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

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Is it possible to extend the desktop without hooking up a second monitor?

I have a Microsoft Surface RT tablet that I want to use as a second monitor for my Ubuntu laptop using Splashtop Remote Desktop as in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldb0RvmXzsA So far, ...
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How can I list connected monitor(s) with xrandr?

I'm working on developing a python application for Ubuntu that enables a user to have their desired resolution without requiring graphics drivers. In order to do this I've been using xrandr, which so ...
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Apply display settings to all user accounts?

I spent some time getting my settings correct for multiple monitors, and that is working fine when I am logged in, but is not right at the login screen or for other users. How do I set the display ...
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Dual monitor problem (only 1 monitor displays) [closed]

so I have 2 working monitors, and after installing Linux ChaletOS x64 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) only one of them is displaying. Now at 1st neither would show anything pass the bios, so i changed them ...
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How to get multiple displays working with docking station?

I shortly installed Ubuntu on my Notebook. Standalone everything works like a charm, but if I connect it with the docking station the displays will not work like they are meant to be. So after three ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't open the computer: (ubuntu 14.04). Please help me. Thanks very much! This is images: http://i.stack.imgur.com/a2mmH.jpg Some error: Failed to fetch http://ppa.lauchpad.net.... p/s: my ...
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Displays setup incorrectly after waking

I have a slightly irritating issue that I haven't found an answer for on the Internet. I have a laptop running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with an integrated Intel graphics card, a discrete Nvidia graphics ...
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Need to fix fonts which are too large to be able to use the GUI. 14.04

From the Unity sidebar I can open System Settings, Displays, Resolution. But the resolution is already set at 1920 x 1080 (the max allowed) and I also can't access the Apply button to apply any ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Second monitor detected but cannot enable it on one account only

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my new computer and connected a second monitor to it. When I log as the first user created on the computer it works fine, but with an other user, the monitor ...
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How to run xrandr commands at startup in Ubuntu

How can I run the following xrandrcommand on startup? xrandr cvt 1368 768 xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" 85.25 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync xrandr --addmode VGA1 ...
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Unable to Edit Display Settings in 15.04

I just installed 15.04 on a new machine, and when I click on the gear icon in the top right, click System Settings, and click Displays, nothing happens. The window closes/crashes. How can I fix this? ...
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Nvidia Higher Resolution becomes bright and grainy

Does anyone know how to solve this issue? I'd like to use the higher resolutions, but when I do the display becomes annoyingly bright and grainy. I can confirm it happens on the Geforce 610 and higher ...
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Ubuntu and High Resolution Displays (Retina Displays)

What is the current state of Ubuntu's Support for retina displays? There are a ton of discussions which are months or years old. Is there a usable support yet?
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Can't click mirror display and can't connect laptop to tv with hdmi

I have a laptop Asus N46V and when I try to connect it to my tv with a hdmi cable nothing happens. I tried to click mirror display but it's in grey and UNclickable. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I had ...
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Change TTY resolution in 15.04

I am trying to change the resolution of the TTYs (the ones reachable with Ctrl+Shift+Fn) on Ubuntu 15.03. I have consulted these sources: ChangeTTYResolution Higher resolution when switching to tty ...
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Adding an undetected refresh rate

I have a Thinkpad T440s running 15.04 with the Intel HD 4400 graphics. I just got a 4K monitor (Dell P2415Q). According to the specs of the HD4400, I should be able to drive this monitor at 30hz at 4K ...
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Can set screen resolution with in VMWare

I don't seem to be able to modify the screen resolution of my Ubuntu (VMWare ESX) VM. I tried the XFCE Display preferences. I can choose a new resolution, but it is not applied. If I do: %xrandr ...
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Problem setting the resolution

I have a 1360x768 tv that I am currently using for my display and whenever i set it too that resolution it is zoomed in and cuts off the sides. The top, bottom and right side of the screen are cut of ...
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How to save monitor configuration on a laptop

How do you save a monitor configuration based on how many displays are available on a laptop? I have a laptop that I often use with and without an external monitor. When I connect the monitor, ...
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External display via HDMI not being recognized in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to connect my Samsung TV as an extended display via HDMI, but when I hook up the connection, the display is not recognized in Ubuntu. It acts as if there was nothing connected. I have Win7 ...
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Desktop/Display Scaling Dilemma

As you can tell from the linked image, my desktop/display is not scaled properly. I am running Ubuntu on VMware Player offered by the Harvard EDx course CS50. Embarrassingly I do not know which ...
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Unplugging HDMI cable doesn't switch back to single monitor mode on Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop with Ubuntu 15.04. When I plug the HDMI cable to my external monitor, the system goes into multi-monitor mode so I can use the laptop display and the external monitor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 text on startup instead of just displaying Ubuntu with the logo [duplicate]

So this has been like this for a while now and i would like to have it fixed but i am not too sure on how to fix it... ...
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HDMI1 no longer showing up in xrandr

I have a nvidia GTX 760M on top of a intel graphics chipset. I've previously used Bumblebee, primus, and prime to manage the nvidia optimus hybrid graphics. I've never had an issue up until I ...
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Display Port Monitor mappings change at random 14.04

