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

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External display suddenly not detected

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U410 running Ubuntu Desktop 13.04. I have an external monitor that I connect to via HDMI, and it's worked flawlessly for six months. I plug in my laptop, it detects the ...
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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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Could not set the configuration for crtc 64 (15.04)

Sometimes when I attach an second LCD monitor (iiyama ProLite E2407HDSV) to my Asus N56J laptop and I try to extend my laptop monitor with the LCD I get the error: could not set the configuration for ...
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Unplugging HDMI cable doesn't switch back to single monitor mode on Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop with Ubuntu 15.04. When I plug the HDMI cable to my external monitor, the system goes into multi-monitor mode so I can use the laptop display and the external monitor ...
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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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thinkpad 10 running 14.10 2 external monitors not recognized

I am using a Thinkpad 10 tablet, model number: TP00064AFX, running ubuntu 14.10. I would like to extend the screen to 2 23" asus monitors. They displayed upon plugin on windows 8.1 however when I ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 screen artifacts - How do I fix?

Please tell me how do I fix this problem? I have no graphics card for your information 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel ...
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Screen resolution messed up on Ubuntu 14.10 with Nvidia 331 driver

I am using the Nvidia 331.89 (nvidia-331) driver as recommended by Ubuntu 14.10. When I boot my machine using an external monitor and my laptop's screen on, the displays are mirrored by default with ...
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auto resize guest display grayed out under virtualbox

cannot select "auto resize guest display" or Host-G, because it is grayed out; as a result my ubuntu GUI screen running under VirtualBox does not show the whole page. For example, if I select system ...
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Why doesn't xrandr recognize my view as connected, even though it's on?

I have a dual screen setup via a Lenovo docking station, the laptop itself has its lid shut. The two screens are mirror display, i.e. both are clearly on and working to some extent, they both display ...
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Black screen before login

I'm having some trouble with my xubuntu. It was running just fine yesterday but it's not working today. I remember that I've flipped the power switch during the last shutdown (because it was taking ...
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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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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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Bottom Half of Screen is Glitchy

Total newbie here... I'm running 12.04 on a salvaged HP Pavilion zt1130. Video is S3 Savage4 AGP 4x... No idea if it's a card or what. I'm unable to find anything about a driver. I'm having a ...
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Unable to enable dual displays

I am running an almost-fresh version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my old Dell Inspiron 710m laptop. I had to re-install yesterday due to a different display issue. I wasn't able to directly reinstall 12.04 ...
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Default program startup display

I have a dual display setup and would like to be able to set which display a piece of software starts on. Most software seems to return to the last display but Stellarium always starts in the primary ...
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display port on x230 not working

having problems with my new lenovo x230 - using dual montiors, only vga registers anything. This has the Intel graphics controller : 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge ...
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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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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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Dim screen with transparent black image

The LCD backlighting of my notebook's screen uses PWM to dim the display, and because of this, I experience eye-strain whenever I lower the brightness. Maximum brightness however seems too much in ...
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xrandr scale with vsync

I currently am using xrandr's --scale option to scale applications correctly on my hidpi monitor where the 2x scaling option provided by gnome shell is too large. I currently use these commands to ...
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Screen Flicker after using Skype

Last week I got a new Asus Zenbook ux303ua, which I proceeded to install Ubuntu onto (my first time running Ubuntu or Linux). Everything has gone pretty smoothly over the last week however today I ...
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Screen resolution and scale resets a couple of seconds after login into account. How to fix?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. My graphics card is an integrated Intel Graphics card, and my monitor is plugged through VGA. For some reason Ubuntu doesn't recognize my monitor's available resolutions and it ...
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Completely unusable software

I'm currently running Xubuntu 14.04 (the same issues were present under Ubuntu 14.04), some of my software is just impossible to navigate and use due to display issues. Software like Spotify, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - Unknown Display - Resolution limited by 1360 * 768

I have a 2nd monitor (Samsung) but ubantu cannot detect the monitor as well as the best resolution (1680*1050). So far the max. resolution is 1360*768. please see the screenshot - display settings ...
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Monitor flickering after standby mode Ubuntu 14.04

