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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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Juno 5.0 Beta - apps (mail) open in unassigned screen estate - Displays issue

I have had this problem with Firefox too, where opening a new window and closing Firefox solved the issue. With Mail, the app opens but goes in an unassigned part of the screen. Impossible to get it ...
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Elementary poor performance after update

When i first installed elementary os without updating the os itself everything was smooth and working fine. When i rebooted from the updates my mouse starts skipping a lot and the overall performance ...
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Keyboard randomly freezes while typing

While typing there are times where my keyboard randomly freezes and repeats the key over and over again. At that point, my only option is to manually hit the power button in order to restart. The ...
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Juno beta starting up really slow, times out on black screen >3min

On MBP 6,1 2010 Juno beta boots normally at first but then times out on a black screen for over 3min, 5min originally. I've tried this and it has significantly reduced the boot time, together with ...
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SOLVED - elementary OS 0.4.1 - text obsucation after screenshot

Good afternoon, as I asked elsewhere, while trying to take a screenshot with elementary OS 0.4.1, i selected the "obfuscate text in screenshot" toggle. At this point, the app crashed and most text on ...
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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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Laptop and two monitors- as my mouse moves towards the laptop monitor, the desktop scrolls across and puts a duplicate of the laptop screen. WHY?

Anyone know how to turn this off? It would be really nice to have three monitors that don't "move" when you move the mouse.
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Both my iMacs show four desktops

Each version of Elementary Ive tried boots up but with four displays of the desktop in a 2x2 layout - so each is too small to read any icons or text. This happens on both my intel iMacs a iMac 2006 ...
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Horizontal lines on display starting with previous update

I apologize if this has been asked before, I have had a look and while I have found similar issues from users, nothing that helps me. Thank you for any help you can give! After an operating system ...
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command to enable 60hz on 4k display

I can't seem to get this new 4k monitor to not lag. Here's what I got: Acer Aspire 5 A515-51 (basically a standard laptop with standard Intel HD graphics) LG 27UD58 4k monitor I am running eOS So......
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Display corruption at system installation

On my old Compaq Presario F700 (NVidia GeForce 7000/610M C67), display is corrupted from start. That means, resolution isn't a standard VGA one, as other distros allow installation. How could I ...
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Screen timeouts

I have an issue that after 5 minutes of not using my laptop I goes into sctreen saver and then I have to re enter my password. I cant find a setting to change this. Thank you
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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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2008 iMac Display Shuts Off

OS installed in 2008 24-inch iMac for over 2 weeks. This week the display would shutting while the machine continues to run (can hear fan running). Only way around is to reboot, but it would ...
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Problem with desktop paring

I have a laptop that I use as a fix PC. I wired it with a cable. When I turn on my PC from standby, on the desktop I only see the mouse, the rest is black, but on the desktop of the laptop it's all ...
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Desktop not coming up & black screen after updates

I installed updates and after the restart, the screen comes up black with a blinking cursor. I can get to terminal by ctrl-alt-F1 and sign in, but all attempts to troubleshoot have failed. This is ...
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Locking the screen disables networking/bluetooth

It seems that when the screen is locked, some connections are disabled. At least : networking (cable or wireless) bluetooth It is annoying and an unwanted pattern in my case. Is it a known issue ...
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Script will not run properly if ran with a hotkey combination set in “Settings -> Keyboard”

While running Loki 0.4.1, I've made a script to switch my video and audio output devices as well as the DPI using gsettings and some xrandr, pacmd and pactl commands. I've wired this script to Super+...
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Loki - Black screen after locking screen

This has been happening since a few months. I have activated screen locking after 10 minutes without activity. I use a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 with some privative drivers. I thought that it was ...
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Second monitor doesn't connect

I'm running Elementary Os Loki 0.4.1. I wanna connect another monitor to my laptop, but my OS doesn't recognize it. In settings it doesn't even detect that I have another monitor connected (via HDMI). ...
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Lock Screen shortcut setup

Is there a keyboard shortcut that can be used to manually lock the screen? If not, can it be configured somehow? Any pointer to relevant documentation would help. Thanks, Arjuna
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DisplayLink Logout issue

I installed the latest drivers for my display link however when I connect it it logs me out of my account and then when I try log in it will log in for 2 seconds blank screen and then I'm back at the ...
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Why on earth does my screen have these weird speckels? [duplicate]

What are those speckles in the whitespace? Im using NVIDIA drivers, and have a Ryzen 5. The resolution is 1600x900.
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dock and top bar is not visible only wallpaper (loki)

Actually, i did a mistake. I install tweaks for elementary and then I remove dock and one more from the startup(in tweaks settings). Everything works fine but when I restart only wallpaper is visible ...
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Can't rearrange displays order in settings

I can't rearrange the displays order. https://youtu.be/vJ8ZOMLBgbo
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How to fix screen tearing with nvidia?

