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

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Dell XPS 13 won't recognize native resolution of U2413 Dell monitor

I have a Dell XPS13 developers edition laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I am connecting the laptop to a Dell U2413 monitor via a minidisplay port on the laptop. I am able to connect the two and mirror my ...
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Display “All Windows” of Rainlendar

I am using the application rainlendar2 and by mistake clicked on the option "Hide all windows" which basically removes all displayed windows of the app. How can I turn them back on ?? PS: rainlendar ...
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Display keeps switching back to 1080i instead of 1080p

Is there any way to force X to always use the 1080p display mode instead of the (system preferred) 1080i display mode? I've tried using Modeline/PreferredMode in xorg.conf as well as using xrandr to ...
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xrandr custom resolution distorting display

I have a second monitor which Ubuntu does not recognise the native resolution, 1920x1080. Using the following commands I can get the monitor to run at 1920x1080, except it is distorted and blurry to ...
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VirtualBox: Display Size too small!! Can't reach or see anything, that includes the terminal!

Because I was tired of virtual box saying to update (even before I had a feeling it wouldn't be a good idea), I though well let's just get it over with... I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 (32 bits the ...
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why is my desktop scaled after starting in latest vivid

I'm running the latest Vivid packages and in the last update I did on Monday my laptop has started to do some strange scaling behavior once the desktop starts. I can see a flash at the lightdm login ...
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Mouse Flicker on Triple Monitor setup Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kernel version 3.13. I have two ATI HD4650 graphics cards and am attempting to push display on 3 monitors. The first card is attached to 2 monitors via an HDMI ...
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Thinkpad W540 running ubuntu connected to an apple display using thunderbolt

I'm wondering if there is some evidence that you can use an Apple Thunderbolt Display with a Lenovo that has a Thunderbolt port (W540 in my case) under Ubuntu. Is there some driver needed or specific ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects my monitor as a built in display

I just started using Linux and I literally know nothing about it. The current resolution is at 1024x768 and the other option is to change it to 800x 600. My monitor is 1920x1080. It also detects my ...
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large monitor off center display

I use a Sharp 42" TV as my only monitor and sometimes the display is off to the left so I can't see the launcher. However, if I move the cursor to the left, I see the tail of some of the longer ...
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configure Intel integrated graphics in thinkpad to drive external 4k display only, via HDMI, using xorg.conf

Using the interactive displays configuration tool from the Ubuntu desktop, I have successfully configured this Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014) with its integrated Intel video to drive an external display at ...
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External monitor not detected after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

My external monitor is not detected after i did in-place upgrade from 14.0.4 to 14.10. External monitor runs cropped to match my laptop's inbuilt display size and resolution. taran@Taran:~$ xrandr ...
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12.04 losing display settings on startup

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop at work. It seems like every other week when I boot up my computer it loses its display settings. It's to the point where I have to bring up the virtual console ...
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Set custom resolution when Display Data Channel is broken

I have a Samsung Syncmaster SA300 which broke a little while ago. After getting it repaired I have been struggling to set the full resolution for it (1920x1080) since the computer seems to think ...
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Pixelated display

I have installed lm-sensors on my Lenovo Y50 and when I ran sensors-detect during the last detection my screen flashed and became pixelated (the best description I can imagine, it kinda looks like crt ...
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Connect 14.04 laptop to TV, VGA to HDMI via adapter

During my research on this topic I've encountered many people who seem to have a similar problem, but none of the few solutions that I found did the job for me. Problem I want to connect my Thinkpad ...
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Display problem HP TC2120 [on hold]

Hello i have recently encountered a display problem with old HP Server TC2120. The installation of Ubuntu 13.04 ( 32 bit cause of Pentium 4 ) was good and everything went smoothly but after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 HDMI switch crashes graphic display

I have an intel nuc connected through an HDMI switch to my TV running ubuntu 14.04 with the Kodi-standalone or just Kodi ontop of the ubuntu desktop. The setup works fine until I use the HDMI switch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 — 2 Monitors only acting as 1 monitor

So this is an issue of both my monitors ARE working, but they're being treated as if they're one monitor with a resolution of 3840x1200 * 1 instead of 1920x1200 * 2. I'm looking for the standard setup ...
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Conky - Command Output Display Limited to 256 Bytes 'tail -n20 logfile.txt'

I am trying to display the contents of a large log file on the desktop using conky. I would like the 'window' to occupy the upper half of the desktop, and show the 20 most recent lines. I use the ...
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Display Settings on AC and Brightness key

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.02 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E555 I got everything working however I have had these problems: When connecting AC power to the computer the Display Config comes up. ...
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Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two in4terfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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How can I disable DisplayPort-1 in grub?

