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

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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. ...
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screen DPI - is there and equivalent command/action to Windows 150% Display

I have a wide screen of high resolution and I see everything small on it. So In windows I set the display to 150%, I would like to do something similar in Ubuntu. Simply changing screen resolution to ...
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Displaylink USB show “Logo / Loading” on monitor

I tried with this problem for 2 years already. LOL, today, I install Ubuntu for I have to resolve it or I will back to stupid Windows 7. First, I have 3 monitors. My graphic card is support dual ( ...
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Can't install graphic drivers in 12.04

The driver is ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver. After clicking Activate, it asks for my password and starts downloading. Then it shows an error message: 2012-10-03 16:16:04,227 DEBUG: ...
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Can't change display resolution on a Lenovo G575

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo G575 (64 bit). I was using my computer with the 1366x768 display resolution. I changed the display resolution of my computer to the 800x600 yesterday, then I tried ...
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Unable to enable dual displays

I am running an almost-fresh version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my old Dell Inspiron 710m laptop. I had to re-install yesterday due to a different display issue. I wasn't able to directly reinstall 12.04 ...
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External display, windows are moving to external display

I use external display with lenovo w520, I am running it with following script xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --primary --output VIRTUAL --mode 1920x1200 --left-of LVDS1 optirun screenclone -d :8 -x 1 ...
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Does redshift need an active internet connection to work?

It seems redshift doesn't run without an active internet connection. If so, is there some way it could be run when there's no connection to the Internet?
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Settings for multiple monitors are not stored

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. on a Lenovo Thinkpad T400. I connected an external monitor as a second display. The laptop stands under the external screen. The laptop has a native resolution of 1440x900 ...
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Terminal stuck in mirrored display mode (ctrl-alt-f1)

I have a dual monitor setup. Lately it's been giving me grief; booting with the wrong monitor as primary sometimes, "out of range" problems on the primary display, etc. Now for the latest problem ...
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Is there an easy way to (temporarily) disable the display timeout?

In KDE 3.5 there was the powermanager plugin for the kicker panel, where one could easily switch between different profiles. So normally, I want the display to go to sleep after, say, 10 minutes of ...
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Default program startup display

I have a dual display setup and would like to be able to set which display a piece of software starts on. Most software seems to return to the last display but Stellarium always starts in the primary ...
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display resolution question

My machine has two hard drives, one has Fedora 64bit and one has Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. When running Fedora, I can set the resolution to 1600x1200. But I can only get 1280x1024 when Ubuntu is running. ...
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Ubuntu partition won't display on screen

I installed ggobi on my MacBook Pro, and it wasn't working right. I looked up some information, and found this site: Gtk Warning: Cannot open display I followed the vague instructions, but I think I ...
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Cannot detect second display

Using the display program I cannot detect the second display which is connected with my desktop PC (running ubuntu 11.10 64bit, gtx 280 gpu) via DVI. Although using a live CD of linux mint the second ...
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How do I increase screen resolution in ubuntu 12.04? I want 1366x768

I get the following output when I run xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 800, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 304mm x ...
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How to try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer that has no Linux suport for video card? (12.04)

I want to try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer. I got it as a 64 bit system with a win7 64 bit but now it runs a 32 bit win 7 (due to canon printer driver issue). The Windows device manager ...
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Will the Driver Support for Intel HD Graphics be Improved in 12.10?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP Pavilion dv4 laptop. This is a core i7 machine with Intel HD graphics and also a separate nVidia VGA card. I had a lot of issues getting Ubuntu 12.04 working ...