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 13.10 - is crashing the display not stable, how to fix it? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit latest version is installed in the HP EliteOne 800 all-in-one touch screen PC. Display is breaking over and over. is 13.10 stable yet? Its not working at all. Tried with Dell ...
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Can't set native resolution

My Lenovo T61 has a native resolution of 1440x900, but Ubuntu will allow me nothing higher than 1024x768. What can I do? I should at least be able to go up to the native resolution of the laptop.
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Display occasionally cuts out and shows black screen and dmesg output

Like I said in the title, my display occasionally cuts out and shows only a console-like display of the dmesg output, black background, white monospace font. I am often able to fix this by ...
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VGA out to Vizio HDTV display problem

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 with an integrated Intel® 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2. I'm trying to connect my HP netbook to my 42" Visio HDTV via VGA. It works, but not too well. I get one of two results when ...
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wrong resolution on an attached projector to desktop pc (with nvidia gpu, set as “twinview”)

I have an NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 gpu on a ubuntu 13.04, with driver v.319 . The primary monitor (res. 1280x1024) is connected to the display port of the card (1 or the 2). The gpu has a DVI output , ...
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Change resolution on Lenovo B590 to 1600x900, Ubuntu 12.04LTS permenently?

Using Lenovo B590 my max res in Displays is currently 1366x768. im trying to change it to 1600x900. i tried following this guide: ...
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No HDMI output decteded

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and trying to connect to my TV using the HDMI port on my computer. But nothing happens when I plug it in, and clicking on Detect Displays in the display settings does nothing. ...
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xUbuntu 13.10 display not working after install inc. kUbuntu and Ubuntu

I tried installing a fresh copy of xUbuntu 13.10 on my ASRock 970 UEFI mother with a Sapphire R9 280x video card. xUbuntu installs fine but when it loads the OS.. I can see the mouse cursor but ...
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Display flicker on movies, websites, animation on Ubuntu 13.10 / nVidia restricted driver [closed]

I have been running Ubuntu 12.10 (Linux Mint 14) with the proprietary NVIDIA-updates driver without any problems (I don't know the version from that repository by heart) Recently, I installed Ubuntu ...
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external monitor no longer recognized when connected VGA, freezed computer when connected with HDMI

I'm using 13.04 on a thinkpad X230. I had routinely used a VGA cable to plug in my external ASUS monitor. when entering the "disply" app, ubuntu would recognize it as "ancor communications", and ...
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Netbook Will Not Display Boot After Intstalling 13.04 [duplicate]

I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 (32 bit) on my Dell Latitude 2120 Netbook.The install went fairly smooth and everything seemed to be alright. But now when I boot the computer it does not always ...
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How do I start a second X server with a framebuffer driver?

I would like to connect computer to a projector that has only a framebuffer driver. I was advised to start a second X server that would make use of this second "videocard" (framebuffer driver for a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can not show all resolutions of my Monitor

I have a problem about resolutions. I just open my computer and when it is opening Ubuntu gave and error message something like "errors have been founded .. for manual recovery s to skip continue to ...
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Ubuntu Hyper-V Guest Display Resolution

Good afternoon, I am trying to set up an Ubuntu guest on a Hyper-V server. I am relatively new to Linux so please bear with me, the VM is a test machine to get the hang of things and give Ubuntu a ...
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My display isn't working

So I installed ubuntu 13.04 by accident, and it would go to a black screen after logon. So i went and installed 12.04 over it. Now whenever I boot, my monitor says cannot use display mode, and after ...
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Installed Ubuntu through VM Ware 8.0.0, now the problem is Ubuntu is displaying in small window and how to maximize it

i have installed Ubuntu 13.10 thru VM ware workstation 8.0.0. now Ubuntu is displaying in small window and how i can maximize screen size which is equal to laptop screen. i tried all possible ways but ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Mirror Display Error

I've just upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.10 Saucy using dist-upgrade. After upgrading, I can't mirror my display when connected to a projector. It seems that it is related to this problem. Any solutions to ...
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How do I toggle screen geometry with hotkeys?

My main computer is a laptop with an external monitor and I need set up hotkeys to switch between two display modes: external monitor only (1920*1080) internal + external monitor (1280*800 + ...
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How do I prevent ubuntu server from blanking the screen? [duplicate]

I am running 12.04 ubuntu server and my screen blanks after some time. I am unabel to unblank it without power cycling the computer. I can however log in via ssh and type who see that the tty1 ...
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How do you get the display to automatically shut off in Ubuntu 13.10?

The display will not automatically turn off after 10 minutes, even though it is set to do so in the Brightness & Lock under System Settings. Running these commands in a terminal will cause the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 problem [duplicate]

I was upgrading to ubuntu 12.10 from ubuntu 12.04 lts. After the download during the installation period, the computer's screen got locked and when I tried to unlock the screen, the black screen ...
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Ubuntu extend desktop mode [acer 4732z]

I have acer 4732z with ubuntu 13.10 installed. but I can't get how to make it to extend desktop mode when I plug a monitor to my notebook. I only can switch to monitor only laptop display only ...
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compatibility issues with HD7990 graphics card

Just upgraded my graphics card from a HD6970 to a HD7990. Have tried Ubuntu 13.10, the last LTS and also Kubuntu 13.10 but none will run a display properly. Even when booting from a live USB/DVD I get ...
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Nitrogen dual display settings reset after period of time?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues with Nitrogen. Naturally, it resets when restarting the machine but I've changed my profile settings to restore once the terminal is open (so that's ...
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Computer is stuck : The system is running in low graphics mode [duplicate]

