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

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How do I reset my display settings from the command line?

I'm running 12.10 on a dell e5400 laptop and I used xrandr to get the dual monitors working that I connect through a laptop dock. I used xrandr again to switch back to the laptop display when I ...
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Monitor blinks with certain programs

My computer is a HP dv6 with 8gb ram, 500gb hdd and a amd radeon hd 6480 graphics card and dual core cpu. Now here is my problem: When I try to run some programs such as gucvie and xbmc, the screen ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - how to set the resolution to 1024x768 and correct rate? using command line when ever system starts

I have this following code where my VGA output is always showing out of range. How can i resolve it? $ cvt 1024 768 $ xrandr --newmode shvga 74.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 $ xrandr ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 unstable Display, Flickering

I use Ubuntu 12.04. The Text character on my screen while on the Internet s too small, so I decided to adjust the display to give larger characters. This caused the screen to become very unstable, ...
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how to get dell laptop display on tv?

my dell laptop screen is damaged. I installed ubuntu 12.04.01 with tv monitor connected. After rebooting nothing is displayed on tv monitor, is any graphic driver missing from the installation? edit ...
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Switch windows only in current workspace and display

I have recently acquired a second display for use with my laptop running Ubuntu with xfce and compiz. However, one thing that has been bugging me is window switching: my second monitor has some ...
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Overscan, Ubuntu 12.04, Nvidia driver

I know there are many questions about overscan around but I cant seem to find a working solution. I know the cause of this is the Nvidia driver, as I have no problems with the default driver, so I ...
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How do I get more than 80 columns in command line mode?

I installed ubuntu from the minimalcd because I just want to use vim and command line tools. However I would like more than 80 columns of text. I have a large monitor so I would like at least a ...
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Low resolution Dektop intel i7 3770 and intel board DH67BL

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 in a desktop with the following specs: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz Motherboard: Intel DH67B However the monitor is not identified (Monitor: Unknown) ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 on Acer laptop boots to blank blue screen

My previous question on this was closed, but I am posting it again as the solution which my son eventually found may assist other users of the forum, or someone may be able to tweak the solution to ...
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StartX fails, insufficient memory?

Some days back, I added a network printer at my institute. While trying to print for the first time, the computer asked for authentication, then complained of low disk space. I deleted a 3 GB movie ...
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12.10 starts up to just my desktop background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity does not start after installing the fglrx drivers on 12.10 I have only just started using linux more than just instlling it on an old pc for fun and have just ...
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Flickering screen [closed]

I have a ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my HP Compaq 420 laptop. My problem is that everytime I reach the log-in screen, the screen flickers heavily and also after I have entered my username and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 “Turn screen off when inactive for: Never” still turns off

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10, my screen still goes off after about ten minutes. I've been to the Brightness and Lock control panel. The Turn screen off when inactive for: setting is set to ...
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Garbled text in terminal, titles and other places after upgrade to 12.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 I am getting sporadic garbled text in the terminal, but it is also appearing in titles and occasionally the URL bar of chrome. Amazingly I was able to catch a ...
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Multi-display issues T61 on 12.04 TLS

Installed 12.04 LTS on T61 laptop. I have issues on Multi-displays. Problems come when trying to make changes to Multi displays and save . Both screens blacken , when click the mouse noise on both ...
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Screen turns off after inactivity

My screen turns off if I'm inactive for some time, even though I disabled the setting. It happens on battery as well as on AC power. My Brightness and Lock Settings: My Power Settings: Does ...
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after installing ubuntu 12.10 the desktop does not display correctly

I've installed vmware player on my windows 7 in order to run ubuntu 12.10.. The ubuntu installation went well with no errors or display faults, but after restarting the vm at the end of the ...
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Screen Timeout Ubuntu 12.10 Cinnamon

I am running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 with Cinnamon, after roughly 10 minutes the screen turns black. I have set "Turn screen off when inactive for:" to "Never" or tried high values (1h +), ...
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Dual monitor not working completely in 12.10 after upgrade

At 12.04, dual monitors worked perfectly. After upgrading to 12.10, the primary monitor works, the second monitor only partly works. I am sure there is some difference between the releases that I ...
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Distorted graphics on start up

So I am using dual monitors and every time I boot up my machine after entering my password to login, both screens show distorted graphics which eventually go away. I am on Ubuntu 12.10 the OS type is ...
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phpMyAdmin - Display all queries

I have installed a fresh desktop with ubuntu quantal and the following packages versions: MySQL: 5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 Apache: 2.2.22 (Ubuntu) phpMyAdmin: 3.4.11.1deb1 I would like ...
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Linux kernel 3.5.0-18 update is not working with NVIDIA driver 304.60

I have Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit and a Nvidia card GT430 and installed 304.60 Linux driver manually and it worked beautifully until the latest Ubuntu update which got modified to 3.5.0-18 Kernel. Everything ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't display properly after kernel upgrade [closed]

After updating my system today, Ubuntu's doesn't display correctly. The desktop was working properly before, but now it looks like this: I had to use the terminal to run Synaptic package manager, ...
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ASUS EPC 1015CX won't boot with display after installing additional drivers

I have a ASUS EPC 1015CX with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed using wubi alongside Windows 7. It worked perfectly after installing except that the supported screen resolution was only 800*600 instead of ...
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Problems with second display

