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

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I just installed 12.04, and all of the text on the screen is displaying the incorrect characters. Would anyone know how to fix that?

I wish I could post an image, but I'll try to describe my issue. All of the text (except within applications) looks to be scrambled or switching characters.
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Dual Monitor Maximize Problem

I have a laptop with an external monitor attached. However everything maximizes to the external monitor, no matter how or where I maximize the windows. I want to be able to have windows maximized in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 display issue

Since Ubuntu 12.04, My Insignia TV says no signal on VGA after booting. I switched to HDMI and all is well but there is no audio output. After logging in to my account, I can switch back to VGA and ...
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1080p on TV not working [closed]

I am trying to connect my laptop (Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook) to my TV (Toshiba WLT66/67 Series) and get it to output to the TV at 1080i (so basically 1920x1080) through HDMI The issue I have is that ...
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ThinkPad T520: Is the DisplayPort only working when using the Nvidia GPU? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can T520+Bumblebee run an external monitor via DisplayPort? Maybe slightly off-topic: Can anyone confirm that the DisplayPort is hard-wired to the Nvidia GPU? That ...
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Upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 leaves me in CLI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 leaves me with a Crashed System I'm currently running my Ubuntu box on VMWare. As a relative newcomer to Ubuntu I had no idea that there was ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and 2560x1600 display [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? First let me give you has much information as possible. I own a Dell E4310 and a monitor U3011, I ...
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How do I change my 1080p external monitor from portrait to landscape on an Eee PC 1000H?

Hi I have an EeePC 1000H netbook with a Samsung T22A350 1080p 22" external monitor. I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I mainly use the external display but when I select 1080 from the dropdown ...
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How do I remove gnome-panel settings?

My gnome-panel settings have gone crazy. I now have three bars at the top and three bars at the bottom, leaving limited space for working with. Is there a way to remove all gnome-panels settings? I ...
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Changing the screen resolution on 12.04

I am running 12.04 within Parallels 7 on an 11" MacBook Air. I'm trying to set the display resolution to the native 1366 x 768 but Ubuntu doesn't list this as an option. How can I add the correct ...
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Second Display is not detected ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Precision 390 desktop

I have a Dell Precision 390 desktop. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04, ran all of the updates (~150), and updated the NVIDIA drivers. Then I restarted. My second monitor was not working ...
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After upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 video display hurts my eyes

I am running on an Asus X54H laptop (Intel video adapter). When I installed Ubuntu 11.10 the video display was crisp and sharp, right out of the box. there was no need to do anything else beyond the ...
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Monitor shows only middle of screen, edges missing. After update 11.10 to 12.04

I have a HP pavillion, (Graphics GeForce GT 220/PCIe/SSE2) and after the update this problem came. It looks like I zoomed in on the screen, but the edges are 'there' when I click the mouse. I tried a ...
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Ubuntu not detecting second monitor

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo x61s Thinkpad. As the screen's rather small and I want to do some video editing, I thought I'd plug in a monitor and use that. The monitor is Relisys JM777 (quite ...
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Why can't Ubuntu 12.04 detect my screen resolution?

I tried using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using a USB Stick, but the desktop resolution is really low - every icon and piece of text looks pixelated. I have a `ViewSonic VS10866 monitor : 19" LCD display, ...
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Display dims when not in use and it turns off when not in use or while watching movies

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and am using it on dell xps laptop now my problem is that Ubuntu does not provide power utility form where I can manage brightness of my screen, when to turn it off, after how much ...
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Split an X Desktop across multiple machines

I work with several laptops on my desk at once. I'm currently using X2x to allow my mouse and keyboard to go from one machine to the next. But what I'd really like is to have one big X desktop ...
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Why can I see multiple desktops on my laptop display?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (dual-boot with Windows 7) and the image below shows the current display (6 multiple screens). Anyone know how to rectify this? Step-by-step instruction is highly ...
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How to add display resolution fo an LCD in Ubuntu 12.04? xrandr problem

I am fresh for Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and stuck trying to setup correct resolution for my LCD display. The native resolution for the LCD is 1920x1080 here is the ...
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After upgrade to 12.04, display garbled after log in [closed]

It is fine before I could log in, but it becomes garbled once logged in either as user, or as guest. How can this problem be solved? If not, how can I go back to my previous installation.? ...
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OpenOffice Impress (MS Powerpoint alternative) not linking to Projector

When i connect OpenOffice ppt for projector, it doesnt display or detect anything.While i can run the same in my windows OS installed alongside. I donot know if it is a possible driver problem or a ...
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Display remains in sleep/suspend mode but machine is not in sleep mode

First, this is not a Laptop, but a desktop machine. I am running Precise Pangolin. I often notice that, when I am away from my computer for a while (usually at least 15 minutes or so) and come back, ...
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How can I set the display resolution to 800x480?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem with it. My mini-laptop has a display resolution of 800x480, however Ubuntu seems to support only a resolution of 800x600. I have looked for a ...
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Resolution goes to 640x480 after disabling KMS

This Ubuntu 12.04 box happens to freeze all of a sudden under regular usage - anything seems to be able to make it freeze. In one effort of seeing what could fix it, I've disabled KMS (Kernel ...
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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 do I get 1366x768 resolution on my HP Pavilion g6?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi, and have so far been unsuccessful in configuring the system to allow a 1366x768 screen resolution. The platform is an HP Pavilion g6-1d73us with Intel ...
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external display

