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

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Can't see desktop

I tried to remove the guest account following the instructions on this page Removing Guest Session at login in Ubuntu 14.04 I followed the steps and then restarted the laptop. As usual the Lenovo ...
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Ubuntu on VMware Fusion resolution not changeable from 800x600

On Ubuntu in "Systems Setting" --> "Display", I only see 800x600 resolution option. As I change the size of the VM window, it just expands/shrink accordingly, maintaining the same ratio (800x600) that ...
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Desktop won't display properly on monitor (VGA)

It flickered a lot during the 12.04 LTS install (it was still usable though), and the login screen is fine. But as soon as I log in, the desktop doesn't display properly, all I see is a black screen ...
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Display bug on resolution > 800 / ubuntu 14 on VMware

I moved a VM to a laptop (1366x768). Now I have a problem with the resolution. Everything is ok on 800x600. If I change the resolution to something higher than 800 (eg: 1024x768..), then, ...
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Lubuntu: my screen needs a serious reset

I am building my own custom Lubuntu (based on lubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso) system image under VMware 8. It works fine, except the system a nasty tendency of screwing up the display IF I relogin ...
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$DISPLAY environment variable changes upon (almost) every reboot

I am facing a very strange problem. I have a one display connected to my PC. However the $DISPLAY variable changes almost every time I reboot. For now it is :0.0, but before reboot it was :1.0. There ...
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How can I affect the whole screen?

Some background: I sometimes have things that I need to do at regular intervals (e.g. every half hour) or schedule for a time in the future, and I need some way to alert me. I find that small alarms ...
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How can I change power settings automatically while running VLC in Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I usually play video using VLC media player. The problem I am having is, after 10 or 15 minutes computer turn off its display, even the video is running in the ...
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Monitor Out of frequency when installing os from DVD

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my friend's PC which has CRT 14" LG monitor but When it boots form DVD, I am getting following error: Also when Using option "Try Ubuntu", Getting same error! ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, monitor says mode unsupported/out of range [duplicate]

Monitor says mode unsupported/out of range during installation of ubuntu 14.04 and never boots to the ubuntu desktop.
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How to enable the Mirror Displays checkbox.It always disabled

who can help me and what information could I give?
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Login screen not showing after connincting to a bigger display ( a monitor )!

So, I have ubuntu 12.04 lts on my laptop and I got a new monitor so I connected the monitor to the laptop to get a bigger display but the login screen won't show. Can anyone tell me how do I fix this? ...
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external monitor can't display max resolution

I had been using an external monitor, an old Dell Inc. 19" with Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, The resolution it displayed at was something like 1366x768 or 1366x1024, I can't remember exactly which ...
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When will ubuntu fully support high resolution displays

I've tried tinkering with font sizes in the unity-tweak-tool and changing the scale in the display but have been unable to find a workable solution. Will there be proper support for this in the ...
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Recent patch to 14.04LTS messed up screen display (Ubuntu in VMware Player) [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS under VMware player. Was up to date on patches, few days ago Ubuntu wanted more patches, I let it do it. After reboot, login works ok, then screen switches and displays three copies ...
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Display Problems running Ubuntu 12.04 in Windows VMware Player

I am posting this again because I have changed to VMWare Player and I discovered something new. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Guest) in VMWare Player 6.0.2 on Windows 7 64-bit Host. I have VMWare ...
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Adding 1600x900 screen resolution

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a Dell 17r se laptop with 1600x900 resolution. I use vmware to run Ubuntu 14.04 Lts on Windows 8.1 using Vmware. I have hd4000 and Nvidia 650m gpu in my laptop. Now the ...
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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 !!!