I have a Dell E7240 with Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the Hardware Enablement Stack and the 3.17 kernel. Now, when I use my docking station, I can get 3 monitor support, and it works great. The ...
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Is it possible to rotate the TTY1 console screen without X support?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS booting directly to tty1. The machine is an Intel NUC with a Core i5 + iGPU, display connected through Display Port. As far as I can tell, it does not have any graphical ...
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Thunderbolt Display on non Apple computer

I just got a System76 Galago UltraPro, and I'm trying to hook it up with my Thunderbolt Display A1407. I have tried by using both the Mini DisplayPort from the display to the computer, and a ...
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Script display settings: xrandr

Edit: I would really like to be apply my display settings (currently managed with xrandr) on an automated basis after plugging in my display. I assumed this could be done with a Bash script, however I ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installation problem

I installed ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on external hard disk. My main hardware is: computer Acer Aspire 4530 pre installed with windows vista home basic. Graphic card by nvidia GEForce 9100M G. After ...
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External display problems in 12.04

Long story short, this is what it looks like when I connect my laptop to an Electron 16-inch display: Is there a way to fix that messed-up area on the bottom? Also, I would have posted the ...
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Portait Display error in 15.04

I have two displays - one in landscape (via display port), one in portrait (via VGA). For some reason the monitor in portrait mode only uses just over half the screen. Changing the Display/vga ...
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About the 'who' command & it's Output on '14.04 TrustyTahr'

I have a question that arose in my mind after upgrading to 14.04 TrustyTahr from 12.04 PrecisePangolin. The question pertains to the 'who' command, and its output. On previous editions of Ubuntu the ...
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Display offset. See image

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, but I have installed the package lubuntu-desktop. Everything was fine till one day, the screen went offset. You can see the grey background at the sides . Windows can only be ...
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Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in “Computer” disk.

Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in "Computer" disk. It's not something related to RAM, because it keeps happening even if search result contains few files and it works just well ...
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I can only see a portion of my screen in the gui

My son was doing something on the machine and he made the GUI unusable. It appears to be zoomed in so much that I only see a portion of the screen. There is a taskbar on the left with enormous icons. ...
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Getting third monitor to work over HDMI - Ubuntu 14.04

I've been searching around for a couple days but it seems that this can be a case-by-case kind of thing. I currently have a dual monitor setup on Ubuntu 14.04. My external monitor, an ASUS HD ...
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How to disable Intel Display Power Saving Technology in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Inspiron 15 (3542, early 2014). There's an annoying feature which adjusts the LCD brightness according to what's displayed on the screen. When I was using Windows 8, I disabled it ...
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Screen Dimming Changed After Upgrade to 15.04?

Up until this week I was able to dim my laptop to a very dim setting, barely any brightness at all, which I liked at night. After upgrading to 15.04, the maximum dim is way brighter than it was ...
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Saving and restoring window positions

I'm experiencing a bug where when the machine comes back from standby a monitor connected via displayport (MST) does not come back on, however the windows are still in the area it cover if it did come ...
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Dual monitor not working for Ubuntu 14.04 installed on 17" Macbook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro 17", and connected an external monitor (27" external monitor Planar PXL2770MW) to it. I then set up in System Preferences > Display to use both monitors (not ...
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Everything looks too big on Ubuntu. How to fix?

The icons, text, and really everything seems slightly too big on my monitor. When I first installed ubuntu everything was fine. Then I must have messed something up but I have no idea what I did. How ...
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Disabling Multi Display Adapter

My Toshiba notebook has 2 display adapters, one is bundled with I7 CPU and the other is external AMD one. I would like to disable the AMD one to save some power and not to get congested. There is no ...
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Pixelated/fuzzy menus/text on Ubuntu 14.04

Every so often the menus/text (the top bar, bookmarks on Chrome, Libre Office etc.) on my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 become fuzzy/pixelated. My laptops specs are: Toshiba Satellite C650 (Pentium(R) ...
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Cannot Mirror Display to HDTV

I am not able to mirror my laptops display to the HDTV, I am using a HDMI cable, Initially i tried connecting the HDMI cable after ubuntu had loaded. It didnt work. Then i tried connecting the HDMI ...
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Display Glitching after Login

Recently I've been noticing a huge glitch happening on Ubuntu. Everytime after I log out and log back in, the display goes crazy, and shows random lines and colors like the picture below. Display ...
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How can i get my display to fit?

Pretty new to linux. But on the computer that I just built I have both windows and ubuntu. On windows the display works just fine, but when I boot up ubuntu the display is really big. I have tried ...
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Screen is blanking randomly

I have managed to boot ubuntu on my Intel Atom based tablet (Odys Wintab 10) with the guide provided here: 32-Bit UEFI Boot Support. The touchscreen works quite well, but I soon noticed that there ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Not Loading Properly even after fresh installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 in my workstation ( Dell T7500 ). I installed it successfully once but after recent problems and finally messing up while installing my Nvidia driver ( Nvdia ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 - Wrong log in screen resolution on laptop

I realise that there are similar questions on this problem for Ubuntu, including a question that I asked myself, but I have the same problem with Kubuntu 15.04. My Kubuntu system is set to a ...
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Hybrid Graphics Issues (HD7870 and Intergrated Intel)

New to Linux/Ubuntu and having issues with 3x 1080p displays and hybrid graphics. Current Rig:- Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo 8gb (2x 4Gb) Giel Corsa Enhance DDR3 WD 2Tb Sata HD ...