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

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System changing display configuration on its own account - from dual monitor to mirror

My machine is a 13" notebook connected to a 22" external monitor. Using AMD CC I set it up so that the notebook screen is my primary monitor and the 22" my secondary. If I am planning to watch a ...
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Nvidia Driver problems: 1440x900 resolution - 12.04 [closed]

I installed 12.04 and my system works fine. But after updating packages with the update manager, problems occurred. I can't activate the Nvidia drivers (Control Center -> Additional Drivers). When I ...
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Why does my Thinkpad brightness control skip steps?

The problem: there are 16 brightness levels on my laptop, but pressing hotkeys Fn+Home, Fn+End adjusts brightness 3 steps at a time (e.g. from 0 to 3, or from 15 to 12). I find it important to notice ...
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Dialog boxes are not centred in the screen

I have two laptops running 12.04 and seem to have the same problem in both. When I open a dialog box, such as "File open", the Save button is off the side of my screen (see screen shot below). This ...
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How to change resolution to a higher value? [closed]

I have a 1400x900 monitor and the maximum resolution the monitor can reach in Ubuntu is about 1024x800. However, in Windows 7 64-bit, the monitor can reach the maximum resolution possible. Specs of ...
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Vertical bars on screen

I have just bought Lenovo Z570 and installed ubuntu 11.10 on it. I normally work on the machine with a distance of almost 1.5 feet but I can see vertical bars all over the screen. I have shown my ...
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Half of screen is missing after fresh installation

I just installed Ubuntu on my asus eeepc 1201hab machine and something is off. Even during installation half of the screen would not be in use and when trailing the mouse around little patches of ...
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verbose displayed halfly over text mode booting

I tried to boot my Ubuntu into text mode with verbosity enabled, this is what I configured in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text init=/sbin/init --verbose vga=791" then update-grub ...
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Some of my favorite resolutions have disappeared from the “Display” tool in Unity

I tried to clean my PC and re-connect every cable again and in restarting it I noticed that the resolution had changed. I then tried to return to my favorite resolution (9:16) again and I found that ...
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.run file is not working. I double click and get: could not display, file is of unknown type [duplicate]

So, the only thing I can think of is that Ubuntu did not correctly install some software as it doesn't recognize .run files. I checked "allow to run as executable file", but nothing.
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Ubuntu 12.04 Nvida 550ti drivers

I can't seem to locate any working drivers for the 550ti. I have downloaded the file from nvidias site and run it, but it just doesn't seem to help. I am still unable to increase the resolution, ...
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Grub does not display on older computer

I'm trying to install ubuntu server 12.04 on an older desktop for a friend. The tower doesnt have an onboard graphics card, so we had to install an AGP graphics card to plug in a monitor. The install ...
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf file is not available

I am using Sony VPCZ136GG Laptop. Os Ubuntu 11.10 /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is not available. I can set only 1600 x 900(16:9) resolution. Not able to connect Projector. I want to add multiple screen ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Brightness controls not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screen Brightness not adjustable for Acer Aspire S3 Controls from "Brightness and Lock" were not working so I've tried a solution that involved changing grub, which I'm ...
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how can i add 1440x900 resolution on Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

I have a 5 year-old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, with a display resolution of 1280x800 (16:10). I wish to increase that resolution to at least 1440x900. Is this possible? If so - how? Chipset: Intel ...
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Trying to Mirror Screen on HD TV

Trying to connect my laptop to an HD tv screen via an HDMI cable. It works for about 5 seconds and then the picture disappears on the tv and it turns black. Not only this but when the screen does show ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting to a display manager or login manager

When I boot up my computer with Ubuntu install on it, it's keeps booting and booting forever. It loads the boot screen but it doesn't boot up. The only way to log in is to press Ctrl+Alt+F2, then ...
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Why does my laptop only show a cursor after closing and then opening the screen?

When i close my laptop screen and open it, the screen stays black, but i can see the cursor. I can switch to the other ttys using ctrl+alt+F1-F6, so computer isn't l0cked out or unresponsive, the gui ...
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one desktop per monitor

It is possible to configure a desktop per monitor in Ubuntu 12.04 ? If I enable 'simple desktop' in catalyst driver, one of my two screens is blank. When I move my mouse in the blank screen, I have a ...
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How to use shortcuts to switch between displays in LXDE?

I mean to switch between the laptop monitor and an external display. I edited /home/user/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml file to set shortcuts but how to do it for this specific purpose?
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VGA Monitor won't display after NVIDIA driver install on Ubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, and the first thing that came up was the driver manager, which told me to install the drivers for my nvidia graphics card (I don't remember what it is). I have a ...
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How do I adjust my display for 1080p?

Just a quick question... I got a new 24" hd tv to use as a pc monitor and have windows pre installed. In the windows 7 display settings {control panel/Display} is a option to make things on the ...
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Why did the installer need a second analog display? [closed]

Was rebuffed in more than a few tries at installing a fresh copy of 12.04 alongside my already installed win7 system. The hard drive spun up at first but seems stuck at two small figures at the ...
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How do I get the classic file structure display in 12.04 file manager?