First of all this problem is only with KDE. Im configuring my displays with nvidia-settings. I set to both right Hz and resolution But on second display allways there is some line that is separate ...
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Display artifacts under Ubuntu 12.10

I am getting some display artifacts under a fresh install of 12.10. (Open image in an another tab to get the full effect) Anyone have any idea what might be going on here or a possible solution? ...
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Display resolutions missing after upgrade to Ubuntu 12-10

I recently upgraded my dual-boot HP laptop (dv7-3060us, 17.3" display) from ubuntu 12-4 to 12-10. After the upgrade, only three (3) resolutions are available (800x600, 1024x768, and 1152x864, all 4:3 ...
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No nvidia-drivers

I have a dell M4600 with NVidia Quattro K2000m. After first installing Ubuntu it showed 2 experimental drives in "Additional drivers". After reboot, they were gone. And I don't have any xorg.conf. It ...
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How do I connect Ubuntu to Sony Bravia LED TV via HDMI?

My laptop connects to 46" Sony Bravia LED TV using HDMI cable in Windows without any problem. However, it just doesn't work with Ubuntu 12.04. It always says No Signal. Problem somewhat persists ...
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How do I set the native resolution on an HP Mini 210-1004sa?

FYI: My Netbook model is HP Mini 210-1004sa, which comes with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, and has a display 10.1" Active Matrix Colour TFT 1024 x 600. I recently removed Windows 7 Starter ...
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Xubuntu display layout is not saved

I have a laptop running Xubunu 12.10 with an HDMI display attached. When I log off or reboot, and then log back in, I need to reapply my display arrangements in ARandR when I log back in (oddly, the ...
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emachines e725 display very light

After hard installation of Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 the display light is very high. How can I reduce it. I used fn+right or left arrow but nothing changed. I am new in Ubuntu.
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Display resolution problem with Sony TV and Intel integrated graphics

I am trying to set the correct display resolution for my Sony TV (KDL-32V2000, native resolution 1366x768) connected via HDMI to my HTPC running Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Intel Core i3-530 and Intel mobo ...
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Display in applications on ubuntu 12.10 is broken - maybe theme problem

I have a problem which looks like this: If you take a look at buttons "Apply", "Reset", "Close" or any other buttons or drop-downs, you will see there is no style on them. It is a fresh install ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Resolution stuck at 1024x768 using Open Source Radeon Driver

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with an ATI Radeon HD5670 card. I currently have the open source xorg-edgers driver. I've been using this driver interchangeably with the Radeon open source driver since fglrx ...
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TTY1 on Video Projector

Is it somehow possible to display TTY1 or similar to a video projector? xrandr cannot open the display: $ xrandr --query Can't open display I have a ATI graphics card and am not using the ...
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display driver problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop and am keeping windows 7 as a back up for when I get stuck like ...
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Successful boot, but no video output

Ok, just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an ASUS Zenbook UX32A (integrated graphics). On boot, screen goes black, and doesn't come back on. However, the computer boots successfully and I hear the login ...
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How to make Ubuntu recognize an unknown external display (so I can adjust its resolution)?

I have a Dell laptop with an external monitor attached (a Samsumg SyncMaster 931c). My laptop display was recognized, and I can adjust its optimum resolution. My external display is still unknown, ...
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how to reset dual display to one screen from command line?

How can I reset dual display to one screen from command line and set old second screen as main display? (12.04 + nvidia)
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Can't get movie player to play on my TV via HDMI connection

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell laptop. laptop resolution is 1366x768. I connected to my Phillips 42" TV using HDMI. By changing channels I can get to HDMI4 and there my desktop wallpaper ...
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Display cloning doesn't work anymore (nVidia)

I used to clone my laptop's display to an external monitor by just typing disper -c in a terminal. One of the recent updates broke this functionality. It now says $ disper -c displays share no common ...
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How to clone displays with my laptop and an external HD Monitor

I have been trying to connect my laptop to an external monitor (different resolutions). My idea was to setup the external monitor as a clone of the laptop screen. In Ubuntu Quantal's display settings ...
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problem with Dell 14z 3D acceleration on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I just bought a Dell 14z (in Brasil) and installed the latest long term Ubuntu (12.04.1). I managed to get the aditional ATI/AMD installed. The problem is that it will not work with 3D acceleration ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - launcher stays hidden

Just upgraded to 12.10 today. Everything seems fine for now, aprat from one thing: The launcher on the left side of the screen doesn't come up after moving the cursor to the left side of the screen. ...
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Using a DisplayLink USB video adapter on Ubuntu 12.10

The line of USB video adapters made by DisplayLink has a somewhat sordid history under Linux. In past Ubuntu releases, the process of getting them to work has been somewhat difficult, inspiring a ...
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Automatically change resolution when not in dock

I have Ubuntu 11.04 (yep, I know it's old news) on my Lenovo W520. At home, I have a dock with dual monitors. I have a pretty decent setup - things work almost perfectly (hence the reason I'm ...
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video not displayed in Xubuntu

I have Xubuntu installed in my PC. When I play a video after starting the system it plays fine. After some time the video is not displayed and I can only hear sound. If I reboot my PC then the video ...
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Wine settings to correct color palette?

I have a Windows application (Kidspiration 3 Starter), that when running under wine 1.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 shows a completely distorted color palette that makes the interface unusable. See screenshot. ...