How do I turn off/disable DisplayPort-1 in Grub? Specifically, I'm looking for something similar to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="video=LVDS-1:d", except for DisplayPort-1 instead of LVDS-1. This is ...
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Have fullscreen cover 2 displays

I would like to have a fullscreen display covering two side by side monitors (i.e half of the view on one screen and half of the image on the other side). This means a mode in which "fullscreen" is ...
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Terminal stuck in mirrored display mode (ctrl-alt-f1)

I have a dual monitor setup. Lately it's been giving me grief; booting with the wrong monitor as primary sometimes, "out of range" problems on the primary display, etc. Now for the latest problem ...
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App suggestion to handle window tiling on a large display

I just upgraded my dual-monitor setup to a 50 inch 4k ultrahd display and I am looking for some solutions to handling tiled windows on it. I know windows has a few third-party programs that help with ...
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ubuntu 14.10 VGA output to 16:9 monitior “unknown display” 4:3 only, HDMI output correct

when connecting acer s230hl monitor(native 1920x1080 / 16:9) via vga, ubuntu 14.10 display setting shows unknown display and only offers 1024x768 and 800x600 4:3 resolution options, but when ...
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Dual Displays stuck to mirror

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a ThinkPad T440p with NVIDIA vga driver. I have a docking station with 2 monitors connected, one on vga the other on dvi, and they're on mirror mode. Only one is detected ...
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Can't create custom screen resolution, and terminals are inaccessible

I've been trying to get this to work for a long time, and Google has been no help although there are many suggestions. I have a second monitor plugged in by a DVI to VGA converter. My Nvidia card and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS error “could not apply the stored configuration for monitors”

I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on vmware 10. In Ubuntu display settings the OS was not detecting my monitor and was showing unknown display. By using few commands online I added a new ...
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Resolution and unknown display problem with external monitor

Everything was working fine for a year up till this morning. I disconnected and reconnected my external monitor while cleaning and instead of Ubuntu beautifully handling everything on its own, I'm ...
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pixel rows in display being shifted horizontally

on my local and extended displays for my laptop running ubuntu 14.10, random rows of pixels will shift left or right. The computer will boot and be fine for a while, but as soon as you start doing ...
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Ubuntu won't do 1920x1080

Both my monitors (one over DVI other over HDMI) have a native resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9) but the only two options for resolution in the "Display" section of system settings are 800x600 (4:3) and ...
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How to make xorg aware of screen size

I have a Macbook Pro 15" with Retina display. Unfortunately, this means that text and everything else is painfully small on the built-in display by default. Adapting my interface to the resolution can ...
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How to disable a monitor at startup?

I am using a notebook with a broken screen, and a monitor. I was having this problem, and pressing the fn key coresponding to the monitors set up worked when logged in. Eventually I managed to fix ...
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How to enlarge the tty window in Ubuntu server 14 under vmware player?

I'm running a headless server under vmware and the tty window is too small, maybe 800x600. I have installed the vmware tools, but the tools seems to have bugs, so the full screen mode seems buggy ...
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My Macbook has two “Built-In Displays”

I just installed 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 8,2 and I noticed that I have two "Built-In displays". Some applications open on the second display with no way to get to them. If I disable either display, I ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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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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How to rotate the LCD screen/framebuffer to 180 degree in console?

I have custom board with i.MX6Q SoC. I am using Linux kernel 3.03.35 and LCD is 3.5 inch RGB type display. I want to rotate my LCD screen to 180 degree. I tried a lot to pass parameters to > ...
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2560x1440 HDMI monitor stuck at 1920x1200 resolution

SONY laptop SVS151190X with Intel IGP: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) Linux 3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Blank black screen after Installing ubuntu 14.04

System configuration: Processor - AMD 2*64. Hard disk - 160gb. RAM - 1Gb. After installing Ubuntu 14.04(64 bit) I just get a black working window and the laptop doesn't respond at all. Is the ...
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Can not change display resolution on a Sony VGN-FZ21M

My Sony Notebook VGN-FZ21M does have a NVIDIA grafic card with a VESA G86 Board - e415h01. My Problem is, that i can not change the display resolution from 1024*768 (4:3) to 1980*1280. I tried to in ...
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Display issues on Ubuntu

I recently bought brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 with windows install. As our company works with ubuntu I format it and install Ubuntu. After the installation completed the and the ubuntu loaded the ...
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Display Problems running Ubuntu 12.04 in Windows VMware Player

I am posting this again because I have changed to VMWare Player and I discovered something new. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Guest) in VMWare Player 6.0.2 on Windows 7 64-bit Host. I have VMWare ...
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14.10 Dual Monitors are displayed as distorted single screen mode

I have very recently updated my Ubuntu OS from 14.04 to 14.10. I am running on an optimus enabled laptop, with Intel 4000 graphics and an nVidia 640M. *-display description: ...
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How do I keep Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 11,2 from resetting my display's resolution when I add an external display?

I've scaled down my retina display to half resolution. When I add any external display (HDMI or DisplayPort/DVI), the main display always reverts to native resolution. Unplugging the external ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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icon scaling seems to work partially on a dell 4k display. I'm using ubuntu 14.04

a newbie here. I'm using a dell 4k display on ubuntu 14.04(up-to-date so far). I have already followed the instructions on this link - Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen - it struck me ...
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Mouse flickering again

The first time mouse flickered i was told to change display settings, and i did and no more flickering. But the mouse flickering problem has now come back for some reason. Everything was good these ...