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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 Display Scaling Issues

Just installed Juno. Overall a great job, elementary team should be really proud of their work! I'm having some issues with display scaling. I have a Dell XPS 13 (3200 x 1800) and two external ...
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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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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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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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Plymouth boot splash stretched with widescreen monitor

I just upgraded from a monitor of 1680×1050 to a new one with 1920x1080 screen size. The elementary logo is now stretched. I've tried "sudo update-initramfs -u" and "sudo update-grub2" without avail. ...
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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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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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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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Full screen issue

I just finished to set up my new desktop computer (i9-9900K and RTX 2080, with 2 27" screens) on which I installed ElementaryOS. I'll mainly use it for development, but also to play a bit (on Steam). ...
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Dual-monitor nvidia-intel hybrid Xorg black screen

Background I'm running a dual-monitor setup: primary on Nvidia GPU and secondary on Intel integrated (because it's VGA only) and I'm been having screen tearing issues on my primary and secondary ...
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Dual monitor setup issues

I encounter many bugs regarding my dual monitor setup. Somehow I can't turn off my laptop display in settings. When I turn off my laptop display it something glitches and then there are no changes. It'...
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Blank screen after returning from suspend mode

When I'm connected to external monitor via HDMI, if the PC goes to sleep/suspend mode, upon returning to it, its unresponsive and I have to kill it using alt prt sc + R+E+I+S+U+B Not using any GPU.
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elementary OS ignores manually set scaling factor

I have set the scaling factor in the display settings as well as using dconf editor to '1', i.e. no scaling, but even after having rebooted a number of times the os still starts with 'pixel doubled' (...
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Difficulty to parameterize scale 2 screens

I have a Dell Inspiron 7000 14" FHD with resolution of 1920x1080. All things show so small. For example, Google font show like size 5, the size of font existent on the instructions on a medicine, ...
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Change resolution when running in Hyper-V

What am I missing? I've got Elementary running in Hyper-V, but the only screen resolution available to me is 1152x864. EDIT: Of course I figure it out as soon as I post. For the record, it was ...
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How to retain workspace segregation across display changes?

I am moving to Elementary from a bespoke desktop on Arch, using i3. My workflow consists of having multiple windows per project, and separating the projects by workspaces. I use a ThinkPad T430s and ...
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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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Display settings lost on reboot

I have 2 monitors hooked up to my 1080. One 24" 1920x1200 and one 2560x1440 with 144hz. But when I reboot I have to reapply the settings for the displays. This includes changing the mosaic, the ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Can I change the brightness threshold of the slider?

I have an Intel Graphics card. The brightness range goes from 0 (black) to 976 (full brightness). I would like to set the minimum brightness to 6 since it is the minimum brightness in which I can see ...
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Screen distortion

I have installed Loki. Everything was fine with setup and desktop bue when I tried to open Music app this appened To be honest this is not new. I experienced this in Freya but can't remember what I ...
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Can't start the OS because of video problems

I have a Windows 10 computer, I've created a 100 GB partition to install Elementary OS, I've used Rufus to create a bootable USB device. The installing process is perfect, I have no problem, it runs ...
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Set up configuration for external display

I have a laptop and quite frequently I connect and disconnect external monitor. The monitor always has wrong configuration (main display is on laptop and display placement is wrong) on connection, so ...
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How to resize second monitor display area

I am very new to Linux in general and elementary in particular (2-3 days) so this question might be dumb. I do the majority of my work on a second HDMI monitor. In windows, i could resize the display ...
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High Screen Resolution [4:3]

High Screen Resolution [1280x1024][4:3] i search google and tried to use the screen resolution. above but i failed i am newbie to this operating system , usually on windows when update my Graphic ...
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Printscreen bug: only the background image is saved

I am facing a problem with the print screen: when I press the print screen button it prints only the background image of my desktop. How to fix this?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Half the screen problem after removing HDMI cable

Maximized application looks like this after removing HDMI cable
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Top panel and dock panel are missing on resized monitor - nVidia X Server

I installed latest driver from nvidia (nvidia-390), and Iˇm using 3 external monitor (2x fullHD + 1x 4K). I decide to make 4K monitor to have resolution 2560x1440, so I setup that in NVIDIA X SERVER. ...
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Large GTK menus don't scroll?

Folks; I'm experiencing a rather strange issue in elementary 5 using Eclipse IDE: Usually, some of the context menus are extremely large. In most other GTK based desktops, these menus would scroll ...
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Save dual monitor configuration?

I use Elementary Os on a laptop plugged into my tv so I don't use the laptop integrated screen and the TV is the primary display. Each time I boot the 2 monitors are used in extended mode and I have ...
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Set turn off display when inactive to 1 minute?

The minimum I can go is 5 minutes, is there a way to override it and make it 1 minute instead?
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Dim the screen after a period of inactivity

I noticed that the dim option from power settings is missing or is gone in Juno, I remember it being there in Loki. In my opinion, this option not only saves power but it also kind of tells you that ...
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Juno: video freezes for a few seconds on VGA second display

I am about to decide which Linux to use during the next year and I have given a try to different Linuxes, and I am able to compare and say this only happened in elementary OS with exactly the same ...
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Maximize screen space in elementary os

I have a laptop with only 11 inches display. I'd like to know how could I maximize screen space. In gnome shell I use extensions like hide top bar to, well, hide the top bar, and pixel-saver to ...
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3rd Monitor doesnt go into sleep mode

I am currently running 3 monitors and its working beautifully, except for one issue. My 3rd monitor remains on indefinitely while the other two will sleep correctly when inactive. Does anyone know ...