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

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play sound on different outputs, based on what display its the “player” is displayed on?

Is there any way to play sound on different outputs, based on what display its the "player" is displayed on? E.x if its played on the computer screen it uses analog output, but if its displayed on ...
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Multi display. how to fullscreen on selected/used display?

Multi display. how to fullscreen on selected/used display. I've tried DISPLAY:=0/DISPLAY:=1 but that does not work on most applications... Nvidia propetary drivers btw.
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Correct Display configuration. Errors while trying to arrange displays

I am trying to set up my tv with my laptop trough a VGA cable. The display application in Ubuntu throws a lot of errors to me and I have given up in trying to do it myself. I try to apply the 1920 ...
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auto resize guest display grayed out under virtualbox

cannot select "auto resize guest display" or Host-G, because it is grayed out; as a result my ubuntu GUI screen running under VirtualBox does not show the whole page. For example, if I select system ...
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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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Display screen resolution not correct in Ubuntu 14.04

Display setting are incorrect, and can't be changed in System Setting for Ubuntu 14.04 I have a problem with screen display that the header is not shown in full font (just like to "Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS never remember primary screen/monitor resolution

I use Ubuntu GNOME with Nvidia graphic card (two HDMI and one DVI output). My monitor is connected through VGA - DVI adapter and work natively in 1920x1080. Since I was unable to change my screen ...
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Screen resolution lost after restart (14.04 64bit)

Screen resolution setting is lost after restart, either goe's to a low default or display goe's blank and have to reboot. Have only changed from 20" to 24" acer monitor which has a higher resolution, ...
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(Auto) Run xrandr on login?

I often attach a monitor with my laptop's VGA port, however the resolution is not optimized so I run: sudo xrandr --newmode "1440x900_59.90" 106.29 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync ...
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How to keep the screen alight all along

I'm using ubuntu-mate, the power management doesn't work. I've set it to never close the screen, but it always set the screen off after 5 minutes when idle. Is there any another method to set it? Is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 display issue from VMWare console

I wonder if some can help with my problem. I am moving over my business infrastructure from Microsoft products to Ubuntu 14.04, although I am also trialling CentOS and straight Debian too. I currently ...
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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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Second screen not disconnecting (HDMI)

I have an HP Pavilion TouchSmart laptop running Ubuntu 14.04.1 I usually connect a second display via HDMI which worked fine until today. I can connect the display fine and everything ...
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Dialog boxes become transparent

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Synaptic Manager was displaying a few libraries as upgradable.I upgraded them and since then the System Settings Dialog Box becomes transparent. I am not sure which library ...
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Defect display driver

I've encountered a quite serious problem with my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My display driver is defect and I really need this one file on the desktop. The display will turn black whenever I start Ubuntu. Is ...
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My screen is stretched horizontally 14.04 LTS NVIDIA GeForce 9100

My screen doesn't have black bars/ areas my mouse can go over on, but my screen seems to be stretched horizontally, and the only option for the screen is 5:4, anybody know what I mean? (please improve ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS graphic (display) freezes

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and when I enter my username and password it shows me the following image and doesn't go any further. When I move my mouse the pointer doesn't show up but the ...
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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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Laptop Displays on External Monitor by Default

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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Brightness wont turn down?

I've had a few operating systems on my laptop in the past couple of months including alot of Ubuntu based ones. One thing Ive had a problem with in all the Ubuntu based systems is that I can't turn ...
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Increase virtual screen size past 4096 x 4096 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two 27" monitors with a 2560 x 1920 resolution each. When I try to extend my desktop across them both I get the below error: So, if I need to increase the maximum virtual screen size? To ...
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Flux for ubuntu 14.04 - possible?

Is it possible to make Flux work in ubuntu 14.04? If so, maybe you can share your knowledge or point me to a guide? (Flux is software which adjusts temperature of your display according to time of the ...
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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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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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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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How to show slide console on laptop and slide-show in the projector using Libreoffice 4.2 on Lubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to setup my laptop (Dell D420) with Lubuntu 14.04 and Libreoffice 4.2 to show a slide presentation to a VGA projector. I used ARandR to make a screen layout where the laptop screen ...
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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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Change the brightness adjustment interval

So whenever I hit my dim/brighten keys on the keyboard, a notification bubble pops up with the screen brightness. All that's fine, but I would like to be able to change how much the brightness changes ...
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Workspace 1 to laptop screen and Workspace 2 on HDMI connected TV?

I have two workspaces, which I need to function as below: Usually they function as usual two workspaces, but... When I connect a HDMI cable to my system I want to have workspace 1 display on laptop ...
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I have problems with video driver

I'm new using Ubuntu so I don't know much. My problem is that after I installed video driver for ATI Radeon hd5470 my display is not working anymore. Just before the login screen it completely shuts ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect second display

Ubuntu version 12.04 Driver NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver (post-release updates) (version 331-updates) Ubuntu does not detect the second display. I´ve tried some tutorials online to solve this ...
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Set graphics to only use one third of a screen

are here some hardcore users like that to be able to help me with my broken screen, where only the left third of a screen works? I use an external monitor most of the time, but it would be really ...
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Desktop displayed, but no icons or menus

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit as a virtual machine on VMWare 8.0 on a Windows 7 64 bit box. It worked fine. Today, on restarting the VM, it allows me to log in, then just presents the ...
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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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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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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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OpenOffice Impress Presentation not showing

I have the following setup: A laptop and a second screen that is connected to the laptop via VGA or HDMI. When I press F5 in OpenOffice Impress, the Presenter Console is shown correctly on my laptop's ...
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System Test Can't Read Screen Resolution

First of all-- I AM A HUGE N00B. I just made the jump to linux and installed ubuntu 14.04 on my samsung series 7 chronos laptop. Previously, I had windows 8.1. I want to make sure everything is ...
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Display setting are incorrect, and can't be changed in System Setting for Ubuntu 14.04

I love my new Ubuntu 14.04, but sometimes I must shake my head. Upon booting up the laptop today, I was greeted with strange resolution: Everything is completely out of wack: fonts on icons are ...
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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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TV won't display proper resolution correctly

I have looked around on here for a solution to my problem, but I can find none. I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with all of the latest package updates on my laptop. I'm trying to connect the ...
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high-DPI scaling — 14.04 VM on OS 10.10 (PB 4), w/ Parallels 10.0.2

With this setup, the Ubuntu desktop still looks tiny on a 15" rMBP, just as it did with 12.04 and Parallels 8/9 on the same machine. I've tweaked the various Ubuntu settings, and enabled retina ...
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mini displayport not detected - hd4400, thinkpad x240

I have a thinkpad x240 with a hd4400 graphics card running on ubuntu 14.04. I've been trying to get the mini displayport working with no success. I have an apple mini-dp to vga adapater. I know the ...
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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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Horrible graphics on my Dell Inspiron 17 with Ubuntu 13.10

I just got a new laptop: Dell Inspiron 17 (3737) BTX Base. The graphic card is Intel® HD Graphics 4400 I installed Ubuntu 13.10. The graphics are just horrible. It looks like an old 4 bits color ...
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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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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 ...