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

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Font size adjustment

When I booted my laptop today, something strange happened. It seams as if the font size of the System is changed to a extremely small one. Titles of windows, the browser bar in Firefox, Terminal, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtual Machine (Scale for highdpi)

I have a macbook pro with retina display and I wanted to install ubuntu in a virtual machine since I need it for work. In my case I installed using parallels and setup a vm with Ubuntu 14.04. All ...
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Command to cycle displays in Xfce

One can change displays in Xfce from GUI by choosing between Laptop Mirror Displays Extend to the Right Monitor Is there a command to cycle between these options? - so that I associate it to a ...
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How can I get rid of mouse trails?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 in my PC. Everything is fine, but the cursor is displayed like a continuous wave, wherever the cursor goes so many cursors will be displayed like a path for at least ...
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System font is too small

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS with Unity, here's the uname output: Linux e530 3.13.0-44-generic #73-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 16 00:22:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My difficulty is that ...
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Problem with Resolution in my Notebook

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Notebook Philco PHN14005, but the screen is not good and it looks so big. Here is a screenshot of it: How can I fix this problem with resolution display?
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How can I mirror one of the screens in a 3-monitor setup?

Is it possible to have 2 extended monitors and get the third being a mirror of one of the two extended? I'm pretty sure it's not possible through the interface but it may be possible through ...
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display settings zoom

I'm using Ubuntu (don't know what version, from the past month), and accidentally changed under settings -> display the bar at the bottom that doing zoom to the environment. Now it exceeds my ...
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Display shutsdown suddenly, but PC is working

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit two days ago on an HP Compaq 6510 b laptop (4GB RAM, Intel Core2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz × 2), and I have a problem. Suddenly everything stops moving (example: mouse ...
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Nvidia drivers just wont work, what do I do?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have 2 GTX 970's in my computer with three monitors. I want to utilize all the monitors while on Ubuntu but when ever I go to download the Nvidia drivers there are ...
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How to get dual monitors working with Nvidia in Ubuntu 14.10

I just got a new Dell XPS15 whic has an Nvidia GeForce GT 750m card in it. After trying every variation of driver setup between Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10, I finally have a "usable" system, but I'm ...
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Kubuntu/Macbook: Monitor not detected. Mini display port to vga adapter

I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro to external Samsung VGA monitor via mini display port to VGA adapter. But the monitor is not being detected. It is working fine with osX It is not detected in ...
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Display resolution for Dell Monitor gone after update

After updating my Ubuntu 14.04 software today, my display properties stopped recognizing the Dell monitor I'm using. I'm stuck at 1024x768 whereas this morning I had options to go to the rull ...
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Problem with video output scaling / desktop rendering

There is a problem with rendering my desktop and I don’t know the cause much less how to fix it… First, Ubuntu was connected to three monitors. One of the monitors was a TV. Here the problem occurred ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 broken

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and the screen is blank and unable to login. When CTRL-ALT-F1 to a console and performing the following recommendations here didnt solve my ...
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Display goes weird on raising lid after keeping it closed for some time

I've got Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio SVE15137. The issue is, when I shut the lid of the laptop (my settings let it stay running, it doesn't suspend or lock the screen), and raise the lid after,say, ...
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How do I stop my screen from shifting when my mouse moves to my other monitor

I have two screens and when I move my mouse from my primary display to my secondary one, my screen gets dragged over to display my secondary display on my primary monitor along side my primary screen, ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 Screen Resolution problem

I'm still pretty new to Ubuntu. I had things working fine, but then a recent update seemed to run into some problems and now my screen resolution is all out-of-whack. It looks like 800x600 even ...
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Application window is surrounded by a black frame [duplicate]

The window of the application is surrounded by a black frame. It is just not happening in one account, it is happening in every account such as administrator and guest. I can't use terminal, but I can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wont detect second monitor connected to second graphics card

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have 2 HD 7970's that I prefer to run in "Crossfire Disabled" mode to keep my temps lower. I have a 1440p display and a 1080p display. However, With crossfire off and ...
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Shawdow drag effect on display in portrait mode

I just got a new AOC 27 inch pivot monitor (AOC Q2770PQU). I've got it connected to a System 76 Galago Pro laptop with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4750HQ CPU @ 2.00GHz with Intel Haswell Mobile graphics. ...
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I only have one display resolution

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bits in a netbook Noblex nt1001. At first the screen went black from the begining, so I run GRUB in "nomodeset" but failed in finding a driver in the conventional way so ...
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How to set custom display resolution normally

I need help with setting a custom display resolution on Linux Ubuntu, because I have a shitty TV which is actually 1080p, but 1080p looks like crap on it. However, 1776x1000 looks perfect, but Ubuntu ...
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Suddenly Black Screen and CPU fan high speed with CPU2 100% usage

I am a newbie at Ubuntu on a Fujitsu T8300 laptop with 2.4Ghz 2GB ram. My problem is that when I open multiple file or firefox, CPU2 goes to 100% and CPU1 < 50% and suddenly the screen goes black. ...
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X Server does not show built-in thinkpad display. Distorting everything in non-mirrored multi-display set-up.

I recently returned to ubuntu (14.10) and I'm currently trying to get my multiple monitor setup to work properly. It worked fine after the first setup in the desired configuration: A 1600x900 ...
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Changing resolution

Im trying to get Ubuntu to run at a higher resolution using xrandr and am having problems. I do fine when I run: xrandr --newmode "1440x900_59.90" 106.29 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync ...
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Glitchy screen when using DVI and main user

I recently got a new ASUS monitor, but I have a big issue when trying to get past the login screen. When using the HDMI cord this does not happen. When using the DVI I am able to see the login screen ...
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Sometimes typing is there sometimes not

New to 14.04 and I have noticed that in some applications (adding new accounts and in the terminal) as I type the data may or may not appear. For example, when connecting my google account nothing is ...
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How am I resetting my display? And how to I set it back?

