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

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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
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Dell 3721 display problem Ubuntu 13.04

After I upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 I can't change the brightness of the display, it remain in the darkest possible mode. I have a Dell 3721 laptop. Any advice? @Dell:~$ lspci -nn | grep VGA ...
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QQ - small, unidentifiable icons on desktop

Running QQ with Nautilus. Display is 1280 x 1024 - ViewSonic, recognized by QQ. When I put a file or folder on the desktop, the icon is incredibly SMALL nearly INVISIBLE. Have to go into the change ...
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Brightness Control in ubuntu 13.04-64bit not working in Toshiba T110

I'm new to this forum and thought I'd try it out. So, much like every edition since about 11.10 brightness control doesn't work "out-of-the-box". I have a Toshiba Satellite T110-12P and although I've ...
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brightness not working on 13.04 upgrade on dell xps 13 ultrabook

Just upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 on Dell xps13 ultrabook and the display is very dim and cannot be changed using f'n keys or from system settings. This ultrabook uses Intel's ivybridge mobile. ...
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projector (external/internal combo) icons while switching - how?

External vga connected monitor with laptop. On windows when you press the projector hotkey/fn key on a laptop, you see a list of options or combinations of external projector and onboard screen, it ...
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HDMI sound without overscan on open-source drivers?

Is there a way to have a regular scanned display with audio via an HDMI connection on open-source drivers? Possibly a way to force DVI video output over HDMI instead of 1080p? Machine: Dell Studio ...
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Fix Overscan/ Underscan on HDTV Intel HD Graphics Card

I have my laptop running Ubuntu 12.10 hooked up via HDMI to my 24inch, 1080p HDTV though I am experiencing an overscan problem. When the tv cis connected, it cannot be run at the 1080x720 resolution ...
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Ubuntu Display Resolution Issue

I just did a clean install of the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Inspiron 660 and I'm having trouble with my display setup. The PC has an Ivy Bridge i5 with integrated graphics, and the ...
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Ubuntu Detects 2 monitors when I only have one

Ubuntu Detects 2 monitors when I only have 1. This causes an issue when booting up because it's detecting 2 monitors and by default it is mirroring the display; which is causing a distorted picture ...
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Setting a display's backlight brightness to be lower than is possible via the normal brightness controls

By normal brightness controls I mean the accelerators on my laptop's keyboard that seem to integrate with Unity. In a dark room, my screen is quite bright, even on the lowest setting. Can I override ...
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Will I get desktop Ubuntu after connecting Samsung Galaxy Nexus to TV via HDMI?

I have a Galaxy Nexus phone, I´d like to know, if I get a full desktop Ubuntu after I connect it with a TV via HDMI. I can´t find the answer. If it´s true, there´s no need for me to have a laptop :-) ...
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Black screen when taking screenshot

I am getting black pictures when I try to take a screenshot with the PrtSc key (which calls Screenshot application). My graphical system is a Nvidia optimus with Bumblebee installed (the problem ...
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Ubuntu resolution with Ultrabook

I installed 12.10 to Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A. Now I face a resolution problem. The default resolution is 1920x1080. But everything is too small with this resolution. Icons, Unity, file system, ...
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Screen flickers with Nvidia GPU

When I install the Nvidia driver (have tried both current and post-release current) the monitor flickers every time I open a new window/program such as Firefox. I don't know what else I'm going to do? ...
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Blinking dashes on top of unity

There are a bunch of dashes like this at the top of the screen. I'm not sure how to even begin identifying what is causing this. Here are some of the things that I've noticed. I can't use ...
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12.10 Black screen on boot after unplugging external monitor

Here is my story: 1. I plugged an external VGA monitor to my laptor (Dell Vostro 3550) and configured dual display using System Settings/Displays. Everything worked well 2. I unplugged the external ...
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How to disable laptop's LCD and use external monitor as only output?

My laptop's LCD broke and I removed it. Now I permanently added a monitor via HDMI. How can I set up Ubuntu 12.10 to only use and show the external monitor and disable the LCD? Right now, I cannot ...
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Ubuntu not working with HDMI, Windows 7 does work - Intel HD 4000 display adapter

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an external hard drive and it is booting just fine. I have a Dell Latitude E6230 with an Intenl HD Graphics 4000 video display adapter. For some reason, when this ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't save display settings after reboot . How do I fix this?

