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Ubuntu not detecting the external display anymore

I just installed some updates and restarted and after this then Ubuntu doesn't detect the external display. It's connected with HDMI. What can I do about it? It doesn't appear in display settings. I ...
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External display suddenly not detected

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U410 running Ubuntu Desktop 13.04. I have an external monitor that I connect to via HDMI, and it's worked flawlessly for six months. I plug in my laptop, it detects the ...
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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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Can't switch to Discrete GPU Hybrid Graphics ATI/intel

Just recently I had got my hybrid graphics working with DRI_PRIME=1. I obviously have the open source drivers. Now for some reason that I can't figure out it has stopped working. xrandr ...
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Why doesn't xrandr recognize my view as connected, even though it's on?

I have a dual screen setup via a Lenovo docking station, the laptop itself has its lid shut. The two screens are mirror display, i.e. both are clearly on and working to some extent, they both display ...
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xrandr does not show hdmi

I'm trying to connect my DELL INSPIRON N5110(Ubuntu 13.04) to SAMSUNG S24C350H Monitor via HDMI. When i plug my cable to laptop and to the monitor nothing happened. I tried System Settings -> ...
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xrandr config not loading properly at startup from .xprofile

I'm using xrandr to rescale the resolution on a netbook (Ubuntu 12.10). When I run the following command it works fine: xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1280x720 --scale 1.25x1.2 ...
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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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How to reduce double desktop to one that fits the display screen?

In Ubuntu, I have the problem that my desktop is spanning beyond what my display screen shows. Specifically, half of my desktop is hidden from view. This causes me problems with windows that are ...
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Screen resolution and scale resets a couple of seconds after login into account. How to fix?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. My graphics card is an integrated Intel Graphics card, and my monitor is plugged through VGA. For some reason Ubuntu doesn't recognize my monitor's available resolutions and it ...
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Custom dual screen configuration buggy

Using Ubuntu's system settings to configure two screens (desktop monitor and TV via HDMI in my case) is not ergonomic. Hence I decided to code a handy switcher script which lets me choose between ...
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Display Port Monitor mappings change at random 14.04

I have a Dell E7240 with Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the Hardware Enablement Stack and the 3.17 kernel. Now, when I use my docking station, I can get 3 monitor support, and it works great. The ...
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xrandr lists audio (over HDMI) but aplay doesn't

I'm on 14.04 and trying to get sound over displayport -> HDMI -> TV on my Dell Optiplex 780 with Intel GMA4500 graphics. The issue is not (yet) displayport -> HDMI which seems to be adapter dependent ...
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KDE resizes when I turn off a monitor

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 with 3 monitors. When I turn off a monitor, KDE detects that and resizes/moves windows to the other monitors. I usually want to turn off all monitors and walk ...
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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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xrandr and multiple displays

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop and want to attach another monitor. The native laptop display is running at 1366x768 and my monitor is ...
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Screen Resolution not displaying properly on eee pc

After installation, everything works normally except for the very big icons on the screen. I checked the screen resolution and found out that it is very low, 1024x600. I tried searching Ask Ubuntu ...
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Can't change monitor to native resolution

I'm using a laptop running ubuntu 14.04 LTE, and I have secondary monitor LG Flatron M197WD, which according to the lg website can run in a 1366x768 resolution. This mode didn't show up in either the ...
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wacom axis sensitivity

My wacom stretchs everything vertically. How do I lower its vertical sensitivity? I use my display rotated to see it vertically. May be it is confusing the tablet. (But I switched off absolute ...
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Can't set the resolution of my monitor on DisplayPort

My graphics card has a DVI port and two Display Ports. I have two of the same monitors, one on DVI, one on DP, but can't get xrandr to set the resolution on the DP one. I can't use xrandr --addmode ...
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Low resolution on second monitor, xrandr throws error

When I connect an external monitor to my laptop through VGA cable, it has extremely low resolutions and no higher options to choose from. I tried the following (based on this; other sites just ...
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Problems with connection laptop to TV via HDMI

Sorry for my English. I am from Russia. Laptop - Compaq presario cq61. Ubuntu 13.04 TV - Panasonic - VIERA TX-PR42C11 I need connect my laptop to TV via HDMI. When I had proprietary driver nVidia I ...
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How do I create a custom resolution for an external monitor?

I currently trying to add the resolution 1216x676 for my external monitor which is connected via HDMI-1. I'm following the guide found at ...
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External display, windows are moving to external display

I use external display with lenovo w520, I am running it with following script xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --primary --output VIRTUAL --mode 1920x1200 --left-of LVDS1 optirun screenclone -d :8 -x 1 ...
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How can I properly use Dynamic MultiMonitor in xrandr?

I have a Dell Latitude E6520 with Ubuntu 12.04 and a Dell U2711 Monitor connected with my docking station. I tried this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DynamicMultiMonitor xrandr --version xrandr ...
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Why do I get two RandR errors each time I run the xrandr commands?

