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

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Reducing brightness of large areas containing bright colours [closed]

I do most of my work in either a terminal or a web browser. I prefer my terminals to use bright colours on dark. I would really prefer that web pages tended to look this way as well, but that's not ...
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No notifications for facebook or twitter in Gwibber

I am using gwibber and have my facebook and twitter account configured in it. My system crashed 2 days ago after an update messed it up and after resurrecting it, I have configured it again. But now ...
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Upgrade won't allow second display to go to 1920x1080

I just upgraded to 10.10 last night and I'm having issues now with dual display from my laptop dock. This was working in the previous release with a manual xrandr command: xrandr --output LVDS1 --off ...
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Power manager keeps shutting down the display

I'm probably missing something here. I'm using the default Ubuntu power manger, I set it up like this: On AC: no screen dimming when idle, never put computer to sleep, never put display to sleep. On ...
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Using a displaylink usb video adapter

I just bought this USB graphics adapter and I need to use it on Ubuntu 10.10. I followed this guide, but when I ran $ ./configure && sudo make install && make check nothing ...
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graphics problem and no volume control icon after installation

After my installation, I saw a message saying 22 files were broken. Then a window appeared, and I selected the broken files and removed them. Since then, I haven't had a volume control icon on my ...
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How to handle brightness trouble on dell inspiron i14R-2265?

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit on my Dell Inspiron i14r-2265, but it looks like brightness control is not working. I can change it "programmatically" (FN + brightness key), though actual ...
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Monitor resolution messed up, monitor is unknown

Is there anyway to reset my monitor? My moitor is using the xorg.conf file. I use 10.04, without any Graphics Card. My monitor is an Acer X193W, with a native resolution of 1440x900. This is my ...
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Istat menu 3 of Mac equivalent?

With Mac, I have istat that shows computer info (memory/cpu/network ...) in real time. Does Ubuntu has similar application?
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Unreadable characters in programs (graphic glitch)

A picture is worth a thousand words... Screenshot (gVim) - Screenshot (LibreOffice) - The Appearance Preferences dialog - Anyone know what causes it and how it can be fixed? If it's ...
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Using Spyder2 to calibrate monitor

Has anyone managed to use Spyder2 to calibrate a monitor in Maverick? I have seen some tutorials about argyll, but it seems complicated, and I'm not sure Spyder2 will work (and the tutos were ...
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Use 3 monitors w/built-in intel adapter + two old nvidia PCI cards on 10.10?

I'd like to move from windows with my current workstation. The only thing holding me back is that I have 3 monitors connected to the system and I really take advantage of the real estate when working. ...
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Why does my system show blank screen during startup?

When I try to login to Ubuntu 10.10 I get a flickering screen for a second showing - Ubuntu 10.10 ............. and then I get a blank purple coloured screen[Ubuntu's theme colour] which doesn't ...
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How can I mirror/flip display output?

For strange reasons best not asked, I have a projector plugged into my computer that is pointed at a mirror. So the computer image is displayed on a wall, but it is mirrored. In Linux(ubuntu) I can ...
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I need a boot screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boot screen in low graphics/text mode I need a boot screen even win95 had it all i see is a black screen and its not nice for UBUNTU 10.10 to have a black screen.I m ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 not normal boot screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boot screen in low graphics/text mode Hi everyone, I have installed the latest ATI Drivers from AMD's website and everything's working fine. It's just that with these ...
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Unable to change display settings

I have 2 displays and used to have 1 big desktop. Now after the last upgrade, my custom settings are not used anymore and I cannot change them using the gnome-display-properties. The mirror ...
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How to remove flickering green lines on screen?

I've been using Ubuntu 10.10 on my HP Pavilion dv4-1430us Notebook. For some time now, I've been getting these thin green flickering lines at the bottom of my screen. And I've no clue as to what's ...
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How do i show my entire screen with a projector?

i have a problem making my entire screen shown, which is a problem when i want to show other people how to do anything in ubuntu. i can choose between showing a part of my screen, or another part, ...
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Installing or faking a x11 session

I have a headless Ubuntu-server running at work, and I connect to it from my home Windows machine through Putty. I've logged in with putty, and I need to run a program back at the server (a java ...
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External Monitor Resolution doesn't go above 1024x768

I am trying to use a 24" external monitor as the primary monitor for my Asus EEE netbook. When I connect it, it works properly, except the max resolution available is 1024x768. Usually, I'd go into ...
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Will Wayland have network transparency?

The Xorg server/client architecture allows for network transparency which means it is possible to start x-clients on a remote machine and display the GUI on the local machine (i.e. via x-forwarding by ...
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Cloning (mirroring) laptop display to area of external monitor display

I'm using Maverick "10.10" Meercat on a HP Pavilion tx2110. This machine has an NVidia Go6150 graphics card, and sports a 1280x800 display. I have an external monitor which can do 1280x1024 ...
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adjust resolution on Ubuntu Server 10.04?

Installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 on an old laptop and I noticed that the system is trying to show the CLI below my screen. This means that if I run a script or a program with a bunch of output, once it ...
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How can I set my laptop to remember my multiple display configuration?

I have a notebook display and vga connected display to expand my desktopview. Virtual desktops on linux are very well and easy to switch, but I need at least two displays. I already tested randr but ...
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Adjusting display geometry in a virtual machine?

