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

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Can you connect two monitors with Ubuntu?

I would like to know if you can connect two monitors with Ubuntu, and if you can, then how do you adjust the display settings for the screen resolutions, launcher placement, etc. for multiple ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 External Display can't be set to 1920 × 1080

I just installed Xubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8 dual boot on my Dell XPS 13 (2013) Ultrabook. All is good, except when I connect my ViewSonic HDMI 1080p Full HD External Monitor, it appears as Display ...
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Aspect ratio is locked at 4:3?

I just installed Ubuntu on a fairly new laptop, and everything worked fine at first. However, after I installed a proprietary driver for the cpu and reset the system, the aspect ratio was ...
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Cannot change brightness

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and my graphics card is Nvidia GF 620M. For some reason, Ubuntu is using the Ivy Bridge processor. It works fine, though. The only issue I'm facing is the brightness. I can't ...
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Display issue on Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200

I am fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu and I am sure this is a simple issue. The screen is really dark on the boot up and it looks like it is off. I've found out that if I plug a monitor and boot, I can ...
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Command “xset dpms force on” after resume

I Use Lubuntu 13.04 and the LVDS Display only works if you use the "nomodeset" option is set in grub. (The VGA Display works without a problem...) After a resume i only can see on the LVDS Display ...
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Dual displays not working properly, getting only low resolution

My hardware: I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and I have been unable to get my dual 1920x1080 monitors working properly with my GeForce GTX 670 FTW. The problem: Whenever I ...
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Display larger than my external screen

I seem to have this problem every time I install Ubuntu. I have a Panasonic Viera Plasma 50" and the display area on it is always cropped I have tried all kinds of configurations with the terminal ...
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Increase display resolution horizontally to cut off part of screen , in multi-monitor setup

So I have 2 monitors of 1920x1080 resolution each. I am using them in portrait mode so each resolution is 1080x1920. I have a video which is 2360x1920 i.e. (1080p+200p+1080p)x1920p. I want to run ...
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Text is cut out [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 desktop on my PC. Everything is OK, but when I use Firefox, Terminal. The text is cut out, I can fix it by zooming in/out. This is the output when I run lspci | grep ...
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Where to see or set a color-depth for display with Intel 82865G integrated graphics in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

In Resolution HD 1920x1280 with Intel graphics in ubuntu 12.04 LTS I asked for help with resolution. As I tell in my answer, now I need to set or at least see if the color depth is really full-color ...
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XRDP screen size is tiny

I am using Windows7 remote desktop connection. The 'Display' settings for RDC are set to [1920x1080]. When remote desktoping into my Ubuntu Server 12.04, I get a 1920x1080 window. However, the actual ...
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What actually happen when i connect an external display to ubuntu pc

I know that Ubuntu treats an external device as an file, for eg. when i connect an external webcam to my pc, a file named as video1 creates under my dev directory. I just want to know that does ubuntu ...
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How to turn on the VGA display without using the function keys

It is a well documented issue about some of the function keys not working on laptops. I am having the same issue with my Display Function key i.e. the key that is used to switch to turn on the VGA ...
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Ubuntu appears very small at 1080p, text almost undreadable

Alright... So I have a 15" Dell Studio XPS with a 1080p screen. Everything seems really small with 1080p, in 720p everything is fine but just looks very low-res. So I definitely want to get the ...
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Graphics on boot split into three sections

I just installed 13.04 onto a new laptop because of the ease of install with the uefi bios. When I boot the system though, the screen is split into three sections each about 640x200 at the top of the ...
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How to not show a user in the Ubuntu login screen? [duplicate]

I have created a user called training using the adduser command and user training appears in the login screen. How to not show any particular user in the login screen? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with the ...
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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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Screen size and resolution conflict

I am a Linux noob and could use a little help with an issue. I am trying to achieve a very specific resolution and screen size (720x480 @ 59.94) for my headless Ubuntu 12.04.2-64 Desktop box with a ...
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Removing the Black Bar at the Top of the Screen [New Found!]

[New Found!] 1. When I set to others instead of 1440x900 (16:10) or 1280x800 (16:10) revolutions, the black bar must disappear. 2. When I set to 1440x900 revolution, the black bar must exist. ...
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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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Is it possible to enlarge Ubuntu desktop somehow

Is it possible to enlarge Ubuntu Desktop in a way that screen resolution was more than real resolution of display. I mean for example if I have monitor 1024x768, but I want to set resolution wider and ...
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Changing the screen resolution to the true resolution option not available

I have recently updated through software update after installing a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 and my screen resolution is completely messed up. The default screen resolutions at the moment ...
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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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Limited resolution options for external monitor

Ubuntu will only allow 1024x768 or 800x600 resolution options for my external monitor, an HP 2159m (which supports 1920x1080). The laptop's built-in monitor works fine. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and ...
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share home files but not preferences

I would like to know if it is possible to make a symbolic link between the home folders of two users so they both have access to documents, audio, photos, etc ... read and write, but actually have ...
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Change screen resolution detection timeout

I'm using a KVM switch for using two laptops. One is connected to Ubuntu 12.10. The problem I have, is that every time I switch to the other PC, Ubuntu changes the resolution back to the integral ...
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(Xubuntu) - How to turn off Laptop screen while external screen is connected

Hi I just installed Xubuntu on my Laptop, now I want it to disable the laptop screen as long as the external screen is connected. But when I disconnect the external monitor I want the laptop screen to ...
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How can I use a tv as monitor?