I'm in the process of creating an xrandr GUI frontend, but I keep running into randr errors. When I run the xrandr --newmode command, I get a BadName error. Running the xrandr --addmode command after ...
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Custom resolutions

I have a Acer E5-571 with a intel i5. My graphic is onboard and I need a resolution bigger that 1366x768. I tried the xrandr but I found a big problem roney@E5-571:~$ xrandr --newmode ...
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How to set screen resolution to 1366x768

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, this is my first time using Linux and I'm having trouble with the settings of my screen and my GPU. I have a S13A100N Samsung monitor with native resolution of 1366 ...
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Cannot change monitor refresh rate via VGA to DVI connector

I am using some old CRT monitor currently with Nvidia g210 graphics. I am dual booting Win8 and Ubuntu 12.04. What bogus me, is I cannot get desired resolution with max refresh rate as I get on ...
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Need some help on the XRandR --fb command

Recently I've been playing around with xrandr looking through man etc., so that I can finally find a way of getting randr to work on all systems - without getting Gamma Failed, BadName and BadMatch ...
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Ubuntu says I have two display and cursor flickers

Hello I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my macbook pro and I'm having an issue with the display settings on it. My cursor seems to flicker and disappear most of the time. I also noticed I have two ...
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Monitor flickering after standby mode Ubuntu 14.04

My ultra book Dell Latitude E7450 is mounted on top of docker station. From docker I send video signal via 2 DVI outputs to two external monitors. One of my external monitors starts flickering after ...
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Ultrawide resolution does not works with nvidia driver (but works with nouveau) - 12.04

I'm trying to get working my new UltraWide monitor (2560x1080px) via HDMI (nVidia 9500GT). By default, there is no option to select this resolution in screen settings panel, only 1920x1080p is ...
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How to change the preferred mode on xrandr?

I have a dual monitor setup, a laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor. The preferred mode should be 1920x1080 on laptop and 1600x900 on external monitor. That's how it was but I installed (and ...
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XRandR to downsize and left-shift display output? (Underscan)

My old laptop has a crack on literally the right side of the screen, which luckily doesn't destroy the whole screen, but makes a small strip unusable. This is pretty frustrating, because you often ...
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Lubuntu: hotkey to toggle displays

I am relatively new to Linux and new to bash scripting. I am trying to set up a Fn-F5 key on my old Asus EEE netbook to toggle between internal and external monitors. Creating a bash script in ...
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Screen streching and shifting

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on my secondary computer. It has a MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard and a AMD CPU, running off of the integrated graphics. It's currently hooked up to a HP 2009m monitor, and ...
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Extended monitor scaling

I have a Dell XPS 13 running Ubuntu 15.04 with a 3200x1800 display and an external 1920x1200 monitor that is connected via DVI through a mini displayport adapter. The UI on the built-in display is ...
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Xubuntu 2nd monitor

My second monitor isn't able to get out off the power save mode ( i think ). Everytime I change some monitor changes which should effect the second monitor (VGA1) i turns on for a 1-2 seconds after ...
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nvidia prime dual monitors

After I fix nvidia-prime black screen issue Solving the Ubuntu 14.04 – NVIDIA 346 – nvidia-prime black screen issue I can't set up dual monitors. In one time I have enable only one monitor. How can I ...
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Setting best display mode as default

I use two resolutions - 1680x1050x60Hz for general usage and 1280x1024x75Hz for CS:GO playing. I have set 1280x1024 in CS:GO settings, but when it launches it sets itself at 60Hz. For this moment I ...
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Dell XPS 13 Sputnik3 (Ubuntu 14.04) cannot find display-port

Here is the story. I've used the mini-display port from my XPS13 for about a year with an ASUS 2560x1440 res external display, via a mini-DP to DP connector. This has worked fine for 1 year. This ...
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Higher Resolution Xrandr 1400x1050 Legacy GPU

Dear Ubuntu Community, recently I (re)found my 10 year old Sony Vaio laptop, a PCG-GRT916V to be exact. I immediately had the idea to put this old laptop to good use. Over the course of two weeks I ...
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laptop sees two connections when HD TV is plugged, but no image

With Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) and Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-68-generic-pae, when I connect it to an HD TV via the micro-DVI to DVI (Apple adapter) --> DVI to HDMI (I tried two ...
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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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Lubuntu 14.04 Dual Mon with ARandR Screen Layout Editor

I have make use of the XRandR with Lubuntu 14.04 on my old VAIO TZ17GN notebook. It working fine for my dual monitors situation. But I found some tricky issues. Desktop issue First of all, I can't ...
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Configuring two sets of mirrored displays

I'm trying to configure several Ubuntu 14.04 desktop workstations, each of which has a total of 4 monitors. I would like to configure them so that there are 2 independent screens, each of which is ...
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xrandr - LDVS1 detected but doesn't actually exist

I have a PC-Mini with one DVI output -- and nothing else. When I check xrandr I see this: LVDS1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 1024x768 60.0 + 800x600 60.3 ...
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(How) Can X11 Know My Screen Orientation Pre-Login? (Ubuntu 12.10)

Problem: a laptop usually plugged into 2 external monitors, both rotated 90 degrees. At login time, the 3 displays are mirrored, and only the laptop itself is appropriately oriented. I'd prefer to ...
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Screen resolution startup script in LightDM

I used to fix the resolution of my screens (Which occur quite often, we have 5 computers having this problem at office and one at home) by setting and adding mode with xrandr in the gdm start script. ...