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

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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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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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Screen turned off on resume, HDMI issue

I have an HP Pavilion G4 AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 4 14.04 Trusty For some time now, whenever I suspend notebook either by shutting lid or manual suspension screen is off. ...
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System freezes after VGA output goes crazy

I am running a dual monitor setup with one running off VGA and the other off DVI on a Asus H97 motherboard. Integrated graphics from an i7-4790. And Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS updated to the latest ...
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Second Monitor does not detect on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS but detects on Windows 8.1

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS on my secondary partition on my Solid State Drive. I noticed that when I went into System Settings --> Displays --> Detect Displays, my system is not detecting the ...
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A cursor track left on the screen

When I move mouse, there will be a cursor track left on the screen, shown in figure. How can I fix it? The figure link is here
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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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Flux for ubuntu 14.04 - possible?

Is it possible to make Flux work in ubuntu 14.04? If so, maybe you can share your knowledge or point me to a guide? (Flux is software which adjusts temperature of your display according to time of the ...
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Locked sceen does not blank 14.04

When my screen locks, either with inactivity or Ctrl-Alt-L, it never blanks. After 12 hours of inactivity it still shows the login screen on top of the desktop wallpaper. I've watched the blanking ...
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how to work around incorrect mode setting / video resolution in text mode

I'm currently setting up a Mac Mini as a server with Ubuntu 14.10. I've disabled lightdm so it's text only. It will only be connected to a monitor when a direct console is required. Trying this out ...
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Change display output mode in system tray?

I attached my laptop to my tv, and I wanna be able to change the output from laptop display to tv or tv to laptop, with one click ( and choose their resolutions) and I do NOT like the FN+F5 shortcut ...
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How to set the main monitor on Lubuntu?

I have a desktop computer with Lubuntu and a dualhead display (two monitors). I want to extend the display to both monitors (currently they're mirrored), but I have a problem: the left monitor is a ...
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Change only one display orientation from terminal

I am starting to work with 2 displays on Ubuntu. One of them is rotateable, so I can use it easily in both landscape and portrait mode. But I world prefer to have ability to change orientation setting ...
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12.04 Ubuntu: configuring laptop to hook up to tv using hdmi cable?

I'm trying to use an hdmi cable to connect my HP dv5 notebook to a 32" Sony Bravia tv in order to watch Hulu stuff on a bigger screen. However, Google has been thoroughly unhelpful thus far! When I ...
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How to reset display settings in XFCE \ Ubuntu 12.04 and also flgrx drivers

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and since I hate unity I installed the Xubuntu package and am using XFCE instead. Since I have a Radeon HD5770 I also installed the fglrx drivers. This all went ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hybrid graphics ati dual display

I can mirror my displays but extending the desktop results in display overlap as well as flickering. The second monitor is a 32" Samsung TV connected via HDMI and I am using ATI proprietary drivers ...
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Disgusting look of ubunut 14.04 fresh installation on Dell xps 8700

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Delll xps8700 (with win8 pre-installed) as dual boot. Although, I have used Ubuntu for long time on lenovo laptop, but I feel that Ububtu's look-and-feel is really ...
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ThinkPad W530 - Mini display port doesn't work

I have a ThinkPad W530 Laptop. It has Nvidia Q K1000M installed. I am unable to make mini display port work to be able to connect to an external monitor using mini to hdmi display cable. My guess is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 problem refreshing screen

I have problems of refreshing screen, but I don't know the cause of the problem. Sometimes, my screen "twinkle", that means it pass to the current view it must be display, and the previous view. For ...
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Desktop notworking after login [closed]

I have installed both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of 14.04 LTS and 14.10 in a VMware Workstation 11 virtual machine. In all cases after I login parts of the desktop turn black and eventually the ...
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Can Ubuntu 13.04 32bit support Multi-display(four display) funtion under bay trail paltform? [closed]

Now we installed the Ubuntu 13.04 32bit under the Bay Trail platform. For our application we want to do multi-display output at the same time, now we have two output from onboard and two output from ...
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system freeze after monitor power save

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a DELL U2414H connected via the Display Port as a secondary display. When the monitor goes to power save mode and I try to wake it up, I get the ...
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“DO NOT USE” message in display settigs

I have a strange issue that I looked for solution in the net and found nothing. I'm using 2 screen. One is Dell UltraSharp U2312HM and the second is Xerox xm7-22w. The Dell is working perfect, but ...
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How can I fix the resolution of my monitor?

