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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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50 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 ...
2
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0answers
18 views

How to set a temporary custom desktop width for a broken display

I need to temporarily limit the horizontal extension of the Ubuntu environment, because the display is broken and its rightmost quarter is full of vertical lines, making the top panel menus not ...
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1answer
140 views

How to connect computer to tv with hdmi?

I am trying to connect my laptop with my tv using an hdmi cable. It has worked with an vga cable, but my problem is that the screen does appear, but it freezes and nothing happens. The screen is also ...
2
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1answer
56 views

Can I adjust computer display size to fit broken screen?

The right 1/4 of my HP laptop screen is broke and does not display anything. I would like to adjust the display of the screen to fit in the 3/4 of the screen that works. I do not want to change the ...
0
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1answer
55 views

I unchecked “dim the display”, but it's still diming

I have problem on my asus k55a running ubuntu 13.10. I have unchecked "Dim screen to save power" in Brightness & Lock, but the screen is still dimming after a while. This is very annoying when I'm ...
0
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1answer
76 views

How can I display laptop screen on the TV by HDMI in Kubuntu

I have installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. My problem is when I connect HDMI cable between my laptop and TV. Two screens will work: *screen 1 (Laptop) *screen 2 (TV) how can I change them to be ...
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1answer
329 views

13.10 brightness flickering MSI Wind U100

Vanilla install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my MSI Wind U100. Intel graphics card I think. Auto brightness flickers up and down, brightness hud display top-right also flickers. Interrupts input so need to ...
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1answer
57 views

Add asymmetrical margin on LCD display?

My old laptop display is starting to break, and I have many dead pixels and other physical issues on the left side of the screen only. Of course I should get a new monitor (or ideally a new laptop), ...
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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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0answers
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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39 views

Display problem black screen

I have installed UBUNTU 12.04LTS on my desktop. However, during work, the display suddenly becomes black. As the cursor is moved, it starts displaying the normal background as if it is being painted ...
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0answers
297 views

Half/quarter of the native resolution on a MacBook with Retina display

I have a MacBook Pro notebook with native resolution of 2560x1600 which makes all my desktop details unreadable. I tried increasing DPI, but icons remain small, so I decided to decrease display ...
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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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0answers
29 views

Display going out during install

I'm installing Ubuntu from a USB stick to a blank USB and every time I go through the installation process (whether it be through the display port of my GPU or without the GPU and straight out of the ...
5
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1answer
802 views

Is it possible to have two different DPI configurations for two different screens?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.3 with NVidia drivers (319) for my Quadro K2100M graphic card, and when I switch my main 3200x1800 laptop screen to mode 1920x1080 (using nvidia-settings), the display goes ...
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0answers
83 views

Can't set native resolution

My Lenovo T61 has a native resolution of 1440x900, but Ubuntu will allow me nothing higher than 1024x768. What can I do? I should at least be able to go up to the native resolution of the laptop.
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0answers
7 views

How do I prevent ubuntu server from blanking the screen? [duplicate]

I am running 12.04 ubuntu server and my screen blanks after some time. I am unabel to unblank it without power cycling the computer. I can however log in via ssh and type who see that the tty1 ...
3
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4answers
210 views

Ubuntu 12.04 white stripes on second monitor

My dual monitor settings worked perfectly fine until just recently. Now the resolution on the second monitor is very low and it shows white vertical stripes. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME 3.4. I ...
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0answers
28 views

Ubuntu 12.04 Dark Screen all the times (not just during installation)

I know that there have been lots of question about Ubuntu dark screen, but mine is really different. I have been running Ubuntu without problem, but recently sometimes the screen is really dark (but ...
0
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1answer
129 views

No login screen after boot without external monitor

I've had this issue on multiple ubuntu based distros, the most recent being elementaryOS Luna. Basically, I keep my laptop plugged into a 1280x1024 monitor at home. Whenever my laptop is powered off ...
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0answers
39 views

Half-maximized windows misplaced after switching display

I have a laptop which I often plug into a larger screen with another display resolution. Thus I'm frequently changing the screen for the system to use. Also I've recently discovered the advantages of ...
1
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0answers
105 views

After logging in, the screen gets distorted then goes blank?

I've loaded 13.04 on to my laptop, and while it worked fine when I initially installed it, I turned on my computer this morning to find the screen a mess. The screen is perfectly fine during start up ...
0
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1answer
308 views

Ubuntu display - no existent

My HP Pavillion Dv5 1004nr worked great with Ubuntu up until 11.04. Now, ever since Unity desktop environment the display has been sporadic at best. I was told that the video driver bugs (known and ...
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0answers
306 views

Problem with Ubuntu Server 12.04 Screen Flashing(Blink) and Full of text(Console)

After I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 about one hour ago, I have a problem with the screen flashing (blinking) and being full of text that I don't know what it is. byt When I boot up in Recovery ...
2
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0answers
40 views

How to dynamically change configuration of a running Xserver?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Intel's HD4000 GPU. While Xserver is running, I would like to: add a new dummy screen to a running xserver (existing session, no DM involved) set resolution of display ...
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0answers
53 views

