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Poor video quality 12.04

Using both a Dell 17" monitor and a HP 1740 I get bad video quality with a Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I tried all of the resolution settings with the monitors, but the fonts are multi-colored and smaller ...
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1answer
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Xubuntu Monitor issue

I did a presentation with my laptop with an external monitor (using latest Xubuntu). After the end of the presentation my laptop ran out of battery. When I got home an logged in again, I had only a ...
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30 views

Second monitor not on by default

When I log in, my second monitor is "off" by default; Ubuntu acts as if it's not connected. I can enable it by going to System Settings -> Displays and flipping the OFF switch to ON, but I'd rather ...
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8 views

No display on main monitor and screen distortion/flickering on external monitor; I can't read the instructions

I use 12.04 LTS on my Acer E1-472G, but it displays nothing on the monitor. If I connect an external monitor, it displays distorted images in diagonally separated sections. I do not understand any of ...
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1answer
34 views

Disable laptop monitor when there is an external monitor

How can I configure Xorg so that when a certain external monitor is attached to my laptop via HDMI, that external monitor becomes the main monitor and the laptop monitor is switched off? Obviously I ...
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0answers
35 views

How can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a "cropping" black bar ...
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0answers
19 views

pressing any physical button/key causes external monitor to shut off

So I'm pretty new with Ubuntu. Well Linux in general. Anyway, whenever i switch to an external display with my laptop (hp pavilion dv6000) and press any key on my keyboard or media control bar, it ...
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102 views

How do I get the two external monitors connected to my laptop to stop mirroring each other?

I have a Lenovo T440 laptop on 12.04 with two external monitors attached (running through one VGA port that goes to this splitter). Right now Ubuntu is counting the two external monitors as one (they ...
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0answers
49 views

HDMI Display Screen Resolution Resets

After I managed to solve my issues with the HDMI - VGA converter by reinstalling Ubuntu, I was wondering why Ubuntu keeps my resolution settings in some cases and loses them in others. I've written a ...
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1answer
38 views

Multiple Monitors: Monitor not turning on

I'm having trouble configuring my laptop display with the external monitor. I use the laptop most at home where I connect it to an external monitor and turn the display off. However I still need to ...
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0answers
59 views

Setting DVI monitor as primary display

I'm trying to set things for Youtube hangouts and capturing my desktop but it always records my secondary monitor instead of my moin one. None of the following works: Setting the primary display in ...
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1answer
88 views

Lubuntu VM - how to make external monitor on left side of primary monitor

I am using lubuntu as a virtual machine and my host OS is windows 8 and I connected an external monitor and it is to the right of my primary monitor. How do I change it so that it is to the left of my ...
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60 views

Ubuntu on Mac Mini Monitor Display

I have Ubuntu installed in two machines: a laptop and a Mac Mini. While in the Laptop the screen is fine, on Mac Mini the resolutions option showing are only two and neither match perfectly well. ...
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0answers
16 views

Acer Emachines Screen Jumbled

I have an Acer emachines El321-18se that uses an NVIDIA GeForce graphics. I recently installe Ubuntu 13.04 and from time to time the screen gets jumbled and distorted. I try to recreate the issue but ...
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1answer
284 views

Black Display in Xubuntu 13.10

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 a while ago. Everything was great up until just now when I tried to connect to an external monitor. After connecting the VGA cable from my laptop to the monitor I tried to ...
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0answers
53 views

How do I toggle screen geometry with hotkeys?

My main computer is a laptop with an external monitor and I need set up hotkeys to switch between two display modes: external monitor only (1920*1080) internal + external monitor (1280*800 + ...
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0answers
156 views

Ubuntu extend desktop mode [acer 4732z]

I have acer 4732z with ubuntu 13.10 installed. but I can't get how to make it to extend desktop mode when I plug a monitor to my notebook. I only can switch to monitor only laptop display only ...
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0answers
155 views

How do you change which monitor displays the Grub login screen?