New 12.04 installation: How do I set up a classic file access display, with drives and folders? I may grow to like the default setup but until then I would like the familiarity of the older system.
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External display not detected on Lenovo T520

In Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, I installed nvidia-current-updates and enabled the discrete NVIDIA card only in BIOS (Optimus completely disabled). Ubuntu uses the nvidia driver but fails to detect an external ...
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Display problem with fresh install of 12.04

Just intalled Ubuntu 12.04 from CD and install went with no problems. After rebooting, I get the initial purple screen and then a black screen with mouse pointer and a few stray pixels at the bottom ...
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unable to install nvidia drivers on ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Nvidia drivers on sony vaio E series with nvidia GEforce When I try to instal additional drivers its coming like unable to download . for more options see /var/log/jockey.log ...
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xgamma -display parameter for dual monitor setup

I want to change gamma for my first monitor. Every time I invoke xgamma with different -display parameters it somehow points to my second monitor. But I want to modify first one. I tried these ...
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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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How do I change local display resolution via SSH?

I have a machine running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS and I'm having problems with the local monitor. The Dell flat panel I'm using only displays this message while the computer running: "Cannot Display ...
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How to reset monitor display settings?

On Ubuntu 12.04 laptop with Gnome desktop, I tried to set an additional display through Catalyst (administrative) and slowly ended up making making a mess out of the whole thing. I tried several ...
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Secondary display showing Ubuntu logo, but is not detected

I recently installed Ubuntu using WUBI, and it worked perfectly. However, my laptop is showing the main desktop screen, and my secondary display is only showing the Ubuntu logo with its loading bar ...
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How can I modify the small icon and title bar fonts in Unity?

As you can see in the screenshot, the fonts for the title bar (any window) and for the icons within the file browser (as well as in the navigation pane to the left) are very very small, I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 only detects one out of two monitors and mirrors them both

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed with a VGA splitter creating dual monitors. However when using Ubuntu 12.04 with the VGA splitter the two monitors are mirrored and when going to the "Displays" Settings ...
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Weird error (bug?) on my screen

I've got a problem. Here is my laptop spec : Type: ASUS A43E-VX389D Video Card: Intel HD Graphic Memory: 2 GB DDR3 Processor: Intel B950 ( 2.1 GHz, 2MB L3 cache ) I'm using Ubuntu Precise ...
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Having Xubuntu at its minimal display level,need the actual version of xubuntu with the eye candy features!

I just installed xfce4 on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop.And this is how it looks like,less eye candy, This is how it looks like But i just need the desktop to be like the below, as i have Graphics card ...
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frequency out of range - please change display mode

I just downloaded the latest version of the Ubuntu live CD, and have installed it on a desktop computer (a Fujitsu Scaleo P). Once installed it seems to work perfectly, although there are some updates ...
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How to set up multiple GPUs (12.04)?

I have two GPUs: one Intel i915 integrated, and one NVIDIA 560 Ti. This is NOT a hybrid setup, nor a laptop. In Windows 7, each card is connected to a different monitor, with the NVIDIA doing any ...
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Installing nvidia driver?

I have ubuntu 12.04 running on my laptop. I've been trying to install a 2nd monitor on it, but ubuntu does not detect the second monitor. I have an nvidia card on my laptop, and ubuntu was using the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 “Do nothing” when “lid closed” blanks out external monitor

This is not the same as this question. I have Ubuntu 12.04 running with an Nvidia card on a W510 Thinkpad. I have one external monitor connected. When I change the power settings to "Do nothing" ...
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Dell XPS L502Xnot detecting monitor-TV

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Dell XPS L502X and when I connect the HDMI cable from the TV to the computer Ubuntu detects nothing at all, It works perfectly fine in Windows 7 though. I've already ...
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Change the brightness adjustment interval

So whenever I hit my dim/brighten keys on the keyboard, a notification bubble pops up with the screen brightness. All that's fine, but I would like to be able to change how much the brightness changes ...
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HDMI to VGA - External Monitor Not Detected

I have an Acer Iconia tab w500 running Ubuntu 12.04 - The only output I have is an HDMI output so I bought an HDMI to VGA cable to connect it to my external monitor. It's not being detected by Ubuntu. ...
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How would Ubuntu work on an Apple retina display?

Apple has announced a laptop with "retina display" = 2880x1800 pixels resolution on 15 inches. If one were to load Ubuntu on such a machine, it would probably be unreadably micro-texted as long as ...
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Force startx to run X in a specific resolution and refresh Rate

From my past experience (using Win-Xp), this particular monitor works only on 60Hz , Best resolution being 1024x768. I have "installed and configured" Ubuntu 12.04 Minimal (on USB stick) so that most ...
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I want my Ubuntu on an external display alone?

I have a toshiba laptop with ubuntu 12.04 on it and I've connected it to an external display but I don't want to mirror the displays nor make it stretch on both I just want it show up on my external ...
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Where do I find display brightness controls in Lubuntu?

I'm looking for a control to be able to change my standard display brightness in Lubuntu. I've tried How do I set default display brightness? but my system settings does not include a Screen option. ...
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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 ...