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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Is there a smart/ manual fan controller for Ubuntu unity [duplicate]

Do you know if such FAN Controller application exists for Ububntu, like speedfan for Windows?
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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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Using Ubuntu Tablet as second monitor for Windows 8.1 [closed]

i am currently planning my new mobile development workstation consisting of a Windows 8.1 Notebook and a Ubunutu Tablet. I know that there's Software available for android, that mimics a monitor for ...
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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 ...
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How do I calibrate ubuntu screen for a comfortable PDF reading? [duplicate]

I don't want a complete workaround , but how can I calibrate my ubuntu for a better reading in document viewer ? I am using ubuntu 14.04 , I feel sleepy after a while and my eyes hurt sometimes. I ...
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Monitor Does Not Wake Up

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on two PCs, each has its own monitor, different brands. With both PCs, if I turn off the monitor by power switch, turning it on does not work. In other words, when I ...
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Monitor disconnected when screens go black

Since short I have a new 4K monitor connected to my AMD R9 280x on Xubuntu 14.04 via DisplayPort. I have a second monitor connected to the computer as well via HDMI. What I'm observing is that when ...
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Ubuntu does not change refresh rate , causing Eye strain [duplicate]

I tried Every solution on AsKuBunTu. The reason why I am asking the question is : No answer solved my issue. I started Ubuntu which causes eye strain(same time spent on Win-7 never caused eye ...
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Can't select 2560x1440 resolution even though I know it's possible (I have proof!)

I have a new monitor, (the Dell U2515H) which I'm trying to drive at 2560x1440 resolution (just 30hz) over HDMI using only the onboard graphics on my machine (Intel HD4000 found in the ivy bridge ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 amd64 on HP PAV 500 with HDMI installation problem [duplicate]

I have 14.04 as in title and I am trying to install this OS on HP as in title. What I can do is: Start booting, Choose install than after few minutes the dialogue on monitor disappears, Choose try ...
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2 pc, 2 monitor: Switching between extended screen and two separate screens

I have two computers and two monitors: My primary computer: computer1, is hooked into two monitors: monitor1: primary monitor and monitor2: secondary monitor. The second monitor, computer2 is only ...
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How do I measure dimensions on screen without using a ruler?

I have an image on screen, and I want to measure its width. Of course I can use a ruler, but that's whimsical and slow. Is there something where I can click a shortcut key, drag out an area, and it ...
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Qnix monitor, xorg.conf, and lightdm question

I am trying to install my Korean Qnix qx2710 monitor. From what I'm getting, I need to create a custom xorg.conf file with a modeline generated by cvt in order to get the NVidia driver to recognize ...
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Flatscreen flickering in a purple color [duplicate]

I recently changed my resolution. I am using a small Polaroid flat screen. The screen started flickering in a purple color, and now I cannot get into my account. So, I am in safe mode. Any way I can ...
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Samsung SyncMaster 2033 Monitor Not working properly

I have a samsung sync master 2033 Monitor with a resolution of 1600x900 px. A few days earlier Ubuntu started behaving absurdly, It didn't recognise the monitor and now I'm stuck with 1024x768 px ...
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How to get 60Hz at 4k resolution with Amd graphics card

I bought a Thinkvision 2840Pro monitor with 4k resolution. Problem is, I cannot set it into 60Hz at 4k. Both Catalyst and the system settings only offer 30Hz. However, 60Hz works fine under windows 7 ...
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Monitor shown as 16:10 instead of 16:9 [migrated]

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on a Dell Latitude E6540 with a Dell U2713hm monitor, the displays are not mirrored, and arranged next to each other. The monitor has an aspect ratio of 16:9, ...
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Ubuntu eye strain problem?

Hi I saw lots of posts here regarding Ubuntu eye strain issue. But none could answer my question. I use Intel i5 processor, AMD radeon Graphics card. When I use my Win 7, there is no issue with my ...
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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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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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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 ...