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

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How to remove after login screen (annoyingly slow)?

I've just installed Ubuntu Server LTS. After login, the screen slooooowwwwwlllllyyyy mutates into a splash screen with a gear and other icons and then sloooowwwwwllllyyyy presents the desktop. How ...
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Some dialog boxes are bigger than screen/display

I have an embedded board with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS GNOME 3.4.1. With this board I am using LCD display 800x480 and HID resistive touchscreen. Everything works fine but I have a problem with some dialog ...
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display goes black when inverted

When I invert my display (xrandr -o inverted), the display goes black. This is in contrast to orienting the display to left (xrandr -o left), to right (xrandr -o right) or to normal (xrandr -o ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server display settings do not survive a reboot

How do i get the display 1280x768 to survive a reboot? After every reboot it is back to 800x600.
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Total frustration: “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

Last attempt to see if I can make Ubuntu 14.04 work on my Virtualbox. I've got the "common" low-res issue (I can't put more than 640x480) when I install it, and after reading every related post in the ...
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How can I move the cursor between displays in Ubuntu 14?

I have 2 displays connected. What should I do to move the cursor between displays?
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Why's the Launcher & Panel protrude over Fullscreen Video on Monitor 1 when clicking an application on Monitor 2

In Ubuntu with a 2 monitor setup, when viewing a video in VLC player or the default video player in Full screen on monitor 1, while also, perhaps, browsing the web in Chrome on monitor 2, clicking on ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - Wrong greeter screen resolution

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.10 set to a resolution of 1920 x 1080, but on start up of the system, the resolution is incorrectly set to 3840 x 2160 (with no scaling) at the greeter screen. On ...
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What is a good Ubuntu application for adjusting the screen colour balance and contrast?

It seems that the screen of my Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop has a weird white glare. (try seeing how the pdf file on the Overleaf website looks like!) I installed "redshift" but that is just ...
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fakexrandr, Mirror Fake Displays - X Error of failed request: BadMatch

I need to create mirror fake displays in one physical monitor. I installed fakexrandr and now I have two fake displays(683x768) on 1366x768(max/prefered) monitor of my laptop. When I run xrandr ...
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Some default fonts different between two 14.04 installations

I just installed Ubuntu on a couple new computers, and a lot of the system fonts are quite different than those of the first laptop. All are running 14.04, all are fully up to date with updates, all ...
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How do I set screen resolution for a specific program?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wish to force a specific program to run at a predetermined screen resolution and have the screen return to my default resolution after closing the program. The program is ...
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14.04 w/ Intel HD 4000 display crashes when changing resolution

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 over spring break because MATE seems to have gotten to a point that it is generally usable with Compiz for me. I did a minimal install, and put MATE on top of that, ...
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Distorted graphics resolution after updating quiet splash in Linux boot

I am facing this issue where the graphics resolution on my Laptop has gone worse after Ubuntu install. The problem crept up after I updated my grub to have a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. I was ...
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Shrunk application window sizes compared to resolution

Hi my screen display has suddenly gone a little weird. The launcher and the applications window/font sizes have shrunk as compared to the screen size. How do I restore normal configuration?
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looking for edid file for macbook 6.1 (late 2009)

i have ubuntu installed on a macbook 6.1 genration, and the edid located on the display eeprom was corrupted. if some one have the same macbook modele (macbook 6.1 late 2009, dispaly 1280x800), can ...
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Display brightness problem on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 (3rd Gen)

I now obtained brandnew ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 (3rd Gen) (20BS). Almost of setup has been done, but one problem remaining. Display brightness. << What I had done >> Reference pages are Lenovo ...
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Multiple Displays on All in one Touch Screen

My question may have been previously addressed but I wasn't able to find it. I'm new to Linux so this could be a noob question. I have an Asus All-in-one touch screen that I recently installed Ubuntu ...
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Nvidia not displaying correctly HDMI monitor

I hope to find solution to my issue. I have laptop Dell N5110 with nvidia 525m and i installed nvidia-331 driver which can be found in ubuntu repo. The issue is that when i connect my hdmi all screens ...
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Need to start Firefox on second display

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I have a couple of issues I need resolved. Currently, I have Firefox in the startup folder. I am running a computer to a large TV screen that has a very high ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 dual boot with Ubuntu - why is there a 2nd monitor?

After installing 14.10 on a separate partition, Ubuntu is detecting a 2nd display that doesn't exist. I can move my mouse and windows to it just as if I did have another monitor connected. If I ...
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Is this a display driver issue?

I can't really work out how to correctly describe my issue, but my best attempt would be that there is a artifacting error each time the system redraws the desktop. This means that a region of my ...
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change of resolution Ubuntu in MK 802 IV mini-pc

I have a mini-pc MK 802 IV on which I use an Ubuntu distro mounted on an SD card. The resolution fixed, unique for the distro is 1920x1080. I must use a monitor HD ready with a native resolution ...
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Pixelated display as if my display was 16bit [duplicate]

I Manually installed the latest Nvidia GeForce GT755m driver. The installation succeeded without any error but now my display is pixelated as if it was 16 bit. You can take a look at the picture ...
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Display Problem Ubuntu 14.10

I am all new in this Ubuntu Universe and I have a problem. I tried to install Gnome Shell 3.6, so that I can use a theme downloaded from http://ubuntuthemes.org. I did not manage to do so, but I have ...
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resume from suspend - HDMI is ok / internal display is off

I know there is an issue with wake from suspend in which display will not work, requireing manual reboot. I have yet to see an answer about this issue. So on waking from suspend, my internal display ...
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Multiple displays in Ubuntu/XUbuntu - Displayport with Adapter (DisplayPort to 2x DVI) + ATI Graphics

I want to be able to use the DisplayPort on my laptop hooked up to a [DP to (2) DVI] adapter to drive two external displays (both using DVI). This is the adapter I have: ...
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How can I activate a second monitor displaying a second screen?

