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

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Ubuntu screen problem

I have a problem with the ubuntu display. The ubuntu screen only covers middle portion of my laptop screen leaving to black bars on side. The screen almost looks like the screen which gets displayed ...
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Game is working, but not display

I'm fresh Ubuntu user. Installed newest Wine and EU4. When I start EU4.exe, launcher is totally black, but if you go on the place, where usually button is, game is loading. I hear the sound, mouse ...
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Can I use my Ubuntu notebook's display as second external monitor for my Windows desktop?

I have two different devices: A notebook running Ubuntu and a desktop computer running Windows 10. I want to connect my notebooks display to my desktop computer as additional external monitor. Is ...
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Display not working with kernal 4.4 Ubuntu 16.04

My VGA display does not work when booting Ubuntu 16.04 using the 4.4 kernel. If use grub to load the 4.2 kernel, the display works and I am able to login. I am using an AMD 5600 processor and the ...
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How to use 1k external monitor with 4k Dell Precision laptop

I have a 4k Dell Precision 5510 laptop, and I need to add a 1k external monitor to it, but I can't get the resolutions to get along. If I use @2x scaling, everything looks comically large (and ...
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Aftershot 2 trial on Ubuntu 14.04 shows no lables on toolbar, buttons etc

I am running Aftershot 2 trial version on Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm a newbie to both Ubuntu & Aftershot. As far as I can tell Aftershot runs and do the job, but many buttons, top tool bar and bottom ...
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Bad Ubuntu fonts and display quality in Oracle virtualbox

I'm running windows 8.1 as the host OS and Ubuntu 16.04 as the virtual OS in the Oracle's virtualbox but it is showing poor quality of fonts and pictures in the full screen mode (guest additions is ...
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Why are my displays not working anymore?

I was working and managed to run out of memory with a Java VM which required me to reset my machine. From that moment on Ubuntu was broken. It was not possible to login for me until I re-installed ...
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Cannot change display brightness without rebooting

I searched this site for an answer on this question and found this. The owner of that question has mentioned that the computer should be rebooted to take the brightness change to effect. I have the ...
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I can't turn my built-in display back on after turning it off

I am using a T.V. (Insignia LED) as a second monitor. After deactivating my built-in display I am unable to reactivate it through my display settings.
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Ubuntu freezes when I connect a second display

I'm having a problem when I connect a new video display while the computer is on. For example, I'm working normally, and connect a new video display to use 2 monitors. After a few minutes Ubuntu ...
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2nd monitor refresh rate not supported?

It's my first time with Linux, so I'm totally noob, but I wanna learn. I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my PC (along with Windows 10). My GPU is Radeon HD7850 (not sure what drivers I'm using - stock) ...
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Screen flickering on Ubuntu 16.4 while inactivity

I am a total Linux newbie and just installed Ubuntu 16.04 Unity a few days ago as a second OS besides Windows 10. Unfortunately it seems there is something wrong with the screen. Whenever there is no ...
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Display Issues - Desktop larger than TV display

I just migrated my HTPC from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 16.04. The install went fine however, at a resolution of 1280x720 or 1920x1080, the actual desktop is wider than the TV screen (primarily on the left ...
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Support setting external monitors for Ubuntu 16.04

I have : Dell Laptop Inspiron 13 - 7000 Series (7353 modal ) Internal Video card : Intel® HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) 2 Dell Monitors - UltraSharp U2414H Dell Docking Station 3.0 - D3100 Ubuntu ...
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xrandr can't open display ubuntu 16.04

I just installed nvidia drivers on my Asus laptop and after restart my screen resolution became smaller. I had no idea what had happened so I restarted again and after that I saw your system is ...
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2. Display not detected (Intel CPU Graphics)

I recently moved to Ubuntu from Windows, usually i have two displays connected (one to nvidia graphic card and one to cpu graphics). Under windows everything works fine, but ubuntu doesn't recognize ...
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Losing display on dual monitor virtualbox

VirtualBox: 5.0.24 Host: Windows 10 Guest: Ubuntu 14 2 physical monitors I have installed guest additions. In the VM's Display I have video memory 64 MB, monitor count 2 and enabled 3d ...
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(Dual Screens) Mouse moves main display to side and shows second display on both main and second display

This is the most hardest thing to explain but here is a video of my problem: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0TIGQnxlWUpamlGaG5KLXRkVkE/view This has been bugging my ever since I when from Windows ...
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Gtk-Warning Cannot open display error after budgie install

I recently installed budgie desktop on Ubuntu 16.04. I was unable to control brightness from hardware keys so I edited a file(I do not exactly remember which one but can find it) and now, Ubuntu ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 mouse cursor stucks occasionally

I have at work a computer with Lubuntu 14.04 on it. Occasionally there is problem, that visible cursor stucks somewhere on the screen and mouse works besides that point with invisible cursor. The ...
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Black monitor upon start up

I'm new to Ubuntu so bear with me. I had my wide screen and changed to older LCD 4:3 and can't get to login screen. I should say I can access BIOS fine.
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Is there any way to tell what Mini DisplayPort version (1.1 or 1.2) this ubuntu laptop has? And if it supports MST?

