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i can't get resolution options and i get message: "Unknown Display"

when i changed the VGA cable, i found that the resolution has been changed, and i can't get resolution options from the display settings because i get message Unknown Display, i think that because the ...
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The screen appears purple-ish after a fresh installation of elementary OS 7.1 alongside Windows, how can I fix it?

I installed elementary OS 7.1 alongside Windows on my computer, which has an AMD Radeon 6750 GRE graphics card. The colors appear correct on Windows, but the screen looks purple-ish on elementary OS. ...
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Android tablet as second sceen in ElementaryOS

Does anybody know how to use an Android tablet as a second monitor in ElementaryOS (for extending my desktop)? I know that this should be possible in Ubuntu using one of the latest versions of Gnome ...
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Monitors go blank but still emitting light when display turned off; actually go black when in suspend

I'm using ElementaryOS and I have it set to "Turn off display when inactive for" 5 minutes. When this triggers, the connected monitors will say there is no HDMI signal, but then they will ...
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Dual Monitor Usage

I've got EOS v7.1 set up with 2 monitors. The primary monitor is the right side one. How do I switch that to the left side? Thanks Chris
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Turn off display when inactive not working; xset dpms force off only turns off for a few seconds

I'm using Elementary OS 7 and have the following settings: Turn off display when inactive for: 5 minutes Suspend when inactive for: Never Lock after screen turns off: Off The screen does not turn ...
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How I make my laptop running elementary OS display normally, rather than only a few shades of colours?

When booting into elementary OS 7 Horus (with disk encryption) on my laptop normally, the disk unlock screen is displayed. After entering my decryption key, it loads into tty7, where it briefly ...
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Display fault 1440 x 900

I have a somewhat ancient HP monitor with a (16:10) 1440 x 900 resolution and a VGA cable (with an HDMI adapter) connected to an Intel NUC. Elementary Horus recognises the monitor and its resolution ...
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How can I determine maximum supported display resolution?

I have laptop with: Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU (https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/43544/intel-core-i5540m-processor-3m-cache-2-53-ghz.html) and I would like to determine maximum ...
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Blinking cursor on internal laptop screen, external screen works normal on eOS6

Yesterday I installed the nvidia-driver-525 for my laptop with a GTX 1660ti and an AMD CPU with integrated graphics. Everything worked fine (meaning I could see output on both screens), until I booted ...
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How to reinstall .Xauthority and reclaim display after failed nvidia driver upgrade

Over a year ago I installed Elementary OS on an old Macbook Air from circa 2011. It worked fine, albeit slowly, for a couple of weeks until I performed a suggested nvidia driver update. I read ...
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Does elementary os support nvidia geforce GT 525M

I am currently using a linux distro not supported by my legacy nvidia driver and so i will like to saitch to one that is supported i would like to know if elementary supports legacy nvidia graphics. ...
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Love Elementry OS But the task bar is a problem

How do you make this task bar not overlap on applications. I have a 4 in one Monitor and when I try and work with a window in the middle of the screen, the task bar overlaps and wont go away. I have ...
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How to add a virtual monitor

I'm looking for a way to add a virtual monitor. I'm using EOS6 Virtual monitor as in a fake monitor that acts like a real one connected through HDMI/DP/USB. The aim is to run a full screen slideshow ...
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Display resolution is wrong and the displays settings page doesn't offer the right resolution options

My displays seems to be rendering at 1080p (settings page confirms this), but my display is 4k, but that isn't an option in the displays settings, page the highest it goes is 1080p for some reason. I ...
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How do I get that Splash Screen for installing?

iMac Retina 5K 27" 2017 model with Big Sur OS and external drives available. I have downloaded/ verified the ISO I have used Etcher to create an installer USB and a CD. Both boot up using the ...
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Installation: how to make the display smaller?

I want to install elementary on my laptop (Acer Aspire One D257-N578Qrr, 6x9 inches, don’t know the resolution of my unit exactly but I looked up the model and it’s supposed to be 1024x768) but the ...
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X1 Carbon: screen flashes when opening

When I put my laptop to sleep, and then open it later to login, the “unlocked” screen flashes briefly before the login screen takes over. Has anyone else seen this? Do you know how to fix it?
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Unsuitable Screen Resolution

I've just installed eOS. The initial screen resolution is a lot lower than the optimum for my screen. The system doesn't seem to recognise the screen mark and model, and I can't find a means to do ...
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2nd monitor not displaying

I'm fairly new to Linux and have Odin 6 dual booted alongside windows 10 with 2 monitors. Below is information on my 2 monitors. Acer [WORKS] - 1920*1080, 60HZ, connected through Display Port LG [...
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Terminal is maxed and can't resize in Odin

I was typing and somehow managed to get terminal to max size (not full screen) No matter what I do I can't resize it. The resize arrows are in the upper right corner but do nothing. I looked online ...
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Elementary OS 6 font seems to be with low resolution

I don't quite understand the reason for the problem, but apparently the font was more "beautiful" in Elementary OS 5. Now it looks like a font when you select a wrong monitor resolution (but ...
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Sometimes nvidia drivers don't load - unknown display - low resolution

Running into a weird issue. I recently installled eos 6 on my workstation. Installed latest nvidia drivers (from app center) just fine. Now sometimes when I boot into eos the nvidia drivers don't load ...
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No option set display to 1920x1080 in the settings

I have elementary os 6 installed on my laptop and when I open the display section in the settings to change it to 1920x1080 the option is not there
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Multiple displays and resolution

I downloaded and tried Odin but could not set resolution for my laptop + external monitor correctly. Here's the deal: Laptop display is 4K External monitor is FHD No matter what I tried, I got ...
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on C2D Imac, after standby/sleep the display remains dim and faded

on Core2Duo Imac, after standby/sleep, the display remains dim and faded. I tried all of the suggestions I could find unsuccessfully, they mostly related to battery/power setting or modifying gnome ...
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Elementary OS 6 doesn't play well with VirtualBox

Downloaded the ISO file for eOS 6 and tried to test-run in VirtuaBox. Unfortunately, the Elementary installer window is out of bounds and the usual "press ALT and drag the window with the mouse&...
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Unknown Display 1024x768 External Monitor (Mirror Display)

PC: Lenovo Laptop G510 CPU: Intel Core i5 HD 4600 graphics Res: 1366x768 So, I have an RCA small TV connected via VGA port that I use as a monitor since my laptop's built-in screen is messed up. For a ...
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Will fractional scaling happen in Elementary 6?

