Questions relating to vga (Video Graphics Array) display devices and connections

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How to test 3d acceleration?

I want to install and test 3d acceleration in Ubuntu 12. I have read these pages: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver ...
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HDMI/VGA connection cuts borders of screen or creates blurry text

Ok this is an extension of another problem I had with a VGA connection and an Nvidia Geforce GT 440 card. The question has been updated to include other problems related to HDMI Video and also since I ...
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Diagnose brightness control [closed]

Brightness control on my laptop does not work, how can I diagnose if it's unsupported, or a bug? And if it is a bug, what do I include in the bug report? UPDATE Thank you for all the responses, ...
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Does Ubuntu include support for the Intel GMA 500?

I would like to know if the new open-source video driver included in kernel 3.0.x for the Intel GMA 500 will be included by default in the kernel that will be shipped in Oneiric Ocelot. The driver ...
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Can I improve HD video playback for an NVIDIA card?

I'm using a NVIDIA card with the proprietary drivers, it can play HD videos but lags. Is there a way to buffer frames or something? FX 5500, 173.xx (legacy, the new version does not support this ...
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How do I recover the cool Unity Graphical interface after installing Dual Monitors?

I just got a second monitor so I can have dual screens on my desktop computer. Upgrading to 12.04, using BIOS to set my main graphic processor to "onboard", and changing the nvidia x server settings ...
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Can I force VGA signal output even when xrandr shows 'disconnected'?

My notebook is connected to a HDTV through a KVM Switch (one other notebook also connected to the same HDTV). The problem seems to be that Ubuntu doesn't recognize the HDTV to be turned on and ...
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Use external monitor automatically, when started in Docking Station

I am using a Thinkpad T510 and I often boot it in a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (EU). The problem is that if I boot it with the lid closed, I can see grub, I can see the Ubuntu boot splash, but ...
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Disable ATI Radeon HD6470 in Dell Vostro 3350 and use integrated Intel in core i5

At the moment ATI Radeon HD6470 hasn't working proprietary driver. Open source driver works not well too: the card heats and cooler works very loud and notebook becomes hot. I would like to use ...
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Plymouth and GRUB do not show at all [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit as my only OS on my desktop computer, which used to only run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS until I had the time to upgrade it with a fresh install. It uses integrated NVIDIA graphics ...
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Disable second, non-existent screen from command line

My laptop adds/enables a VGA monitor called vga2 that doesn't actually exist every time I reboot, which fiddles with the mouse speed amongst other annoyances. What can I do to either stop it being ...
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Plugging two external screens to laptop via VGA and HDMI

I have an Asus U30JC laptop with a VGA and HDMI ports. I can connect my external screen (1920x1200) to either of those ports but I wonder if I would be able to use two screens at the same time, one ...
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Dell Inspiron7520 and Ubuntu 12.04 issues

I have a DELL Inspiron 7520 in the highest configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM processor (6M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz) 15.6" Full High Definition (1080p) LED Display 8GB3 Dual Channel ...
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HDMI to VGA - External Monitor Not Detected

I have an Acer Iconia tab w500 running Ubuntu 12.04 - The only output I have is an HDMI output so I bought an HDMI to VGA cable to connect it to my external monitor. It's not being detected by Ubuntu. ...
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Will the Driver Support for Intel HD Graphics be Improved in 12.10?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP Pavilion dv4 laptop. This is a core i7 machine with Intel HD graphics and also a separate nVidia VGA card. I had a lot of issues getting Ubuntu 12.04 working ...
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USB2VGA device not listed as output device

When I type xrandr the usb2vga device "Magic Control Technology Corp. (USB2VGA dongle)" does not show up. A reboot with the device plugged in doesn't change it. The kernel.log shows that it has been ...
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Connecting To Projector in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried to connect My new ubuntu version with a projector.But it was useless cause Laptop not identified that projector.Updated my Nvidia Driver also.I installed disper also.but couldn't connect to ...
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Bumblebee : Module bbswitch could not be loaded

I've upgraded to 12.04 and I had to switch from Ironhide to the latest version of Bumblebee. Now, when I try to run bumblebeed, I get this error: FATAL: Module bbswitch not found. [ERROR]Module ...
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Disabling login prompt and/or VGA output

On a network appliance I am building, based on Ubuntu server I wish to perform the following customizations: Disable the VGA output so if one connect a screen nothing will appear. This however shall ...
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VGA Monitor won't display after NVIDIA driver install on Ubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, and the first thing that came up was the driver manager, which told me to install the drivers for my nvidia graphics card (I don't remember what it is). I have a ...
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Distorted text in programs

I've installed Ubuntu 11 with gnome and in some point the text in the programs becomes unreadable like this. It's not only the text, but even the desktop background looks awful. I've tried to add ...
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How to create/extract the EDID for/from a Monitor

Is it possible to create or extract the Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) for/from a monitor. I have some issues with my monitor with the VGA and HDMI cables and I would like to test if by ...
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How can I start my screen in rotate mode 90/-90 or 180/-180 or 45/-45 angle?

When i start my Ubuntu its connected to my monitor. How can i always default start in rotate mode? (not the default one that we use daily). I was trying to make it -90 or -180 or -45 but cant make it ...
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external monitor no longer recognized when connected VGA, freezed computer when connected with HDMI

I'm using 13.04 on a thinkpad X230. I had routinely used a VGA cable to plug in my external ASUS monitor. when entering the "disply" app, ubuntu would recognize it as "ancor communications", and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - command line: no headless boot

I'm setting up Ubuntu 12.04 minimal on a mini-pc using a GENE 5313 motherboard with a Geode lx800 CPU. I'll use it as a headless PC with just transmission, ssh, ddclient and few more stuff. The ...
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Does anyone use 12.04 with HD 6950?