Dell Laptop XPS 17 L702X I have two Dell U2515H monitors connected via daisy chain to the laptop Mini DisplayPort (both monitors have DisplayPort version 1.2 enabled from the OSD). Both external ...
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When installing from the bootable USB, I get an error on my monitor (Monitor Out of Range)

I know this question may seem similar to When I turn the monitor on, I get an “input out of range”, how do I fix this?, but it certainly isn't. My question, although causing the same error, happens ...
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Belkin HDMI to VGA adapter not displaying / not detected

I purchased a Belkin HDMI to VGA adapter (also carries Audio). I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) on a 15" Macbook Pro Late 2013 Model (DMI: Apple Inc. MacBookPro11,3/Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663, BIOS MBP112....
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Built in Display dont work neither is recognized 14.04

I searched all the google, and askubuntu.com for an answer about this. To sum it up: I have a Dual boot PC NP670Z5E-XD1BR, Ubuntu and Windows, with 8GB RAM, Radeon Graphics. On Windows it says "Radeon ...
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External display on usb-c doesn't work above 1024px resoultion

I bought Asus Zenbook Pro ux501vw and DELL DA200 device. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my asus and connect external monitor via HDMI and it works good. When I tried to connect 2nd external Monitor ...
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Why does my Xubuntu 16.04 desktop think that it is a laptop? How do I instruct it otherwise?

I have a desktop and it has a single screen attached to it. It appears that something in my hardware is causing various flavors of Ubuntu to identify my device as a laptop with an additional screen. ...
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4k resolution on xenial [closed]

I'm using a NUC5i5RYK (which comes with an Intel 6000 graphics) and Ubuntu Xenial 16.04. Today I purchased a 4K TV which is connected via the display port on nuc, and by the spec it must support 4K@...
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How can I make it so that Ubuntu recognizes my plugged in external monitor on the left side every time?

Every time I turn on my laptop and plug in my external monitor via HDMI, I need to go to the display settings to adjust the default settings. On start-up, I get a duplicated screen instead of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - no Unity, no Launcher, no Dash

After my latest sudo apt-get upgrade the launcher and the start bar on the left-hand side did no longer appear. Also, the Terminal did not load up when pressing CTRL + ALT + t. Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit, ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 Black screen after trying a live USB

I am using Kubuntu 14.04 for more than a year without any problems. Today I booted to a Live USB Kubuntu 16.04 to see what's new and so decide to meke the upgrade or not. I just check if all the ...
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Auto Set Resolution

Ok so, a while back I asked a question on how to manually set my vga resolution on Ubuntu. But I need to do this upon LOGIN (ie NOT ON BOOT). I need to run sudo cvt 1366 768 && sudo xrandr --...
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Lubuntu on Netbook Cannot Display Native Resolution

I recently came across an orphaned Samsung NC10 and started working on it (1.6Ghz Atom with 2GB RAM and a 60GB SSD). The display is (allegedly) a 1024x600 LCD with a 60 hertz refresh rate. It's ...
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drm:drm_edid_block_valid slowing down booting

drm_edid_block_valid is appearing a lot in dmesg, where I am looking for the reasons of my slow booting process. Here is the output: [ 13.884900] audit: type=1400 audit(1467376765.370:11): apparmor=...
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Display is on 42" TV on Kbuntu

I have installed Kbuntu 16.04 LTS On Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC With Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz 500 GB SATA hard drive Connected to 42" LG TV with HDMI cable TP-Link 300 MB USB wireless LAN ...
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Set default Resolution system wide [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. addicted@ADDICTED:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384 DVI-I-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DVI-I-1 ...
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Make terminal alias, to group video and audio setting changes, for using a/v receiver

Kubuntu 14.04 LTS (3.16.0-45-generic)- KDE - Pulse Audio volume control - System settings > display settings. Current in/outputs and system setup. 1st HDMI output to main PC screen. 2nd HDMI ...
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No display with Ubuntu amd open source driver

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS few days back. Since then I'm facing this annoying issue with open source drivers. When I start my laptop, 8 in 10 times I get no display, I have to force restart it. ...
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Ubuntu screen goes black after brightness is turned down

So my brightness hot keys work great on Ubuntu 16.04, but only when I go between 100% down to 83%. Once I hit 82% my entire screen goes black. If i turn the brightness back up it works fine, but I ...
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Can't change Display brightness “REAL TIME” on my Acer Aspire 5740 laptop

I am on an Acer (Aspire 5740) laptop and running Ubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit alongside Windows 10. I noticed that brightness control does not work real time when I try it in settings or with Fn+brightness ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 & 2016 Razer Blade 14" Display Issues

For starters, I am quite new to Ubuntu. I had to do what to me seemed like a fair amount of work to get Ubuntu to work on my system. As of right now, it is working seemingly fine. There are a few ...
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Black screen on Lubuntu

I've got a fresh install of Lubuntu 16.04 with dual boot. It worked well the first few times I started it but it doesn t work anymore. I get a black screen after selecting the default choice in GRUB. ...
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Display settings too large for monitor in 16. opened display, enlarged launch icons. now too big to see the full screen and I cannot adjust them back

Display settings make the display too large for the monitor. Cannot move down or to the right to get to the slider to change the size.
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Unable to Keystone Screen

I am trying to keystone a projector. The projector sits about 5 inches above the table and is pointed down at the table at a 45-degree angle. I have tried xrandr. Current Code Here xrandr --output ...
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How to menubar/taskbar move bottom position in Ubuntu 16.04?

Menubar/taskbar move bottom position in Ubuntu 16.04.
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External monitor on Dell xps 13 9350

Once more some odd problems with Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 (9350, 2016 model). I got the Dell DA200 adapter (USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB3.0) to attach an external monitor. I have tested two ...
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Suggest me the tools for display testing on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'd like to test my new Dell monitor but I don't know what the tools should I use for it. I'd like to detect if there are bad pixcels and other color characteristics of the display.
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Multiple monitors configuration problems

I've decided to finally change my last computer to Linux and it is the only system I have with multiple monitors so I have not had these problems before. I have one monitor and a TV connected to the ...
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Add Secondary Monitor (Nvidia 367.27, 16.04, DisplayPort)

The Nvidia driver fails (I've tried 367, 364, 361) when I attach a monitor to the mini displayport. As soon as I do that, the UI changes... I think Unity fails to load given all the fonts change, ...