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

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(ubuntu server) display says cannot display this video mode?

I am new to linux/ubuntu, I am attempting to build a home media serve. I did my research and Ubuntu server is supposed to win me over. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu Server.iso (12.04.2 LTS) and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 | Display issues with Dell GX620

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on Dell GX620. I'm not able to change the resolution from 'Display'. I have already tried the following method: Modeline "1280x1024_60.00" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 ...
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What is the use of nvidia-prime?

Yesterday, I was very excited about initial support for optimus using nvidia-prime package on Ubuntu 13.10. It seemed to be the way to replace my bumblebee + hybrid-screenclone configuration, since ...
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Automatically revert to laptop screen when external monitor unplugged

I regularly use an external monitor with my laptop, so when I use it, I usually have the laptop screen disabled when the monitor is connected, and this seems to cause problems when the monitor is ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simulateous monitor problems

I got my Asus X502 laptop dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 and everything is working smoothly. Suddenly after I hibernated Windows and started up the system the Windows side boots fine, but ...
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How to install Intel Media Accelerator Driver in Ubuntu 12?

I have always been windows user, this is the first time i have switched to anything other than windows. The problem is that the display is very very dark and i know it has nothing to do with my ...
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Is there any way to set the display scaling back to default other than from the display settings dialog?

I scaled the UI from the display menu. Now it is way too big and I can't get to the slider to reset it. Any ideas how I can change the scaling in Unity back to default without accessing the settings ...
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How do I fix overscan on my HDMI HDTV?

I've connected a HDTV with HDMI on my Radeon 4670, using the open source ati driver. However there is "overscan" which cuts off a bit of each edge of the screen, about the size of the gnome-panel. How ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a Sony VAIO SVE1511AENB?

Can Ubuntu be installed on a Sony VAIO SVE1511AENB? I am asking this because I tried two times, without succes. I could not get appropriate graphics drivers; I could not increase or decrease screen ...
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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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How to use VMware on multiple displays?

I am using three displays on my lubuntu 13.04 host machine (GeForce GTX 690). I need to run many virtual machines and have been using VirtualBox lately. Now I've decided to install VMware. Everything ...
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Display Issues with Dell 8100 NVIDIA TNT2 Card

I am working on resolving a display issue on an old Dell with an NVIDIA NT2 card , what is the trick to copying to the /home directory? I have downloaded the file and have instructions for running it ...
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One monitor; screen not streched across whole screen

So I'm running ubuntu 13.3 my screen is confined to the upper left conner of my monitor. I've tried to run a terminal and apt kernal to run a virtual box, but i don't have a module that supports ...
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How to reset display settings in XFCE \ Ubuntu 12.04 and also flgrx drivers

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and since I hate unity I installed the Xubuntu package and am using XFCE instead. Since I have a Radeon HD5770 I also installed the fglrx drivers. This all went ...
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How to fix quadruple screen in teamviewer?

When I connect with my remote Ubuntu server (from Windows 7) everything I get is a quadruple cut-off image of something that from far looks like a desktop environment: I have googled this error and ...
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Nvidia VGA and Ubuntu 11.10 [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 and it used the default settings and vga driver: unknown both screens sere working regardless of the errors of turning the laptop's off then both go off forever! So I ...
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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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Ubuntu Hyper-V Guest Display Resolution

Good afternoon, I am trying to set up an Ubuntu guest on a Hyper-V server. I am relatively new to Linux so please bear with me, the VM is a test machine to get the hang of things and give Ubuntu a ...
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Display malfunction Vostro 3550 [on hold]

I have a Vostro 3550 and every time I boot Ubuntu my screen flashes the entire time I use the computer. Also the image becomes very erratic if I connect an external monitor through the VGA port. Is ...
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No screens found!

After installing Ubuntu on my new Laptop (using the nomodeset method), Ubuntu boots into a black (blank) screen. I've tried every single solution listed in here: My computer boots to a black screen, ...
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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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Touchscreen Input Doesn't Rotate: Lenovo Yoga 13

After receiving a Lenovo Yoga 13 for Christmas, I have been pleased with its performance with Ubuntu. It is easy to change the display orientation under the Display settings menu or by typing, e.g. ...
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Second Monitor not Displaying on Boot up

I have 2 monitors connected one with VGA and one with HDMI. When I boot up the HDMI one doesn't doesn't display anything. I can tell it is recognizing some kind of input (it doesn't go into sleep ...
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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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how to get a DisplayLink display adapter working in Ubuntu 13.10

I have a UGA-2K-A USB 2.0 to DVI DisplayLink graphics adapter and I'm trying to get it to work on Ubuntu 13.10 in order to hook it up to a display. First, I confirmed that the package ...
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Lenovo t440p dual screen

Just bought a Lenovo t440p with an ultra dock, don't have nvidea bought with intel graphics. I want to use dual monitor with displayport, not including the laptops LCD. The problem that I am having ...
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Is this a dual monitor reset bug?

