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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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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 / ...
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How to duplicate the taskbar on the second monitor on Loki? [duplicate]

There are instructions how to do it previous versions of elementary OS but not for Loki. There is no setting file in the /home/.config/dock1 folder to edit. My monitors are not mirrored, they are ...
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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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I have no GUI after signing in

Changed my power settings so that it would do nothing when I shut the lid on my laptop. Then I had to restart to get the settings to work. After that, when I get to the sign-in screen where I can ...
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Cursor Size not changing

Could any one please help me. I have an issue with cursor size. Since I'm using a 4k display, most DEs seem to make cursors huge and with the sizing bug. I have tried dconf-editor to change the size ...
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Firefox 49.0 doesn't show words in italics on Wikipedia

I have encountered a weird problem with the recent version of Mozilla Firefox (49.0) on Loki. There seems to be a bug when displaying Wikipedia pages - words in italics are simply left out. See e.g. ...
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“Fit to screen” For External monitor

I am using a TV as an external monitor, but the screen does not fit properly. Only the top half of the apps on the bottom dock are visible, and none of the top menus on the desktop are showing. On ...
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Multiple Monitors not functioning properly

I have an external monitor attached to my laptop via HDMI. The monitor is mounted above my laptop so they are positioned in a vertical format. If my laptop is the primary screen, then I can't drag ...
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Display layout problem with 3 monitor screens

I am not new to linux. First of all i have to say that i've installed it on my work laptop (sysadmin) which i use with 2 additional monitors. The layout is: left monitor - additional monitor - ...
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AMD R9 390 not running games with AMDGPU

Installed elementary OS Loki because it comes with linux kernel V4 that support new hardware but after installation I found out that Ubuntu 16.04 won't support my AMD R9 390 because new Xorg V 1.18 ...
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How to scale desktop on second display? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 3 with an internal hidpi display (2560x1440) and I have an external display attached to HDMI1 (1600x900). By default the internal display is scaled down and everything ...
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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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Brightness controls on Oryx Pro with Nvidia on Loki

I have a System 76 laptop with nvidia dedicated graphics and am having trouble with the brightness adjustment controls in Pantheon. I have installed the system76-driver-nvidia from their ppa. I have ...
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How to cycle displays in Loki?

By default when an external display is connected it appears as extended to the right. In Displays settings this can be changed and also one can be closed, etc. Can displays settings be cycled with a ...
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Unknown display, low resolution

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 display "Unknown display" . using dell inspiron 15R 5520 i'...
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Cycle through all applications, across workspaces

I am running Loki with 2 monitors. I have workspaces only on my primary monitor. Also cycling through opened applications with Alt+Tab, I can only cycle through application on that workspace: Is ...
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How can I have one plank on each of my monitors

In my freya setup, I had 2 planks, one for each of my monitors. I accomplished this by using the settings file in ~/.config/plank/dock[n]. This file is now missing. Is there any way to create another ...
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AbiWord - Top of the document blinks in Loki [closed]

Title says it all... When I have AbiWord opened in a document, the top of the document blinks. I've tried not having the app maximized, moving it to another monitor... no joy. Since I've never used ...
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Problems running three monitors with Loki

Loki wasnt recognizing two of my montiors. I managed to fix that through installing the NVIDIA Driver for my card, but now those two monitors dont have a correct resolution and i cant set it up to be ...
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Loki - MBPr 15 - Screen Brightness doesn't work

loving the new OS. Just installed Loki today and have a problem with screen brightness. My screen is at full brightness, which is a pain at night. I have a MacBook Pro late 2013 11,3 with dual nvidia,...
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Using Mir display server with elementary

When and how will I be able to run elementary on Mir/Wayland display server? Is it going to be possible on the first release of Unity 8?
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How can i change userpic on the start screen?

Is it possible to change default blue pic to smth another?
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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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clone display laptop/tv [closed]

I am "old fart" and my vision is not too good. I am using Linux Mint 17.3 KDE, where the clone display works. I installed this oS and the "clone" do not work. My laptop is Lenovo G51. Any way to fix ...
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I'm having trouble connecting my TV to my computer [closed]

when I try to connect my computer to the TV and mirror the screens I'm starting to see problems, especially after I do a restart. Problems like: the resolution seems to be low, everything is in big ...

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