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

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Getting native resolution on Ubuntu 16.04

EDIT: I Managed to get 1080p working after using 1920 1080 59 instead of 60 :) I have a 22 inch LCD TV connected to my PC (IntelHD 4400 graphics) via VGA a cable. On windows the TV works fine on ...
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No LCD display on startup. I have to close the laptop and open it again to make it come back

I have a Lenovo z475 Laptop and I have Xenial installed as a release upgrade from Wiley. After the upgrade, the Grub Menu never appears. The display goes black, and the only way to get it to turn on, ...
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Set TV resolution to 1366 by 768 (solved) / Modeline for 1366x768 resolution

EDIT: The problem was fixed by restarting lightdm, though the general question still stands. I have my laptop with Lubuntu 16.04 with Intel integrated graphics connected through VGA to a ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 - second monitor disabled after display sleep

My computer is set not to sleep or lock, but to blank the display after eg 10 mins. I have 2 monitors, which, prior to 16.04, worked as expected - the only noticeable thing was that, for whatever ...
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How to fix xrandr scaling

I have two monitors side by side. One is 3840x2160@30hz the other is 1280x1024@60hz. I am trying to set the smaller monitor's scale: xrandr --output VGA1 --scale 2x2 With this command only 1/4 of ...
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Ubuntu 16. Trying to set up 3 different monitors

I try to setup 3 different monitors on Ubuntu 16.04. What I have: Red is build-in notebook monitor. Orange is and green are external monitors connected via Mini-DisplayPort and HDMI. And they are ...
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xrandr “cannot find mode” although mode is added and shows on xrandr

I'm trying to use my tablet as an extended monitor for my laptop, following Prometheus's answer here. I got to the point where I'm supposed to output the mode with VGA-0, but xrandr "cannot find mode....
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Problem after installing fglrx

I am using ubuntu14.04. I am using AMD Radeon 8600Hd graphics card. After installing fglrx, page appears to move like waves while scrolling up or down. Also there is slightly delayed keyboard response....
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How to perform 2 different desktops with one notebook (HDMI)?

Here is a notebook with one desktop, and I want to use a second display monitor via HDMI, but thing is that the second display is showing the same desktop. I want two different working-spaces being ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 dual monitor resolution problem with dell precision 5510

i was installed ubuntu 16.04, my laptop is dell precision 5510 graphics are intel 530 and nvidia quadro m1000m and using dual monitor that resolution 1920x1080 kernel version 4.4.11 xenial, '...
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Black screen after login Kubuntu 16.04 on QHD monitor

I have a new PC with ASRock N3150DC-ITX mobo and a HiRes AOC Q2577PMQ QHD monitor. The monitor is connected via DisplayPort. I have installed Kubuntu 16.04 LTS from scratch, but I get a black screen ...
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Hazy display after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on my system but my display is all hazy and messed up. I have tried additional software, software updater but none worked.
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New dual screen setup error “could not set the configuration for CRTC 64”

I have a Dell XPS13 with factory install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (3.13). I've been trying to set up dual monitors since I got it, but I can only get Ubuntu to see one external monitor at a time. It's like ...
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Can I setup a text only session and a GUI session at once?

I am yet on my legendary Lenovo T400 laptop which has the built in LCD display and a VGA connector which allow me to have an external monitor attached to my laptop and share different sceneries for ...
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How to select/activate monitor to use via terminal?

I have just installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS on an all-in-one pc Acer Aspire Z1650. Installation went smoothly and succeeded. But, now I have a problem. After restarting for the first boot, the ...
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Why is the size of an image in a pdf file shown by Evince different from calculation based on DPI and resolution?

I have a pdf file which consists of only one image which fully occupies the only one page. In Evince, with 100% zoom-in scale, the size of the image (which is the same as the size of the page which ...
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How do I adjust the gamma on my HDMI monitor?

I found this question, and that works on my VGA monitor, but my main monitor is connected via HDMI, and xcalib and xgamma don't work on it. How do I reduce the gamma? This is really getting to be an ...
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Ultrawide monitor only showing desktop on part of the screen

I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a MSI Dominator Laptop, and with the laptop screen disabled and only using my external monitor (LG 34UC88 @ 3440x1440 21:9) Ubuntu refuses to display across ...
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Problems with screen after connecting to projector

I've been having issues after connecting my laptop to a projector, via HDMI. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Aspire V5-591G, graphics card is Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M. When I connected my laptop to the ...
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Can't get Samsung 27" monitor to get proper resolution

I'm new to Ubuntu. I've got an older Samsung 27" monitor (60 Hz) which is capable of 1920x1080 resolution... but I can't get better than 1280x768 resolution. I've also read that there are some ...
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Desktop icons shifting when external monitor is plugged in

Whenever I plug in my external computer monitor for use with my Toshiba laptop, all of my desktop icons shift down. This started when I first plugged in the external monitor and since it isn't exactly ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual Screen Logs out

I have 2 displays connected to my Nvidia Titan Graphics. One is on the DVI port and other thru display port. When I open a application on the second display connected thru display port, the system ...
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Problem with native resolution display and adding 1920x1200 manually

Very similar to this thread (i.e. identical) problem with Ubuntu 16 which I just installed, briefly: Native resolution of my screen is 1920x1200 and it's not detected by the system in the display ...
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Zoomed in display in Virtualbox [duplicate]