I have my computer plugged into my monitor and my Big screen TV through HDMI, whenever I boot it wants to show the Grub2 bootloader on the TV and not on the monitor, this hurts my neck .. lmao ... the ...
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0answers
76 views

Second monitor to mirror specific workspace

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME and I'm looking for a way of making a second monitor display a specific workspace, for example the 2. workpace. If I switch workspaces at the primary desktop, the second screen ...
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1answer
47 views

Dual monitor wont play media centre on primary screen

I am running ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop that is connected to my TV. Everything seems to work fine but when I open my media centre (XBMC) it will only run in full screen on the laptop. I have changed the ...
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0answers
123 views

No display after boot. If I connect external monitor, things work fine

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my new laptop after connecting external monitor. Reason being, display was becoming too faded on laptop screen if I don't attach external monitor. Screen is working ...
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1answer
98 views

Monitor resolution isn't selectable

I've got a 2560x1440 monitor, connected with a dual-link DVI cable. When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04, the resolution is 1600X1200 by default, and in Systems Settings->Displays, the highest resolution ...
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3answers
998 views

Laptop monitor turns off when external monitors plugged in

Just a heads up, I'm brand new to ubuntu and linux as a whole, so go easy on me. I just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Thinkpad T430. A few bumps along the way, but I'm learning this new system ...
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1answer
285 views

How to force native resolution on secondary monitor?

So, yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my laptop (1920x1200), which I mainly use docked with a second monitor (ViewSonic VA720, VGA, 1280x1024). At first the second monitor wasn't detected at all, so I ...
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1answer
74 views

How do i view and access my windows 7 laptop from my ubuntu desktop?

The desktop has 2 outputs for monitor display: Can I plug in a vga chord from my laptop to the desktop? and control (the mouse and keyboard) the laptop from my ubuntu desktop? I was thinking of ...
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0answers
95 views

My laptop no longer disables output when lid is closed

When I first installed Ubuntu 12.04, when I closed my laptop's lid it would disable the output to the laptop monitor and only recognize the HDMI out as the single monitor for the OS (so all programs ...
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2answers
863 views

why is my second monitor stuck on 4:3 at 1024X768

I have been using a second monitor for a while now, and until I connected it to our TV via the VGA port everything went well. Then, yesterday morning, after I unplugged the VGA cable from the TV and ...
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3answers
754 views

How to remove the black bar at the top of my screen?

The display area is not fit to my monitor(1440x900) and there is a black bar at the top of my screen. The bottom of the display area can't be displayed. How can I deal with this problem? I wonder if ...
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1answer
81 views

Secondary Monitor Goes off upon logging in

I am using dell xps 14z laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, when booting up it detects the secondary monitor [Viewsonic] but upon entering the username/password , the secondary monitor goes blank . when I open ...
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1answer
270 views

Power off the monitor on install Ubuntu 13.04

When i try to install Ubuntu 13.04 , I have problem to display . In first i see the page same as blank after about 5 sec monitor power off and get to standby mode but the dvd-rom is worked hard and ...
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0answers
189 views

Not possible to set monitor/display configuration permanent

I have got stucked in how to permanent set my monitor/display resolution Ubuntu does NOT detect my monitor without always use default. my_user@my_computer:~$ sudo xrandr --newmode "1680x1050" ...
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1answer
504 views

Screen flickers with Nvidia GPU

When I install the Nvidia driver (have tried both current and post-release current) the monitor flickers every time I open a new window/program such as Firefox. I don't know what else I'm going to do? ...
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1answer
360 views

12.10 Black screen on boot after unplugging external monitor

Here is my story: 1. I plugged an external VGA monitor to my laptor (Dell Vostro 3550) and configured dual display using System Settings/Displays. Everything worked well 2. I unplugged the external ...
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2answers
6k views

How to disable laptop's LCD and use external monitor as only output?

