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

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puzzling.stackexchange.com breaks one monitor

This is a weird one. This is a new issue on an existing Ubuntu 14.04, dual screen setup, using Unity, nothing out of the ordinary. When I go to puzzling.stackexchange.com on my left monitor screen ...
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Old Packard laptop, flickering output via VGA to HDMI converter 16.04

I tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my MIL's old Packard Easynote and it seems to work mostly. What she and her BF want to do is play some music via Spotify and show some images from a USB on their TV. ...
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Huge elements on secondary monitor with lower resolution

Ubuntu 16.04 installed on ASUS UX305 ultrabook with QHD resolution (3200x1800) of built-in display. Connecting secondary monitor Dell 24" with 1920x1200 resolution over HDMI I am getting huge control ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 lagging after connecting second monitor

I bought a new Dell xps 13 9350, i7, 512 SSD with display resolution 3200x1800. Ubuntu 16.04 is working well on that laptop, but after I connect a second display with 1920x1200 and run the command for ...
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Display issues on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I've recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 10. It has Intel HD 5500 graphics as well as an AMD Radeon R5 M230 chip. My display is not the way it should be. It's kind of ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS extended display not working - 2 cards

New build with 2 Geforce 710 cards and 3 monitors. Loaded Ubuntu 16.04. and with the standard driver all 3 monitors showed in system settings => display. But, experienced problems such as screen ...
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Why confuse the image appears in Ubuntu 15.10

Images are appearing on my screen like this: This is my hardware on my machine: Any body can help me please!
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Ubuntu 16.04 - no GUI during installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop computer via a dvd. After selecting "install Ubuntu" from the boot menu my monitors stop receiving a signal and go to sleep. Moving the mouse and ...
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unable to change screen resolution

I have a Toshiba laptop with 16.04 on it. The screen resolution is set to 1024 x 768 i.e. 4:3 How can I change it to 16:9 ? If I go into settings - screen display it says Built-in Display - which ...
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Display unrecognized

I'm using a lg 20EN33 and Ubuntu 16.04lts didn't recognized this display. Because of that, I can't set the display recommended resolution (1600x900) and I'm stuck in 1024x768. I tried this: How to ...
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Primary screen turns off after disconnecting external monitor

I have a Dell external monitor connected to my ASUS UX305UA laptop. I use HDMI port, which is connected to HDMI-VGA converter, which connects to the monitor. When I turn on my laptop and connect the ...
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Programs open in wrong display

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.04 LTS; programs are opening in wrong display. I have two monitors and I want the program to open in the current display I am working in.
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16.04 doesn't recognize LED tv's native resolution

I received a FHD TV with a brand name I've never heard before (Eurostar) I tried to use it as a monitor via VGA but Ubuntu doesn't recognize 1920x1080 resolution. It defaults to 1600x900. I've checked ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics?

I am a technology enthusiast and try to taste all new technologies (wherever possible) coming in Computing world. So, naturally, when Canonical released 16.04 LTS on 22nd April, I downloaded 16.04 ...
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apps wont maximize completely

When I maximize an app it will not take up the full screen. This started happening when I hooked up an external monitor to my laptop and now see below the picture of what happens. I press the ...
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Scaling HiDpi Full HD screen on Ubuntu Gnome (and multi monitors)

I have a 14" Full HD display screen. It's probably not qualified to be called a hidpi/retina, but it still is very dense. The problem is that the minimum 2x scaling in Tweak Tools is too much. Ideally ...
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What are all possible display types under xrandr?

I know VGA , LVDS, HDMI and DVI exist. Is there any list containing name all kind of such outputs?
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Setting up to monitors of varied resolutions - Edges cut off

I have two monitors: one is an HP LCD, capable of 1680x1050p(16:10), and a Vizio LCD, capable of 1920x1080p(16:9). This isn't a problem on Windows; I can set both screens as I need them, no problem. ...
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Grub2 doesn't display correctly - most of the time (inspiron 1090)

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini Duo (1090) with a 16GB samsung SSD and a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installation. My issue is with Grub2. Most of the time, when the laptop starts up, all I get is a blank maroon ...
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How to completely reset xrandr

Is there any command which completely resets all settings of xrandr? I have checked this and this but the command xrandr -s 0 does not reset brightness.
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understanding details of xrandr

while exploring different possibilities of my monitor with different resolutions I have been using xrandr. I wish to know what one of the outputted data of xrandr means. In the following example I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS extended display not working

I recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04LTS. But after the upgrade, my extended display is not being detected. I am connecting the second display through an HDMI port. I even tried ...
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HDMI screen gives “no signal” but VNC screen shows window manager correctly

My Ubuntu 12.04 kernel is running perfectly fine and even the desktop shows in all its glory when I connect via a VNC client from my Mac. It even recognizes my HDMI monitor that is physically plugged ...
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Dual Monitor - Side by side not working!

