Questions tagged [display]

The display tag should be used for display and video related issues. Questions about hardware issues and what display to buy are off-topic.

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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 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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2nd Monitor always stops working after system update

I'm running a dual monitor configuration on a custom desktop (MSI b450 gaming pro carbon with RTX 2080s). Whatever nvidia driver I use (currently 450), it always breaks after an os Update from the ...
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unwanted screen rotation

I love almost everything about Elementary OS (and I started with different OS'es since 1982). The first time I installed EOS, the screen started to rotate upside down for no reason. I have an HP ...
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Display setting lost when locking screen

Display setting lost when locking screen I use EOS 5.1.6 Hera running on Virtual Box. Since installing EOS 5.1.6 Hera I get this behavior from the system: When I lock the system or if the system locks ...
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Acer Spin 1 - Screen / Keyboard / Touchpad issues

I have an Acer Spin 1. Set up of Elementary went flawlessly. However, the Acer Spin 1 is a convertable computer that turns back on its hinge so it's a tablet. So when Elementary OS loads, the ...
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Laptop not detecting HDMI display

I installed elementary hera on my laptop and today I tried to plug in an external monitor to use as an extended display but the monitor is not being detected. Going into settings > display > ...
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Screen Freeze eOS 5.1.6 Razer Blade Stealth

With every new release I try to install elementary OS on my laptop to make it my main distribution without success. I created a post for every attempt but did not find any solution. The computer is a ...
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Black screen on AMD Radeon HD 6520G and AMD Radeon HD 6750M

I have some old ASUS laptop with this specs, CPU : AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics Mainboard : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K43TA iGPU : Radeon HD 6520G dGPU : Radeon HD 6750M ...
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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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How do I fix Color Rendering issue?

Ok so this problem isn't really new to me. I've had it in Ubuntu 20.04LTS, Pop OS 20.04 and now recently on Basically the blues in my display look purple. Here is an image of what I mean. Alittle info ...
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Display detection stopped working

Overnight one of my monitors stopped working just like that. The monitor itself works fine so is the port and hdmi cable it works on. I suspect one of the recent patches might broke it but no idea ...
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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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Black Screen after Login from Lock or Sleep or suspend mode

My setup: NUC i5-10210U 1.60 GHz EOS 5.1.6 Hera Intel UHD Graphics (rev.02) When I login in the morning after locking the machine the night before I login successfully but then my screen is black. I ...
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Mouse lagging after some hours of working (not sure about graphics)

I'm facing an annoying problem, after several hours after reboot, the mouse pointer starts to lag apparently for no reason. I tought it was a graphic driver problem, so I switched to nomodeset drivers ...
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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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Inverted colors in all the system

In random time, my screen looks like when i active contrst mode, but the problem is that i cant see nothing, all the white parts o texts tunr into black and same for blacks turning into white, i check ...
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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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Mac Mini HDMI output not working (elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera; Mac Mini mid-2011)

I just installed elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera on my mac mini (mid-2011). However, I am not getting any video output on my HDMI out port. Only the DP output works. Here is the output of xrandr: Screen 0: ...
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Elementary OS greeter screen resolution issue

I am definitely stuck with the problem. I may change user session screen resolution easily, but the greeter stays with ugly unreadable microscopic text. I have read multiple "solutions" ...
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After running software updates via AppCenter, external monitor is significantly dropping frames

Using a Dell D3100 with a Dell Inspiron 3153. Operating system is: Elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera Built on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Linux 5.3.0-59-generic GTK 3.22.30 Running DisplayLink Driver version 5.3.1 for ...
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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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Application window can't be moved because it is positioned above the monitor boundary after external monitor is connected

I work with two monitors, and this is their configuration: When I am in this configuration, new application windows that have not been opened since I connected the external monitor are positioned ...
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How to make entire display grayscale?

I'm trying to make the entire display grayscale in elementaryOS, it's not already present under the native Accessibility settings. I've tried the advice listed here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/...
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Screen options - two screens - I ask what is it for?

