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

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Ubuntu 13.10 and prior: fuzzy display. NP700Z7C. Pastebin and screenshot included

Model: Samsung-Series-NP700Z7C-S01US Intel HD4k + 650M http://pastebin.com/KU2MZhYa <-- xrandr --verbose Issue: http://imgur.com/Ven091g HDMI output is normal. VGA output is normal.
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Completely black screen after disconnecting external display except when booting in recovery mode

When trying to connect an external screen (video projector) to my laptop (Dell Latitude E6530), I tried to switch to the external display using Settings Manager -> Display. I changed a setting, but I ...
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Second Monitor not recognised in display, only clones display from 1st monitor to 2nd

I'm trying to extend my display, however it's not working exactly like I want it to. It merely clones the display from the first monitor onto the second monitor. When I look into "screen display" ...
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Can't set resolution higher than 1360x768

I have tried to look up fixes but none of them seems to work My first problem is that my screen is not recognized, it is an AOC 2436Vwa 24". Out of the box ubuntu could not select a higher resolution ...
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How do I get the two external monitors connected to my laptop to stop mirroring each other?

I have a Lenovo T440 laptop on 12.04 with two external monitors attached (running through one VGA port that goes to this splitter). Right now Ubuntu is counting the two external monitors as one (they ...
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Bizarre display issues

I've been running a dual display setup with two cheap monitors for the past couple of weeks. Everything worked fine, at first. Nvidia-settings recognized both displays perfectly, and setup was ...
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Issues with Wine screen resolution

Hardware: Very old Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop, onboard video, no driver support. Planning on buying a new computer soon, but wondering if this is a hardware issue which could be solved by buying a new ...
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how to fix big previews on ubuntu

When I switch between windows using Alt+tab, the previous being display appear very big a blurry. Instead of having the original window preview, the image is very big a blurry. However when switching ...
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laptop display black

noob here... searching for a while for the answer to this but haven't had any luck. I am out of town and just fired up my laptop but got a black screen only. Totally my fault because I usually have ...
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Video driver failed to load [duplicate]

I am dual booting ubuntu 13.10 along side windows 7. It was initially working fine. Suddenly one day, when i switch into ubuntu, it started loading and the screen went off. I thought there might have ...
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MacBookPro display issue when booting via USB stick to live mode

Greetings Ubuntu community. I'm currently trying to set up Ubuntu 13.10 on my MacBookPro11,2. I'm trying to follow the instructions outlined on the MacBookPro11-1/Saucy page. I downloaded the NON-MAC ...
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Unable to launch application on the second monitor

I have installed ubuntu on VMWare Workstation 10, and my laptop connect to another monitor. The dual monitors look work well, I can drag a window to the second monitor. However, when I use command ...
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Horrible graphics on my Dell Inspiron 17 with Ubuntu 13.10

I just got a new laptop: Dell Inspiron 17 (3737) BTX Base. The graphic card is Intel® HD Graphics 4400 I installed Ubuntu 13.10. The graphics are just horrible. It looks like an old 4 bits color ...
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External Monitor won't appear is display settings

I installed Xubuntu onto my HP 2133 Notebook, installed all the updates and everything was working fine. I wanted to use an external monitor to extend the desktop between my laptop and monitor. The ...
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Nvidia settings not working after system update

my nvidia-settings application stopped working after I updated Ubuntu 12.04 a while ago. when I do any changes in the application and hit "Apply", the application just exit and the changes are not ...
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Display setting of monitor

I did new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 over old version 12.04.4. My computer: Intel i5-4440 processor. Intel DB85FL motherboard. Samsung SyncMaster 943 monitor. I am using a DVI-I to VGA ...
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Firefox 27.0.1 Address Bar Completion Pop-up Text Blank

I can't seem to catch a screenshot, but the drop-down menu that appears when you're typing into the address bar with suggestions seems to be broken. The icons on the left-hand side of each suggestion ...
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Why do I have to detect displays for my 2nd display each time I resume from suspend?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Saucy HWE and Nvidia 331.20 with GeForce 310. I have two identical 1440x900 displays. Nearly each time I resume from suspend, I have to detect displays to get my 2nd ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 on Toshiba A6 AMD 64-bit, Legacy mode, no display

everyone, I have a Toshiba A6 with an AMD 64-bit processor, with Windows 8 pre-installed, unfortunately. I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit, from a usb stick in legacy mode. It seems to boot ...
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How do I calibrate colors without extra hardware, like dccw.exe on Windows?

Colors on my monitor are too yellow. On Windows 7, there is the color calibration tool accessible from the Control Panel, or as dccw.exe. I'd like to calibrate color without extra spectrometers ...
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No compatible screen mode found, blurry screen

When I started up my computer one day, the resolution was all blurry and when I logged in it came up with this error message: None of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes: ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 goes black screen after uncompleted software updates

I usually get this alert each time i start my Ubuntu that i should perform software update, i usually ignore it. but yesterday i just decided to perform the update which couldn't complete ...
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Desktop Flickering after Suspend or Sleep

I seem to be experiencing some issues around my desktop display when my monitor has gone to sleep or I've suspended my system. Not always the case, but trying to turn it back on by moving my mouse, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - can't detect 2 displays

I'm running ubuntu 12.04, my graphic card is: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) I have 2 Display but the desktop is not extended, both ...
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Screen display shows lines

Since installing Ubuntu there is a background of alternating black and white lines (similar to a basket weave). The distro works just fine but icons and taskbars show these lines.
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop with a external display only

