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

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Can't create custom screen resolution, and terminals are inaccessible

I've been trying to get this to work for a long time, and Google has been no help although there are many suggestions. I have a second monitor plugged in by a DVI to VGA converter. My Nvidia card and ...
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pixel rows in display being shifted horizontally

on my local and extended displays for my laptop running ubuntu 14.10, random rows of pixels will shift left or right. The computer will boot and be fine for a while, but as soon as you start doing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 — 2 Monitors only acting as 1 monitor

So this is an issue of both my monitors ARE working, but they're being treated as if they're one monitor with a resolution of 3840x1200 * 1 instead of 1920x1200 * 2. I'm looking for the standard setup ...
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How to make xorg aware of screen size

I have a Macbook Pro 15" with Retina display. Unfortunately, this means that text and everything else is painfully small on the built-in display by default. Adapting my interface to the resolution can ...
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How to enlarge the tty window in Ubuntu server 14 under vmware player?

I'm running a headless server under vmware and the tty window is too small, maybe 800x600. I have installed the vmware tools, but the tools seems to have bugs, so the full screen mode seems buggy ...
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How to rotate the LCD screen/framebuffer to 180 degree in console?

I have custom board with i.MX6Q SoC. I am using Linux kernel 3.03.35 and LCD is 3.5 inch RGB type display. I want to rotate my LCD screen to 180 degree. I tried a lot to pass parameters to > ...
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How to disable a monitor at startup?

I am using a notebook with a broken screen, and a monitor. I was having this problem, and pressing the fn key coresponding to the monitors set up worked when logged in. Eventually I managed to fix ...
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Display issues on Ubuntu

I recently bought brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 with windows install. As our company works with ubuntu I format it and install Ubuntu. After the installation completed the and the ubuntu loaded the ...
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Blank black screen after Installing ubuntu 14.04

System configuration: Processor - AMD 2*64. Hard disk - 160gb. RAM - 1Gb. After installing Ubuntu 14.04(64 bit) I just get a black working window and the laptop doesn't respond at all. Is the ...
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How do I keep Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 11,2 from resetting my display's resolution when I add an external display?

I've scaled down my retina display to half resolution. When I add any external display (HDMI or DisplayPort/DVI), the main display always reverts to native resolution. Unplugging the external ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 HDMI switch crashes graphic display

I have an intel nuc connected through an HDMI switch to my TV running ubuntu 14.04 with the Kodi-standalone or just Kodi ontop of the ubuntu desktop. The setup works fine until I use the HDMI switch ...
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icon scaling seems to work partially on a dell 4k display. I'm using ubuntu 14.04

a newbie here. I'm using a dell 4k display on ubuntu 14.04(up-to-date so far). I have already followed the instructions on this link - Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen - it struck me ...
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large monitor off center display

I use a Sharp 42" TV as my only monitor and sometimes the display is off to the left so I can't see the launcher. However, if I move the cursor to the left, I see the tail of some of the longer ...
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Unknown display 14.04.02 LTS

So as the install of Ubuntu i cant change the resolution in settings. I tried to change it using the terminal but still didn't help. So how to solve this problem ? I'm using the recommended ...
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Mouse flickering again

The first time mouse flickered i was told to change display settings, and i did and no more flickering. But the mouse flickering problem has now come back for some reason. Everything was good these ...
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Searched high and low - Forcing my second monitor resolution and making those settings last after boot [duplicate]

So I have a second display plugged into my laptop. The maximum resolution for the monitor is 1280*1024 but the best I can do through settings is 1024*768. I have gone through the stages of using ...
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How can I make Ubuntu disable my TV as a display when I turn it off?

I use intel graphics HD. I think my computer can tell when I turn off the TV because my main monitor flashes. How can I make it disable my TV when it is turned off so that I don't have Apps on that TV ...
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Bad resolution (max 1024x768)

I installed Ubuntu (Elementary OS) a week ago and the resolution was always max 1024x768, but I want 1920x1080. I have searched in the internet for solutions, but I didn't find working ones. I tried ...
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Unknown display

I recently acquired myself another display for my computer, unfortunate it had VGA access and my computer only supports DVI. So I bought a converter from VGA to DVI. My problem now is that, when I ...
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What does display UNCLAIMED mean?

Having added a second video card to my computer I am having difficulties getting it to work. I have connected a television to this second video card, but I don't get any signal on the television. ...
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Mouse cursor flickers and disappears, unknown display in display settings

I've just installed Ubuntu using the most recent ISO from online onto my desktop Computer. I have an AMD Radeon 6770 Graphics Card. The cursor keeps flickering and disappearing on the screen. I also ...
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Screen is too small, doesn't fit into screen?

