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

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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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Istat menu 3 of Mac equivalent?

With Mac, I have istat that shows computer info (memory/cpu/network ...) in real time. Does Ubuntu has similar application?
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Adding an undetected refresh rate

I have a Thinkpad T440s running 15.04 with the Intel HD 4400 graphics. I just got a 4K monitor (Dell P2415Q). According to the specs of the HD4400, I should be able to drive this monitor at 30hz at 4K ...
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Colors on display are washed out

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series, with an Intel HD5500 graphics card, running Ubuntu 14.04. My problem is that the colors on the screen are all washed out. They also look too blue. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 wakes up immediately after suspend but only once per boot

got a bit of a tricky one here My computer is running 15.10, and whenever I suspend it for the first time after powering it on, it wakes up immediately after it suspends. After that initial suspend, ...
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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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Asus Strix GTX970 Unable to get 1920x1080 Resolution Ubuntu 14.04

Been using linux off and on for a while now, and I have never had a graphics card issue until now. Built a new PC, was running Windows 8.1 on it. Ran just fine, I was able to pull 1920x1080 all day ...
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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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Set “default” monitor to ALWAYS run apps in it instead of display#1

In my system, there are two different monitors 2 (main) and 1 ( in right , for films or etc.). When i use #2(main), logging in and opening an app or pressing Ctrl+Alt+T key, window opens in monitor ...
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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 15.10 not detecting display through KVM Switch

My system worked fine with 14.04 and then I had to upgrade to 15.10. It's a dual boot Ubuntu 15.10/Windows 10 (not by choice). I also have a KVM switch to make it more complicated. Graphics is an ...
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Stuck at 800x600 display resolution Ubuntu 14

After dual booting Win 10/Ubuntu 14, Windows displays at 1366 x 768 with 10 display modes available. Ubuntu has no options other than a "built-in" 800 x 600 low res output. The driver is the latest ...
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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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mirror desktop behavior Ubuntu 14.04

Im wondering something about how Ubuntu chooses which desktop is to be mirrored. Is it the primary that is always mirrored onto the secondary? What happens when the primary resolution isnt supported ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: I have 2 monitors, and full screen spans both of them. I only want full screen on one monitor

I see lot's of people wanting to have full screen span both monitors, yet I only want to be able to full screen an application on ONE of the monitors. Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf Section ...
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Regularly changing screen resoution - potential problems

I frequently connect to my home computer using VNC. I connect from computers with different monitor resolutions. I like to run my VNC client in full-screen mode, so as a result I'm frequently changing ...
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New (used) monitor — resolutions not detected and errors when adding them manually

I just got a used Dell 3007WFP-HC. I plug it into my Thinkpad X250 running 14.04, go to "displays" and I only have the option of 1280x800 resolution. I follow this advice on adding undetected ...
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Cannot disable Display Port via grub boot options

When I run xrandr on the terminal I see DVI-0 connected and DisplayPort-1 connected. I only use DVI-0 as my output. I don't have two screens, or anything else connected to my computer, so I don't know ...
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Is there any way to mirror displays in 16:9 Ubuntu 13.10

I have an old dual core Toshiba laptop with a 15" wide screen that rarely leaves my office. I have a 17" wide screen monitor plugged into the vga port on the side and want to mirror the display. ...
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Recommended vertical refresh and horizontal sync rates for xorg?

Are there recommended vertical refresh and horizontal sync rates to put in xorg.conf that will work universally? ie. will work no matter what monitor you have? I previously intended to put random ...
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Second monitor has low resolution

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10, and my second monitor does not use the correct resolution. It defaults to 1024x768, even though it should support 1920x1080. Previously, on Windows this was not a ...
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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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Black screen after install

I just installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 32 bit os on a Dell Poweredge 700 tower. Install went smooth but now after it rebooted all I get is a black screen though it seems to have started fine. Tried on ...
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Display problem when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 (maybe display UNCLAIMED)

I recently upgraded my machine to Ubuntu 14.04. When I boot my machine, my monitor does not display anything. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 also doesn't show me anything. What I finally did was go to recovery ...
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Unsupported resolution when connected with HDMI

So here's the situation. One day my Acer Aspire One 725 fell and its display isn't working anymore. However, I got a display workaround by the means of HDMI cable connected to my TV(max supported ...
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Xrandr Fix: I need help with HDMI resolution

I need some help. I have my Ubuntu 14.04 computer connected to my 40" Samsung HDTV with a resolution of 1920x1080 and every time I start up my computer the top and bottom keep getting cut off. I've ...
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Ubuntu screen size does not fit properly in my desktop computer monitor. It does not use the full monitor screen

I've just installed VirtualBox (version 5.0.14) and Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) in my Windows 7 (64 bits, Service Pack 1) desktop computer. Ubuntu works fine, however the screen size does not use 100 % of the ...
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When i switched from ubuntu to Lubuntu i lost the external monitor. Laptop display is physically damaged

