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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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Having display issues during install?

I am downloading elementary OS for the first time. I made the bootable usb and booted into it via UEFI USB from my bios. Then I selected *Install elementary OS, after this my screen goes black for a ...
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Screen Flicker on Loki

I try to fix this so many times since I install elementaryOS. And I try this fix but do not work. Also changed to UXA and either. I have Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics (rev 09) ...
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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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MacBook Pro 2014 and Loki external monitor issues

When I use and external monitor on a MacBook Pro 2014 model (HDMI), unlocking the laptop requires that I lift the lid to type the password in because it is the only screen out of the two that will ...
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Change Login Screen (Greeter) Theme

Is it possible to change the look of the login screen on Elementary OS Loki to something other than the default (pantheon greeter)? The text resolution is pretty low and my profile picture is ...
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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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AMD RX460 dual monitoring under loki impossible due to driver incompatibility?

I am at the end of my latin. I hacked the amd driver so it would install in loki but all i'm getting is black screen. Someone mentioned somewhere i should usermod -a -G Video &myloginname, but ...
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DA100 - XPS 9350 support - Loki

All, I have a Dell XPS 13 series 9350, with eOS Loki ... I bought the Dell DA-100 adapter with the sole purpose to extend my screen to a projector/TV via HDMI. The NIC card on the DA-100 is detected,...
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External monitor freezes OS

Sometimes when I plug in an external monitor via HDMI, my OS freezes up. Sometimes it happens immediately, other times it happens later. This happens about 60% of the time. I'm running a 2017 Dell ...
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Black Screen after Suspend on Laptop HP 1000-1b09au

I have installed Elementary OS yesterday, and when I try to suspend it then wake it up the screen turn to black screen. There's no cursor pointer at the screen and I tried to press ctrl+shift +f11, ...
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Black screen after booting. [closed]

Help me please, my computer cannot access desktop and stuck after booting, just black screen.
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Laptop display not recognized - Dual boot elementary and Windows 10

So I recently bought a laptop : i7-6700HQ 16Go DDR4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 SSD 250Go HDD 2To It came without any installed operating system and I would like to run both Win10 and ...
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Screen tearing on Loki [nvidia]

I know there are a lot of posts asking for help on this, but anything had worked for me, so I ask for myself again... I have a laptop with intel graphics and a nvidia gt 720m. I have problems of ...
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Turn off display without screenlock

Is there a terminal command? For istance, when i type: sleep 1 && xset dpms force off It turns off the display but enables automatically the screenlock (that instead I'd like to keep just ...
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My OS is displaying this image, I do not know what it is … someone could explain [duplicate]

Image next to the system language ... seems to be a blocked video When I click on it it does not display anything, but it actually popped up after I installed Dropbpox ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive for” doesn't work

I use Loki and my desktop never turns screen off when inactive my computer. Actually this feature was working until a few weeks ago. Is there any chance to overcome this issue?
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Startup command won't execute

I need to run the command at startup to calibrate my screen using Xcaliber xcaliber --bR=256 --bG=256 --bB=212 --gR=1.04 --gG=0.9600000000000001 --gB=1.01 So I tried to set it as a custom startup ...
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Vivaldi flickering while watching videos

Vivaldi browser causes screen flickering while playing videos, which is very annoying. Is there a solution for this?
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MacBook Air fails to wake from suspend

I've got loki installed on a MacBook Air. Is there a reliable way to ensure that the display wakes again after suspend? I generally just close my laptop when I'm done with it (like, I guess 99.9999% ...
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How to switch screens if I only have one

I installed elementary Loki no problem. My Zoostorm mini pc thinks it has a laptop screen and That my hdmi TV is secondary. There's no way to disable this in bios. But the install options appeared ...
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Update enables accelerometer with wrong screen orientation

I am using Loki on my Lenovo X1 Yoga. Very recently an update has enabled the accelerometer, so the screen automatically rotates with the laptop. However, there are two big problems: The orientation ...
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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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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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Show user names on the login screen [closed]

Is it typical that others than first user name, are not shown on the login screen(greeter)? I'm using Loki. Right now i see name near the first account only, the two next just got it's icons. But when ...
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How to fix screen tearing with Nvidia GTX 970M Elementary OS?

