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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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No GUI when I login to the Enlightment DE (Ubuntu 13.04)

Ubuntu noob here again. I recently installed the desktop environment Enlightenment for Ubuntu 13.04. It was running great until now. I think it may have to do something with the monitor I hooked ...
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After suspend, my monitor wont turn back on

I set my pc to suspend after 5 minutes of inactivity, when I return to my computer I mash a couple of keys and the pc turns back on and the drives start spinning etc etc, but I get no signal to either ...
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Ubuntu blinks in DELL 2850

I have just installed Ubuntu (12.0.4 TLS for Servers) on a DELL poweredge 2850. During the installation, the process goes OK. However, as soon as I start the system normally (and the text font is ...
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Monitor won't go into sleep mode automatically after upgrading to 13.04

After upgrading to 13.04 from Xubuntu 12.10, my monitor no longer goes to sleep automatically. In Power Manager, On AC, Monitor, I have it set to put the display to sleep after 10 minutes off after ...
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Schedule to turn off monitor via crontab?

I want to turn off monitor on a specific period of time automatically (for example between 07:00 and 11:00). Is there any command to be set in crontab file? Is there any better way? In summary: ...
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Removing the Black Bar at the Top of the Screen [New Found!]

[New Found!] 1. When I set to others instead of 1440x900 (16:10) or 1280x800 (16:10) revolutions, the black bar must disappear. 2. When I set to 1440x900 revolution, the black bar must exist. ...
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lock screen periodically for some time

For the sake of caring about eyes I would like my screen to be blocked e.g. every hour for 5 minutes (or another intervals). Once I used one programme for doing it, but now I can't recall its ...
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Adding a large asus monitor resolution

I am trying to set up this monitor: http://commercial.asus.com/product/detail/vs247h-p-lcd-monitor I am able to connect the monitor and use it in various screen configurations, but have not yet been ...
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Which application can I use for a network traffic monitor

Is there a way to see ALL the traffic? from which process with the REAL NAME is accessing to which IP with the REAL NAME at which bitrate? When I say real name I am referring something like this: ...
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Desktop doesn't load after installing ATI Driver [duplicate]

I installed ATI Radeon HD 3650 on Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit using following commands: cd lib/3.5.0-17-generic/kernel/drivers unzip *.zip chmod +x *.run sudo ./*.run but after restarting the system, I saw ...
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4xxx not recognized

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 on my HP Pavillion dv6-2020eg. Ubuntu does not recognize my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4xxx graphics card. It just says "unknown" in the information box ...
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Start screensaver on still pictures

I have an Ubuntu box connected to a plasma TV. Still images reduce the lifetime of plasma TVs and may cause pixel-burn. I am looking for a technique to start the screensaver if the picture on the ...
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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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Ubuntu Server changing Monitor from DVI to VGA

i have a little problem with my Ubuntu Server 12.04. I installed it yesterday with a DVI monitor connected. With the DVI Monitor, everything works fine. But when I try to connect it with an other ...
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Nvidia-settings won't detect second monitor

I appreciate there are a lot of similar questions to this already but I can't seem to fix it following any current threads. I have installed 64bit Ubuntu 13.04 and installed the Nvidia drivers as per ...
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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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Power off the monitor on install Ubuntu 13.04

When i try to install Ubuntu 13.04 , I have problem to display . In first i see the page same as blank after about 5 sec monitor power off and get to standby mode but the dvd-rom is worked hard and ...
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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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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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Multiple monitor setup - randomly one monitor is detected as removed and added again

I have a 3 monitor setup, all 3 same viewsonic model, new (less than a year). Randomly, monitor 1 will be detected as removed and added again (from syslog): May 6 21:47:33 athena colord: device ...
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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 ...