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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HDMI Display Screen Resolution Resets

After I managed to solve my issues with the HDMI - VGA converter by reinstalling Ubuntu, I was wondering why Ubuntu keeps my resolution settings in some cases and loses them in others. I've written a ...
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Turn off monitor and make it stay that way

My monitor does not have a turn off button, so I want a short-cut key that exactly replicates that behaviour. I currently use xset dpms force off but it turns on to every possible event mouse or ...
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Terminals on Second monitor

I have a HP G62 laptop and a NEC AccuSync LCD73v monitor, which I connect via VGA. I use the terminal a lot, so at startup ubuntu auto-launches 4 Xterms. Is there any way to start them at a specified ...
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Can't get HDMI out working on Lenovo G560

Can I get Dolby To My PC but no on HDMI out please (our DTS whatever) On Lenovo G560 xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS1 connected primary ...
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what mechanism does ubuntu 13.10 use to turn screen off?

I am having an issue where sometimes after my screen turns off, and I move the mouse to turn it back on, the monitor turns back on, but just shows a black screen, and I have to reboot. To try to ...
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No Picture on HDMI TV

I'm trying to connect my system to an HDMI tv. The monitor is detected on the system but the picture doesn't display. It shows my BIOS screen and the grub menu; it turns off when the Ubuntu splash ...
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Multiple Monitors: Monitor not turning on

I'm having trouble configuring my laptop display with the external monitor. I use the laptop most at home where I connect it to an external monitor and turn the display off. However I still need to ...
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Input not Supported

I have installed my first copy of Ubuntu on an older PC. Everything seemed to go well with the installation. But at the first boot, my screen gives the message: input not supported. I have tried ...
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Update Ubuntu 13.10 now my dual screens will not work.

I am using a Lenovo B570 and just updated Ubuntu 13.10. Now It will not recognize my monitor plugged into my HDMI port. When I go to Settings >> Display I get a message that could not get screen ...
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Desktop icons appear on wrong monitor

I have a laptop with Xubuntu 13.10 and to the right of the laptop is a monitor located. The monitor is the primary: I set the option "Primary" in the settings editor ...
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unknown monitor

I hope to find a way to solve a problem about the displays: I have only the built-in display, and nothing else attached, but, in the settings,the system finds also another display, which is unknown. ...
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Put monitor to sleep when locked?

Whenever Ubuntu 13.10 locks: Instead of making the monitor go black and the power button (on the monitor) turn orange like Windows did. It loses connection to the computer and shows me the Dell ...
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overscanning acer x163 and nvidia, x server setting do not change

I'm getting vexed with lack of friendly display options, I've tried all sort of things but I can't seem to stop my monitor overscanning horizontally (I.E missout just enough screen that scroll bars ...
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Resolution not in xrandr and make new Resolution permenent?

I am using a monitor which its native (optimal) resolution is 1600*900. but xrandr doesn't show any resolution above "1024x768". I can change to my native resoution by issuing these 3 commands: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit xstart does not work, gui is lost

I have a big problem. Because my PC does not start without a Monitor, I tried the following: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1452600&page=7 > For ubuntu 11.10 the only thin which ...
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Dual monitors on different graphics inputs?

Here's my dilemma, I was just running Windows and to run both of my monitors, my secondary monitor was running off of my integrated chip. In my BIOS I set the boot up graphics device to be the ...
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No matter what I think of trying Starcraft 1 refuses to run fullscreen

Everything I have thought of doing to try to get Starcraft 1 to run in fullscreen WITH DUAL MONITORS without wine disabling my monitor that isn't running the game has seemed to not work so far these ...
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23" screen on 13.10 not filling to the corners

hi guys i installed ubuntu 13.10 this morning and have found the screen isnt being used corner too corner, i have the black around the outside is there a way to scale this up? im currently running at ...
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Turn off monitor only after locking screen

I see there is no setting to turn the monitor off after the screen is locked unlike the one for screen locking which can be set to act after the monitor has been turned off. I do not want the system ...
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Setting DVI monitor as primary display

I'm trying to set things for Youtube hangouts and capturing my desktop but it always records my secondary monitor instead of my moin one. None of the following works: Setting the primary display in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cursor navigation between dual monitors is backwards

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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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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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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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