On 1/25/2016 I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 03 LTS to Lubuntu on a laptop (Sony VGN-NR120E) that I can only use with an external monitor because the LCD is physically damaged. The external monitor ...
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Problem with display with chrome

When a play with the size of the window and return to the full screen I got a display problem on the top of the screen.
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Dual monitor problem on Ubuntu 14.04. After monitor switch off and on, application Chrome closes by itself

I have a problem that involves a Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS that runs on a NUC Mini-PC.The NUC is connected with two external Samsung Smart TVs 1st display connected via HDMI , 2nd display connected via ...
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HP 650 - HDMI port doesn't work

I have laptop HP 650 (2 core Pentium, 4GB RAM) with 2 display ports: VGA and HDMI. If i connect display on VGA port it's really fine. I have 2 displays. When I want to connect display to HDMI (as ...
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Can't connect to monitor from ubuntu 14.04

I've got a linux box under my desk that I control via putty and WinSCP, it works fine but for a few things I prefer to have an actual display to do it. I switched over today and theres no output to ...
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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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Screen flickering after enabled Nvidia Graphics on Ubuntu 15.04

I enabled and installed Nvidia Graphics on my system but after I rebooted my system keeps flickering on Unity, Compiz and Metacity but not on tty. My Nivdia graphic card is a GT 650m. How do I ...
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Second Monitor does not display after reconnecting VGA

I have a dell Latitude 3440 running Ubuntu 15.04. I have this connected up to a second monitor using VGA. As soon as I disconnect the cable and try and reconnect again the second display will not ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: blurry texts and images

I'm all new to Linux systems environment, therefore as Ubuntu itself — I'm using the 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" version —, and I've already searched a lot on the internet, in this, and several ...
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LG monitor is detected but doesn't function

I just bought a new LG monitor to use as a second monitor with my HP laptop (Intel Integrated graphics) running Ubuntu. In my Settings > Display I can see my monitor detected in the GUI but on the ...
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After installing Ubuntu 15.10 text,photo,video gets broken or shattered

Image gets broken, video gets blurry with layers and text look something alien language. When I select something sometimes it fixes temporarily. Blur happens on lost focus, and gets normal again ...
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How to make video resolution setting permanent?

For some reason my Ubuntu 14.04 installation does not recognize my screen and there for won't set the correct resolution. It defaults at something huge like 640x480. I found a way to set the required ...
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Boot Ubuntu without screen (Teamviewer)

I'm trying to connect to Ubuntu 14.04 (Nvidia GT730 graphics) with Teamviewer but I cannot access to it if I did not plug in a monitor before. I did try a lot of thing, the best on was this solution. ...
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DisplayPort monitor not detected if switched off and on again

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 on a desktop PC with a Nvidia GTX 660 connected to a HP LP2475w 24" monitor over DisplayPort. It boots up fine, but if I switch off the monitor and switch it on ...
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Custom resolutions

I have a Acer E5-571 with a intel i5. My graphic is onboard and I need a resolution bigger that 1366x768. I tried the xrandr but I found a big problem roney@E5-571:~$ xrandr --newmode ...
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How to make Ubuntu recognize an unknown external display (so I can adjust its resolution)?

I have a Dell laptop with an external monitor attached (a Samsumg SyncMaster 931c). My laptop display was recognized, and I can adjust its optimum resolution. My external display is still unknown, ...
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How to set screen resolution to 1366x768

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, this is my first time using Linux and I'm having trouble with the settings of my screen and my GPU. I have a S13A100N Samsung monitor with native resolution of 1366 ...
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Package name of the Unity monitor manager GUI

The default GUI tool for dragging external monitors around, changing their resolution, mirroring the monitors, etc.; this tool is somehow gone. I’d like to install it but I can’t figure out the ...
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Has anyone had any success with scaling in certain applications? I feel like i need a magnifying glass [duplicate]

I've been using linux on my Yoga 2 Pro, which has a resolution of 3200x1800. I've managed to scale the ui via the settings and unity tweak tool, but i still cant seam to figure an easy fix for ...
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gconf override glib schema error - “can not parse as value of type 'd'”

I'm trying to override the gconf settings for text-scaling-factor and scaling-factor on my system, following the method mentioned here. So I created a file at ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not detecting 2nd screen

I have been trying to solve this problem for around 2 months and have seen pretty much every possible solution on this site and everywhere else with no success . Im running ubuntu 12.04 with intel ...
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Turn off monitor using command line

I am runnning Ubuntu Server on my laptop. There is really no reason for the screen to be on. I have been trying to use this command to turn the screen off: sleep 1 && xset dpms force off ...
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display in grayscale

I need to show my desktop in gray-scale mode. On MacOS I can do it in accessibility mode. I tried with compiz config but the color filter was removed from Ubuntu 14.04. Who can help me? I use Ubuntu ...