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Display not using xorg.conf?

How can I force my PC to use the xorg.conf file ? I have it set up correctly and it is located at etc/x11/xorg.conf but it is ignored by at start up, I know the file is valid as I created it using ...
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79 views

Duplicated desktop, ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare

I am operating Ubuntu 14.04 through VMWare Player version 6.0.3 on a Windows 7 OS. Yesterday, I installed GIMP through the Ubuntu software center. After opening a couple of jpegs to do some simple ...
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25 views

Unable to force resolution

I've got a system with a GTX 750. I've also got a 2560x1440 monitor. I'm having trouble getting it to work at all. Initially, I had an older graphics card installed and got the system up with 14.04 ...
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1answer
29 views

12.04 displaying video via with vga with optimus disabled but external display not detected

I have a Dell vostro 3446 notebook with nvidia optimus. Since I do not need the capabilities of the dedicated gpu, I have blacklisted the nouveau driver and switched off the nvidia gpu with ...
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27 views

How can I make my display work again in Xubuntu?

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and I was testing some stuff because I have a dual display setup, and one display never wakes up from suspend. So I tried this, to see if the display would wake up: sudo ...
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0answers
67 views

Video tearing nvidia GT 540M dual screen

Ill get right to the point: I have a laptop (Aspire 5750G) that I run dual screen on (the built in display and a Samsung SyncMaster 2043BW). Im running ubuntu 14.04 (installed yesterday) on a nvidia ...
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1answer
27 views

Computer starts, then asks for login, and then crashes

I recently replaced my REALLY old windows OS with Ubuntu, and it looks like it works at first glance. When I attempt to log in, however, it accepts my username and password, then goes into what I ...
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27 views

how to open cygwin's xemacs on an ubuntu's active xorg server?

I have a windows box and an ubuntu box. ubuntu start up completed, obviously with Xorg server running without any problems. ran the command: xhost + so that there should NOT be any problems ...
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51 views

I have a problem with the projector

When I connect the cable of the projector to the laptop I have to work on the projector only and nothing appears on the laptop's screen. I want my work to appear in the laptop and in the projector ...
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93 views

2 monitors show up in the displays when actually I have only one

I use a laptop and I have only one monitor. But when I check the displays it shows 2 monitors of which one is being shown as unknown. I have tried Two monitors when only having one in 13.10 without ...
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1answer
81 views

Disable laptop monitor when there is an external monitor

How can I configure Xorg so that when a certain external monitor is attached to my laptop via HDMI, that external monitor becomes the main monitor and the laptop monitor is switched off? Obviously I ...
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60 views

Severe display problem after login

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10. This afternoon I connected my laptop to a video projector at work (for the first time after a fresh install). All worked fine. However, when I rebooted something very unpleasant ...
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145 views

Can't set resolution higher than 1360x768

I have tried to look up fixes but none of them seems to work My first problem is that my screen is not recognized, it is an AOC 2436Vwa 24". Out of the box ubuntu could not select a higher resolution ...
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39 views

Bizarre display issues

I've been running a dual display setup with two cheap monitors for the past couple of weeks. Everything worked fine, at first. Nvidia-settings recognized both displays perfectly, and setup was ...
0
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0answers
101 views

ATI Radeon refresh rate

I've two LG Flatron IPS236 displays @ 1920x1080x60hz, and an ATI Radeon HD 6870, which is using the 'recommended' x.org drivers. On Windows (yeah..) I used to be able to force the refresh rate to ...
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93 views

How to prevent two monitors merging together?

