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

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Ubuntu windows content are not refreshing

I recently upgraded the video card on my computer (from Intel HD Graphics to some ATI Radeon card) ton my Ubuntu 12.04. However, there appears that some windows that I open in GNOME Session Fallback ...
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Easy configuration of dual monitor? [duplicate]

I recently bought an external monitor which I use in Portrait mode attached to my laptop. With quite some regularity I have to connect/disconnect it monitor (I work at home and often need to move to ...
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Lenovo g570 External display

I'm attempting to make an external display my only one, it is detected in displays but when i switch to it nothing happens, and the monitor claims the computer isn't sending a signal. I think it may ...
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Xorg.conf is not changing the Display orientation

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04 with a GTX 570 on 346.46. I have a 2560x1440 display with a 1080x1920 (portrait) display to the right. I am using i3 as a window manager. The displays seem to be set ...
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Windows distorted, can't start lightdm - now can't even boot in graphics mode anymore

I have kind of an urgent problem here as my laptop turned out to be completely useless while on a trip. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo U410. When I boot, there is no problem. The login screen ...
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Display unknown after nvidia driver update, resolution stuck at 800x600

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 I just installed the proprietary nvidia driver version 346 to resolve issues with another application and restarted my desktop to find that my main monitor is ...
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Display color calibration error “unknown calibration display type selection”

Fresh installation of Ubuntu 15.04. Running Settings-Color-Calibrate Have "Eye-one display 2" sensor connected and working. Getting the message during step be step calibration configuration: ...
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eeePC correct resolution

just installed 14.04.2 on an eeepc 1015PE. I am trying to figure out how to get the native resolution (1024x600). when I go into the display properties the only viable option is 800x600 which makes ...
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Screen resolution too big (EDID is wrong)

This question might have been asked before but I have googled for days now, found nothing. So I decided to ask here. I got a TV with (what I believe) the resolution of 1366x768. On the TV it says "HD ...
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Laptop cursor flicker when docked and connected with 2nd display

new to Ubuntu here. I made my Dell Precision M4700 Dual bootable between windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Ubuntu is installed on a separate hard drive. So far everything works wonderfully, except ...
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NVIDIA Driver Problem After New Kernel Build

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in my system. Recently I did a clean build from the source code and installed the new kernel but unfortunately when I try to start the new kernel, the desktop remains blank. ...
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HDMI Monitor Detected but no output

I am unable to get dual display working with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS 8700 with Nvidia GeForce GT 635. I have two monitors (40" TVs actually) connected via DVI-HDMI and HDMI-HDMI cables. The DVI-HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 nvidia 346.59 external monitor display - windows stretched; click offset is off

I have used the same hardware setup with Ubuntu 14 and didn't have any problems with the nvidia driver (not sure which one I used back then). Seems to work fine in "only external monitor" "only ...
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14.04 Resolution changes on startup

I have a laptop running 14.04 permanently connected up through my projector. I basically use this as a desktop and never power it down or log off. The problem is whenever I change the input on my ...
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Can't keep monitor backlight off with xset

I use xset dpms force off and the backlight turns off but it turns back on in a minute on its own. The command setterm -powersave powerdown gives the message: setterm: cannot (un)set powersave ...
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Please help with kodi and disabled monitor

I check Blank other displays option on kodi. And when play movie on tv kodi dim my main monitor, but after stop movie and close kodi my main display not turn on. I try restart, uncheck Blank other ...
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No video on built-in display after installing 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N53TA notebook, but after the first reboot I got no video on the built-in display, although through the hdmi port everything works fine. If I change the ...
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Ubuntu, old monitor and ATI Radeon HD3850 - unknown display, low resolution

I have an ATI Radeon HD3850 graphics card and this monitor: http://www.engadget.com/products/philips/170s/specs/. Ubuntu will not show the correct resolution (1280 x 1024), but will show the max is ...
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Display program crash Ubuntu 15.04

I just installed the Ubuntu 15.04 on my main computer along side Windows 10 and when I installed everything seemed to work on one screen but when I connected the other it's duplicate, so I tried ...
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Enable screen powersaving 48Hz feature

Hello there fellow Ubuntu-ers, when I was using Windows, there was a feature how to save power by reducing the fps (or Hz if you'd like) of the screen from 60 to 48. Although it;s not clear how much ...
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Resolution issue with 14.04 and a 32" LCD TV

TV is connected via VGA. It works but I get a low resolution. I tried to manually add a new 1920x1080 mode (what all the existing posts seem to suggest): xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 display missing some characters [duplicate]

Some time the text display missing some characters, its happen on a UI window or even the terminal text. I have a screenshot here: Here is my lspci output: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ...
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Dual monitor with single motherboard (VGA and HDMI) black fews second when select “System Settings” in menu bar

I had single motherboard to use dual monitor WITHOUT additional graphic card. One monitor export VGA and another monitor export HDMI. It perform normal but only when selecting "System Settings". ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 dual monitors not working (display port & VGA)

$ lspci 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) I'm attempting to run 2 monitors but only one is working. The VGA ...
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How to make multiple monitors work just like in Windows?