My screen model is an ASUS VG248QE and it's 1080P, 24" Monitor. The scale of the screen was perfect until I've installed the fglrx (AMD Drivers because not sure if it's the correct spelling) the ...
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Ubuntu can't detect my second monitor

I know that there were already several people with the same problem, but I couldn't figure out how to solve this problem myself. I am a complete beginner with Linux and Ubuntu (I am using 12.04) and ...
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Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2

Please Help. When I boot up I just get a black screen that never goes away. I tried booting ubuntu in recovery mode and it said: display adapter :[FAIL] ( something like that show up). It could be ...
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Consistent graphical issues damaging my Ubuntu experience

I recently switched from Windows to 100% Ubuntu. So far everything has been an improvement except consistent graphical issues which just happens to be the single most important factor (can't see ...
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2560x1440 HDMI monitor stuck at 1920x1200 resolution

SONY laptop SVS151190X with Intel IGP: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) Linux 3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Ubuntu VM display not loading correctly on iMac 5k

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (14.10 64bit) on my iMac 5k. After creating the VirtualBox VM [10GB, 2Gb mem], I load the Ubuntu ISO, and then the VM display is all over the place (see below). It seems ...
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How can I adjust the LCD display color temperature? [duplicate]

I'm installing (X)Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. Because the display on this laptop is super blue instead of white I need to tweak the color of the display. The Windoze driver has an easy RGB ...
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use laptop monitor connecting to my old desktop(which is without monitor)

I want to use my laptop monitor to work on my old pc, which has no monitor. I have all devices keyboard, mouse, connected to my old computer cabinate, running ubuntu. I have only VGA & USB support ...
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Changing VGA cable reduces resolution

Already posted on superuser.com here but thought of increasing visibility, hence reposting. I just changed my VGA cable and Debian says my maximum resolution (in display) can only go upto 1024x768. ...
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The same monitor shows up as two displays

I have a monitor plugged into my Dell Latitude running Ubuntu 14.04. I have the problem that my monitor shows up as two separate displays. But it is actually showing only one of the displays. And ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Cannot change screen resolution

I know there are many questions with the same topic, but no solution seem to apply to my case... I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop. My xrandr output is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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Turning the brightness down makes screen brighter

My brightness slider is the wrong way around! For example when I drag the brightness slider to its lowest my display is at full brightness and when I drag it further it goes dimmer. I am running ...
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Fonts / Resolution are coming as stretched

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 from the past one year and i like the system. Suddenly now the system settings somehow changed and all the fonts in all places of system [in desktop, in browser, in text ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS error “could not apply the stored configuration for monitors”

I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on vmware 10. In Ubuntu display settings the OS was not detecting my monitor and was showing unknown display. By using few commands online I added a new ...
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Nomachine headless connection and dummy display

Sorry for the in-code-tags links, but this is my first post here. I am trying to use windows 7 to connect to a machine running ubuntu 14.04. I installed NoMachine according to: ...
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External monitor works fine, but laptop shows black screen (even though it is detected)

I have quite a weird problem: a few months after successfully using Ubuntu, the laptop screen went black. After some attempts to fix it, I have discovered that when I plug in an external monitor, I ...
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Split large resolution into 2 desktops

I am trying to find a solution to a limitation we have with a split DisplayPort to 2 monitors. It creates a single display across each monitor. As far as hardware goes our hands are tied since we ...
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2 pc, 2 monitor: Switching between extended screen and two separate screens

I have two computers and two monitors: My primary computer: computer1, is hooked into two monitors: monitor1: primary monitor and monitor2: secondary monitor. The second monitor, computer2 is only ...
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How can I get rid of unknown display?

I was messing with the display options, and seriously messed something up. Now my display looks like this: I don't see any obvious solution in the display settings. How can I fix this? What ...
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Monitor Samsung with bad resolution in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Dell laptop connected with the second monitor. I have the following specifications of my NVidia card: sudo lshw -C video PCI (sysfs) *-display descrição: VGA ...
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Disconnected external monitor stays the primary monitor after disconnecting

If I disconnect my external monitor, simply by unplugging the HDMI connector, Ubuntu seems to think it is still there. Windows stay there, and and if I open new windows they are shown there, ie I cant ...
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Missing letters in menus and folder names

The names of my folders and the menus are not displayed correctly (even the tabs names in firefox). A lot of letters are missing. When cross over with the mouse pointer, part of them are correctly ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings only show one huge screen

My current laptop features dual graphics. I am trying to set screen resolution using the NVIDIA X Server Settings application, but it only show one huge screen, which is composed of my external ...
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Display error on 14.10

After a break I want to use Ubuntu on my primary PC again, but after the installation of the 14.10 version, something interesting (and annoying) happened. When I move the cursor, this happens. When ...
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How to reduce screen resolution when X does not report any?

I have a Acer XB280HK display and NVIDIA card. Since Linux is not ready for 4k resolution yet, I don't want to be using it on my desktop. I want to set 1920x1080. This works in Windows with 120Hz ...
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My Macbook has two “Built-In Displays”

I just installed 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 8,2 and I noticed that I have two "Built-In displays". Some applications open on the second display with no way to get to them. If I disable either display, I ...
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Where are the display configuration files in 14.04 LTS?

My display configuration has become corrupted. It takes longer to start Ubuntu than usual, and I notice the monitor is flickering multiple times, like when it is changing video modes. Since I first ...
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Export $DISPLAY value in Shell script

I am trying to Print the value of $DISPLAY under my Shell script. I have Following shell script which Exports the DISPLAY: #!/bin/sh export DIPLAY=:10.0 Here, each time I need to change the Value ...
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Screen shifted right after upgrade to 14.10 acer v5 561g

I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 yesterday and the screen is shifted about 5px to right and everything seems slow. Here is the commands I checked: fglrxinfo display: :0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor ...