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

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Chrome's select box broken when I'm with two displays Ubuntu 14.04

If I plug a second display to my Ubuntu 14.04, in one of them all the select box in pages open in Google Chrome appear like this: First display The same page opened in the other display appears ...
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Getting wrong resolution on old samsung monitor

Today i connected my pc with old samsung sync master 591s monitor and getting strange display resolution. My resolution is being set at 800x600 but still cant see my side panal. Well its look like ...
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Multiple Monitors with Ubuntu 15.10 and LenovoW521 on a Docking station

I have been fighting with setting up multiple monitors on my Lenovo using a docking station. In the end things work how I want them (two external monitors + laptop screen next to each other) but: ...
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external monitor flickers at 1440p resolution (Lenovo L440, Inteld HD 4600, 14.04 LTS)

I have a Lenovo L440 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which is connected to a Dell Ultrasharp Display via (Mini-)Displayport which I would like to run at its native resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. Unfortunately ...
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Set “default” monitor to ALWAYS run apps in it instead of display#1

In my system, there are two different monitors 2 (main) and 1 ( in right , for films or etc.). When i use #2(main), logging in and opening an app or pressing Ctrl+Alt+T key, window opens in monitor ...
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How to change monitor resolution?

I have tried to edit System settings,but it shows builtin display. My monitor is LG IPS236V,23INCH. *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Park ...
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Screen resolution 1440x900 not listed

I just got a new nvidia graphics card that works fine at 1440x900 under window (dual boot setup). Unfortunately, my monitor is not recognized by ubuntu. Here is my xrandr -q output Screen 0: minimum ...
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how to setup a temporary display

The setup I try to achieve: 3x 1080p permanent displays 1x 1080p temporary display (TV) Ordered like this: [TV][Perm1][Perm2][Perm3] I sometimes want to attach my TV to my PC to watch stuff like ...
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How to prevent full-screen applications from minimizing when clicking on a different monitor?

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and I still have much to learn. However, I am completely new to multi-monitor setups on any platform. I have two monitors, a 1440x900 acting as my main monitor and a ...
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How can I improve yellow tint on monitor? [closed]

I have Acer K222HQL monitor, AMD Radeon HD 8670M graphic card. Connection through HDMI. I tried different laptops, different OS (Linux distros, Windows), different ICC profiles (including ...
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Ubuntu support for 5K (Dell UP2715K): adjusting details

I've recently purchased a Dell UP2715K which has a resolution of 5120x2880 and have installed ubuntu 15.10 to go with it. The UP2715K is connected to a GeForce 960 GTX (2 displayport cables since 1 ...
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How to disable KDE Windows preview?

I just turned to Kubuntu straight from Windows so even basic stuff here is a little difficult for me. When I point my mouse at any task in a panel, an annoying window comes up and I want to turn it ...
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Display Resolution Reverts to Low Resolution After Each Re-Boot

I have an Intel NUC (NUC5PPYH)running Xubuntu 15.10, and MythBuntu Frontend. The system uses a 42 inch Samgung LED TV as the display device. The NUC is using it's on-board Intel Graphics Chipset ...
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2nd Monitor isn't recognized in Display but is usable

I have Ubuntu 15.04 currently installed, with the AMD display driver. AMD recognizes both monitors, and has the accurate information and resolutions on both monitors, and both monitors set to single ...
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Installed Ubuntu 15.10, need help fixing pam_kwallet errors preventing me from logging in

History so far: Attempted one install, fought with video drivers for hours, and then I ran into an error while logging in again /lib/security/pam_kwallet5.so: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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After installing Ubuntu 15.10 text,photo,video gets broken or shattered

Image gets broken, video gets blurry with layers and text look something alien language. When I select something sometimes it fixes temporarily. Blur happens on lost focus, and gets normal again ...
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Dual monitor on Ubuntu can't have the same resolution

I have a desktop with the latest version of ubuntu and windows 10. I have a dual set of monitors, both are technically twins, same brand and same size monitor. I have an nVidia GeForce 8400GS and has ...
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scale monitors differently without everything becoming blurry?

problem My Laptop has a 1920x1080, 34.4x19.3 cm Monitor and I connect it to a 1280x1024, 37.6x30.1 cm external Monitor. Since the external monitor has a 30% lower pixel density, everything on it ...
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Display works weird after installing new kernel

I've downloaded and installed linux kernel 4.3.2 over 3.19 on Ubuntu 14.04. Config was made with xconfig (I've changed only compression to xz). When i boot with new kernel, everything's fine, but then ...
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How to fix the physical size of a display in xrandr?

In a nutshell, my problem is that my TV is overscanning and I have nothing like a "Screen Fit" option in the TV. The TV is a Samsung model LN32R71B that I believe is providing a corrupted EDID file, ...
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Annoying strobing and other display oddities

With a fresh ubuntu install, stuff has been pretty messed up with the display of this laptop. There are two general cases upon turning the system on and selecting "ubuntu" from the boot menu: The ...
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VGA-connected display won't go beyond 1360x768

Ubuntu 15.10, nVidia GTX 650, three-display setup using all three GPU outputs (DVI, HDMI, VGA). DVI correctly powers a display at 2560x1440, HDMI correctly powers a display at 1920x1080, VGA won't ...
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Only low screen resolution available

Ok, I know how it sounds. I'm not that dumb. But, I have a 1600x1200 external display on a nvidia gtx 260m and the resolution wont go past 1024x768. *Ubuntu 14.04 BTW
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Using the Onboard VGA output and not using the PCIe nvidia card

I have installed a nVidia Geforce 780 card on my desktop. My motherboard has a onboard display port too. My Bios has the following choices of display Auto, CPU Graphics, PCIe, PCIx. Multiple ...
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Why can't I see 16:9 aspect ratios?

