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

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Configure external display on Ubuntu 11.10

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Acer Aspire 5742Z and everythings working great except my external display. I've got an HP ZR2440w. The Display settings for this show it's running at its native ...
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Display not shown in Gnome Color!

I want to change the color profile for my display in Gnome Color but my display isn't in the list. How do I add my monitor, an Asus ML238, to Gnome Color? When I look at Display settings it says ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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3D acceleration is not possible for Ubuntu as virtual machine by VMware Fusion?

I have installed VMware Fusion 4.1.2 in my MacBook Pro, and installed Ubuntu 11.10 as a virtual machine. I have tried to enable the 3d acceleration, via Virtual Machine -> Settings -> Display ...
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gnome-control-center can't set display resolution under openbox

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with Openbox on my laptop. Since I need to plug different external displays into it and Openbox environment doesn't automatically pick them up, I thought the best solution I ...
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Display stays black after wakeup from suspend [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on a 305u1a Samsung netbook with Radeon HD 6320 graphics. After suspend, my display stays black. The fans are starting and the harddrive-indication-light is working as well, so ...
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How do I list connected displays using the command line?

Is there a command that will list displays connected to the computer? Specifically, I'm looking to find out how my external monitor is being detected by the system when connected by HDMI cable and ...
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Help with ubuntu 11 mis-displays

So, I sea This tutorial, and I exectued this line in my terminal : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-desktop/ppa & sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and my left-side panel changed abit, while ...
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Cannot set monitor to native resolution

problem is similar to so many other users, but solutions found do not work. Background: Fresh install of 12.04 (completely updated) on a Fit-PC2 (specs). Read in several places that the new 3.X kernel ...
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How can i tell if a window is in fullscreen from command line

So I found that with wmctrl -F -r "SomeWin" -b add,fullscreen I can make a window fullscreen, now i want to run a cron so that it stays open, but also verifies that it's fullscreen. Is there ...
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How do I force the native screen resolution of my display if it's not offered using fglrx driver?

My computer model is Dell Studio 1555: Pentium Dual Core T4300(2.1GHz,800MHz,1MB), 4096MB 800MHz DDR2 Dual Channel, 512 MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4570 using the ATI proprietary driver. My screen ...
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What is the function of the “Sticky edges” on/off setting in displays?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). If I open System Settings >> Displays there is a new (?) on/off button for a setting named Sticky edges. Can someone tell me what this setting ...
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Firefox doesn't display website text

Firefox 11 doesn't show any text on some sites as Google and Youtube. Also Lotus Symphony doesn't show many UI Labels. This problem occurred suddenly. Firefox display error: Symphony ...
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Don't have desktop icons lock to grid

I am building a Mythbuntu media center, the display being a 42" television. I set the text and desktop icons to be extremely large so they are readable from the couch. This is good, but all of the ...
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Unity 11.10 and VGA output to flat screen TV

When I connect a VGA cable from my HP laptop to my SONY 40" flat screen, I get a weird looking desktop: it tends to have everything on the right but no dash, icons etc. I enabled CCSM and checked ...
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how to drive a 1080p monitor from a lenovo thinkpad T60?

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on the thinkpad. It is in its base that has a displayport output which I route through an adaptor through to the HDMI input of my 1080p TV/monitor.
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3 Displays Ubuntu, ATI Radeon

There are lots of questions on this but I've read them all and none helped me! ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series PCI Express 2.0 My co-worker attempted to use 3 displays on windows, that failed... ...
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Dual monitor, with a low resolution projector

I need to show a presentaion to a conference tomorrow. Today I tryed my Ubuntu 10.04 with the projector. My notebook has a resolution of 1440x960, the projector seems to have a really lower ...
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Ubuntu Display repeats itself

I blew away Windows XP using the Ubuntu disk today on my Dell Inspiron 1100. After Linux installed and I rebooted, the display of Ubuntu seems to repeat itself. So I have two login screens, and each ...
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Lines disappearing intermittently from both Terminal and Emacs

I'm having trouble even finding the right search terms to diagnose this problem. It's also hard to reproduce on my own machine. When I enter a command in the terminal, occassionally I will see no ...
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Tried every solution but my monitor resolution is still stuck at 640x480

I have problems getting my Viewsonic VX2025wm LCD monitor with Ubuntu 11.10. I have another monitor which works well (although in VGA mode), but this one refuses to go beyond 640x480. I'm trying to ...
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error “cannot display this video mode” [closed]

The installation seemed to go well, but after the restart, I only get a black screen with a white text message that says "cannot display this video mode". How do I fix this?
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Dual Monitor display space is larger than physical screen

I have a dual monitor setup involving a laptop and an external monitor and of course they are different sizes ( laptop-1366 x 768 and external-1280x1024 ). I have noticed that while my laptop monitor ...
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How do I change the main display?

I have a 22" display and a 19" display, the 19" is the default display, at the moment, how would I go about making the 22" display and work as how it should (Like how window's manages it) with the ...
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Why does powertop think I have two displays?

Ok, so in powertop (version 1.97), in both the "overview" and "device stats" sections, I see two devices, each called "display backlight". One shows the correct percentage of use, e.g. if I lower ...
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Nvidia 9600 gm doesn't detect displays

I'm trying to connect my laptop to an external display. But the attached display isn't shown in ubuntu and neither is the laptop screen. I have an Nvida 9600 gm card and I would like to connect ...
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Nvidia Dual Displays not being detected

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time, downloaded 11.04 and updated to 11.10. I have a setup with a NVidia 7600GT Graphics Card, with DVI-Out and VGA-Out. I have two displays connected to those ...
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How do i switch video display output command line?

