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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Monitoring a screen session

I'm very new to Ubuntu and I haven't really found something that I'm looking for. Basicly I am searching for a bash script that will monitor a screen session based on it's name. As soon as the bash is ...
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How do I completely update my ubuntu software?

This is a dual fold question. May someone guide me to the right source? When m Ubuntu was instailled, it overwrote Windows 8, but partially. I wanted Windows 8 completely gone. I can tell that Ubuntu ...
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HDMI stops working with my new Acer aspire E3-112

I bourght a new Acer Aspire E3-112. I use external screens both at home and at work. After installing Ubuntu everyting worked. I used it at home and at work. The second day when I got home the ...
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Ubuntu showing problems in connecting two external monitor

I am working with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell E7240. I have connected two external Dell monitors E2211Hb but they both are not working simultaneously. Yesterday both were working fine and after some time one ...
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New to Ubuntu, got a few problems

So I built myself a lovely new computer, and decided to give ubuntu a go. So far, I'm confused. A quick google search left me with a headache. So here are my problems. Keep in mind that I'm ...
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HDMI Monitor Signal Lost after login screen

I am using KDE Desktop, everything up to date. I just installed a Geforce 210 1Gb memory with HDMI output in order to connect to my Asus monitor. I also installed Nvidia propietary drivers (331.38). ...
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How to get native resolution of a monitor?

My Ubuntu installation seems to have magically guessed my monitor's native resolution (it's the mode it's set to on startup). Unlike most, my monitor's native resolution is NOT its highest ...
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Playing 3D HSBS video with an active 3D monitor

I'm currently using the built-in 3D function of my monitor to watch 3D half side-by-side movies and it ruins the subtitles. I tried VLC's anaglyph 3D but it just make their colors red and blue which ...
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Monitor loses sync after interrupting sleep

Dell 6400 with Dell monitor, dual boot with Ubuntu (14.04) and ms XP. No problems with displays except when waking up from sleep - any ideas?
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Ubuntu 14.04 external monitor always reconnect

I just updated my Ubuntu 13.04-x64 to the new one 14.04.-x64. The installer asked me if I wanted to keep home-path / programs/ configs. So I did. Now my external HDMI output seems to cause trouble. I ...
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Lubuntu Bootloader “Settings out of range”

I've installed Lubuntu 14.04 on an old PC replacing Windows XP. On turning on the PC, the monitor shows an "Out of range" warning for a few seconds before the Lubuntu with dots screen appears, then it ...
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Newbie question on USB Mouse

So I'm a total newbie to Ubuntu - installed it last night - and I've ran into a few problems: Firstly, I have two monitor displays connected to my computer. Monitor 1 works fine - mouse and keyboard ...
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No HDMI video output from GeForce GT 330M - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a Dell Vostro with an Nvidia graphics card. Although the VGA output works fine, when I connect up a monitor on the HDMI output, Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) recognises it, but the screen is blank (no ...
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Monitor Printers remotely over SNMP in Ubuntu

We have a lot of printers in company and we want to monitor Page Counts, daily report,etc. we tested a lot of monitor tools but they did not meet our requirements, and we found this software for ...
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How to change default monitor

I have an Asus laptop with intergrated intel graphics and a nvidia GEFORCE GTX 760m. Im using the intergrated monitor aswell as a monitor hooked up with HDMI. They're both working fine i just can't ...
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How to setup Asus MB168B USB monitor in Linux Mint?

is the first time I write here. I bought an external usb monitor http://www.asus.com/it/Monitors_Projectors/MB168B/; I have an Asus s56cb with dual boot, linux Mint 17 qiana and windows 7. On ...
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Low resolution after upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04

I am having difficulties after the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 - resolution is set to 640x480 and I can't change it neither from Displays nor using xrandr (xrandr says that current, lowest, and max ...
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Display calibration in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm experiencing problems with my display. My monitor displays weird whites. In windows I can use Calibrate Display Color wizard and set the color balance of rgb to extreme low to fix it but cant ...
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How to lock without turning the screen (monitor) off?

Due to a recent bug, each time my screen turns off, I cannot get it back on. Currently, the screen starts turning off after the computer is locked - which effectively means that I cannot lock my ...
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Why do I just get a black screen if I disconnect a DVI monitor and then reconnect it with Xubuntu 14.04?

I have one monitor that I use for both my PC (via VGA) and my Linux machine (via DVI). I just use it for one computer at a time, by pulling out the not needed cable and plugging in the required one. ...
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Aspect Ratio Ubuntu 14.04, HP w2408 single monitor

So I moved my desktop, old HP Pavilion running Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit and the monitor's, an HP w2408h,aspect ratio no longer provides for 16:9. I check with the display options in settings and I don't ...
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How do I get 144hz monitor refresh rate to work with the open source ATI driver?

