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 get the current display output using the command line?

I'm writing a script in which I need to switch between two displays, but I can't find a way to get the information about the current active output. Pretty much like this: if Display0 is off and ...
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How to use remote desktop client to create multiple desktops on computer with only one port?

Sorry if I missed something and ended up creating a dup...I have no clue where to start with this. So my dilemma is that I have a pretty powerful desktop I got for Christmas, but it has only one vga ...
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Does Ubuntu support 3D monitors?

A couple of manufacturers are coming out with 3D monitors, primarily useful in gaming. It looks to me like they broadly rely on proprietary Windows drivers to work. Am I right? Are there existing ...
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Black lines and white dots after installation

I just put ubuntu 14.04 lts on another desktop, it loads all the way up, once it comes to home screen the monitor after a few seconds goes to black lines and white dots ,can someone tell me what might ...
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HDMI ports stopped working on 14.04 updates

Situation is that my zotac box only has an hdmi port for the monitor, so this problem is hard to trouble shoot. If I load the original 14.04 LTS on the zotac box I full monitor capabilities through ...
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Java Application not opening on correct monitor (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) and when I create apps that spawn windows in java (using JavaFX or Swing) they are created in the wrong position. I noticed that there is no longer a ...
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How to make PXE boot auto detect monitors and setup dual monitors

I'm currently can boot a Ubuntu PXE. but the problem is with multi-monitors. I have to run xrandr command to get the dual monitors up. with suggest from How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE? xrandr ...
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Couldn't Configure SNMP in Ubuntu

I'm trying to monitor Ubuntu server 12.04 via Solarwinds sever which requires to enable SNMP on the Ubuntu. I update the following line in the /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf : rocommunity secret 10.0.0.0/16 ...
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I'm unable to set 2560x1440 resolution on Intel HD 5000 using Displayport with PG278Q

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm unable to get the monitor working. Screen works fine in BIOS and the same machine when booting to windows (before installing Ubuntu). I have tried the ...
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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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Why do I just get a black screen if I disconnect a DVI monitor and then reconnect it with Xubuntu 14.04?

I have one monitor that I use for both my PC (via VGA) and my Linux machine (via DVI). I just use it for one computer at a time, by pulling out the not needed cable and plugging in the required one. ...
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monitor problem

i have a laptop with non working screen so I put an external one , after this I put the latest UBUNTU. the problem is that I want only the external screen work, but cant do it, if I open SKYPE this ...
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How to set the monitor to its native resolution when xrandr approach isn't working?

I am trying to setup my Samsung syncmaster B2030 monitor in ubuntu 12.04. It's native resolution is 1600x900 which I am not getting in ubuntu and which I am trying to get. I tried using xrandr ...
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gcm-calibrate without hardware sensor

My monitor won't allow me to set the contrast when using DVI. And ubuntu/gnome won't allow me to set it via software without some fancy color calibration sensor. on system settings > color the ...
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Change resolution if external monitor is connected

I would like to automatically change my screen resolution when an external monitor is connected to my laptop and turn off the internal monitor. I have written the following little script which is run ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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External monitor recognized but it does not receive signal

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo X1 Carbon and attach an external monitor through miniDisplay to VGA adapter. Ubuntu recognizes the monitor but the monitor does not always get the signal (e.g. in my ...
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Monitor Resolution

I plugged my TV in to use as a monitor (as my regular monitor is rubbish), but there's no way to increase the screen resolution beyond 1024x768. Surely there's a way to do this, I know my TV can ...
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Mouse cursor flickering and disappearing but no unknown monitor

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 few days ago. Everything was Ok. But suddenly the mouse cursor has started flickering and disappearing. I have searched through this community and found some solution like ...
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Monitor flickering after upadating to 14.10

I just updated to Ubtuntu 14.10 and now I have a few problems. The monitor is flickering when I am watching videos in full-screen mode with silverlight and also when I am using an openGL based game.
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Toshiba 40" tv as a monitor, keep losing antialiasing

I have a toshiba 40" tv that ive been using as a monitor and have a strange issue. Every time I turn the tv off I lose all antialiasing in my session and have to restart compiz and sometimes relog to ...
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What is wrong with my monitor?

My monitor refuses to come back on after I close the lid of my hp-envy-m6. After opening the lid, the I'm supposed to see a login screen but the whole monitor is off like there's no power while the ...
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Correct Display configuration. Errors while trying to arrange displays

I am trying to set up my tv with my laptop trough a VGA cable. The display application in Ubuntu throws a lot of errors to me and I have given up in trying to do it myself. I try to apply the 1920 ...
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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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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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External monitor recognized, but no signal

I'm running ubuntu on an old macbook and everything seems to work fine but when I try to connect an external monitor, the monitor doesn't get a signal (monitor: "No Signal"). In the System > Displays ...
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Dual monitor screens are reversed only in login screen

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I have dual monitor setup, and they work perfectly when I'm logged into the operating system. But every time I have to login in the login screen, the ...
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How to do monitor brightness changes on the desktop like on the laptop?

