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 12.04 blanks the display unless the mouse is moved at least once after boot

I am trying to deploy a bunch of machines without any KB/mouse, only a display. Their job is to launch Firefox and immediately display a URL full screen. Everything is working except that the ...
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How to list active displays (on command line)?

xrandr -q gives me a list of connected displays, but how can I find out (script friendly) if a display is currently active? Context: I would like to write a script to toggle a Display. If it's ...
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How to fix: Firefox Flash video doesn't cancel display suspend?

I'd glad to see a solution not related to display suspension delay (got reasoned 1 min), that will make videos played in Firefox via Flash cancel display suspending. It's okay in Totem - while playing ...
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How to fix: too short external monitor's resolution after HDMI reconnect until reboot?

Is there a way to force the system to always set the same resolution for specific display regardless to anything? I am working on a notebook with external monitor via HDMI and experiencing the same ...
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Steam not working on dual monitors

I recently got a second monitor and since setting it up my Steam has failed to load ever since. It isn't a Steam problem, because I unplugged my 2nd monitor and it loaded again. Also, Unity3d has ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps changing the display settings. Dual Monitor

I have an Alienware M17xR4 with Radeon HD 7970m, driver installed is VESA:WIMBLEDON. I usually use my notebook at home or at work... At work I have the possibility to use a dual monitor setting, to ...
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Lubuntu suddenly black screen after login

So having Lubuntu on Laptop. The laptop screen is broken (flickering and such) so usually using a the TV or a monitor connected to the laptop to do stuff. Now for some reason when starting it goes to ...
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Mouse disappearing (problems with Display)

Since I installed Ubuntu 13.10, the mouse pointer disappear (not blink, really disappear). I can still move, click normally, but the cursor doesn't appear. Everytime this happens, on the Settings > ...
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After Ubuntu update display size is 7" and it loads a Mobile version of Ubuntu

Using Ubuntu 13.10 after the latest update I restarted. Now there is no mouse cursor, the screen resolution has changed to 1920x1080 and the text is unnecessarily huge. I managed to get to the display ...
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no display backlight after boot on my notebook

i insttalled ubuntu 13.10 on my COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ-41 209TU notebook.but whenever it comes on login screen, display backlight turns to 0.why?please help me.
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I get a black screen while installing Ubuntu

When I started installing Ubuntu 12.04 the loading screen appeared, but later the display gets off. It Blacked out with no display. My PC config : Intel Core I3 2100 @ 3.10 GHz 4 GB Transcend Ram ...
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How can I display laptop screen on the TV by HDMI in Kubuntu

I have installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. My problem is when I connect HDMI cable between my laptop and TV. Two screens will work: *screen 1 (Laptop) *screen 2 (TV) how can I change them to be ...
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Display Driver and Resolution Issues

I'm recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my PC and it was working fine. However, I was messing around with Conky (the system resource monitor) and was having some issues. I did a little research and ...
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making game fullscreen with PlayOnLinux

I'm fairly new to PlayOnLinux and am attempting to play Mass Effect (via Steam) on Ubuntu 13.10 with a display of 1920 x 1080. In order to get the game running without screwing up the display, I ...
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13.10 brightness flickering MSI Wind U100

Vanilla install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my MSI Wind U100. Intel graphics card I think. Auto brightness flickers up and down, brightness hud display top-right also flickers. Interrupts input so need to ...
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VLC media player flickering

I am using ubuntu 12.04 as my operating system currently. Recently, I updated my system using the following commands:- sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade After updating,my system, ...
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How to save display configuration after super+P?

When I switch display settings by pressing Super+P, the original settings are not saved and I have to reconfigure that my second monitor is above my first monitor. Is there a way to fix this?
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How to enable monitor from terminal?

I accidentally disabled my monitors, so when I log in I land on a blank, back-lit screen. I can open terminals with Ctrl+Alt+F#, so how do I enable the monitor from terminal? I tried xrandr, but it ...
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Touchscreen Input Doesn't Rotate: Lenovo Yoga 13

After receiving a Lenovo Yoga 13 for Christmas, I have been pleased with its performance with Ubuntu. It is easy to change the display orientation under the Display settings menu or by typing, e.g. ...
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XServer No Longer loading correctly after login

I seem to be at a dead end regarding my desktop and display drivers. Long story short, I bought a VGA to HDMI converter for an old external HP Monitor (HP LE1901w). I hooked it up through my HDMI port ...
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Menu bar flashes and Unity menu does not display under Saucy

I'm running a fairly new installation of Saucy on a (mostly) stock DELL Dimension 9150. My menu bar started flashing today; actually, the upper quarter of my screen flashes erratically unless I'm ...
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udev + xrandr to set display gamma when plugging in a display works briefly, but gets overridden

I'm using a script like this to set the gamma values of my laptop screen and external monitor: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 export XAUTHORITY=/home/peat/.Xauthority xrandr --output LVDS1 --gamma ...
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DISPLAY command on the command line

What does the command export DISPLAY=:0on terminal do ?? Is it possible to change the number from 0 to some other value..
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How to calibrate an Interactive Whiteboard

After plugging an interactive whiteboard (Panasonic UB-T580) I've surprisingly found it was working in some way. Everything done in the whiteboard was reproduced in the computer display but without ...
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Login window in Ubuntu does not get black after some time

