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

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Problem with native resolution display and adding 1920x1200 manually

Very similar to this thread (i.e. identical) problem with Ubuntu 16 which I just installed, briefly: Native resolution of my screen is 1920x1200 and it's not detected by the system in the display ...
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Zoomed in display in Virtualbox [duplicate]

I'm trying to run an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in an oracle virtualbox but when I boot Ubuntu the display is extremely zoomed in. It is so zoomed in that all of the pixels are visible (the picture depicts the ...
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Problem with dual monitors and resolution

i just came from Windows 10 to ubuntu 16.04 and can't find solution or any fix for my problem. I'm using dual monitors (both the same models-Samsung S22D300N).Monitor(1) is connected via VGA-VGA ...
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Display duplicating on new install

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2324826 ↑Is my original post. But I'm trying to get the problem out on a couple forums to get more help. Brand new install with ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Remmina connect to Mac with different display resolution

I'm trying to connect via VNC Remote Desktop using Remmina from my Desktop Ubuntu 16.04 (1920x1080) to a MacBookPro Retina (1440x900). The connection seems to work but I cannot scale and Mac's Desktop ...
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When the “Mirror displays” Did you wake up any action ? (Command line)

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop(Samsung NT530U3C-A54). It was connected to the monitor using the HDMI cable. "Mirror displays" the check was possible to use only the Three resolution (...
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16.04 Will not Boot to Desktop- Flashing Error message

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Skylake system with an Nvidia Card 964 or something like that. The Nvidia driver issue from 14.04 and 15.04 is not the same behavior as this - The desktop kept flashing ...
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How do you detect physical screen flip on a 2-in-1 Notebook?

Making the display flip is pretty straight forward. I detected that on my Dell Inspiron 15-7568 I have the following setup: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3840 x 2160, maximum 32767 x ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper is low resolution after login

I have a Dell XPS13 with an Intel5500 graphics, it came native with ubuntu 14.04. The following problem with the wallpaper occurs since I had an external TV connected via HDMI (set in mirror; TV had a ...
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Artificially increase maximum screen brightness

I have my laptop set to maximum brightness, but it's not bright enough. Is it possible to somehow make it brighter?
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Display turn on automatically after time out

Display auto time out after the given time. Even when locking Ubuntu, automatically fading and turn off the display. But after couple of seconds display automatically turn on without mouse or keyboard ...
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Problems with display resolution

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I have a problem with the display resolution of my monitor. My monitor can go up to 1440x900, but I am unable to see this option in Displays, with it instead ...
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Display enters power saving mode after boot splash screen trying to install Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on two computers. Both have similar AMD APUs (w/built-in AMD Radeon) and boot in CSM mode, not UEFI. Both are new installations, not upgrades. The first one went ...
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Flickering screen on both external monitors

I recently moved from a Mac to linux , I was able to use 2 external monitors with one connected via HDMI & the other VGA , these are the only ports on my laptop. Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine but ...
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Acer Aspire E5-571 Display Driver

How do I install the correct display/graphics drivers for my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop? The most things seems to display correctly and the resolution is the same as when I had Windows 10 installed on ...
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How can I fix corrupted text and images (Ubuntu 14.04)?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my system and the text and images have been quite blurry - please see the image here: . Specifics: When I hover my mouse pointer over the text/image, it becomes ...
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Second monitor not working after Xubuntu 16.04 upgrade

I just upgraded from Xubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 via dist-upgrade. After I restarted, the monitor that is connected (via HDMI-to-DVI-cable) to my laptop wasn't recognized anymore. I already restarted two ...
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weird characters appearing

There are some really weird characters appearing in terminal and file names. The characters are all scrambled. it is impossible to work!
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Xubuntu 16.04 usb display second screen / projector

Specs Asus 102ba notebook - dual boot Benq joybee gp2 - projector I've just recently installed Xubuntu 16.04 on my notebook so far everything is up and working great. I'm just having some issues ...
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Remove extra space in virtual display

I am using two monitors and when moving the mouse from one to the other it disappears somewhere in the middle for a while. There is some virtual space between both monitors. I am using xfce. xrandr: ...
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Cannot connect laptop to TV via HDMI

My laptop is connected to TV via HDMI. During installation of Ubuntu, the TV displayed the Ubuntu screen background and a few buttons on the top right corner of the screen. However, after ...
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Scaling with a 4k monitor and 2k monitor

I'm currently using two 2k monitors and a third 4k monitor. Is there any way to use max resolution on all of them and scale things up a bit on just the 4k monitor? I've been digging around for ages ...
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Display issues when logging in with LDAP authentication for Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 in my laptop DELL LATITUDE E5450. I have also installed an LDAP client and set up LDAP authentication from my LDAP server. I also have a nfs shared home directory for ...
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Display problem with Ubuntu MATE 15.10

So I am have been having an issue with my laptop running Ubuntu MATE 15.10 where sometimes when the I wake the computer the screen does not turn on and the only option I am left with is to shut down ...
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Monitor says “No Signal” on 90% of boot-ups

9 out of 10 times when I boot-up my computer, my monitor hangs on DisplayPort: No Signal When it does work (10% of boot-ups), it works absolutely perfect for as long the computer is on. I am ...
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Washed out colors on a Macbook Pro; the usual answer doesn't work

Xubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 2012 version. r@r-MacBookPro:~$ xrandr --query Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1280 x 800, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS1 connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted ...
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When using HDMI, the laptop screen extends to the TV screen

First of all, I just want to say that using Ubuntu has been pretty frustrating, to be honest. It seems like little problems like these pop up every time I try to do anything. I guess it's just cause I'...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 Display

I've just installed this on my home HP server and it installed fine and I could see the install screen. It's running but it's not showing up on my monitor but everything else does.
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How to apply full HD display setting to my Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my VirtualBox 5.0.20. My windows is working on full HD (1920*1080 pixs) display setting though, I cannot find a way to apply higher resolution than 1024*768 in Ubuntu. ...
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Changing display scaling in Unity 8

While Unity 7 works great and the manual display scaling in the system settings scales everything perfectly, Unity 8 seems to have no user-facing support for this. I can't actually open the system ...
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Monitor : no image after turning off then on

I would like to use my monitor as display for two computers, so I would like to switch the input as I want beetween the computer 1 and the computer 2. When I switch on the computer 2 everything is ...
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Laptop to 42" tv VGA

Connecting to the TV fine but when opening a app called FPV freerider using ubantu 16.04 the screen on the TV and now the laptop when connected has 1/5 of the right hand screen missing. Like it had ...
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Old Packard laptop, flickering output via VGA to HDMI converter 16.04

I tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my MIL's old Packard Easynote and it seems to work mostly. What she and her BF want to do is play some music via Spotify and show some images from a USB on their TV. ...
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Huge elements on secondary monitor with lower resolution

Ubuntu 16.04 installed on ASUS UX305 ultrabook with QHD resolution (3200x1800) of built-in display. Connecting secondary monitor Dell 24" with 1920x1200 resolution over HDMI I am getting huge control ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 lagging after connecting second monitor

I bought a new Dell xps 13 9350, i7, 512 SSD with display resolution 3200x1800. Ubuntu 16.04 is working well on that laptop, but after I connect a second display with 1920x1200 and run the command for ...
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Display issues on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I've recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 10. It has Intel HD 5500 graphics as well as an AMD Radeon R5 M230 chip. My display is not the way it should be. It's kind of ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS extended display not working - 2 cards

New build with 2 Geforce 710 cards and 3 monitors. Loaded Ubuntu 16.04. and with the standard driver all 3 monitors showed in system settings => display. But, experienced problems such as screen ...
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Why confuse the image appears in Ubuntu 15.10

Images are appearing on my screen like this: This is my hardware on my machine: Any body can help me please!
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Ubuntu 16.04 - no GUI during installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop computer via a dvd. After selecting "install Ubuntu" from the boot menu my monitors stop receiving a signal and go to sleep. Moving the mouse and ...
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unable to change screen resolution

I have a Toshiba laptop with 16.04 on it. The screen resolution is set to 1024 x 768 i.e. 4:3 How can I change it to a 16:9 resolution? If I go into settings - screen display it says Built-in ...
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Display unrecognized

I'm using a lg 20EN33 and Ubuntu 16.04lts didn't recognized this display. Because of that, I can't set the display recommended resolution (1600x900) and I'm stuck in 1024x768. I tried this: How to ...
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Primary screen turns off after disconnecting external monitor

I have a Dell external monitor connected to my ASUS UX305UA laptop. I use HDMI port, which is connected to HDMI-VGA converter, which connects to the monitor. When I turn on my laptop and connect the ...
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Programs open in wrong display

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.04 LTS; programs are opening in wrong display. I have two monitors and I want the program to open in the current display I am working in.
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics?

I am a technology enthusiast and try to taste all new technologies (wherever possible) coming in Computing world. So, naturally, when Canonical released 16.04 LTS on 22nd April, I downloaded 16.04 LTS(...
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apps wont maximize completely

When I maximize an app it will not take up the full screen. This started happening when I hooked up an external monitor to my laptop and now see below the picture of what happens. I press the ...
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Scaling HiDpi Full HD screen on Ubuntu Gnome (and multi monitors)

I have a 14" Full HD display screen. It's probably not qualified to be called a hidpi/retina, but it still is very dense. The problem is that the minimum 2x scaling in Tweak Tools is too much. Ideally ...
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What are all possible display types under xrandr?

I know VGA , LVDS, HDMI and DVI exist. Is there any list containing name all kind of such outputs?
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Setting up to monitors of varied resolutions - Edges cut off

I have two monitors: one is an HP LCD, capable of 1680x1050p(16:10), and a Vizio LCD, capable of 1920x1080p(16:9). This isn't a problem on Windows; I can set both screens as I need them, no problem. ...
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Grub2 doesn't display correctly - most of the time (inspiron 1090)

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini Duo (1090) with a 16GB samsung SSD and a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installation. My issue is with Grub2. Most of the time, when the laptop starts up, all I get is a blank maroon ...
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How to completely reset xrandr

Is there any command which completely resets all settings of xrandr? I have checked this and this but the command xrandr -s 0 does not reset brightness.