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Black screen after unlock screen

Frequently I need to lock my screen using Super+L, but when I put my password to unlock, the system presents a black screen for over 10 seconds. After that all things are ok, but this black screen is ...
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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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Mixing HiDPI and LoDPI screens on Elemtary OS 5 Juno

Lenovo X1 Carbon internal 14" hidpi display (2560x1440) Two external Samsung 27" lodpi displays (2560x1440) No matter if I use auto, HiDPI and LoDPI the result is that if the internal screen is used ...
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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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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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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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“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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Zoomed in when Mirrored

I am using elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera, when I connect my my laptop to an external screen and turn Mirror Display (ON) my laptop screen is so zoomed that I cant see most of the screen no matter what. As ...
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DVI not working on lock window or terminal

I have a Asus monitor connected to my desktop computer. The screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 and it's connected with a DVI cable. Everything works fine. When a power on the computer, I can see the ...
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Problem with dual monitor setup after resume

I am running a desktop pc with dual monitors. I have a 34" UltraWide as my primary monitor and a 32" monitor (extended to the right). I am also using a GTX1080 and both displays are connected through ...
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I just installed elementary OS and everything was working, but now display scaling is messed up

As mentioned everything was working fine, but then I tried mirror display and the scaling went bad. Now I can't access the setting to undo it because it's at the bottom of the window and won't fit in ...
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Offset on external display

I recently installed elementary OS Hera on a laptop that previously had KDE neon. A new issue has cropped up since changing distributions - there is a strange offset on external display for ...
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Black screen of death after trying to run elementary OS on 2011 MacBook Pro

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro which has been running Snow Leopard without a hitch for several years. I have tried previously to boot from USB on this MacBook, with no success, and I had the ...
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I am looking to create a shortcut to put the display to sleep

When I'm running a task in Elementary that takes a prolonged time, I'd like to switch off the display until an event like the mouse moving or keystroke "wakes" it back up again. On MacOS and Windows ...
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Second Display not Detected

I'm running Elementary OS 2.1 Hera. System is AsRock B450M Pro4 with Ryzen 5 2400g CPU, with the Vega graphics. Booting up, the system only recognises one display. I have two monitors connected, one ...
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Displays failing to set a resolution on a triple monitor setup

System Specs System: Host: elementary-2950x Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome Distro: elementary OS 5.1 Hera Machine: Device: desktop System: PC Specialist product: Amd X399 ...
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Display issues running elementary on an iMac: black screen on boot and does not wake from suspend

I'm returning to eOs after using Freya for a while and have successfully installed ElementaryOs 5.1 on an iMac (2009 or so, believe it was 11,2) and really like the updates y'all have made! I'm ...
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Display is blank when plugged in docking station

When notebook is booted when plugged in the docking station, all displays are used properly. When plugging out and in again without reboot in the docking station, only one screen is used, but shows a ...
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Problems with Elementary on ASUS laptop

first, I would like to apologize. I am not an experienced Linux user. However, I used to run Ubuntu Linux on my computer. I recently wanted to try something new and fast and snappy as Elementary OS. ...
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Maximize with multiple displays

When I try to maximize a window on any screen other than my primary, while the screen arrangement is anything other than Left<>Right edge aligned, windows only maximize to half screen. see screen ...
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Strange windows border

I'm using elementary OS 5.0 Juno. When I use right click of mouse to popup some menus, there will leave some strange window borders.I can reproduce this by using terminal and smplayer. How to ...
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Adjust refresh rate?

I'm trying to increase the refresh rate of my monitor on eOS 5.0 As other posts suggested I tried to use xrandr to adjust the refresh rate, from 60Hz to my monitors native 75Hz. According to the ...
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Use Two monitors as main monitor

My main goal in two monitors is that one of them is just a dashboard, while the other has a full-screen video. I just want to be able to use plank and start menu from both the monitors.
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Weird graphical artifacts after closing context menu

So I've just installed elementaryOS Juno again, updated everything, installed all my programs, when I noticed a weird bug, that occurs all the time. When closing the right-click context menu, or a ...
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Can't actually turn built-in monitor off

is this a known bug? the button in the GUI display settings that you use to turn the monitors off is non-functional for me.
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openarena crashes out of game when joining game

i am trying elementary os again. i would like to play openarena. i would like to commend you on the state of your display settings. i am able to choose primary display and the game will start on that ...
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Greeter Font and Session Chooser

On Juno is there a way to change the Pantheon-greeter font? I tried various things in /etc/lightdm/* and /usr/share/lightdm/* but nothing seemed to affect the font. gsettings didn't find anything ...
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Problem with HDMI external monitor

I am using Elementary OS 5.0 with Linux 4.15.0-46 and GTK+ 3.22.30 on a Dell G7 with GeForce GTX 1050. When I turn the computer on with HDMI plugged in, everything goes well. However, when I plug the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...