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

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Presumed GRUB screen is “out of range”. What do I press for windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my screen blank out for the duration of the Grub boot menu? I was going to try Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside my normal windows 7. Installed it from an USB.stick ...
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Display Resolution all wrong iin 12.04.1 running in VBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adjusting display geometry in a virtual machine? I have a Ubuntu 12.04.1 (64bits) system, running perfectly alongside Windows 7. I needed to create a Virtual Machine in ...
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I can't set 1280x1024 resolution in 12.04

After installing a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC, Ubuntu can't detect my monitor which is a Phillips 190c 19". With 10.10, I used 1280x1024 and on Nvidia drivers I was able to see my monitor brand. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dual screen - live version OK but does not work after installation

I have a desktop machine, a bit old Intel Core 2 4400 (64bit), with nVidia GeForce 7900, two Iiyamas, one 2403, one 2202. The problem is that everything works fine under Live version -- the display ...
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how can I restore default fonts in Ubuntu 11.10?

I have accidentally deleted some of the fonts from /usr/share/fonts folder. They must have been crucial since now I have various display problems ( underscore and font size display ). I have already ...
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Suddenly my display turns grey! [closed]

When I'm working suddenly the mouse doesn't respond and the display turns gray or black. Although I can press any key ( I can't see what I'm doing ) nothing happens at all!!. The only way to recover ...
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display port on x230 not working

having problems with my new lenovo x230 - using dual montiors, only vga registers anything. This has the Intel graphics controller : 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge ...
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Monitor not being correctly detected, restricting screen resolution

I have just updated to 12.04 and I have only one choice of screen resolution now, and it is incorrect (1024x768). I believe the correct resolution for my display is 1366 x 768. It is on an Acer Aspire ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 disk installs LTS on desktop?? wrong display drivers

I used the same 12.04 install disk to install on two desktop machines. One worked correctly and easily recognized the Dell 2210 display. The other loaded an LTS (laptop??) version that has a display ...
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Why does cvt change my res value?

I have problems with my resolution and I wanted to adjust it with the help of xrandr, but when I try to set it up it changes the values.. fabio@fabio-EasyNote-TS11HR ~ $ cvt 1366 768 # 1368x768 59.88 ...
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IRQ Conflicts Causing Video Card and Boot Problems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? tl;dr - I have 4 devices sharing 1 IRQ. Is this bad and how do I tell the BIOS to stop it? Background: I have an old Dell GX280 ...
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Save Display Settings to xorg.conf

I can configure my display setting through "System Settings > Displays" But I cannot save it to xorg.conf and I don't have a xorg.conf at all in /etc/X11/. How can I save the current settings into ...
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How to disable clone display mode on Ubuntu login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force Multiple Monitors correct resolutions for LightDM? I'm using Toshiba Satellite L750-20C laptop as primary display (screen resolution 1366x768) and AOC ...
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External display is not working under Ubuntu with a Thinkpad W530

I have a new Thinkpad W530. It has a K2000M graphics card (with Optimus) and a Intel Chipset graphic. I can't connect an external display. Here is what I tried with more or less success. 1) ...
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NVIDIA vs. 12.04 Unity > Recovery

I had successfully installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-302.07.run from the nVidia website. That got me nothing but an unalterable 640x480 screen. purge and autoremove didn't seem to undo it. I attempted, ...
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Correct Display configuration. Errors while trying to arrange displays

I am trying to set up my tv with my laptop trough a VGA cable. The display application in Ubuntu throws a lot of errors to me and I have given up in trying to do it myself. I try to apply the 1920 ...
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No HUD on desktop on new Ubuntu installation

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I have no HUD. I was able to bring up Firefox only from my settings menu by clicking on a link for more information on cloud. Where is my HUD? I have no access to my ...
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Not getting display through VGA after bootup

I connect my Netbook to my TV through VGA, and it shows while at post and boot-loader screen, but once I'm booted then I get no picture. I checked my cable connection, and even swapped cables to make ...
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Cannot use a second monitor

When I plug in my second display and activate it in "Displays" I get an "Out of range" error. It says the max desktop size is 1600 by 1600. Does anyone know a fix? I have an AMD/ATI Mobility chipset, ...
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Change resolution for an old Philips 109E5 monitor?

I have an old monitor Philips 109E5 19 inch and I need configuring a resolution of 1600x1200. How I can do it?
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system strucking when brightness symboll came

my system is strucking, when the brightness symboll came top off the screen on right side, and it is blinking,then that time the system will struck....I am completely new to ubuntu,so please help ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't recognise my 2 monitors

I've got 2 monitors plugged into my nvidia quadro fx1700 graphics card but Ubuntu only recognises my HD monitor (says its a laptop monitor) and ignores the other one. Is there any way I can force it ...
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Cannot find display :0.1

I'm using fujitsu LH531 Laptop with ubuntu 12.04, and with secondary 1440x900 monitor attached to the VGA, confirmed by xrandr command. The problem is, i want to run a program (vlc) to the second ...
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Cannot connect to X Server when running app with sudo

When I am running some software using sudo command it showing error like cannot connect to X server For example if I run the following command: $ sudo gedit /etc/profile I am getting ...
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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 ...