Questions that relate to the electronic display (sometimes called a visual display unit) for computers. Typically questions relate to visual issues such as flickering, resolution, black-screens together with the usage of single and multiple displays.

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Shuttle Touchscreen releted Problem

I have a shuttle D10 mini pc on Ubunutu 12.04. I got some problem this Pc about touch screen. My problem is when I plugin touch screen cable in motherboard then this cable is so hot with monitor ...
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recommended 4k monitors [on hold]

I'm looking for a 32" (4k) monitor for my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. The monitor should operate in high resolution (3840x2160) at 60 Hz. Dell UP3214Q or EIZO EV3237 seem to be suitable. The UP3214Q uses ...
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Color Problems on New Install of 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux), and just installed it next to Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 5737. Everything seems to have worked great except that the color is very messed up on my screen. It is ...
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How can I mirror one of the screens in a 3-monitor setup?

Is it possible to have 2 extended monitors and get the third being a mirror of one of the two extended? I'm pretty sure it's not possible through the interface but it may be possible through ...
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After software update, the built-in display of my laptop looks dead, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After software update and restart of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, my main laptop monitor stopped working. I went back home, connected it to a second monitor and it's working... I remember that during the update ...
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Unable to monitor mode and injection work on my wifi card bcm43142 in kali linux [closed]

I have dual booted my laptop with kali linux. After working on it somehow I managed to get work my wifi. But I'm unable to start monitor mode and injection. When I execute airmon-ng start eth1 it ...
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Monitor turns off after installation Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and after the restart I saw the BIOS post screen, then a short time the blinking cursor and then the monitor turned off. I can't do anything, just restarting.
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DVI not accessible with Dell

I connected my newly acquired Dell E2314H monitor's DVI-D input to my 2004 Touch computer with a NV36 (GeForce FX5700MX) card using the DVI-D cable supplied by Dell and connected it to the DVI-I ...
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How to set custom display resolution normally

I need help with setting a custom display resolution on Linux Ubuntu, because I have a shitty TV which is actually 1080p, but 1080p looks like crap on it. However, 1776x1000 looks perfect, but Ubuntu ...
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second moniter dual display with a vga to usb cable not working

I am trying to get my AOC e2243fwk monitor to work as a dual display form my laptop using ubuntu 14.04. I know that it works on Windows but I can not seem to figure out how to get ubuntu to recognize ...
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Issue with plugging monitor on my laptop

I have a dell monitor (DELL E1913) plugged on my laptop (Dell XPS 13 developer edition, ubuntu 14.10). I have a mini display port - DVI adapter connected on my laptop, this adapter is plugged on the ...
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Glitchy screen when using DVI and main user

I recently got a new ASUS monitor, but I have a big issue when trying to get past the login screen. When using the HDMI cord this does not happen. When using the DVI I am able to see the login screen ...
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Use LG 24" LED TV as Primary monitor

I have a tv that has HDMI input, and a computer with VGA output. (Computer is a Dell Optiplex 360) I have scoured every related question to this forum and have not been successful in my attempt to ...
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Server display on external monitor wont fit whole screen

Need some help on below: Issue: Have installed Ubuntu server 14.04 on my laptop  (Dell Inspiron N5050) to practice Linux server commands. The laptop is connected to an external monitor (Dell S2240L, ...
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Getting an Oculus Rift DK2 set up with Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and recently got an Oculus Rift DK2. While I have been able to use it as a monitor, I have yet to install any rift-related software because I do not know what to install. ...
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Dual monitor mouse flicking

i have typical problem with ubuntu. My linux detects 2 monitors and my cursor is blinking. I can switch off one of false monitors and everything returns to normal. But after restart or if i plug in ...
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Multiple monitor mirrored as default

I've a laptop with intel graphic card and at home I connect it on an external monitor. Is there a way to have monitors mirrored by default? Now every time I boot I've to re-configure in this way. ...
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Ubuntu stuck with old monitor's max resolution?

I was using 1280x768 and it looked blurry. So I went to Displays and tried to change to the maximum resolution: 1366x768. But it threw a limit error. Only then I realized that was my old monitors ...
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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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How to use remote desktop client to create multiple desktops on computer with only one port?

Sorry if I missed something and ended up creating a dup...I have no clue where to start with this. So my dilemma is that I have a pretty powerful desktop I got for Christmas, but it has only one vga ...
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Black lines and white dots after installation

I just put ubuntu 14.04 lts on another desktop, it loads all the way up, once it comes to home screen the monitor after a few seconds goes to black lines and white dots ,can someone tell me what might ...
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Java Application not opening on correct monitor (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) and when I create apps that spawn windows in java (using JavaFX or Swing) they are created in the wrong position. I noticed that there is no longer a ...
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How to make PXE boot auto detect monitors and setup dual monitors

I'm currently can boot a Ubuntu PXE. but the problem is with multi-monitors. I have to run xrandr command to get the dual monitors up. with suggest from How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE? xrandr ...
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Couldn't Configure SNMP in Ubuntu

I'm trying to monitor Ubuntu server 12.04 via Solarwinds sever which requires to enable SNMP on the Ubuntu. I update the following line in the /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf : rocommunity secret 10.0.0.0/16 ...
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HDMI ports stopped working on 14.04 updates