Will fractional scaling like 1.5 and 1.25 come with base 6 updates? Because Elementary cannot be used on devices with a resolution of 2160 x 1440 (3:2). Changing dconf-editor and font sizes does ...
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My system settings doesnt show full to Adminstration section

My system settings doesnt show full to Adminstration section ; which contains of About, Time & Date, Parental Control and Universal Access. How to fix or revert this? Im so new to linux. help me ...
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Save window for Code app not displaying

I installed eOS 5.1.7 Hera a couple days ago on my 2012 Macbook Pro and I'm having a hard time with using specific apps. The one in particular is Code, a default text editing app that comes with Hera. ...
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Monitor 1 leaking into Monitor 2? Dual Monitor Setup

Yesterday I was trying elementaryOS with a liveusb and I noticed monitor 1's space was taking a thin string of space of monitor 2, I tried fiddling with the display settings and resolutions but didn't ...
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Is brightness control supposed to work on desktop systems / external displays?

I have a desktop computer, my first in about 15 years. I'm used to laptops where you control display brightness with hotkeys. I notice that Elementary OS Hera (5.1.7) has a display brightness control ...
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elementary os not booting or login Screen not Display

When I am turning on the laptop, my screen shows the only attachment image. And Ctrl+Alt+F1 also not working. it that any way to rest my ELEMENTARY OS
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Issue with Full Screen in Zoom Call

I am not sure if this happens with other applications, but I have seen it happen in Zoom. Whenever I am in a call and go into a full screen view, the application goes into full screen mode, but only ...
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Elementary OS Display

I am new to Linux and still learning how to do very simple things. I wanted to make the text on the screen larger, so I went to System Settings/ Display and I clicked on some option I had at the ...
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Cannot detect monitor connected to DisplayPort on Elementary 5.1.7 Hera

Just can't make ElementaryOS 5.1.7 Hera detect my DisplayPort connected display. I'm using a GeForce GTX 1050 with Nvidia's 450 driver and notebook display and HDMI connection works perfectly. Since I'...
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Hera 5.1.7 - Display Slowdown After Connecting CRT via Adapter. (Persisting After CRT Disconnect and Restart)

Recently I was playing with some CRTs hooked up to my computer via a simple VGA-to-DVI-D adapter. Some monitors worked, but there were a few with weird refresh issues that would cause slowdown on eOS ...
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No more pulldown menus and popup windows in many apps on (smaller) primary screen

I run a Schenker VIA 14 laptop with eOS 517 Hera (recent fresh install) and for several apps (Clementine, qps, my-weather-indicator and others) which I usually have on the built-in (primary) laptop ...
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Live USB only displays on half the screen - installation fails

I'm trying to install elementary on a brand new HP Envy laptop, with a 10th gen Intel processor and a 1650 Ti GPU. When booting to the live USB, only half of the display renders properly. The desktop ...
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Display colors gets bad after some time of using it

i have been using it for 3 days after a fresh install and now the colors of my display is oversaturated blue is more purple and orange is more red. It was quite good and similar to what i use to see ...
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Monitor type wrongly detected in Hera

Having used Loki for several years I have just updated to Hera. All my hardware is the same. Just a complete software upgrade. Works well except Hera recognises my Samsung 40” tv as a Samsung 7”. The ...
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Display resolution

I'm a begineer user of a Elementary OS; can anybody help me to indicate how can I have a good resolution of display? After instalation of Elementary OS is diponible only 4:3. Thank you!
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How do I get Elementary OS to detect my display?

In my display settings, it states, "Unknown Display". How do I fix this? My monitor is 2560x1440 and the given resolutions are only 16:10 or 4:3 aspect ratios, none of which match my screen ...
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Dell WD19TB and ElementaryOS

I have a Dell wd19TB thunderbolt dock and it seems to work fine with ElementaryOS until I try to disable the Laptop display and only use my external displays. I am trying to disable the laptop display ...
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How to add 1920x1080 Display option and make it survive restart

I have elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera installed in VirtualBox 6.1.10. The display size 1920x1080 is not offered in the display settings. I have done the following to temporarily add the option. In terminal ...
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Brightness calibration via keyboard shortcut

When I set the brightness to the minimum it stays at zero visibility, which seems to me as a calibration error. It's very frustrating if you don't have keyboard shortcuts to increase it again.
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Setting right profile for external monitor HP E243d

I have HP Elitebook g3 connected to external monitor HP 24" monitor via USB-C and I can't get colours on external monitor even close to what is on Laptop - laptop screen is fine, dragging and ...
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emails from gmail account not syncing

Since yesterday emails from gmail account are not being downloaded at all - I have elementary OS installed on another laptop and I have experienced no problems. Any ideas how to fix it?
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Windows Tiling in Elementary OS 5.1

I have tried to implement a solution to accomplish at least 4 windows tiling, Elementary seems to do only vertical 2 sides windows tiling as detailed here. I tried and failed with the instructions ...
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