Dell Inspiron M5110 Dimming Troubleshoot

I've had my Inspiron laptop about 3 years now (still runs windows 7) and have recently been encountering an issue in which the screen auto dims on it's own repeatedly and randomly and can only be ...
0
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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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0answers
86 views

Turning Backlight on on external Monitor

I have a lenovo laptop running xubuntu smoothly. I plugged in a dvi monitor with a hdmi to dvi wire. The display works perfectly for two seconds then the backlight turns off. I cant find a way to ...
0
votes
1answer
905 views

Screen resolution - can't get xorg.conf to use Modeline instead of EDID

Having real problems getting Ubuntu 13.04 running properly on a Sony Vaio VGC-JS1E All In One desktop PC. I also have no sound, but this question is about screen resolution. The panel in the PC has a ...
2
votes
3answers
756 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
323 views

Low graphic mode and incorrect screen resolutions in VirtualBox

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a virtual machine (using VirtualBox-4.2.12) on my Asus Eee (OS host windows xp), everything went ok during the installation, but now when I start Ubuntu a window ...
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vote
1answer
614 views

External monitor is too yellow

When I bought a new screen (Philips 227e4l) and connected it with my laptop (HP Compaq 6520) via the VGA port, the size of screen is right (1920x1080), but the color is wrong (too much yellow). How ...
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0answers
113 views

HDMI Monitor fuzzy and laggy

I have dual monitors, one 24" connected via VGA and another 23" monitor connected via HDMI, the monitor on VGA is fine, screen is clear at 1920x1080 however the HDMI connected monitor at 1920x1080 is ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Ubuntu 12.10. Can't add custom resolution

System: Ubuntu 12.10, nVidia Geforce GT240 (nvidia-current privative driver), LG display connected to VGA-0 The 1920x1080 resolution is not listed, I've added it in Windows but I'm having problems ...
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2answers
285 views

Part of an old window remains after program closes

After I close a program, part of the window remains open. The affected part of the screen remains as it was when the window was open, and it stays on top of other windows. It's not a redraw issue per ...
0
votes
0answers
358 views

Dark screen after updating from Ubuntu 10.01 to 12.04.2

Last night I installed Ubuntu 10.10 from an old disc I had lying around. I decided to update, as any sane person would want to, and found that I couldn't update to 11.04 or whatever it was. So I went ...
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votes
6answers
2k views

How can I disable backlight when I lock the screen?

When I lock screen, the display does turn black but the display isn't completely off. There is some light coming out of the display in screen lock mode but it get turned off when inactive for 10 ...
2
votes
0answers
293 views

Desktop not displaying properly

I have installed #lubuntu 12:10 onto an older Pentium 3 PC with 512mb RAM and 20gb HD. I cannot make out the desktop as it is not being displayed properly. The mouse leaves massive trails which ...
0
votes
1answer
151 views

Screen freezes or goes black when locking screen

I've run into a strange problem lately. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad Y550 and have been installing the recommended updates regularly. Things were running smooth until last ...
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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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216 views

Desktop goes blurry / granulated

After few minutes using, desktop and fonts in unity-menu goes blurry. See screenshot: Closer image: In all applications (browser etc.) graphics seem to be allright. After rebooting problem ...
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4answers
18k views

Ubuntu 12.10 “Turn screen off when inactive for: Never” still turns off

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10, my screen still goes off after about ten minutes. I've been to the Brightness and Lock control panel. The Turn screen off when inactive for: setting is set to ...
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0answers
695 views

Strange Display Problem on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed 12.04 onto my Samsung NP550P5C Laptop. All went well. The laptop has an NVidia Optimus GT 650M graphics card, so installed the Bumblebee packages, still no problem can get increased ...
14
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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 ...
4
votes
2answers
649 views

screen DPI - is there and equivalent command/action to Windows 150% Display

I have a wide screen of high resolution and I see everything small on it. So In windows I set the display to 150%, I would like to do something similar in Ubuntu. Simply changing screen resolution to ...
5
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1answer
245 views

Can Ubuntu launcher damage my LCD screen pixels?

There appears something like a scar (damaged or dead pixels) on my LCD screen, where Ubuntu launcher positions. The scar exactly fitting Ubuntu launcher edges and icons. It seems a permanent scar and ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How to change resolution to a higher value? [closed]

I have a 1400x900 monitor and the maximum resolution the monitor can reach in Ubuntu is about 1024x800. However, in Windows 7 64-bit, the monitor can reach the maximum resolution possible. Specs of ...
2
votes
1answer
641 views

Dual Monitor Maximize Problem

I have a laptop with an external monitor attached. However everything maximizes to the external monitor, no matter how or where I maximize the windows. I want to be able to have windows maximized in ...
0
votes
1answer
436 views

Why can I see multiple desktops on my laptop display?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (dual-boot with Windows 7) and the image below shows the current display (6 multiple screens). Anyone know how to rectify this? Step-by-step instruction is highly ...