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

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Recommended vertical refresh and horizontal sync rates for xorg?

Are there recommended vertical refresh and horizontal sync rates to put in xorg.conf that will work universally? ie. will work no matter what monitor you have? I previously intended to put random ...
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Ubuntu detecting two external monitors as only one?

I have two external monitors connected to my laptop via docking station. With my laptop lid closed, displays is showing only two monitors 1) Built in Display and 2) Dell Inc 22" second external ...
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Fonts displayed incorrectly on 15.10

I recently have installed Ubuntu and got this disorder problem on my screen. With those missing or incorrectly displayed letters everywhere, it's impossible to read anything. What shall I do, will I ...
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Desktop is horizontally stretched and doesn't fit the monitor display space

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.04, and with it the latest stable version of the nVidia Display Driver (352.55) for my GTX 650, downloaded from the community nVdia driver repository. After ...
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Can I make centered desktop notifications?

Edit Now I am currently using osd_cat, installed with xosd. It does the job perfectly for me since it is customizeable to my needs. You can even choose a font from the output of xlsfonts Original ...
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When a VGA monitor is enabled, laptop display goes black and stays that way until reboot

OS: Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 Laptop: asus N56DP GPU: HD7660G and HD7730M Driver: free / radeon by black I mean blank with backlight on, changing tty(Ctrl+Alt+FX) doesn't help. if the display is ...
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Laptop built-in monitor not detected, dual GPU

The built-in monitor of my laptop seems to be not recognized by Ubuntu. The screen is black though illuminated. External monitor connected through HDMI works just fine. Doesn't matter if plugged in ...
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after upgrading 14.04 my display is locked at one resolution and I cannot change it from the GUI

I recently let my 12.04 Ubuntu HTPC upgrade to 14.04 after doing so, the resolution my system's oboard ATI Radeon card will only display is 1400 X 900 to a 55inch Video 1080P display, when I was ...
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Can't connect dvi hdmi to LG tv

I have a 2009 macbook with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. somehow my LG tv doesn't recognize the DVI to HDMI. Is there some driver i need to install by the way I'm completely new to Linux thank you for your help. ...
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GRUB Screen disappeared

I have a dual boot Windows/Ubuntu laptop and I recently upgraded to Windows 10 (might be relevant). After a month or so, the GRUB menu stopped appearing out of the blue. Despite running boot-repair ...
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Need some help on the XRandR --fb command

Recently I've been playing around with xrandr looking through man etc., so that I can finally find a way of getting randr to work on all systems - without getting Gamma Failed, BadName and BadMatch ...
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Screen position changed after changing resolution using xrandr

I just got a new ubuntu 14.04 PC at work (I am already using another Windows 7 PC) and found that it had a low resolution (1024x768) set by default, while the ideal resolution for my monitor is ...
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Options for external monitor display

Every time I plug in an external monitor via hdmi, I get presented four options, of which the only 'extend' option is to extend the display to the right. The way my desk is set up, I need to extend ...
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Second monitor not detected on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I am trying to hook up two monitors to my Ubuntu 14.04.3 desktop. My First monitor is connected to the CPU via an RS-232 cable, and is up and running. The second monitor is connected to a display link ...
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Screen flickering with Ubuntu 15 on MSI PE 60 2QE

My new MSI PE60 2QE laptop mounts an Intel Integrated Graphics Chipset 5600 connected to a Samsung 156HL01-102 display. The display works perfectly when I boot with the "nomodeset" parameter in the ...
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Monodevelop on (G)Ubuntu: Bad scaling on HiDPI Display

I am trying out to use MonoDevelop on a Dell XPS 13 (13 inch screen with 3200x1800 resolution). I have set the window scaling property in the gnome tweak tool to "2" and most applications behave ...
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Asus Strix GTX970 Unable to get 1920x1080 Resolution Ubuntu 14.04

Been using linux off and on for a while now, and I have never had a graphics card issue until now. Built a new PC, was running Windows 8.1 on it. Ran just fine, I was able to pull 1920x1080 all day ...
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How come after first install can only boot in recovery with video=800x600 acpi=off nomodereset hp mini 1030 14 lts

Having this problem with both Ubuntu 14 lts and Lulbuntu 14 lts. n270 processor. note I had to use video=800x600-24@60 to install Please help me so I can boot in in regular mode! thanks!
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Dual screen monitors - window sizes not proportionate to monitor

I run dual screen monitors on ubuntu 15.04 with nvidia drivers, and I've been doing so for months now. Normally, I don't have many problems with it but recently, it's been bothering me. The sizes of ...
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Resulution problem after installing NVIDIA binary driver (v346.96)

The screen is now 1024x768 (4:3) resolution, and I can't change that, when I turn on my computer a boot error shows up, maybe this two problems are matches, but I'm not too sure... (ACPI PCC probe ...
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14.04 - Mouse cursor disappears when I point it over the top bar

Mouse cursor disappears when I point it over the top bar; otherwise it works very well. I have already executed the command that shared in some other posts: gsettings set ...
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Bottom half of vertical monitor is blank after updating video drivers

I've edited the title of this question, because one answer below created a new problem in the process of solving the first problem. Just this morning I downloaded the latest Kernel (3.19.0-30). When ...
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Ubuntu 14 display problem on Virtualbox [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14 on Virtualbox on my Macbook pro and I am facing some problems with its display. it seems that it is not properly scaled and i cant even access/change the display ...
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GeForce 750 Ti - Dual monitor, both display black out soon as I plug the second monitor in.

