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Questions tagged [tv]

A TV, or television, is a device that allows the user to watch streaming video content. Some TVs allow connection to a computer so that they can be used as a monitor.

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Ubuntu 18.04: Black screen on boot connected to Samsung TV

I have a problem with my 3 year old 'htpc' computer stationed in my living room, running Ubuntu 18.04. After the Asus UEFI/BIOS splash screen, the screen gets black and the system is totally freezed. ...
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18.04 TV reproducing screen until login then after login just beaver

I have a Lenovo Idea-pad running 18.04. It is connected to a Samsung TV with a HDMI cable. On booting the laptop the TV mimics the computer screen until the login screen which comes up on the laptop ...
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How to get HDMI devices to just work?

Dell Vostro 2025 64-bit Dual booting: Ubuntu 18.04.03 LTS Bionic Beaver Windows 10 Home 1 HDMI port HDA Intel PCH (?) sound card/chipset (from aplay – see below) In Windows I just plug ...
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VGA red secondary screen problem

When I connect my VGA cable from PC to TV ICARUS IC-LED32H-B/HK all colors became black and red. Can someone help me with this problem, please? Cable is fine (tested on another screen). Thank you.
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Can't detect my TV using HDMI

I have tried to watch a movie on TV by connecting my lap top using HDMI cable. But I couldn't connect it. I have tried several codes. Now I have faced another problem as Red color dot on right top ...
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Problem with connecting my TV; screens stays blue (tried xorg.conf.d, etc.)

I want to connect my TV to my laptop. When I connect I am able to see the TV in the standard monitor application in Xubuntu. The TV screen is however blue (no signal). To check if the cable is OK, I ...
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How to watch digital TV (ISDB-T) on ubuntu?

I have an ISDB-T USB receiver. On VLC I can plug it in and if I select DVB-T I can scan the bands but no channels are found. Is there a specific option for ISDB-T?
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Monitoring satellite signal strength (DVB-S)

I would like to be able to remotely monitor signal strength from a satellite feed, but I can't seem to be able to interact with the device. My current configuration is: ubuntu server 4.15.0-36-...
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Forcing ubuntu to stick to one display resolution: Ubuntu 18.04

I have issues with the display resolution. I have built a pc for a tv in my rumpus room. My PC tends to boot in 1920x1080 resolution however the tv it is connected to doesnt support that resolution, ...
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PC won't detect VGA TV

My PC won't detect a connected VGA TV. I've tried arandr, Nvidia server settings and the displays app, but it won't detect the TV. Currently it has nothing else plugged in except the PC and a Wii U. ...
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Broken laptop will not connect to TV

So about a week ago I broke the LCD of my laptop and took the screen to until I could get a new LCD. I tried to make my laptop work on a TV and it did. I saw something on another forum page about ...
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VLC player has gigantic menu text and buttons, how to make them smaller?

could you tell me how to make VLC players text smaller on my TV, things seem to get bigger on it. Thanks
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Projecting to screens using HDMI splitters?

How can I project from my laptop to a TV and a projector simultaneously using HDMI splitters? I thought it'd work right away just by plugging the HDMI cable, but the image doesn't show at all. However,...
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Samsung TV “Mirror Screen”

I would like to show the screen of my Ubuntu laptop on a Samsung TV. The TV has a menu entry called "mirror screen". But up to now I found no way to get it working. I need a wireless way to us the ...
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User logged out when TV is turned off and on again

A computer running Ubuntu 17.10 and Gnome is connected to a single monitor (Sony Bravia TV) via HDMI. While logged in with applications open if the TV is turned off and back on again the user will be ...
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How to make kodi as default media player

Kodi player looks better then vlc. because in kodi i can create my own add-ons in python and it is easy to do. so i want to set it default. how to use kodi as default media player it is not default
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How can i connect ubuntu 17.10 to my LG Smart TV

