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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Lubuntu VM - how to make external monitor on left side of primary monitor

I am using lubuntu as a virtual machine and my host OS is windows 8 and I connected an external monitor and it is to the right of my primary monitor. How do I change it so that it is to the left of my ...
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How can I prevent wine from disabling/shutting off my “secondary” monitor?

I'm running my computer using dual monitors. As when I am gaming I call my right monitor my "primary" and my left the "secondary" because I've set my PC up to where fullscreen games load on my right ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 No Monitor signal after logout/restart?

I'm running Lubuntu 13.10 64bit. When I logout or do a restart my monitor receives no signal. Each time I have to turn the pc off and on again to get a signal. I have tried a different monitor to ...
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maximum screen resolution isn't the native resolution

I decided to build a new, small form factor pc, which was going to run Ubuntu. Now the problem with it, is that the maximum possible resolution, is 1024x760, but that the screen I'm using, has ...
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Dual Monitors - Only One Turns off When the System is Idle

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell XPS 8700. I've got two monitors hooked up to the computer: one via DVI and the other via DisplayPort. The two-monitor setup works perfectly for the most ...
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Ubuntu on Mac Mini Monitor Display

I have Ubuntu installed in two machines: a laptop and a Mac Mini. While in the Laptop the screen is fine, on Mac Mini the resolutions option showing are only two and neither match perfectly well. ...
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Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desktop?

I want to know if its possible to use my laptop as a second screen. Both my laptop and desktop have Ubuntu 12.04.
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Why my monitor never shuts down when on the logging screen (ubuntu 13.10)?

Why my monitor never shuts down when on the logging screen (ubuntu 13.10)? This problem arrived after the 13.04 to 13.10 upgrade. Since then,I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and the problem is ...
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Acer Emachines Screen Jumbled

I have an Acer emachines El321-18se that uses an NVIDIA GeForce graphics. I recently installe Ubuntu 13.04 and from time to time the screen gets jumbled and distorted. I try to recreate the issue but ...
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Blanking screen @ 30 Second intervals for no apparent reason

My screen keeps blanking at 30 seconds if nothing is touched or moved. It seems to have started after a recent update. I have tried changing screen-saver settings, xset values, and installing ...
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Lenovo USB Monitor - LT1423p

Morning all, I have recently aquired a USB Lenovo monitor, LT1423p but it is not working in Ubuntu 13.10. I have read through the forums and googled like a madman and can find alot of information ...
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How to monitor the memory consumed by a process?

I have a process that I would like to see how much memory it consumes while it is running. Right now I do this: ps faux | grep casper But that just gives me the information of that moment. It ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, not recognizing 2nd monitor

Just installed ubuntu for the first time and my monitor isn't showing up on the display settings. I am on a laptop with nivdia graphics if that helps. I believe I have bumblebee installed. Other ...
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Black Display in Xubuntu 13.10

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 a while ago. Everything was great up until just now when I tried to connect to an external monitor. After connecting the VGA cable from my laptop to the monitor I tried to ...
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Monitor gets “No Signal” no matter what I do

I just got a new monitor (Acer H236HL). It works with the computer I'm using now but it isn't working with my personal computer (Ubuntu 13.10) I turned my computer off, unplugged the old monitor ...
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Built-in display brightness drops to 0 after monitor rearrangment

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13. I use it with an external monitor via HDMI at home and at work. If I re-arrange the monitors in the display settings (which is to the left/right) at home my laptop ...
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Can't change brcm_monitor0 in /proc

I am trying to change the value in the file /proc/brcm_monitor0 from 0 to 1. This file is used to set Broadcom wifi modules into monitor mode. The default method to do this is: sudo -s echo 1 > ...
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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with 2 monitors. I woke up, started my Computer, and BUM! I can't start system with cause "Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors" and I can't do anything... ...
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Per-monitor font hinting

I have two displays out of which one is rotated to be vertical. Is there a way to set font hinting to be VRGB on vertical display and RGB for horizontal display?
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Internet traffic monitor [duplicate]

Can someone recommend me what is the best Ubuntu internet traffic monitor, with preferably GUI. I also need it to be able to monitor individual applications to find bandwith leechers. Thanks.
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After locking the screen and loging in

I am using ubuntu with two monitors (an external bigger one and the other one is the notebook's monitor). When I go to the lock screen and log in back to the system, the windows that were opened in ...
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How do I toggle screen geometry with hotkeys?

My main computer is a laptop with an external monitor and I need set up hotkeys to switch between two display modes: external monitor only (1920*1080) internal + external monitor (1280*800 + ...
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Ubuntu extend desktop mode [acer 4732z]

I have acer 4732z with ubuntu 13.10 installed. but I can't get how to make it to extend desktop mode when I plug a monitor to my notebook. I only can switch to monitor only laptop display only ...
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AOC E2060SDA monitor

We have ubuntu 12.04 and are unable to find a driver for the AOC 2060Sda monitor. Does anyone know if one exists.
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how can I change ubutnu to low resolution (VGA) mode

my TV won't work with ubuntu it just blacks out and says not support I remember it did this with windows also but I just had to switch to low resolution mode I really want to start using ubuntu but ...
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Driving a WQHD (2560x1440) Viewsonic monitor with Ubuntu - what is needed?

