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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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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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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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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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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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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how to install download-monitor on 15.10

i have 15.10 and want download-monitor as shown from https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/download-monitor/ it is not available. How to make it available?
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Second Monitor Not Detected!

I have a Dell M3800 and recently purchased a Dell S2715H and connected it to the laptop through the HDMI cable. For whatever reason, the monitor is not detected by ubuntu. My older dell monitor ...
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Getting wrong resolution on old samsung monitor

Today i connected my pc with old samsung sync master 591s monitor and getting strange display resolution. My resolution is being set at 800x600 but still cant see my side panal. Well its look like ...
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2nd Monitor isn't recognized in Display but is usable

I have Ubuntu 15.04 currently installed, with the AMD display driver. AMD recognizes both monitors, and has the accurate information and resolutions on both monitors, and both monitors set to single ...
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Monitor Resolution problem in Xubuntu 15.04

I'm new in this forum and even a beginner with ubuntu. I've already tried to set the resolution of my monitor to 1440x900 but I can't get on because xrandr shows me error messages like: xrandr: ...
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How do I set brightness to a lower level in lubuntu 12 (HP laptop)?

I tried everything I found online, but none of the methods I found worked. The buttons don't work, and there's no such thing as "Brightness" in Monitor Settings. I tried xbacklight -set but it didn't ...
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Horizontal lines in Ubuntu 15.10

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 64bit on a Dell Optiplex 780 desktop with a 23 inch monitor, 4 GB of RAM and Intel Duo Core processor. The monitor shows horizontal lines (artifacts) randomly at any ...
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What component is causing the monitor to go to sleep?

We make systems based on Ubuntu 14.04 which we configure to kiosk mode, meaning we change the session to run our application and never present any desktop. Our session file is: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Second monitor not detected on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I am trying to hook up two monitors to my Ubuntu 14.04.3 desktop. My First monitor is connected to the CPU via an RS-232 cable, and is up and running. The second monitor is connected to a display link ...
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how to hook to monitor sleep event?

Is there an event I can hook up to when the monitor is set to sleep? I mean just the monitor DPMS sleep, not the PC sleep/suspend. My intention is to run a script when the monitor is sent to sleep ...
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Black Screen - Unsupported Resolution

I have an ultra wide screen monitor from LG (29UC97C-B) which seems to be not supported by Ubuntu. Shortly, before the Login screen should be visible, the monitore becomes black and prints something ...
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Changing resolution for samsung monitor?

I am using ubuntu from a usb for the first time and i cant seem to change the resolution to full hd ( 1920 x 1080 ) on my samsung monitor, the max res is 1280 x 1024 and my monitor is unknown and my ...
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Monitor goes black

Just installed 14.04 on my computer and after I solved my core-heating-problem, the new problem is that after 1 minute on desktop, either doing things or not - the monitor goes black.. No time to ...
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Refresh rate won't accep 120 hz

I can't get my monitor to set the refresh to 120hz. I'm using an nvidia gtx 970. The outputs are below (I'm using a 120 hz monitor & I was able to set it to 120hz in Ubuntu 15.04 when using an AMD ...
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Tried Ubdating Kernel; Now, Desktop won't load on startup

I get a blank black screen and a message that says "could not apply the stored configuration for monitors required virtual size does not fit available size" and says it can't use 3840xy and it's ...
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When I turn the monitor on, I get an “input out of range”, how do I fix this?

My computer was working fine a few days ago but now when I turn it on it displays: input out of range I don’t know what the problem is and have tried unplugging and plugging all the cords but it ...
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How can I make xubuntu ignore DisplayPort monitor being turned off?

I have a desktop machine (Dell T5600) with an Nvidia graphics card (Quadro 2000), and two monitors (Dell 24"), and I'm running xubuntu 14.04. If I switch off a monitor connected with DisplayPort, ...
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Issue with plugging monitor on my laptop

I have a dell monitor (DELL E1913) plugged on my laptop (Dell XPS 13 developer edition, ubuntu 14.10). I have a mini display port - DVI adapter connected on my laptop, this adapter is plugged on the ...
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Use LG 24" LED TV as Primary monitor

I have a tv that has HDMI input, and a computer with VGA output. (Computer is a Dell Optiplex 360) I have scoured every related question to this forum and have not been successful in my attempt to ...
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monitor outgoing email

I have a VPS and recently I found some unusual activity looking at the /var/log/mail.log and so I installed pflogsumm to send a daily report and got this: Per-Day Traffic Summary date ...
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Monitor switches off and won't come back!

I have Lubuntu 14.04 running on a Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E. My problems is: out of nowhere my monitor turns off, and no matter what I hit on the keyboard it doesn't come back. The only solution is to put ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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refresh rate on CRT monitor

So, I've got a geForce 650 Ti Boost, on a CRT monitor. My ubuntu is the latest, and I use Nvidias propietary driver. I've tried all the things that I know of to set my refresh rate to 85 hz. I'ts a ...
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How to change Monitor of ubuntu box Also 'Out of Frequency ' Error due to monitor change

I have find very odd and crude solution to this entire episode. It is as follows Start installing ubuntu as usual. Switch off the monitor Wait for some time (1-2 minutes) till the HDD access stops ...
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Getting launcher on dual monitors

I recently bought a second monitor for my computer. Setting it up was fairly easy, but when I turned the monitor I found that the unity launcher bar that is on the right monitor did not transfer over ...
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How do I set up my dual monitors? My config folder does not have monitors.xml in ubuntu 12.04

I tried creating a monitors.xml in config folder using gedit and just saved it there. rebooted but doesn't work. I am trying this link. http://www.sudo-juice.com/dual-monitor-settings-in-ubuntu/ But ...
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How can I calibrate colors?

In System Settings -> Colors there is color panel but "calibrate" button is grey and I am unable to calibrate it by myself.
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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 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 > ...