I have a compliment and criticism to make. I really like the (basic) look and in general, it works very well and I give it 5 stars. But there is a star that fails. When there are updates, it is ...
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Zoomed in when Mirrored

I am using elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera, when I connect my my laptop to an external screen and turn Mirror Display (ON) my laptop screen is so zoomed that I cant see most of the screen no matter what. As ...
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failure to turn off display

I wanted to turn off my display when I lock. I am hoping to link the command to a shortcut but I cant turn off my display. tried sleep 1 && xset dpms force off The display just turns back ...
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Annoying dual-screen window placement issues

Generally most things work well for me on 5.1, but I have one annoying issue. I have an external monitor connected to my laptop via HDMI, and have it set as my primary screen (to the right of my ...
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After rearraning displays, the mouse buttons stop working

I just installed eOS and tried to rearrange the screens. Once I rearrange the displays in the menu, so that my main display is to the right and not to the left, the mouse buttons stop working. I have ...
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How to apply another color profile to Elementary OS?

I've been downloaded gnome-color-manager, but i don't know how to change color profile in elementary os, i tried using colormgr, but it's not working. I want to make a display more bright and ...
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Elementary OS set default display

i use Elementary OS 5.1 and i use Laptop with Monitor. Every time i want to log in to system i have to set Primary Display Manually with F10 on keyboard (External Monitor Only). also i tried to set ...
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Fullscreen glitch / problem / blackout when using online video (Youtube, Netflix) on browser (Firefox, Midori, Chrome) and VLC

I'm a bit new to linux environment but I did all the research I can before posting here. I will just go to the point. When I open a Youtube or Netflix video (and sometimes other fullscreen apps like ...
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Screen mirroring in Elementary os

how do i achieve screen mirriring on elementary os? I know i might use an HDMI cable, but what about when it comes to usin wi fi? And it's even possible to do it without he former and the latter, that ...
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DVI not working on lock window or terminal

I have a Asus monitor connected to my desktop computer. The screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 and it's connected with a DVI cable. Everything works fine. When a power on the computer, I can see the ...
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Cursor flickering on a primary screen when changing randr on the second screen

If I run: xrandr --output DP-1 --scale 1x1 ...where DP-1 is my external monitor, I don't have any cursor flicker, however, everything looks way too big on the secondary screen. By playing around ...
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Screensaver in Elementary OS - how to disable it?

I cannot find any information about disabling screensaver in Elementary OS. It is possible that it is connected to another app installed on my computer? Best regards, Matthew
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Monitor Settings EOS Hera

After I set up my monitor in the Monitor Settings app and Save it says Saved but then next time I boot up Elementary the settings are gone. The same for "hot corners" in desktop setting.
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Yellow tinge to screen after installing elementary OS

I have just installed elementary OS Hera 5.1 on my 2011 Macbook Pro. I have noticed that my screen now has a yellowish tinge to it. It goes back to normal after a while so at first I thought it might ...
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Veracrypt Window Not opening Properly . How to solve the Display issue?

Veracrypt Window Not opening Properly . A transparent window is always appears around the main window . This app is not from elementary app store . But from their own site of Veracrypt. I have tried ...
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Screen dimming when user inactive - how to turn off it?

How can I turn off automatic dimming of screen when I am inactive? I was looking in settings but I coudn't find anythink. Thank you!
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Dual display setup is wrong, before login

I have two displays, the secondary one being on the right to the primary one. no problems here. however when I first boot into elementary, it seems to ignore the display settings, thinking that the ...
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Screen stuttering

From time to time, my laptop screen simply starts to stutter. This happens more often with the laptop screen than with my external monitor. My screen was tearing, but fixed with this: https://www....
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Dual monitor mode switch

I recently dual-booted my Asus Zenbook UX480 with Elementary OS Hera and I am very happy with it in general. I tried plugging in a second monitor with HDMI and it doesn't quite work as it should. As I ...
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Problem with dual monitor setup after resume

I am running a desktop pc with dual monitors. I have a 34" UltraWide as my primary monitor and a 32" monitor (extended to the right). I am also using a GTX1080 and both displays are connected through ...

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