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CLICOLOR and LS_COLORS in bash

I have the following setup in .bashrc for coloring of listings. export CLICOLOR=1 export LS_COLORS='no=00:fi=00:di=00;34:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:do=01;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=40;31;01:ex=01;...
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Is there a way to virtually split my monitor (for maximizing windows)

My question is essentially if I can fake the behaviour one gets using usual window managers on linux if one has a dual head setup. That is, if I maximize a window it maximizes only on one part of the ...
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How can I set default settings for htop?

Occasionally, I need to check resources on several machines throughout our data-centers for consolidation recommendations and the like. I prefer htop, mostly because of the interactive feel and the ...
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Increasing Screen Size/Resolution on a VirtualBox Instance of Centos

I have VirtualBox instance of Centos 5. The screen size is quite small (800*600) and I'd like to increase it to 1280*1080. Under the Gnome preferences for "Screen Resolution" I only get the option for ...
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How to modify the default setting adopted by xrandr when connecting an external monitor?

I am confronted with a problem when connecting the external monitor while the computer is open. At that point it seems that xrandr adopts one of the combinations that do not work. As a workaround to ...
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How can I run a separate X session on a different physical display?

Here's what I need to do. I need to be playing a movie over HDMI to a television screen for my friends while I'm hacking on some personal projects over VGA to a smaller monitor. It's imperative that ...
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Screen brightness reverts to max after returning from `xset dpms` display suspend

I'm running the openbox window manager and using this line in my autostart.sh to control display power management: xset dpms 0 60 0 This works nicely, causing the display to suspend after 60 ...
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Can I truncate long file names in ls listing

I have a number of files with very long names. Please, is there a way to use ls -C and truncate the file names to get more columns for an overall view? Or is there a better way to get a compact ...
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How to write bash script to configure my displays when HDMI is plugged in or unplugged

I have a notebook running Kubuntu Precise (12.04) which I occasionally use for watching videos. When I do, I plug in an HDMI cable connected to an A/V receiver with an HDMI monitor attached to it. ...
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Embedded linux LCD not calibrated

I have attached a new LCD to my embedded Linux device and when I run the system I found that it is shifted to the right. (the display starts from the middle of the LCD) I found 2 frame buffer drivers ...
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How does X-server calculate DPI?

From Xfce Docs: In case you want to override the DPI (dots per inch) value calculated by the X-server, you can select the checkbox and use the spin box to specify the resolution to use when ...
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How do dim screen, even if artifically, below the minimum?

My laptop (a Toshiba Sattelite) runs far too bright, even in the ambient light from outside in the day, and I need to be able to dim it below its minimum setting. ~#cat /sys/class/backlight/...
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Display shuts down while watching a movie after 10 minutes no matter the settings in Elementary OS

I've noticed this when trying to watch movies on that laptop running eOS. After 10 minutes or so the display is turned down. I've looked for settings against this and found the following: Power ...
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What is a good way to get inverted colors for most text-display purposes?

My monitor is not the best in the world and I find reading black on white unpleasant. Where I could (gedit, terminal) I changed the colour to something more relaxing for me - like the Kobalt scheme in ...
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Save display settings for specific monitor

When i'm connecting an external Monitor to my notebook (specs below), whether with VGA or Displayport, I always have to configure the screen resolution and display position. At the moment i'm doing ...
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how to make XTerm never use bold characters?

I am trying to make XTerm to never use a bold font, and nothing seems to work. I put settings in ~/.Xresources and then run xrdb ~/.Xresources and then start a new XTerm. This is what I try: XTerm*...
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Calibrate LCD display in laptop?

I installed Crunchbang Linux. I successfully installed the ATI drivers, and all works well. Except that the colors are bit weird. Hard to say what exactly is wrong, it is the notion that on another ...
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How can I alter my Xorg config file to fix the screen distortion I am experiencing?

I have a system running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p2 with an LCD display attached capable of running at a native resolution of 1600 x 900. I have configured Xorg the way I think it should work, however the ...
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How can I “lazily” read output from xrandr?

I have a bash script that I use to adjust my monitor brightness that uses xrandr --verbose to get the current brightness. It works fine, but using xrandr is kind of slow on my machine, as you can see ...
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GNOME recognizes a second monitor once it's plugged in. Does Openbox not?

I'm running Fedora 20 on a small Openbox setup that I'm fond of. I sometimes want to send things through a second display, e.g. plugging into a projector or a television. Given the pretty spartan ...
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HDI: Dim the screen beyond the typical maximum?

I'm on a Dell Latitude E6320, and the screen doesn't get very dim. It's way too bright even when it's dimmed as far as Ubuntu will let it. How do I dim it more? For example, when you have this ...
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Enabling or disabling one monitor in nVidia Twinview on the command line, like with nvidia-settings

For some reasons, most native games as well as Wine have a problem with Twinview. So when starting SC2 I have to manually disable one of my two screens in nvidia-settings. (By going in X Server ...
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prevent XFCE from showing display settings on laptop lid close/open

When I close or open my laptop lid, xfce executes xfce4-display-settings --minimal. I want to make that stop, but how? I found nothing in the settings under /etc/xdg/xfce4 and .config/xfce4.
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xrandr call makes it forget about secondary display

In short I have a laptop with an external DVI display which is hooked up to its Display Port (via adapter). When I rotate the internal screen using xrandr, it will forget about the secondary display. ...
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Cannot set up screen panning in Ubuntu with xRandR which states that it cannot find the modes

I am using a Samsung n150 netbook with a 10.1 inch screen and it has a maximum screen resolution of 1024x600. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and want to enable screen panning for a larger virtual ...
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How to set 3 displays as follows: primary, mirror of primary and secondary?

