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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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 ...
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Dell latitude E6510 Blank screen [duplicate]

How do i fix this problem on my Laptop which works perfectly when connected to external monitor. If i also abandon it without use for one or two days the lcd will come on but will still go black ...
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Dual monitor wont play media centre on primary screen

I am running ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop that is connected to my TV. Everything seems to work fine but when I open my media centre (XBMC) it will only run in full screen on the laptop. I have changed the ...
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How to prevent my screens from turning off, when the screen is locked?

I would like to have my screen fully powered at all times, but it goes to standby once I lock my PC.
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No display after boot. If I connect external monitor, things work fine

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my new laptop after connecting external monitor. Reason being, display was becoming too faded on laptop screen if I don't attach external monitor. Screen is working ...
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Adjust monitor settings to compensate for vision problems

Is there any software that allows to "blur" or sharpen what's on your monitor to compensate for vision problem in Ubuntu? I sometimes forget my glasses (I leave them at work, or forget them at home). ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 external monitor refresh rate

I'm coming from Xubuntu (12.10) on an HP Envy to Dell Sputnik upgraded to 13.04. Using the same Samsung monitor. Ubuntu does detect the monitor. With Xubunutu I was able to set the refresh rate on ...
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Could not apply stored configuration for monitors , resolution changed both in windows and ubuntu

I was just surfing on the internet when the screen just blacked out and bam, my monitors resolution was done and i am not able to detect my original resolution in both ubuntu and windows(strange) I ...
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Problem in ubuntu 13.04 with screen resolution

I have a bad resolution for my monitor that appeared when I installed Ubuntu 13.04 If I run -xrandr I get 1280x1024 0.0* 1024x768 0.0 800x600 0.0 1152x864 0.0 ...
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Ubuntu shows fuzzy colors after upgrade in a Macbook Air

After updating my packages on Ubuntu 12.04 my monitor has started to act very weird. I've been trying to fix this issue for a few days now, without any luck. I don't even know what this is called so I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 using vgaswitcheroo breaks monitor configuration

I've successfully disabled my ATI card using vgaswitcheroo but when I go to display settings I can see 2 monitors - one of them called "Unknown". I have only one display. When I turn ON the discrete ...
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Monitor shows “out of range” [duplicate]

I have a server that won't work with any monitor. The installation works fine and the bootup is also shown on the screen. But when Ubuntu server starts the screen goes black and a window comes up ...
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Boot up after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 “monitor out of range” [duplicate]

Hi I just completed the installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3, after installation i get a "out of range" on my view sonic monitor, after a few secs the ubuntu login screen and then it just hangs. sometimes ...
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How to start a program always on second monitor

I tried to google and to browse/search the questions but with no luck. I have xubuntu 12.10 installed and extended desktop is working great (intel display driver). The problem is that I want to start ...
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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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Monitor resolution isn't selectable

I've got a 2560x1440 monitor, connected with a dual-link DVI cable. When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04, the resolution is 1600X1200 by default, and in Systems Settings->Displays, the highest resolution ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen after messing with Nvidia

So... I screwed up. I was trying to get a second monitor to work on ubuntu but it wasn't auto detecting it. So I went online and found out that it could be a video drive issue. So I went to drivers ...
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Tint2 “invisible” with second monitor

This worked yesterday not sure what changed. Other than my battery running dry, also I'm running 13.04. Started up app tint2. Laptop booted plugged into second monitor via vga. tint2 was functioning ...
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Laptop monitor turns off when external monitors plugged in

Just a heads up, I'm brand new to ubuntu and linux as a whole, so go easy on me. I just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Thinkpad T430. A few bumps along the way, but I'm learning this new system ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Dual-monitors - Primary Monitor: Black Screen, Secondary Monitor: Unresponsive Desktop

So I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7 and I'm loving it so far. Everything is working fine except my second monitor. If I'm already in Ubuntu when I plug the second monitor in, ...
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Monitor internet over wan?

I don't even know if this is possible or not, but I am looking for a "network monitor" that actually monitors what is going through the modem, not the router. Unfortunately the only Internet option I ...
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BandWidth Monitor

New to Ubuntu, I want a application which monitor my Bandwidth usage in GUI for Particular time. Is any application is available for my requirement? For ex: If I need to monitor for a month at a ...
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My monitor keeps going into sleep mode when it reaches the background just before you log in, after booting up

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and it works when I use an LCD television. My graphics card is a GeForce 650 Ti and my monitor is a HP w1907v. The graphics card works perfectly, the monitor works, the VGA ...
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analogue to Windows combination ctrl+alt+del [duplicate]

Combination Ctrl+Alt+Del in Windows calls Task manager. You can see running processes and kill any task. Is there anything like this in Ubuntu? Thanks in advance
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Can the Nvidia control panel save changes?

for seeing right images and letters in my monitor I have to use it at 60 hz, the only way (i know) for changing this is from the nvidia panel,but when I restart it moves back to 75 hz,so each time ...
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Total noob here. Just installed 13.04 and it doesn't recognize my second monitor

I click Detect Displays but it doesn't recognize my second monitor. I only see the main one. My graphics card is a geforce 9800 GT. Thanks
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Brightness can't be fixed

I have problem with brightness on Ubuntu 12.04. Whenever I restart or turn up my HP ProBook 4515s laptop, brightness is set on the highest level of brightness. Please help me to solve this problem :) ...
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“Input not support” message when i boot ubuntu server

I've installed ubuntu server to my computer, and when i boot it i get a message from my monitor that the input is not supported. I think that's because my graphics card or my monitor does not support ...
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Monitor goes to Power Saving Mode with Ubuntu 13.04

Hello I'm new to ubuntu and i've just installed 13.04 on a partition to dual boot with windows 7. I have a LG FLATRON 19' LCD monitor and several minutes after I have logged in the monitor goes into ...
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How to make Ubuntu 12.04 desktop session start on boot without a monitor plugged in?

I have a home server that I need to access via remote desktop, and I want to leave the server there without a monitor hooked up to it. Everyday the server turns off and turns back on. There is no ...
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How do I remove black bars on top and bottom of my display?

I have a problem with my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It shows my Samsung Electric Company 17'' strange. It is not centered. I have a black space up and right. The pictures will explain better my problem. ...
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Letters in native mode seem too small on my monitor

I have a problem. I have a lg monitor flatron w2242s and my graphic card is Nvidia GT 220. Native resolution for my monitor is 1680x1050, but when I use that resolution it feels like "sand" in the ...
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How to force native resolution on secondary monitor?

So, yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my laptop (1920x1200), which I mainly use docked with a second monitor (ViewSonic VA720, VGA, 1280x1024). At first the second monitor wasn't detected at all, so I ...
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How do i view and access my windows 7 laptop from my ubuntu desktop?

The desktop has 2 outputs for monitor display: Can I plug in a vga chord from my laptop to the desktop? and control (the mouse and keyboard) the laptop from my ubuntu desktop? I was thinking of ...
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Screen resolution problems on Samsung monitor

I have a monitor Samsung 19' which resolution is 1440x900 (16:10 aspect ratio). When I set it in the recently installed Ubuntu 13.04, the bottom of the screen gets cut out Trying to change to another ...
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No display signal at boot with DisplayPort monitor, nVidia 660 Ti, 12.04 LTS, nvidia-current drivers

My problem is as follows: I have recently installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and upon booting, the DisplayPort monitor loses signal immediatedly after the Ubuntu splash screen. A brief ...
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external monitor doesnt work with one profile

I have an issue with my external monitor not working with one users profile (laptop screen works fine). The external monitor (and laptop screen) works fine for any other user. The only change I made ...
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My laptop no longer disables output when lid is closed

When I first installed Ubuntu 12.04, when I closed my laptop's lid it would disable the output to the laptop monitor and only recognize the HDMI out as the single monitor for the OS (so all programs ...
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why is my second monitor stuck on 4:3 at 1024X768

I have been using a second monitor for a while now, and until I connected it to our TV via the VGA port everything went well. Then, yesterday morning, after I unplugged the VGA cable from the TV and ...
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How to blackout screen or start screensaver with shortcut keys?

I'm often reading a hardcopy paper/book and taking notes on the laptop. I like to save energy (and battery) when the laptop is just waiting for me to read. My laptop unfortunately doesn't have a ...
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Frequency out of range message when using console

Why does an error message appear when I switch to a terminal using Ctrl + Alt + F1: 135k / 91 hz Frequency is out of range And more importantly, how do I fix this?
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How to have launcher on non-primary screen?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on one computer with two monitors. I've found the place in settings where I can set the "launcher placement" and the "primary" monitor (using the black bar); however, I ...
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How to reset external display?

So I was testing my laptop on my external scree and managed to cycle through the modes until I hit the one which displayed only on the external monitor. This just output a green screen and nothing ...