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 14.04 LTS full HD problems

I will share here a question I have regarding the ubuntu instalation on full HD screens and I hope you guys can help me solving it so people with the same problem can find it here! I have a full HP ...
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Display Problems

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Guest) in VMWare WS 7.1.2 on Windows 7 64-bit Host. I have VMWare Tools installed properly and have been using them for years. I have unchecked 3D Acceleration -- never ...
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Can't adjust Resolution on a virtual Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have recently created an Ubuntu Virtual Machine, but the resolution is way off, and I am not able to change it to a more appropriate size. My host machine is a MacBook pro running 10.7.5 with a ...
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Display won't stay on after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

After upgrading from 13.10, I cannot seem to get my display to stay on. On start up, I can see the desktop and I am prompted for my keychain password. After entering the password, the display goes ...
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Blank frame around screen with laptop + external monitor setup using AMD propietary drivers

I have a laptop with an ATI Radeon HD 7520G, and I'm using the propietary AMD drivers (fglrx). The issue is that when I connect an HDMI 23' widescreen monitor (appears as DPF1 on xrandr) on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots to black screen after upgrade from 13.10 - no display, problem seems to be X connected

I just spent a day trying to work around my newly upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 booting into a black screen without success and becoming seriously desperate. What I did: Upgrade to 14.04 LTS from 13.10 via ...
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Computer starts, then asks for login, and then crashes

I recently replaced my REALLY old windows OS with Ubuntu, and it looks like it works at first glance. When I attempt to log in, however, it accepts my username and password, then goes into what I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server monitor goes into sleep mode (no display) after fresh install [duplicate]

For some reason I can boot and either use Ubuntu 12.04 server edition, or desktop version. I can live boot the disk, I can go through the installer, or even use the ubuntu alternate installer. But ...
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How can i make VM to fully cover the screen in KVM?

I installed Debian Wheezy in KVM using virtual machine manager. VM doesn't fully cover the screen, with large gaps in both sides of screen as seen in pictures below. How can i make VM to fully cover ...
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Ubuntu is booting on acer e1-510 laptop, but screen displays nothing

Tried loading ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit as well 64 bit) through bootable usb , on a brand new 64-bit acer E1-510 laptop. It shows the 'Try ubuntu without installing screen' and I selected that option. But ...
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Why do my display settings revert after I reboot?

Specifically, I have to set which of my two monitors is on the right every time I reboot. I'm using gnome-control-center, in Gnome3. Ubuntu 14.04. Why are my settings being reverted when I reboot?
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how to scale all controls equally with high resolution display setting?

I've had some success using Unity on a high resolution display (mac retina) by adjusting the 'Scale for menu and title bars' ratio (see image below); however, some of the icons (including sliders and ...
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Low display resolution in Ubuntu 14.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but its graphics/display resolution is too low. I am getting only 2 options in my Appearance setting, i.e. 1024x786 (4:3) and 800x600, with Unknown Display option. ...
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Need help with AMD catalyst control center

I just built my first HTPC and I hooked it up to my Sony KDS-R60XBR1 and I am having display issues. I believe this is only a 1080i display and when I select 1920x1080 on the resolution I get strange ...
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Quick swapping multiple monitors with compiz

I've looked at some of the previous askubuntu questions and didn't see how I might go about doing this. I have two monitors, and soon will have a third. I'd like to set up keyboard triggers that ...
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Wrong resolution on ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system. My graphics card is an NVidia 8800GTS. For some reason ubuntu detect that my screen resolution is up to 1024x1280. I have already installed the NVidia ...
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1152×864 Screen display resolution

Help, i need to change my screen to 1152x864. It is stuck 1024x768. I have a graphics card which is unknown to Ubuntu so i have to change the screen manually. I'm using xrandr and i got help getting ...
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Touch screen and two monitors

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04.4. I have two monitors (one touchscreen and one regular). I've used xrandr to set regular screen right of touch screen, so extended display. Now ubuntu thinks the entire ...
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how to open cygwin's xemacs on an ubuntu's active xorg server?

I have a windows box and an ubuntu box. ubuntu start up completed, obviously with Xorg server running without any problems. ran the command: xhost + so that there should NOT be any problems ...
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Getting an XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment error while trying to reload Unity!

My unity stopped loading, icons and dash wouldn't appear. So I searched around here and found the following link. I have tried all the answers provided here Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no ...
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Wrong display diagonal size

Absolutely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, but the side menu and top menu do not appear on the screen. I have tried finding a way to fixcitcwith xrandr, but no luck so far. The displays menu shows ...
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How to get all ubuntu programms back to fullscreen size after I'm not sure what I did?

I somehow managed to loose the ability of all my programs to resize on Ubuntu. Not sure what I did, but I thought I saw a popup open and being blocked in Firefox and after that all my programms ...
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external laptop monitor stays black after screensaver powers it off

I have a Dell XPS 14 with two HDMI outputs and two external monitors. I'm running 12.04, fully updated as of 2014-05-26. Here's what xrandr -q reports: xps% xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, ...
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Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen

What are the steps you need to adapt Ubuntu on a fresh installed Laptop with a high resolution display? I have a display with 3200x1600px on only 11'' which is all realy tiny.
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Black blank screen after restarting, but after logout the screen resumes to the way it was

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 then following some webpages from internet i tried o install a couple of softwares including - Gnome by sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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Dual External Monitor Bumblebee/Nvidia (or withoout Bumblebee)

I have installed and configured Bumblebee on my Dell XPS 17 with an Nvidia GT555m. I would like to use my two external monitors with the laptop closed, but it's giving me all sorts of difficulty. Is ...
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Overscan fixed: but only temporarily. Need assistance with NVIDIA X Server Settings dialogue

I have troubles getting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to display properly on my HDTV. My problem is that when I log out or shut down, Ubuntu switches screen resolution from 1920x1080 to "Auto"and forgets my ...
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Unable to get second monitor to work

I'm very new to Ubuntu to please take that into consideration with your replies. We have some old laptops that we are trying to use to just display a website on our TV in our office. I have installed ...
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How to disable Light Locker and Splash screen on laptop screen (only display on external monitor) in Xubuntu 14.04

I have changed settings in Xubuntu 14.04 so that my laptop screen (which is partially broken) is disabled after logging in, and the desktop is only displayed on my external monitor. I did this via ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 display problem when starting the system

I just installed ubuntu weeks ago on my laptop Toshiba Satellite P845t-S4310, and it works good, thing is that I always use it with a secondary monitor, and it seems to bring me some issues. When I ...
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how do I get multiple available resolutions in Ubuntu via HyperV?

This thread is nearly identical but was no help. Running Ubuntu 12 in HyperV (the only virtualization I have available) on another machine. I'm connecting to the machine with 5nine Manager. ...
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Xscreensaver is not running

I am new to Ubuntu and have just started using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit in my desktop. I have two problems. I have installed Xscreensaver. But the problem is that, Xscreensaver does not seem to work. ...
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how can i set a resolution of 1366x768 in a Dell Inspiron N5010

how can i set a resolution of 1366x768 in Dell Inspiron N5010 as its my native resolution within ubuntu 14.04 the only available resolution is 1024 x 768 please help !!!
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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 ...