My ultra book Dell Latitude E7450 is mounted on top of docker station. From docker I send video signal via 2 DVI outputs to two external monitors. One of my external monitors starts flickering after ...
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Custom dual screen configuration buggy

Using Ubuntu's system settings to configure two screens (desktop monitor and TV via HDMI in my case) is not ergonomic. Hence I decided to code a handy switcher script which lets me choose between ...
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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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Text not displaying on Ubuntu 14.04

When I try installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Macbook Pro Retina, the text won't display on any of the programs. Images:
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Ubuntu 15.04 Second monitor detected but cannot enable it on one account only

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my new computer and connected a second monitor to it. When I log as the first user created on the computer it works fine, but with an other user, the monitor ...
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Display Port Monitor mappings change at random 14.04

I have a Dell E7240 with Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the Hardware Enablement Stack and the 3.17 kernel. Now, when I use my docking station, I can get 3 monitor support, and it works great. The ...
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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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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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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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Color became weird after running a game in Wine?

Alright, so, I'm not entirely sure how to explain this... Screenshots don't show anything wrong, and Skype friends on screen share say it looks fine. But restarting fixes it. (For the most part (more ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - Wrong greeter screen resolution

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.10 set to a resolution of 1920 x 1080, but on start up of the system, the resolution is incorrectly set to 3840 x 2160 (with no scaling) at the greeter screen. On ...
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What is a good Ubuntu application for adjusting the screen colour balance and contrast?

It seems that the screen of my Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop has a weird white glare. (try seeing how the pdf file on the Overleaf website looks like!) I installed "redshift" but that is just ...
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large monitor off center display

I use a Sharp 42" TV as my only monitor and sometimes the display is off to the left so I can't see the launcher. However, if I move the cursor to the left, I see the tail of some of the longer ...
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Ubuntu can't detect my second monitor

I know that there were already several people with the same problem, but I couldn't figure out how to solve this problem myself. I am a complete beginner with Linux and Ubuntu (I am using 12.04) and ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings only show one huge screen

My current laptop features dual graphics. I am trying to set screen resolution using the NVIDIA X Server Settings application, but it only show one huge screen, which is composed of my external ...
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How to get the current display output using the command line?

I'm writing a script in which I need to switch between two displays, but I can't find a way to get the information about the current active output. Pretty much like this: if Display0 is off and ...
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xrandr and multiple displays

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop and want to attach another monitor. The native laptop display is running at 1366x768 and my monitor is ...
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Display switcher indicator

Is there a display switcher indicator for Ubuntu like on Windows when I hit the button for the display switching? I hit the button accidentally sometimes, therefore it would be cool. windows display ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS never remember primary screen/monitor resolution

I use Ubuntu GNOME with Nvidia graphic card (two HDMI and one DVI output). My monitor is connected through VGA - DVI adapter and work natively in 1920x1080. Since I was unable to change my screen ...
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high-DPI scaling — 14.04 VM on OS 10.10 (PB 4), w/ Parallels 10.0.2

With this setup, the Ubuntu desktop still looks tiny on a 15" rMBP, just as it did with 12.04 and Parallels 8/9 on the same machine. I've tweaked the various Ubuntu settings, and enabled retina ...
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Can't change monitor to native resolution

I'm using a laptop running ubuntu 14.04 LTE, and I have secondary monitor LG Flatron M197WD, which according to the lg website can run in a 1366x768 resolution. This mode didn't show up in either the ...
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ubuntu gnome 14.04 can't turn off built-in display

I have ubuntu 14.04 gnome(3.12) on my laptop. My laptop screen is broken so I just have an external monitor plugged in and I use that. In the passed version I would just turn off the built-in (broken) ...
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Display Problems

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Guest) in VMWare WS 7.1.2 on Windows 7 64-bit Host. I have VMWare Tools installed properly and have been using them for years. I have unchecked 3D Acceleration -- never ...