2
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2answers
610 views

Automatically change resolution when not in dock

I have Ubuntu 11.04 (yep, I know it's old news) on my Lenovo W520. At home, I have a dock with dual monitors. I have a pretty decent setup - things work almost perfectly (hence the reason I'm ...
2
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1answer
382 views

Ubuntu 11.04 Laptop Screen not working

Just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and my Laptop screen has stopped working, although an external monitor still works fine. It won't even display the bios. It stopped working during a debian upgrade ...
1
vote
1answer
396 views

When using dual monitors, left monitor uses 1024x768 and right monitor uses 1920x720. Why its slow?

I have one PC where I have my main screen using 1024x768 resolution and my another screen using 1980x720 resolution. But why its so slow, is there any way to make it faster like normal? I had the ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I set up a headless server via VNC?

I'm trying to configure my system to run headless and access the desktop via VNC when necessary. It seems everytime I unplug the monitor while ubuntu is running, the system freezes and I am forced to ...
1
vote
1answer
813 views

“Can not display this video mode” error during boot, followed by empty desktop

On my computer, I replaced windows XP with Ubuntu 11.04. When I start up my computer, I get the message 'Can not display this video mode - optimal resolution 1280 60Hz', in a black screen. After a few ...
2
votes
1answer
140 views

Ubuntu detects another monitor when I don't have any other monitor [closed]

Ubuntu detects a DVI monitor even if I don't have any. I only have a VGA monitor plugged. This is a problem because the game I play crashes when I have two monitors. But I only have one monitor ...
1
vote
4answers
585 views

How can I get both of my monitors working with Ubuntu?

I have two W2252TQ Flatron screens, both were working in windows 7 prior to installing Ubuntu 10.04. The active monitor is connected via DVI with the VGA one dark. If I disconnect the DVI one then the ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Need to change the resolution options

I've been trying to add my external monitor's native resolution (1680x1050). It does not show up on the GUI "Monitors" I followed the "Adding Undetected Resolutions" section of ...
4
votes
0answers
196 views

Determine if Monitor is off [closed]

How do I determine the state of my Monitor in Ubuntu 11.04. I've seen a lot of stuff regarding dpms, but for what ever reason, I don't have the dpms module running on my ubuntu install and I'd really ...
2
votes
1answer
346 views

Maximal screen resolution for external monitor breaks desktop

Whenever I'm plugging in my external monitor into my notebook and changing the screen resolution to the maximum state, the desktop will get broken in a way: A third of the whole desktop space is ...
1
vote
1answer
965 views

cannot use only external LCD monitor with laptop

I just bought a new laptop. I like to connect it to an external monitor, and configure the displays such that the laptop screen is off, and the external monitor is set to max resolution. When I do ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Touch monitors for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a touchscreen monitor that is at least 19 inches diagonally and is fairly cheap (hopefully a similar price to the Windows 7 touch monitors made by HP, Dell, Planar, etc., which are ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Dual Screen Monitor not working after 11.04 upgrade

Launchpad bug #794975 I have a nVidia GeForce 8600 GT video card. I'm not using closed source drivers (so I'm using what ever the default ubuntu/linux drivers are). I have 2 monitors plugged in the ...
0
votes
1answer
805 views

Multi screen external monitor unrecognized

I have the ATI graphics manager (Catalyst Control Center) configured for my external monitor, attached to my Toshiba laptop, and the external monitor is recognized by this utility. However, the ...
3
votes
2answers
406 views

How can I stop the panel from showing on an external projector/monitor?

In Ubuntu 10.10 (and possibly previous versions), when I connected my laptop to an external source (monitor/projector) and set it not to clone my desktop the display on the external source would not ...
18
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3answers
2k views

Stop an insolent narwhal from “correcting” monitor brightness?

I want total absolute control over the brightness of my laptop's screen. I want Natty to fear my wrath should it dare to presume my desire. Natty's light adjusting minions should quake in terror ...
1
vote
0answers
139 views

How to write a script to change the screen? [closed]

In my office, I am connecting an external monitor to my laptop. The problem is when I switch to the external monitor and disconnect it, it doesn't automatically switch back to my laptop's screen and I ...
4
votes
2answers
590 views

Another monitor detected even if there isn't one plugged in

It seems that Ubuntu 11.04 (and Lubuntu, and probably others too) seem to detect a DVI monitor even if I don't have anything other than this VGA monitor plugged in. It never happened in earlier ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Monitor displays signal out of range until the graphical interface is loaded after installing

When the computer is booting all I get is the error message displayed by the monitor. I need to be able to choose the OS during startup however. I'm using a 1024x768 on this monitor, though it maxes ...
1
vote
2answers
510 views

Runs ok in 10.10, screen flickers continuously like neon light in 11.04

I have an Alienware M17x R3 laptop with 460M nvidia card. I just got it brand new from Alienware today. Running nvidia driver doesn't work in 10.10 (GDM doesn't load at all), so I switch back to ...
2
votes
0answers
294 views

Notebook + external monitor = system crash [closed]

I would like to use an external monitor with my HP Probok, but when I connect the cable to my notebook, it's screen turns black and the external screen starts to flicker pink and green. I use 11.04. ...