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

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Display is broken after login

I have big problem with settings $DISPLAY and xorg. After login to my account screen is black for few seconds and back to login page again. It is only for one account on my computer and I think I need ...
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Set user-created display mode as default for device with xrandr

On my notebook, for VGA connections only a resolution of 1024x768 is detected. This I by creating an ~/.xprofile file xrandr --newmode 1680x1050 146.25 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 ...
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Brigthness Display and Power Management

Please help. I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04LTS, I need to tweak my Brightness Display to consume long battery life. I want to have 50% Brightness Display when I'm Unplug and 100% Brightness Display when ...
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White grey strip on right hand side of display

I have updated my ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 few weeks ago. I am using Dell Inspirion N5010. From past week i am noticing white strip on right hand side of my display. It remains there from boot up ...
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Brightness and Power management

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04LTS. I want to tweak my Brightness setting to consume long battery life.I want to have 100% brightness when Im on Plug and 50% brightness when Unplug However when I go to ...
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My PC's display is being detected as Laptop in Ubuntu 12.04

Recently my PC suddenly stopped booting. It was stuck at the splash screen. So, I followed various articles on the web and finally could fix it. Now, the issue is that my PC's resolution is set to ...
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black and white vertical lines in ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit yesterday in my PC. But today, desktop turned into striped lines many times and I had nothing to do except pressing the power button on CPU. Don't know why ...
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Ubuntu Thinks I Have Two Monitors

Ubuntu thinks I have two monitors when I'm on a laptop. Here is my setup: Lenovo W520 Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit Nvidia Proprietary drivers (340.46) Symptoms: Display (and nvidia-settings) shows a ...
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Display switcher indicator

Is there a display switcher indicator for Ubuntu like on Windows when I hit the button for the display switching? I hit the button accidentally sometimes, therefore it would be cool. windows display ...
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How to set 1366x768 on kali linux i386 [on hold]

When I type xrandr i need 1366x768 60 Please Help root@5H4RK:~# xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x ...
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System Settings -> Display -> Size & Orientation -> I clicked on the disabled button, and now I can`t enable it

In order to set resolution via GUI, user should click on the following: System Settings -> Display -> Size & Orientation and then set the desired resolution. In the Size & Orientation ...
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How to get native resolution of a monitor?

My Ubuntu installation seems to have magically guessed my monitor's native resolution (it's the mode it's set to on startup). Unlike most, my monitor's native resolution is NOT its highest ...
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How to launch GUI app (in Ctrl+Alt+F7) from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6)

I want to know that how can I launch GUI apps from tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6) into GUI mode (Ctrl+Alt+F7) Sometimes, users having problem with GUI mode like: can login to GUI but Launcher is not working or ...
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HDMI Issue - Can't disconnect from TV/External Display

So here is the situation.. When I first came back to ubuntu (14.04) I experienced a fail at wake from suspention. My Hp Pavilion G4 would turn on as expected but screen would be off (not blank, ...
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Blank display after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to upgrade my system from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Everything installs well but the desktop appears blank. I have enabled Ubuntu Unity program after going into CCSM, rebooted the system but ...
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Monitor connected to VGA1 went blank!

I have been able to work for the last 3 weeks on two monitors on a Xubuntu 14.04.01 without a problem. All the monitors have been detected nicely and everything run smoothly. One of the monitors is ...
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play sound on different outputs, based on what display its the “player” is displayed on?

Is there any way to play sound on different outputs, based on what display its the "player" is displayed on? E.x if its played on the computer screen it uses analog output, but if its displayed on ...
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Multi display. how to fullscreen on selected/used display?

Multi display. how to fullscreen on selected/used display. I've tried DISPLAY:=0/DISPLAY:=1 but that does not work on most applications... Nvidia propetary drivers btw.
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auto resize guest display grayed out under virtualbox

cannot select "auto resize guest display" or Host-G, because it is grayed out; as a result my ubuntu GUI screen running under VirtualBox does not show the whole page. For example, if I select system ...
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Display screen resolution not correct in Ubuntu 14.04

Display setting are incorrect, and can't be changed in System Setting for Ubuntu 14.04 I have a problem with screen display that the header is not shown in full font (just like to "Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS never remember primary screen/monitor resolution

I use Ubuntu GNOME with Nvidia graphic card (two HDMI and one DVI output). My monitor is connected through VGA - DVI adapter and work natively in 1920x1080. Since I was unable to change my screen ...
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Screen resolution lost after restart (14.04 64bit)

Screen resolution setting is lost after restart, either goe's to a low default or display goe's blank and have to reboot. Have only changed from 20" to 24" acer monitor which has a higher resolution, ...
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(Auto) Run xrandr on login?

