color calibration error “unknown calibration display type selection”

Fresh installation of Ubuntu 15.04. Running Settings-Color-Calibrate Have "Eye-one display 2" sensor connected and working. Getting the message during step be step calibration configuration: ...
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eeePC correct resolution

just installed 14.04.2 on an eeepc 1015PE. I am trying to figure out how to get the native resolution (1024x600). when I go into the display properties the only viable option is 800x600 which makes ...
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Screen resolution too big (EDID is wrong)

This question might have been asked before but I have googled for days now, found nothing. So I decided to ask here. I got a TV with (what I believe) the resolution of 1366x768. On the TV it says "HD ...
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Laptop cursor flicker when docked and connected with 2nd display

new to Ubuntu here. I made my Dell Precision M4700 Dual bootable between windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Ubuntu is installed on a separate hard drive. So far everything works wonderfully, except ...
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NVIDIA Driver Problem After New Kernel Build

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in my system. Recently I did a clean build from the source code and installed the new kernel but unfortunately when I try to start the new kernel, the desktop remains blank. ...
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HDMI Monitor Detected but no output

I am unable to get dual display working with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS 8700 with Nvidia GeForce GT 635. I have two monitors (40" TVs actually) connected via DVI-HDMI and HDMI-HDMI cables. The DVI-HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 nvidia 346.59 external monitor display - windows stretched; click offset is off

I have used the same hardware setup with Ubuntu 14 and didn't have any problems with the nvidia driver (not sure which one I used back then). Seems to work fine in "only external monitor" "only ...
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14.04 Resolution changes on startup

I have a laptop running 14.04 permanently connected up through my projector. I basically use this as a desktop and never power it down or log off. The problem is whenever I change the input on my ...
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Can't keep monitor backlight off with xset

I use xset dpms force off and the backlight turns off but it turns back on in a minute on its own. The command setterm -powersave powerdown gives the message: setterm: cannot (un)set powersave ...
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Please help with kodi and disabled monitor

I check Blank other displays option on kodi. And when play movie on tv kodi dim my main monitor, but after stop movie and close kodi my main display not turn on. I try restart, uncheck Blank other ...
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No video on built-in display after installing 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N53TA notebook, but after the first reboot I got no video on the built-in display, although through the hdmi port everything works fine. If I change the ...
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Ubuntu, old monitor and ATI Radeon HD3850 - unknown display, low resolution

I have an ATI Radeon HD3850 graphics card and this monitor: http://www.engadget.com/products/philips/170s/specs/. Ubuntu will not show the correct resolution (1280 x 1024), but will show the max is ...