I have a Dell 2007WFP (Analog) external monitor which doesn't get picked up on the Display panel. I'm running a ThinkPad W520 with switchable graphics; the graphics card is a NVIDIA Quadro 2000M. I ...
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How can I power-off the LCD on my Thinkpad?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. When I use Fn+F3 on Windows the LCD turns off correctly. On Ubuntu it just puts the screen in screen saver mode. What should I do to have the same behavior on Ubuntu as on ...
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Laptop monitor stopped working and can't be re-enabled on a Dell Latitude E6410 [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (upgraded from 11.10), everything seemed to work fine until today when my laptop monitor suddenly stopped working. Here are the facts: My laptop is a Dell Latitude E6410, Intel ...
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Screen Resolution set too high

I have just upgraded from Natty to Precise. The LCD monitor is connected through a Belkin KVM switch. When Ubuntu boots, everything is fine and the monitor comes up at it's max resolution 1280x1024. ...
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Nvidia Config error on login of Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Apple macbookpro 5,3 and I have a 23' cinema display setup on the DVI port. I have the Nvidia X server set up to do TwinView and all is well other than I get the following error when login ...
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Reveal File in File Explorer

I have a Java application in which I need to "reveal" a file to the user (i.e. open the containing folder of the file in an explorer and highlight the file). I have configured it to do so in both ...
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Why would screen brightness not adjust ofter closing laptop lid?

Brightness adjustment works until I close my laptop. After I close it once I cannot adjust the brightness. I often restart the computer to be able to adjust again. The Fn Keys do not work. The ...
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How can I set a display resolution of 1366x768 in a Acer Aspire One ZG5?

How can I set a display resolution of 1366x768 in a Acer Aspire One ZG5 within Ubuntu 12.04? The only resolutions available are 1280x768 and 800x600.
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What options exists to sleep the display?

I want to sleep my display - just the display, not the computer. I've been looking in Compiz for an option like "hot corner to sleep display" - something that I've setup in OSX 10.7. How can I ...
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Error message “Signal out of range 92KHz - 58Hz ” when starting Ubuntu. What is wrong and how can I fix it?

My monitor has an Analogical connection. First I install windows 7, then I install Ubuntu 11.10, when this installation finish I restarted the PC. Any time there I turn on the PC I see the BIOS ...
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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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Setting nomodeset to fix blank screen on boot breaks browser rendering

I have upgraded my wifes netbook (Novatech X10) from 10.04 to 12.04 and hit the same problem I had with 11.04 and 11.10 with the blank screen on boot. I can fix this by adding the nomodeset option to ...
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Cant log in as user after upgrade

Everything worked fine in 11.10. Upgraded today, got the low system resource error for my graphics card. Completely uninstalled fglrx and reinstalled it. Will now boot to login screen but wont let ...
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Why do my display settings say laptop when I'm using a desktop? [closed]

I just upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 today. I noticed that in display settings it recognizes my system as laptop and I am actually running a desktop with a viewsonic monitor. How can I fix this?
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is unstable on my system

I have installed 12.04 LTS as a Upgrade and even after waiting for that seemed to be a very long time to complete, I found the system to be unstable and for apps not to work. So I decided to format ...
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How do I get 1366x768 resolution working on 12.04 with nvidia GTX275

My PC (VGA Nvidia GTX275) is connected directly to a TV (Philips 42" lcd) and Ubuntu does not recognize the native resolution, the closest working resolution is 1280x768 I have tried some xorg tricks ...
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Unity launcher not displayed when mirror displays selected [closed]

I have my laptop plugged into the TV running at resolution 1024x768. When I open the display settings and select Mirror Displays the launcher bar disappears. If I clear the setting the launcher ...
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black line across top of display in virtualbox guest

As you can see from the screen shot below, there is a display problem in my virtualbox guest running on an Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit host, using dual monitors. The line does not appear on the monitor the ...
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Is this a dual monitor reset bug?

My two displays are: Intel GMA x4500 Laptop (1280x800 native resolution of the built-in display) External display (1920x1080) A few minutes after I login to my dual monitor setup, it gets reset to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade broke my GUI

It is booting without any problem, it didn't even ask me for username/password but after login, I can only see blank scree with right click my only option. Someone suggested that I should delete ...
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Unusable desktops settings with nVidia

I am owner of nVidia GeForce GT 320M and I have two displays: external montior BenQ 1920x1080 and laptop's display 1366x768. Ubuntu with installed additional hardware drivers recognize my monitors ...
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Bumblebee and Nvidia Settings: external monitor [closed]

I just installed bumblebee. I'm finally able to enter into Nvidia X Settings using the "optirun"command. This is all great, but now I would like to get my second monitor working via the HDMI port. ...
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How can I get the Nautilus icon to display on the panel?

This seems to be so obvious and simple but I can't see any quick way to achieve it in Lucid. Because Nautilus does not appear in a menu there seems to be no obvious way of right-clicking and showing ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 beta Compiz error: `Fatal: couldn't open display :0` [closed]

I'm getting the following error after upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 beta. Even with daily patch updates, it hasn't resolved itself so I'm putting it out there. Ubuntu 12.04 beta Compiz error: Fatal: ...