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No desktop display

I upgraded 12.04 lubuntu to 14:04. There was no desktop so I downloaded nautilus. The display now shows gtk-warning cannot open display What do I need to do to get my desktop working?
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Uknonw display in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Dell E1914H monitor & this is a fresh pc. My cpu has DVI port & monitor has VGA port, I'm using connector to connect both of them. Firstly I tried to install Windows on this machine, ...
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Display Problem

Having just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Novatech laptop, I find that all display content is larger than it should be. When displaying a single page, I cannot view the extremes as they are outside ...
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Display challenges after Ubuntu 12.04 updates

first posting to this board and a newish Linux user. I am running Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS via Virtual Box version 4.3.12 r93733. It just went through a series of updates and after restarting my Dash ...
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12.04 displaying video via with vga with optimus disabled but external display not detected

I have a Dell vostro 3446 notebook with nvidia optimus. Since I do not need the capabilities of the dedicated gpu, I have blacklisted the nouveau driver and switched off the nvidia gpu with ...
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How to restore battery status indicator in landscape mode?

On an Ubuntu 12.04 system, I rotated my beagle board screen display to landscape mode and now the battery status indicator applet is disappeared. Is there any simple applet program to display the ...
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Virtualbox --build --headless returns error

Failed to open the X11 display. This is related, I believe, to the other issue I'm having with the server not putting anything out to the display after a successful install. I have a post on ...
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virtual box display issue in 14.04LTS mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu14.04LTS as a vm using VirtualBox on OSX10.9.4. I have been able to install CentOS and Mint without problems using this method. I downloaded both isos ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Display settings change whenever keyboard is used, and some other weirdness

I'm really troubled by some issues that started showing up shortly after doing the whole "new hardware support" upgrading yesterday. Among other things, Ubuntu now seems to take longer time to boot, ...
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ubuntu detect my new display and I lost all around my working screen

I recently changed my display to a new one. (It is a tv used as monitor too.) Ubuntu detected it correctly as a 40 inch tv. But on any program that I open, I lose the view of all edges of the ...
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Purple/green/blue Ring around screen (Kubuntu)

I'm running Kubuntu on my HTPC on my TV (720p, 50"), and I have a purple or green ring around my screen at all times. It mostly isn't noticeable, but sometimes it seems really wide. Any idea what ...
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media control keys on docked Dell Latitude laptop also changes multiple display settings

I have a Dell Latitude E6520. This laptop has keys above the numeric keypad for "rewind", "play/pause", and "fast forward". When the machine is docked with an external monitor, using these keys ...
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display resolution broken after sleep

I recently install xubunut 14.04 About half the time when I wake it up after the display goes to sleep display settings are wrong (maybe just the resolution). Rebooting has fixed it so far. How can ...
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How can I make my display work again in Xubuntu?

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and I was testing some stuff because I have a dual display setup, and one display never wakes up from suspend. So I tried this, to see if the display would wake up: sudo ...
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Unknown display (Nvidia)

recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer (Nvidia GTX 650 graphics card with a samsung monitor). Problem is when I try to change the resolution, it doesn't recognize my display (Unknown display) ...
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Video tearing nvidia GT 540M dual screen

Ill get right to the point: I have a laptop (Aspire 5750G) that I run dual screen on (the built in display and a Samsung SyncMaster 2043BW). Im running ubuntu 14.04 (installed yesterday) on a nvidia ...
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Nonexistent display (Unknown Display) messing things up

I've been cracking my head with this one all day, read all there is to be read around the issue (not much to be found on it to be honest: some questions, some blog posts and some unresolved tickets) ...
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How to show slide console on laptop and slide-show in the projector using Libreoffice 4.2 on Lubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to setup my laptop (Dell D420) with Lubuntu 14.04 and Libreoffice 4.2 to show a slide presentation to a VGA projector. I used ARandR to make a screen layout where the laptop screen ...
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Jerky, shaking display

Lubuntu 14.04 installed on an HP Pavilion a520n AMD Athlon (B) XP 3200+ 2.20GHz/400 MHz NVIDIA nForce2 IGP results in jerky and shaking display. Symptoms appear as soon as installation is started. ...
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Network Split Screen

I've got a PC with the newest Ubuntu installed and 2 Laptops. Is it possible to split the screen of the PC over Network to the 2 Laptops (and the standard Monitor of the PC which I normally use)? ...
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How to open Warcraft 3 with Wine in resolution other than 800x600?

I just installed Warcraft 3 with wine on Ubuntu 14.04 and when I open it via "wine war3.exe" it opens with the screen all messed up where i can see the desktop and a small corner of the screen. so i ...
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Secondary display doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to connect my laptop to an external monitor, but when I connect it, nothing appears. In the display settings both built-in display option and mirror display option are greyed out.
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Help creating/adding new display resolution

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2011 MacBook Pro running Parallels (for the VM). However, when it installed, the only resolution available is 800x600. I would like to set the display to run ...
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Ubuntu mirroring two screens

I have two monitors: one build in display and oen oculus rift. What I want to do is test my oculus rift by mirroring my screen across both devices, however both devices don' t share any resolutions, ...
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Add custom resolution to built-in laptop screen in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My laptop is a Lenovo W530. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and after some problems, I managed to get it working at 1920 x 1080. However, this resolution is a bit too high for me, so I would ...
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Broken Display - Black Screen

I was changing some settings in CompizConfig and things were starting to look bad and kind of glitchy, so I clicked Reset to Defaults in CompizConfig and suddenly, everything disappeared except my ...
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setting up occulus rift on ubuntu

I have recently obtained an oculus rift development kit and would like to set it up to work on ubuntu, I have plunged in the hdmi cable and the power cable (it´s giving me a blue light), and now I ...
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An extra line appears on the leftmost point of additional display. How do I fix it?

