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 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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unable to change screen resolution

I have a Toshiba laptop with 16.04 on it. The screen resolution is set to 1024 x 768 i.e. 4:3 How can I change it to a 16:9 resolution? If I go into settings - screen display it says Built-in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 16.04LTS extended display not working

I recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04LTS. But after the upgrade, my extended display is not being detected. I am connecting the second display through an HDMI port. I even tried ...
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HDMI screen gives “no signal” but VNC screen shows window manager correctly

My Ubuntu 12.04 kernel is running perfectly fine and even the desktop shows in all its glory when I connect via a VNC client from my Mac. It even recognizes my HDMI monitor that is physically plugged ...
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Dual Monitor - Side by side not working!

Before you guys do a search and claim this is a duplicate of any other question, don't bother! I've been through them all! I've tried everything I could find! Okay, so the problem is I can't set my ...
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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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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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16.04 - resolution change breaks up the display [duplicate]

I'm running a Virtualbox VM with Ubuntu. I've installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and the guest additions to automatically change the resolution every time that I change the size of the virtual box. This ...
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Tears in chrome after upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04

I recently updated Ubuntu from 15.10 to 16.04 and right after, I started noticing tears in viewing webpages in chromium (and nowhere else). I tried googling the problem but couldn't find anything. ...
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Two monitors - primary, secondary?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and to motherboard (GA-Z170-D3H with Intel HD Graphic 530) I have connected two monitors. First (primary) on DVI and second (secondary) on VGA output. Secondary monitor I can ...
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How to recognise the monitoe and change resolution

System comprises Gigabyte F2A68HM-H mother board with AMD A8 7600 APU (10 core 4 compute + 6 Graphic). After installing Unbuntu Mate 16.04, Monitor ( 18" MAG Inovision) is not recognised and the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Display Problem

I upgraded 15.10 to 16.04 without seeing the warnings that AMD Proprietary drivers will no longer work. The upgrade proceeded normally, however, my screen is at 1400 X 1050 (4:3) and the display ...
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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 ...
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How to set Display Resolution while having to use “NOMODESET” on boot

I have a Samsung laptop with a Radeon graphics chip. Live-Images and graphical installation have always worked on this laptop with the proper resolution of 1366x768. However, after Ubuntu had been ...
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Driver/Resolution Problem Makes MATE 16.04 Useless

Just installed ubuntu mate 16.04 64-bit. Have screen resolution set as 1600x1200, which produces temporarily workable but distorted screen images. Native resolution is 1920x1080, but selecting that ...
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Dual display not working after 16.04 upgrade

I recently upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 via dist-upgrade. Immediately afterwards, my second monitor stopped working. I am using an AMD 7850 APU, and both monitors are plugged in to the motherboard - ...
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Display blurry during and after 16.04 install

Long-term user cannot install 16.04 for the above reason - display blurry and out of focus during and after install. 15.10 fine in all flavors. No flavor OK in 16.04. Intel integrated graphics. ...
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Can't change multi monitor display positions in Ubuntu 16.04

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 and most things are working great :) However, I have a 3 monitor setup and I'm not able to adjust the relative positions of the displays. If I try and ...
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Does Ubuntu damage some LCD screens?

This is my story with Ubuntu. I'm a programmer, so I think Linux is the best for me. I have an Acer Aspire 5732 Z, with 4 GB RAM and Pentium(R) Dual-core 2.20 GHz Processor. My graphics card is: ...
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display rendering problem ( most text, images and window edges split into tiny lines )?

edit : I put Elementary os on my old pc and I first encountered this problem. Then I tried ubuntu 15.10 the problem still persisted. I tried this on 2 led monitors and both have the problem. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 updated last night - HDMI video stopped working

Ubuntu 14.04 with an integrated Intel graphics card that has worked for 6 months connected only to a Samsung TV via HDMI. Software update ran last night, installed some new packages. After ...
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screen size - resolution in ubuntu 14.04

screenshot of the working ubuntu OS, cut in the half and cannot move to right or left Hello to all, I am a newbie here, actually this is my very first question on this platform. I tried ...
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Symantic dialogs too high — how to fix?

I've a laptop with a display roughly 768 pixels high. I'm using symantic to edit my sources and sometimes it doesn't like something. Its error dialog is sized from the top of my display to below the ...
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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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Screen resolution messed up after installing DisplayPort

I removed the DVI cord between my monitor and NVIDIA GTX 960 and replaced it with a DisplayPort cable. When I turned Ubuntu back on the resolution was bad and I could only see the top left of my ...
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added display moves icons to extended desktop

I have my laptop set up with an extended display in Ubuntu mate. when I add the screen, all my desktop Icons move to the extended portion. How do I prevent that from happening? I have been using ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 detects a not-present display in monitor settings

I have an Asus K53SC that has Ubuntu 15.10 installed, and in monitor settings it detects a not really present second monitor called Unknown Display. Sometimes it enabled automatically itself, and I ...
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My Display doesn't cover my entire screen

I had a problem with my Nvidia gpu and I removed it. I really need to reinstall it for recording my game and when I did it launched using only a small portion of my screen. Also when launching OBS it ...
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Accidentally scaled everything 12x, now whenever I click on terminal and type in enlarged view it logs me out

Basically, every time I log in to my computer the UI is MASSIVE (15 inch display), and so I figured I could just open terminal and reset the setting, right? Well every time I click or type with ...
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Xubuntu save multi monitor config

I've a multi-monitor-setup with 2 screens (3 with the notebook T460s itself) on xubuntu 16.04 at a DP KVM-Switch. The notebook is connected via the Dock-3 Docking Station over 2 DP-Ports. Every time ...
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How can I have 2 applications on 2 different displays in Ubuntu?

I have an external display connected to my laptop. How can I have the external display show a different application than the one shown on the builtin display? I have disabled mirror display but ...
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Changing icon and text sizes (and toggling) for visually handicapped

I need to temporarily make everything larger: icons, text, etc. while I cope with a temporary visual problem. Is there an easy way to toggle between normal resolution and "large-print", if you will? ...
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HDMI display not detected in nvidia Geforce 9300 GS

I just installed Ubuntu in my Sony Vaio VGN-Z31XN with nVidia GeForce 9300 GS. When i tried to connect it to my Samsung television through the HDMI cable, it seems that the laptop can't seem to ...
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Ubuntu Settings - Displays not launching

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and I want to have split screens. However, when I click "Displays" in Settings, the Settings app crashes. I tested all other icons, and they work perfectly. Why is my Display ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dispaly resolution problem

I am using Ubuntu for quite a while now. Just scrolling through the display settings I noticed that the screen resolution only gives me two options 1024x768 and 800x600 in a 4:3 aspect ratio while my ...
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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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Thunderbolt Hotplug on 15.10

So, I have a Macbook Pro 15" (11,3 I believe), and I've installed 15.10 and everything seems to be working except thunderbolt hotplugging of the display. The other things that work over thunderbolt ...