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

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Change only one display orientation from terminal

I am starting to work with 2 displays on Ubuntu. One of them is rotateable, so I can use it easily in both landscape and portrait mode. But I world prefer to have ability to change orientation setting ...
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Disgusting look of ubunut 14.04 fresh installation on Dell xps 8700

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Delll xps8700 (with win8 pre-installed) as dual boot. Although, I have used Ubuntu for long time on lenovo laptop, but I feel that Ububtu's look-and-feel is really ...
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ThinkPad W530 - Mini display port doesn't work

I have a ThinkPad W530 Laptop. It has Nvidia Q K1000M installed. I am unable to make mini display port work to be able to connect to an external monitor using mini to hdmi display cable. My guess is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 problem refreshing screen

I have problems of refreshing screen, but I don't know the cause of the problem. Sometimes, my screen "twinkle", that means it pass to the current view it must be display, and the previous view. For ...
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How to set the main monitor on Lubuntu?

I have a desktop computer with Lubuntu and a dualhead display (two monitors). I want to extend the display to both monitors (currently they're mirrored), but I have a problem: the left monitor is a ...
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Desktop notworking after login [on hold]

I have installed both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of 14.04 LTS and 14.10 in a VMware Workstation 11 virtual machine. In all cases after I login parts of the desktop turn black and eventually the ...
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Can Ubuntu 13.04 32bit support Multi-display(four display) funtion under bay trail paltform? [on hold]

Now we installed the Ubuntu 13.04 32bit under the Bay Trail platform. For our application we want to do multi-display output at the same time, now we have two output from onboard and two output from ...
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system freeze after monitor power save

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a DELL U2414H connected via the Display Port as a secondary display. When the monitor goes to power save mode and I try to wake it up, I get the ...
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“DO NOT USE” message in display settigs

I have a strange issue that I looked for solution in the net and found nothing. I'm using 2 screen. One is Dell UltraSharp U2312HM and the second is Xerox xm7-22w. The Dell is working perfect, but ...
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How can I fix the resolution of my monitor?

I'm having two issues with my Ubuntu 14 install, one I've band-aided, the other of which is making me pull my hair out. I managed to install Ubuntu 14, but I get a black screen on boot, and my Acer ...
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Autologin to GNOME display manager

I am using kali-bit. I don't know what happened, but when I turn on my PC it settles on the GNOME Display manager user' desktop directly, without any login screen. When I click on switch user or log ...
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When I turn my monitor on after it has been off, it does not display anything

I am running Xubuntu 14.10 on a desktop and use LightDM. As I said in the title after I turn off my monitor (with the computer already on) and then turn it back on again there is no input from my ...
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No TTY after installing NVIDIA Driver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04, I used the command line to install the nvidia drivers to my computer. Now, if I try to open any of the 6 TTYs, I lose all display and my monitor cuts off until I ...
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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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Chromecast as second display

I'm using Chromecast with ubuntu 14.04 and I'm able to mirror my desktop using chromium + google cast addon. Just wondering if it's possible to 'extend' my desktop as if chromecast was a second ...
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Reset Display settings

I was trying to set up my laptop to plug into an external lcd display in portrait mode. I found an option with a visual display of the screen and a rotate button among, I believe display settings or ...
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Is there a way to prevent your windows from moving when an external monitor is connected?

So, I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop and occasionally plug it into my TV for a second screen. My TV is to the left of my desk. When I enable it as an external monitor to the left of my laptop ...
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Strange color changes and large patches of green (after some time) make sceen unreadable : what is wrong?

It happened twice as of now. Large patches of green and other colors take the background and then all colors change mostly to a kind of light blue. I cannot work anymore and stop the PC. Is it the ...
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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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Setting best display mode as default

I use two resolutions - 1680x1050x60Hz for general usage and 1280x1024x75Hz for CS:GO playing. I have set 1280x1024 in CS:GO settings, but when it launches it sets itself at 60Hz. For this moment I ...
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Sony Vaio switching between internal and external monitor after coming out of suspend

I have a sony vaio and when it comes out of suspend mode, the screen display will either be the detected wide screen, a smaller screen or blank (as it has selected external monitor mode!). Each time I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Incorrect Aspect Ratio for Monitor

I recently bought an SSD and added it to my system to install Ubuntu on. Below are the specs of my system. Intel i7 3770k @ 4.5 GHz 16GB RAM EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 660Ti The issue I am having is that ...
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Using Ubuntu 14.4 and nvidia prime to switch to dedicated video card

So, basically I have a laptop, asus n765vz with integrated graphic and nvidia gt650M. I installed prime to switch to the dedicated video card and it worked. The problem I have is that I connnected a ...
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xrandr, dual monitor, one rotates left, Screen 0 has wrong width [closed]

xrandr command: xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off --output DVI-1-0 --mode 1920x1080 --pos 0x840 --rotate normal --output DP1 --off --output HDMI1 --off --output LVDS1 --off --output VGA1 --mode ...
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Is this 4k resolution support, or 1080-?

