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

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Display enters power saving mode after boot splash screen trying to install Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on two computers. Both have similar AMD APUs (w/built-in AMD Radeon) and boot in CSM mode, not UEFI. Both are new installations, not upgrades. The first one went ...
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Flickering screen on both external monitors

I recently moved from a Mac to linux , I was able to use 2 external monitors with one connected via HDMI & the other VGA , these are the only ports on my laptop. Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine but ...
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Cannot connect laptop to TV via HDMI

My laptop is connected to TV via HDMI. During installation of Ubuntu, the TV displayed the Ubuntu screen background and a few buttons on the top right corner of the screen. However, after ...
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Stuck at 800x600 display resolution Ubuntu 14

After dual booting Win 10/Ubuntu 14, Windows displays at 1366 x 768 with 10 display modes available. Ubuntu has no options other than a "built-in" 800 x 600 low res output. The driver is the latest ...
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Acer Aspire E5-571 Display Driver

How do I install the correct display/graphics drivers for my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop? The most things seems to display correctly and the resolution is the same as when I had Windows 10 installed on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : Corrupted text and images

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my system and the text and images have been quite blurry - please see the image here. Specifics - When I hover my mouse pointer over the text/image, it becomes blurry ...
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Monitor says “No Signal” on 90% of boot-ups

9 out of 10 times when I boot-up my computer, my monitor hangs on DisplayPort: No Signal When it does work (10% of boot-ups), it works absolutely perfect for as long the computer is on. I am ...
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Is this a dual monitor reset bug?

My two displays are: Intel GMA x4500 Laptop (1280x800 native resolution of the built-in display) External display (1920x1080) A few minutes after I login to my dual monitor setup, it gets reset to ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 usb display second screen / projector

Specs Asus 102ba notebook - dual boot Benq joybee gp2 - projector I've just recently installed Xubuntu 16.04 on my notebook so far everything is up and working great. I'm just having some issues ...
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weird characters appearing

There are some really weird characters appearing in terminal and file names. The characters are all scrambled. it is impossible to work!
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Remove extra space in virtual display

I am using two monitors and when moving the mouse from one to the other it disappears somewhere in the middle for a while. There is some virtual space between both monitors. I am using xfce. xrandr: ...
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Scaling with a 4k monitor and 2k monitor

I'm currently using two 2k monitors and a third 4k monitor. Is there any way to use max resolution on all of them and scale things up a bit on just the 4k monitor? I've been digging around for ages ...
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Display issues when logging in with LDAP authentication for Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 in my laptop DELL LATITUDE E5450. I have also installed an LDAP client and set up LDAP authentication from my LDAP server. I also have a nfs shared home directory for ...
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Display problem with Ubuntu MATE 15.10

So I am have been having an issue with my laptop running Ubuntu MATE 15.10 where sometimes when the I wake the computer the screen does not turn on and the only option I am left with is to shut down ...
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When using HDMI, the laptop screen extends to the TV screen

First of all, I just want to say that using Ubuntu has been pretty frustrating, to be honest. It seems like little problems like these pop up every time I try to do anything. I guess it's just cause ...
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How change display resolution settings using xrandr ubuntu 14.04

How can I change my netbook screen resolution permanently ?. It is what sreen after xrandr command Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 600, maximum 4096 x 4096 VGA-0 disconnected (normal ...
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Washed out colors on a Macbook Pro; the usual answer doesn't work

Xubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 2012 version. r@r-MacBookPro:~$ xrandr --query Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1280 x 800, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS1 connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted ...
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Display driver not working after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04

After the upgrade, the display driver stopped working. It shows me unity login screen but won't load the desktop. It always takes me back to login screen when i try to login. I tried to change drivers ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 Display

I've just installed this on my home HP server and it installed fine and I could see the install screen. It's running but it's not showing up on my monitor but everything else does.
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How to apply full HD display setting to my Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my VirtualBox 5.0.20. My windows is working on full HD (1920*1080 pixs) display setting though, I cannot find a way to apply higher resolution than 1024*768 in Ubuntu. ...
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Changing display scaling in Unity 8

While Unity 7 works great and the manual display scaling in the system settings scales everything perfectly, Unity 8 seems to have no user-facing support for this. I can't actually open the system ...
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Display settings do not show correct resolution options for secondary display

I currently have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an Acer Aspire E1-510 laptop with an Acer X223w as a secondary monitor. The graphics card is an Intel Bay Trail. The laptop resolution is fine but the ...
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Monitor : no image after turning off then on

I would like to use my monitor as display for two computers, so I would like to switch the input as I want beetween the computer 1 and the computer 2. When I switch on the computer 2 everything is ...
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Laptop to 42" tv VGA

Connecting to the TV fine but when opening a app called FPV freerider using ubantu 16.04 the screen on the TV and now the laptop when connected has 1/5 of the right hand screen missing. Like it had ...
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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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Old Packard laptop, flickering output via VGA to HDMI converter 16.04

I tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my MIL's old Packard Easynote and it seems to work mostly. What she and her BF want to do is play some music via Spotify and show some images from a USB on their TV. ...
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Huge elements on secondary monitor with lower resolution

Ubuntu 16.04 installed on ASUS UX305 ultrabook with QHD resolution (3200x1800) of built-in display. Connecting secondary monitor Dell 24" with 1920x1200 resolution over HDMI I am getting huge control ...
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Display issues on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I've recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 10. It has Intel HD 5500 graphics as well as an AMD Radeon R5 M230 chip. My display is not the way it should be. It's kind of ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS extended display not working - 2 cards

New build with 2 Geforce 710 cards and 3 monitors. Loaded Ubuntu 16.04. and with the standard driver all 3 monitors showed in system settings => display. But, experienced problems such as screen ...
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Why confuse the image appears in Ubuntu 15.10

Images are appearing on my screen like this: This is my hardware on my machine: Any body can help me please!
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Ubuntu 16.04 - no GUI during installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop computer via a dvd. After selecting "install Ubuntu" from the boot menu my monitors stop receiving a signal and go to sleep. Moving the mouse and ...
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Display unrecognized

I'm using a lg 20EN33 and Ubuntu 16.04lts didn't recognized this display. Because of that, I can't set the display recommended resolution (1600x900) and I'm stuck in 1024x768. I tried this: How to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Dual monitor doesn't work after booting

I've done a Ubuntu 16.04 fresh installation and now my dual monitors doesn't work after booting. This is what happens during booting: 1) When I boot the main monitor works and asks for my HD ...
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Primary screen turns off after disconnecting external monitor

I have a Dell external monitor connected to my ASUS UX305UA laptop. I use HDMI port, which is connected to HDMI-VGA converter, which connects to the monitor. When I turn on my laptop and connect the ...
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Programs open in wrong display

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.04 LTS; programs are opening in wrong display. I have two monitors and I want the program to open in the current display I am working in.
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics?

I am a technology enthusiast and try to taste all new technologies (wherever possible) coming in Computing world. So, naturally, when Canonical released 16.04 LTS on 22nd April, I downloaded 16.04 ...
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“drm:[drm_crtc_helper_set_config] *ERROR* failed to set mode on [CRTC6]” during install

I have a desktop PC which I built a while back. It has an Athlon XP 2500+, 2.5GB RAM, and an Nvidia (PNY Verto) Geforce 6200. I removed the CD drive to add another hard drive so I install from a USB ...
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16.04 doesn't recognize LED tv's native resolution

I received a FHD TV with a brand name I've never heard before (Eurostar) I tried to use it as a monitor via VGA but Ubuntu doesn't recognize 1920x1080 resolution. It defaults to 1600x900. I've checked ...
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apps wont maximize completely

When I maximize an app it will not take up the full screen. This started happening when I hooked up an external monitor to my laptop and now see below the picture of what happens. I press the ...
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Changing screen resolution on Dell Inspiron

I just installed the latest Ubuntu desktop onto a Dell Inspiron 1000 laptop and I cannot change the screen resolution any higher than VGA using the built-in monitor. any help would be appreciated ...
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Scaling HiDpi Full HD screen on Ubuntu Gnome (and multi monitors)

I have a 14" Full HD display screen. It's probably not qualified to be called a hidpi/retina, but it still is very dense. The problem is that the minimum 2x scaling in Tweak Tools is too much. Ideally ...
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What are all possible display types under xrandr?

I know VGA , LVDS, HDMI and DVI exist. Is there any list containing name all kind of such outputs?
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Setting up to monitors of varied resolutions - Edges cut off

I have two monitors: one is an HP LCD, capable of 1680x1050p(16:10), and a Vizio LCD, capable of 1920x1080p(16:9). This isn't a problem on Windows; I can set both screens as I need them, no problem. ...
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Grub2 doesn't display correctly - most of the time (inspiron 1090)

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini Duo (1090) with a 16GB samsung SSD and a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installation. My issue is with Grub2. Most of the time, when the laptop starts up, all I get is a blank maroon ...
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How to completely reset xrandr

Is there any command which completely resets all settings of xrandr? I have checked this and this but the command xrandr -s 0 does not reset brightness.
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understanding details of xrandr

while exploring different possibilities of my monitor with different resolutions I have been using xrandr. I wish to know what one of the outputted data of xrandr means. In the following example I ...
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Can not change display resolution on a Sony VGN-FZ21M

My Sony Notebook VGN-FZ21M does have a NVIDIA grafic card with a VESA G86 Board - e415h01. My Problem is, that i can not change the display resolution from 1024*768 (4:3) to 1980*1280. I tried to in ...
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How to reset Display and Monitor > Display Configuration > Scale Display

On upgrading to 16.04 from 15.10, my font size was tiny. Somewhere I found the suggestion to go to: System Settings > Display and Monitor > Display Configuration > Scale Display And change the ...
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Dual Monitors - Mirrored Displays and disabled Wi-Fi until Reboot?

Update: There are related posts with dual monitor issues e. g. Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 - Still, there are two points that make this question different: Wireless feature is ...