I installed ubuntu 17.10 normally and just want to duplicate my screen on my LG Smart TV, i have normal wifi but Miraclecast doesnt work for me and the intel WiDi thingy for linux is just code and i ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 secondary screen stop working if my laptop is lid down [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm having problems using my laptop connected to my TV using a HDMI cable. First, sound was not working on the TV, but I solved it. Now, if my laptop is lid down, the secondary ...
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Looking for ways to watch PS Vue on Ubuntu

PS Vue does not allow linux users to stream their content over any browsers. I know some people got Vue to work on Kodi, I am not one of them. Is there an way to get ROKU (which I know has a windows ...
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How can I install a Hauppauge WinTV HVR1110 card in Ubuntu 16.04?

I have a (slightly old now, but still working) Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1110 analogue/digital tuner card. I haven't used it for years, but I remember back in about Ubuntu 10.04 it worked fine in Linux. I ...
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Ubuntu 16.10 won't maintain resolution settings on 4k TV

I built an Ubuntu 16.10 PC, with a GTX 1080 card, and have it running into a new Sony 75" 4k HDR screen. I am running the latest Nvidia drivers. Problem: the screen resolution defaults for 1920 x ...
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My DVBT (it9135) doesn't work…Please Help

My DVBT (it9135) doesn't work. The output of lsusb command is: me@mydesktop:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04f2:0833 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Bus 001 Device 004: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, ...
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No sound through HDMI on my NUC

I have a new Kaby lake NUC. HDMI is listed as an option in 'Sound Settings' and if I open pavucontrol I can see the 'sound monitor bar' flickering up and down when I play a youtube video, but no sound ...
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Can't get beyond desktop on TV screen on dual display setup

Using older PC running Ubuntu. Trying to stream video to HD TV via VGA cable. On startup, desktop visible on both PC Monitor and TV screen. Mouse is shown and active on PC screen only. Can run ...
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Build a iptv server using ubuntu and a satelite dish

My mom father, systers and brothers (huge family) all of them had satelite dishes untill i introduced Android tv box to them. I went to some sites that offers persian channels online i borrowes the ...
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16.04 Project display to smart TV wirelessly

Does anyone know how to project the display to a smart TV wirelessly? I don't want to use HDMI or any corded connection. I just want to use my smart TV for work purposes and I want to project the ...
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Install Captvty in 16.04 under Wine

Looking for a specialized tool to search, watch and download online videos from French tv stations and especially from arte tv, Captvty seems one of the most powerful, the main advantage being that it ...
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16.10 broke my MythTV

I just upgraded from 16.04.1 to 16.10, and now MythTV is broken. It worked fine in 16.04.1. Specifically it's the mythfrontend that's broken. It won't start, and this throws this error: *** stack ...
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Is the Astrometa DVB-T2 usb stick working on Ubuntu?

I tryed to run DVB-T2 channels with Astrometa DVB-t2 on Ubuntu. I installed Linux firmware nonfree and media build. After this I installed w_scan. If I scan channels with w_scan I make channels.xpsf ...
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How do I stream live TV in Ubuntu 16.04

Trying to stream live TV; but sys requires Adobe update. Caught in a loop so how do I stream w/ Adobe or other Flash player?
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Old avermedia tv tuner not detected

I have an internal tv tuner that the system detects as a usb card (avermedia a301). I have been trying to install its drivers but the process crashes everytime as the drivers were built for older ...
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No sound using Displayport to HDMI connected to TV Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop connected to a TV HDMI input using Displayport as an output from the PC. The problem is that I don't have sound. Even when I tried to change the sound hardware I ...
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How to run in low resolution 640x480

I need to reduce the resolution to 640x480 to connect to my tv that can detect only that resolution.Any idea on how to do it so that my laptop screen resolution doesn't get affected? Ubuntu 14.04 can'...
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xrandr: S-Video TV display problems