I have Ubuntu 13.10 running. When I log-out from the machine, the screen does not get black or it does not show any screen-saver. What could be the issue?
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Can't get past splash screen on 13.10 boot

I have just updated to 13.10. The system boots and loads, and the GUI login screen appears. After logging in, however, I am left with the colorful splash screen and nothing else happens. I can use ...
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No display after connecting tv over HDMI on both tv and laptop screen

Yesterday I wanted to watch a movie on my tv so I plugged my TV to the HDMI port of my laptop. At first it didn't show my tv as a second screen so I went to settings -> display and enabled my tv. But ...
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Where do I get display drivers for Viewsonic VA1948M-LED? [closed]

I have a Viewsonic VA1948M-LED display and Ubuntu does not recognize the display so I only get two resolution choices.
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Display -> System Settings no icons are available

When I go to Displays in Ubuntu 13.10 I get this: Can you help me please ? Regards.
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Blender causes my screen backlights to flicker

I am using a desktop with a Radeon HD 5xxx CGU. Every time I work with Blender (no matter the version), my screen flickers at what seems to be random times (meaning I don't feel I am doing anything ...
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Add asymmetrical margin on LCD display?

My old laptop display is starting to break, and I have many dead pixels and other physical issues on the left side of the screen only. Of course I should get a new monitor (or ideally a new laptop), ...
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Secondary monitor on Ubuntu 12.04 resets to a lower resolution

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 PC with 2 monitors - a 17" 1280x1024 LCD and a 23" 1980x1080 LCD. The 17" monitor is shared by 2 PCs via a VGA KVM switch, and sometimes when I switch back to the Ubuntu PC, the ...
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Setting DVI monitor as primary display

I'm trying to set things for Youtube hangouts and capturing my desktop but it always records my secondary monitor instead of my moin one. None of the following works: Setting the primary display in ...
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Lubuntu VM - how to make external monitor on left side of primary monitor

I am using lubuntu as a virtual machine and my host OS is windows 8 and I connected an external monitor and it is to the right of my primary monitor. How do I change it so that it is to the left of my ...
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How to change color balance of the monitor

I'd like to change the default (white) color on my laptop display. Right now the color is too blue-like, the best comparison I can make is that it emits color similar to Xenon lights on cars. I have ...
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When switching to a higher resolution get badly readable text

I've got a display that should be able to handle 2560*1600 (Lenovo ThinkVision 3053) and a rather recent nvidia card (Geforce 780). The hardware should be able to support this resolution but I can't ...
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How can I determine what is blanking my screen?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 which drives a monitor in the hallway in our office. I use a scheduled task to turn the monitor on and off each day when people are out of the office. At the end ...
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Unknown display besides laptop Built-in display. Old question but with no answers

After my update from 12.04 to 13.10 my display configuration started showing an extra unknown monitor, even though I have nothing connected. lscpi: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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AMD 7970m Catalyst Driver Not Working (Black Screen With Cursor) in Ubuntu 13.10

So, this is an issue that I have not encountered before. After installing the most recent AMD drivers from fglrx through the "Software & Updates" package, the screen goes black and there is only a ...
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ubuntu vm launcher and topbar not displaying properly in kvm

I am new to kvm. I installed a ubuntu vm on ubuntu host earlier and there was no problem. But that vm had to be completely reinstalled after some experimentation messed it up. Everything went well ...
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Black screen before login

I'm having some trouble with my xubuntu. It was running just fine yesterday but it's not working today. I remember that I've flipped the power switch during the last shutdown (because it was taking ...
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Ubuntu on Mac Mini Monitor Display

I have Ubuntu installed in two machines: a laptop and a Mac Mini. While in the Laptop the screen is fine, on Mac Mini the resolutions option showing are only two and neither match perfectly well. ...
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Display problem black screen

I have installed UBUNTU 12.04LTS on my desktop. However, during work, the display suddenly becomes black. As the cursor is moved, it starts displaying the normal background as if it is being painted ...
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Garbled Screen after login

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a Sony VIAO. After logging in (login screen works fine) I get a garbled (unreadable) screen. The mouse does work, but as I move the mouse or click, the screen ...
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Display Switches at Start Up

I recently installed Ubuntu on a spare PC of mine and I plan on using it in conjunction with my HDTV and a webcam to Skype relatives back home. I have run into an issue that I haven't been able to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is hanging and boot stucks up

After I updated the nVidia graphic drivers of GeForce 8400GS to 33.182 WHQL Driver ,the Ubuntu 13.10 stops booting up and gets stuck on boot Please provide me drivers so that I can run my Ubuntu ...
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Half/quarter of the native resolution on a MacBook with Retina display

I have a MacBook Pro notebook with native resolution of 2560x1600 which makes all my desktop details unreadable. I tried increasing DPI, but icons remain small, so I decided to decrease display ...
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Acer Emachines Screen Jumbled

I have an Acer emachines El321-18se that uses an NVIDIA GeForce graphics. I recently installe Ubuntu 13.04 and from time to time the screen gets jumbled and distorted. I try to recreate the issue but ...
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Display going out during install

I'm installing Ubuntu from a USB stick to a blank USB and every time I go through the installation process (whether it be through the display port of my GPU or without the GPU and straight out of the ...
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Graphics issues when loading the live environment to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on my PC. When I boot, it displays the Ubuntu Logo and it is running something in the terminal (I think it is extracting vmlinuz). After that, it just ...