I have a old Dell laptop that I use as a media computer hooked to my TV. It was in rough shape when it was given to me as it has a broken keyboard and screen. I have been using it with my TV or my ...
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Nvidia display driver installed but not working 13.10

I have a Shuttle sn41g2 and I belive the correct nvidia drivers are installed but the screen is blank. I have tried the 'top tips' from the internet but with no success. Thank you. I have tried the ...
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HDMI Display Screen Resolution Resets

After I managed to solve my issues with the HDMI - VGA converter by reinstalling Ubuntu, I was wondering why Ubuntu keeps my resolution settings in some cases and loses them in others. I've written a ...
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How to set a temporary custom desktop width for a broken display

I need to temporarily limit the horizontal extension of the Ubuntu environment, because the display is broken and its rightmost quarter is full of vertical lines, making the top panel menus not ...
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ATI Radeon refresh rate

I've two LG Flatron IPS236 displays @ 1920x1080x60hz, and an ATI Radeon HD 6870, which is using the 'recommended' x.org drivers. On Windows (yeah..) I used to be able to force the refresh rate to ...
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Fn+F8 does not switch screens on Asus 1015e

When I press Fn+F8 screens (monitors) are not switched, but launcher appears on left side of the screen containing numbers inside every icon. Sometimes a small text dialogue box appears on bottom ...
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connect Crossover High Res. Monitor to Intel HD Graphics 4400

I tried to attach my external Crossover monitor to my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with help from this page on notebookcheck.com. My monitor seems to be able to display only 2560x1440 at 60.0, xrandr shows ...
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Low graphics mode when using an Nvidia GTX 760 [duplicate]

Every time after install nvidia drivers I have an error "Low Graphic Mode" (I tried nvidia-current, the newest from nvidia.com and synaptic) I had a some other problems with nouveau too but ...
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Multiple Monitors: Monitor not turning on

I'm having trouble configuring my laptop display with the external monitor. I use the laptop most at home where I connect it to an external monitor and turn the display off. However I still need to ...
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How to connect computer to tv with hdmi?

I am trying to connect my laptop with my tv using an hdmi cable. It has worked with an vga cable, but my problem is that the screen does appear, but it freezes and nothing happens. The screen is also ...
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How to apply changes done to dual monitors without restarting gdm or lightdm

I know gnome-control-center display changes the file ~/.config/monitors.xml. But when I restart my machine, gnome-control-center display don't remember my previous settings for dual monitors. So I ...
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Login to squiggly lines on display Ubuntu 12.04

When I booted up my machine today everything looked good until it got to the Ubuntu screen, and that is when the squiggly lines started. The screen looks fine when showing everything else. I haven't ...
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false display settings

hy, i already use ubuntu since 13.04 came out, but i do not know since when i have this anoing bug, which shows me that i would have two displays, but i only have one. this appears on gnome kde and ...
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Error when using DisplayPort monitor - Lenovo X220

When I connect my Acer 21.5" LCD monitor to my Lenovo X220 using a DisplayPort to VGA connector, the monitor shows up under 'Displays' but when I enable the monitor, it doesn'twork and I get the ...
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Black screen when connecting second display

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo Y570 laptop and I have installed the NVidia proprietary driver. Everything works just fine, except for when I want to connect a second display via HDMI. If I ...
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Can I adjust computer display size to fit broken screen?

The right 1/4 of my HP laptop screen is broke and does not display anything. I would like to adjust the display of the screen to fit in the 3/4 of the screen that works. I do not want to change the ...
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Different text scaling factors for different displays?

I just purchased a new laptop, which has a much higher DPI than my prior one did; in fact, its resolution (in a 14" form) is roughly the same as that of my 23" second monitor. I'd like the text on ...
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How to get back the desktop and extend the display?

My xubuntu couldn't extend the display, nor checkbox about it nor dropdown list, just "use this" checkbox. I tried this (http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/how-to-use-multiple-monitors-in-xubuntu.html), ...
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I unchecked “dim the display”, but it's still diming

I have problem on my asus k55a running ubuntu 13.10. I have unchecked "Dim screen to save power" in Brightness & Lock, but the screen is still dimming after a while. This is very annoying when I'm ...
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Adjusting default brightness upon boot

When I boot to ubuntu 12.04, the back light on my display turns off and I have to press the increase brightness button 4 times to get it to the desired brightness. Is there a terminal command I can ...
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Cannot see any applications except the menu bar

I'm running 13.10 in a virtual machine using Parallels 9. I recently installed some updates and was prompted to restart. Now cannot see any running application. I am able to see the menu bar on the ...
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How to prevent two monitors merging together?

I have a strange problem. My computer setup is not common, I have 2 GPUs, AMD's 5850 and 7790. I also have 2 displays : 22" and 24", which are both connected in the 7790 card. Everything was OK ...
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12.04 NO display when booting

new 12.04 install NO display [from fresh install] after restart and symptom continues after multiple reboots, no readout, but a backlight is activating. system is thinkpad x60 tablet with ultrabase ...
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What is detailed solution for Ubuntu 13.10 black screen? [duplicate]

A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 13.10 along with Windows 8 "dual boot" on my HP laptop every thing goes fine until now. When I restart my Ubuntu it loads will until Ubuntu logo appears on screen ...
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How to set up dual monitor on PC without graphic card? Ubuntu 12.04

My PC does have built-in graphic. I have vga switch and using it I would like to setup dual monitor. After pluging both monitors with VGA switch I had a duplicated view on both desktops. I would like ...