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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Laptop monitor loses connection and cannot reconnect

I have bought a Lenovo Y40, and it seems to be having a problem with the flex in the lid hinges. The issue is that sometimes when I move the lid in some direction, it shows wired black and white ...
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Possible to add an additional a 4K 60hz monitor on Trusty Tahr?

I have a 1920x1080 and a 1920x1200 monitor on my current Ubuntu 14.04 setup, and I'm thinking of adding a 3rd monitor as my main, preferably a 4K screen at 60hz such as the Dell P2715Q Have you guys ...
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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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How can I tell ubuntu to use only the external monitor?

I use ubuntu 14 with an external monitor. It seems there is some problem with the internal graphics so I want to tell ubuntu to use only the external monitor which is connected with hdmi. How can it ...
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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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Why isn't Gnome Color applying my color profile?

I'm trying to use the Gnome Color (default Color app in /usr/bin/gnome-control-center.real color) to manage my laptop's color profile. However, only some of the color profile actually change the ...
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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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External monitor is disabled after resume (only on 15.04)

I recently installed ubuntu 15.04 and most things just work out of the box, awesome! But there is on annoying thing: I have an external screen connected to my machine (T450s, via docking station) and ...
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Dual Monitors Stayed Mirrored

I am running a T450 with Intel HD Graphics 5500 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am also using a Lenovo Ultra Dock that supports a DVI input and a VGA input. Whenever I connect two monitors to both the DVI ...
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I cannot see my menus or apps in ubuntu 15.04 [closed]

This occurred after having my ASUS connected to external monitor which is often problematic.
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drivers for HP U160 USB monitor

Somebody know if exists a driver for HP U160 USB monitor ? I've used this monitor as secondary in windows but now that I changed my OS to Kubuntu 14.04 I'm not able to configure and use it.
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Display color calibration error “unknown calibration display type selection”

Fresh installation of Ubuntu 15.04. Running Settings-Color-Calibrate Have "Eye-one display 2" sensor connected and working. Getting the message during step be step calibration configuration: ...
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Launching some programs turns monitor off and on (like for a resolution change)

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and one of the first things I noticed is that the monitor often behaves like it was changing the resolution (a click sound from inside the monitor, black screen, ...
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how to stop automoving opened windows when second monitor connected in ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my notebook and when i connect external monitor if it has "left" position configured, all opened windows move to external monitor, if external monitor has "right" position ...
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Resolution Scaling on 4k Laptop

I've tried following directions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI and http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-hidpi-support-for-gnome-kde-xfce-cinnamon-and-firefox/ to make my Ubuntu ...
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Having two x-servers although booting with second monitor turned off (and turned on later)

I'm using a GT 730 chip with two monitors - LCD on DVI and TV on HDMI. The LCD is the main monitor and it is used all the time for work and browsing. The TV is used occasionally, for movies, so it is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with unrecognized monitor (or without monitor) - boot problem

I've Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer. I need to start it even if not any monitor is plugged. Basically I need to do that because at the startup my monitor isn't recognized but plugged in. ...
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Dual monitor with single motherboard (VGA and HDMI) black fews second when select “System Settings” in menu bar

I had single motherboard to use dual monitor WITHOUT additional graphic card. One monitor export VGA and another monitor export HDMI. It perform normal but only when selecting "System Settings". ...
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When remote user connnects through teamviewer monitor turns off

When someone connects to me through Teamviewer my display turns off. I have tried reinstalling the Teamviewer but it doesn't work. I thought it might get fixed after upgrading the Ubuntu from 12.04 to ...
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Ubuntu Phone as PC

I feel "smart-phones" are computers, but none of OS is made to support desktop applications. Will Ubuntu Phone have that feature in near future. Will we be able just to connect phone to a monitor and ...
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Run Ubuntu without monitor? Want to remote it with RealVNC

Friends, I am totally new to Ubuntu but I want to use it on an old computer of mine to run Plex Media Server to stream movies to my Chromecast. I have managed to install everything and it was all ...
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Screen 'pushed' towards the right, black bar on the left

I know this is a monitor/TV setting but my monitor doesn't have settings to change where the picture is. Is there a Ubuntu equivalent to move the picture over? Also, I have tried playing with all of ...
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How to disable top bar on second monitor?

I did a search and most answer are from back 2011, is there a way to disable the top bar on a second monitor now? I tried digging around but couldn't find anything. (linux newbie)
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Dual Boot with Windows 8.1 - Secondary Monitor Resolution incorrect

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu for dual boot on my computer. When I am on Windows 8.1, my secondary monitor has a resolution of 1024x768 but when I go into Ubuntu, the secondary monitor only gets a ...
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How to measure battery life on Ubuntu 14.10

So, I am rather happy with my battery life. I just want to know how I can measure how much time I actually get out of it. All the posts about battery life and Linux/Ubuntu/etc seem to be about ...
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Login screen only appears on TV

I've been using ubuntu for a couple months and when I first installed it everything seemed fine (or at least easily fixable.) Somewhere after the install I bought a DVI to HDMI cable and hooked up my ...
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Mouse flickering on one monitor

I've done quite a bit of googling to find a solution to this but couldn't find anything. I have two monitors, an LG one and a Samsung one and my mouse disappears and flickers on the Samsung one. Also ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 dual boot with Ubuntu - why is there a 2nd monitor?