How do i switch my video card output on Ubuntu Server 11.10? It has a video card with one DVI and one VGA. It's defaulting to the VGA. I want it to default to the DVI. I only have ssh connection via ...
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ASUS Eee PC 1215B: Washed Out Display with AMD Catalyst drivers

I have been having this problem for a while, however lately I have been trying to find ways to make my netbook perform better, visually and functionally. When I use default Radeon graphic drivers, my ...
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Displaying output of arbitrary command on Unity panel

In my current setup running Ubuntu Natty and GNOME 2, I use the COMPA applet to display information on my top GNOME panel that I wish to always be visible on my desktop. I really like this ability to ...
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Why does my panel become grainy and distorted after I unsuspend?

I frequently suspend my computer and then bring it back, usually about twice a day. Lately, when I bring it back, the panel at the top of the screen becomes distorted. Here is a picture. Logging ...
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External monitor set as primary even when disconnected from laptop

My Lenovo X200 laptop has developed a problem recently whereby I get a blank internal screen on booting into Ubuntu 11.10. Display works normally during boot, after which the desktop is displayed ...
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configuring separate X screens instead of TwinView

My Sony Vaio laptop is connected to an external Samsung monitor and my nVidia driver is configured in TwinView mode. Everything is OK with this, however, I can not adjust my displays individually so ...
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With external display, screen turns black after start from suspend Xubuntu 11.10

I work with a Thinkpad X220 and have Xubuntu 11.10 installed. Everything works fine, except for this; When I suspend my laptop, while it is connected to my external monitor (either cloned screen or ...
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How do I adjust display size, not resolution?

I have my Ubuntu 11.10 PC plugged into a TV using an HDMI input. The edges of the screen get cut off, and I can't adjust the television's settings for HDMI. I can adujust the "position and size" on ...
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dual display breaks unity

I find that most of the time, when I plug in my Dell 19" monitor with an HDMI lead, unity can't decide on the configuration; it will switch between different resolutions, and setups every 2-30 ...
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When using dual monitors, left monitor uses 1024x768 and right monitor uses 1920x720. Why its slow?

I have one PC where I have my main screen using 1024x768 resolution and my another screen using 1980x720 resolution. But why its so slow, is there any way to make it faster like normal? I had the ...
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Dell Latitude E6510 black screen after last update on 11.10 Intel Graphics

After last Friday(20/01/2012) update, when I turned on my laptop today I got a black screen on it. It is on, I can see the back light, but it's all black only my secondary display is ok. Screen is ...
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How To Set Nvidia Overscan To Persistent After Reboot?

Stats of what I'm running: TV: HP MediaSmart TV 47" / OS: Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit / Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 220 / Video Driver: Nvidia 260.19.06 When I first setup Ubuntu on this computer, ...
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How can I rotate my display in the most easy way?

I am the lucky owner of a pivot monitor, which screen can be rotated (physically). What is the easiest way to make my display turn when I turn my monitor? For the moment I first launch the 'Displays' ...
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Keyboard doesn't work in certain applications when using an external monitor

When connect to external monitor and extend display to ext minitor, keyborad input does not work for certain application(Java UI, eg username, password input dialog). In single monitor mode, never ...
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Why DISPLAY variable constantly changing, and how can I determine what's the right value?

I use this script to launch XBMC: #! /bin/bash # Launch XBMC in windowed mode, then use wmctrl to remove the titlebar DISPLAY=:0.0 # Start XBMC without blocking this script xbmc & # Wait for ...
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How do I improve performance on an ATI Radeon 9550?

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu (32-bit) and I didn't find a solution to make my video card work fine. I mean that my graphic card has poor performance on watching videos. I've tried a lot of ...
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Problem with display resolution using a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M [closed]

After following the steps of Bruno Pereira's answer in "NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M in the Dell Latitude E6500". My NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M driver installed on my system without any error, but after ...
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Adjust resolution in xfce4 virtualbox guest guest

I have Virtualbox 4.1.2_ubuntur3859 installed on an Ubuntu 11.10 host, running a guest ubuntu server 10.04 with xfce4 and xorg installed with no-install-recommends. I have installed guest additions, ...
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How to get display settings persistent? [closed]

I have the following set-up: laptop with screen: 1366x768 external LCD monitor with: 1024x768 The monitor is permanently connected and recognised by the system. Screen is expanded to the ...
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How do I disable automatic monitor detection and adjustment of displays? [closed]

I am running 11.10 on an Dell Mini 9 (Inspiron 910). When I connect VGA or close the lid the computer automatically detects the change and adjusts the displays. How can I disable this?
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Nvidia VGA and Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 and it used the default settings and vga driver: unknown both screens sere working regardless of the errors of turning the laptop's off then both go off forever! So I ...
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Black screen at the booting part of ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed 64 bit ubuntu on my laptop but everytime I try to boot into ubuntu, i just get a ...
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Why is there a maximum hardware limit of 2048 pixels with multiple monitors

As seen in the image, trying to have the 2 displays side by side creates this problem. There is a 2048x2048 box limit. My question is, what creates this limit and why. What would happen if I try ...