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Monitors.xml is being ignored: Persistently change display rotation?

I have two desktop monitors that I have rotated clockwise. The systems settings feature is bugged (the "Confirm" button was not clickable), so I rotated them using xrandr: $ xrandr --output DP1 --...
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Lock screen on corner action (with timeout)

I have installed Elementary OS on my iMac 5k (17.1) and it looks stunning. However I'm missing a feature from macOS that I grew quite fond of. When I move the mouse into a corner of my Desktop the ...
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Font looks weird

I am having some issues with my font. Small letters are grainy and blurred. I think something is wrong with my font smoothing. I tried fontconfig-infinality, but this did not help (I tried multiple ...
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two monitors and black screen on loki 0.4.1

I have two monitors, after locking screen and new login attept to the system both monitors show me a black screen. It happens from time to time. What can i do? $ uname -r 4.4.0-97-generic $ ...
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Quick move plank to primary monitor

Use Juno release. I have a laptop and often connect an external monitor to it. When an external monitor is connected, I make it primary. I added hotkeys/commands: Win+PageUp: xrandr --output eDP-1 --...
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How to add new mode to xrandr?

I can create a newmode in display settings, but when I attempt to add the newly created mode to VGA, VGA1 or VGA-1, an error of output VGA, VGA1 or VGA-1 not found, is returned. How do I solve this ...
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Unable to interact with lockscreen after installing bumble bee

I recently installed bumblebee to set my Nvidia gpu as default for steam. After reboot the lock screen or any display never came up, so I booted into recovery and purged bumblebee, Upon next reboot, ...
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How can I change windows scaling for different display resolution? (and rotation problem!!)

I really enjoy ElementaryOS and I want it to be my everyday operating system, but I have some issues... I'm currently running 3 monitors: one 4K, and two more displays (lower resolution) in vertical ...
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Random black screen and pointer moves all over

I have installed Juno on my Asus Laptop Dual-Core Intel® Core™ i5-7200U CPU @ Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02) 12.2 GB memory Randomly I get black screen and the pointer moves all over the ...
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Monitor switches when on lock

I think this is a bug. When I put my system on lock screen, OS turns off my primary monitor, and turns on the other monitor that I disabled. When I unlock the system, normal settings turned back on. ...
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How to change screen dpi in elementary Freya?

I have 1440x900 pixels (411x263 millimeters or 16.14173x10.11811 inches approximately) monitor and my resolution according to xdpyinfo is 89X87 dots per inch. But it should be 89.2x88.94 isn't it? Do ...
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Black screen on locking the elementary OS with windows + L key

I installed Elementary OS a couple of days back. The windows + L key worked fine till sometime back but when i now do the same the screen turns black and i have no other option but to force shutdown ...
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5.0 Juno - There is no display on videos

I just start using elementary os 5.0 juno today and after installiation, system showed update notifications. After 13 programs updated, i opened a video and there is no display but video continued and ...
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Black flickering login screen after update

After updating nVidia: Instead of graphic splash screen with elementary logo, system boots in a verbose text mood At the end, when XWindows starts, the screen just flickers I cannot even open a non ...
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Screen mess up - VMware Workstation on Elementary OS

i have this problem and i can't figure it out how can i resolve it. Maybe it's a Elementary OS... i don't know. I running VMware Workstation (Trial version) on my Elementary OS (0.4.1 Loki), and ...
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Multiple monitors extended screen on all workspace

Plugged in an additional monitor is it possible to have extended screen on all workspaces
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Large windows, dock bar, top bar, fonts

After installing the latest elementary OS update, my windows, dock bar, top bar.. basically all desktop went big. i've tried updating the scaling-factor to 0, 1, 2 like it says on other questions.... ...
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Heavy graphics artifacts on elementary Videos, and Youtube on Epiphany browser

I am getting some extravagant 'infrared-camera-looking' artifacts both on a Youtube livestream and also when I try to play an H.264 coded video in elementary Videos. I tried installing many codec ...
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Display settings vmware workstation 15 don't work

just installed on VMware and every time I try to change my display settings, they "register" in the Display app in Settings, but actually don't change the display, even on reboot. I see another post ...
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Settings -> Displays not finding second screen

I have a NVIDIA GTX660 (dev0) and NVIDIA GT1030 (dev1) installed with each driving a screen. X configuration seems fine - the second device (GT1030 driving a 4K display) seems to work ok since it is ...
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Juno fresh install, display unknown, resolution only 640x480, GPU is Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, display properties will not open

-elementary os Loki worked fine until I upgraded my gpu from geforce 310 to gtx 1650. (I dual boot with windows 10 on separate drives.) -I decided to wipe loki and install juno but the display ...
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Secondary screen gets locked when a full screen program opens on it [closed]

I have a laptop (primary screen) with a connected monitor (second screen). When some program (for example, a video, a game...) is opened full screen on the monitor, it gets locked and the image doesn'...
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False loop, on login screen elementary OS Juno

I got some trouble with version 5.1 of Elementary OS JUNO. Since many days my login screen became completly mad and won't display the desktop to me. When I'm login in the screen turn it black and come ...
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BUG: Display settings not applied until login

I've installed Juno release and all it's amazing, except that when I block my notebook, that have a secondary display, the display settings is lost. My notebook is on the left side and my main screen ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad External Monitor Issue

