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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How to map wacom correctly to monitor

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and I am running dual screens(23inch and 15 inch). I have a wacom intuos 2 9x12 that will will not map correctly to my second monitor which is also 9x12(1400x1050). The reason ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dual monitor “unknown monitor” problem

I have a problem with my monitors, one of them is detected as samsung electric company 19", and another is unknown and I cant set resolution for it higher then 1024x768.
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I set xgamma at startup in 12.10, but it resets

I have a startup command to set my gamma in xgamma; whenever I log in, it flickers briefly to what I have it set to, then goes back to 1. Why? Is there a better way to adjust gamma defaults in 12.10?
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How to control the screen rotation in ubuntu 12.10 via an icon on the panel?

Is there is a program that displays an icon in the panel, to control the rotation of the monitor?
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How can I get Ubuntu to display 1600x1200 75hz on my Compaq MV900?

System Settings --> Displays shows the monitor as unknown and only offers 4 choices for resolution, none of which are the right one. xrandr output for the monitor looks like: VGA-0 connected ...
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What is skew value in Mongo DB Database replication?

I have just started the three MongoDB replica servers. I do not understand what is this screw value what it should be on which server? Which values should I monitor I have taken 2 screenshots ...
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Media keys disable external monitor

Recently on my Dell XPS M1330 with Ubuntu 12.10, after some updates (I could not figure out which one caused the problem), if I press the media keys on the keyboard or the remote control, they turn ...
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dual monitor setup with extended desktop

I am trying to setup a dual monitor settings in ubuntu which will extend the desktop over two monitors. That means single panel, single launcher over two monitors. Actually I was going to setup two ...
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Can't connect second monitor with HP Pavilion g6 over Ubuntu 12.04

I am using HP Pavilion g6 notebook computer with Ubuntu 12.04. I am unable to connect second monitor via HDMI or VGA. I am trying this for few days now and fed up by now. I am using Intel graphic ...
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Lock screen turn off and on : Goes to a loop asking to enter password to unlock- then turns off again.

I recently updated my laptop from 12.04 to 12.10. And now, whenever I lock screen with "CTRL+ALT+L", the screen locks, and monitor turns off. But within 30 seconds, it turns on and asks for password. ...
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System running in low graphic mode (Ubuntu without monitor) [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu desktop 12.10. I want to have a desktop server but it can't start without a monitor. I tried Ubuntu server but I got the same error. Everything is working fine while monitor is ...
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Run ubuntu without monitor in 12.10 [duplicate]

HOW CAN I RUN MY UBUNTU 12.10 WITHOUT MONITOR ???? im trying to solve this problem 7 hours please help mee. xorg.conf cant help me. please tell me another solution. i will try everything.. thanks
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How can I save my laptops battery from draining? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 (switched from windows 8 recently) and I am finding that this OS is draining my laptops battery like anything (works only like 70% of windows). I also found this interesting ...
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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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Display and projector got messy after screensaver or energy saver

I'm a professor and I use Ubuntu to show my students presentations about the content. I get my laptop connected to a projector available in the room and, that works just fine at first glance. No keys ...
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Help! I disabled both of my monitors. What can I do?

I am new to Ubuntu. I was looking to see if double monitors were supported, and I accidentally disabled both of mine. What can I do? I tried plugging in a third monitor, but nothing happened.
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27 inch monitor desktop not full size LG 27EA33V 1920x1080 DPI?

I just switched to a 27" full HD monitor from a 24" full HD monitor. However, the kubuntu 12.10 desktop appears with a black border all round. I do not have an xorg.conf and the output of xrandr is : ...
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Larger resolutions on VGA monitor using GMA 3150

I tried to connect a VGA monitor to my Netbook to increase resolution. Unfortunately, in Lubuntu maximum available resolution is 1024x768, while in Windows I can increase it to 1680x1050. Is there ...
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Input signal out of range and Ctrl-Alt-F1 gives me a white screen

Hey I’m a noob with Ubuntu (using 12.04) and recently after restarting my computer after installing some drivers my monitor displays "input signal out of range". I tried using Crtl+Alt+F1 but I’m ...
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Failed to open and save monitior configuration

I try to use Ubuntu 12.04. from USB with a 4 GB peristent part. First i changed some monitor settings (have two). After rebooting I got the error message: Could not apply the stored configuration for ...
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Manually turn off monitor

Can I turn off my laptop monitor manually and instantly with just a click or a simple terminal command? I just want to turn off my monitor not locking my machine. There is no dedicated turn off ...
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Frequency out of range

I am a entry level person for Ubuntu using 11.10 currently trying to install it on a hdd. I am facing the issue of "Frequency out of range" problem and i have followed this advice but the issue is ...
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Lower resolution with DVI and NVIDIA driver than with VGA [duplicate]

First my setting: Machine: Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-36-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 8 21:44:52 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Graphic Card: I have an old Quadro NVIDIA card 01:00.0 VGA ...
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How do I enable a third display with my setup?

I've been able to extend my monitor onto two displays at once, but I can't get it to work with three. When I use the System Settings > Display, it gives me the following error when I try to output to ...
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How do I change the maximum resolution of my computer for multiple monitors?

