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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changing/disabling color profile

I'm using a large TV as my monitor for elementary os. When I use spotify, It's too dark. In Ubuntu i could fix this by disabling the color profile through gnome settings. How can I do this in ...
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Not many options in Display Settings

I have installed AMDGPU-PRO drivers and MESA drivers and the system is updated but I cant figure why all options like rotate and all are missing for me. Can anyone please help?
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Mouse wrapping on screen

I have a multiple monitor setup that goes like this: TV | Primary | Secondary. The TV is used for media, so I don't want windows opening there (the screen is off most of the time), but since the TV is ...
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Cannot disable display

I have elementary OS installed on my laptop, and when I hook it up to an external monitor I'm unable to disable either of the displays. I click disable, apply, and then it asks if I want to keep ...
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I am having scaling issues please help?

I tried fixing scaling using xrandr but it made it worse. The screens on my monitors are too big and I can't access bottom parts of the screen
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VMRC does not display guest video

I am running Elementary OS Juno. My VMWare server is 6.7. When I try to launch a VMRC session to my VM I see only what appears to be a screen shot of where the window was at launch. I have tried ...
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Cant turn off one of screen with set do not use that display

I have 2 screen in system: qhd ips and fhd projector. When i want to disable the projector working space is not stay only at the qhd ips screen. After reboot the projector screen work space again turn ...
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Screen tilted to left by default

Title says it all... fixed it by having this run at startup: "xrandr -o normal" but it slows down the boot and does not affect the pantheon-greeter... What do i do?
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How to roll back a video driver from the command line?

I decided to try to install the proprietary nVidia drivers. It should have been the '390 drivers but I installed '340 instead (forgot which graphics card I had). Now, when I reboot, the login screen ...
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System not detecting second monitor

after finally getting the OS to work after the login screen I'm now having some issues with getting my second monitor to work. Nvidia drivers are installed (latest ver.) I ran both prime-select ...
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How to scale the screen smaller?

The laptop screen is limited to 1366x768 resoluton but it's pretty large and could comfortably use at 1080p resolution. On the settings, there's only a way to scale up, but not to scale down the ...
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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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Random black screen and pointer moves all over

I have installed Juno on my Asus Laptop Dual-Core Intel® Core™ i5-7200U CPU @ Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02) 12.2 GB memory Randomly I get black screen and the pointer moves all over the ...
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Display settings vmware workstation 15 don't work

just installed on VMware and every time I try to change my display settings, they "register" in the Display app in Settings, but actually don't change the display, even on reboot. I see another post ...
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Settings -> Displays not finding second screen

I have a NVIDIA GTX660 (dev0) and NVIDIA GT1030 (dev1) installed with each driving a screen. X configuration seems fine - the second device (GT1030 driving a 4K display) seems to work ok since it is ...
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False loop, on login screen elementary OS Juno

I got some trouble with version 5.1 of Elementary OS JUNO. Since many days my login screen became completly mad and won't display the desktop to me. When I'm login in the screen turn it black and come ...
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Black screen on locking the elementary OS with windows + L key

I installed Elementary OS a couple of days back. The windows + L key worked fine till sometime back but when i now do the same the screen turns black and i have no other option but to force shutdown ...
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Elementary not supporting thunderbolt displays

I have an HP Elite X2 1012 G1 with Thunderbolt 3.1 (Alpine Ridge, I think). I'm dual booting and use a J5 Create dock with 2 external HDMI/DVI displays. The security setting for Thunderbolt is the ...
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Only starts with recovery mode (possible graphics driver failure)

I have some issues with trying to get eOS to work on a mac 7.1. I've tried with nvidia-340 as it was recommended to a geforce 320m, but xorg won't start unless it's from recovery mode where it works ...
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Elementary OS freezes on full screen playback in any browser

I need help. I am new to linux and elementary so I'm a noob. I have issues with playing videos in fullscreen mode on additional display (27'') I have laptop with intel i7 hexa core CPU and graphics ...
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Login Screen Error

how can i fix login screen? I don't delete any package.
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Laptop screen is too small - Scaling without changing external monitor's setting

I am running ElementaryOS on a Xiaomi Notebook 13 laptop, which I have connected to an external monitor. The interface size of the external monitor is perfect, everything works fine, but the problem ...
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iGPU monitor not being recognized

I've had a single monitor hooked up via my graphics card working fine. I recently got an additional monitor and there is no image other than the back light. I do have iGPU enabled in my BIOS.
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Position of Date and Time on the login screen

since a few days i am using elementary os. Since I come from Germany I have changed the date and time display to German. Unfortunately the start screen now shows the time and date so far to the right ...
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External display stuck at 30hz