So for a while I have had an old EMA 15" monitor hooked up to my Ubuntu machine running Ubuntu 15.04. The Monitor runs 1024x768 (4:3). At this point all is fine. But I hooked my computer to my ...
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Why can't I rotate my display?

I have a new monitor connected via Display Port. In the system settings menu I cannot change the screen orientation (only normal is available). xrandr -q shows Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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How do I get crisp 1600 x 900 resolution on a laptop with native 1920 x 1080 display? [duplicate]

I have a new laptop with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. I find the text and such to be very small. I tried the "Scale for menu and title bars" option but it just makes the UI of Ubuntu bigger, ...
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could you possibly install a malicious program using apt-get? [duplicate]

While installing various programs, I get asked to download some packages that are required for it to work. Some of them are well known applications, where the read-me document is trustworthy whereas ...
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Screen resolution and scale resets a couple of seconds after login into account. How to fix?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. My graphics card is an integrated Intel Graphics card, and my monitor is plugged through VGA. For some reason Ubuntu doesn't recognize my monitor's available resolutions and it ...
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How do I re-enable a display?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a main OS in my laptop. I had deactivated my external display in display settings because I was moving my PC to my WiFi router (WiFi drivers weren't working, ...
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Weird Firefox behavior, treating clicked links as if they were grabbed images

Lately in Firefox on 15.04 (fully updated), I've been noting a really irritating behavior. I do a Google search for something (for example; the bug isn't limited to Google results) and then click on a ...
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axis inversion and swap

Is there a way to detect which orientation axis inversion and swap need to be applied on a touchscreen? I am trying to write a script to solve this problem on multiple touchscreens but one axis ...
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No video (just black screen) on display connected to DisplayLink device

I have Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook S762 with dock station and DisplayLink device, running Ubuntu Wily (15.10). Official driver finally runs after setup script editing described here ...
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Unity launcher placement stuck on all displays

I am using three monitors with Ubuntu 14.04. In Display settings, I try to change the Launcher Placement setting to only select one monitor. The monitors flicker, but even though the setting now might ...
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Why can I watch 1080p videos if my Pc has a lower resolution?

When I tipe the following comand in the terminal xdpyinfo | grep dimensions I get the following output: dimensions: 1366x768 pixels (361x203 millimeters) As far as I know these are the number ...
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Unable to detect connected display

I have connected a Samsung monitor using a VGA to HDMI converter to my Dell Laptop (has only HDMI). How ever I am unable to see any new screens on Settings > Display. I have tried setting the monitor ...
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Connecting external screen to BQ aquaris e4.5 ubuntu edition

I want to buy a BQ Aquaris E4.5, but i want to try convergence with this phone. My question is: how can i connect it to a external monitor? Does Miracast, or other wireless display technologies, work ...
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Issues with 4k monitor

So, I have a 4K monitor, and Ubuntu 15.10 seems to have issues with it. The mouse pointer will revert to a tiny pointer at times, like when hovering over the unity bar. I set the resolution to ...
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Invert colors, change to grayscale as a toogle

I want to toogle my screen colors (for example with keyboard shortcut) between normal and inverted+grayscale. xcalib -i -a does what I need to invert them, but does not seem to be capable for making ...
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xrandr says that my recently created mode is an unrecognized option when trying to add it to my moniter

my moniter is actually a small tv and does in fact support 1080p although currently uibuntu says that the highest i can go up to is 1360x768. created a mode named 1080p that i can see when using ...
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How to force Ubuntu to detect external display?

My laptop recognises external display devices if I connect them before booting the system, but many times it doesn't if I connect while the system is running. In this case, rebooting naturally solves ...
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Move semi- maximized windows across multiple (2 or more) monitors

I frequently use Ctrl+Super+Arrow -Keys to move windows around. However, with a multiple monitor set up, the shortcuts only move the windows on the current screen. **Example of my situation: I have ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an old laptop missing its built-in display

I have an old HP laptop that is missing its built-in display. I use it plugged in to my TV via VGA. It runs Windows Vista fine, but it has recently started to slow down, and I decided it needed a dose ...
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How to set up triple monitors in 14.04 with NVIDIA GTX980M

I'm used to working with three monitors at the same time (laptop monitor + two external monitors). However, I don't seem to be able to get it working on my Ubuntu 14.04 with a GTX980M + Intel ...
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I can not configure any permissions for the monitor 24 " in xorg.conf

I can not configure xorg.conf all modes for your monitor LG Flatron w2443s (24 "), the system only defines the two available modes 800x600 and 1024x768 but according to the manual of the monitor ...
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Dual monitor resolution

The problem I have is software dependent, but I don't understand why and how. I have the same problem with all variants of Ubuntu 14.04 but not with Debian 7 and 8. I have the same problem with ...
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Pixel rows staggered in ubuntu 14.04 on HP 23-r012il

My display doesn't show the vertical lines properly. It seems as if the rows of pixels are staggered/shifted by one pixel alternatively. In simple terms, it creates a zipper like pattern out of ...
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Set up persistent custom resolution

I'm using a chromebook Pixel 2, with a 2560x1700 (3:2) display. My goal is to use a smaller 3:2 resolution. For a while now, I've been using a few commands to reset the resolution on my Chroot of ...
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Ubuntu MATE 15.10 - Cannot recognize my monitor through DisplayPort

I'm rather new to Linux, please keep that in mind when answering my question. I am dual-booting Ubuntu MATE 15.10 next to my Windows 10 OS. On Windows, my two monitors work fine side-by-side. ...
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Ubuntu Monitor turn of and on

When I turn off my monitor using it's button, and then turn it on again it does not receive any signal from the computer until rebooting it. The problem in Ubuntu 14.04.