Running 11.04 beta in a Parallels 5.0 virtual machine, but this question will apply to any virtualization software. Parallels 5 Linux tools (guest additions) don't work for 10.10 and 11.04 and I ...
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Problem when booting, like old TV but when log in back to normal [closed]

I have Axioo laptop using SIS Mirage 3 (SIS M672+SIS968 Chipset) When I turn on my laptop, BIOS no problem, when booting ubuntu, problem with display like old TV (broken) but when log in back to ...
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Where can I find wayland?

Mark Shuttleworth writes that wayland will be replacing X in the future in Ubuntu. Where can this software be found?
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Ubuntu as DVR, if the TV is off on boot, nothing will display when I turn the TV on. Suggestions?

I'm running 10.04 and mythtv as a home DVR. It's working beautifully, except for one thing. In order to save on energy usage I have the computer shut down if it's going to be idle for more than 15 ...
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Can I use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter?

If I get an Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, will Ubuntu be able to use it?
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Blank screen after Switch User or Resume

About half the time when I switch users or resume from standby or resume the screen goes blank (black). If I work the cursor keys I can hear the system bell when it gets to the end of the user list. I ...
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How to run two X sessions at the same time?

I would like to run two X server instances at the same time. One would be an interactive session using the mouse and keyboard attached to the computer. The other would be a 'virtual' session that I ...
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Is there a software utility to adjust screen gamma/brightness/contrast?

I use to work at night and it is eye-hurting to watch at lightbulb-bright screens (I've got two - laptop's built-in panel and an external 18-inch CRT) in a dark environment. So I adjust my screens to ...
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How to reconfigure graphics (xorg)

The display on my Laptop got corrupted after accidentally executing a script intended for my Desktop with NVidia driver. The driver on my laptop is (lspci | grep VGA): Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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How can I solve display glitches and poor performance with ATI fglrx driver on my ThinkPad X100e?

I noticed that video performance on my Thinkpad X100e was very poor compared to Windows 7, so I installed the ATI fglrx proprietary drivers by using the "Additional Drivers" dialogue box. The system ...
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How to turn off the display via the command line?

Is there a way to turn off the display (enter power saving mode) using a command? For example, when the computer is inactive for a specific interval, the screen turns off to conserve energy. Is there ...
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Is there a way to autodetect when a display is disconnected?

I am running Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude with the latest Nvidia drivers. Basically what I want is when I disconnect my external display that everything goes back to the main one without having to change ...
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Upgrade to Maverick broke the display [closed]

After upgrading my Dell Studio laptop with ATI graphics from 10.04 to 10.10 I get a low res boot logo (10.10 with four full stops under it) followed by a blank purple screen. I can log in "blind" and ...
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Upgrade to Maverick broke the display resolution - Dell Studio

My system used to display the Full HD resolution - the native, very well on the Karmic. I upgraded my system to Maverick and the maximum 16:9 resolution X server supports is 1280x720. As far as I ...
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Display resolution problem using VGA splitter

Hardware I have the following hardware configuration: PC running Ubuntu 10.04 Onboard video card with one VGA output (Intel P4M800 - Via Unichrome) VGA splitter: 1 input, 4 outputs. Up to 2048x1536 ...
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Empathy doesn't seem to be saving my display picture

Hey how do I force empathy to save my display pic? I have tried to set it (in different formats and sizes) over a dozen times, all I get is this little silver man.
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How do I change my monitor's resolution when using a KVM?

I'm using 10.04 behind a KVM switch. The KVM is old and doesn't pass DDC through, so when the box boots up it just assumes I can't handle anything beyond 800x600. Apparently the xorg.conf is ignored, ...
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How do I fix overscan on my HDMI HDTV?

I've connected a HDTV with HDMI on my Radeon 4670, using the open source ati driver. However there is "overscan" which cuts off a bit of each edge of the screen, about the size of the gnome-panel. How ...
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Intel GMA X3100: Laptop with extra monitor. How can I display a different workspace in the external monitor? [closed]

1) I found an incredible offer for a 22' FullHD monitor and bought it. I have connected it to my laptop as a second screen. Doing System>Preferences>Monitors... I can activate both screens and it ...
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I have screen flickering in ubuntu 10.04 and 10.04.1 [closed]

My VGA controller is Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07). There was no problem is 9.10, currently m running 9.10 but i want to upgrade to 10.04, please ...
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How to get Lilliput USB monitor working?

Okay, I just got a Lilliput 7" USB Monitor: Unfortunately, I am having some trouble getting it to work in Ubuntu. It is a DisplayLink device, so it should work in Ubuntu. Here is the output of ...
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How do I use a second HDMI-connected monitor?

I've looked around for answers to this, but nothing I've found has been relevant, which seems a little weird but there you go. All I'd like to do is drive a second monitor via HDMI from a laptop. From ...
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How to change screen brightness on Samsung R519 with nvidia driver

Is there a way to set the screen brightness on a Samsung R519 with Ubuntu 9.10 and the nvidia drivers? I know that there is a way when using voRia's repository and the nouveau drivers. But switching ...
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Change Primary monitor

How do I change my primary monitor without using the command line?
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What should I set the DPI to for my 13" MacBook Pro? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu on my new 13.3 inch 1280x800 MacBook Pro. It works great, but the fonts are kinda differently sized from the Mac programs, and I am wondering if I need to change the DPI. ...