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Xubuntu 14.04 does not detect second monitor

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two interfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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I have a problem with my desktop [duplicate]

There's something wrong with my desktop. Yesterday, I was using my laptop (Toshiba Satellite L655) as usual. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed, and everything was ok. I never had any problem before. ...
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Compiz got removed by chance and ubuntu dashboard and other features are not working.(Ubuntu 14.04)

I tried the following getting compiz back after removing ccsm gives me an error like no module named pygtk I tried this as well Can't start unity from command line Tried this as well ...
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Blank screen while booting Ubuntu server 14.04 on Atom N2600

I just bought a Jetway computer with 2GB ram and 60GB SSD. It is intended to be used as firewall and I installed Ubuntu server 14.04 32bit on it without any problem. Booting starts perfectly with ...
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Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two in4terfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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Automatic display detection not working correctly anymore on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there a way to check history of all updates automatically installed by "Software & Updates"? Today after updating some packages, automatic detection of connected displays was somehow ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 gui not working after login [duplicate]

Yesterday I update ubuntu 14.04. It asked to restart the pc, after restarting it and logging into my account, only wallpaper is displayed. I tried the following by pressing ctrl+alt+f1 : sudo apt-get ...
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Disable laptop display before login

I am looking for a way to disable my laptop's built in display before (or right at) the login screen on Ubuntu 14.04. I have a second monitor, and want to only use that. I already have changed the ...
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Multiple unity bars on 1 display since software update (ubuntu 14.04)

I am a new user of Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bits, in a virtual machine under VMware Player 6.0.2 build-1744117 running in Windows 7 64-bits). Everything was working fine, but yesterday, I made a ...
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No TTY after installing NVIDIA Driver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04, I used the command line to install the nvidia drivers to my computer. Now, if I try to open any of the 6 TTYs, I lose all display and my monitor cuts off until I ...
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Gnome problem with 14.04

I got an install of 14.04 Server on my VPS. I then installed the GUI with: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop, then installed VNC with vnc4server. Now I have this really, bugged gray screen instead ...
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How to duplicate two displays of three in total in Ubuntu 14.04?

Two displays, which I want to make mirror, have the same resolution (1920x1080). One of them is TV on a wall :) It's not very comfortable to move content to TV each time, because it's behind me. I ...
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Only one external screen deteced and the other one is mirrored

I am very new to Ubuntu. I have dell laptop E5440 with Ubuntu 14.04 connected to a dock with 2 DVI-D port and one VGI port. I am trying to setup my two HP external screens to be extended but I am ...
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Opening Firefox on second display at startup

I have attached two monitos: 1 dvi (primary) 1 HDMI. I have added this at startup app list to load Firefox at bootup: firefox -P TV -url "http://mylocaldom.com" -no-remote This is the output of ...
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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 ...