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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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Dual vertical monitors messes my desktop

When I enable my two monitors in vertical positions My desktop files get dispersed vertically among both screens and the file icons on the upper screen are displaced, they look like they are ...
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1answer
533 views

I need a netspeed indicator for Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 3G mobile broadband connection that keeps changing network speed according to location and time and so I relied heavily on this applet ...
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1answer
180 views

Turning Monitor Off With an Icon

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and sometimes want to turn the display off immediately (without closing the lid and without waiting for it to turn off by itself). I'd prefer not to have to run a ...
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Manually turn off monitor

Can I turn off my laptop monitor manually and instantly with just a click or a simple terminal command? I just want to turn off my monitor not locking my machine. There is no dedicated turn off ...
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Flickering monitor connected by VGA to new System76

Setup: New System76 Lemur laptop running Ubuntu Unity 12.10 is connected via VGA cable to a new dell Ultrasharp u2312hm 23-inch monitor. Symptom: The Dell monitor has an annoying flicker, like ...
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How to maximize windows to the middle monitor with three monitors

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and most things are running smoothly. I've managed to set up my three monitors using ATI's Catalyst Control Center. However, I run into problems when I try to maximize ...
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Facing unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

I upgraded to 12.04 and had problems with unity. So this is what I did >> 1) Ctrl+Alt+F1 sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Export DISPLAY=:0 ccsm 2) Ctrl+Alt+F7 3) Enabled ...
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Adding a CPU monitor widget in the top corner like in Gnome2

I wonder if you can add a widget or something like it in the top corner (next to volume and WiFi and things like that) that displays current use of CPU and maybe RAM. I know you could add stuff like ...
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Trouble with external monitor in 11.10

I'm getting this error when I want to configure an external monitor to connect it to my laptop. requested position/size for CRTC 148 is outside the allowed limit: position=(1366, 0), size=(1366, ...
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How do you completely reset monitor configuration (e.g. what used to be dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg)?

Using unity 11.04. I have a secondary monitor (actually two, one at home, one at work). The home twin monitor set up works perfect (Viewsonic monitor). At work, I get very buggy behaviour, such as ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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963 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 ...
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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 ...