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

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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 Screen Blank on Kubuntu

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 ...
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Monitor identifier won't disappear after updgrade to Ubuntu Studio 14.04

I have my TV plugged into the HDMI port of my laptop, and have them both displaying the same thing. There's a tab at the bottom, in the middle (saying display: HDMI1 and the resolution). I'm not sure ...
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Two display monitors instead of built-in display

I have two monitors and my laptop's built-in display. However, my laptop has only a 15 inch screen, so I would like to use my two monitors instead of one monitor and my built-in display. I have ...
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Problem with ATi graphics card

I'm in need of some help with a screen resolution issue. I'm currently running a copy Ubuntu 14.04 for desktops, and the only screen resolution options I have are 1024x768 and 800x600. This makes ...
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Low resolution after upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04

I am having difficulties after the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 - resolution is set to 640x480 and I can't change it neither from Displays nor using xrandr (xrandr says that current, lowest, and max ...
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Is this 4k resolution support, or 1080-?

I am having an issue with Ubuntu. I am running the latest version under Oracles VirtualBox. The highest resolution it will accept is 1600x1200. I have a new Samsung 28" UHD 4k display. I need to run ...
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Display calibration in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm experiencing problems with my display. My monitor displays weird whites. In windows I can use Calibrate Display Color wizard and set the color balance of rgb to extreme low to fix it but cant ...
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How to get different text scaling for different displays?

I have a laptop with a fairly high resolution on a small display (14"). My external monitor 27" has a lower resolution than the laptop display. I would like for the text to be similar size on both ...
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Make external display resolution auto set

everytime i connect to external display i have to type these commands to set optimum resolution: $ xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" 85.25 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync $ ...
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Laptop detecting VGA port which isn't there. How to disable it? Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to disable the VGA port permanently, for all users? My Dell Inspiron 15 (3135) laptop has no VGA port, but System Settings> Screen Display shows the built-in display and a second ...
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ubuntu 14.04 displays garbage text on boot

i just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop acer E1-571G and came across this problem. On startup the monitor displays garbage text and continuously jumps between console and loading screen i was ...
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error messages while launching ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

Launching Ubuntu, for a few seconds are shown some error messages, maybe about some disk errors. I have shot a photo from the screen and put it under What happens, how urgent is it to do something ...
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Unable to make double screen configuration work

I am having problems with my video setup. I have a laptop (ubuntu 14.4) with a Nvidia Geforce GT-420M and a screen with 1366x768 resolution and I often connect to it a 22'' full hd monitor. As long as ...
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Display randomly goes into wrong position

Running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Mac Mini, using open source ATI driver (more info below). After some time running in Xorg, the display 'rearranges' itself so the beginning and the end of the screen (at ...
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What's the difference between putting display to sleep and switching off the display?

When I mess with my power options, I have the options: Put display to sleep when computer is inactive for: Switch off display when computer is inactive for: What is the difference between ...
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My Halo Custom Edition screen is clear when I run it

When I run Halo Custom Edition, with Wine, the screen is transparent and all I hear is the audio playing, I have already went past the PigGen.dll issue, so that's not the case.
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Trusty Tahr upgrade and NO MENUS showing

I don't know much about Ubuntu having only installed it on my HP Mini laptop to replace a rubbish starter version of Windows (I wasn't prepared to pay to upgrade). I have just installed Trusty Tahr ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DIsplay Problem

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Thinkpad T530 machine with nvidia NVS 5400M graphics. When I boot to ubuntu, I always stuck at the dark purple screen with 'ubuntu' at the center and five red dots under ...
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About Brightness

I have hp probook 4540s with intel hd graphics and amd radeon hd graphics.i have installed ubuntu 14.04lts I got problem in brightness. The brightness of screen is not decreasing. Also laptop is ...
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Display troubles

Currently I installed the latest version of Xubuntu and like what I see so far, until... I get a few screen tears here and there, so I changed my additional driver settings, but... I need the Nvidia ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 340 Prime only detect one monitor?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and Mini Display Port Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-340 and ...
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Screen flickers and flashes red

We recently installed 14.04 on our school computers, which are these new Lenovo all-in-ones. The computer is a Lenovo ThinkCentre M73z with an i3-4130 processor, Haswell graphics. The problem is, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 x64 display issue