My external display only has a 30HZ option...., what's up with that? How can I make it 60? Running Juno 5.0 on MP late 2015 It just seems to work now, I guess an update was posted :?
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Screen real estate enlargment

I'd like more screen real estate on my 4K connected monitor, how can I get this done? (You can do this on the mac display setting)
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Can't turn off the secondary display

I tried to turn off the dispaly on my laptop, because I'm using a secondary display and I used this guide, but it's not working. I get the error message saying bash: eDP-1-1: No such file or ...
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Locking laptop results in black screen and won't let me unlock again

I have a new laptop with an i5-8265u processor using Intel UHD Graphics 620, 16GB of RAM, 256GB m.2 ssd and built using a Clevo chasis. When sold I beleive it was working fine, but after a Pantheon ...
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Super+l and “Turn off display after…” doesn't turn off screen. It just locks the screen. Anyone else?

Locking the screen with Super+l or the Power option to turn off the screen after x minutes doesn't turn off the monitor immediately. It locks the screen and then after 1 minute it turns off the screen....
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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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5.0 Juno - There is no display on videos

I just start using elementary os 5.0 juno today and after installiation, system showed update notifications. After 13 programs updated, i opened a video and there is no display but video continued and ...
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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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Heavy graphics artifacts on elementary Videos, and Youtube on Epiphany browser

I am getting some extravagant 'infrared-camera-looking' artifacts both on a Youtube livestream and also when I try to play an H.264 coded video in elementary Videos. I tried installing many codec ...
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BUG: Display settings not applied until login

I've installed Juno release and all it's amazing, except that when I block my notebook, that have a secondary display, the display settings is lost. My notebook is on the left side and my main screen ...
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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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Juno with multiple hires monitors

I have a work computer with two 4k monitors and one 2k. I currently have to use Wayland with Ubuntu to get all the monitors to work. With Xorg I could only ever use two of the monitors. Not an expert ...
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System font size is small in high DPI display

I'm having some issues with the system font on my high-dpi display. I have a 15.6" 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) display, and despite having the font size in the Universal Access settings set to "Larger", I ...
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Low resolution and DPI causing save dialog input text to disappear [duplicate]

I am experiencing lots of problems with the current DPI implementation of Elementary OS Juno. Now the save dialog is simply broken. I believe it's part of Files. Could anyone suggest an usable ...
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How to change screen dpi in elementary Freya?

I have 1440x900 pixels (411x263 millimeters or 16.14173x10.11811 inches approximately) monitor and my resolution according to xdpyinfo is 89X87 dots per inch. But it should be 89.2x88.94 isn't it? Do ...
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Quick move plank to primary monitor

Use Juno release. I have a laptop and often connect an external monitor to it. When an external monitor is connected, I make it primary. I added hotkeys/commands: Win+PageUp: xrandr --output eDP-1 --...
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Lock screen on corner action (with timeout)

I have installed Elementary OS on my iMac 5k (17.1) and it looks stunning. However I'm missing a feature from macOS that I grew quite fond of. When I move the mouse into a corner of my Desktop the ...
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Black flickering login screen after update

After updating nVidia: Instead of graphic splash screen with elementary logo, system boots in a verbose text mood At the end, when XWindows starts, the screen just flickers I cannot even open a non ...
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Screen timeouts

I have an issue that after 5 minutes of not using my laptop I goes into sctreen saver and then I have to re enter my password. I cant find a setting to change this. Thank you
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Unable to interact with lockscreen after installing bumble bee

I recently installed bumblebee to set my Nvidia gpu as default for steam. After reboot the lock screen or any display never came up, so I booted into recovery and purged bumblebee, Upon next reboot, ...
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Any ideas as to why my Desktop and Multitasking backgrounds are rendering funny? [duplicate]

Apologies if this is more appropriate for the subreddit, but my question felt supportish. Anyway, I just stumbled across elementary (mac user since I was like 7) and decided to give it a shot last ...
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question about how to feedback a bug,and I have a question about setting window

In system network proxy setting, the exception list do not have a scroll bar, and the setting window's min height depends on this list. How can I report this bug to developers? I don't know which ...
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Wont boot up after update last night [duplicate]

Question about display. I am guessing I have an issue with driver/firmware for display. System was fine, updated last nite....turned on HP Pavilion this morning and it will not boot. Says firmware ...
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First installation

I have a lot of question before my first installation of a linux distribution. For my next job (i'll start in 1 month), i'll use a computer (with Linux). So i'll try to learn to use it before i start ...

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