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 Desktop shifted to right

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) Kernel : 3.5.0-18-generic I am encountering a strange problem, my whole desktop has shifted to right. This happened after I restored my system, I was getting a blank ...
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How can I fix display “out of range” message after install?

After installing Ubuntu server 12, I get the message "out of range" from my monitor (Asus vh236h). The PC is a Compaq Proliant ML310 G1. I have verified that it is up and running otherwise, by using ...
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Thinkpad T420 display port not detected

i'm trying to connect an external monitor to my Lenovo T420 using the DisplayPort but it's not working. If i connect it via VGA it works fine, but the image on the monitor is lacking sharpness and ...
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Kubuntu: no display configuration tool after upgrade from 12.10

After upgrading Kubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 there's no display configuration tool. I've installed kscreen package which wasn't selected during upgrade, but without any success. I've dual screen ...
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Everytime I reboot my video gets screwed up. Is there a way to safely reset the settings?

It seems my video get screwed up everytime I reboot. I have an hp pavillion dv7 running 64 bit ubuntu 13.04. I have 2 external monitors one through vga and one through hdmi and the laptop screen ...
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Display not showing properly in Ubuntu 13.04. 16:9 resolutions missing

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a PC with an integrated Intel display Intel® Ironlake Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2. The display is stuck to 1024x768 and can only be changed to 800x600. How do I get higher ...
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GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod

I am getting the following error GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface `org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.XRANDR_2' on object at path /org/gnome/SettingsDaemon/XRANDR ...
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Configure Atmel MaxTouch Digitizer on Samsung ATIV 6

I am trying to figure out how to configure the touch screen for my Samsung ATIV 6. I am running Kubuntu 13.04. It is an Amtel maXTouch Digitzer. It recognizes touch, but it only single clicks. Also, ...
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Screen turns off while watching video (VLC player & SM player)

I'm on ubuntu 12.04 and I've already read similar questions and answers regarding this issue but none of them reported the same problem as I have. The problem is that the screen turns off after 10 ...
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Lenovo T430s, Ubuntu 13.04, unknown monitor

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo T430s. I connected an external monitor via the VGA port (Samsung SyncMaster 2443). When I go to the Display settings, the monitor appears as "unknown", and ...
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Unable to change resolution back to normal [duplicate]

After fixing the "System runs in low graphic mode"-error, the resolution of my screen changed to 640x480. Obviously, this is not my native resolution. I cannot set it to the native resolution (1366 x ...
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Printing on Yocto MiniDisplay on System Startup

I have developed a C application and I am also using a Yocto_MiniDisplay, which prints some messages from the application. I need to start the application on System Start up, so that on the display ...
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upgraded to the newest upgrade and now there is white text on white windows with the default theme

The problem I am getting is the same in drop down menus and other things I was running the blue joy theme on lucid lynx before I upgraded and now its all wonky, I changed the appearances and it ...
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Display goes awry when waking from sleep

I just bought an Eee PC X101CH, and installed Lubuntu on it (i686 - the installer said the hardware couldn't support x64). Going to sleep goes fine, but when waking from it, the display is scrambled. ...
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Problem with newly installed Ubuntu 13.04

AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core processor 2.3 GHz 2GB RAM I Just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on the D: drive which has no other data in it. Windows8 is present on the C: drive. Ubuntu works fine till the login ...
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Why can I not see the whole window?

I have the following problem: my Lenovo ideapad S10e runs on Ubuntu 12.04 and everytime I open a window it doesn' show it entirely. Meaning: the buttons on the bottom are out of the displays range (I ...
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How to make ubuntu run as one screen on both laptop monitor and TV

I'm using my TV as a monitor to watch movies on my laptop, which is running 13.04, and I was wondering: how I can make it show my laptops screen on both my TV and laptop?
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20in iMAC-iSight - 12.04 Black Screen with Mouse Icon after boot

I recently installed 12.04 onto a iMAC G5 2.1 GHz PPC. The install went fine and I am able too successfully boot, however upon boot I only see a black screen with a mouse pointer. My issue is the ...
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No display after kernel update for 13.04. How can I fix it?

After updating the kernel of Ubuntu 13.04, there appears to be a display issue. When selecting the most recent version of Ubuntu to boot in the grub launcher (which I previously didn't have and now ...
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Video boots is laptop mode

I replaced a failed video card. Everything worked fine for 2 days. Now my video output is in laptop mode. Resolution is terrible and most of the page is off screen. I tried to change monitors in the ...
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How to fix display issue where random characters are missing?

Just installed ubuntu and this is my screen I uninstalled and reinstalled several times
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How to force native resolution on secondary monitor?

So, yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my laptop (1920x1200), which I mainly use docked with a second monitor (ViewSonic VA720, VGA, 1280x1024). At first the second monitor wasn't detected at all, so I ...
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Displaying at 1080i instead of 1080p

I am trying to get my display working at 1080p instead of 1080i, I have no problem with this on my xbox or in windows 7 and I can sort of put together a solution that is already on this website. I am ...
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How do i view and access my windows 7 laptop from my ubuntu desktop?

The desktop has 2 outputs for monitor display: Can I plug in a vga chord from my laptop to the desktop? and control (the mouse and keyboard) the laptop from my ubuntu desktop? I was thinking of ...
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Auto-adjusting the guest display on VirtualBox 4.2.16

I've got a 13.04 guest running under OS X, and have been having trouble getting my Ubuntu VM to use conventional resolutions (currently uses 4:3 aspect ratio with horizontally compressed UI, even ...
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Having loaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 My Display is very large

My Screen on my Acer Aspire 7720 is giving me problems so I use a digital TV make SABA this screen works ok at resolutions up to 1024 x 768 with windows vista, 7, and windows server 2012. But when I ...
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How do I fix a distorted display (horizontal stretch) on Ubuntu 13.04 and animations are slow

I installed Ubuntu 13.04, It worked fine for 2 days, now my screen is stretched for no reason (that I know of), the laptop keeps switching from "Speakers built in audio" to "Dummy Output" back and ...
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display-backlight doesnt lights up when i start my hp g62

Hey there :) when I start my hp G62 the display brightness is off and I have to take a lamp or a flashlight to see something on the screen and then I manually turn on the brightness of the display. ...
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My laptop no longer disables output when lid is closed

When I first installed Ubuntu 12.04, when I closed my laptop's lid it would disable the output to the laptop monitor and only recognize the HDMI out as the single monitor for the OS (so all programs ...
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HD TV Used as Monitor Does Not Display

SO here's my situation. I have an old laptop that was just sitting in a drawer for over a year. I stopped using it because its screen broke and I felt it would be better to invest in a new laptop ...
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Second display with bad resolution, ubuntu 12.04

i have two Samgung SyncMaster S23B350 displays, connected to a GT620, one in the VGA and other in the DVI output with a VGA to DVI adapter, the first display (VGA connected) is detected fine, but ...
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why is my second monitor stuck on 4:3 at 1024X768

I have been using a second monitor for a while now, and until I connected it to our TV via the VGA port everything went well. Then, yesterday morning, after I unplugged the VGA cable from the TV and ...
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ubuntu 13.04 issues with screen and suspend

I installed ubuntu 13.04 yesterday on my sony vaio vpceg18fg(http://www.sony-asia.com/product/vpceg18fg). There are two problems. 1) I cannot increase/decrease screen brightness 2) after waking from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 flickering small dot on my screen

Every time I log in there is a small dot that jumps around on my screen, mostly in the tool bar region of the desktop. The small dot appears and flickers around right when I log in and then ...
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How do I turn off the display (DPMS) without X?

I've been trying to switch off the built-in screen of a device I've got, but I can't seem to completely control it without X running. If I run a GUI (I've tried Kubuntu 12.10) and issue the command ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity: Black screen with cursor only, when external display is connected before booting laptop

Whenever I connect an external display to the DSub port of my laptop before booting into Ubuntu, something goes wrong in Unity to cause the exact same problem as described here: After logging in, ...
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Ubuntu forgets display settings

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop. However after a restart the display settings are never the same as they were before the shutdown(most of the time it's in mirror mode even though I ...
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Will Mir improve multiple-monitor support? [closed]

I have two big personal issues with Ubuntu nowadays. One of them is very poor multiple-monitor support compared to Mac or Windows. It's a fact that I am scared every time I connect/disconnect my ...
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Blank Display screen after upgrade to 13.04

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.04 and after logging in my KDE plasma workspace I cannot change any monitor Display. It involves having the screen resolution at about 800x640 (I usually use 1600x1200) ...
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Intel H61 based Gigabyte H61N-D2V motherboard DVI to VGA resolution problem

I tried many things to find a solution for my resolution problem, but I can't find any. My problem is: I have an H61 based Gigabyte motherboard with an i3-2120 CPU. The result of running lshw -C is as ...
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Can you connect two monitors with Ubuntu?

I would like to know if you can connect two monitors with Ubuntu, and if you can, then how do you adjust the display settings for the screen resolutions, launcher placement, etc. for multiple ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 External Display can't be set to 1920 × 1080

I just installed Xubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8 dual boot on my Dell XPS 13 (2013) Ultrabook. All is good, except when I connect my ViewSonic HDMI 1080p Full HD External Monitor, it appears as Display ...
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Aspect ratio is locked at 4:3?

I just installed Ubuntu on a fairly new laptop, and everything worked fine at first. However, after I installed a proprietary driver for the cpu and reset the system, the aspect ratio was ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS misrecognise my display

i got my good ol' 17" syncmaster 795df display on my HD 7850. It never recognises correct and it shows as 15" Samsung Display. Now my eyes hurt every night due to low refresh rates. Idk how to force ...
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Display configuration changes every 30 seconds when connected to monitor

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in a Dell laptop (L501x), with the 304.88 version of the NVidia driver. When I connect the laptop to an external monitor the display seems ok. The problem is that every 30 ...
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Cannot change brightness

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and my graphics card is Nvidia GF 620M. For some reason, Ubuntu is using the Ivy Bridge processor. It works fine, though. The only issue I'm facing is the brightness. I can't ...
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Display issue on Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200

I am fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu and I am sure this is a simple issue. The screen is really dark on the boot up and it looks like it is off. I've found out that if I plug a monitor and boot, I can ...
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Command “xset dpms force on” after resume

I Use Lubuntu 13.04 and the LVDS Display only works if you use the "nomodeset" option is set in grub. (The VGA Display works without a problem...) After a resume i only can see on the LVDS Display ...
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Setting up display profiles for a laptop

I'll be throwing ubuntu on my laptop (as soon as I get the power button replaced). Fairly decent rig. Anyways besides the point. I'd like to have it as my 'main' computer, running two monitors off ...
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Dual displays not working properly, getting only low resolution

My hardware: I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and I have been unable to get my dual 1920x1080 monitors working properly with my GeForce GTX 670 FTW. The problem: Whenever I ...