When I mean display settings I mean desktop backgrounds or icons that I removed from the Unity launcher. It just goes back to the default every reboot. The only thing it did save is the theme that I ...
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Bottom Half of Screen is Glitchy

Total newbie here... I'm running 12.04 on a salvaged HP Pavilion zt1130. Video is S3 Savage4 AGP 4x... No idea if it's a card or what. I'm unable to find anything about a driver. I'm having a ...
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DVI-VGA adapter problem

Is it possible to add unsupported resolution when monitor is connected via DVI -> VGA (passive probably) adapter? The problem is that the monitor (Acer AL1916W) is reported as CRT monitor, mainly ...
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Custom display settings with Lubuntu? [duplicate]

I am having a hard time with this HP Mini 210 1000 netbook. The screen just stretched out all of a sudden, forcing a resolution (1024x768) which is higher than the display's actual resolution ...
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External monitor stopped working [closed]

I have an ASUS notebook with ubuntu 12.10. My external monitor was working fine but after unpluging/repluging it, it's now detected as "unknown" in my display settings, and I don't get any signal on ...
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Savage S3 and Lubuntu (or any flavour) 12.10 big issue

Please be nice with me: I spent all the night with it and I'm exausted. I've got an old Acer Aspire1300 15"(512+256RAM and 1.3 mhz cpu). I tried all night installing Lubuntu, XUbuntu.. lspci -k ...
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Possible to run a script when something plugged in / disconnected from Mini DisplayPort?

In /etc/acpi/ there are several scripts that can be customized to do something when a particular event happens on your physical computer, like the lid.sh script which is called when the laptop lid is ...
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Ubuntu 12.10. Can't add custom resolution

System: Ubuntu 12.10, nVidia Geforce GT240 (nvidia-current privative driver), LG display connected to VGA-0 The 1920x1080 resolution is not listed, I've added it in Windows but I'm having problems ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Nvidia Geforce 320M Macbook (Mid 2010 - white clamshell)

So basically X can't start on my Macbook mid 2010 running the Geforce 320M after installing the geforce driver. It never really came up properly even out of the box, though the Live version seemed to ...
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Ubuntu Blank Screen after install on HP Pavilion g6 Laptop [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. Upon boot I observe that after the splash screen is displayed, screen goes black though I am able to hear login prompt. I am new to Ubuntu (and ...
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Setting up xorg.conf metamodes for nvidia letterboxing

I'm currently trying to configure my xorg.conf to letterbox screen resolutions smaller than the native resolution of my display (1680x1050) so that I can play older games full screen without ...
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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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Why laptop boots usb but incorrect resolution after installing to hard drive?

My situation: Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop 1GB, 20GB HD. (1024 X 748). Boots Ubuntu 12.04 from USB to Desktop fine. After installing to HD though it seems like it's in 640 X 480 - double screen, black on ...
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Why does Ubuntu detect two screens when I have only one? [duplicate]

which is annoying, because when I take screenshot it takes screenshot from both screens (from an existing one and a non-existing one).
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Fullscreen bug using dual monitors on top of each other (GNOME3) [closed]

OK, so I have this weird bug. I have set up my monitors on top of each other As you can see the screens aren't totally aligned which is the way I want it. Now, here's the bug: I can't fullscreen ...
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Display Listed as Laptop

I'm using 12.04 on a Desktop--I installed with a CD; I installed by USB earlier, while Wubi produced an error (I only tried this method once). While running Precise from the CD or USB, the display ...
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Unity cropping external monitor: how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I I have a dual-screen setup with my laptop (1366x768) and an external monitor connected through HDMI (primary 1920x1080). I don't know if this is cause by different aspect ratios (16:10 on laptop, ...
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Part of an old window remains after program closes

After I close a program, part of the window remains open. The affected part of the screen remains as it was when the window was open, and it stays on top of other windows. It's not a redraw issue per ...
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Why is xrandr reporting a resolution just above the maximum (native) resolution?

I have a bizarre issue with a Lenovo e430 laptop. The LCD display is 1366x768, but for some reason it always starts with a resolution of 1368x768. This 2px overscan makes things jump all over the ...
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Why does ATI Radeon have choppy display on Linux? [duplicate]

I'm using Radeon HD 7700M on Ubuntu 12.10 and I'm using Catalyst 13.1 as the graphics driver. The problem is that I keep getting these horizontal lines appearing on the screen that look like the ...
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Changing to a lower screen resolution without stretching

When I change the screen resolution of my laptop from 1366x768 to 1024x768 via [Displays ...], the entire screen is still filled, stretching the picture uglyly. How can I have a pixel wise 1-to-1 ...
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Power manager GUI settings (not to shut down the display) are not followed

I want my laptop not to turn off monitor when on AC power under any circumstance. And yet it becomes dark after a while - 10 minutes I guess. I think the Xfce GUI settings involved are these here: ...