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 VirtualBox display driver?

I have a dell E6230, installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox. The display defaults to 600x400 showing the upper left corner of the screen. It's the only resolution that shows in the GUI. How do I get ...
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How do you adjust screen brightness on Acer laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire one 5742 laptop. I installed Linux Ubuntu 12.10 on it. I have one problem with it. no matter how I press the Fn+↑ or Fn+↓ keys I cannot adjust the Screen Brightness. It ...
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nVidia 331.38 scaling issues in 14.04

I just did a clean install to 14.04 from saucy, and applied the proprietary nvidia drivers afterwards. I seem to have a scaling issue as shown in the screenshot below: http://imgur.com/M5FBqfg ...
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Display problem in HP Compaq laptop

I am recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop HP Compaq with an AMD Turion processor.Model no. HP presario V6000. It works well when booted from DVD but after installation display will not work ...
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2 monitors show up in the displays when actually I have only one

I use a laptop and I have only one monitor. But when I check the displays it shows 2 monitors of which one is being shown as unknown. I have tried Two monitors when only having one in 13.10 without ...
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HMDI sound output not detected if VGA monitor connected at boot

The option to output my sound through HDMI TV (as seen below) does not appear if I boot my machine (an ASUS laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with open-source drivers) while my VGA monitor is connected as ...
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Gnome Desktop Flickers on One Monitor

Recently, I've run into a strange problem with Ubuntu Gnome. I installed 14.04 last Saturday and everything was fine. However, I woke up one morning to find my Asus HDMI monitor saying "VGA No ...
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phpMyAdmin - Display all queries

I have installed a fresh desktop with ubuntu quantal and the following packages versions: MySQL: 5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 Apache: 2.2.22 (Ubuntu) phpMyAdmin: 3.4.11.1deb1 I would like ...
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Changing Font Size in Applications

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 11-1. Because of the Retina display, the resolution absolutely needs to be 2560x1600 (I have a 13 inch). However, that obviously doesn't work too well with an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Add Fake Display when No Monitor is Plugged In

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server that has no external monitor connected. I use NoMachine to remote control the machine. When I do so, the Unity/Gnome interface doesn't see any monitors connected, so I ...
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Bars(program icons & time + networking ect..) aren't showing when login

I was playing about with ctrl + alt + f1, I obviously done something wrong and if you ask me what I done wrong I don't know. I'm still able to access my files and such through folders on my desktop. ...
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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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Brightness settings from terminal

I do change the Turn screen off when incative for: often using the below screen in Ubuntu 12.04. How do I change the same from the terminal? I did check in the gconf-editor, but couldn't figure it ...
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Only 2nd Monitor, not Notebook display, visible

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 on my notebook, Acer Aspire 7715Z. On boot up, system recognises Ubuntu and loads up installation screen. A few pages of white text roll down the screen and then the ...
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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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what is unknown display in system display

what is the usage of unknown display in the system settings ---> display , which is shown next to mirrored display on 14.04 ubuntu . I disable that in order to my mouse corsor blink mouse cursor ...
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Issues with Wine screen resolution

Hardware: Very old Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop, onboard video, no driver support. Planning on buying a new computer soon, but wondering if this is a hardware issue which could be solved by buying a new ...
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Detected displays wrong after upgrade to 14.04

upgrade to 14.04 - screen display finds 1 built-in monitor, however I have 2 identical "LACie photon20vision II" screens (neither Built-in) attached to a ATI Radeon card. It does not seem to be ...
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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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Display settings problems with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

For whatever reason (this was working correctly on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) when I try to set my displays on top of each other in the settings, it won't allow to place them on top of each other. When 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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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual monitor

I am in the process of moving from Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04. I need to be able to run in what windows calls 'extended desktop'. As soon as I plug in the projector or a monitor the video output ...
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“drm:[drm_crtc_helper_set_config] *ERROR* failed to set mode on [CRTC6]” during install

I have a desktop PC which I built a while back. It has an Athlon XP 2500+, 2.5GB RAM, and an Nvidia (PNY Verto) Geforce 6200. I removed the CD drive to add another hard drive so I install from a USB ...
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How to figure out if a window is actually displayed on the screen using shell script?

I'm trying to write a shell script that recognizes if Thunderbird window is displayed and if so it disposes it to the messages tray. I'd like to use it in this answer of "How to keep Thunderbird and ...
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Strange, but interesting display dependend input behavior

I think this may be related to my previous question, or it may be something else. Sorry if this is rather long. I hope this is not too confusing, but my issues are hard to explain. I am seeing ...
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boot for install crashes on 14.04 (Display related)

Situation: I'm trying to install 14.04 on an ASUS R510DP laptop. Preconditions: I checked my install media and MD5 sum matches. Booting to check install media passes on the USB Drive. Symptoms: ...
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ubuntu screen can not be fully displayed using virtualbox

As you can see at the screen shoot below, there is a large blank space on my screen. The "screen of ubuntu" can not use all of the display area. This ubuntu is virtually installed using Virtualbox. ...
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Unknown display besides laptop Built-in display. Old question but with no answers

After my update from 12.04 to 13.10 my display configuration started showing an extra unknown monitor, even though I have nothing connected. lscpi: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Not loading unity launcher in ubuntu

I've recently updated ubuntu to 14.04 and somehow it got messed up in between and i restarted system and from advanced options i fixed packages and installed everything. The issue now is i can't able ...
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14.04 full screen not coming on top of 12.04 using VirtualBox [closed]

I am using 12.04 64-bit completely patched Desktop as host OS and am trying to install 14.04 desktop 64-bit as the guest OS on top of it using VirtualBox. 14.04 doesn't come as a full screen, but as ...
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Change Primary monitor

How do I change my primary monitor without using the command line?
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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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(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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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 [closed]

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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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 ...