I'm new to Ubuntu, especially Linux in general. If it's a very obvious issue, then I apologise! The first monitor works fine but when I plug in the second cable, both screens go black and there's a ...
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arrange windows by script

I'm using my laptop in different configurations. Sometimes i'm using only laptop, with LVDS1 output. Sometimes i've one monitor(DP1) on right of LVDS. Sometimes on left. Sometimes i have two ...
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Could not set the configuration for crtc 64 (15.04)

Sometimes when I attach an second LCD monitor (iiyama ProLite E2407HDSV) to my Asus N56J laptop and I try to extend my laptop monitor with the LCD I get the error: could not set the configuration for ...
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is xrandr the right tool for fixing overscan?

I have a laptop with Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 on it. I figure askubuntu should still get me the info, since Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu. I use the laptop as a media center device and hooked it up ...
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Dual external monitors with 2 dual-mode DisplayPort ports

I have an HP Elitebook laptop with a docking station. The docking station has two dual-mode DisplayPort ports, and I have a monitor hooked to both. In Windows, I can get both monitors working ...
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Spreading the desktop across 3 displays (14.04)

I would like to spread my desktop across 3 monitors, having been using only 2 until now against my GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2. I have read mixed accounts of whether that is possible or not, some of them ...
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monitor resolution reseted after reboot (one monitor)

I have a computer with ONLY ONE MONITOR - these are the specs: Ubuntu 15.04 - 32 bits Processor Intel® Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz × 2 Graphics Intel® G33 x86/MMX/SSE2 $ lspci -v | grep -i ...
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Ubuntu says I have two display and cursor flickers

Hello I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my macbook pro and I'm having an issue with the display settings on it. My cursor seems to flicker and disappear most of the time. I also noticed I have two ...
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SyncMaster CA750 dont display image, but docking part is working

I just freshly installed my first Ubuntu. My main problem is that I have a Samsung SyncMaster CA750 display, and it's not working. I can not really find a driver for the monitor, I want to use it ...
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Dell monitor gets detected,and goes blank

I connected my extra DELL LCD monitor to my lenovo G505s 20255 laptop. The monitor was not getting detected and as found in one of the answers I did a system test(Applications-->System ...
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Monitor flickering after standby mode Ubuntu 14.04

My ultra book Dell Latitude E7450 is mounted on top of docker station. From docker I send video signal via 2 DVI outputs to two external monitors. One of my external monitors starts flickering after ...
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Display flickering and going black on 15.04 - Lenovo Y40-70

The Problem: The problem began a few weeks ago when my display started to flicker on the login screen. Recently the flickering became much worse, especially when browsing the web. Any update to the ...
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Gigabyte Brix Projector Runnin Ubuntu

I am considering getting a Gigabyte Brix Projector BXPi3-4010, and putting Ubuntu on it. However, the "Gigabyte Display Switcher" only runs on Windows. Is there any way for me to switch between the ...
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Black Screen - Unsupported Resolution

I have an ultra wide screen monitor from LG (29UC97C-B) which seems to be not supported by Ubuntu. Shortly, before the Login screen should be visible, the monitore becomes black and prints something ...
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High Resolution looks Zoomed

I reformatted this Ubuntu Gnome machine that went from 13.10 up to a 15.10 beta over the last few years, after fiddling with the beta, it wasn't able to boot or be repaired. I installed a fresh ...
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Triple monitor desktop doesn't work completely

I have a docking station with two monitors hooked up to it. I use the laptop screen along with the two monitors for a three monitor set up. If I connect the turned-off laptop to the docking station ...
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Can't add Custom Resolution

sudo cvt 1920 1080 60 Declare New Resolution Part of the output should be similar to this: "Modeline "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync" (w/o the quotes) ...
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How to use graphics card only for deep learning and not display?

I have a 2 GB graphics card which I am using for training deep learning models on large data. But it's hampering my display (showing weird color pixels on the screen) while running the program. Is it ...
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How do I setup another monitor with Ubuntu VM (virtualbox)?

I am running Windows 7 host, Ubuntu guest inside of Virtualbox. I have installed guest additions, but when I go to display settings it stills says Unknown Display and doesn't let me add another ...
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Getting 2560x1600 resolution from Apple 30" Cinema Display

tl,dr: How do I get the 2560x1600 @60fps resolution from my Apple 30" Cinema Display? Edited: Startech.com confirms the HDMI-to-DVI-D adaptor is dual channel. I don't have enough reputation to give ...
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Display Setting changes in a loop with every keypress after resuming from suspend

This problem usually happens after resuming from suspend: With every keypress the system by itself changes the display setting. With a dual display setup (laptop + monitor) the settings change in a ...
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How do I set new screen resolution for a headless server (using teamviewer 10 )

I have done a lot of Googling and I can't make sense of all the information. I want to remotely operate a Lubuntu 14.04 machine from another of the same type. The remote machine has no monitor ...
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xcalib is not working on ubuntu 14.04

I installed xcalib using: sudo apt-get install xcalib Then I could invert color using: xcalib -i -a However after I restarted my computer this is not working. Why? I tried removing xcalib using ...
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How do I prevent the cursor from going to a monitor that is turned off?

I have a laptop which I connect to an external screen through HDMI, under Kubuntu 15.04. I have this external screen set to be the main screen, and the laptop screen set to turn off when I close the ...
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Ubuntu has wrong resolution and won't let me change it

Ubuntu 15.04 x64 gives me 800x600 when my screen can output 1600x900. I went into my display settings and there was only one option. Anything I can do to fix it? lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' ...
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HDMI ubuntu to Sony TV unsupported signal

I have a Toshiba Netbook NB510, I used to connect it via HDMI to my Sony Screen to watch movies and such on Windows 7, no problems whatsoever. And then I changed it for Linux mint, and it had some ...
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Distorted Home Folder Display

I am using 14.04.3 LTS. Whenever I open my home folder for the first time after my laptop has booted I get the following distorted display, which becomes normal after few moments. How can I fix this? ...