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

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Dual Monitor with 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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installing video, audio drivers in kali linux [on hold]

I have installed Kali Linux 1.0.8 64-bit on my SONY VAIO VPCEB33FM laptop. I have tried hard, but have not been able to install proper audio and video drivers.
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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 ...
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How to restore battery status indicator in landscape mode?

On an Ubuntu 12.04 system, I rotated my beagle board screen display to landscape mode and now the battery status indicator applet is disappeared. Is there any simple applet program to display the ...
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Virtualbox --build --headless returns error

Failed to open the X11 display. This is related, I believe, to the other issue I'm having with the server not putting anything out to the display after a successful install. I have a post on ...
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virtual box display issue in 14.04LTS mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu14.04LTS as a vm using VirtualBox on OSX10.9.4. I have been able to install CentOS and Mint without problems using this method. I downloaded both isos ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Display settings change whenever keyboard is used, and some other weirdness

I'm really troubled by some issues that started showing up shortly after doing the whole "new hardware support" upgrading yesterday. Among other things, Ubuntu now seems to take longer time to boot, ...
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ubuntu detect my new display and I lost all around my working screen

I recently changed my display to a new one. (It is a tv used as monitor too.) Ubuntu detected it correctly as a 40 inch tv. But on any program that I open, I lose the view of all edges of the ...
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Purple/green/blue Ring around screen (Kubuntu)

I'm running Kubuntu on my HTPC on my TV (720p, 50"), and I have a purple or green ring around my screen at all times. It mostly isn't noticeable, but sometimes it seems really wide. Any idea what ...
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media control keys on docked Dell Latitude laptop also changes multiple display settings

I have a Dell Latitude E6520. This laptop has keys above the numeric keypad for "rewind", "play/pause", and "fast forward". When the machine is docked with an external monitor, using these keys ...
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display resolution broken after sleep

I recently install xubunut 14.04 About half the time when I wake it up after the display goes to sleep display settings are wrong (maybe just the resolution). Rebooting has fixed it so far. How can ...
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How can I make my display work again in Xubuntu?

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and I was testing some stuff because I have a dual display setup, and one display never wakes up from suspend. So I tried this, to see if the display would wake up: sudo ...
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Unknown display (Nvidia)

recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer (Nvidia GTX 650 graphics card with a samsung monitor). Problem is when I try to change the resolution, it doesn't recognize my display (Unknown display) ...
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Video tearing nvidia GT 540M dual screen

Ill get right to the point: I have a laptop (Aspire 5750G) that I run dual screen on (the built in display and a Samsung SyncMaster 2043BW). Im running ubuntu 14.04 (installed yesterday) on a nvidia ...
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Nonexistent display (Unknown Display) messing things up

I've been cracking my head with this one all day, read all there is to be read around the issue (not much to be found on it to be honest: some questions, some blog posts and some unresolved tickets) ...
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How to show slide console on laptop and slide-show in the projector using Libreoffice 4.2 on Lubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to setup my laptop (Dell D420) with Lubuntu 14.04 and Libreoffice 4.2 to show a slide presentation to a VGA projector. I used ARandR to make a screen layout where the laptop screen ...
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Jerky, shaking display

Lubuntu 14.04 installed on an HP Pavilion a520n AMD Athlon (B) XP 3200+ 2.20GHz/400 MHz NVIDIA nForce2 IGP results in jerky and shaking display. Symptoms appear as soon as installation is started. ...
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Network Split Screen

I've got a PC with the newest Ubuntu installed and 2 Laptops. Is it possible to split the screen of the PC over Network to the 2 Laptops (and the standard Monitor of the PC which I normally use)? ...
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How to open Warcraft 3 with Wine in resolution other than 800x600?

I just installed Warcraft 3 with wine on Ubuntu 14.04 and when I open it via "wine war3.exe" it opens with the screen all messed up where i can see the desktop and a small corner of the screen. so i ...
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Secondary display doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to connect my laptop to an external monitor, but when I connect it, nothing appears. In the display settings both built-in display option and mirror display option are greyed out.
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Help creating/adding new display resolution

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2011 MacBook Pro running Parallels (for the VM). However, when it installed, the only resolution available is 800x600. I would like to set the display to run ...
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Ubuntu mirroring two screens

I have two monitors: one build in display and oen oculus rift. What I want to do is test my oculus rift by mirroring my screen across both devices, however both devices don' t share any resolutions, ...
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Add custom resolution to built-in laptop screen in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My laptop is a Lenovo W530. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and after some problems, I managed to get it working at 1920 x 1080. However, this resolution is a bit too high for me, so I would ...
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Broken Display - Black Screen

I was changing some settings in CompizConfig and things were starting to look bad and kind of glitchy, so I clicked Reset to Defaults in CompizConfig and suddenly, everything disappeared except my ...
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setting up occulus rift on ubuntu

I have recently obtained an oculus rift development kit and would like to set it up to work on ubuntu, I have plunged in the hdmi cable and the power cable (it´s giving me a blue light), and now I ...
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An extra line appears on the leftmost point of additional display. How do I fix it?

I have a screen which I attach to my laptop. When I use the "Extend" mode, one column of pixels at the right end of the left display screen creeps up to the leftmost part of my right display. Its ...
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What is causing these display bugs?

Since I installed 14.04 I have some annoying display bugs. Everything works fine except for some stripes which appear sometimes in the window switcher and on the maximize button for example. Any idea ...
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External Display HDMI out not working

I know this may be a stupid question but are Samsung monitors supported in Ubuntu? I ask because I've recently switched over from windows to Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I have a Samsung monitor I user ...
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Configuring two sets of mirrored displays

I'm trying to configure several Ubuntu 14.04 desktop workstations, each of which has a total of 4 monitors. I would like to configure them so that there are 2 independent screens, each of which is ...
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Ubuntu won't detect an external monitor at all

I am running Ubuntu on an ASUS laptop and when I try to plug in my monitor, the monitor will turn on and display no signal. When I go to display settings it will never show my monitor no matter how ...
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How to detect the vga signals [closed]

I am currently working on Ubuntu 12.10. We have functionality as we have two cameras (say left and right cams) for recording the videos which creates two different streams as stream-1 and stream-2. ...
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How do I use multiple laptops as external display over network?

I have a relatively powerful computer (8gb ram, 64bit, quad core) and I can easily drive three monitors, my tv over hdmi, my 17 inch hd internal laptop display, and an external hd display. I have ...
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Dual-monitor setup; one monitor changes to low resolution

Dear AskUbuntu Community, I am using Ubuntu 13.10 at work with dual-monitor display. One has 1920x1080 resolution and the other 2560x1440 (main), the graphics card is Radeon 7570 1GB. The main high ...
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Display issue on PowerBook G4 running 10.4

I today I installed Ubuntu 10.4 on my 13in PowerBook G4 from a live CD. When I first booted from the CD I had no problems. I clicked Install Ubuntu and went through the process normally. When I ...
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Recent Update to 12.04LTS messed up desktop.

After a recent update on a VMware virtual machine, the desktop duplicating the images on the left hand side of the desktop on the right hand side. The right hand images do not respond to the mouse but ...
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Custom resolution doesn't add to display

I'm trying to add custom resolution to display, but it won't add. What I've tried so far : 1-firstly see my current resolutuins $ xrandr The output : Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1024 x 768, ...
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Can't change monitor to native resolution

I'm using a laptop running ubuntu 14.04 LTE, and I have secondary monitor LG Flatron M197WD, which according to the lg website can run in a 1366x768 resolution. This mode didn't show up in either the ...