Situation is that my zotac box only has an hdmi port for the monitor, so this problem is hard to trouble shoot. If I load the original 14.04 LTS on the zotac box I full monitor capabilities through ...
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I'm unable to set 2560x1440 resolution on Intel HD 5000 using Displayport with PG278Q

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm unable to get the monitor working. Screen works fine in BIOS and the same machine when booting to windows (before installing Ubuntu). I have tried the ...
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monitor problem

i have a laptop with non working screen so I put an external one , after this I put the latest UBUNTU. the problem is that I want only the external screen work, but cant do it, if I open SKYPE this ...
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gcm-calibrate without hardware sensor

My monitor won't allow me to set the contrast when using DVI. And ubuntu/gnome won't allow me to set it via software without some fancy color calibration sensor. on system settings > color the ...
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Change resolution if external monitor is connected

I would like to automatically change my screen resolution when an external monitor is connected to my laptop and turn off the internal monitor. I have written the following little script which is run ...
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monitor outgoing email

I have a VPS and recently I found some unusual activity looking at the /var/log/mail.log and so I installed pflogsumm to send a daily report and got this: Per-Day Traffic Summary date ...
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External monitor recognized but it does not receive signal

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo X1 Carbon and attach an external monitor through miniDisplay to VGA adapter. Ubuntu recognizes the monitor but the monitor does not always get the signal (e.g. in my ...
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Monitor Resolution

I plugged my TV in to use as a monitor (as my regular monitor is rubbish), but there's no way to increase the screen resolution beyond 1024x768. Surely there's a way to do this, I know my TV can ...
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Monitor flickering after upadating to 14.10

I just updated to Ubtuntu 14.10 and now I have a few problems. The monitor is flickering when I am watching videos in full-screen mode with silverlight and also when I am using an openGL based game.
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Toshiba 40" tv as a monitor, keep losing antialiasing

I have a toshiba 40" tv that ive been using as a monitor and have a strange issue. Every time I turn the tv off I lose all antialiasing in my session and have to restart compiz and sometimes relog to ...
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What is wrong with my monitor?

My monitor refuses to come back on after I close the lid of my hp-envy-m6. After opening the lid, the I'm supposed to see a login screen but the whole monitor is off like there's no power while the ...
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Monitor switches off and won't come back!

I have Lubuntu 14.04 running on a Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E. My problems is: out of nowhere my monitor turns off, and no matter what I hit on the keyboard it doesn't come back. The only solution is to put ...
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Dual monitor screens are reversed only in login screen

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I have dual monitor setup, and they work perfectly when I'm logged into the operating system. But every time I have to login in the login screen, the ...
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How to do monitor brightness changes on the desktop like on the laptop?

On a laptop you usually have working keys for changing the backlight and you see OSD notifications while changing them. How to patch this up for “normal” desktops? How to get parts of this going?
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Problem switching to external monitor in Ubuntu 14.04

I usually use an external monitor to watch videos from my DELL Studio 1537 laptop. I just use the Fn + F8 combination to switch to the external monitor and I didn't use to have any problem. Since I ...
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The resolution is squashed!

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 from the .iso. It worked fine the first time, but the second time I booted it up, the resolution was really messed up. The monitor was displaying everything really ...
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Monitoring a screen session

I'm very new to Ubuntu and I haven't really found something that I'm looking for. Basicly I am searching for a bash script that will monitor a screen session based on it's name. As soon as the bash is ...
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How do I completely update my ubuntu software?

This is a dual fold question. May someone guide me to the right source? When m Ubuntu was instailled, it overwrote Windows 8, but partially. I wanted Windows 8 completely gone. I can tell that Ubuntu ...
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HDMI stops working with my new Acer aspire E3-112

I bourght a new Acer Aspire E3-112. I use external screens both at home and at work. After installing Ubuntu everyting worked. I used it at home and at work. The second day when I got home the ...
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Ubuntu showing problems in connecting two external monitor

I am working with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell E7240. I have connected two external Dell monitors E2211Hb but they both are not working simultaneously. Yesterday both were working fine and after some time one ...
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New to Ubuntu, got a few problems

So I built myself a lovely new computer, and decided to give ubuntu a go. So far, I'm confused. A quick google search left me with a headache. So here are my problems. Keep in mind that I'm ...
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HDMI Monitor Signal Lost after login screen

I am using KDE Desktop, everything up to date. I just installed a Geforce 210 1Gb memory with HDMI output in order to connect to my Asus monitor. I also installed Nvidia propietary drivers (331.38). ...
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How to get native resolution of a monitor?

My Ubuntu installation seems to have magically guessed my monitor's native resolution (it's the mode it's set to on startup). Unlike most, my monitor's native resolution is NOT its highest ...
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Playing 3D HSBS video with an active 3D monitor

I'm currently using the built-in 3D function of my monitor to watch 3D half side-by-side movies and it ruins the subtitles. I tried VLC's anaglyph 3D but it just make their colors red and blue which ...
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Monitor loses sync after interrupting sleep

Dell 6400 with Dell monitor, dual boot with Ubuntu (14.04) and ms XP. No problems with displays except when waking up from sleep - any ideas?
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Ubuntu 14.04 external monitor always reconnect

I just updated my Ubuntu 13.04-x64 to the new one 14.04.-x64. The installer asked me if I wanted to keep home-path / programs/ configs. So I did. Now my external HDMI output seems to cause trouble. I ...