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

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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 blanks the display unless the mouse is moved at least once after boot

I am trying to deploy a bunch of machines without any KB/mouse, only a display. Their job is to launch Firefox and immediately display a URL full screen. Everything is working except that the ...
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How to list active displays (on command line)?

xrandr -q gives me a list of connected displays, but how can I find out (script friendly) if a display is currently active? Context: I would like to write a script to toggle a Display. If it's ...
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How to fix: Firefox Flash video doesn't cancel display suspend?

I'd glad to see a solution not related to display suspension delay (got reasoned 1 min), that will make videos played in Firefox via Flash cancel display suspending. It's okay in Totem - while playing ...
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How to fix: too short external monitor's resolution after HDMI reconnect until reboot?

Is there a way to force the system to always set the same resolution for specific display regardless to anything? I am working on a notebook with external monitor via HDMI and experiencing the same ...
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Steam not working on dual monitors

I recently got a second monitor and since setting it up my Steam has failed to load ever since. It isn't a Steam problem, because I unplugged my 2nd monitor and it loaded again. Also, Unity3d has ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps changing the display settings. Dual Monitor

I have an Alienware M17xR4 with Radeon HD 7970m, driver installed is VESA:WIMBLEDON. I usually use my notebook at home or at work... At work I have the possibility to use a dual monitor setting, to ...
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Lubuntu suddenly black screen after login

So having Lubuntu on Laptop. The laptop screen is broken (flickering and such) so usually using a the TV or a monitor connected to the laptop to do stuff. Now for some reason when starting it goes to ...
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Mouse disappearing (problems with Display)

Since I installed Ubuntu 13.10, the mouse pointer disappear (not blink, really disappear). I can still move, click normally, but the cursor doesn't appear. Everytime this happens, on the Settings > ...
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After Ubuntu update display size is 7" and it loads a Mobile version of Ubuntu

Using Ubuntu 13.10 after the latest update I restarted. Now there is no mouse cursor, the screen resolution has changed to 1920x1080 and the text is unnecessarily huge. I managed to get to the display ...
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no display backlight after boot on my notebook

i insttalled ubuntu 13.10 on my COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ-41 209TU notebook.but whenever it comes on login screen, display backlight turns to 0.why?please help me.
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I get a black screen while installing Ubuntu

When I started installing Ubuntu 12.04 the loading screen appeared, but later the display gets off. It Blacked out with no display. My PC config : Intel Core I3 2100 @ 3.10 GHz 4 GB Transcend Ram ...
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How can I display laptop screen on the TV by HDMI in Kubuntu

I have installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. My problem is when I connect HDMI cable between my laptop and TV. Two screens will work: *screen 1 (Laptop) *screen 2 (TV) how can I change them to be ...
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Display Driver and Resolution Issues

I'm recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my PC and it was working fine. However, I was messing around with Conky (the system resource monitor) and was having some issues. I did a little research and ...
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making game fullscreen with PlayOnLinux

I'm fairly new to PlayOnLinux and am attempting to play Mass Effect (via Steam) on Ubuntu 13.10 with a display of 1920 x 1080. In order to get the game running without screwing up the display, I ...
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13.10 brightness flickering MSI Wind U100

Vanilla install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my MSI Wind U100. Intel graphics card I think. Auto brightness flickers up and down, brightness hud display top-right also flickers. Interrupts input so need to ...
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VLC media player flickering

I am using ubuntu 12.04 as my operating system currently. Recently, I updated my system using the following commands:- sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade After updating,my system, ...
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How to save display configuration after super+P?

When I switch display settings by pressing Super+P, the original settings are not saved and I have to reconfigure that my second monitor is above my first monitor. Is there a way to fix this?