I'm running the latest eOs Juno with all the latest updates. Unfortunately upon restarting my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T460P) the external monitor stopped working and I'm unable to figure out how to ...
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Elementary not supporting thunderbolt displays

I have an HP Elite X2 1012 G1 with Thunderbolt 3.1 (Alpine Ridge, I think). I'm dual booting and use a J5 Create dock with 2 external HDMI/DVI displays. The security setting for Thunderbolt is the ...
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Login Screen Error

how can i fix login screen? I don't delete any package.
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black screen with the dock appearing just a few instants

I'm using a MacBookPro (13 inch, Mid 2010) with a graphic card NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MN. Elementary OS Juno starts and goes to a black screen with the dock appearing just a few instants. With the ...
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USB C DP Alt Mode external monitor

I just bought a new dell XPS 13 for work and everything is working smoothly except the external monitor and it's pretty annoying to be tied to the small 13 inch display I bought an usb C to HDMI ...
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External Monitor Scaling Issue with elementary OS

I have a HP x360 Spectre laptop with 2560 x 1440 resolution and a HP 22" External Display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Everything looks giant on the external display. I'm not really sure how to modify ...
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Problem with the screen in elementary OS Juno

I just install elementary OS Juno on my Hp 14 laptop. It generally works, but from time to time I get a white or green line at the top of the screen, I think that the problem is the graphic card, it ...
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Monitor resolution not recognized

The external display's max. resolution is 2560 x 1440, but the maximum resolution I can select on the display settings is 2048 x 1152. What can I do to use the display in its max. resolution? System:...
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BlackScreen after install Nvidia Drivers

I installed this with additional drivers for a nvidia gt520m but when I restart, black screen appear, this is a fresh elementary os loki; yesterday I installed manually the driver via terminal, but ...
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Only starts with recovery mode (possible graphics driver failure)

I have some issues with trying to get eOS to work on a mac 7.1. I've tried with nvidia-340 as it was recommended to a geforce 320m, but xorg won't start unless it's from recovery mode where it works ...
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Backward Rotation Settings for Tablet Mode of Asus TP200S

Elementary OS seems to support almost everything on the Asus TP200S out of the box, but one issue is screen auto-rotation. Elementary OS recognises that the screen should be rotated when flipping the ...
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Black screen after installation on iMac

I am trying to install the latest version (5.0) on my late 2009 27“ iMac. It has a 2.66 i5 processor and an ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU. To get my USB stick to boot I have to replace "no splash" with "...
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Screen Error Razer Blade Stealth

I just made the switch from Windows, I previously had elementary OS running on an old MacBook with no problem but this computer died. I now have a Razer Blade Stealth 12.5" 4k from late 2016. I ...
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Waking from Suspend Issue

Whenever my computer sleeps or hibernates, I am unable to fully wake it up. Sure, the system seems to be running and all, but the display never returns. Just stuck with a black screen. Currently, I ...
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Any support for Ryzen 2200g iGPU?

I wanted to try the OS so I downloaded the latest version. But when it boots up, I noticed that my screen is split in two and the bottom half was stretched. Is there a fix for this? I am using AMD ...
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How do I stop the screen from rotating?

Sometimes I'm just sitting there and my laptop screen rotates, or when I get up and pick my laptop up from working on my couch and move to the kitchen table, it's now upside down. I can fix it by ...
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How do I fix/calibrate my screen colors?

(x-post from reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/elementaryos/comments/5qy9y9/how_do_i_fixcalibrate_my_screen_colors/) I just switched to elementary yesterday and I absolutely love it. There's a problem,...
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Elementary OS freezes on full screen playback in any browser

I need help. I am new to linux and elementary so I'm a noob. I have issues with playing videos in fullscreen mode on additional display (27'') I have laptop with intel i7 hexa core CPU and graphics ...
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Laptop screen is too small - Scaling without changing external monitor's setting

I am running ElementaryOS on a Xiaomi Notebook 13 laptop, which I have connected to an external monitor. The interface size of the external monitor is perfect, everything works fine, but the problem ...
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Screen corruption after suspend

not really sure what to call this, but if my computer wakes up from sleep, I have no issues, however if my computer resumes from a suspend action, then my screen looks like the attached screenshot. I ...
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Screen doesn't turn off after firmware upgrade

I've always been able to turn the screen off by lowering the screen brightness. The last step would turn the screen off. But since I recently did a firmware upgrade using fwupdmgr this doesn't work ...
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Will not boot at all

I can't esc to Grub or anything. I simply get a black screen with one single '_' at the upper left hand corner of the screen.
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vertically stacked monitors do not line up

I run my system with the big monitor stacked on top of the laptop monitor. I can not align the monitors in the control panel so they are one on top of the other. I can only join them at the corners. ...
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External display stuck at 30hz

My external display only has a 30HZ option...., what's up with that? How can I make it 60? Running Juno 5.0 on MP late 2015 It just seems to work now, I guess an update was posted :?
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iGPU monitor not being recognized

I've had a single monitor hooked up via my graphics card working fine. I recently got an additional monitor and there is no image other than the back light. I do have iGPU enabled in my BIOS.
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Position of Date and Time on the login screen

since a few days i am using elementary os. Since I come from Germany I have changed the date and time display to German. Unfortunately the start screen now shows the time and date so far to the right ...