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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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Screen keeps dimming no matter what I set in power options

My screen is dimming and then completely black afters some inactivity period - but in power settings I've got "Dim screen when inactive" switched off. Is there any setting I am missing ? Freya 0.3.2
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Occasional Black Screen on Boot

An annoying problem to say the least. I have a laptop (Dell Precision M4500) and roughly 50% of the time, I boot to a black screen. Otherwise, I boot to a normal login just fine. Running Freya 0.3....
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how do i change my screen brightness?

My os had some wifi driver problem so i upgraded to linux kenel 4.2.8 .now my brightness setting is not working.I checked How do I change my display brightness? but no luck my icon is missing.
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How do I set a custom screen resolution as permanent?

I am using the latest elementary OS build 0.3.2. I need a screen resolution of 1280x800_60.00. I can set the desired screen resolution using xrandr. This change is only temporary and disappears upon ...
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Second monitor doesn't show max supported resolution

I am using ElementaryOS on an Acer E5 Laptop with Intel Haswell Graphics and an Nvidia GT840M. The screen of that laptop is 1920x1080 and works fine. At work I connect a second monitor. That one ...
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Secondary monitor not working

I've had this issue both with Elementary OS and Xubuntu which both run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Every time I would boot up either Elementary or Xubuntu I would be left with my primary monitor working and my ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive” not working, and need a screensaver

I am running elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit). Under "Power" in "System Settings", the "Turn off screen when inactive" is not working. I have it set to 10 minutes, and when the timer is up, ...
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System is unusably sluggish, help me find out why

I just installed Freya on an old Pavillion Slimline with a Pentium E2140 Dual Core 1,6 Ghz, 2GB of RAM and a Radeon HD2350. I know it's not the ultimate state of art PC, but I thought it was enough ...
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xrandr and xgamma settings reverted after deleting random files and suspending computer

After following the instructions here: How to adjust display colors in elementary OS I saved xrandr settings by making run it as a startup application. The settings I set for gamma automatically ...
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Black screen on boot after adding something to xorg.conf folder

Black screen after boot after changing adding something to conf folder. I added a xorg.conf.d file called "50-gamma.conf" which contains: display-setup-script=xrandr --output eDP1 -- gamma 1:0.93:1 ...
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Screen tearing Intel HD 5500

My laptop is thinkpad T450s and there is very bad screen tearing when I move windows around or when I watch videos. My CPU is Intel HD 5500 with integrated graphics(core i5). I looked around but I ...
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How to change display resolution

How do I change the display resolution which has only one setting 640 x 480 to settings that will fit my laptop?
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How to adjust display colors in elementary OS

How can I adjust the display color on elementary OS? They only offer predefined profiles that I can set my monitor to, but I can't calibrate any of them. I already have gnome color manager and icc ...
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rotate display on nextbook Flex

Jumped through all of the hurdles to boot from thumb drive on this machine. Ran the "live" version instead of the install and am glad I did. I cannot find an option to "rotate display" for the display ...
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Installation issues on Freya (mouse + window size)

I tried to install Freya (Dual boot with Windows 8.1) on a Dell Precision M3800 (Screen: 3200x1800, Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, wireless logitech mouse). I encountered two problems: The ...
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eeePC brightness doesn't switch from AC to battery mode

on my eeePC, when I set up a brightness value on battery mode, it affects also AC mode and vice-versa. Is there a solution to this issue?. Thanks for the answer
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Black screen when try to lock screen

I don't know why I get a black screen when I try to lock the screen (super + L), after a while it shows normal, the wallpaper and the option to unlock with my password, but I wonder why I get this ...
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Black Screen after fresh install

I just installed elementary and every-time that I start my computer I have a black screen after the BIOS. It's as if there is another monitor plugged in and it showing it on that one (I only have 2). ...
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Resolution Issue on install

I'm unable to install elementary OS due to this resolution issue, does anyone know how I can fix it?
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Dock does not switch back to primary display

In a monitor setup having monitor A as external and monitor B as built-in monitor where monitor A is setup as primary display. When I unhook my monitor the dock is correctly place on the built-in ...
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How can I override bad EDID with a xorg.conf?

So I am using the default opensource Radeon driver, and pretty much every desktop environment (unity, mate, xfce, etc.) is being supplied a bad EDID from my Samsung LN52B750 television. Specifically ...
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Is this a safe solution to Screen Tearing on Freya with Intel i3 Integrated Graphics?

I am currently using elementary OS Freya with my Lenovo G510. It has a 4th generation Intel Core i3, with Intel HD graphics. I was searching for some answers regarding the screen tearing I am ...
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Enable multi-monitor expose?

