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USB C DP Alt Mode external monitor

I just bought a new dell XPS 13 for work and everything is working smoothly except the external monitor and it's pretty annoying to be tied to the small 13 inch display I bought an usb C to HDMI ...
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Black screen after installation on iMac

I am trying to install the latest version (5.0) on my late 2009 27“ iMac. It has a 2.66 i5 processor and an ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU. To get my USB stick to boot I have to replace "no splash" with "...
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How do I stop the screen from rotating?

Sometimes I'm just sitting there and my laptop screen rotates, or when I get up and pick my laptop up from working on my couch and move to the kitchen table, it's now upside down. I can fix it by ...
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Issues with exernal monitor on elementary OS Juno

Two days ago I installed elementary OS and now I am experiencing issues with my external monitor. I'm using a Dell XPS 15 9560 with and LG superwide monitor. Unable to disable built-in monitor At ...
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Juno beta starting up really slow, times out on black screen >3min [closed]

On MBP 6,1 2010 Juno beta boots normally at first but then times out on a black screen for over 3min, 5min originally. I've tried this and it has significantly reduced the boot time, together with ...
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Display corruption at system installation

On my old Compaq Presario F700 (NVidia GeForce 7000/610M C67), display is corrupted from start. That means, resolution isn't a standard VGA one, as other distros allow installation. How could I ...
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dock and top bar is not visible only wallpaper (loki)

Actually, i did a mistake. I install tweaks for elementary and then I remove dock and one more from the startup(in tweaks settings). Everything works fine but when I restart only wallpaper is visible ...
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Temperature color?

I managed to change the gamma with redshift, but it change the color of the screen and I do not want it to do that function. How do I make the color of the screen using redshift normal?
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No splash screen after installing nvidia drivers

Elementary OS splash screen has dissapeared after installing nvidia drivers, is there an easy way to restore it? I´ve read some tutorials for Ubuntu but they're hard to follow and results weren't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional windows of an application open in wrong display

I'm using elementary os with a dual display setup. Following is the arrangement. Let's say there's a Firefox window opened in the bottom screen. Then we click on some link and another Firefox window ...
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Trying to rotate the secondary screen counter clockwise but main screen crashes

After installing elementary, I tried to rotate my secondary screen, as the title implies. However, as I followed my instincts and navigated myself to the display settings in the system settings ...
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Freya, Samsung Ativ 9, Display Resolution problems

I just installed Freya on my Samsung Ativ 9 series, and works fine. Though everything looks really small, when I tried to go to settings, displays and change the display resolution it only appears ...
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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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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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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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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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Monitor type wrongly detected in Hera

Having used Loki for several years I have just updated to Hera. All my hardware is the same. Just a complete software upgrade. Works well except Hera recognises my Samsung 40” tv as a Samsung 7”. The ...
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Setting right profile for external monitor HP E243d

I have HP Elitebook g3 connected to external monitor HP 24" monitor via USB-C and I can't get colours on external monitor even close to what is on Laptop - laptop screen is fine, dragging and ...
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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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Yellow tinge to screen after installing elementary OS

I have just installed elementary OS Hera 5.1 on my 2011 Macbook Pro. I have noticed that my screen now has a yellowish tinge to it. It goes back to normal after a while so at first I thought it might ...
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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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Bad title displaying of my files [duplicate]

help me please ! I don't know how to describe the problem. look at the title of files and tabs Thank You . Elementary OS 5.0 Juno
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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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How to fix screen disturtion while mouse over actions? [duplicate]

i installed elementary OS 5.1 on a acer aspire I3 machine with an ATI Readon mobility HD 5450 graphic chip. Now i have screen disturtions while mouse over like show in the append picture. Any ideas? ...
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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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Random screen corruption after changing graphics card

I've been using elementaryOS on both my desktop and laptop computers for a few years now, and have never experienced any problems. Recently I upgraded my desktop's graphics card from an old Radeon ...
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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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