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

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Windows stay on screen after closing them whilst using dual monitors

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have two external monitors. I've a landscape using a VGA cable and a portrait using a HDMI cable. They're both coming off my laptop which only supports 2 displays so I ...
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I only have one display resolution

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bits in a netbook Noblex nt1001. At first the screen went black from the begining, so I run GRUB in "nomodeset" but failed in finding a driver in the conventional way so ...
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Second screen not detected on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP laptop (HP EliteBook 840 G2), with a second screen connected. Everything was working fine, until I hit the Fn+f4 keys combination, which is supposed to switch between ...
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How can you get full resolution in Parallels without Parallels tools? Debian doesn't require Parallels tools for full resolution

If you boot into an Ubuntu live cd (all flavours), you get full resolution in Parallels. However, once you install it the display is limited to 800x600. The standard solution offered is to install ...
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A part of my screen can't change

My kubuntu can't refresh the lower part of my screen : When I restart openGL, it's refreshing the display once. But then the lower part is still stucked. How can I fix that ?
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XRandR to downsize and left-shift display output? (Underscan)

My old laptop has a crack on literally the right side of the screen, which luckily doesn't destroy the whole screen, but makes a small strip unusable. This is pretty frustrating, because you often ...
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Black line across screen using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Latitude E6430

I have been using Dell Latitude E6420 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 2 months. Everything was working fine. Suddenly, black line on top of screen came and not going back. I tried to to take screen shot of ...
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Extended desktop full screen in youtube like

I have a HD display linked to my PC via HDMI cable. The problem is that in full screen the yotoube films cannot be displayed correctly. They do not extend over all the screen, a part of the display ...
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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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How do I setup a second monitor (extended display) in Xfce?

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 on a Mid 2012 15" Macbook Pro. I have a second monitor of a different, smaller resolution that I would like to connect as an extension to my desktop using a mini-display port ...
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ubuntu 14.04 missing 1280x1024 Vesa 6330 Sis

I bought a new used monitor because my old one shorted out, it is capable of 1280x1024 but All I had options for including in xrandr is 640x480 & 800x600. I googled for four days trying to find ...
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Lenovo B5400 display switch device doesn't work Fn+F3

I have a laptop Lenovo B5400 since half a year with Kubuntu 14.04 installed. I hadn't have any serious problems until connecting the laptop to an external display. Now it works only with an external ...
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DRM not initializing eDP LCD Display

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu on a small-form-factor PC I built. It is based on the ASUS Q87T and the Intel G3258 CPU. Everything works great with an external (DP, HDMI, VGA) display, but I cannot ...
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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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How to connect Ubuntu 14.04 to monitor?

I recently purchased a monitor and would love to connect my Ubuntu laptop to it. I don't want it to be anything fancy with dual screens or anything, I just want the laptop display to display on the ...
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14.10 Dual Monitors are displayed as distorted single screen mode

I have very recently updated my Ubuntu OS from 14.04 to 14.10. I am running on an optimus enabled laptop, with Intel 4000 graphics and an nVidia 640M. *-display description: ...
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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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Xorg.conf isn't saving?

So I installed the proper Nvidia drivers for my graphics card and modified the screen to a personalized resolution and size because my "monitor" isn't actually a monitor and therefore isn't made to ...
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Help with image display error in ubuntu 12.04

I've got a trouble with image display, the image on the screen blinks, shakes and loses color in a random manner. My specs are: Dell Optiplex 9020 small form factor lshw -C video output: *-display ...
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I cant adjust my screen resolution. Error [on hold]

When I increase my resolution in the screen disply and click apply, I am redirected to the Ubuntu user login screen. I enter my password to open my desktop but no changes have been applied. Please ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS goes crazy when connecting VGA projector

In my school I'm migrating from Win to Ubuntu. But 2 PC-s from 30 totally identical PC-s wont play nice when attached to turned off projector under Ubuntu/Unity. Scenario 1: Projector attached at ...
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XB240H Abprz (144hz, 1080p, GSync) only running at 60hz without GSync! Solution?