I am having an issue with Ubuntu. I am running the latest version under Oracles VirtualBox. The highest resolution it will accept is 1600x1200. I have a new Samsung 28" UHD 4k display. I need to run ...
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Triple Monitor on 14.04 with nVidia 710M

My laptop (Asus X552CL) has both an HDMI out and a VGA out, as well as the built in display. I'm using the proprietary nVidia driver version 340.58. Pretty quickly I realized that when a VGA cable ...
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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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How do I decrease the display brightness an Acer 5830TG?

I am facing a problem with display brightness in ubantu or other versions of linux. Runing a linux distro as live or HDD installation or inside installation, display brightness is automatically set to ...
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./setup.py: command not found

I followed steps from here Flux for ubuntu 14.04 - possible? to install flux but I am getting an error like ./setup.py: command not found please guide me soon. Thank you
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System displaying “E” as “H” (?) from different font (?)

This is weird - and it just turned up yesterday. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and fairly vanilla. As of yesterday, the system wants to display the character E as H. Here are two examples. First, the ...
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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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Automatic installation of NVIDIA CUDA and NVIDIA drivers

My system does not have an nVIDIA card installed on it, and neither did I execute any command to install the same. However, the upgrade check lists the installation of the nvidia driver (331.113). ...
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Error Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS of display

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my Windows. My PC Specs: Proc : Intel Core i3 @3.3GHz Memory : 4GB VGA : AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series. But I got a problem, my Ubuntu is in error and the display is ...
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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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Dual Screen error “gdbus.error:org.gtk.gdbus.unmappedgerror.quark._gnome_2drr_2error_2dquark.code2”

I am having trouble with my laptop when trying to extend my desktop. For a long time (a couple of months) I could extend it fine. However (either after installing CUDA for coursework, or after an ...
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running ubuntu version 10 or higher have a messed up display

I have hp dv6707us with AMD64 1.9ghz 2Gb memory, I can run ubuntu version 9 with no problem but updating to version 10 or 12 my display is messed up. The suggestion to go to systems and look for Chips ...
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Ubuntu crashing the display , but not feeling any lag

The Ubuntu display is crashing always, some times i cant able to read a text document, Due to this crashing lines.
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minor display problem for firefox in ubuntu 14.04

Look at the top of Firefox .there is an unknown symbol with heading.I am a noob.please help me. this is starting to annoy me.
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Display problem when adjusting brightness in ubuntu 12.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell 1554 laptop. I was adjusting my screen brightness when this happened : this has become a recurring problem which is really annoying. I also want 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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Nothing on screen except for the background picture after logging in

I was using two monitors last night and now when I turn it on and log in the second monitor is mirrored and nothing is on my desktop. If I try to open something from the terminal it says it cannot ...
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monitor problem

i have a laptop with non working screen so I put an external one , after this I put the latest UBUNTU. the problem is that I want only the external screen work, but cant do it, if I open SKYPE this ...
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My display will suddenly freeze

Ubuntu has been doing this for years. Usually I would just give it time and it would catch back up with itself (5 minutes or so). Recently, that hasn't been working. Essentially it's as if the entire ...
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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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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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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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Resolution problem and xrandr doesn'r solve

I've got a problem on my macbook air, intel hd4000, 1440x900, linux ubuntu 14.04, lightdm, kde. I was playing (in a stupid way) with resolutions, and i setted a resolution which doesn't work with x ...
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Different text scaling factors for different displays?

I just purchased a new laptop, which has a much higher DPI than my prior one did; in fact, its resolution (in a 14" form) is roughly the same as that of my 23" second monitor. I'd like the text on ...
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how to make ubuntu 14.10 recognize Dell u2312hm screen?

I just installed 14.10 on a new computer but it does not recognize the display (dell u2312hm) I tried installing the NVIDIA driver 331.89 but it did not help. Any suggestions? Thanks,
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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 ...