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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...