My laptop's LCD broke and I removed it. Now I permanently added a monitor via HDMI. How can I set up Ubuntu 12.10 to only use and show the external monitor and disable the LCD? Right now, I cannot ...
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1answer
455 views

External monitor stopped working [closed]

I have an ASUS notebook with ubuntu 12.10. My external monitor was working fine but after unpluging/repluging it, it's now detected as "unknown" in my display settings, and I don't get any signal on ...
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0answers
976 views

Savage S3 and Lubuntu (or any flavour) 12.10 big issue

Please be nice with me: I spent all the night with it and I'm exausted. I've got an old Acer Aspire1300 15"(512+256RAM and 1.3 mhz cpu). I tried all night installing Lubuntu, XUbuntu.. lspci -k ...
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0answers
117 views

Leave server's monitor off while using RDP

I'm connecting my work desktop from my home laptop using Windows RDP. My work desktop ("server") is running xrdp, and vino as a VNC server. It is important to say that I'm using the same session when ...
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210 views

Display and projector got messy after screensaver or energy saver

I'm a professor and I use Ubuntu to show my students presentations about the content. I get my laptop connected to a projector available in the room and, that works just fine at first glance. No keys ...
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0answers
153 views

How do I enable a third display with my setup?

I've been able to extend my monitor onto two displays at once, but I can't get it to work with three. When I use the System Settings > Display, it gives me the following error when I try to output to ...
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0answers
158 views

How do I change the maximum resolution of my computer for multiple monitors?

I am trying to enable three monitors for my setup in Ubuntu 12.10. My card is a Raedon 5700 HD series. When I try to extend my display to any additional monitors, I get the following error: required ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I rotate my display when not using an X Server?

I have a widescreen monitor that rotates. I'm trying to use it in 'landscape' mode (vertical). This is easy in the GUI. How do I rotate my display when I am not running an X Server or when I am ...
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vote
1answer
155 views

AO522 ubuntu 12.10 several reboot incase of black screen

My acer aspire one 522 with a new ubuntu 12.10 or Kubuntu 12.10 installation (dual boot with win7) sometimes has a black screen but if I reboot once or more, I can login on desktop. How can I fix ...
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2answers
5k views

Ubuntu stops using Nvidia driver after kernel upgrade

Just updated and restarted, Ubuntu's doesn't display correctly. After restart, the desktop now looks like this. I've temporarily switched to the Nouveau driver. The update history reveals the kernel ...
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239 views

Dual monitor setup.Workspace switcher allignment problem

I have a dual monitor setup.The two monitors have different sizes and resolutions.When I use the workspace switcher option,I see the screens as shown in the screenshot. Why cant I see all the ...
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0answers
1k views

Display problems on Ubuntu 12.10 : “ERROR Couldn't find PLL settings for mode!”

It seems like there's been such problems with external monitors for a while, but even if I updated everything I knew that could be upgraded, I still face the same problem. I have an old laptop that ...
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4answers
15k views

Ubuntu 12.10 won't display properly after kernel upgrade [closed]

After updating my system today, Ubuntu's doesn't display correctly. The desktop was working properly before, but now it looks like this: I had to use the terminal to run Synaptic package manager, ...
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3answers
3k views

How do I set the native resolution on an HP Mini 210-1004sa?

FYI: My Netbook model is HP Mini 210-1004sa, which comes with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, and has a display 10.1" Active Matrix Colour TFT 1024 x 600. I recently removed Windows 7 Starter ...
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votes
2answers
574 views

Automatically change resolution when not in dock

I have Ubuntu 11.04 (yep, I know it's old news) on my Lenovo W520. At home, I have a dock with dual monitors. I have a pretty decent setup - things work almost perfectly (hence the reason I'm ...
2
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0answers
599 views

I can't set 1280x1024 resolution in 12.04

After installing a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC, Ubuntu can't detect my monitor which is a Phillips 190c 19". With 10.10, I used 1280x1024 and on Nvidia drivers I was able to see my monitor brand. ...
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2answers
2k views

Monitor not being correctly detected, restricting screen resolution

I have just updated to 12.04 and I have only one choice of screen resolution now, and it is incorrect (1024x768). I believe the correct resolution for my display is 1366 x 768. It is on an Acer Aspire ...