I tried various fixes such as using forcecompositionpipeline = on (edited /etc/x11/xorg.conf, there was no option for it in the nvidia x settings) but still the issue persists. Switching to intel ...
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Issues with Elementary apps when using a tiling window manager (XMonad)

I've been using XMonad as a tiling window manager for the past few days, but I've noticed that most the Elementary gtk apps have a wide black border, the notable exception being pantheon-terminal. I ...
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Can't login after yesterday's update

I boot up today and tried to login. I can't do it on the main account or guest account. I updated the OS yesterday. But I have not installed any program recently. I'm using the Nvidia drivers on my ...
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Login screen on main display

first of all i love your system and i dont this to be take as critique, just would love to have this issue fix. So Im using my laptop as a dock and I work on my external monitor. I always use display ...
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Dell Latitude D620 Dual Monitor setup

Fairly new user. System is fairly responsive with the single inbuilt monitor. Attaching an Asus 22" monitor to the VGA port slows the system to the point of un-usability, even just mirroring the ...
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Video Player with custom HDMI refresh rate (frame rate)

Is there a free video player that can be installed in elementary OS and can change HDMI output refresh rate to the appropriate one for the played video's fps (50p for 25p and 50p, 24p for 24p, etc.)?
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Games not rendering or render at VERY slow framerate since last update

Since the last update there seems to be a huge issue with 3d rendering on AMD cards. Games such as CS-GO, Black Mesa, Amnesia or non-Steam games are rendering at 1-2 FPS or not rendering a picture at ...
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Wrong HDMI detection

When i connect my (i3 7100) PC (through IGP's HDMI) with a Samsung UE55JU7000 55" UHD TV as primary (only) display, elementary OS (loki) detects it with the name Samsung Electric Company 85" and sets ...
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Issues setting up external display

Solved: This was solved with an update that was just pushed. The problem: I have an XPS 13 (9360) laptop that has an external monitor plugged in through HDMI using a Dell USB-C adapter. Going to ...
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Mouse Pointer Lag issue

i have installed latest elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki and was doing bit of searching about tips and tricks for getting tweaks but in the process got a very annoying problem. i have a wireless mouse. when i ...
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Any ideas as to why my Desktop and Multitasking backgrounds are rendering funny? [duplicate]

Apologies if this is more appropriate for the subreddit, but my question felt supportish. Anyway, I just stumbled across elementary (mac user since I was like 7) and decided to give it a shot last ...
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Temperature color?

I managed to change the gamma with redshift, but it change the color of the screen and I do not want it to do that function. How do I make the color of the screen using redshift normal?
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Any app to turn off screen of a laptop?

Complete newbie here, just installed EOS for its aesthetics, it's one great looking OS, I have always been using the screen off software to turn off my screen in windows os, is there a app like that ...
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Refuses to sleep, won't turn off monitor

So the problem I am having is the opposite of what most people speak about on here regarding sleeping and screen shutoff. Mine refuses to sleep or shut the screen off when plugged in. I've made sure ...
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Adjust Refresh Rate

I'm curious as to what the suggested method for adjusting screen refresh rate is. There doesn't seem to be an option under the display settings, despite being a fairly standard and important setting. ...
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The screen goes black when I suspend the laptop

Recently I installed Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki and the laptop goes black when I want to lock/suspend it (Win+L). Then, I can't do anymore and I've to do a force shutdown. What can I do? Thanks a lot!
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Second HDMI Monitor Not Displaying

Today, the HDMI port does not seem to be transmitting to the external HDMI monitor I've used for more than a year. Using fully updated Loki. I've checked cable connections. Monitor has power but ...
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question about how to feedback a bug,and I have a question about setting window

In system network proxy setting, the exception list do not have a scroll bar, and the setting window's min height depends on this list. How can I report this bug to developers? I don't know which ...
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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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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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Wont boot up after update last night [duplicate]

Question about display. I am guessing I have an issue with driver/firmware for display. System was fine, updated last nite....turned on HP Pavilion this morning and it will not boot. Says firmware ...
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External HDMI display not detected after boot

I have a 4k laptop and 4k external display connected through HDMI. If I connect the display, then boot up the system, it detects it just fine, and works. But when I connect it after boot, it doesn't ...
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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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No splash screen after installing nvidia drivers

Elementary OS splash screen has dissapeared after installing nvidia drivers, is there an easy way to restore it? I´ve read some tutorials for Ubuntu but they're hard to follow and results weren't ...
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Vsync issue with switchable graphics ( nvidia 630m / intel hd 3000) on elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki (64 bit)

I have tried various (almost all) nvidia proprietary drivers on my machine and vsync issue is still persisting. Nouveau drivers in not an option as I want to SVP (https://www.svp-team.com/wiki/...