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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Connecting and controlling my desktop with my laptop monitor using ubuntu.

I would like to know how to use my laptop as a monitor for my desktop. my laptop is running windows 7 and my desktop is running ubuntu 13.10. i do not have a monitor for the desktop. Thank you.
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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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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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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 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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Connect monitor to headless server

I've inherited a server running on Ubuntu which has a keyboard connected, but no monitor. Now there's been a network problem and I'm currently unable to connect via ssh (not even ping works). Still, ...
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Dual monitor freeze after login after 13.04 upgrade

I just upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and my HDMI Video output stopped working. I've a dual monitor setup with dvi and HDMI display. Dvi works fine. Xrandr shows hdmi1 as connected. Graphic card is a ...
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Screen flickers with Nvidia GPU

When I install the Nvidia driver (have tried both current and post-release current) the monitor flickers every time I open a new window/program such as Firefox. I don't know what else I'm going to do? ...
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configure modeline Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 in dual boot with Windows 7 on the same drive. In Windows, I customize my refresh rate for my 2nd monitor with the program powerstrip. When I export my Linux modeline and ...
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Run without monitor in 12.10

Yes I know this question is out there but none of the answers work for me like the ones found here and here. I have Ubuntu version 12.10 32bit. It's a fresh install. Only software installed is ...
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Switchable nvidia GT 540m HDMI output Problem

I have bought a Alienware m11xr3 with nvidia GT 540m and a internal graphic card. uname -r 3.2.0-33-generic-pae here is the lspci | grep VGA output: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Refresh rate revert on 60 Hz on reboot

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (upgrade from 11.10) and when I change monitor refresh rate everything is ok, until reboot, on reboot my refresh rate revert to 60 Hz. I found similar threads on Ask ...
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Ubuntu only working with second monitor

I'm using the try ubuntu selection from my ubuntu cd. For some reason, the screen on my laptop is completely black. Only when I hook to my second monitor does ubuntu show up, and then, its only on ...
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Weird error (bug?) on my screen

I've got a problem. Here is my laptop spec : Type: ASUS A43E-VX389D Video Card: Intel HD Graphic Memory: 2 GB DDR3 Processor: Intel B950 ( 2.1 GHz, 2MB L3 cache ) I'm using Ubuntu Precise ...
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how to make external monitor primary (xubuntu)

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 and I want to use my 24" monitor as a secondary display. Ok! First Try: Going to the Settings Manager --> display and searched for the secondary display to enable it. But ...
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Facing unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

I upgraded to 12.04 and had problems with unity. So this is what I did >> 1) Ctrl+Alt+F1 sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Export DISPLAY=:0 ccsm 2) Ctrl+Alt+F7 3) Enabled ...
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Shouldn't System-Settings-->Display “see” the monitor correctly?

This is a 12.04 Intel 32-bit system with 8GB Ram and a Gigabyte GT220 NVidia graphics card. The resolution displayed by System-Settings-->Display is correct, but the monitor is detected as "Laptop", ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Black Screen

This is my current specs: Operating System: Windows 7 x64 CPU: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz Bloomfield 45nm Technology RAM: 6.00 GB Tripple-Channel DDR3 @539MHz (8-8-8-20) ...
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Best practice to monitor Ubuntu Server

I have an Ubuntu Server that is intermittently rebooting. I notice the reboot once every 3 weeks or so. I have a feeling that this is occurring more often and I want to get an accurate picture of the ...
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Xubuntu Monitor issue

I did a presentation with my laptop with an external monitor (using latest Xubuntu). After the end of the presentation my laptop ran out of battery. When I got home an logged in again, I had only a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS monitor with lower resolution

I have monitor with possible resolution 1920x1080 (on windows) and I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The posssible resolution there:1440x900. How to change resolution to proper one? I installed ...
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get-edid always fails, yet ubuntu detects monitor make/model in system settings

I am trying to writer some scripts to detect what monitor is plugged in and when. I am not sure if I am going down the correct path, but I notice that no matter what I do trying to use 'get-edid' ...
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How to make 13.10 see a monitor when there is none?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on a Dell PowerEdge 1850 server that I start up in the afternoon and shut down at night. When it can't see a monitor, it defaults to 1024x768. When I hook up a monitor by ...
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How do I get a Dell U2414H monitor and Nvidia NVS300 working?

I can't get Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to run xwindows in my monitors native resolution. I have a Dell U2414H monitor and NVIDIA NVS 300 video card. I am connected via a Single Link DVI to HDMI cable. When I ...
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Lubuntu dual monitor doesn't save config

I'm using Lubuntu and I have a external monitor (connected using HDMI) to my laptop. Everytime I enter on Lubuntu, both laptop and Monitor are turned on. What I do: I go to Menu > Preferences > ...
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Get Ubuntu to NOT move windows when turning off one of multiple monitors

I have a triple monitor setup and it works very well with 13.10. However, I have some problems with the way Ubuntu moves windows around when turning off a monitor. For instance, when I want to watch ...
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Display configuration messed up

I have a laptop and an external monitor. I can set the correct resolution for both of them, however, after some time configuration messes up: resolutions get swapped and display mirroring turns on. ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 problem with monitor

When I installed Kubuntu 13.10 (virtual), it did not recognize my Compaq 19" monitor in a Compaq Presario PC and can't see the desktop properly. Conclusion: I must cancel the installation (real). My ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can't extend desktop to second monitor

I have a Vostro 200, Intel Pentium D (E2160) processor and Intel G31/G33 video adapter. The video adapter is integrated and I'm using a VGA splitter to connect to monitors. The monitors are Samsung ...
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desktop screen color has changed

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Linux) on an ASUS x44h series laptop. The color on my monitor has suddenly changed. It is now light green. The desktop wallpaper is very dark green. See attached screen shots. ...
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Secondary Monitor Goes off upon logging in

I am using dell xps 14z laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, when booting up it detects the secondary monitor [Viewsonic] but upon entering the username/password , the secondary monitor goes blank . when I open ...
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Monitor not recognized in Ubuntu 13.04 - gateway NV59c

Recently upgraded to 13.04 and ubuntu isn't recognizing laptop monitor. I could connect using external monitor and tried the "mirror" options. It shows the monitor, but could not make the laptop as ...
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LCD monitor 2033 out of rang in ubuntu 13.04

i have a problem in ubuntu 13.04 when i want install or login . i installed ubuntu with a crt monitor but when to login with lcd monitor , i dont have screen ( out of rang ) my monitor is samsung lcd ...
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Desktop PC, Two video cards, two monitors, still having problems

First of all, please keep in mind, that I'm a Linux user for a hour or two. This is my first day of migration from Windows. SO HELLO! :) So, here's my issue. I have two graphics cards on my desktop ...
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Game playing on both screens

I have dual monitors setup on 13.04 with an ATI card using the propitiatory driver. In install Steam then Amnesia and started the game up. The displays are mirroring instead of the game just playing ...
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Ubuntu can't read drivers or freezes such as external keyboard, monitor and mouse

Ubuntu can't read drivers such as external keyboard, monitor and mouse. After I forced shutdown Ubuntu, because of the add-on(from FF) I have to shut it down it hanged my PC. Also the Wireless ...