I hope you could help.. My wife was trying to install brushes on GIMP so she had to access the System Files. She was trying to unlock ROOT . The first command she (read in Ask Ubuntu that had to be ...
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Additional user cannot open display [duplicate]

I'm trying to use Wireshark as a non-root user. There is a user called wireshark on my system that is allegedly allowed to capture frames, so I try to run Wireshark as him. The problem is that when I ...
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Unable to configure third monitor (samsung syncmaster 943bx) with nvidia quadro4000

I have PNY-nvidia quadro 4000 with 3 display ports on my ubuntu 12.04 machine. I have successfully configured two monitors using 1 DVI-L port and 1 of the two display ports (with male display port to ...
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Ubutnu 13.10 won't display [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an older machine of mine which has an AMD processor and AMD graphics. When I attempt to boot it, I get a message saying to lower my monitor's resolution. This ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 white stripes on second monitor

My dual monitor settings worked perfectly fine until just recently. Now the resolution on the second monitor is very low and it shows white vertical stripes. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME 3.4. I ...
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Any tool to set the display resolution into custom size?

I am using one HD display machine from Teamviewer and my laptop does not support that resolution therefore it is really eye tiring to try. Now I need to change the resolution to that remote machine ...
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Screen dimming of movie on laptop when connected by hdmi to TV

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit. When I connect my Acer Aspire laptop to my TV using hdmi cable (with "Mirror displays" checked in the Displays window for System Settings), the normal (undarkened) picture ...
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Problems with ATI V9800

I just installed 12.04.1 to Dell R5500 workstation. The video card I am using is the ATI V9800. After the reboot the display is fragmented and I am unable to read the desktop. Has anyone seen this ...
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How to set my virtual box display for Red Hat Linux to 1366X768

I have installed Red Hat Linux on my virtual box and i can't set the display of VM to 1366X768. The display option in red hat linux shows only 1024x768, 800X600, 400x600.
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dark Screen all the times (not just during installation)

I know that there have been lots of question about Ubuntu dark screen, but mine is really different. I have been running Ubuntu without problem, but recently sometimes the screen is really dark (but ...
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How do you change which monitor displays the Grub login screen?

I have my computer plugged into my monitor and my Big screen TV through HDMI, whenever I boot it wants to show the Grub2 bootloader on the TV and not on the monitor, this hurts my neck .. lmao ... the ...
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Qumi Q5 and Ubuntu. Mirroring via Wifi

I have a projector that can work like access point. So I can mirror image from the screen of Android or PC to Projector. However, it lags. My question is is it possible to connect the projector as a ...
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External display suddenly not detected

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U410 running Ubuntu Desktop 13.04. I have an external monitor that I connect to via HDMI, and it's worked flawlessly for six months. I plug in my laptop, it detects the ...
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Using a QHD+ Display with Ubuntu 13.10

I'm planning on buying a Dell XPS 15 9530 (http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-15-9530/pd?oc=smx15w8p003&model_id=xps-15-9530), which only comes with a QHD+ display (3.200 x 1.880). I would ...
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External HDMI poor quality

When pluging an external HDMI display, it get detected and everything was supposed to be working right out of the box, except that when set the resolution to 1920x1080, the display on HDMI is really ...
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External monitor isn't recogized after waking up from sleep Ubuntu 13.10 MBP

After upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10, my external monitor isn't behaving the same. When I close the lid on my Macbook Pro, with the power cord plugged in, the computer goes to sleep (it should stay ...
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How to disable unity window open/close animation? (No third party software)

I am wondering how I can disable the maximize/minimize animation for ubuntu 13.10. I know there are other questions like this, but they are either directed to different ubuntu types, (Kubuntu, etc) or ...
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How to refresh display on Ubuntu 12.04

So does Ubuntu 12.04 have the windows equivalent to the "connect to projector" key functionality. I have a hardware problem on my laptop where the lcd screen goes white (and I know at some point I ...
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can't change screen resolution and login loop [duplicate]

Problem in steps. 1) i cant change screen resolution (my screen 1366x768 to 1024X768) 2) when i try to change resolution or create dual screen it kicks me to log in screen 3) after that i got login ...
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Make persistent expanded screen preferences when using multiple monitors

I'm currently running Xubuntu 13.10 with the 3.12rc7 kernel on a Sony Vaio Pro 13 notebook. When I connect my LCD TV through HDMI nothing happens in first instance. Only when I go to my display ...
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Screen SIZE (not resolution) question

I have 12.04 installed on a Dell Optiplex XE. I'm using an HDMI converter and my TV as a monitor. The desktop is slightly too large for the TV, as in about half the icon on the dock is off the screen ...
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Problem in removing packages

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 alongside w-7. I was trying to solve over heating problem. By mistake I installed 2 packages from Software Center. When I boot up PC next time it is giving me error like that ...
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13.10 not displaying on HDTV from boot

I am running 13.10 on my Dell Latitude E6410 as a media server with XBMC. Every now and then when I power on the laptop it fails to display on my Sony Bravia HDTV. I've the laptop connected to the ...
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Display is breaking up

Software loaded OK from CD onto a clean, brand new hard drive. Log in screen is OK. Once I log in and highlight anything on the left hand side menu the display breaks up and is unreadable (Bit like a ...
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No login screen after boot without external monitor

I've had this issue on multiple ubuntu based distros, the most recent being elementaryOS Luna. Basically, I keep my laptop plugged into a 1280x1024 monitor at home. Whenever my laptop is powered off ...
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Second monitor to mirror specific workspace

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME and I'm looking for a way of making a second monitor display a specific workspace, for example the 2. workpace. If I switch workspaces at the primary desktop, the second screen ...