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Boot from the Ubuntu installation media you have created. Highlight Try Ubuntu without installing and press the E key. Add the parameter nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the linux line. Press the F10 key to boot into the Ubuntu Live desktop environment.


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I was able to disable the display port by adding video=DP-2:d to the grub boot options. Notice that xrandr was showing DisplayPort-1 even though in reality DP-2 was enabled. Here's how I was able to find out which was the real output device thanks to the ArchLinux wiki: *To get the name and current status of connectors, you can use the following shell ...


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When you mirror displays in Ubuntu, the OS behaves like you have one monitor. If you had extended displays before, any files shown on the secondary monitor will be moved to the primary (and only) monitor. If one monitor can't support the other's resolution, Ubuntu will set it to the highest possible common resolution. This can result in stretching or black ...


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I feel really stupid as its been like 5min since I posted my question. I solved it! I just deleted my xorg.conf file . All my 3d effects and my monitor started working .I'm guessing that that file got added by one of the packages I installed along the way while playing around. I hope that this helps someone in the future .


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It turns out that this is not an ubuntu problem as such. I needed an active adapter to translate the DVI signal to the mini-dp signal. Buying this thing worked for me: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I6L6DW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00


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So it turns out it's the quotation marks that mess this up. The contents of the file should be: [org.gnome.desktop.interface] text-scaling-factor=0.75 scaling-factor=2


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First, login to your guest account and use the su command to switch users in the terminal. For example, if your username is colonelclank you should run: su colonelclank Your username should now appear at the command prompt in the terminal. Next, run the following commands to change to your user's home directory and to fix any file permission issues ...


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To set resolution as 1366x768 for example: Go to C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox and run the following command, then restart virtual machine: VBoxManage.exe setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution 1366,768 This will set the resolution for all guest OS.


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Try arandr to change screen definitions. It's in the Ubuntu repository: sudo apt-get install arandr Arandr uses draggable rectangles that represent the physical displays - like display-management-software usually does. Unlike most other software, the displays may overlap, as seen in the screenshot in this thread. You may also try to fiddle around with ...


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I reconnected HDMI cable to a second HDMI port on my monitor and it fixed the problem of "unknown display"


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No, there is no such recommended value for sync rates. There is no way that Xorg know them dynamically only from monitor DDC data. Otherwise, you have to get a common frequency for monitors you have. The fallback frequencies are: (man xorg.conf) HorizSync horizsync-range gives the range(s) of horizontal sync frequencies supported by the ...


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Compiz window placement plugin can be used to fix initial position for all windows. Install Compiz settings manager sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Open it from dash or using ccsm command Go to Window Management → Enable Place Windows then click on it to change its settings On General tab, change Multi Output Mode: Place across ...



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