Expose acts really weird on multiple monitors on Freya. On Luna, it worked great, but on Freya, there seems to have been a regression leading to only one monitor doing the expose: Is there a way to ...
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Unknown display, low resolution, black screen, nvidia drivers problems

I'm having troubles with my display and graphics drivers. Can't get my resolution higher than " 1024 * 768 " while my native resolution should be 1980 * 1080. Also it says that it can't recognize my ...
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Full HD Display at 14" : GUI elements too small

Got an notebook with Full HD resolution on 14". Now i got the problem that the GUI and all elements are too small to work with them properly. Like in windows I'd like to set the scaling factor to 1.25 ...
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alt-tab hides apps on other monitor [closed]

I'm trying to use elementary on my multi-monitor setup and I have this annoying issue with switching apps Is there any way to keep apps visible on the other monitor and switch apps only on the active ...
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elementary OS is not fullscreen

I installed elementary OS 0.3.1 yesterday. I'm not getting the fullscreen. How can I get elementary OS to display fullscreen and also then use the actual full screen and not the given resolution? ...
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Second monitor via HDMI behavior is inconsistent?

If I plug a secondary monitor via HDMI when I'm already logged in, everything runs smoothly. But if I plug the HDMI while in the Welcome screen, and then I log in, the graphics in my main screen (...
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Freya on Parallels on MacBook Pro with Retina keeps reverting to 800x600

I have installed Freya on Parallels 11 VM on a MacBook Pro with Retina display. The VM has Video memory set at 256M 3D graphics. The installation goes well with screen resolution at 1920x1280! but ...
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Why is font rendering in Document Viewer poor? [closed]

I've just noticed that the font rendering in Elementary's Document Viewer app seems a little sub-bar with chopped or truncated edges making reading a little uncomfortable. Having read about ...
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How to change login screen font?

My system language is Arabic and I changed the system default font, but the date & time font which appear on the loging screen didn't change and still the same. I'm wondering if there is a way to ...
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WIndows Opening Off Screen

I have a 4 monitor setup with one of my screens rotated. I am having an issue where when I open applications they are opening half on screen half off. I though perhaps the desktop itself might be ...
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Second monitor not working

Second monitor works only when I lock the PC and the lock screen is on. But when I log in the monitor doesn't work, the display doesn't detect any source. The monitor is detected in Settings, but when ...
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turned off display on start up and no grub

I've done a clean install of Elementary Freya for the first time and picked full disk encryption. Everything seemed fine until I was required to restart the PC. There was no grub selection screen ...
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How to change login screen? [duplicate]

Guys help me change my login screen wallpaper. I've already tried instructions with replacing the default file and nothing happened. How can I do that?
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Pantheon-greeter login screen has incorrect resolution on external monitor

Laptop: Lenovo T530 External VGA monitor: LG Flatron E2051 The LG monitor is set as primary. The login screen shows on both the laptop monitor and the external monitor. The resolution of the laptop ...
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Task Bar and Dock Bar is not showing

After installing ubuntu tweaks toll task bar and dock is not showing. How to solve this?
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Display fragmentation on Freya 0.3.1 (64 bit)

I am experiencing difficulties with the display due to triangular fragmentation, and can't use the OS at all yet, the glitching is so bad that most windows are obscured at least partially by a ...
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How to set hot corners on a second display

I want a "multitasking view" hotcorner on my second monitor, but the hot corner settings only give the options to set them for my primary display. How would I accomplish this?
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How can I diagnose a system freeze? [closed]

After installing Freya I noticed that my laptop hangs very often. I can however do Alt + Ctrl + F1 and back Alt + Ctrl + F7 to get it working again. Could someone tell me how can I find out what is ...
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Cannot install due to screen size

Is there a way to acces terminal in the installer so I can change the desktop interface. The screensize is too big and I can not acces the menu's or buttons.
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Screen flicker, blink, pulse, flash [closed]

Anyone experiencing random screen flicker, blink, pulse, flashing when on single and dual monitor, or opening multiple windows at once? OS & VERSION elementary OS 0.3 Freya (64-bit) HARDWARE ...
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Half the screen problem after removing HDMI cable

Maximized application looks like this after removing HDMI cable
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Dell Inspiron 3543 Intel HD Graphics - Installation, display problems [duplicate]

While trying to install Elementary OS on my DELL 15 3543 there's serious problem with display. Captions are missing, icons are not displayed.. same is happening while using OS as live CD (or USB).
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How can I disable the rounded display corners Gala plugin?

At all 4 corners of my screen there are rounded corners, but I want to use my screen normally and use all pixels I have. Is there any way to configure this?
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NOTHING works to prevent screen locking while watching videos [closed]

I checked every tutorial, checked every solution on this web site and i am so disappointed to say that there is no built in solution or addon to prevent system from locking or suspending. So my ...
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Nvidia GPU not detecting displays

Having problems with NVIDIA GPU not detecting displays properly. I have 1 external monitor, and a laptop screen Using Elementary Freya 0.3 x64 and NVIDIA binary driver 355.06, everything is up to date....
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Super GRUB is not displaying on my external monitor

OK so I have my laptop connected to a TV and I'm running a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and elementary OS Freya. I open the lid just enough for the power button to work, then I close the lid. Screen ...
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How do I turn off the backlight (laptop)

I just want to listen to the music, but I have to wait for more than 5 minutes until the led turns off, what can I do about it?
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Good night, people. Yesterday I was messing around to install elementary OS Freya and dualbooting with Windows 8.1. Before installing elementary OS I had Ubuntu 14.04 and W8.1 side by side perfectly, ...