With the open source ATI drivers, when I set 144hz in xrandr I get strange full-screen stuttering when I move some windows (especially my chrome browser, but other windows as well). I don't get these ...
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primary screen blank if external monitor already connected on start up

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Iconia W700. When I boot and afterwards plug in an external monitor everything works. However, if the monitor is already connected during boot, the screen of ...
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Low resolution problem with nvidia drivers Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.05 and updated it. After that I installed the drivers for my graphics card: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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no mail in `/var/mail`

i am trying to setup my system mail to monitor my mdadm raid arrays but I have no mail in /var/mail. How can I set this up and how can I test it? There should be something in may mail account I would ...
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Slow and incorrect sizing after a force restart

I have had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop for nearly 5 months but as of yesterday when I force shut down the laptop with my external monitor plugged in everything has been large and slow and the ...
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I can't find docky on my monitor

Since I installed ubuntu as a dualboot on my acer extensa 5220 and installed docky on ubuntu, when ever I connect my laptop to my asus monitor the "docky" dock on the bottom isn't there anymore but on ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS Won't Boot w/Monitor Connected

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a Lenovo RD540 server. Actually two of them. Both servers experience same behavior. 1) Server stalls during bootup. 2) The most recent message during ...
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shortcuts for external display/settings?(14.04/unity DE)

OH! there may be more being asked here than this page is for,so PLEASE,feelfree to slip this query into the right page if that is at all possible. it is ultra-urgent,as we are now disabled by what has ...
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Monitor network traffic usage per user by terminal?

Can you offer me some tools with which i can monitor traffic usage per user in WiFi/Ethernet network per user? And also will be good if i can see PC's name.
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Dual-monitor seems to be default in Ubuntu 14.04, and I try to solve it, but close the wrong monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My mouse goes outside the screen when moving to the right edge, so I guess something wrong with my monitor setting. lt seemed that "dual monitor" was set as default ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - 100% CPU usage alternating between cores

I've noticed my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 has been getting a bit sluggish lately - things like Gnome Shell overview animation are jerky where they were lightning fast, Elder Scrolls Online is stuttering and ...
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New monitor - reset graphics 14.04

Have new monitor, but resolution stuck at that of old monitor. New monitor is 16:9 but resolution stuck at 5:4 so how do I reset the monitor detection and get a good resolution on the new monitor?
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Overclocking monitor refresh rate on Ubuntu

I have a Qnix QX2710 monitor which was overclocked to a 96Hz refresh rate when I ran Windows. Now that I've moved over to linux I'd like to overclock the refresh rate again but I don't know how. I ...
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2560 x 1080 Screen Resolution on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a mac mini and bought a 2560 x 1080 ultrawide LG monitor for it. Problem is that it doesn't display the proper resolution, the maximum being 1920 x 1080 under ...
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Full screen mode in a dual monitor work [duplicate]

I used to work with two displays. As usual I make full screen on the second monitor for watching web video while continuing to work on the laptop monitor. In Ubuntu it's always opening in full screen ...
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Uknonw display in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Dell E1914H monitor & this is a fresh pc. My cpu has DVI port & monitor has VGA port, I'm using connector to connect both of them. Firstly I tried to install Windows on this machine, ...
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Black Screen after wubi Install on Windows 2000

I just installed Ubuntu on my mother's PC, Because it had Windows 2000. So I installed the Iso and put it on my USB and started the .exe on her PC, using WUBI. After that I went trough the ...
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The UBUNTU Graphics Catch 22

Trying to use a Live DVD to run Ubuntu 14.04.1, I get the "Monitor signal out of range" error. I hit ctrl-alt-F1 to bring up the command line. I do sudo nano /etc/default/grub and remove # from ...
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Screen Flicker on Mac Mini 5,3

I have a screen flicker issue on my Mac Mini with Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB. It appears on multiple screens and via both HDMI and Dual Link DVI over the display port. It does not seem to occur if ...
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Ubuntu 14.04,NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [NVS 5400M] laptop monitor problem

I am having a problem with making the laptop monitor work with the latest ubuntu. I am using optimus on lenovo t430 at the moment and when I try to activate the laptop monitor I get an extended ...
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External monitor horizontal lines problem

I got problem with my external monitor (Dell U2312HM) connected to my laptop (Radeon HD4570). There are appearing some horizontal lines. It is like blinking or flickering, it's actually quite hard to ...
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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 ...