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Terrible screen tearing on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia proprietary driver

So I installed Ubuntu about a week ago after finally getting around to sorting out my partitions. Everything has gone great except that I get screen tearing on anything that goes fullscreen. I've ...
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Screen on ubuntu 14.04 shows up cropped as soon as I log in

I have two users on Ubuntu 14.04, the screens on both of them show up randomly and more and more frequently, cropped on both sides as soon as I log in. Before that the screen is all good and spanned ...
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How do I get other resolution option other than default one in full screen? [duplicate]

I want to get my 1366x768 monitor to have other screen resolution 800x600 or 1240x768 in full screen. What option do I have? Thanks. Here what I did, shaharil@busuk:~$ xrandr Screen 0: ...
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Running a Screen instance of a program as non-root

I've got a dedicated server (Ubuntu 12.04, no GUI) set up to launch an instance of McMyAdmin and attach it to a screen instance every time I reboot the hardware. I have the command saved to root's ...
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Desktop not appearing after a change in xorg.conf

I tried to install nvidia-current on my Ubuntu 12.04 because I didn't have the driver for it but it seemed that had no effect so I removed. After that, I don't remember anymore, I tried to configure ...
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System logs me off after I close laptop's screen

Hello everybody I have very anoying issue with my ubuntu 14.04. When I close the screen of my laptop, the system logs me off and I need to enter my password to log in again. That would not be a ...
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Screen refresh/display problem in Xubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Xubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot on a desk top (Pentium R 4 CPU, 2.66 GHZ, 2G RAM) running XP home edition. In some situations when in Xubuntu I am having what seem to be screen ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 @ VPS - Gnome GUI doesn't show in vnc

So i've had this problem for weeks now and my host can't help me out and linked me to this thread: No desktop showing in Ubuntu 13.04 via VNC on a VPS I've did everything it says in there but then i ...
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Desktop screen is running slow for ubuntu 12.04

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my system. But screen of the system is running very slow. I checked the cpu utilization but it is normal less than 15%. Here is specifications vga kernel driver ...
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Clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 - Screen goes black after login, but mouse works

Disclaimer there are MANY questions on this topic and none of them apply to my situation. Note the following: The system previously ran Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop 32bit without issue. This is a clean ...
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Lubuntu - Disable screen saver…for real this time?

I know this has been asked multiple times. I have tried multiple things, however nothing I seem to do stick. I am trying to disable the screen saver/screen blanking on Lubuntu 14.04. I've tried the ...
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How to share screen/window with a remote user?

I would like to share my screen or only a window with a remote user, something like Skype screen shearing. Is there any tool in Ubuntu that I can use to easily do this?
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Black screen with EVERY linux install!

I have two computers. A desktop and a laptop. I am able to run and install Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Mint and other linuxes on the desktop. But on the laptop i just get black screen after clicking ...
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How do I get back to nano after hitting Ctrl-Z if I have no shell prompt

I'm using nano inside a MATLAB session that is running inside a screen (-x) terminal. I accidentally hit Ctrl-Z and it immediately leaves nano, prints "Use "fg" to return to nano", but does not show ...
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Theoretical screen resolution [duplicate]

After my laptop's screen broke down, I sent the laptop back to have the screen replaced. Unfortunately, it seems that they replaced it with a lower resolution screen. I have the faint hope that the ...
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How to get ubuntu to open up full sized on VMware player?

I dunno if this is an Ubuntu issue or VMWare Player. I launch VMWare Player from Win8.1 64 and it appears in Windows -but- the initial display of Ubuntu seems to be an 800x600 box surrounded by a ...
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Black Screen on Lubuntu install [duplicate]

I bought a new PC. Its config is: Motherboard : MSI H81M-P33 Socket 1150 CPU : Intel Socket 1150 Pentium G3320 Memory : DDR3 4Go 1600 AData 4G 512 ... I tried to install Lubuntu 12.10 64bits with a ...
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How to change the screen gamma-curve?

Where can I change the gamma-curve of my monitor under Ubuntu? I can't find it under systemsettings. I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 130.
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Pixel Qi screen on ubuntu

I just installed Pixel Qi screen (PQ101WX01), but I can only control dimming of the screen. It doesn't become more readable in the sunlight. And if I go to sleep, screen becomes completely black. How ...
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Screen unusable on 12.04 - inspirion M5010

My screen died (unreadable content), i dont know why. Tried to use an other screen but same problem there. I am running ubuntu 12.04 on a dell inspirion M5010. image: http://imgur.com/12ptjEg Would ...
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Wallpaper and Unity UI text smears

I have the same problem as in this previously asked and not answered question: What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled? Here are some of the recommended cli commands to post here: sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen corruption on live desktop (AMD 7970)

Ubuntu boots to desktop from the USB stick. There is no wallpaper, just black. The bar at the top of the screen is there and the launcher on the left. I can search in the dash, things look OK. Any ...
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Screen recorders force close in 14.04

I tried screen recording with Kazam and when I started the recording it forced closed, so I tried with another one, called simple-screen-recorder and the same thing happened, once I launched the ...
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Dual monitor lubuntu how to change wallpaper in extended screen?