I am trying to enable three monitors for my setup in Ubuntu 12.10. My card is a Raedon 5700 HD series. When I try to extend my display to any additional monitors, I get the following error: required ...
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How to increase the default screen resolution without a monitor plugged in

i have kinda problem with setting my resolution on ubuntu 10.04 the thing is that i installed the machine and put it away without mouse, keyboard and monitor (i am currently remote with VNC viewer) ...
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Colour Calibration Hardware Compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a Thinkpad W520 and it has a Pantone colour calibrator.I looked it up here and in Google Search but as it seems the gnome colour manager can't use it as calibrating device at all(maybe there is ...
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Workspace is twice the size of my monitor

Recently, I have this annoying problem in Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome-fallback: My only workspace width has become twice the size of my monitor (a 19" Philips). Because of this, some applications, like ...
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I am looking for monitor and mouse calibration i/e changing the x / y positioning of them

I've just installed Ubuntu and am new to Linux. My monitor is slightly offset; I can see the edge of the icons on the left edge of the screen on the right side of the screen, the top of the screen is ...
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AOC E950SWN driver for ubuntu 12.04

I have a dell vostro 1700 laptop and the screen is failing. I know I can clone the screen on to an external vga monitor and I am looking at buying a AOC E950SWN 18.5" monitor. However, before I buy it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 resolution and GPU

I am seeking help concerning my resolution. I have a Geforce SPARKLE 6600 LE card with nvidia driver 304.64, current for my card, installed with an HP w1707 monitor on a compaq presario PC, 32bit ...
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Unsupported monitor resolution after upgrade from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS

Upgraded my server from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as per update manager suggestion. I was running 1920 X 1080 under 10.04. Now the video card is set outside the capabilities of the ...
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How do I rotate my display when not using an X Server?

I have a widescreen monitor that rotates. I'm trying to use it in 'landscape' mode (vertical). This is easy in the GUI. How do I rotate my display when I am not running an X Server or when I am ...
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Use volume and playback keys without waking the monitor?

Often my laptop is just standing around and just playing music and for the below mentioned actions I don't need to see wat's going on on my desktop. Is it possible to use the volume and playback keys ...
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Does Brightness Control not work on desktop environments by design?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on a desktop and on a netbook. On the netbook, the brightness control works fine out of the box via GUI and hot keys. But on the desktop it does not. In the "Brightness and ...
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I managed to install the OS, but I can't see anything in my monitor since it says “not supported resolution”

My computer screen is ATVIO brand, but when I used another screen (Samsung) the OS works fine, can someone help me?
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How to force a higher screen resolution from Ubuntu 12.04 and an NVidia GTX460?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 x64, kernel 3.2.0-24-generic with an NVidia GTX460 and an Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite 2560 x 1440 monitor connected by a dual-link DVI cable. I've installed the ...
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Gateway NV78 laptop monitor stopped working when upgrading to 12.10

I have a Gateway laptop NV78. It's a 64 bit. It has dual core CPU and 4 gigs of RAM. When I installed Ubuntu 12.10, the monitor stopped working. My external monitor hooked up through VGA works fine. ...
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Stuck on extremely low resolution 800x600; Native Resolution 1680x1050

I know this has been touched on by a lot of different threads by a lot of different people, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to fix it. I'm on a duel boot Windows 8/Ubuntu system and ...
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Monitor Options

We recently upgraded to 12.04 on an oldish system that still has a CRT monitor. We now find that certain panes won't fit the screen shape, probably due to the monitor type being set as 'widescreen ...
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How to boot Ubuntu without a monitor plugged in?

How to boot an Ubuntu 12.10 without Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse I'm using as server and connect to it through Remote desktop viewer No problem with 12.04 but after the upgrade I receive the message Low ...
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Flickering monitor connected by VGA to new System76

Setup: New System76 Lemur laptop running Ubuntu Unity 12.10 is connected via VGA cable to a new dell Ultrasharp u2312hm 23-inch monitor. Symptom: The Dell monitor has an annoying flicker, like ...
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Using AOC USB monitor on Ubuntu

I have recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu 12.10. I have an AOC portable laptop monitor (Model number e1649Fwu). This monitor works solely through USB. It works fine on Windows, but I cannot work ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Dual Monitor setup - ATI Radeon 4000series. Virtual size of 800x600 is actually trying for 2

I have Ubuntu 12.10, ATI drivers installed and working(not an easy task). I am trying to dual monitor out. I have a 26" LCD TV for monitor one running 1920x1080. I have mirror off, and have tried ...
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Using an iPad or Nexus 7 as an Ubuntu Second Monitor

Is there any way to use an iPad mini or a Nexus 7 as a second monitor through a cable? I dont want something like vnc, I need it to work through the usb cable (or any other cable). I imagine that the ...
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AO522 ubuntu 12.10 several reboot incase of black screen

My acer aspire one 522 with a new ubuntu 12.10 or Kubuntu 12.10 installation (dual boot with win7) sometimes has a black screen but if I reboot once or more, I can login on desktop. How can I fix ...
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External monitor resolution is 1024x768 (cvt+xrandr distorts the output)

I have a HP 2009v LCD monitor with VGA input which is plugged to my laptop with Intel graphics card. Windows recognizes the maximum resolution (1600x900) and displays the desktop correctly. Ubuntu ...
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How do I get the power manager settings to stick in Lubuntu 12.10

I am unable to utilize the Power Manager Settings (XFCE power manager) that control the monitor to "switch off" after becoming inactive. I have selected numerous settings between 1 to 10 minutes. I ...
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Monitor getting weird after a while

I got this problem I've been trying to solve for a while now. If I leave my computer unattended for maybe half an hour my monitor turns black and pops an errorbox complaining that my resolution is ...
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How do I change my monitor's refresh rate?

I have a NVIDIA LCD monitor. When I go to NVIDIA X server settings display configuration, there's no listing there to change my LCD monitor from 60Hz to 85Hz which is the maximum setting my monitor ...