My two displays are: Intel GMA x4500 Laptop (1280x800 native resolution of the built-in display) External display (1920x1080) A few minutes after I login to my dual monitor setup, it gets reset to ...
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Losing display after boot up

Newbie trying to use Ubuntu on Dell Computer with VGA display and TV as second monitor. In GUI I set an option that turned off both my screens. Now, when the system boots, the screens go blank. I can ...
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No display with ubuntu 13.10 server after intsalling ubuntu-desktop

Very first when i bought the system installed xubuntu. it worked good along with everything but had to give up due to battery backup issues. Then i installed ubuntu 13.10 serve. On top of that i also ...
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User gets logged off back to login menu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed via alternate installer amd64 fresh with LibreOffice and ncomputing vSpace software installed. I facing a unique issue here which is little tricky to describe. Whenever I ...
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Distorted graphics on start up

So I am using dual monitors and every time I boot up my machine after entering my password to login, both screens show distorted graphics which eventually go away. I am on Ubuntu 12.10 the OS type is ...
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How to lower the resolution of a laptop monitor?

I am using laptop dell inspiron 5421. Now with an accident the 1/3rd of my left side screen is damaged. Now I was wondering is there any way so that I could shrink the screen size to other 2/3rd of my ...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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13.10, second monitor: how do I make the “Display: HDMI1” box go away?

I've got a new laptop on which I've installed 13.10 and I use XFCE as my desktop. I want to use the laptop with an external monitor, and that works fine, mostly. However, when I use the "Display" ...
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Trouble with Video Card Drivers on New Laptop

I've just purchased a new laptop and started by installing Xubuntu onto it. I can't seem to get any controls to work for my video card. Being fairly new to Linux, I'm not sure what steps to take to ...
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“Could not open display `(null)'” error. How can I fix this?

I'm trying to run an appliaction, but when I run it I get a Could not open display `(null'). Error. Why is this? Specifically I was trying to run scratch (which I installed via aws): ...
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How to change min desktop resolution

I'm trying to use my MSI GT70 with my old tablet Wacom PL-550. My problem is that each attempt to install Nvidia driver on the laptop resulted in a unbooteable system, and that in current ...
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How to make ubuntu run as one screen on both laptop monitor and TV

I'm using my TV as a monitor to watch movies on my laptop, which is running 13.04, and I was wondering: how I can make it show my laptops screen on both my TV and laptop?
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Can't alter display settings. Trying to configure External Monitor

I just bought an external monitor to go with my laptop. The computer is an HP Elitebook 6930p. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with the Cinnamon desktop. The external monitor actually works fine right out of ...
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Start desktop manager when display turns on

I have a computer that serves as some kind of HTPC. It's running XUbuntu (12.04, will upgrade in spare time) with XBMC. Everything works great, except one thing. The computer is connected to a ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Monitor & Resolution Issues on Older Nvidia Card

When I do a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 on a computer with an older Nvidia Quadro FX 500 128mb agp card, I cannot get the display to work. There are a number of things that happen: On some fresh ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 causing display errors

I have a custom built PC that has Windows XP and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot. The pc has an Intel Core2 Duo CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250. When running either Ubuntu or Windows, the PC fans will speed up ...
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Severe display problem after login

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10. This afternoon I connected my laptop to a video projector at work (for the first time after a fresh install). All worked fine. However, when I rebooted something very unpleasant ...
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USB display adapter with linux/ubuntu drivers?

I want to use my external monitor's resolution fully (2560x1440) with a USB display adapter for my laptop. I have one with Windows drivers, are there any adapter with linux / Ubuntu drivers that can ...
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Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu 13.10 built-in display not working

I have a Dell XPS 13 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and upgraded to 13.10 recently. After the upgrade, the built-in display is always a blank screen, while when ...
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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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Dual Monitor Resolution Incorrect Depending on Video Output Port Used

I am using Ubuntu 13.04, a 27" 1920x1080 HD monitor, and a 22" 1680x1050 secondary monitor, and have an nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 graphics card. The card has 2 DVI ports, and an HDMI mini ...
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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 ...