I often attach a monitor with my laptop's VGA port, however the resolution is not optimized so I run: sudo xrandr --newmode "1440x900_59.90" 106.29 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync ...
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How to keep the screen alight all along

I'm using ubuntu-mate, the power management doesn't work. I've set it to never close the screen, but it always set the screen off after 5 minutes when idle. Is there any another method to set it? Is ...
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Second screen not disconnecting (HDMI)

I have an HP Pavilion TouchSmart laptop running Ubuntu 14.04.1 I usually connect a second display via HDMI which worked fine until today. I can connect the display fine and everything ...
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Dialog boxes become transparent

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Synaptic Manager was displaying a few libraries as upgradable.I upgraded them and since then the System Settings Dialog Box becomes transparent. I am not sure which library ...
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Defect display driver

I've encountered a quite serious problem with my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My display driver is defect and I really need this one file on the desktop. The display will turn black whenever I start Ubuntu. Is ...
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My screen is stretched horizontally 14.04 LTS NVIDIA GeForce 9100

My screen doesn't have black bars/ areas my mouse can go over on, but my screen seems to be stretched horizontally, and the only option for the screen is 5:4, anybody know what I mean? (please improve ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS graphic (display) freezes

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and when I enter my username and password it shows me the following image and doesn't go any further. When I move my mouse the pointer doesn't show up but the ...
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Brightness wont turn down?

I've had a few operating systems on my laptop in the past couple of months including alot of Ubuntu based ones. One thing Ive had a problem with in all the Ubuntu based systems is that I can't turn ...
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Increase virtual screen size past 4096 x 4096 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two 27" monitors with a 2560 x 1920 resolution each. When I try to extend my desktop across them both I get the below error: So, if I need to increase the maximum virtual screen size? To ...
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I have problems with video driver

I'm new using Ubuntu so I don't know much. My problem is that after I installed video driver for ATI Radeon hd5470 my display is not working anymore. Just before the login screen it completely shuts ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect second display

Ubuntu version 12.04 Driver NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver (post-release updates) (version 331-updates) Ubuntu does not detect the second display. I´ve tried some tutorials online to solve this ...
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Desktop displayed, but no icons or menus

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit as a virtual machine on VMWare 8.0 on a Windows 7 64 bit box. It worked fine. Today, on restarting the VM, it allows me to log in, then just presents the ...
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OpenOffice Impress Presentation not showing

I have the following setup: A laptop and a second screen that is connected to the laptop via VGA or HDMI. When I press F5 in OpenOffice Impress, the Presenter Console is shown correctly on my laptop's ...
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Set graphics to only use one third of a screen

are here some hardcore users like that to be able to help me with my broken screen, where only the left third of a screen works? I use an external monitor most of the time, but it would be really ...
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System Test Can't Read Screen Resolution

First of all-- I AM A HUGE N00B. I just made the jump to linux and installed ubuntu 14.04 on my samsung series 7 chronos laptop. Previously, I had windows 8.1. I want to make sure everything is ...
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Display setting are incorrect, and can't be changed in System Setting for Ubuntu 14.04

I love my new Ubuntu 14.04, but sometimes I must shake my head. Upon booting up the laptop today, I was greeted with strange resolution: Everything is completely out of wack: fonts on icons are ...
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TV won't display proper resolution correctly

I have looked around on here for a solution to my problem, but I can find none. I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with all of the latest package updates on my laptop. I'm trying to connect the ...
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high-DPI scaling — 14.04 VM on OS 10.10 (PB 4), w/ Parallels 10.0.2

With this setup, the Ubuntu desktop still looks tiny on a 15" rMBP, just as it did with 12.04 and Parallels 8/9 on the same machine. I've tweaked the various Ubuntu settings, and enabled retina ...
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mini displayport not detected - hd4400, thinkpad x240

I have a thinkpad x240 with a hd4400 graphics card running on ubuntu 14.04. I've been trying to get the mini displayport working with no success. I have an apple mini-dp to vga adapater. I know the ...
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xrandr custom resolution problems

I have set up a custom resolution using xrandr, but when I apply it the start-bar is then set in the middle of the physical display screen... Any ideas how to go about setting it to be where it ...
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Display problems with ubuntu, mainly with size of everything

After installing ubuntu, everything is tiny, there is only one choice for resolution (3840x2160), and the "scale for menu and title bars" does not move no matter what i try to do with it. there is ...
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C/C++ Query EDID at boot time

I'm looking for a way to query EDID data at boot time on my Android system. I think I can use ioctl calls and I see that the frame buffers are at /sys/class/graphics/fb*. But currently I'm just ...
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Screen goes blank after less than a minute of locking

I am using Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS Desktop. I pressed CTRL+ALT+L to lock my screen. The screen did lock. After several 10 seconds, the screen goes blank. I checked on my brightness&lock settings, it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my machine(with Gigabyte motherboard), having an Acer 19" Monitor. Unfortunately its resolution not working properly. See the image. This is my xrandr -q output. ...
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Extending desktop to external monitor only uses part of the monitor

I have been trying to solve this for a few days but I can't figure it out. I have a Toshiba laptop with an AMD integrated processor. Things work fine except when an external monitor is plugged in. ...
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Laptop Displays on External Monitor by Default

I was running Windows 98 through virtualbox (to play an old game that doesn't work on wine, not because I'm into that kind of thing) and had to play with the resolutions a bit to get it to run at ...
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What should I do if the desktop is off the monitor?

I have a Samsung Series 7 LED TV that I've hooked up to a computer. But my problem is: When I start Lubuntu, the second the framebuffer initializes, it goes off screen. I disabled the framebuffer, and ...
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How can I fix the resolution of my monitor?

I'm having two issues with my Ubuntu 14 install, one I've band-aided, the other of which is making me pull my hair out. I managed to install Ubuntu 14, but I get a black screen on boot, and my Acer ...