I'm having two issues with my Ubuntu 14 install, one I've band-aided, the other of which is making me pull my hair out. I managed to install Ubuntu 14, but I get a black screen on boot, and my Acer ...
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Autologin to GNOME display manager

I am using kali-bit. I don't know what happened, but when I turn on my PC it settles on the GNOME Display manager user' desktop directly, without any login screen. When I click on switch user or log ...
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When I turn my monitor on after it has been off, it does not display anything

I am running Xubuntu 14.10 on a desktop and use LightDM. As I said in the title after I turn off my monitor (with the computer already on) and then turn it back on again there is no input from my ...
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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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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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Chromecast as second display

I'm using Chromecast with ubuntu 14.04 and I'm able to mirror my desktop using chromium + google cast addon. Just wondering if it's possible to 'extend' my desktop as if chromecast was a second ...
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Reset Display settings

I was trying to set up my laptop to plug into an external lcd display in portrait mode. I found an option with a visual display of the screen and a rotate button among, I believe display settings or ...
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Is there a way to prevent your windows from moving when an external monitor is connected?

So, I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop and occasionally plug it into my TV for a second screen. My TV is to the left of my desk. When I enable it as an external monitor to the left of my laptop ...
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Strange color changes and large patches of green (after some time) make sceen unreadable : what is wrong?

It happened twice as of now. Large patches of green and other colors take the background and then all colors change mostly to a kind of light blue. I cannot work anymore and stop the PC. Is it the ...
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mini displayport not detected - hd4400, thinkpad x240

I have a thinkpad x240 with a hd4400 graphics card running on ubuntu 14.04. I've been trying to get the mini displayport working with no success. I have an apple mini-dp to vga adapater. I know the ...
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Setting best display mode as default

I use two resolutions - 1680x1050x60Hz for general usage and 1280x1024x75Hz for CS:GO playing. I have set 1280x1024 in CS:GO settings, but when it launches it sets itself at 60Hz. For this moment I ...
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Sony Vaio switching between internal and external monitor after coming out of suspend

I have a sony vaio and when it comes out of suspend mode, the screen display will either be the detected wide screen, a smaller screen or blank (as it has selected external monitor mode!). Each time I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Incorrect Aspect Ratio for Monitor

I recently bought an SSD and added it to my system to install Ubuntu on. Below are the specs of my system. Intel i7 3770k @ 4.5 GHz 16GB RAM EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 660Ti The issue I am having is that ...
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Using Ubuntu 14.4 and nvidia prime to switch to dedicated video card

So, basically I have a laptop, asus n765vz with integrated graphic and nvidia gt650M. I installed prime to switch to the dedicated video card and it worked. The problem I have is that I connnected a ...
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Is this 4k resolution support, or 1080-?

I am having an issue with Ubuntu. I am running the latest version under Oracles VirtualBox. The highest resolution it will accept is 1600x1200. I have a new Samsung 28" UHD 4k display. I need to run ...
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Triple Monitor on 14.04 with nVidia 710M

My laptop (Asus X552CL) has both an HDMI out and a VGA out, as well as the built in display. I'm using the proprietary nVidia driver version 340.58. Pretty quickly I realized that when a VGA cable ...
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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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How do I decrease the display brightness an Acer 5830TG?

I am facing a problem with display brightness in ubantu or other versions of linux. Runing a linux distro as live or HDD installation or inside installation, display brightness is automatically set to ...
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./setup.py: command not found

I followed steps from here Flux for ubuntu 14.04 - possible? to install flux but I am getting an error like ./setup.py: command not found please guide me soon. Thank you
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System displaying “E” as “H” (?) from different font (?)

This is weird - and it just turned up yesterday. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and fairly vanilla. As of yesterday, the system wants to display the character E as H. Here are two examples. First, the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Monitor & Resolution Issues on Older Nvidia Card

When I do a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 on a computer with an older Nvidia Quadro FX 500 128mb agp card, I cannot get the display to work. There are a number of things that happen: On some fresh ...
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Automatic installation of NVIDIA CUDA and NVIDIA drivers

My system does not have an nVIDIA card installed on it, and neither did I execute any command to install the same. However, the upgrade check lists the installation of the nvidia driver (331.113). ...
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Error Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS of display

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my Windows. My PC Specs: Proc : Intel Core i3 @3.3GHz Memory : 4GB VGA : AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series. But I got a problem, my Ubuntu is in error and the display is ...
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Workspace 1 to laptop screen and Workspace 2 on HDMI connected TV?

I have two workspaces, which I need to function as below: Usually they function as usual two workspaces, but... When I connect a HDMI cable to my system I want to have workspace 1 display on laptop ...
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Dual Screen error “gdbus.error:org.gtk.gdbus.unmappedgerror.quark._gnome_2drr_2error_2dquark.code2”

I am having trouble with my laptop when trying to extend my desktop. For a long time (a couple of months) I could extend it fine. However (either after installing CUDA for coursework, or after an ...
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running ubuntu version 10 or higher have a messed up display

I have hp dv6707us with AMD64 1.9ghz 2Gb memory, I can run ubuntu version 9 with no problem but updating to version 10 or 12 my display is messed up. The suggestion to go to systems and look for Chips ...
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Ubuntu crashing the display , but not feeling any lag

The Ubuntu display is crashing always, some times i cant able to read a text document, Due to this crashing lines.