I have a screen which I attach to my laptop. When I use the "Extend" mode, one column of pixels at the right end of the left display screen creeps up to the leftmost part of my right display. Its ...
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What is causing these display bugs?

Since I installed 14.04 I have some annoying display bugs. Everything works fine except for some stripes which appear sometimes in the window switcher and on the maximize button for example. Any idea ...
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External Display HDMI out not working

I know this may be a stupid question but are Samsung monitors supported in Ubuntu? I ask because I've recently switched over from windows to Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I have a Samsung monitor I user ...
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Configuring two sets of mirrored displays

I'm trying to configure several Ubuntu 14.04 desktop workstations, each of which has a total of 4 monitors. I would like to configure them so that there are 2 independent screens, each of which is ...
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Ubuntu won't detect an external monitor at all

I am running Ubuntu on an ASUS laptop and when I try to plug in my monitor, the monitor will turn on and display no signal. When I go to display settings it will never show my monitor no matter how ...
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How to detect the vga signals [closed]

I am currently working on Ubuntu 12.10. We have functionality as we have two cameras (say left and right cams) for recording the videos which creates two different streams as stream-1 and stream-2. ...
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How do I use multiple laptops as external display over network?

I have a relatively powerful computer (8gb ram, 64bit, quad core) and I can easily drive three monitors, my tv over hdmi, my 17 inch hd internal laptop display, and an external hd display. I have ...
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Dual-monitor setup; one monitor changes to low resolution

Dear AskUbuntu Community, I am using Ubuntu 13.10 at work with dual-monitor display. One has 1920x1080 resolution and the other 2560x1440 (main), the graphics card is Radeon 7570 1GB. The main high ...
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Display issue on PowerBook G4 running 10.4

I today I installed Ubuntu 10.4 on my 13in PowerBook G4 from a live CD. When I first booted from the CD I had no problems. I clicked Install Ubuntu and went through the process normally. When I ...
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Recent Update to 12.04LTS messed up desktop.

After a recent update on a VMware virtual machine, the desktop duplicating the images on the left hand side of the desktop on the right hand side. The right hand images do not respond to the mouse but ...
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Custom resolution doesn't add to display

I'm trying to add custom resolution to display, but it won't add. What I've tried so far : 1-firstly see my current resolutuins $ xrandr The output : Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1024 x 768, ...
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Can't change monitor to native resolution

I'm using a laptop running ubuntu 14.04 LTE, and I have secondary monitor LG Flatron M197WD, which according to the lg website can run in a 1366x768 resolution. This mode didn't show up in either the ...
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Recent update in ubuntu 14.04 resulted in my external monitor being unable to go above 1024x768 without being met with a black screen/no signal

This is all through HDMI. I cannot go above 1024x768 or I get a black screen / no signal. This means anywhere between 1152x864 and 1920x1080 (which is what I had been set at before the issue). ...
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Launching Firefox leads to display issues

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time. I'm using a PC Chips motherboard, AMD 64 bit processor with 2 gigs of RAM. After logging in I see the desktop, but when I open Firefox I get a ...
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Two monitors, two DP-connectors, Ubuntu sees those as one

I have a IBM ThinkPad in a dockingstation. Attached are two monitors (default resolution: 1920x1200) via two DisplayPort connectors. The laptop have Nvidia/Intel chipset, but I only using Intel. ...
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Why doesn't xrandr recognize my view as connected, even though it's on?

I have a dual screen setup via a Lenovo docking station, the laptop itself has its lid shut. The two screens are mirror display, i.e. both are clearly on and working to some extent, they both display ...
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Flux for ubuntu 14.04 - possible?

Is it possible to make Flux work in ubuntu 14.04? If so, maybe you can share your knowledge or point me to a guide? (Flux is software which adjusts temperature of your display according to time of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display, nvidia graphics

I tried the @Golboth solution in this thread. Worked sometimes, it has an intermittent behavior, sometimes work, most of times doesn't work. Installed Nvidia drivers, Ubuntu detects the Graphics : ...
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Why does Ubuntu either detect the size of hosting OS window or not?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 under Oracle Virtual Box 4.3.12 and found that Ubuntu sometimes detects the size of hosting windows and sometimes not. I want it always detects. How to ensure this?
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Problems with the drivers, mouse and display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8 in my laptop. These are the issues I am facing after the installation: 1- I am not able to change the brightness of the screen. 2- The cursor keeps ...
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Multi screen inactivity suspend

I am new at this so please bear with me, My question is: I have two screens on my pc one 22" monitor and one 26" HDTV now the monitor is connected via a VGA port and the TV via a HDMI port both of ...
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What is causing my my screen to go black?

I have this Ubuntu (12.04.4) netbook hooked up to a 55" screen to display slides and info. It was running fine for quite a while and was set up not to go to screen saver or anything. I think there was ...
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ubuntu gnome 14.04 can't turn off built-in display

I have ubuntu 14.04 gnome(3.12) on my laptop. My laptop screen is broken so I just have an external monitor plugged in and I use that. In the passed version I would just turn off the built-in (broken) ...