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

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Mouse Flicker on Triple Monitor setup Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kernel version 3.13. I have two ATI HD4650 graphics cards and am attempting to push display on 3 monitors. The first card is attached to 2 monitors via an HDMI ...
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Trouble with vga and 14.04 to display on smart tv

I'm trying to connect my laptop running 14.04 with a smart tv. All that is displayed is is the ubuntu title bar and a black wallpaper. Settings say I'm connected to a goldstar 72" display but It's a ...
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My monitor doesn't want to display Ubuntu. What's going on? [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 off a CD on a Dell PowerEdge 2650 server. The installation went fine. However, during the first boot up, right after post, my display goes black and my monitor displays the ...
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Seeing Double Vision Display

I dumped Windows XP using the Ubuntu disk![enter image description here][1] on my Dell Inspiron 1100. After Ubuntu 12.04LTS installed and I rebooted, the display of Ubuntu seems to repeat itself. So I ...
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Display (compiz/unity) errors

When i press the "Windows" (Super) key the starter will appear as if i pressed and hold the key. When io swich to my other account it works fine resetting unity and compiz achieved nothing. Sound ...
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Make two seperate screens/displays with monitors

My GPU has two DVIouts so i have two monitors, but it's being treated as one logical screen i.e. one DISPLAY :0 and i can drag windows from one monitor to another. How can i run them like two separate ...
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Display Issues during install

I am trying to replace my old install of Mint14 with a newer Linux distro. I have tried Lubuntu 14.04, Xubuntu 14.04 and SolydX May-14. However they all are having display issues, even from the LiveCD ...
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Display resolution

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my very very old notebook (for learning purposes). The installation was successful, but unfortunately I can not change my display resolution. It stucks at 800x600. ...
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Quad monitors work as mirror displays but not as extended

So i gave up on fglrx driver due to unsupported GPUs now i'm on regular radeon drivers with 4 monitors on 14.04. I got them all to work perfectly fine with All Settings/Displays mirror mode but when ...
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Use iMac 27" 2010 as display for Lenovo t440p laptop running 14.04

I have a Lenovo t440p with integrated graphics (Intel 4600), and it has a mini displayPort. My iMac is a mid 2010, and has the ability to accept a signal over mini displayPort and display it on it's ...
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Problems running higher resolution

When I plug my HDMI into my TV it runs the same resolution as my laptop. If I try to run at a higher resolution it doesn't fit on the screen. other information graphics card intel 4000hd xrandr ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Lenovo Yoga 2 pro screen resolution

I've recently installed 14.04 on my yoga and it is running great so far! Since this laptop has a 3200x1800 resolution and a lot of apps i use do not scale well i am using 1920x1080 resolution with 1x ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Pointer becomes invisible randomly

My mouse pointer becomes invisible randomly while using my computer. I've seem other posts and people suggest looking for an unknown display under "System Settings > Screen" Display but I don't see ...
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Get LVDS display information

Question: Is it possible to get system information from an LVDS display? I need a max-resolution, a serial number or anything else that is unique. Situation: I have two setups which are exactly the ...
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Problems installing or upgrading 13.10 to 14.04 32 bits

When I install Ubuntu 14.04 or upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 the screen shows multicolour segments in horizontal strips. Now I continue to use a version 13.10 that in my computer is perfect. My motherboard ...
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Font Hinting in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm in the process of switching from 12.04 to 14.04 on all of my machines. I'm a bit particular about font rendering and used the app "unsettings" to set font hinting to None on 12.04. However, it ...
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How to prevent fonts from rescaling [closed]

In Ubuntu 14.04 there's a new feature that I love called "scale for menu and title bars". It is located in the display settings. I have set the scaling to 0.875. Since setting this, I have had many ...
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Screen Position is Misaligned when Ubuntu Loads

When I log into Ubuntu, it tries to position my screen 10px too high and 10px too far to the left. (Cutting off the top bar.) It started with 13.04 and I was hoping for a fix with 14.04 LTS. My ...
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Monitor randomly reboots - could it be Ubuntu fault?

Recently bought a new widescreen display/TV combo for my Ubuntu system. It has a weird issue that when viewing huge colorful images fullscreen (or close to full screen) display reboots - turns off, ...
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Output via HDMI only, not laptop screen

Dell XPS 17 on 14.04 using Nvidia drivers, was working fine, but now only shows output on the screen connected via HDMI connection, and not the laptop screen. There's output on the laptop screen when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Dual Monitor Issue (Aspect Ratio)

So I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I've been able to google every problem I had and find an answer except this one. In screen display I can run my Built-in Display at 1366X768 (16:9) and my TV ...
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How to disable screen dimming in 14.04?

When I am inactive for 4-5 minutes, the screen is automatically dimmed. This is too much boring when I am watching movie. How to disable this thing??
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Brightness adjustment not working on Ubuntu 14.04

My netbook keyboard has a brightness adjustment key, with which the brightness adjustment was successfully working till I updated to 13.10. Now the brightness adjustment fails. This link (Display ...
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Jagged screen edges

I see constant jagged lines on my screen. They start appearing after using Ubuntu for an hour or so. This has been a constant issue ever since last few Ubuntu releases. I am using Intel DG31PR ...
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Fuzzy text in console on external monitor

I have my laptop connected to external monitor as primary display. When I drop to virtual console/terminal, the console text on the monitor looks very fuzzy. Is there way to fix this?
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How to make gamma settings on Ubuntu 14.04 permanent?