I am having Acer Aspire 5742Z Model-PEW71 laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M.I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 with dual boot with Windows 7. After installation it was working good. I installed Java ...
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Troubleshooting reproducible LCD blackscreen crash

I have a Latitude D630 that happily runs Ubuntu 32-bit 14.04LTS. However, if I open a specific chrome application in chromium or chrome and attempt to open a particular menu in that app, the entire ...
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Two monitor setup, icons / programs default to left screen all the time

I have dual monitor setup with my right monitor being my primary one. When I run a program or create an icon it always appears on the left monitor instead of the right one, even though the right ...
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Cannot get a 2160p (4K) display to work

I have a lenovo X1 carbon laptop, and an external display (Philips 288P6) attached to the DisplayPort of it. The monitor can do 3840x2160 resolution, as demonstrated by the Windows 8.1 that ships with ...
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How do I reset an ICC profile in Ubuntu?

I was playing with the color manager for my display and things went too far. I would like to undo applied profiles, or set it to default.
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Ubuntu Display Problem

When i start the pc it boots fine but then it just shows gray background and nothing else if i move the mouse it shows the cursor on the gray screen also i am able to login into it by typing "Enter ...
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Chinese checking-hard-disk-message incorrectly displayed

When Ubuntu is blocked by certain unknown cause, I have to press the power key to force my computer power off. In this case, when Ubuntu is rebooted, it will check hard disks. Before 11.10 those ...
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can't use 1080p. only 1024 on 768

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old htpc and for some reason i cannot output 1080p video. i already tried going to the display settings, though my highest available resolution was 1024 on 768. In ...
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ubuntu kylin 14.04 display problem

I've just installed UBUNTU kylin 14.04 and when I enter to desktop my screen is full of vertical colored lines.
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Kubuntu 14.04 Color Correction - like Intel HD and Nvidia Color Correction in Windows (more colorfull screen)

My question is in the title. How to make that work? My laptop is Lenovo B570 - it has Intel HD3000 and Nvidia 410M My primary target for color correction is the Intel Card - and to have everything ...
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How can I adjust screen brightness on Toshiba C665-X5010?

I am using Toshiba C665-X5010 laptop having NVIDIA GeForce 315M GPU. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently and I couldn't adjust my screen brightness. Please help me.
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Why is my Display Controller Intel when I have nvidia graphics card?

When I run lspci command i get this: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd ...
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3 Display configuration help with intel intergrated graphics - Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome classic or Unity)

I've been trying to set up my dock station with 3 displays with no luck. I have a i5 HP Elitebook 8440p laptop docked on a HP VB043AA Docking station that has a vga, a dvi and a display port. I have ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on DELL Vostro 3445 but display is jerky

I have installed ubutu 14.04.1 on dell vostro 3445, but screen transitions, movements are jerky (not smooth). What ca be the remedy?
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Gnome 14.04 64-bit: HDMI Resolution 1920x1080 but displayed as 640x480

I just did a fresh install of ubuntu gnome 14.04 64 bit. During the installation I had my 22" screen attached to it and the image looked good and no problems at all. Problem I connected my tv with ...
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display issue when opening Firefox - 32-bit vs 64 bit

I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5300 that I originally installed the 64-bit version of 13.10 on. Ocasionally, when I opened Firefox the screen would get blurry with colored lines quickly moving ...
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Wrong Resolutions after NVidia Driver

I have some issues with the NVidia Driver. When I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 the screen resolution could not detect the mode 1280x1024. I have created the mode 1280 x 1024 using xrandr. After ...
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CUDA installation concern

I have installed CUDA on Ubuntu 14.04, and midway through, it had suggested in one or more of the console messages, that I can expect some surprise concerning my GPU / monitor / display driver ...
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possible bug for display resolution in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Virtual Box hypervisor, and when trying to change the default display resolution (namely 800x600) I realised there are no other values for that. Therefore it is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not give resolution option that Vista gives

I have a dual boot machine with Windows Vista Home and Ubuntu 14.04 just recently installed. It has a GeForce 6100 nForce 405 internal graphics processor. In Vista I can set my monitor to 1280x720 ...