I'm trying to run an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in an oracle virtualbox but when I boot Ubuntu the display is extremely zoomed in. It is so zoomed in that all of the pixels are visible (the picture depicts the ...
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Problem with dual monitors and resolution

i just came from Windows 10 to ubuntu 16.04 and can't find solution or any fix for my problem. I'm using dual monitors (both the same models-Samsung S22D300N).Monitor(1) is connected via VGA-VGA ...
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Display duplicating on new install

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2324826 ↑Is my original post. But I'm trying to get the problem out on a couple forums to get more help. Brand new install with ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Remmina connect to Mac with different display resolution

I'm trying to connect via VNC Remote Desktop using Remmina from my Desktop Ubuntu 16.04 (1920x1080) to a MacBookPro Retina (1440x900). The connection seems to work but I cannot scale and Mac's Desktop ...
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When the “Mirror displays” Did you wake up any action ? (Command line)

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop(Samsung NT530U3C-A54). It was connected to the monitor using the HDMI cable. "Mirror displays" the check was possible to use only the Three resolution (...
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16.04 Will not Boot to Desktop- Flashing Error message

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Skylake system with an Nvidia Card 964 or something like that. The Nvidia driver issue from 14.04 and 15.04 is not the same behavior as this - The desktop kept flashing ...
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How do you detect physical screen flip on a 2-in-1 Notebook?

Making the display flip is pretty straight forward. I detected that on my Dell Inspiron 15-7568 I have the following setup: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3840 x 2160, maximum 32767 x ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper is low resolution after login

I have a Dell XPS13 with an Intel5500 graphics, it came native with ubuntu 14.04. The following problem with the wallpaper occurs since I had an external TV connected via HDMI (set in mirror; TV had a ...
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Artificially increase maximum screen brightness

I have my laptop set to maximum brightness, but it's not bright enough. Is it possible to somehow make it brighter?
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Display turn on automatically after time out

Display auto time out after the given time. Even when locking Ubuntu, automatically fading and turn off the display. But after couple of seconds display automatically turn on without mouse or keyboard ...
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Problems with display resolution

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I have a problem with the display resolution of my monitor. My monitor can go up to 1440x900, but I am unable to see this option in Displays, with it instead ...
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Display enters power saving mode after boot splash screen trying to install Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on two computers. Both have similar AMD APUs (w/built-in AMD Radeon) and boot in CSM mode, not UEFI. Both are new installations, not upgrades. The first one went ...
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Flickering screen on both external monitors

I recently moved from a Mac to linux , I was able to use 2 external monitors with one connected via HDMI & the other VGA , these are the only ports on my laptop. Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine but ...
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Acer Aspire E5-571 Display Driver

How do I install the correct display/graphics drivers for my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop? The most things seems to display correctly and the resolution is the same as when I had Windows 10 installed on ...
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How can I fix corrupted text and images (Ubuntu 14.04)?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my system and the text and images have been quite blurry - please see the image here: . Specifics: When I hover my mouse pointer over the text/image, it becomes ...
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Second monitor not working after Xubuntu 16.04 upgrade

I just upgraded from Xubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 via dist-upgrade. After I restarted, the monitor that is connected (via HDMI-to-DVI-cable) to my laptop wasn't recognized anymore. I already restarted two ...
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weird characters appearing

There are some really weird characters appearing in terminal and file names. The characters are all scrambled. it is impossible to work!
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Xubuntu 16.04 usb display second screen / projector

Specs Asus 102ba notebook - dual boot Benq joybee gp2 - projector I've just recently installed Xubuntu 16.04 on my notebook so far everything is up and working great. I'm just having some issues ...
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Remove extra space in virtual display

I am using two monitors and when moving the mouse from one to the other it disappears somewhere in the middle for a while. There is some virtual space between both monitors. I am using xfce. xrandr: ...
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Cannot connect laptop to TV via HDMI

My laptop is connected to TV via HDMI. During installation of Ubuntu, the TV displayed the Ubuntu screen background and a few buttons on the top right corner of the screen. However, after ...
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Scaling with a 4k monitor and 2k monitor

I'm currently using two 2k monitors and a third 4k monitor. Is there any way to use max resolution on all of them and scale things up a bit on just the 4k monitor? I've been digging around for ages ...
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Display issues when logging in with LDAP authentication for Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 in my laptop DELL LATITUDE E5450. I have also installed an LDAP client and set up LDAP authentication from my LDAP server. I also have a nfs shared home directory for ...
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Display problem with Ubuntu MATE 15.10

So I am have been having an issue with my laptop running Ubuntu MATE 15.10 where sometimes when the I wake the computer the screen does not turn on and the only option I am left with is to shut down ...
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Monitor says “No Signal” on 90% of boot-ups

9 out of 10 times when I boot-up my computer, my monitor hangs on DisplayPort: No Signal When it does work (10% of boot-ups), it works absolutely perfect for as long the computer is on. I am ...
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Washed out colors on a Macbook Pro; the usual answer doesn't work

Xubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 2012 version. r@r-MacBookPro:~$ xrandr --query Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1280 x 800, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS1 connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted ...
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When using HDMI, the laptop screen extends to the TV screen

First of all, I just want to say that using Ubuntu has been pretty frustrating, to be honest. It seems like little problems like these pop up every time I try to do anything. I guess it's just cause I'...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 Display

I've just installed this on my home HP server and it installed fine and I could see the install screen. It's running but it's not showing up on my monitor but everything else does.