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

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Massive graphical corruption when playing videos

After upgrade my Ubuntu to 11.04 I have a weird problem playing videos. See the capture from my display. I'm getting the same thing with all of the players and video file types. Ubuntu 11.04 64bit ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the X display?

I know about startx, but is there a command that stops X? I run Ubuntu 10.04.
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How can I stop the panel from showing on an external projector/monitor?

In Ubuntu 10.10 (and possibly previous versions), when I connected my laptop to an external source (monitor/projector) and set it not to clone my desktop the display on the external source would not ...
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Upper half of laptop screen becomes black when I plug in an external LCD

My laptop has Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 integrated graphic controller and the screen size is 1280x800. When I plug another LCD (ThinkVision 22") the upper half of the laptop screen becomes black. I ...
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Second monitor doesn't work on an Intel GM965

I have Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c) and when I plug a vga or HDMI cable I can't see the second monitor and the I only see a mess main ...
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Switching to Ctrl+Alt+F1 and back to desktop (Ctrl+Alt+F7) : Blank Screen and garbled display

Go to tty1 with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Go back to desktop with Ctrl+Alt+F7 Screens stays blank. Cursor changes from an arrow to a hand. When I then close and re-open the lid the screen comes back up but is ...
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Screen is blank after installing unless I boot with the monitor unplugged

I've spent most of today installing Server 11.04. While I can't get network installs to work at all (different issue, I'll post a separate question/bug), when installing from the server CD, all goes ...
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How do I use a DisplayLink monitor?

I'm trying to connect an external monitor to my laptop via a DisplayLink USB adapter. When I plug in the USB cable, the screen turns bright green. This apparently indicates that the udflib displaylink ...
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Fn+F2 LCD/CRT display toggle stopped working in 11.04

After an upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 Fn+F2 LCD/CRT display toggle button stopped working on my MSI U230 Light. Instead, pressing Fn+F2 opens Dash. Is there any other way to toggle between LCD/CRT or ...
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External display flickers after upgrade on a Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p

I used ubuntu 10.10 so far and I connected my Lenovo Thinkpad 420 via VGA with my display Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p without any problems. Since I upgraded (it was not a fresh install) to ubuntu 11.04, ...
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Issue With 3 Monitors

I have a fresh install of 11.04 (reformatted etc) and I am having problems with a 3rd monitor. I'm running 2 video cards and the default NVidia drivers. I let the drivers generate my xorg.conf because ...
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Monitor never goes to sleep [closed]

Am running Natty with Unity 2D
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Multiple monitors, different resolutions break maximize button [closed]

After installing 11.04 I noticed that the maximize button is broken with multiple monitors at a different resolution. When clicking on maximize on the screen with the lowest resolution, the titlebar ...
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What's the best way to implement a script for tiling windows?

I just upgraded to ubuntu 11.04, and I am looking for a good way to tile windows. What I need is just to move window to the left or right half side of the screen, and bind the actions to some keyboard ...
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Screen, windows, and menus are flickering horribly

I just installed 11.04 (with updates/ubuntu extras installed). I am using a Dell Dimension 3000, and it is apparently not capable of running Unity. There was no flickering during the install, but ...
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Where does the Mod4+P key binding come from?

On my laptop (Toshiba Portege R705) the Mod4+P key combination toggles between different display modes: single monitor, mirror display, and extended display. I would like to disable this binding, ...
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Exception on Desktop[sic!] sun.awt.X11GraphicsEnvironment

I'm trying to run different java-swing programs, which used to run before, but I can't start them from the commandline, without getting this error: java GuessGame Exception in thread "main" ...
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Xubuntu virtual screen resolution

I don't know if what I'm asking is possible. I've installed Xubuntu 10.10 on a gateway mx3225 (old laptop). I could get the graphics the way I wanted on Ubuntu 10.10 but not get audio, I can get audio ...
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How to add a new screen resolution for nVidia?

How can I add more screen resolutions to Thinkpad (W510) LCD? I want to clone the external display which has a bit different sets of resolutions. The best resolution that is common to both displays is ...
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Font corruption on a netbook

Lately I'm getting really weird font issues. I'm not sure what to make of it. Here's a picture.
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Docky “Enable Compositing” error and black bar visualized instead of it

I get this black bar across the bottom of my screen when ever I boot up, tried reboot and no joy, keep getting messages from docky telling me to "enable composting". Was using dual monitors before ...
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how can I reinstall the codecs so I can play my videos back

I used to play videos from MP4, wma files, as well as form DVDs, but for some reason, I can no more. The file gets loaded and the player starts, but it is always a black screen. No display at all. ...
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Using the Onboard VGA output with a PCIe video card. Both nVidia

I have 2 video cards, one On board, a nVidia 6150SE nForce 430 and a PCIe nVidia GeForce GT 220 1GB DDR2 RAM I have already configured the PCIe card to use the dual monitor feature, using the VGA and ...
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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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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?