Back when I first tried to switch from Windows to Ubuntu (6-7 months ago) I had several graphics related problems. The VGA was overheating, graphic glitches, video playing issues, slow/choppy window ...
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Ubuntu won't display if boot not viewed

I am using Ubuntu Linux 11.10. Currently, I have Windows XP on one computer, and Ubuntu on another. I switch between the with a VGA box that allows me to switch which computer is connected to my ...
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Anyone with Compaq G60 Laptop; Blind bios walk-through for a “to VGA” first?

One of my laptops has a broken screen. But I cant really afford to get a new one yet. Just wondering if anyone has a [G60 HP/Compaq] laptop, that you might post a key by key blind walk-through to ...
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Can't login after AMD catalyst driver installation

I have almost successfully installed the ATI Catalyst drivers. But now I can't login in to my main account. I enter my password and press enter, then it goes black and back to login screen. Although ...
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Temperature problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (dual booting with windows 8.1) in my Dell Inspiron n7520, which comes with a dedicated VGA AMD Radeon HD7730M. There had occurred some heating problems in Ubuntu, ...
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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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Wrong resolution with VGA, correct with HDMI [duplicate]

I have 12.10 installed with NVIDIA driver 304.43. My card is an XFX GT 240. Monitor is an RCA 32-inch generic 1080p television. My problem is a VGA connection will only expose a maximum resolution of ...
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Toshiba Tecra A8 display resizes to 4:3 when an External display is used

I am very new to this so please excuse me if the solution is simple. I am running an old Toshiba Tecra A8 laptop and the screen is fine until I attach an external monitor via VGA then the laptops ...
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VGA monitor won't detect on NVIDIA Quadro NVS 4200M

I am on a Dell Latitude E6420 and just installed 12.04. When I plug in my external monitor's VGA cable, the laptop doesn't detect any new monitor. Here's the output of my lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: ...
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How can I configure xorg.conf to display Ubuntu on a Plasma Television?

I am trying to hook up my Ubuntu computer to my Plasma television. I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Pentium 4 computer that has a standard VESA graphics card, running the default ...
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How do I disable automatic monitor detection and adjustment of displays? [closed]

I am running 11.10 on an Dell Mini 9 (Inspiron 910). When I connect VGA or close the lid the computer automatically detects the change and adjusts the displays. How can I disable this?
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Switch to external monitor by default when it is plugged in [closed]

I have Thinkpad T510 with NVidia videocard and an external monitor connected via VGA. I have a following usage pattern: Turn on the laptop in the docking station below the desk Take it out, open, ...
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Why do I see two VGA compatible controllers on my PC?

I want to use Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef, but I seem to have problems with the VGA when running Ubuntu on this computer - the cooler is very loud and the laptop is hot, and this doesn't happen ...
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Can Ubuntu PC be connected to a Television?

I have old P4 Computer that I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on, and it works fine when connected to a monitor using VGA to VGA connection. I tried connecting the PC to my 44inch television using a VGA ...
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Dual monitors with different resolution

I'm on an old LG r405 with the built in graphics card: Nvidia g86 GeForce8600 gs rev a1 Seeing as it has a VGA output, I figured that it'd be nice to use my HD screen (benq senseye g2222hdl) It works ...
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Use Ubuntu graphical desktop without monitor at boot

I have two computers: one running Windows XP and one running Ubuntu 12.04. They are connected to my monitor via a VGA switchbox. What I would like to do is be able to boot Ubuntu without a monitor, ...
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what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit

what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit? Could you provide the list of compatible Nvidia video cards with ubuntu 12.04 64bit
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How to enable/activate openchrome driver?

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a PC at my work, but my graphics don't work. Some examples: my mouse is a block with some pixels, my taskbars are completely white and I see no text and no pictures. ...
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An new monitor cable messed up my resolution

I was having trouble with the old VGA cable I was using for my monitor. So I got a new one off of Amazon real cheap, it says it's High Res HD15 on the posting I got it from. However when I boot into ...
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Where can I download intel hd vga driver for my dell inspiron n5010?

i have a Dell inspiron n5010 Core i3 with intel hd vga i'm running ubuntu 11.10, i want to download and install the vga driver, i used the update manager but it didn't update my driver
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How to connect laptop to TV using a VGA cable and a 3 RCA cable [closed]

I would like step by step instructions showing me exactly how to do it especially with pictures to show me where the cables connect to. I don't know what goes where and what program I need to connect ...
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Check the serial number of VGA2USB device from ubuntu command prompt

I have vga2usb device that connected to the ubuntu system. And this system I access online on my ubuntu machine. Now I want to check the serial number of attached vga2usb device serial number from ...
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External monitor is too yellow

When I bought a new screen (Philips 227e4l) and connected it with my laptop (HP Compaq 6520) via the VGA port, the size of screen is right (1920x1080), but the color is wrong (too much yellow). How ...
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Keep VGA signal sending when using VGA switchbox

I am trying to mimic the VGA projector setup I had on Arch Linux. I have three laptops connected through a VGA switchbox to an external projector. When I was using ArchLinux I used xrandr to start ...
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dell inspiron n4050 vga driver

I'm using ubuntu 11.10 . I don't have vga driver installed for it. Where from I can get it? Laptop: Dell Inspiron n4050 It has Intel HD Grphics card.