After installing 14.10 on a separate partition, Ubuntu is detecting a 2nd display that doesn't exist. I can move my mouse and windows to it just as if I did have another monitor connected. If I ...
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When I enable Second monitor, Main monitor mouse flickers

Im making the transition between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, I made a dual boot so I can play my games in windows, and use Ubuntu as the main OS. I had a few problems setting up my second monitor with ...
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At screen Resolution of 1366x768 monitor is flickering

My monitor starts flickering at higher resolutions but not in lower resolution like 1024x768 Below is the output to: sudo dmesg | grep -i 'Graphic\|video\|VGA\|error\|fail' [ 0.127671] DMAR: ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 x32 Nvidia Screen Resoulution Problem

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 32bit System. After Installing Nvidia 340 Driver for Nvidia Geforce 6150se nforce 430 my system is working fine, but there is little problem my screen is not full, left and ...
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14.04 update killed gui

R9 280 GPU Ubuntu 14.04 LTS did updates and broke my GUI. No unity no right click. My background on one screen and black on the other. Got an error about couldn't apply monitor settings then followed ...
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Tried Ubdating Kernel; Now, Desktop won't load on startup

I get a blank black screen and a message that says "could not apply the stored configuration for monitors required virtual size does not fit available size" and says it can't use 3840xy and it's ...
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Display Settings on AC and Brightness key

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.02 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E555 I got everything working however I have had these problems: When connecting AC power to the computer the Display Config comes up. ...
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Monitor no image 14.04

Just built a new computer, FX-6300 cpu and an r9 280 gpu, I'm using the open source drivers on the gpu with Ubuntu 14.04. I had originally plugged it into my TV and if worked fine except for the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 gets a pegged CPU exactly when I plug in a new monitor

It used to work fine with an old TV screen I had with a VGA input. Didn't use it much, rather I'd VNC in normally. Recently got a new Dell monitor and I am absolutely baffled by how the CPU spikes the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 — 2 Monitors only acting as 1 monitor

So this is an issue of both my monitors ARE working, but they're being treated as if they're one monitor with a resolution of 3840x1200 * 1 instead of 1920x1200 * 2. I'm looking for the standard setup ...
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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors

Could not apply the stored configuration for monitor: Error on line 1 char 1: Document must begin with an element (e.g.). http://i62.tinypic.com/jt5vkn.jpg I get this error on start-up. Whats ...
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Dual monitor problem with windows scale

I'm using Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS and I have 2 monitors. My build in monitor (from laptop) with a resolution of 1366x768 and a second monitor with a resolution of 1920x1080. My problem is that I believe ...
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When I turn the monitor on, I get an “input out of range”, how do I fix this?

My computer was working fine a few days ago but now when I turn it on it displays: input out of range I don’t know what the problem is and have tried unplugging and plugging all the cords but it ...
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Disable auto sleep and monitor turning off from C++ code

I develop [cross-platform C++ Qt-based] application which plays video using libVLC. When i watch video for a long time, my monitor is going to turn off according with power management settings. I want ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 with dual monitor - doesn't log in

I have Ubuntu mate (based on Ubuntu 14.04.2) on my Lenovo laptop. I also have an LG monitor connected to the VGA output. I am experiencing something weird with this set-up. The problem is that when I ...
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Screen does not come back on after overnight on HP Z230 workstation

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a HP Z230 workstation with dual monitors. Very often in the morning, the screens are just blank and don't seem to wake up from suspend / power save mode. To fix it, I need ...
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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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Laptop Monitor Flicking then turning completely black when using Ubuntu

When I am using my Ubuntu on Virtual Box, my laptop screen blinks then turns black. The only way I've found to be able to bring my laptop back is Ctrl +alt +del. The laptop is still on but the monitor ...
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How can I make xubuntu ignore DisplayPort monitor being turned off?

I have a desktop machine (Dell T5600) with an Nvidia graphics card (Quadro 2000), and two monitors (Dell 24"), and I'm running xubuntu 14.04. If I switch off a monitor connected with DisplayPort, ...
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use laptop monitor connecting to my old desktop(which is without monitor)

I want to use my laptop monitor to work on my old pc, which has no monitor. I have all devices keyboard, mouse, connected to my old computer cabinate, running ubuntu. I have only VGA & USB support ...
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Xubuntu installation monitor problem

I have an old PC (Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz, 512+128Mb RAM, 40GB HDD) running Windows XP and I am trying to install XUbuntu 14.04 using UNetbootin booting the .iso image from the HDD. It boots well and the ...
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unable to switch screen in Kubuntu 14.10

I recently moved to Ubuntu from Windows and I'm using Kubuntu 14.10 now. I have a laptop with an external monitor. The problem is, I am not able to switch between the monitors with Kubuntu running. ...
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Monitor resolution through terminal [duplicate]

How can I force Ubuntu to apply a specific monitor resolution through terminal? In my case I have a monitor of resolution 1600*900@60fps but Ubuntu shows only two resolutions both awkwardly lower ...