On a laptop you usually have working keys for changing the backlight and you see OSD notifications while changing them. How to patch this up for “normal” desktops? How to get parts of this going?
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Monitor network traffic usage per user by terminal?

Can you offer me some tools with which i can monitor traffic usage per user in WiFi/Ethernet network per user? And also will be good if i can see PC's name.
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Problem switching to external monitor in Ubuntu 14.04

I usually use an external monitor to watch videos from my DELL Studio 1537 laptop. I just use the Fn + F8 combination to switch to the external monitor and I didn't use to have any problem. Since I ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 black screen after monitor off/on

I have a HP desktop machine with Ubuntu 14.04, with also Xubuntu and Gnome desktops installed. I mostly use the Xubuntu session. When using the Xubuntu session, when I power off my monitor, and power ...
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The resolution is squashed!

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 from the .iso. It worked fine the first time, but the second time I booted it up, the resolution was really messed up. The monitor was displaying everything really ...
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Monitoring a screen session

I'm very new to Ubuntu and I haven't really found something that I'm looking for. Basicly I am searching for a bash script that will monitor a screen session based on it's name. As soon as the bash is ...
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How do I completely update my ubuntu software?

This is a dual fold question. May someone guide me to the right source? When m Ubuntu was instailled, it overwrote Windows 8, but partially. I wanted Windows 8 completely gone. I can tell that Ubuntu ...
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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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Ubuntu showing problems in connecting two external monitor

I am working with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell E7240. I have connected two external Dell monitors E2211Hb but they both are not working simultaneously. Yesterday both were working fine and after some time one ...
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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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HDMI Monitor Signal Lost after login screen

I am using KDE Desktop, everything up to date. I just installed a Geforce 210 1Gb memory with HDMI output in order to connect to my Asus monitor. I also installed Nvidia propietary drivers (331.38). ...
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How to get native resolution of a monitor?

My Ubuntu installation seems to have magically guessed my monitor's native resolution (it's the mode it's set to on startup). Unlike most, my monitor's native resolution is NOT its highest ...
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How do I get 144hz monitor refresh rate to work with the open source ATI driver?

With the open source ATI drivers, when I set 144hz in xrandr I get strange full-screen stuttering when I move some windows (especially my chrome browser, but other windows as well). I don't get these ...
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Playing 3D HSBS video with an active 3D monitor

I'm currently using the built-in 3D function of my monitor to watch 3D half side-by-side movies and it ruins the subtitles. I tried VLC's anaglyph 3D but it just make their colors red and blue which ...
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Can't change brcm_monitor0 in /proc

I am trying to change the value in the file /proc/brcm_monitor0 from 0 to 1. This file is used to set Broadcom wifi modules into monitor mode. The default method to do this is: sudo -s echo 1 > ...
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2560 x 1080 Screen Resolution on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a mac mini and bought a 2560 x 1080 ultrawide LG monitor for it. Problem is that it doesn't display the proper resolution, the maximum being 1920 x 1080 under ...
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Monitor loses sync after interrupting sleep

Dell 6400 with Dell monitor, dual boot with Ubuntu (14.04) and ms XP. No problems with displays except when waking up from sleep - any ideas?
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Ubuntu 14.04 external monitor always reconnect

I just updated my Ubuntu 13.04-x64 to the new one 14.04.-x64. The installer asked me if I wanted to keep home-path / programs/ configs. So I did. Now my external HDMI output seems to cause trouble. I ...
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Newbie question on USB Mouse

So I'm a total newbie to Ubuntu - installed it last night - and I've ran into a few problems: Firstly, I have two monitor displays connected to my computer. Monitor 1 works fine - mouse and keyboard ...
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Lubuntu Bootloader “Settings out of range”

I've installed Lubuntu 14.04 on an old PC replacing Windows XP. On turning on the PC, the monitor shows an "Out of range" warning for a few seconds before the Lubuntu with dots screen appears, then it ...
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No HDMI video output from GeForce GT 330M - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a Dell Vostro with an Nvidia graphics card. Although the VGA output works fine, when I connect up a monitor on the HDMI output, Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) recognises it, but the screen is blank (no ...
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Monitor Printers remotely over SNMP in Ubuntu

We have a lot of printers in company and we want to monitor Page Counts, daily report,etc. we tested a lot of monitor tools but they did not meet our requirements, and we found this software for ...
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How to change default monitor

I have an Asus laptop with intergrated intel graphics and a nvidia GEFORCE GTX 760m. Im using the intergrated monitor aswell as a monitor hooked up with HDMI. They're both working fine i just can't ...