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

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Everything looks too big on Ubuntu. How to fix?

The icons, text, and really everything seems slightly too big on my monitor. When I first installed ubuntu everything was fine. Then I must have messed something up but I have no idea what I did. How ...
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Disabling Multi Display Adapter

My Toshiba notebook has 2 display adapters, one is bundled with I7 CPU and the other is external AMD one. I would like to disable the AMD one to save some power and not to get congested. There is no ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 - Wrong log in screen resolution on laptop

I realise that there are similar questions on this problem for Ubuntu, including a question that I asked myself, but I have the same problem with Kubuntu 15.04. My Kubuntu system is set to a ...
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Pixelated/fuzzy menus/text on Ubuntu 14.04

Every so often the menus/text (the top bar, bookmarks on Chrome, Libre Office etc.) on my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 become fuzzy/pixelated. My laptops specs are: Toshiba Satellite C650 (Pentium(R) ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 HDMI resolution and display options incorrect

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 and the HDMI resolution is incorrect and options limited to a max of 1280x720. The VGA is not perfect as it is cutting off the top taskbar slightly, it also shows a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 nvidia 346.59 external monitor display - windows stretched; click offset is off

I have used the same hardware setup with Ubuntu 14 and didn't have any problems with the nvidia driver (not sure which one I used back then). Seems to work fine in "only external monitor" "only ...
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Cannot Mirror Display to HDTV

I am not able to mirror my laptops display to the HDTV, I am using a HDMI cable, Initially i tried connecting the HDMI cable after ubuntu had loaded. It didnt work. Then i tried connecting the HDMI ...
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Display Glitching after Login

Recently I've been noticing a huge glitch happening on Ubuntu. Everytime after I log out and log back in, the display goes crazy, and shows random lines and colors like the picture below. Display ...
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Screen is blanking randomly

I have managed to boot ubuntu on my Intel Atom based tablet (Odys Wintab 10) with the guide provided here: 32-Bit UEFI Boot Support. The touchscreen works quite well, but I soon noticed that there ...
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How can i get my display to fit?

Pretty new to linux. But on the computer that I just built I have both windows and ubuntu. On windows the display works just fine, but when I boot up ubuntu the display is really big. I have tried ...
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Why does my screen look like a horror movie?

So I recently upgraded my ancient Dell laptop from windows xp to Ubuntu (seriously this thing is like 8+ years old). It was my first real attempt to change the os of a physical computer (I've played ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Not Loading Properly even after fresh installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 in my workstation ( Dell T7500 ). I installed it successfully once but after recent problems and finally messing up while installing my Nvidia driver ( Nvdia ...
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Spyder5 Monitor Calibration Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to get the Spyder5Express running under Ubuntu 14.04. Installed is dispcalGUI and the Argyll_V1.7.0 software. Unfortunately the device is neither detected in the GUI nor in the Terminal. I ...
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Ubuntu won't do 1920x1080

Both my monitors (one over DVI other over HDMI) have a native resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9) but the only two options for resolution in the "Display" section of system settings are 800x600 (4:3) and ...
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Put external monitor on the left

On my laptop with 14.04, I want to use an external monitor. I want to put my external monitor on the left side but ubuntu seems to logically put it on the right side. I tried to organize the display ...
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Hybrid Graphics Issues (HD7870 and Intergrated Intel)

New to Linux/Ubuntu and having issues with 3x 1080p displays and hybrid graphics. Current Rig:- Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo 8gb (2x 4Gb) Giel Corsa Enhance DDR3 WD 2Tb Sata HD ...
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Teamviewer on 14.04, when remote access screen resolution limited to 640x480

I am connecting to my ubuntu 14.04 box via teamviewer 10. I m using gnome-fallback. My resolution on Ubuntu when connected via Teamviewer is limited to 640x480, option of changing resolution in ...
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Pixelated display after run “sensors-detect” [closed]

I have a Lenovo y50-17 laptop with Mint linux installed. I started by doing sensors-detect, which I've done on computers in the past. I know I should have stuck with the defaults, but I didn't. ...
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display=:0 ccsm error

I tried setting the compizconfig manage and display but the display=:0 ccsm gives error message ",Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIES-1... could not open display....AttributrError: 'NoneType' object has no ...
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Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two in4terfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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Laptop Displays on External Monitor by Default

I was running Windows 98 through virtualbox (to play an old game that doesn't work on wine, not because I'm into that kind of thing) and had to play with the resolutions a bit to get it to run at ...
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3rd monitor not working anymore on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a dell optiplex 7010 with three DELL monitors attached and running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (kernel 3.16.0 ). One of the monitors is attached via VGA cable while the other two using displayport cables. ...
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Multiple problems after connecting and disconnecting to external display via HDMI