The current setup of my displays is as follows: I would like the 2nd Sony display to be a mirror of 3rd Dell display, while the 1st Samsung display should remain as separate secondary display. When ...
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How do I keep my display output from toggling by itself?

It happens with a Vostro 3550, Debian, Gnome and a Philips 1080p television. As soon as I connect the HDMI it starts toggling output and goes from mirror to just the laptop display to just the TV to ...
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Mirror displays on Mint 15 login screen

I have the Mirror Displays enabled on my Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit box, which has a GTX 680 graphics card installed with recommended drivers. I selected the top green one in this screenshot. ...
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How to change the Xorg gamma/brightness?

I'm trying to play a game (Deus Ex) which I have to modify the brightness since it is very dark in my ambiance. The game has a "Brightness" setting, but lately it doesn't work. I tried to figure out ...
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How to use command line to change brightness and color?

Is there any way to change the brightness and color? Using any command line tools? I am trying in Fedora and Ubuntu but no luck so far. Follow up: [command] [conneccted output] [effects R:G:B, ...
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Change zathuras display mode to single page only

I recently switched from Debian to Arch. Now I have a newer version of zathura, which displays the pages continuously. For poppler as well as mupdf. I need the discrete display mode. Is this fixed now?...
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xfce4-display-settings: why is there no “Extend to the left”?

At work my laptop is set to the right of my external monitor. Not because I like to but because no other configuration is possible. When I need to extend my desktop I always have to select «Extend to ...
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XRDP Custom Resolution (Fedora 19)

How can I configure a custom display resultion for xrdp sessions? I want the session to use all the display size, minus few lines for the original decorations. that will be around 1920x1050, a ...
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Graphical boot-up screen lost after upgrading the kernel

I used the Ubuntu 10.10 alternate install CD to install Maverick to an encrypted partition on a USB stick. This worked perfectly, but after the first cycle of updates that took the kernel from 2.6.35-...
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How to Increase Screen Resolution in Linux Mint. (Parallels and iMac)

I'm very new to Linux and I've decided to install Linux Mint on a Virtual Machine on my iMac 27 inch using Parallels 7. But, the screen resolution is stuck at 800x600 and there are no options in the ...
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Adjusting Screen Size on Ubuntu Virtualbox

When running Ubuntu as a Vitualbox guest, with a Windows 7 64-bit machine as host, how can I maximize the screen so it fills up the whole monitor?
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What is a framebuffer device and is it required to obtain a higher resolution?

I am running a gentoo guest OS on qemu-kvm. I can only get resolution of 800x600 in it. I want to be able to get a higher screen resolution. xrandr gives the following output : xrandr: Failed too ...
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Netbeans has no display on my computer

I installed netbeans using zypper install netbeans. Trying to run it, I get the "loading" splash screen which is proceeded by a small popup which asks me if I want to register my copy and receive some ...
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How can I rotate my display using some GUI tool, in LXDE?

I'm using LXDE. Is there a utility, menu item or other GUI-ish way to rotate the display on my monitor (e.g. by 90 degrees)? lxrandr doesn't seem to offer me that option. My system is Debian Stretch ...
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Linux Mint Change Screen Resolution

I installed Linux mint 10.I have nvidia geforce 9500 GT.After installing nvidia-current package,my screen resolution become 800*600.There is no 1024*768 in Monitors menu. Running inxi -Gx shows, ...
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How can I get GRUB to configure my screen properly?

My screen says that it can't display the stream, and to use 1680x1050@60Hz as soon as grub would be loaded. I was told by #hardware on irc.freenode.net that this was due to grub missconfiguring the ...
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CentOS 7 system wide display configuration

I have two displays, one connected via DVI and one via HDMI. I installed CentOS 7, which thinks (like every linux I've tried so far), that the one connected via DVI is the primary display and it's on ...
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Changing screen scale in LXDE

I have installed Lubuntu on a very old laptop, and it performs great! I know there is an option in Ubuntu unity desktop which allows changing the scale of what you see on screen. Since my old laptop ...
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3 displays, linux mint 17

I have a laptop Acer Aspive V3-771G with GeForce 740M. I want make my laptop to output information on 3 displays (laptop's display + I have 2 external monitors), but I can't do that because of errors, ...
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How to use secondary VGA device for TTYs

I have a machine (a virtual XEN DomU, but I don't think it matters) with two video cards. I would like to display the TTYs on the monitor connected to the secondary video card (i.e., not the display ...
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Setting KDE to crop the laptop's screen to match external VGA device's ratio

I have a laptop with 16:9 screen ration. Sometimes I need to attach it to a projector via VGA. The projector ratio is 4:3. I use System Settings->Hardware->Display and Monitor->Size & Orientation ...
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How do I stop KDE from changing my screen resolution?

I am running Linux Mint 17 with KDE and display drivers from Nvidia. I've configured the display settings using nvidia-settings, and when I first start up everything appears to work correctly. ...
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Automatically dim the backlight of a secondary monitor on MAC [closed]

I have a 2010 iMac 27" as well as a 27" Apple Cinema Display. The iMac will auto-dim on inactivity, I'd say around 5 minutes. When the iMac dim's the Cinema Display is still bright. There is no "...
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Configuring the display properties on openSuse (Gnome) running as VirtualBox VM

I just created a VM using Suse Studio and I built just a simple openSUSE 11.3 VM based on the gnome template. I have not added any other software (except for Firefox and the Kernel modules, to be able ...
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Can AMD and NVIDIA display cards work together on linux?

I know that two AMD graphics cards/two NVIDIA graphics cards can work together ,e.g. in xinerama/crossfire/multi-view. But if I have one AMD graphics card and one NVIDIA graphics card, can I use them ...