I am not sure what I am doing here, but I've now twice managed to blow up my display to 200% of my screen size. The first time it happened, I'd just installed playonlinux with apt-get. The second ...
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Lubuntu Display brightness

Just installed Lubuntu 14.10 on my machine. I cannot change the display brightness. I have a slider in my power settings but it does nothing. Cannot post screenshot of the slider because of no rep ...
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Two Displays at two Graphic Cards

i am a beginner and i try to set up two Displays at Ubuntu 14.10 Display 1 @ AMD R9 290 Display 2 @ AMD Radeon HD 7870 If i install the AMD (FGLRX) Driver it is not possiable to activate Display 2 ...
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How to make the right hand monitor the primary monitor

This has been discussed before. I tried similar (older) solutions, without succes. I am using 14.04 with nvidia proprietary drivers. In the nvidia xcontrol, I can set which display is primary, but ...
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Ubuntu is deciding to only run in 1024x768

While I am waiting for my new SSD to arrive I am running Ubuntu on a pen drive. For some reason my display is stuck on 1026x768, and doesn't allow any higher even though my laptop display goes to ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 while display is distorted

I'm currently trying to install ver. 14.04 booting off of a USB, however my display is distorted. I believe I need to install the correct video card drivers, but how can I do that if I can't get ...
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Some aplications run, but have no visible application window

I have a strange problem with the visibility of application windows (Unity / 14.04). Sometimes an application seems to be running, but without a visible window. When I click on their launcher icon, ...
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Xubuntu - screen flipped upside down

I was trying to fix a different problem when suddenly my screen switched upside down - rotated 180 degrees. How can I fix this. I'm on Xubuntu 14.10 and a Dell Latitude e6420.
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Second display screen detected but not usable (though is working fine). Using x.org nouveau driver

The display settings for my laptop and separate screen aren't working correctly. The screen resolution for my 14" laptop won't set correctly and my preferred (larger) display screen is not usable in ...
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Ubuntu RTMP server output video over cvbs

I want to stream video from Adobe_Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) to an RTMP server (nginx, ffserver or crtmp) installed on a Cubieboard (cb2), and output that video stream over CVBS (RCA yellow, red, ...
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DISPLAY variable blank. 12.04.5 LTS on virtualbox

I've researched some for an answer to what seems a common question but I still need more help. I am a complete newbie. I installed ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS on Oracle Virtualbox 64bit set up for ubuntu. ...
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My launcher and menu bar don't exist after finally getting 14.04 to boot on MacBook Pro 5 1?

Can anyone help me out, I am a total noob to Linux, but I am dedicated to learning !! Any point in the right direction would be much appreciated!! I have tried a few things that I found on thus site, ...
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Want to disable built-in screen by default

Some background: My old, well-loved laptop has kicked the bucket. The normally well-backlit screen is entirely, illegibly darkened. It seems to my inexpert inspection to be a hardware problem well ...
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launcher hangs ubuntu 14.10 in high resolution display

Issue occurs when I click on launcher, display hangs and unable to recover session. Top bar graphics goes awol. This only happens when I using the highest resolution display (1920x1080), all of the ...
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Resize desktop to fit HDTV output

I'm new to Linux and trying to learn to love it. At the moment, I'm using a mid-spec laptop that I connect to a 37" HDTV via an HDMI cable. This setup suits me really well and works (almost) ...
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AMD Catalyst, Ubuntu 14.04, mis-identification, underscan, and other woes

I have a ubuntu 14.04, AMD A8 APU based hardware, and Catalyst CC (14.10?) installed. The screen is a JVC 40" HD LED LCD connected via HDMI. The issues are: 1) Catalyst thinks the display is a ...
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Live USB 14.04 Dash works but other windows do not

I'm testing out Ubuntu on my son's new laptop in order to make sure it will work well enough for him. It's an HP Home Notebook PC that is AMD based and specifically has this graphics driver: AMD ...
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Ubuntu stuck with old monitor's max resolution?

I was using 1280x768 and it looked blurry. So I went to Displays and tried to change to the maximum resolution: 1366x768. But it threw a limit error. Only then I realized that was my old monitors ...
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thinkpad 10 running 14.10 2 external monitors not recognized

I am using a Thinkpad 10 tablet, model number: TP00064AFX, running ubuntu 14.10. I would like to extend the screen to 2 23" asus monitors. They displayed upon plugin on windows 8.1 however when I ...
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How to prevent kernel or any broadcast messages from flooding the TTYs?

Is there a way to stop the ttys from being flooded by the kernel messages? The display shows a continuous stream of messages (which are also logged in the /var/log directory). Every text I key in ...
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How to properly connect second Monitor via HDMI?

I have a Samsung Series 9 900X4D Notebook with an Intel Core i5 3317U CPU ( Intel HD Graphics 4000 ). The main displays resolution is 1600x900. I would like to use a second display with my microHDMI ...
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How to lower refresh rate on external display (projector) from 75 hz to 60 hz

I have a projector that is 3D Ready, but it can only handle a refresh rate of 60 Hz to use the 3D settings, yet for some reason it defaults to 75 Hz when I plug it in through the HDMI port (the only ...