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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Can't change brightness after disconnecting second monitor

When I boot up with 2 monitors, or when I connect the second monitor to my laptop, I can change brightness of the laptop screen in the usual sense. After disconnecting the second monitor, when I ...
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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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How to manage colours of monitor?

When I was on Windows 7 there was a program: Intel HD Graphics control panel. My notebook: Acer Aspire 5750G Integrated videocard: Intel HD graphics discrete video card: Nvidia 630m How can ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot detect my second screen

What I wanted is a dual monitor setup but I got two monitors with the same content :(. I have an ASUS Z87-K motherboard and am connecting two monitors to its integrated graphics (HDMI and VGA). I ...
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Per-monitor font hinting

I have two displays out of which one is rotated to be vertical. Is there a way to set font hinting to be VRGB on vertical display and RGB for horizontal display?
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How can I make multiple monitors go to standby independently?

I have a two-monitor setup. One monitor I use all the time, the other sometimes. I find myself switching the second monitor on and off quite frequently, so as not to be distracted by its contents. Is ...
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How to keep the open windows in the right workspace while changing/rotating monitor?

when I plug in/out an external monitor monitor, or I rotate the laptop monitor, the windows/applications open in the several workspaces often mess up, such as in the following figure: How can ...
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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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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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Can't get the right resolution for external monitor

This problem is probably pretty specific to my hardware, but I'm getting frustrated with my limited knowledge on things I might try to solve it, so I post it anyway and hope for help :) I've got a ...
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monitor calibration does not work - the button to calibrate is grey

The calibration of my monitor does not work the the button to calibrate is grey. Pls take a look at the linked screenshot. Do I need to install any further packages to calibrate the monitor? ...
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I can't set 1280x1024 resolution in 12.04

After installing a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC, Ubuntu can't detect my monitor which is a Phillips 190c 19". With 10.10, I used 1280x1024 and on Nvidia drivers I was able to see my monitor brand. ...
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Ubuntu lost my external monitor

I installed ubuntu on an old Dell Latitude D630 laptop from a USB stick. I had an external monitor hooked in at the time, and during the installation, ubuntu found my external monitor without a ...
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Second monitor on NVidia card cannot detect proper resolution

A friend had given me one of his extra monitors, and even in Windows it gave me trouble in producing the right resolutions. I switched back to Ubuntu with the release of Pangolin but can't get it to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Dual-monitor seems to be default in Ubuntu 14.04, and I try to solve it, but close the wrong monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My mouse goes outside the screen when moving to the right edge, so I guess something wrong with my monitor setting. lt seemed that "dual monitor" was set as default ...
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The UBUNTU Graphics Catch 22

Trying to use a Live DVD to run Ubuntu 14.04.1, I get the "Monitor signal out of range" error. I hit ctrl-alt-F1 to bring up the command line. I do sudo nano /etc/default/grub and remove # from ...
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Monitor not booting up with PC - Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently made the conversion from windows 7 to ubuntu 14.04 and loving it! ...Until this morning when I've tried to boot up my computer which seems to be booting fine, but my monitor is ...
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Mirroring screen -> resolution problem

I have a ASUS N53S laptop, it has a 1920*1080 resolution build in screen. If it matters: GPU is Nvidia GeForce GT 550M. It has a VGA port which I don't/rarely use and a HDMI port. In my HDMI port I ...
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nagios NRPE CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds

Getting following error on nagios server root@VMb:/usr/local/nagios/libexec# ./check_nrpe -H 54.255.1.99 -n CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds.
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Opening Firefox on second display at startup

I have attached two monitos: 1 dvi (primary) 1 HDMI. I have added this at startup app list to load Firefox at bootup: firefox -P TV -url "http://mylocaldom.com" -no-remote This is the output of ...
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External Display on HP 2013 UltraSlim-Docking Station with Ubuntu

I have an Elitebook 840 G1 with Dual ATI + AMD graphics and HP 2013 UltraSlim-Docking Station. I want to plug external monitor to the one of Displayports located on the Dock. The external monitor ...
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Monitor goes sleep during fullscreen black scene

My monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 171s) turns into sleep mode for few seconds when there is totally black scene in fullscreen (for example: between two scenes in a movie). How can I disable it? I'm ...
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14.04 Laptop and screen problems

I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 (Ubuntu) and I have contracted several problems. First being my laptop's power occasionally cuts out (Like the battery has been pulled out, and I have to ...
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Automatically detecting and outputing to s-video at startup

After combing the Internet I have developed a script that is capable of checking whether I have a monitor connected to my VGA port and switching to my s-video port if not #!/bin/bash # if no vga then ...
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Dual vertical monitors messes my desktop

When I enable my two monitors in vertical positions My desktop files get dispersed vertically among both screens and the file icons on the upper screen are displaced, they look like they are ...
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Detected displays wrong after upgrade to 14.04

upgrade to 14.04 - screen display finds 1 built-in monitor, however I have 2 identical "LACie photon20vision II" screens (neither Built-in) attached to a ATI Radeon card. It does not seem to be ...
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Can't set custom resolution with TV and GT610, xrandr and Nvidia woes!

So, I've looked around, and I know nothing about xrandr and the lot. I thought I had my display fixed, but it kinda... Pans, or scrolls, when I move my mouse to the edge of my display... Anyone know ...
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Laptop screen blank when I connect an external monitor (which works)

I have connected an external monitor to my laptop via VGA. However I can't get both working at the same time. What I wanted was for the external monitor to be a continuation of my laptop, however when ...
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Monitor stays black after plugging it in

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC using lightdm. When I have the monitor plugged in from the start the system boots just fine and everything works as expected. When I plug off the monitor, the system ...
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HDMI Display Screen Resolution Resets

After I managed to solve my issues with the HDMI - VGA converter by reinstalling Ubuntu, I was wondering why Ubuntu keeps my resolution settings in some cases and loses them in others. I've written a ...
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Can't get HDMI out working on Lenovo G560

Can I get Dolby To My PC but no on HDMI out please (our DTS whatever) On Lenovo G560 xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS1 connected primary ...
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Turn off monitor only after locking screen

I see there is no setting to turn the monitor off after the screen is locked unlike the one for screen locking which can be set to act after the monitor has been turned off. I do not want the system ...
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How do I toggle screen geometry with hotkeys?

My main computer is a laptop with an external monitor and I need set up hotkeys to switch between two display modes: external monitor only (1920*1080) internal + external monitor (1280*800 + ...
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Monitor turning off randomly Ubuntu 13.10

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 with the latest updates on my PC. I am having a issue where the monitor seems to randomly disconnect. I cannot pinpoint what is causing this issue. It can ...
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Using iMac running Ubuntu as a display for a Mac Mini

I have an iMac running Ubuntu, and a Mac Mini running OSX. I would like to use my iMac as a display for the Mac Mini by using using a target-disk mode equivalent for Ubuntu. I have my iMac and Mac ...
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How can I get the built-in display to pan as I move the mouse to the edges in dual display mode?

I have an Eeepc 900a with a display of 1024x600 running lubuntu 13.10. The VGA port will display at 1920x1080. I am able to use LXRandR 0.1.2 to set it to use both displays at the same time. How can I ...
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Intel graphics Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS: does not detect second monitor

I have some problems to get the second monitor working on my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. If I click on the detect button it does not work. Info about my system: $uname -a Linux LabTop2 3.8.0-32-generic ...
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Screen orientation doesn't stay in 13.10 (Gnome 3.10)

I upgraded to 13.10 and Gnome 3.10 and now every time I start my computer my second screen resets its screen orientation to normal (I rotated the monitor counter-clockwise). This worked fine in 13.04 ...
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I can't get over a resolution of 640x480 after upgrading to 12.04, how can I fix it?

Ever since I upgraded to 12.04 my screen resolution has gone down to 640 x 480, even though I had higher resolutions before. $ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: ...
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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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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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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 ...