Before you guys do a search and claim this is a duplicate of any other question, don't bother! I've been through them all! I've tried everything I could find! Okay, so the problem is I can't set my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Dual monitor doesn't work after booting

I've done a Ubuntu 16.04 fresh installation and now my dual monitors doesn't work after booting. This is what happens during booting: 1) When I boot the main monitor works and asks for my HD ...
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How to reset Display and Monitor > Display Configuration > Scale Display

On upgrading to 16.04 from 15.10, my font size was tiny. Somewhere I found the suggestion to go to: System Settings > Display and Monitor > Display Configuration > Scale Display And change the ...
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16.04 - resolution change breaks up the display [duplicate]

I'm running a Virtualbox VM with Ubuntu. I've installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and the guest additions to automatically change the resolution every time that I change the size of the virtual box. This ...
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Tears in chrome after upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04

I recently updated Ubuntu from 15.10 to 16.04 and right after, I started noticing tears in viewing webpages in chromium (and nowhere else). I tried googling the problem but couldn't find anything. ...
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Two monitors - primary, secondary?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and to motherboard (GA-Z170-D3H with Intel HD Graphic 530) I have connected two monitors. First (primary) on DVI and second (secondary) on VGA output. Secondary monitor I can ...
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How to recognise the monitoe and change resolution

System comprises Gigabyte F2A68HM-H mother board with AMD A8 7600 APU (10 core 4 compute + 6 Graphic). After installing Unbuntu Mate 16.04, Monitor ( 18" MAG Inovision) is not recognised and the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Display Problem

I upgraded 15.10 to 16.04 without seeing the warnings that AMD Proprietary drivers will no longer work. The upgrade proceeded normally, however, my screen is at 1400 X 1050 (4:3) and the display ...
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Dual Monitors - Mirrored Displays and disabled Wi-Fi until Reboot?

Update: There are related posts with dual monitor issues e. g. Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 - Still, there are two points that make this question different: Wireless feature is ...
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How to set Display Resolution while having to use “NOMODESET” on boot

I have a Samsung laptop with a Radeon graphics chip. Live-Images and graphical installation have always worked on this laptop with the proper resolution of 1366x768. However, after Ubuntu had been ...
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Driver/Resolution Problem Makes MATE 16.04 Useless

Just installed ubuntu mate 16.04 64-bit. Have screen resolution set as 1600x1200, which produces temporarily workable but distorted screen images. Native resolution is 1920x1080, but selecting that ...
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Dual display not working after 16.04 upgrade

I recently upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 via dist-upgrade. Immediately afterwards, my second monitor stopped working. I am using an AMD 7850 APU, and both monitors are plugged in to the motherboard - ...
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Display blurry during and after 16.04 install

Long-term user cannot install 16.04 for the above reason - display blurry and out of focus during and after install. 15.10 fine in all flavors. No flavor OK in 16.04. Intel integrated graphics. ...
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Can't change multi monitor display positions in Ubuntu 16.04

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 and most things are working great :) However, I have a 3 monitor setup and I'm not able to adjust the relative positions of the displays. If I try and ...
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How do I reset display settings?

How do I reset the display settings either through recovery mode or a terminal?
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Does ubuntu damage some LCDs?

This is my story with Ubuntu. I'm a programmer, so I think Linux is the best for me. I have an Acer Aspire 5732 Z, with 4GB Ram and Pentium(R) Dual-core 2.20GHz Processor. My Graphics card is : ...
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How do I get rid of the this display rendering problem (there are tiny lines everywhere)?

I did not have this problem in the start when I had Windows but it was present when I had Elementary OS before Ubuntu. edit : I am using ubuntu 15.10 but I had elementary OS before this and that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 updated last night - HDMI video stopped working

Ubuntu 14.04 with an integrated Intel graphics card that has worked for 6 months connected only to a Samsung TV via HDMI. Software update ran last night, installed some new packages. After ...
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screen size - resolution in ubuntu 14.04

screenshot of the working ubuntu OS, cut in the half and cannot move to right or left Hello to all, I am a newbie here, actually this is my very first question on this platform. I tried ...
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Symantic dialogs too high — how to fix?

I've a laptop with a display roughly 768 pixels high. I'm using symantic to edit my sources and sometimes it doesn't like something. Its error dialog is sized from the top of my display to below the ...
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Display settings do not show correct resolution options for secondary display

I currently have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an Acer Aspire E1-510 laptop with an Acer X223w as a secondary monitor. The graphics card is an Intel Bay Trail. The laptop resolution is fine but the ...
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Screen resolution messed up after installing DisplayPort

I removed the DVI cord between my monitor and NVIDIA GTX 960 and replaced it with a DisplayPort cable. When I turned Ubuntu back on the resolution was bad and I could only see the top left of my ...
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added display moves icons to extended desktop

I have my laptop set up with an extended display in Ubuntu mate. when I add the screen, all my desktop Icons move to the extended portion. How do I prevent that from happening? I have been using ...
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VLC displays green frames for a split second

I use 2 displays in portrait mode my GPU is nvidia gtx 650ti 2GB and the driver version is 352.64 I use ubuntu 15.10 When I am in full screen mode (full in one screen) VLC shows wither a full green ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 detects a not-present display in monitor settings

I have an Asus K53SC that has Ubuntu 15.10 installed, and in monitor settings it detects a not really present second monitor called Unknown Display. Sometimes it enabled automatically itself, and I ...
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Nvidia Gpu glitching and freezing the screen

After installing my Nvidia graphics card and booting the system I tried opening Firefox while loading the screen froze and I got a lot of pixel ate yellow/green dots all over the display. That ...
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My Display doesn't cover my entire screen

I had a problem with my Nvidia gpu and I removed it. I really need to reinstall it for recording my game and when I did it launched using only a small portion of my screen. Also when launching OBS it ...