Hi I have dual monitor in lubuntu. The main screen is 1280x800 and the extended screen is 1024x768. I installed variety. It changes wallpaper every 5 minutes. However it changes wallpaper only in main ...
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NVIDIA Screen Tearing problem

Recently I freshly installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my low-end computer. Everything is working fine except that I'm experiencing screen tearing issues while I'm scrolling through a webpage. I thought I ...
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Screen flashing black just after booting

I've just been noticing, after updating to Ubuntu 14.04 that my screen flashes black at the log in screen. only for a quick second - but kinda weird seeing as it hadn't happened before. It only ever ...
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Difference between user account and guest account [closed]

I have a rather ancient computer (pentium 4 with a really awful monitor) that I have been running the Ubuntu inspired Elementary OS for the past year or so flawlessly. For some reason yesterday when ...
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Increase laptop screen resolution over 1024x768 on HP Compaq Presario v3000

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04. The default display driver has fixed my resolution to 1024x768. The only other option I see for selection is 800x600. Is there a way to increase my resolution to see ...
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screen freezes ubuntu 14.04 lts

I have a GT 520MX and updated with the nvidia proprietary driver (tested), each time the screen freezes, you can touch the keys but can not see anything. Each 5 seconds the system freezes . any ...
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Can't save nvidia settings for screens after reboot

I have two screens and sometimes I just want the 27" to display. So far I have tried to run the nvidia-settings as sudo -s nvidia-settings But every time I reboot I have to redo my preferences.. ...
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Ubuntu wont boot (only blank screen) after upgrading to 14.04

Upgrade Manager suggested an upgrade of my Ubuntu to 14.04. All seemed to go well, but after restart, Ubuntu fails to boot. Only a black screen appears, and I don't know what to do. I can't even ...
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Second Monitor Intel graphics card

I have a second monitor which works perfectly fine on Windows. However, on Ubuntu 13.10 I am running into a couple of weird issues: If I connect it after booting Ubuntu, it duplicates the display of ...
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Is there support for screen rotation and keyboard/trackpad lock on a yoga 11s in ubuntu 14.04?

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my lenovo yoga 11s. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is/will be support for tablet mode (i.e. screen rotation and input lock for the keyboard and track ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 locks screen without dimming during fullscreen video playing?

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday, and it appears that something has changed concerning how screen dimming works during fullscreen video playback. This problem does not occur during video ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS retaining screen brightness

Is it possible that Ubuntu retains screen brightness settings used in the previous session after the computer is turned off. If so how can I achieve this effect?
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Themes and wallpapers are different in login screen and user screen!

As the title says. Things i did before this started to happen, Updated to 14.04 Had cairo-dock but removed it After updating, at log in screen i have "Adwaita" theme and that aweful purple ...
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Time to dim the screen in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok so it seems that the key in org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-time is gone in the new Ubuntu version. Since the old method Increase screen idle dim timeout doesn't work anymore are ...
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Black screen with nVidia drivers on ubuntu [duplicate]

I have: ASUS P4V800D-X Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz 2.5GB RAM 40GB HDD nVidia 9500GT When I installed nVidia drivers downloaded from nvidia.com website (selected recommended drivers), I simply can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen resolution too low (SiS 671 graphics card)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 but my screen resolution is set too low , i tried to add a new one but i keep getting . xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default i tried : :~$ xrandr -q ...
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black screen after login

I switched to xubuntu from windows and things have been pretty smooth until I tried to connect another monitor to my laptop (using vga). The screen suddenly went black, and since then, even with my ...
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Few Problems after installing Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

i tried ubuntu last year, all was working fine, there was no lag, and now again i was trying and downloaded official latest lte ubuntu 12.04 there are few problems im facing are, 1. Lagy animations: ...
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Error when installing Ubuntu 13.10 black screen/white flashing dash

Yesterday I've tried to install Ubuntu on my windows 7 desktop pc. I've burned the iso on a dvd, and installed the help boot. Then it asked to reboot, after that it took me to the ubuntu purple screen ...
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Disabling touch screen only temporary

I have a problem in that my touch screen is cracked, and so the mouse moves to continually click up and down the crack, which means I can get very little done on my laptop unless I'm in the BIOS. Not ...
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Black screen after login on main account, after LaTex install failed [duplicate]

I recently tried installing LaTex on my Ubuntu 13.10 system. The installation failed but I cant remember the error-messages. After the failed installation the memory cache was quite full and the ...
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changing screen length and height

i have a Samsung notebook which has a 1600x900 resolution screen, however when i connect it to a 1920x1080 TV and select show only TV screen is not being fitting properly and i cannot see the status ...
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Exiting scrollback mode in byobu

In byobu, I am able to enter scrollback mode with F7. However, I am not able to exit by pressing ESC as documented. Nothing happens when I press ESC. In contrast, when I am in screen, I am able to ...
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Redefine screen split ratios

I'm not sure of the best way to ask this question because I don't know the correct terminology for what I'm asking about. When I drag a window to the edge of my screen it automatically resizes to ...
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Failed to get size of gamma for output default when trying to add new screen resolution

I'm trying to adjust resolution on my new MSI GT70 2OC. In settings, only one resolution is available: 1920x1080. This is fine, except that I need to decrease the resolution and make it more ...
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black screen instead of login screen (serious problem)?

i'm having a serious problem. i use dual os so i'm posting with windows. i am having a problem. somewhat about 2-3 hours before everything was working fine i have modified Ubuntu a lot and was using ...
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Can't find optimal screen resolution

Since a week I am a ubuntu user. Switched from windows since my paid xp license is not supported anymore. Iḿ really satisfied about ubuntu, works perfectly! Just one small problem, that's my screen ...