I need to change my monitor's gamma settings permanently to the value of 0.7. I've tried using xgamma for this, but the thing is I have to execute this command everytime I start my laptop. Also, the ...
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windows arrangement after disconnecting and external display

I have a Toshiba Portege Z830 64bit with Ubuntu 12.04LTS (3.2.0-58-generic). I have several workspaces as I like to have different workspaces for different tasks. When at the office or at home I ...
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How do I give icon titles more space to display text?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04. I use a size 15 font to display all fonts on my computer and I've noticed that if certain applications have a longer name that consists of two or three words they get ...
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Ubunutu doesn't recognize 3rd monitor

I just installed Ubunutu 14.04, after the experimentation I did with previous version on virtual machines went smoothly. I have 3 monitors - 2 connected to PCI-E graphic card (via DVI and HDMI), and ...
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Mirror displays with Ubuntu 14.04

Some years ago I switched from Windows to Ubuntu. Now Ubuntu 14.04 is installed on my Acer TravelMate 5742G with: Intel Core i5-460M Nvidia GeForce Gt 420M and Nvidia binary driver version 331.38 ...
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how to have the entirety of a display used in a multi-head display

I have a laptop triple-head setup: one display is the laptop display, another display is connected via USB (DisplayLink) and another display is connected via HDMI. The HDMI display, which is on the ...
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Can't save nvidia settings for screens after reboot

I have two screens and sometimes I just want the 27" to display. So far I have tried to run the nvidia-settings as sudo -s nvidia-settings But every time I reboot I have to redo my preferences.. ...
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I have a problem with the projector

When I connect the cable of the projector to the laptop I have to work on the projector only and nothing appears on the laptop's screen. I want my work to appear in the laptop and in the projector ...
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Unknown display keep appearing after connected with external display

I did a stand alone Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install) on my Lenovo ideapad z570. Having problem with display setting when using Nvidia, problem was with VGA could be solved using suggestion from one of ...
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Use windows laptop as second screen to Ubuntu laptop

I'm using Ubuntu & I want to use my old windows 7 laptop as second monitor. I've come across a couple of questions around similar issue but none that are specific to my configuration. I'd really ...
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Primary display unknown

I'm new to Ubuntu, I recently installed 12.04.4 LTS. My display is not recognized by Ubuntu. Display: Kent Modular Electronics (KME) 29LR1901A51UN/1 connected via RGBHV BNC connectors. Video ...
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Trying to get 3 monitors on Ubuntu 13, max combined resolution is 4096x4096

I have a Dell machine running Ubuntu 13.10 (I think), with a PCIe video card with 256 MB of RAM and a DisplayLink USB video card with 256 MB of RAM. On the PCIe card I have two monitors, both at ...
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How to configure the display settings ?

How to configure the display settings ? I tried to follow these instructions: [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution][1] > $ cvt 1920 1080 60.00 > # 1920x1080 59.96 Hz (CVT 2.07M9) ...
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nVidia 331.38 scaling issues in 14.04

I just did a clean install to 14.04 from saucy, and applied the proprietary nvidia drivers afterwards. I seem to have a scaling issue as shown in the screenshot below: http://imgur.com/M5FBqfg ...
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Display problem in HP Compaq laptop

I am recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop HP Compaq with an AMD Turion processor.Model no. HP presario V6000. It works well when booted from DVD but after installation display will not work ...
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2 monitors show up in the displays when actually I have only one

I use a laptop and I have only one monitor. But when I check the displays it shows 2 monitors of which one is being shown as unknown. I have tried Two monitors when only having one in 13.10 without ...
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HMDI sound output not detected if VGA monitor connected at boot

The option to output my sound through HDMI TV (as seen below) does not appear if I boot my machine (an ASUS laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with open-source drivers) while my VGA monitor is connected as ...
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Gnome Desktop Flickers on One Monitor

Recently, I've run into a strange problem with Ubuntu Gnome. I installed 14.04 last Saturday and everything was fine. However, I woke up one morning to find my Asus HDMI monitor saying "VGA No ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Add Fake Display when No Monitor is Plugged In

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server that has no external monitor connected. I use NoMachine to remote control the machine. When I do so, the Unity/Gnome interface doesn't see any monitors connected, so I ...
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Bars(program icons & time + networking ect..) aren't showing when login

I was playing about with ctrl + alt + f1, I obviously done something wrong and if you ask me what I done wrong I don't know. I'm still able to access my files and such through folders on my desktop. ...
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Only 2nd Monitor, not Notebook display, visible

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 on my notebook, Acer Aspire 7715Z. On boot up, system recognises Ubuntu and loads up installation screen. A few pages of white text roll down the screen and then the ...
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Changing Font Size in Applications

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 11-1. Because of the Retina display, the resolution absolutely needs to be 2560x1600 (I have a 13 inch). However, that obviously doesn't work too well with an ...
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what is unknown display in system display

what is the usage of unknown display in the system settings ---> display , which is shown next to mirrored display on 14.04 ubuntu . I disable that in order to my mouse corsor blink mouse cursor ...
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Detected displays wrong after upgrade to 14.04

upgrade to 14.04 - screen display finds 1 built-in monitor, however I have 2 identical "LACie photon20vision II" screens (neither Built-in) attached to a ATI Radeon card. It does not seem to be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual monitor

I am in the process of moving from Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04. I need to be able to run in what windows calls 'extended desktop'. As soon as I plug in the projector or a monitor the video output ...