I've tried so many things to stop the screen tearing and nothing has worked. I have given compton ago, nvidia full pipe line setting, nvidia full power setting and nothing works. I really like ...
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Login screen not readable

I'm running eOS Loki on a Dell XPS 13 with a HiDPI/QHD screen and a external QHD monitor. The login screen is OK on the laptop but on the external monitor all the colors on the login screen are ...
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Log-in screen shows up on secondary monitor

When I start my PC, the elementary login screen shows up on my secondary monitor, but when I sign in and get to the desktop, everything display-wise is correctly set up (dock and menu bar on primary ...
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Display Issues after update

I updated my OS last March 4, 2017. After the update, I have the following display issues. 1) Laptop display is shown as Unknown Display 2) Laptop display brightness cannot be adjusted 3) External ...
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How to turn off screen magnifier?

The screen magnifier has been turned on. The mouse moves the view around the desktop. It can't get into applications because mouse-over moves the menu out of the way and closes the applications ...
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How to make elementary OS detect only one display when HDMI is plugged out?

Steps: 1 - Plug an external monitor in HDMI output; 2 - Set the external monitor as the primary display; 2 - Unplug the HDMI cable. Result: elementary OS keeps recognizing two monitors and the ...
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Connecting 2nd Monitor freezes Loki

when connecting a 2nd monitor to my Late '08 Macbook Pro running Loki the system instantly slows down so the mouse pointer only moves really choppy and then freezes. The 2nd screen is connected via ...
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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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How can I solve the blank screen after installing Elementary OS Loki 4

I installed elementary Loki as a fresh install on a new hard-drive. (Note I had it on my old drive.) The install goes perfectly but after installing any software or updating the system when I restart ...
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Best place to store xrandr settings?

I'm using a dual monitor setup for my PC. However, since my other display is smaller, I adjusted its DPI/Size using the tutorial below: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI#Side_display I got ...
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Cannot detect secondary monitor via HDMI, Intel GPU

I am running elementary OS on a laptop with Intel Haswell integrated graphics and I can no longer detect my external monitor via HDMI. It was working perfectly for the past month, but suddenly today ...
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How to fix resolution that isn't accurate when using HDMI?

I have machine running Loki that has both a VGA port and a display port. I'm using a 23 inch HDTV as my monitor and my resolution works fine when using the VGA port: 1920x1080. However, when I try to ...
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Trouble installing NVIDIA drivers

This is my first time using any other OS than Windows/Mac. I am astounded by the amount of trouble I'm having trying to get my NVIDIA drivers to work. Every time, after installing I get a black ...
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How to fix desktop settings?

if I use 2 monitors( 1920*1080 on laptop and 2560 x 1440) i have issue with windows greed, to test it need place bigger monitor above smaller(smaller is root display)
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After logging-in, nothing shows up

I really enjoy Elementary OS when it's working but I noticed that I have to boot 4-5 times in average for the task-bar and dock to appear. I don't have this issue with other operating systems (got ...
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Making brightness work on Elementary OS Loki with fn key

I'm a little new in Linux operative systems and I've been trying to make my laptop Vaio vpcee23el with Elementary OS (Loki) dim its backlight. I could found a way to make it in this question Intel ...
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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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Multiple DPi Screens on Loki

I have a touchscreen Dell XPS 9550 and an external 27" Dell screen. How can I make sure the external monitor doesn't scale everything up as it currently is by 2x? The XPS is HiDPI whilst the screen ...
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Installing messes up resolution

and thanks for reading my question. (Before posting I checked many other questions on this forum, as well on other websites.) Recently I booted a live elementary OS Loki image on an old laptop to try ...
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Maximize apps on second screen only maximizes to half the width

I'm running Elementary OS Loki on the newest Dell XPS 13. Been trying to setup a dual extended screen but I recently noticed that whenever I maximize an application on this screen it will maximize to ...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I can set up a screen resolution on both the laptop screen and the external monitor using xrandr and everything works fine, but my displays go back to normal when I restart lightdm. How can I make the ...
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Cannot make windows fullscreen in Loki with multiple monitors

I have a 3-monitor setup using 2 external monitors in addition to the primary display on my monitor. I have the external monitors side by side, with the primary laptop display centered below them. ...
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How Do I Set HiDPI Scaling for individual displays on elementary OS Loki?

There have been a lot of questions that are similar in nature, but none can truly address the Issues I've been having. I have a Dell XPS 15 9550 and have pretty much all of the hardware on it ...
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What's the best way to setup Elementary for a “10ft interface”?

First, let me extend a kudos to the developers. Your distro has kept my interest MUCH longer than any other in over 15 years of use. Second, I'm entertaining using this on my HTPC which runs Kodi, ...
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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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Screen locking just after sign in

I really like Elementary OS so I tried to install Loki on my laptop. It is a Lenovo Y570. Here are specs: https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideapad-y570/specs/ Video is NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M / ...