I'm having some troubles with xrandr and S-Video/Composite output in Ubuntu 14.04. Right now I have 3 displays plugged into my computer: VGA, DVI, and TV (S-Video/Composite, not sure about the ...
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Use only one monitor at a time? [duplicate]

How can I tell Ubuntu to automatic turn the primary screen of when I connect a secondary screen? Case: I have my primary monitor connected through a Display port, and sometimes I connect a tv through ...
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What is similar to nextpvr

My dad wants to use Linux. I'll put him on a lightweight version because he wants to use it as Minecraft sever. He uses a PVR he got where he plugs his local antenna to his computer by using WinTV HVR ...
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Avermedia AverTV Volar HD 2 Model TD110

recently I bought this card, and there is no way to have it working in Linux Mint. Looking at the windows inf file, looks like the card uses the IT9135 driver [Strings] AVERMEDIA = "...
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Freetuxtv crashing

I have been trying to run freetuxtv (the last version) in Ubuntu 15.04. The app loads available channels but crashesas soon as the window opens. The bug I get is SIGSEGV in gtk_tree_store_append(). So ...
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Screen goes blank when TV goes off for some time

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a Fujitsu Esprimo with Intel Graphic Card. This computer is connected to a TV over DVI to the TV HDMI (DVI-HDMI Cable). The TV goes off everyday from 7pm till 7am ...
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No visable menues on Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 14 on an Asus Small box. I use a phillips TV as screen. This should be some kind of media computer. Direct login. I can not see any bar or menu. When having the mouse pointer at ...
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VLC won't play video via HDMI to TV

When I connect TV and Laptop via HDMI cable and play a movie with VLC I only get to see the ubuntu desktop, not the VLC output. No video, no audio. Under Windows it worked like this. I've googled it, ...
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When I Plug In the HDMI Cable From My TV To Watch Content From My Laptop To The TV I get Two Different Screens

OK guys heres the dilemma. I want to watch NCIS from my laptop on my big screen tv but when I plug the HDMI cable from the TV to the laptop, the screen thats on my laptop is different from the one ...
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Ubuntu Server and Kodi

Currently I have a Raspberry Pi connected to TV, LAN and NAS, I use it to enjoy all my multimedia files through an OpenELEC distribution with Kodi. I like it and everything is working fine. I just ...
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Lubuntu, Sony HDTV as monitor, text display issues. Please help!

earlier today I set up my Sony TV to be my monitor. When I did, I just disconnected my normal monitor and plugged right into my tv. Everything was fine when I did that. But then I reset my computer ...
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HDMI cable causes extreme video lag in Ubuntu?

I have a 42" Vizio TV hooked up to a Thinkpad E550 (running Ubuntu 14.04). When I hook up these two devices with a VGA chord, everything is perfectly fine; however, when I hook these two devices up ...
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Windows Media Center DVR TV Tuner and TV Guide Replacement

Does Ubuntu have similar software to Windows Media Center, specifically the TV Tuner, TV Recording and TV Guide features. WMC until recently was a great DVR tool. The TV guide downloads to it, you ...
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Permanent Alternative Monitor Resolution

I was able to change the resolution of my htpc when plugged into my using the answer to this question quoted below. How do I make this permanent? Each time I log out I have to run the below again. ...
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HDMI1 Disconnected Plasma TV xrandr Ubuntu 14.04lts

My Machine: HP Pavilion g6 Processor: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz Memory: 3937MB (1217MB used) OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Resolution: 1366x768 pixels Audio Adapter: HDA-Intel - ...
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Ubuntu and HTPC related questions?

I just built myself a 5th gen Intel nuc system to run Ubuntu(14.10) and Kodi. Right now the problem is I will be sitting at about 12 feet away from my tv screen, which is a recent-ish 32in 1080p Sony ...
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How to screen mirror to a Smart TV

How I can screen mirror to a smart tv like a android device? I don't want to use any type of video cable.