I am new to Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.16.0-33-generic kernel. I would like to use a second monitor and have a second desktop projected there (I have read this is know as Twinview). I ...
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Dell XPS 13 won't recognize native resolution of U2413 Dell monitor

I have a Dell XPS13 developers edition laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I am connecting the laptop to a Dell U2413 monitor via Mini-DisplayPort on the laptop. I am able to connect the two and mirror my ...
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Display “All Windows” of Rainlendar

I am using the application rainlendar2 and by mistake clicked on the option "Hide all windows" which basically removes all displayed windows of the app. How can I turn them back on ?? PS: rainlendar ...
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Display keeps switching back to 1080i instead of 1080p

Is there any way to force X to always use the 1080p display mode instead of the (system preferred) 1080i display mode? I've tried using Modeline/PreferredMode in xorg.conf as well as using xrandr to ...
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xrandr custom resolution distorting display

I have a second monitor which Ubuntu does not recognise the native resolution, 1920x1080. Using the following commands I can get the monitor to run at 1920x1080, except it is distorted and blurry to ...
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VirtualBox: Display Size too small!! Can't reach or see anything, that includes the terminal!

Because I was tired of virtual box saying to update (even before I had a feeling it wouldn't be a good idea), I though well let's just get it over with... I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 (32 bits the ...
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why is my desktop scaled after starting in latest vivid

I'm running the latest Vivid packages and in the last update I did on Monday my laptop has started to do some strange scaling behavior once the desktop starts. I can see a flash at the lightdm login ...
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Thinkpad W540 running ubuntu connected to an apple display using thunderbolt

I'm wondering if there is some evidence that you can use an Apple Thunderbolt Display with a Lenovo that has a Thunderbolt port (W540 in my case) under Ubuntu. Is there some driver needed or specific ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects my monitor as a built in display

I just started using Linux and I literally know nothing about it. The current resolution is at 1024x768 and the other option is to change it to 800x 600. My monitor is 1920x1080. It also detects my ...
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External monitor not detected after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

My external monitor is not detected after i did in-place upgrade from 14.0.4 to 14.10. External monitor runs cropped to match my laptop's inbuilt display size and resolution. taran@Taran:~$ xrandr ...
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Set custom resolution when Display Data Channel is broken

I am running dual 23 inch monitors. The first one is a Samsung SA300 and the second one is a S23B00 which is a year or so newer. The native resolution of each one is 1920x1080 at 60Hz. I have had to ...
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Pixelated display

I have installed lm-sensors on my Lenovo Y50 and when I ran sensors-detect during the last detection my screen flashed and became pixelated (the best description I can imagine, it kinda looks like crt ...
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Connect 14.04 laptop to TV, VGA to HDMI via adapter

During my research on this topic I've encountered many people who seem to have a similar problem, but none of the few solutions that I found did the job for me. Problem I want to connect my Thinkpad ...
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Conky - Command Output Display Limited to 256 Bytes 'tail -n20 logfile.txt'

I am trying to display the contents of a large log file on the desktop using conky. I would like the 'window' to occupy the upper half of the desktop, and show the 20 most recent lines. I use the ...
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How can I disable DisplayPort-1 in grub?

How do I turn off/disable DisplayPort-1 in Grub? Specifically, I'm looking for something similar to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="video=LVDS-1:d", except for DisplayPort-1 instead of LVDS-1. This is ...
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Have fullscreen cover 2 displays

I would like to have a fullscreen display covering two side by side monitors (i.e half of the view on one screen and half of the image on the other side). This means a mode in which "fullscreen" is ...
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ubuntu 14.10 VGA output to 16:9 monitior “unknown display” 4:3 only, HDMI output correct

when connecting acer s230hl monitor(native 1920x1080 / 16:9) via vga, ubuntu 14.10 display setting shows unknown display and only offers 1024x768 and 800x600 4:3 resolution options, but when ...
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App suggestion to handle window tiling on a large display

I just upgraded my dual-monitor setup to a 50 inch 4k ultrahd display and I am looking for some solutions to handling tiled windows on it. I know windows has a few third-party programs that help with ...
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Display Settings on AC and Brightness key

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.02 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E555 I got everything working however I have had these problems: When connecting AC power to the computer the Display Config comes up. ...
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Dual Displays stuck to mirror

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a ThinkPad T440p with NVIDIA vga driver. I have a docking station with 2 monitors connected, one on vga the other on dvi, and they're on mirror mode. Only one is detected ...
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Resolution and unknown display problem with external monitor

Everything was working fine for a year up till this morning. I disconnected and reconnected my external monitor while cleaning and instead of Ubuntu beautifully handling everything on its own, I'm ...
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Can't create custom screen resolution, and terminals are inaccessible

I've been trying to get this to work for a long time, and Google has been no help although there are many suggestions. I have a second monitor plugged in by a DVI to VGA converter. My Nvidia card and ...
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pixel rows in display being shifted horizontally

on my local and extended displays for my laptop running ubuntu 14.10, random rows of pixels will shift left or right. The computer will boot and be fine for a while, but as soon as you start doing ...