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

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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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Fonts blurred/corrupted

I'm running 13.04 64 bit on an Intel Core 2 Duo laptop. The problem I have is visible in the attached screen shots. Using browser Desktop I've installed Cinnamon,KDE and removed KDE. I haven't ...
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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 ...
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Resolution settings all missing after Ubuntu updates

I have a Dell XPS13 with Ubuntu 12.04. After installing a bunch of updates that were automatically recommended, I am experiencing a number of issues. (One of them was my touchpad no longer working -- ...
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Shift running X window (display environment) on SSH X11 forwarding

I want to see remotely some running GUI application without kill the current process, I have tried vnc and xrdp, xrdp opens a new blank session, so it is not for me, vnc is good, but not exactly what ...
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Is it possible to have two different DPI configurations for two different screens?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.3 with NVidia drivers (319) for my Quadro K2100M graphic card, and when I switch my main 3200x1800 laptop screen to mode 1920x1080 (using nvidia-settings), the display goes ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Dual Monitor Display Radeon

I recently purchased an external monitor to use with my laptop for a dual screen setup. My laptop is an HP Pavilion g6 and is running Ubuntu 13.10, along with the Radeon graphics driver. I plug in the ...
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Blank Screen upon login after installing openGL

I have an Inspiron N5010 running Ubuntu13.10 64b. It uses Intal HD Graphics (i.e. no ATI/Nvidia graphics card) I need a software that uses OpenGL, and I installed multiple packages using synaptic ...
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Black Display in Xubuntu 13.10

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 a while ago. Everything was great up until just now when I tried to connect to an external monitor. After connecting the VGA cable from my laptop to the monitor I tried to ...
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How to add a 'RAM usage' icon on the panel in LXDE

Sp, I have a 'CPU usage' icon on my panel in LXDE in Ubuntu but want o monitor my RAM usage as my RAM is only 512 MB
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lubuntu won't display on both monitors at the same time

I can get Lubuntu 13.10 to display my desktop on either screen, but it refuses to display on both at the same time. Changing the resolution of a screen generally toggles which screen is displayed; ...
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Display issue on Ubuntu 12.04 with Thinkpad SL500

I installed Ubunutu 12.04 to a thinkpad SL500 (only OS on the machine), it worked fine once installed, I was making some changes to the configurations (installing some development packages and setting ...
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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 ...