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS A53S laptop. I connected to a tv via HDMI and everything worked fine. Then I disconnected the HDMI cable and shut off the computer. When I restarted the computer, I ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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Cannot change display settings

I go to the Settings : Then I click on the Displays tab under Hardware category and get the following: I am afraid cannot fix it up. Edit: Output of xrandr Edit 2: The gnome-shell DE was ...
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multi display (not monitors) window drag

Sory if this is question that can be answered by lmgtfy.com but I'm english is not my nativ language, so I don't even have ideas about asking google. To point... I've setup multidisplay(using ...
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Nomachine headless connection and dummy display

Sorry for the in-code-tags links, but this is my first post here. I am trying to use windows 7 to connect to a machine running ubuntu 14.04. I installed NoMachine according to: ...
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Switching displays causes hangs in Ubuntu 15.04 and Lenovo Yoga 3

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 11 with Ubuntu 15.04. I connect the laptop to a monitor via its HDMI output. When I plug the HDMI cable in, it will normally switch to multimonitor mode but sometimes it will ...
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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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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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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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Error when connecting HDMI Monitor

Yesterday I got a new monitor which I connected with HDMI to my laptop. Everything worked just fine. When I plug in my HDMI cable today, the laptop screen shuts off and displays the attached photo ...
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Horrible graphics on my Dell Inspiron 17 with Ubuntu 13.10

I just got a new laptop: Dell Inspiron 17 (3737) BTX Base. The graphic card is Intel® HD Graphics 4400 I installed Ubuntu 13.10. The graphics are just horrible. It looks like an old 4 bits color ...
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Widescreen problems on 14.04 lts

I'm having trouble with setting up my widescreen monitor for Ubuntu. Mine is running normally (and when it blacks out due to different reasons it displays it as native) on the 1366x768 resolution. The ...
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window tweak slider for Thunar file system appears in display :0 when window is in display :1

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual screens under xfce. When I open the file system (thunar) window in display :1 the window sliders appear in display :0. The sliding action doesn't work because the ...
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Unfortunate resolution change. Xrandr refuses to switch

So unfortunately, just recently having installing Kubuntu 15.04, I wanted to get the resolution to fit my TV. The starting res of 1024x768 was too small for me. Having installed the NVIDIA drivers for ...
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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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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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Displays are mirroring instead of spanning

I have been using a dual monitor setup on my desktop for months. This morning, the monitors wouldn't display so I logged in remotely and rebooted the machine. Now the two monitors are mirroring ...
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External display mirroring builtin on Lenovo G560

On a Lenovo G560 running Ubuntu 14.10 I am trying to connect an external monitor to use as a dual-monitor setup. When connecting the display, the external monitor one mirrors what is on the builtin ...
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Colors on display are washed out

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series, with an Intel HD5500 graphics card, running Ubuntu 14.04. My problem is that the colors on the screen are all washed out. They also look too blue. I have tried ...
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Can not set proper resolution on this one monitor

I have a laptop with Intel HD graphics and running on Linux trusty 3.13.0-45-generic. I never had problems connecting external displays to my Display Port, but now I got a new monitor and can not get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Resolution Limited to 1024x768 - Something wrong with EDID - Any way to set manually?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 today for the first time. The resolution is set at 1024x768. When I go to System Settings - Hardware - Displays settings, that is the highest resolution listed in the ...
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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 ...
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No video on built-in display after installing 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N53TA notebook, but after the first reboot I got no video on the built-in display, although through the hdmi port everything works fine. If I change the ...
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Display freezes temporarily with nvidia drivers on 14.04

I'm having a problem with my ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop, with nvidia drivers. Every so often the display freezes. There doesn’t seem to be any pattern to it and the computer keeps running fine. I can ...
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How do I make my display blurry?

This is a weird question, I know. I recently bought a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series). My old laptop was a Toshiba, and the screen was grainy, which made everything look a little blurry. At ...
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How To Increase Screen Resolution?

I have a 1600x900 monitor attached to a 1280x768 laptop, only the latter resolution is available, how do i increase it to my monitor's max resolution? the xrandr result is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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Is this a dual monitor reset bug?

My two displays are: Intel GMA x4500 Laptop (1280x800 native resolution of the built-in display) External display (1920x1080) A few minutes after I login to my dual monitor setup, it gets reset to ...