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 Connecting laptop to LCD TV using HDMI

I have a TV and I would like to connect my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop to it via HDMI. When I connect HDMI cables between both devices I see am able to detect both devices in my display settings in Ubuntu. ...
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Mouse and Display not working on new install

I recently inherited an older (circa 2011) Compaq PC and decided to try out Ubuntu on it. I burned the latest 64-bit release (14.02.4)to a DVD and ran it and tried it without a problem. After I went ...
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How could I make my display monochrome?

Let's say I want to simulate on old monochrome gas plasma display on a current-day Ubuntu installation. That could be something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9OQLiwbIU How could I do ...
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Mouse pointer issue or cursor

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and I am new to Ubuntu, I have seen issues in different applications. The issue is where ever I move my mouse pointer it erases the text, it is not permanenet issue ...
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Screen streching and shifting

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on my secondary computer. It has a MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard and a AMD CPU, running off of the integrated graphics. It's currently hooked up to a HP 2009m monitor, and ...
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Pixelation and Low-Performance GUI on Install and Boot

On my desktop, whenever I try to install a new version of ubuntu, the live CD/USB Drive boots up with a GUI that's scaled for my resolution (1440x900), but the pixel size is two or three times the ...
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Text not displaying on Ubuntu 14.04

When I try installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Macbook Pro Retina, the text won't display on any of the programs. Images:
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Virtualbox: How can I get a usable screen resolution inside the Guest OS [duplicate]

I have just installed the virtualbox application on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS (host OS). I then installed another Ubuntu 14.04 "inside" the VM i.e. the guest OS. The problem is the resolution is tiny and ...
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Brightness not working Ubuntu 15.04 on acer aspire 7715z

If anyone has any suggestions or links, I'd be truly grateful. The brightness is not working, the screen stays at maximum brightness. Thank you for your help. I followed the instructions from the ...
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Displays do not extend

I have two monitors connected to my computer, one on the VGA and other on the HDMI output. But I am not able to extend these displays. Both monitors show the same thing. When I go to display settings, ...
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KDM (maybe) freezing occasionally, usually on login screen

I am running Kubuntu 15.04 on my Sager NP8268. I have played with Linux in the past and am re-introducing myself to it right now. I am experiencing random freezing, most often on the KDM Login screen. ...
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Dual monitor in ubuntu 14.04 - second monitor stays black/in power save mode

I've read a similar problem and answers (title: second monitor stays black/in power save mode) here. But, I still don't know what causes this problem and how to solve the problem. Can anybody help? ...
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Same image on two external displays with a Lenovo T550 and a docking station

I have a Lenovo T550 without NVIDIA graphics (only an Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics). This works fine with the internal display. Now I want to attach two external monitors to the docking ...
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Lenovo B5400 display switch device doesn't work Fn+F3

I have a laptop Lenovo B5400 since half a year with Kubuntu 14.04 installed. I hadn't have any serious problems until connecting the laptop to an external display. Now it works only with an external ...
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Logging in to Ubuntu without a Display manager

So I want to login to my system without a display manager(lightDM). How would I go about doing this? or Could removing lightDM break the system? My current WM is i3. so i3 specific instructions would ...
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Is it possible to extend the desktop without hooking up a second monitor?

I have a Microsoft Surface RT tablet that I want to use as a second monitor for my Ubuntu laptop using Splashtop Remote Desktop as in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldb0RvmXzsA So far, ...
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How can I list connected monitor(s) with xrandr?

I'm working on developing a python application for Ubuntu that enables a user to have their desired resolution without requiring graphics drivers. In order to do this I've been using xrandr, which so ...
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Apply display settings to all user accounts?

I spent some time getting my settings correct for multiple monitors, and that is working fine when I am logged in, but is not right at the login screen or for other users. How do I set the display ...
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I cant adjust my screen resolution. Error

When I increase my resolution in the screen disply and click apply, I am redirected to the Ubuntu user login screen. I enter my password to open my desktop but no changes have been applied. Please ...
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Dual monitor problem (only 1 monitor displays)

so I have 2 working monitors, and after installing Linux ChaletOS x64 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) only one of them is displaying. Now at 1st neither would show anything pass the bios, so i changed them ...
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How to get multiple displays working with docking station?

I shortly installed Ubuntu on my Notebook. Standalone everything works like a charm, but if I connect it with the docking station the displays will not work like they are meant to be. So after three ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't open the computer: (ubuntu 14.04). Please help me. Thanks very much! This is images: http://i.stack.imgur.com/a2mmH.jpg Some error: Failed to fetch http://ppa.lauchpad.net.... p/s: my ...
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Displays setup incorrectly after waking

I have a slightly irritating issue that I haven't found an answer for on the Internet. I have a laptop running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with an integrated Intel graphics card, a discrete Nvidia graphics ...
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Need to fix fonts which are too large to be able to use the GUI. 14.04

From the Unity sidebar I can open System Settings, Displays, Resolution. But the resolution is already set at 1920 x 1080 (the max allowed) and I also can't access the Apply button to apply any ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Second monitor detected but cannot enable it on one account only

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my new computer and connected a second monitor to it. When I log as the first user created on the computer it works fine, but with an other user, the monitor ...
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How to run xrandr commands at startup in Ubuntu

