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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Launching some programs turns monitor off and on (like for a resolution change)

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and one of the first things I noticed is that the monitor often behaves like it was changing the resolution (a click sound from inside the monitor, black screen, ...
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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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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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Can't select 2560x1440 resolution even though I know it's possible (I have proof!)

I have a new monitor, (the Dell U2515H) which I'm trying to drive at 2560x1440 resolution (just 30hz) over HDMI using only the onboard graphics on my machine (Intel HD4000 found in the ivy bridge ...
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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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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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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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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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How To Increase Screen Resolution?

I have a 1600x900 monitor attached to a 1280x768 laptop, only the latter resolution is available, how do i increase it to my monitor's max resolution? the xrandr result is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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External monitor is disabled after resume (only on 15.04)

I recently installed ubuntu 15.04 and most things just work out of the box, awesome! But there is on annoying thing: I have an external screen connected to my machine (T450s, via docking station) and ...
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Display color calibration error “unknown calibration display type selection”

Fresh installation of Ubuntu 15.04. Running Settings-Color-Calibrate Have "Eye-one display 2" sensor connected and working. Getting the message during step be step calibration configuration: ...
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how to stop automoving opened windows when second monitor connected in ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my notebook and when i connect external monitor if it has "left" position configured, all opened windows move to external monitor, if external monitor has "right" position ...
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Having two x-servers although booting with second monitor turned off (and turned on later)

I'm using a GT 730 chip with two monitors - LCD on DVI and TV on HDMI. The LCD is the main monitor and it is used all the time for work and browsing. The TV is used occasionally, for movies, so it is ...
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Dual monitor with single motherboard (VGA and HDMI) black fews second when select “System Settings” in menu bar

I had single motherboard to use dual monitor WITHOUT additional graphic card. One monitor export VGA and another monitor export HDMI. It perform normal but only when selecting "System Settings". ...
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Run Ubuntu without monitor? Want to remote it with RealVNC

Friends, I am totally new to Ubuntu but I want to use it on an old computer of mine to run Plex Media Server to stream movies to my Chromecast. I have managed to install everything and it was all ...
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At screen Resolution of 1366x768 monitor is flickering

My monitor starts flickering at higher resolutions but not in lower resolution like 1024x768 Below is the output to: sudo dmesg | grep -i 'Graphic\|video\|VGA\|error\|fail' [ 0.127671] DMAR: ...
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Display Settings on AC and Brightness key

I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.02 on a Lenovo Thinkpad E555 I got everything working however I have had these problems: When connecting AC power to the computer the Display Config comes up. ...
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Screen does not come back on after overnight on HP Z230 workstation

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a HP Z230 workstation with dual monitors. Very often in the morning, the screens are just blank and don't seem to wake up from suspend / power save mode. To fix it, I need ...
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Ubuntu can't detect my second monitor

I know that there were already several people with the same problem, but I couldn't figure out how to solve this problem myself. I am a complete beginner with Linux and Ubuntu (I am using 12.04) and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 + ...