I'm currently running Ubuntu of the live CD. I have a 22" TV that is rarely used and I would like to connect it permanently to my computer as a sole monitor. My PC has only a VGA and S video ...
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12.10: two monitors; one works, one only displays solid color

I have a one-day-old 12.10 install on a Dell machine with an ATI Radeon 6450 graphics card, and two Samsung monitors (one connected through VGA, one DVI). I also have disk encryption enabled, and I'm ...
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Brightness control doesn't work on my lenovo G580 laptop in ubuntu12.10? [duplicate]

My laptop has intel core i5 processor and ubuntu 12.10 32-bit OS.
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13.04 Dual monitors on my desktop

I just upgraded to 13.04 from 12.04. I was wondering how to use both of my monitors side by side in 13.04. They work together in mirror but do not work side by side. I have looked through the "tweak" ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 put resolution at 1024x768

After the installation of Ubuntu 13.04, I have the resolution at 1024x768 instead of 1280x800, and even after switching all the possible drivers in Settings, the situation doesn't change. Plus, this ...
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is moving between attached monitor and native display possible from top?

I have a laptop, connected to an external monitor which is situated right above the laptop. Is it possible to push windows from the top instead from the side as you can do in Mac? Reference: ...
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Strange colors in Image viewer and firefox

I've recently stumbled upon incredibly irritating issue with color display in firefox and image viewer. Some colors are just off, like red instead of blue etc. This problem doesn't exist in Chromium, ...
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How to reset KDE / display settings after a move to a new machine

I've recently upgraded my hardware to a new laptop, and installed the latest kubuntu build on the new machine. Various advice here and elsewhere led me to hope that I could bring all of my KDE ...
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Higher display resolution on Acer 5755g

I am using Acer Aspire 5755g with NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M (2gb) and Ubuntu 13.04. The resolution set by default is 1366x768 and it is the highest possible to choose. I would like to use bigger ...
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Brightness setting in Lenov Thinkpad Edge E530 after update to kernel 3.8 not working

I used to run Dream Studio Unity (ivy bridge version) on sandy bridge on Thinkpad Edge E530 (B960 proc.), which worked OK, but after it updated itself to kernel 3.8 no more enables to set display ...
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How to manually set a special resolution?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit for the past short time. After a screen upgrade, I can't use/set the right resolution. My old display setting was three 17" of 1280x1024 behind a Matrox TripleHead2GO ...
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Secondary Monitor Goes off upon logging in

I am using dell xps 14z laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, when booting up it detects the secondary monitor [Viewsonic] but upon entering the username/password , the secondary monitor goes blank . when I open ...
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External monitor is too yellow

When I bought a new screen (Philips 227e4l) and connected it with my laptop (HP Compaq 6520) via the VGA port, the size of screen is right (1920x1080), but the color is wrong (too much yellow). How ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 HDMI resolution and display options incorrect

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 and the HDMI resolution is incorrect and options limited to a max of 1280x720. The VGA is not perfect as it is cutting off the top taskbar slightly, it also shows a ...
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Power off the monitor on install Ubuntu 13.04

When i try to install Ubuntu 13.04 , I have problem to display . In first i see the page same as blank after about 5 sec monitor power off and get to standby mode but the dvd-rom is worked hard and ...
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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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After upgrading to 13.04, plugging in external display to my laptop causes the displays to freeze randomly [closed]

I had installed 12.10 on my lenovo ideapad z560 laptop at work last week. I use it together with an external monitor and everything was working fine and then today I upgraded the distribution to ...
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Troubleshooting poor performance with ATI HD 5800 GPU

I am attempting again to solve problems between ATI Radeon HD 5800 series (5830) GPU and Ubuntu. Three months ago I posted: Display difficulties with Ubuntu 12.10, Dual Monitors, and ATI HD 5800 I ...
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Fonts corrupted

Fonts seems to be corrupted in Unity in my system after an update yesterday. It seems certain characters are refusing to display (please see attached screenshot), or gets displayed in same color as ...
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How to handle windows on multiple screens?

I've multiple screens i.e. one computer monitor and one TV. It would be preferable if, when the TV is turned off, nothing is sent to the TV but as it happens, I can have the TV turned off and ...
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How to change 32-bit operating system into 64-bit operating system without changing the operating system [duplicate]

I have recently installed 32-bit Ubuntu 11.04 but actually my OS-PLATFORM is AMD 64-bit architecture.So with this i have Display problem. So tell me a better way to solve this, But i am not intrusted ...
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Nvidia Geforce GT630 resolution problem

I installed the drivers but the maximum resolution I can get is 1360x768. Can I get to 1920x1080? On Windows it worked fine. Edit: I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS