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

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16.04 doesn't recognize LED tv's native resolution

I received a FHD TV with a brand name I've never heard before (Eurostar) I tried to use it as a monitor via VGA but Ubuntu doesn't recognize 1920x1080 resolution. It defaults to 1600x900. I've checked ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics?

I am a technology enthusiast and try to taste all new technologies (wherever possible) coming in Computing world. So, naturally, when Canonical released 16.04 LTS on 22nd April, I downloaded 16.04 ...
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apps wont maximize completely

When I maximize an app it will not take up the full screen. This started happening when I hooked up an external monitor to my laptop and now see below the picture of what happens. I press the ...
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Changing screen resolution on Dell Inspiron

I just installed the latest Ubuntu desktop onto a Dell Inspiron 1000 laptop and I cannot change the screen resolution any higher than VGA using the built-in monitor. any help would be appreciated ...
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Scaling HiDpi Full HD screen on Ubuntu Gnome (and multi monitors)

I have a 14" Full HD display screen. It's probably not qualified to be called a hidpi/retina, but it still is very dense. The problem is that the minimum 2x scaling in Tweak Tools is too much. Ideally ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS extended display not working

I recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04LTS. But after the upgrade, my extended display is not being detected. I am connecting the second display through an HDMI port. I even tried ...
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What are all possible display types under xrandr?

I know VGA , LVDS, HDMI and DVI exist. Is there any list containing name all kind of such outputs?
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Setting up to monitors of varied resolutions - Edges cut off

I have two monitors: one is an HP LCD, capable of 1680x1050p(16:10), and a Vizio LCD, capable of 1920x1080p(16:9). This isn't a problem on Windows; I can set both screens as I need them, no problem. ...
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Grub2 doesn't display correctly - most of the time (inspiron 1090)

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini Duo (1090) with a 16GB samsung SSD and a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installation. My issue is with Grub2. Most of the time, when the laptop starts up, all I get is a blank maroon ...
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How to completely reset xrandr

Is there any command which completely resets all settings of xrandr? I have checked this and this but the command xrandr -s 0 does not reset brightness.
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understanding details of xrandr

while exploring different possibilities of my monitor with different resolutions I have been using xrandr. I wish to know what one of the outputted data of xrandr means. In the following example I ...
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Can not change display resolution on a Sony VGN-FZ21M

My Sony Notebook VGN-FZ21M does have a NVIDIA grafic card with a VESA G86 Board - e415h01. My Problem is, that i can not change the display resolution from 1024*768 (4:3) to 1980*1280. I tried to in ...
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How to reset Display and Monitor > Display Configuration > Scale Display

On upgrading to 16.04 from 15.10, my font size was tiny. Somewhere I found the suggestion to go to: System Settings > Display and Monitor > Display Configuration > Scale Display And change the ...
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Dual Monitors - Mirrored Displays and disabled Wi-Fi until Reboot?

Update: There are related posts with dual monitor issues e. g. Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 - Still, there are two points that make this question different: Wireless feature is ...
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HDMI screen gives “no signal” but VNC screen shows window manager correctly

My Ubuntu 12.04 kernel is running perfectly fine and even the desktop shows in all its glory when I connect via a VNC client from my Mac. It even recognizes my HDMI monitor that is physically plugged ...
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Dual Monitor - Side by side not working!

Before you guys do a search and claim this is a duplicate of any other question, don't bother! I've been through them all! I've tried everything I could find! Okay, so the problem is I can't set my ...
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How do I fix overscan on my HDMI HDTV?

I've connected a HDTV with HDMI on my Radeon 4670, using the open source ati driver. However there is "overscan" which cuts off a bit of each edge of the screen, about the size of the gnome-panel. How ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Dual monitor doesn't work after booting

I've done a Ubuntu 16.04 fresh installation and now my dual monitors doesn't work after booting. This is what happens during booting: 1) When I boot the main monitor works and asks for my HD ...
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Ubuntu support for 5K (Dell UP2715K): adjusting details

I've recently purchased a Dell UP2715K which has a resolution of 5120x2880 and have installed ubuntu 15.10 to go with it. The UP2715K is connected to a GeForce 960 GTX (2 displayport cables since 1 ...
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How to set Display Resolution while having to use “NOMODESET” on boot

I have a Samsung laptop with a Radeon graphics chip. Live-Images and graphical installation have always worked on this laptop with the proper resolution of 1366x768. However, after Ubuntu had been ...
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Xubuntu - screen flipped upside down

I was trying to fix a different problem when suddenly my screen switched upside down - rotated 180 degrees. How can I fix this. I'm on Xubuntu 14.10 and a Dell Latitude e6420.
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How can I rotate my display in the most easy way?

I am the lucky owner of a pivot monitor, which screen can be rotated (physically). What is the easiest way to make my display turn when I turn my monitor? For the moment I first launch the 'Displays' ...
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Tears in chrome after upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04

I recently updated Ubuntu from 15.10 to 16.04 and right after, I started noticing tears in viewing webpages in chromium (and nowhere else). I tried googling the problem but couldn't find anything. ...
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How do I adjust display size, not resolution?

