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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external HDMI monitor turns off after a few minutes

When connecting my 14.04 ubuntu laptop with HDMI to my TV, the image is turned off after a few minutes, even when connected to the power. I then move the mouse and the image returns. How can I prevent ...
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Monitor not booting up with PC - Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently made the conversion from windows 7 to ubuntu 14.04 and loving it! ...Until this morning when I've tried to boot up my computer which seems to be booting fine, but my monitor is ...
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Troubleshooting refresh rate

I have been having problems with my refresh rate and it's recommended and default rate is 60ghz. It keeps flickering at every rate I put it. Does anyone have ideas how to resolve this? thank you
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No signal on Monitor

I'm getting a "no signal" on monitor. the system was still running when the monitor crashed with this error message. Checked cables and all are hooked up.
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Mirroring screen -> resolution problem

I have a ASUS N53S laptop, it has a 1920*1080 resolution build in screen. If it matters: GPU is Nvidia GeForce GT 550M. It has a VGA port which I don't/rarely use and a HDMI port. In my HDMI port I ...
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how to install ubuntu on a computer without using a monitor? [duplicate]

I have a computer but with no available screen, how can I install Ubuntu server on it using a laptop I have, I can't format the hard drive in another computer and buying a new monitor is not an option ...
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Dual-monitor setup; one monitor changes to low resolution

Dear AskUbuntu Community, I am using Ubuntu 13.10 at work with dual-monitor display. One has 1920x1080 resolution and the other 2560x1440 (main), the graphics card is Radeon 7570 1GB. The main high ...
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Can't change brightness after disconnecting second monitor

When I boot up with 2 monitors, or when I connect the second monitor to my laptop, I can change brightness of the laptop screen in the usual sense. After disconnecting the second monitor, when I ...
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Turn off display on lock screen?

In ubuntu 12.04 running gnome I had the shortcut to turn on/off the display with Esc key on lock screen. Now running Ubuntu Studio 14.04 with xfce4. There is no such feature. Any way to add it? Maybe ...
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Second monitor recognized but only black screen

I am running 12.04 on a Toshiba Portege laptop. The graphics card is an Intel 945GM/GMS. The 2nd monitor is an Asus (Ancor Communications 22"). When I connect the monitor to the computer the monitor ...
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Setting the monitor resolution in Lubuntu 14.04

I would like to enquire on how to change the monitor resolution in Lubuntu 14.04 in a permanent manner. The monitor settings under Preferences in the menu does not do the trick. When I say I want to ...
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nagios NRPE CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds

Getting following error on nagios server root@VMb:/usr/local/nagios/libexec# ./check_nrpe -H 54.255.1.99 -n CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds.
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nagios nrpe dameon check_nrpe plugin missing

I installed nagios nrpe on a remote machine from Ubuntu repository sudo apt-get install nagios-nrpe-server , and plugins with: sudo apt-get install nagios-plugins-basic nagios-plugins ...
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failed to load monitor configuration after Ubuntu (12.04LTS) update

I've updated my Ubuntu 12.04LTS and after restarting machin, now I see this error on startup: and when try to download nvidia driver from here: I see this error: i'm beginner, please help !
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How do I enable 60hz on my 4k monitor?

I have the very new Asus PB287Q 4K monitor and I've enabled display port 1.2 in its OSD menu system, but my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop still isn't using 3840x2160 at 60hz - it's stuck at 30hz. I'm curious ...
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How to duplicate two displays of three in total in Ubuntu 14.04?

Two displays, which I want to make mirror, have the same resolution (1920x1080). One of them is TV on a wall :) It's not very comfortable to move content to TV each time, because it's behind me. I ...
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Opening Firefox on second display at startup

I have attached two monitos: 1 dvi (primary) 1 HDMI. I have added this at startup app list to load Firefox at bootup: firefox -P TV -url "http://mylocaldom.com" -no-remote This is the output of ...
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Desktop won't display properly on monitor (VGA)

It flickered a lot during the 12.04 LTS install (it was still usable though), and the login screen is fine. But as soon as I log in, the desktop doesn't display properly, all I see is a black screen ...
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refresh rate on CRT monitor

So, I've got a geForce 650 Ti Boost, on a CRT monitor. My ubuntu is the latest, and I use Nvidias propietary driver. I've tried all the things that I know of to set my refresh rate to 85 hz. I'ts a ...
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Changing CRT monitor frequency in Ubuntu

I have an old CRT monitor. In Windows XP there was a frequency option for the monitor. Is there something similar in Ubuntu? I want to change the monitor frequency from 60Hz to 85Hz.
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External Display on HP 2013 UltraSlim-Docking Station with Ubuntu

I have an Elitebook 840 G1 with Dual ATI + AMD graphics and HP 2013 UltraSlim-Docking Station. I want to plug external monitor to the one of Displayports located on the Dock. The external monitor ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, monitor says mode unsupported/out of range [duplicate]

Monitor says mode unsupported/out of range during installation of ubuntu 14.04 and never boots to the ubuntu desktop.
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Monitor not turning off in 14.04

I have a freshly installed ubuntu 14.04. In settings "Brightness and locking" I had the following Settings: Turn monitor off after "10 Minutes" Locking: On Monitor locking after "5 ...
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Monitor goes sleep during fullscreen black scene

My monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 171s) turns into sleep mode for few seconds when there is totally black scene in fullscreen (for example: between two scenes in a movie). How can I disable it? I'm ...
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Ubuntu only runs when on nomodeset

I don't know what nomodeset does but when I try running Ubuntu (just as a test before installing) my Tv which I use as a monitor will only pick it up in nomodeset but it also seems a bit slow. I ...
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Login screen not showing after connincting to a bigger display ( a monitor )!