I run Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Trusty Tahr with a GTX970, 4790k, 16gb DDR31866, etc. I have the XB240H 24 inch, and it is running at 60hz. The on-board monitor options do not let me modify this, and when I ...
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Vertical lines appear in my screen on 12.04

Vertical lines started appearing in my screen on 12.04 all of a sudden. Dell Inspiron 6GB machine. This behavior is seen on the latest versions of Chrome/FireFox browsers.What should I do to resolve ...
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2nd vga monitor not being detected shows 100% black screen

Hey guys my 2nd monitor is on but is just showing a black picture. my main monitor is connected to the video card (Amd 280) whereas the 2nd monitor i connected to the motherboards VGA port the VGA ...
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How to change screen resolution in MAcBook Pro 2013 15" Retina SSD? It fails when trying

When trying to change to ANY different than maximum resolution built-in display of MacBook Pro Summer 2013th Retina 15" I get black screen and nothing more and every time I have to reboot the system ...
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“drm:[drm_crtc_helper_set_config] *ERROR* failed to set mode on [CRTC6]” during install

I have a desktop PC which I built a while back. It has an Athlon XP 2500+, 2.5GB RAM, and an Nvidia (PNY Verto) Geforce 6200. I removed the CD drive to add another hard drive so I install from a USB ...
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Permanent Alternative Monitor Resolution

I was able to change the resolution of my htpc when plugged into my using the answer to this question quoted below. How do I make this permanent? Each time I log out I have to run the below again. ...
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LCD Display USB detected as 20x2 instead of 20x4

I have a PD-6207 Posiflex USB display which is detected as 20x2 instead of 20x4 so that I can only use half of the screen. I wonder if someone knows how I can configure the size of the screen. When I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.2 not detecting my monitors resolution [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS on my gaming/design machine! (Specs: i7 4790k; Strix 970; MSI G45-z97;) and when I go into my display settings it says I'm using a built-in display and will ...
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Missing letters in menus and folder names

The names of my folders and the menus are not displayed correctly (even the tabs names in firefox). A lot of letters are missing. When cross over with the mouse pointer, part of them are correctly ...
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Ubuntu not using external monitor by default

Okay, because I couldn't think of a better way to title this question, I'm going to try and describe my issue in detail here. I like to use my laptop as a desktop; I have an external keyboard and ...
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Problem with adding second monitor to Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I purchased a VGA splitter with a USB attachment (for power) from Radioshack and have connected the two VGA cords from my two monitors to that adapter. The problem is that when I turn the computer on, ...
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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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Virtual Box Windows xp resolution issue

I use ubuntu 15.04 with my lenovo g505s laptop. I installed virtual box to use windows xp sp3 but there is no 1366x768 resolution. I have already assigned 256mb video memory(instead of 128) but 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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how to restore the display setting?

All the icons n window is maximize n all the setting is correct an all the text and all the window are maximize when open.
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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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Improperly set display when running a root crontab job involving GUI

When running the script below from my local user crontab, with sudo before /usr/bin/FreeFileSync (last script's line), a small progress window opens on my GUI and things go well. The only thing is I ...
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External monitor not working after docking

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on my T450s (Intel graphics card) with kernel 4.0.8. I originally updated the kernel to be able to use two external monitors with my ultra dock. Now, when I dock my running ...
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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 ...
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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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Mouse cursor flicker on Dual Monitor set up

Im a pretty casual user coming over from Windows and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is going great, and I'm excited to learn my way around linux. However I have encountered one problem ...
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Lubuntu Display brightness

Just installed Lubuntu 14.10 on my machine. I cannot change the display brightness. I have a slider in my power settings but it does nothing. Cannot post screenshot of the slider because of no rep ...
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Right edge of screen hidden (VGA)

I recently got a new monitor, switching from a tv connected via HDMI (borrowed, as my previous one broke), and am using VGA for my home PC for the first time. My problem is that the right edge of the ...
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Not all resolutions are listed

My laptop is running Gnome 15.04 (Gnome version 3.14.2), my graphics card is NVidia GeForce 840M and I have the version 346.59 from nvidia-346 proprietary and tested drivers installed, however not all ...
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accidentally killed compiz process

I accidentally killed the compiz process and I cannot open my terminal even by Ctrl+Alt+T. All the toolbars, menubars and etc. related to the Unity launcher are gone,only the desktop can be seen. ...
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screen resolution 14.04

What's wrong with ubuntu? I've just upgraded my 12.04 to 14.04, and my screen resolution went to 1024x768. xorg.conf is nowhere to find. not under /etc, not under /usr/share. answers about changing ...
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How could I make my display monochrome?

Let's say I want to simulate on old monochrome gas plasma display on a current-day Ubuntu installation. That could be something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9OQLiwbIU How could I do ...
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How to Connecting laptop to LCD TV using HDMI

I have a TV and I would like to connect my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop to it via HDMI. When I connect HDMI cables between both devices I see am able to detect both devices in my display settings in Ubuntu. ...