I have my Ubuntu 11.10 PC plugged into a TV using an HDMI input. The edges of the screen get cut off, and I can't adjust the television's settings for HDMI. I can adujust the "position and size" on ...
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16.04 - resolution change breaks up the display [duplicate]

I'm running a Virtualbox VM with Ubuntu. I've installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and the guest additions to automatically change the resolution every time that I change the size of the virtual box. This ...
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Two monitors - primary, secondary?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and to motherboard (GA-Z170-D3H with Intel HD Graphic 530) I have connected two monitors. First (primary) on DVI and second (secondary) on VGA output. Secondary monitor I can ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Display Problem

I upgraded 15.10 to 16.04 without seeing the warnings that AMD Proprietary drivers will no longer work. The upgrade proceeded normally, however, my screen is at 1400 X 1050 (4:3) and the display ...
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How to recognise the monitoe and change resolution

System comprises Gigabyte F2A68HM-H mother board with AMD A8 7600 APU (10 core 4 compute + 6 Graphic). After installing Unbuntu Mate 16.04, Monitor ( 18" MAG Inovision) is not recognised and the ...
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Dual display not working after 16.04 upgrade

I recently upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 via dist-upgrade. Immediately afterwards, my second monitor stopped working. I am using an AMD 7850 APU, and both monitors are plugged in to the motherboard - ...
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phpMyAdmin - Display all queries

I have installed a fresh desktop with ubuntu quantal and the following packages versions: MySQL: 5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 Apache: 2.2.22 (Ubuntu) phpMyAdmin: 3.4.11.1deb1 I would like ...
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Driver/Resolution Problem Makes MATE 16.04 Useless

Just installed ubuntu mate 16.04 64-bit. Have screen resolution set as 1600x1200, which produces temporarily workable but distorted screen images. Native resolution is 1920x1080, but selecting that ...
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Display blurry during and after 16.04 install

Long-term user cannot install 16.04 for the above reason - display blurry and out of focus during and after install. 15.10 fine in all flavors. No flavor OK in 16.04. Intel integrated graphics. ...
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Can't change multi monitor display positions in Ubuntu 16.04

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 and most things are working great :) However, I have a 3 monitor setup and I'm not able to adjust the relative positions of the displays. If I try and ...
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Ubuntu Mate For Rpi2 default resolution can't be changed

I have installed Ubuntu Mate 15.04 on my brand new RPI2 and the default resolution in the HDMI port is very small and can't be changed using system default display window. But when I play video using ...
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How do I reset display settings?

How do I reset the display settings either through recovery mode or a terminal?
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How do I reset my display settings from the command line?

I'm running 12.10 on a dell e5400 laptop and I used xrandr to get the dual monitors working that I connect through a laptop dock. I used xrandr again to switch back to the laptop display when I ...
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Does ubuntu damage some LCDs?

This is my story with Ubuntu. I'm a programmer, so I think Linux is the best for me. I have an Acer Aspire 5732 Z, with 4GB Ram and Pentium(R) Dual-core 2.20GHz Processor. My Graphics card is : ...
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How do I get rid of the this display rendering problem (there are tiny lines everywhere)?

I did not have this problem in the start when I had Windows but it was present when I had Elementary OS before Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu 14.04 updated last night - HDMI video stopped working

Ubuntu 14.04 with an integrated Intel graphics card that has worked for 6 months connected only to a Samsung TV via HDMI. Software update ran last night, installed some new packages. After ...
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screen size - resolution in ubuntu 14.04

screenshot of the working ubuntu OS, cut in the half and cannot move to right or left Hello to all, I am a newbie here, actually this is my very first question on this platform. I tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dispaly resolution problem

I am using Ubuntu for quite a while now. Just scrolling through the display settings I noticed that the screen resolution only gives me two options 1024x768 and 800x600 in a 4:3 aspect ratio while my ...
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Symantic dialogs too high — how to fix?

I've a laptop with a display roughly 768 pixels high. I'm using symantic to edit my sources and sometimes it doesn't like something. Its error dialog is sized from the top of my display to below the ...
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Set “default” monitor

I would like to be able to set my "default" monitor to be my external 25' monitor instead of my laptop one when I have my external monitor connected. Many applications always open on the laptops ...
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Xubuntu save multi monitor config

I've a multi-monitor-setup with 2 screens (3 with the notebook T460s itself) on xubuntu 16.04 at a DP KVM-Switch. The notebook is connected via the Dock-3 Docking Station over 2 DP-Ports. Every time ...
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Annoying strobing and other display oddities

With a fresh ubuntu install, stuff has been pretty messed up with the display of this laptop. There are two general cases upon turning the system on and selecting "ubuntu" from the boot menu: The ...
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how do I correct the resolution of my secondary display?

I currently have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an Acer Aspire E1-510 laptop with an Acer X223w as a secondary monitor. The graphics card is an Intel Bay Trail. The laptop resolution is fine but the ...
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Screen resolution messed up after installing DisplayPort

I removed the DVI cord between my monitor and NVIDIA GTX 960 and replaced it with a DisplayPort cable. When I turned Ubuntu back on the resolution was bad and I could only see the top left of my ...
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Correct Display configuration. Errors while trying to arrange displays

I am trying to set up my tv with my laptop trough a VGA cable. The display application in Ubuntu throws a lot of errors to me and I have given up in trying to do it myself. I try to apply the 1920 ...
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added display moves icons to extended desktop

I have my laptop set up with an extended display in Ubuntu mate. when I add the screen, all my desktop Icons move to the extended portion. How do I prevent that from happening? I have been using ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...