I've tried various DEs (Xfce, MATE, GNOME...), but I couldn't set up my screens properly in any of those. Here's the setup I'm looking for: 2 screens with different resolutions (LVDS on the left - ...
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Problem with display with chrome

When a play with the size of the window and return to the full screen I got a display problem on the top of the screen.
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Ubuntu : Why little yellow tint on display?

Why little bit yellow tint on Ubuntu OS? When I see white colors on both the windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu is little yellow display. Why Its little tuned by Yellow color? Sorry I don't know weather its ...
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How to remove after login screen (annoyingly slow)?

I've just installed Ubuntu Server LTS. After login, the screen slooooowwwwwlllllyyyy mutates into a splash screen with a gear and other icons and then sloooowwwwwllllyyyy presents the desktop. How ...
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Some dialog boxes are bigger than screen/display

I have an embedded board with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS GNOME 3.4.1. With this board I am using LCD display 800x480 and HID resistive touchscreen. Everything works fine but I have a problem with some dialog ...
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display goes black when inverted

When I invert my display (xrandr -o inverted), the display goes black. This is in contrast to orienting the display to left (xrandr -o left), to right (xrandr -o right) or to normal (xrandr -o ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server display settings do not survive a reboot

How do i get the display 1280x768 to survive a reboot? After every reboot it is back to 800x600.
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Total frustration: “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

Last attempt to see if I can make Ubuntu 14.04 work on my Virtualbox. I've got the "common" low-res issue (I can't put more than 640x480) when I install it, and after reading every related post in the ...
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How can I move the cursor between displays in Ubuntu 14?

I have 2 displays connected. What should I do to move the cursor between displays?
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Ubuntu 14.10 - Wrong greeter screen resolution

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.10 set to a resolution of 1920 x 1080, but on start up of the system, the resolution is incorrectly set to 3840 x 2160 (with no scaling) at the greeter screen. On ...
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What is a good Ubuntu application for adjusting the screen colour balance and contrast?

It seems that the screen of my Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop has a weird white glare. (try seeing how the pdf file on the Overleaf website looks like!) I installed "redshift" but that is just ...
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fakexrandr, Mirror Fake Displays - X Error of failed request: BadMatch

I need to create mirror fake displays in one physical monitor. I installed fakexrandr and now I have two fake displays(683x768) on 1366x768(max/prefered) monitor of my laptop. When I run xrandr ...
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Some default fonts different between two 14.04 installations

I just installed Ubuntu on a couple new computers, and a lot of the system fonts are quite different than those of the first laptop. All are running 14.04, all are fully up to date with updates, all ...
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How do I set screen resolution for a specific program?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wish to force a specific program to run at a predetermined screen resolution and have the screen return to my default resolution after closing the program. The program is ...
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14.04 w/ Intel HD 4000 display crashes when changing resolution

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 over spring break because MATE seems to have gotten to a point that it is generally usable with Compiz for me. I did a minimal install, and put MATE on top of that, ...
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Distorted graphics resolution after updating quiet splash in Linux boot

I am facing this issue where the graphics resolution on my Laptop has gone worse after Ubuntu install. The problem crept up after I updated my grub to have a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. I was ...
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Shrunk application window sizes compared to resolution

Hi my screen display has suddenly gone a little weird. The launcher and the applications window/font sizes have shrunk as compared to the screen size. How do I restore normal configuration?
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Display brightness problem on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 (3rd Gen)

I now obtained brandnew ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 (3rd Gen) (20BS). Almost of setup has been done, but one problem remaining. Display brightness. << What I had done >> Reference pages are Lenovo ...
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Multiple Displays on All in one Touch Screen

My question may have been previously addressed but I wasn't able to find it. I'm new to Linux so this could be a noob question. I have an Asus All-in-one touch screen that I recently installed Ubuntu ...
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Nvidia not displaying correctly HDMI monitor

I hope to find solution to my issue. I have laptop Dell N5110 with nvidia 525m and i installed nvidia-331 driver which can be found in ubuntu repo. The issue is that when i connect my hdmi all screens ...
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Need to start Firefox on second display

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I have a couple of issues I need resolved. Currently, I have Firefox in the startup folder. I am running a computer to a large TV screen that has a very high ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 dual boot with Ubuntu - why is there a 2nd monitor?

After installing 14.10 on a separate partition, Ubuntu is detecting a 2nd display that doesn't exist. I can move my mouse and windows to it just as if I did have another monitor connected. If I ...
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Is this a display driver issue?

I can't really work out how to correctly describe my issue, but my best attempt would be that there is a artifacting error each time the system redraws the desktop. This means that a region of my ...
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change of resolution Ubuntu in MK 802 IV mini-pc

I have a mini-pc MK 802 IV on which I use an Ubuntu distro mounted on an SD card. The resolution fixed, unique for the distro is 1920x1080. I must use a monitor HD ready with a native resolution ...
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Pixelated display as if my display was 16bit [duplicate]

I Manually installed the latest Nvidia GeForce GT755m driver. The installation succeeded without any error but now my display is pixelated as if it was 16 bit. You can take a look at the picture ...
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Display Problem Ubuntu 14.10

I am all new in this Ubuntu Universe and I have a problem. I tried to install Gnome Shell 3.6, so that I can use a theme downloaded from http://ubuntuthemes.org. I did not manage to do so, but I have ...