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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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: ...
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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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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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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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How do I keep my display output from toggling by itself?

It happens with a Vostro 3550, Debian, Gnome and Philips 1080p television. As soon as I connect the HDMI it starts doing it and goes from mirror to just the laptop display to just the TV to ...
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How to modify the default setting adopted by xrandr when connecting an external monitor?

I am confronted with a problem of conflict of resolutions (this is a separate question), which makes the display image distorted on both monitors. But this bothers me the most when connecting the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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convert display to monochorme

My Asus netbook has Debian Wheezy. I came across a weird idea. How would it look if my display screen is monochrome. Is it possible to configure X11 to make the display monochrome?
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How to mirror two screens / nvidia graphic pilot / LMDE / Macbook 2008

I'm using LMDE on a MacBook 2008; it works perfectly (and my MacBook runs much more faster than with Mac OS X) I have one problem: when I plug in an external display, I can't get the two displays to ...
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Mint 15 Second monitor window sizing mess up

I'm running Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit on Dell Lattitude E6430 with external 24" Dell Monitor. The laptop has 1600x900 and the 24" has 1900x1080 resolution. I'm on standing desk with the 24" monitor ...
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Fast switching between external and internal screen

Is there a solid way of using either X directly or KDM/GDM/KDE/Gnome to quickly switch between an external screen and modify the screen layout accordingly? I'm stealing the inspiration from Windows ...
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Step by step guide to setup display resolutions in xorg

The default xorg configuration file created does not allow me to set up the display resolution I want (1360x768). The auto configuration command xorg -configure didn't create the proper configuration ...
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Linux Mint brightness has too few settings

There are many questions to do with screen brightness on Linux Mint (this and this refer to default brightness being zero, and this to there being only two brightness levels.) My problem is a bit ...
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Getting second GPU monitors outputted as Multi-Display

OS Kali Linux 1.0.6 Hardware HD7950 x 3 BenQ Monitors x4 - 1920x1080 Kogan Monitors x2 - 2560 x 1440 Xorg.conf http://pastebin.com/JqTPUw7s Situation Currently I'm trying to get all 6 ...
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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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Decrease the font size in Cinnamon from the command line

While I was playing with Cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I can't use any applications because of the font. It garbles the whole ...
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Changing color depth in linux mint

How can I alter color depth settings in Linux Mint 13 maya? I tried to find the xorg.conf in /etc/X11/ But I could not find the file.
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How to change the primary display of dual screen Fedora 16?

I have a dual display Fedora 16. How can I change the primary screen (the one with the panel)?
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Unable to extend desktop with USB display adapter and libdlo

Anyone familiar with using libdlo for DisplayLink's USB display adapters? I've followed the instruction steps from README file of libdlo Install a compatible libusb version (0.13) $ ./configure ...
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Flash video always plays on primary monitor in dual monitor setup

I have Linux Mint 16 and whenever I play videos using Chrome/Firefox (and they use Flash for video playback) and switch to full-screen mode, it always goes full-screen on the primary monitor. This is ...
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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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How to achieve higher display resolution for Ubuntu under VirtualBox?

In this setup, Ubuntu under VM only achieves low resolution at 640 * 480 while host is 1920 * 1024. How to, (I believe is to configure X server), achieve higher resolution? I have set in VirtualBox ...