How can I run the following xrandrcommand on startup? xrandr cvt 1368 768 xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" 85.25 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync xrandr --addmode VGA1 ...
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Unable to Edit Display Settings in 15.04

I just installed 15.04 on a new machine, and when I click on the gear icon in the top right, click System Settings, and click Displays, nothing happens. The window closes/crashes. How can I fix this? ...
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Nvidia Higher Resolution becomes bright and grainy

Does anyone know how to solve this issue? I'd like to use the higher resolutions, but when I do the display becomes annoyingly bright and grainy. I can confirm it happens on the Geforce 610 and higher ...
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Ubuntu and High Resolution Displays (Retina Displays)

What is the current state of Ubuntu's Support for retina displays? There are a ton of discussions which are months or years old. Is there a usable support yet?
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Can't click mirror display and can't connect laptop to tv with hdmi

I have a laptop Asus N46V and when I try to connect it to my tv with a hdmi cable nothing happens. I tried to click mirror display but it's in grey and UNclickable. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I had ...
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Change TTY resolution in 15.04

I am trying to change the resolution of the TTYs (the ones reachable with Ctrl+Shift+Fn) on Ubuntu 15.03. I have consulted these sources: ChangeTTYResolution Higher resolution when switching to tty ...
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Adding an undetected refresh rate

I have a Thinkpad T440s running 15.04 with the Intel HD 4400 graphics. I just got a 4K monitor (Dell P2415Q). According to the specs of the HD4400, I should be able to drive this monitor at 30hz at 4K ...
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Can set screen resolution with in VMWare

I don't seem to be able to modify the screen resolution of my Ubuntu (VMWare ESX) VM. I tried the XFCE Display preferences. I can choose a new resolution, but it is not applied. If I do: %xrandr ...
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Problem setting the resolution

I have a 1360x768 tv that I am currently using for my display and whenever i set it too that resolution it is zoomed in and cuts off the sides. The top, bottom and right side of the screen are cut of ...
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How to save monitor configuration on a laptop

How do you save a monitor configuration based on how many displays are available on a laptop? I have a laptop that I often use with and without an external monitor. When I connect the monitor, ...
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External display via HDMI not being recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to connect my Samsung TV as an extended display via HDMI, but when I hook up the connection, the display is not recognized in Ubuntu. It acts as if there was nothing connected. I have Win7 ...
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Desktop/Display Scaling Dilemma

As you can tell from the linked image, my desktop/display is not scaled properly. I am running Ubuntu on VMware Player offered by the Harvard EDx course CS50. Embarrassingly I do not know which ...
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Unplugging HDMI cable doesn't switch back to single monitor mode on Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop with Ubuntu 15.04. When I plug the HDMI cable to my external monitor, the system goes into multi-monitor mode so I can use the laptop display and the external monitor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 text on startup instead of just displaying Ubuntu with the logo [duplicate]

So this has been like this for a while now and i would like to have it fixed but i am not too sure on how to fix it... ...
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HDMI1 no longer showing up in xrandr

I have a nvidia GTX 760M on top of a intel graphics chipset. I've previously used Bumblebee, primus, and prime to manage the nvidia optimus hybrid graphics. I've never had an issue up until I ...
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Display Port Monitor mappings change at random 14.04

I have a Dell E7240 with Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the Hardware Enablement Stack and the 3.17 kernel. Now, when I use my docking station, I can get 3 monitor support, and it works great. The ...
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Is it possible to rotate the TTY1 console screen without X support?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS booting directly to tty1. The machine is an Intel NUC with a Core i5 + iGPU, display connected through Display Port. As far as I can tell, it does not have any graphical ...
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Thunderbolt Display on non Apple computer

I just got a System76 Galago UltraPro, and I'm trying to hook it up with my Thunderbolt Display A1407. I have tried by using both the Mini DisplayPort from the display to the computer, and a ...
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xrandr not activating second display, just launches GUI

After connecting an HDMI external monitor, I have to use the 'Display Settings' GUI to activate and configure the monitor. This would not be a big deal, except checking 'Use this output' doesn't ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installation problem

I installed ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on external hard disk. My main hardware is: computer Acer Aspire 4530 pre installed with windows vista home basic. Graphic card by nvidia GEForce 9100M G. After ...
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External display problems in 12.04

Long story short, this is what it looks like when I connect my laptop to an Electron 16-inch display: Is there a way to fix that messed-up area on the bottom? Also, I would have posted the ...
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How to change screen resolution for the whole system?

I have succesfully installed Ubuntu on my Dell XPS 13 (the 2015 one - even the sound is working, don't ask me how, it's working out of the box) and I have a question: How can I change screen ...
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Portait Display error in 15.04

I have two displays - one in landscape (via display port), one in portrait (via VGA). For some reason the monitor in portrait mode only uses just over half the screen. Changing the Display/vga ...
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14.04 Trusty Tahr who command output

I have a question that arose in my mind after upgrading to 14.04 TrustyTahr from 12.04 PrecisePangolin. The question pertains to the 'who' command, and its output. On previous editions of Ubuntu the ...
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Display offset. See image

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, but I have installed the package lubuntu-desktop. Everything was fine till one day, the screen went offset. You can see the grey background at the sides . Windows can only be ...