I just got a Viewsonic VP2770 monitor. Its maximal resolution for either DVI or Display Port is 2560x1440, and I'd like to set that. However, my current laptop is old, and doesn't have neither DVI nor ...
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Server 12.04 Install Monitor Issue

I've decided to convert an old tower PC with 2Ghz Intel Core Duo and 2Gb RAM into a server using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm far from an expert and completely new to the server side of things... Previously the ...
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How do you change which monitor displays the Grub login screen?

I have my computer plugged into my monitor and my Big screen TV through HDMI, whenever I boot it wants to show the Grub2 bootloader on the TV and not on the monitor, this hurts my neck .. lmao ... the ...
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Monitor turning off randomly Ubuntu 13.10

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 with the latest updates on my PC. I am having a issue where the monitor seems to randomly disconnect. I cannot pinpoint what is causing this issue. It can ...
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How can I make multiple monitors go to standby independently?

I have a two-monitor setup. One monitor I use all the time, the other sometimes. I find myself switching the second monitor on and off quite frequently, so as not to be distracted by its contents. Is ...
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Display monitor info via command line

Is there a way to query monitor information from command line? For example, get monitor model, similar to e.g. what lspci does for graphic card info, or whether it's currently on or off, things like ...
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Using iMac running Ubuntu as a display for a Mac Mini

I have an iMac running Ubuntu, and a Mac Mini running OSX. I would like to use my iMac as a display for the Mac Mini by using using a target-disk mode equivalent for Ubuntu. I have my iMac and Mac ...
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External monitor behavior

can Ubuntu 13.10 not automatically turn off one of the monitors temporarily when an external monitor is plugged into the laptop, and also automatically switch back to laptop monitor when the external ...
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How can I increase the refresh rate?

I have an old GX270 with an integrated Intel 82865G. It runs smoothly my WinXP with a refresh rate of 75, or even 85. However, Ubuntu (12.04) only gives me 60. I understand this card is not longer ...
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Please help me with my dual monitors!

Okay, so i have a new dual-monitor set-up, but you know how when you move the mouse to the left, it goes to the screen on the left, and visa versa? Well, for me, i have to move my mouse to the RIGHT ...
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Second monitor to mirror specific workspace

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME and I'm looking for a way of making a second monitor display a specific workspace, for example the 2. workpace. If I switch workspaces at the primary desktop, the second screen ...
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Why is text on my TV monitor all grainy?

I have successfully installed the Catalyst drivers and hooked up my 1080p TV to the Radeon HD 5750's HDMI port and now it is working. There only seems to be one issue - most images appear OK, at least ...
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How can I get the built-in display to pan as I move the mouse to the edges in dual display mode?

I have an Eeepc 900a with a display of 1024x600 running lubuntu 13.10. The VGA port will display at 1920x1080. I am able to use LXRandR 0.1.2 to set it to use both displays at the same time. How can I ...
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Why does Ubuntu only work when an external monitor is plugged in?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo PRO V3315 laptop computer. The installation appears OK, but the only way I can see anything on the screen is if I plug in my old Packard Bell ...
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How to keep the open windows in the right workspace while changing/rotating monitor?

when I plug in/out an external monitor monitor, or I rotate the laptop monitor, the windows/applications open in the several workspaces often mess up, such as in the following figure: How can ...
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Intel graphics Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS: does not detect second monitor

I have some problems to get the second monitor working on my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. If I click on the detect button it does not work. Info about my system: $uname -a Linux LabTop2 3.8.0-32-generic ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS doesn't recognize my BenQ monitor

I installed ubuntu 12.04 a few days ago, I found the operating system doesn't recognize my BenQ monitor, then I type these commands below in Terminal: $ sudo apt-get install read-edid $ sudo get-edid ...
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Screen orientation doesn't stay in 13.10 (Gnome 3.10)

I upgraded to 13.10 and Gnome 3.10 and now every time I start my computer my second screen resets its screen orientation to normal (I rotated the monitor counter-clockwise). This worked fine in 13.04 ...
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Unknown monitor problem

My display settings detects another display besides my Built In Monitor on an Asus Aspire 5755G. So I allways have my Built in Display and a second Uknown Monitor. I can deactivate this display ...
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Two monitors when only having one in 13.10

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 64bit, and it says that I have 2 monitors, when I actually only have one I have a Dell XPS 15 with Nvidia graphics card if that helps in anyway
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I can't get over a resolution of 640x480 after upgrading to 12.04, how can I fix it?

Ever since I upgraded to 12.04 my screen resolution has gone down to 640 x 480, even though I had higher resolutions before. $ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: ...
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Set monitor refresh rate [closed]

The system: OS: Linux Mint 15, Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT, Drivers: nvidia-310 proprietary drivers. The problem: My monitor has a recommended refresh rate of 60hz, and I want to have it ...
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Is there a way to blank 2 of 3 monitors with a shortcut or hotkey and leave primary monitor on?

I am only staying with windows because of a feature that so far I cannot find that linux has. i am trying to find a way to blank 2 specific monitors and leave my primary monitor on. Preferably with a ...
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Application placement is messed up when switching to display with higher resolution

I use a laptop as my main computer. But when working I "dock" it by connecting an external screen and usb hub. The problem is that the placement of all my application windows on my virtual desktops ...
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Flash Player Minimizes, 2 Monitors

I have to screens. When I watch a flash video on one screen and then interact with the other screen the flash player minimizes itself back to the embedded mode. This happens in chrome and firefox ...