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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 ...
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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 ...