So, I have ubuntu 12.04 lts on my laptop and I got a new monitor so I connected the monitor to the laptop to get a bigger display but the login screen won't show. Can anyone tell me how do I fix this? ...
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external monitor can't display max resolution

I had been using an external monitor, an old Dell Inc. 19" with Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, The resolution it displayed at was something like 1366x768 or 1366x1024, I can't remember exactly which ...
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Resolution problems Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is working fine exept for the resolution, my monitor supports 1440x900 but in the options only allows 800x640 and 1024x768, I tryed the xorg.conf solution and it ...
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Display or system monitor do not wake up

I've Dell Inspiron with Kubuntu 14.04. When Close the lid and open it again it remain blank. As in power management I've set "When lid closed" to "Do Nothing". And it do not respond any key I press. ...
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How do I get other resolution option other than default one in full screen? [duplicate]

I want to get my 1366x768 monitor to have other screen resolution 800x600 or 1240x768 in full screen. What option do I have? Thanks. Here what I did, shaharil@busuk:~$ xrandr Screen 0: ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 black screen after monitor off/on

I have a HP desktop machine with Ubuntu 14.04, with also Xubuntu and Gnome desktops installed. I mostly use the Xubuntu session. When using the Xubuntu session, when I power off my monitor, and power ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server monitor goes into sleep mode (no display) after fresh install [duplicate]

For some reason I can boot and either use Ubuntu 12.04 server edition, or desktop version. I can live boot the disk, I can go through the installer, or even use the ubuntu alternate installer. But ...
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Wrong resolution on ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system. My graphics card is an NVidia 8800GTS. For some reason ubuntu detect that my screen resolution is up to 1024x1280. I have already installed the NVidia ...
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14.04 Laptop and screen problems

I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 (Ubuntu) and I have contracted several problems. First being my laptop's power occasionally cuts out (Like the battery has been pulled out, and I have to ...
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Slow Desktop Frame Rate with 1920 x 1080p Monitor

I'm kind of new to this Ubuntu thing, but I've used it before a little bit! So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and everything installed normally. On my 15" Acer Monitor everything ran normal! The moment ...
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Compatible stand alone multi-touch display for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a multi-touch monitor solution that i can connect to a workstation running Ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone know of a stand alone monitor I can use where touch actions would go over a usb ...
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How to change Monitor of ubuntu box Also 'Out of Frequency ' Error due to monitor change

I have find very odd and crude solution to this entire episode. It is as follows Start installing ubuntu as usual. Switch off the monitor Wait for some time (1-2 minutes) till the HDD access stops ...
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Mouse cursor flickering and disappearing but no unknown monitor

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 few days ago. Everything was Ok. But suddenly the mouse cursor has started flickering and disappearing. I have searched through this community and found some solution like ...
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System monitor says that it recieves data under resources tab, while is disconnected from internet. What does this mean?

I have noticed that my laptop receives small packages (1.3kb per sec) constantly... Is it normal?
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Camera keep changing it's colors from light red to light green every 0.25 sec (ubuntu 14.04)

when I lunch Cheese Webcam Booth this is what the picture looks like and it keeps changing between these 2 colors every 0.25 sec
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Automatically detecting and outputing to s-video at startup

After combing the Internet I have developed a script that is capable of checking whether I have a monitor connected to my VGA port and switching to my s-video port if not #!/bin/bash # if no vga then ...
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What can I do for Spotify Linux Preview that always goes out of monitor with Lubuntu?

I have had issue with Spotify for a long time on Lubuntu. It occasionally goes out of my monitor and I have only one monitor. I can only see the lower right corner and I cannot even move the window to ...
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How to Enable Monitor mode on BCM 43142 with WL driver

First things first: I've checked and I don't believe this is a duplicate. When I enter this command to enable monitor mode on prism0: echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/brcm_monitor0 I get an input/output ...
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VGA output not aligned with available monitor space

When XP stopped receiving support a few weeks ago, my employer allowed us to take home the towers after they were wiped and installed with ubuntu, with no keyboards, mice or monitors. The only monitor ...
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Getting launcher on dual monitors

I recently bought a second monitor for my computer. Setting it up was fairly easy, but when I turned the monitor I found that the unity launcher bar that is on the right monitor did not transfer over ...
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Way to find which program uses the internet [duplicate]

is there any way to find which program uses the network and the bandwidth consumed. System monitor shows only ram ,cpu usage and overall bandwidth usage. i want fr individual program
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Add monitor settings in lightdm

Where do I have to place missing monitor preferences in lightdm, to load them at startup?
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Custom resolutions for games

I have created a custom resolution (1840x1000) to be used with my HDTV to combat overscan. My TV is a Technika x22/14a and does not have a setting to turn off overscan. I am building a gaming PC ...
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Second Monitor Intel graphics card

I have a second monitor which works perfectly fine on Windows. However, on Ubuntu 13.10 I am running into a couple of weird issues: If I connect it after booting Ubuntu, it duplicates the display of ...
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Wrong monitor recognIsed 14.04

I'm hoping someone can please help me with my display/driver, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and my 42" LCD is being recognised as a 52", resulting in the screen being oversized and not fitting within ...