I have a strange problem. My computer setup is not common, I have 2 GPUs, AMD's 5850 and 7790. I also have 2 displays : 22" and 24", which are both connected in the 7790 card. Everything was OK ...
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172 views

Ubuntu 12.04 keeps changing the display settings. Dual Monitor

I have an Alienware M17xR4 with Radeon HD 7970m, driver installed is VESA:WIMBLEDON. I usually use my notebook at home or at work... At work I have the possibility to use a dual monitor setting, to ...
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1answer
55 views

After Ubuntu update display size is 7" and it loads a Mobile version of Ubuntu

Using Ubuntu 13.10 after the latest update I restarted. Now there is no mouse cursor, the screen resolution has changed to 1920x1080 and the text is unnecessarily huge. I managed to get to the display ...
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1answer
387 views

Display Driver and Resolution Issues

I'm recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my PC and it was working fine. However, I was messing around with Conky (the system resource monitor) and was having some issues. I did a little research and ...
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87 views

XServer No Longer loading correctly after login

I seem to be at a dead end regarding my desktop and display drivers. Long story short, I bought a VGA to HDMI converter for an old external HP Monitor (HP LE1901w). I hooked it up through my HDMI port ...
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1answer
294 views

udev + xrandr to set display gamma when plugging in a display works briefly, but gets overridden

I'm using a script like this to set the gamma values of my laptop screen and external monitor: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 export XAUTHORITY=/home/peat/.Xauthority xrandr --output LVDS1 --gamma ...
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1answer
297 views

DISPLAY command on the command line

What does the command export DISPLAY=:0on terminal do ?? Is it possible to change the number from 0 to some other value..
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1answer
39 views

How can I determine what is blanking my screen?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 which drives a monitor in the hallway in our office. I use a scheduled task to turn the monitor on and off each day when people are out of the office. At the end ...
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267 views

Shift running X window (display environment) on SSH X11 forwarding

I want to see remotely some running GUI application without kill the current process, I have tried vnc and xrdp, xrdp opens a new blank session, so it is not for me, vnc is good, but not exactly what ...
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123 views

Blank Screen upon login after installing openGL

I have an Inspiron N5010 running Ubuntu13.10 64b. It uses Intal HD Graphics (i.e. no ATI/Nvidia graphics card) I need a software that uses OpenGL, and I installed multiple packages using synaptic ...
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68 views

wrong resolution on an attached projector to desktop pc (with nvidia gpu, set as “twinview”)

I have an NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 gpu on a ubuntu 13.04, with driver v.319 . The primary monitor (res. 1280x1024) is connected to the display port of the card (1 or the 2). The gpu has a DVI output , ...
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116 views

How do I start a second X server with a framebuffer driver?

I would like to connect computer to a projector that has only a framebuffer driver. I was advised to start a second X server that would make use of this second "videocard" (framebuffer driver for a ...
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1answer
800 views

wrong resolution/refresh rate output after upgade to 13.10

I have a custom xorg.conf (need it because my lcd doesn't report it's correct capabilities) that worked fine in 13.04 but since upgading to 13.10 the lcd is incapable of displaying the output from x. ...
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0answers
112 views

Screen Scrolling on a Vizio E420VO 1920x1080

I've downloaded Ubuntu a few weeks ago and I have been fighting this screen scrolling issue the entire time. Here's a video of what I'm talking about http://youtu.be/BopreUmdQa0 I've tried both ...
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1answer
3k views

My screen resolution is not listed

I am trying to set a custom resolution in Ubuntu. my flat screen monitor is 1440x900 but this resolution is not listed under "displays" settings. The only options available are 1920x1080(which i am ...
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1answer
249 views

Lost X Randomly (Ubuntu now only boots to terminal)

I have Ubuntu 12.10 x64 running in a VM in VirtualBox. I was writing some code, and then I minimized the VM window for a few seconds. I tried to open it back up, and it crashed (or had crashed ...
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81 views

Screen resolution

Here goes: i have been using Ubuntu with ignorant bliss for years, just following update instructions...I have Ubuntu 12.04 and an hp pavilion bw22 monitor that should display at 1920 x 1080. It does ...
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1answer
1k views

Screen resolution - can't get xorg.conf to use Modeline instead of EDID

Having real problems getting Ubuntu 13.04 running properly on a Sony Vaio VGC-JS1E All In One desktop PC. I also have no sound, but this question is about screen resolution. The panel in the PC has a ...
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2answers
949 views

How to make ubuntu run as one screen on both laptop monitor and TV

I'm using my TV as a monitor to watch movies on my laptop, which is running 13.04, and I was wondering: how I can make it show my laptops screen on both my TV and laptop?
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1answer
398 views

How to force native resolution on secondary monitor?

So, yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my laptop (1920x1200), which I mainly use docked with a second monitor (ViewSonic VA720, VGA, 1280x1024). At first the second monitor wasn't detected at all, so I ...
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1answer
288 views

Displaying at 1080i instead of 1080p

I am trying to get my display working at 1080p instead of 1080i, I have no problem with this on my xbox or in windows 7 and I can sort of put together a solution that is already on this website. I am ...
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238 views

How do I turn off the display (DPMS) without X?

I've been trying to switch off the built-in screen of a device I've got, but I can't seem to completely control it without X running. If I run a GUI (I've tried Kubuntu 12.10) and issue the command ...
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1answer
267 views

Increase display resolution horizontally to cut off part of screen , in multi-monitor setup

So I have 2 monitors of 1920x1080 resolution each. I am using them in portrait mode so each resolution is 1080x1920. I have a video which is 2360x1920 i.e. (1080p+200p+1080p)x1920p. I want to run ...
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1answer
284 views

Screen size and resolution conflict

I am a Linux noob and could use a little help with an issue. I am trying to achieve a very specific resolution and screen size (720x480 @ 59.94) for my headless Ubuntu 12.04.2-64 Desktop box with a ...
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1answer
373 views

Changing the screen resolution to the true resolution option not available

I have recently updated through software update after installing a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 and my screen resolution is completely messed up. The default screen resolutions at the moment ...
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1answer
242 views

Change screen resolution detection timeout

I'm using a KVM switch for using two laptops. One is connected to Ubuntu 12.10. The problem I have, is that every time I switch to the other PC, Ubuntu changes the resolution back to the integral ...
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1answer
327 views

12.10: two monitors; one works, one only displays solid color

I have a one-day-old 12.10 install on a Dell machine with an ATI Radeon 6450 graphics card, and two Samsung monitors (one connected through VGA, one DVI). I also have disk encryption enabled, and I'm ...
2
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1answer
706 views

How to manually set a special resolution?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit for the past short time. After a screen upgrade, I can't use/set the right resolution. My old display setting was three 17" of 1280x1024 behind a Matrox TripleHead2GO ...
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1answer
5k views

Ubuntu 13.04 HDMI resolution and display options incorrect

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 and the HDMI resolution is incorrect and options limited to a max of 1280x720. The VGA is not perfect as it is cutting off the top taskbar slightly, it also shows a ...
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0answers
202 views

After upgrading to 13.04, plugging in external display to my laptop causes the displays to freeze randomly [closed]

I had installed 12.10 on my lenovo ideapad z560 laptop at work last week. I use it together with an external monitor and everything was working fine and then today I upgraded the distribution to ...
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0answers
404 views

Black screen when taking screenshot

I am getting black pictures when I try to take a screenshot with the PrtSc key (which calls Screenshot application). My graphical system is a Nvidia optimus with Bumblebee installed (the problem ...
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1k views

Savage S3 and Lubuntu (or any flavour) 12.10 big issue

Please be nice with me: I spent all the night with it and I'm exausted. I've got an old Acer Aspire1300 15"(512+256RAM and 1.3 mhz cpu). I tried all night installing Lubuntu, XUbuntu.. lspci -k ...
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 12.10 Nvidia Geforce 320M Macbook (Mid 2010 - white clamshell)

So basically X can't start on my Macbook mid 2010 running the Geforce 320M after installing the geforce driver. It never really came up properly even out of the box, though the Live version seemed to ...
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0answers
1k views

Setting up xorg.conf metamodes for nvidia letterboxing

I'm currently trying to configure my xorg.conf to letterbox screen resolutions smaller than the native resolution of my display (1680x1050) so that I can play older games full screen without ...
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1answer
427 views

NVIDIA Display Settings Wiped on Reboot Ubuntu 12.10 64bit

I have the latest (31X beta) NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and no matter how many times I save my display configuration settings after editing my refresh rate and dual monitor position the ...