Computer monitors (i.e. screens or displays). For system/application monitoring, please use the /monitoring tag.

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Why is laptop screen called eDP1?

In my new laptop, using i915 and the intel driver of Xorg, the laptop screen is called eDP1 in Randr $ xrandr eDP1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 277mm x 156mm ...
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configure second monitor

I have a new Debian machine and I'm trying to attach a second monitor to it. When I plug it in in my HDMI port, the second monitor duplicates the firts monitor, while I wuold like to extend it. My ...
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unlisted screen resolution

on my new computer I have 2 screens connected on the igpu of a i7 processor, 1 using hdmi. the other using dvi. Both screens are the same but 1 has a wrong resolution inside X, and it can't be ...
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how to use xrandr to mirror just a part of my main screen?

I want to make a mirror of just a part of my main screen to another monitor with different resolution. So it will be necessary to crop the desired area and apply a transformation to fit the screen ...
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External VGA monitor disappeared from display options list

I am running Linux Mint 17 Xfce on an HP Elitebook 840 G1 laptop. Up until just now I was using an external monitor, displaying identically the same thing as the built-in laptop display, connected via ...
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Fedora 20 Monitor Flickering /Tremble

I used a LCD monitor with Fedora 10. No problem. Then, I bought a new computer, Intel Atom (Packard Bell) and installed Fedora 20 KDE Plasma and attached the previous LCD monitor Everything fine, ...
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QEMU fullscreen mode on external monitor

I recently purchased an external monitor which I succesfully connected to my Lenovo Thinkpad and the accompanying Lenovo Advanced Dock via a DVI-D cable and it works fine so far. Unfortunately, I'd ...
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i3 mirrors laptop screen on monitor, wasting space [duplicate]

Similar to this guy, I connected my laptop to my new monitor with a vga cable, when using i3 it mirrors the laptop's screen, which is smaller, causing tons of wasted space. Is there some way to ...
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Monitor connected via displayport to DVI adapter won't sleep properly

I have a monitor connected to my machine that displays odd behavior when entering power saving sleep mode. When entering sleep, the monitor will alternate between blanking and displaying a default ...
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CRT monitor refresh rate

I have Ubuntu14.04 64bit installed on computer with a CRT monitor. In Windows I could set the monitor's refresh rate to 85Hz. But Ubuntu's xrandr reports that maximum is 60Hz for 1024x756. Is there a ...
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Matrix Structure for screen rotation

I can set my screen rotation to inverted with: xrandr -o inverted xinput set-prop 'ELAN Touchscreen' 'Coordinate Transformation Matrix' -1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 1 and back to normal with: xrandr -o ...
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Linux Mint (XFCE) on Acer Veriton - using one monitor, Mint thinks I have two?

I've installed a fresh version of Linux Mint 16 (XFCE) on an Acer Veriton desktop. It seems to work correctly, however, I have a "display within a display". I.e. I have a full screen display, with ...
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Automatically detect multiple monitors

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 with xmonad. I am not using GNOME. I frequently have a second monitor plugged into my laptop, but I always have to configure the extended display manually. Right now I'm using ...
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Cannot use highest resolution, xrandr does not list mode (Intel GPU, DP to DVI adapter)

I have a screen capable of 2560x1440. It is connected to my Intel NUC with a DP to DVI adapter. My graphics card Since updated my Arch Linux system last week (not sure what was updated exactly) I can ...
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Change default monitor screen in GRUB 2

Recently my notebook screen died and I started using an external VGA monitor. When my computer boots the monitor is off until GRUB 2 starts the OS. Is it possible to make GRUB 2 display its menu in ...
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Screen size in FreeBSD in VirtualBox

I am installing FreeBSD 10.0 on VirtualBox, and I can't figure out how to change the size of my screan, in the virtualbox? The freebsd in the virtualbox treats my screen like it's 1/4th the size of ...
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Enable second monitor from shell

So... I have two monitors on my Ubuntu machine. And every time I launch some Windows OpenGL application under Wine it turns off the second monitor. And leaves it turned off when the application exits. ...
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Selective dim screens

How can I dim only select screens of my multiple-monitor linux system? I have 5 monitors connected to my computer 4 *15 inch and one 27 inch. sometimes i want to use only the main screen (27) and ...
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External Dell monitor has ghosting effects on dropdowns and terminals

I have an external monitor setup that works perfectly in windows, but in linux mint I get weird ghosting effects in the monitor. the monitor is a DELL SP2309Wc with resolution of 2048 x 1152 No ...
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What is the xcalib -screen number for the HDMI monitor?

I must use a VGA-to-DVI cable and a HDMI cable to run two monitors. I'm trying to invert the colors on both monitors but I can only invert one of them: $ xcalib -invert -alter -s 0 #works $ xcalib ...
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Cinnamon 2.0.14 crashing when a second monitor is enabled with NVIDIA drivers (Mint 16)

Here's the set-up: 2x identical GTX460 cards 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080) 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080) I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the ...
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Change screen resolution of Xenserver Console for a CentOS VM

I need to increase screen resolution to 1024x800 for my XEN console. I tried to place vga=791 at the end of kernel line the file /boot/grub/grub.conf but it seems that most of the boot arguments ...
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How can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have just purchased a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a ...
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How automatically change the orientation according to display's pivot position?

I have a display I use for programming in portrait mode. To watch videos, I pivot it to landscape mode multiple times a day. The physical transformation is quick but I have to dig into the monitor ...
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How to detect aspect ratio of monitor?

How do you detect the aspect ratio of your monitor? I tried: root@malou-laptop:/home/liv# xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1680 x ...
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Xorg Configuration for Unregistered Resolution

I have a monitor with native resolution of 1600*900_60.00, and the intel on board Gen3 Xeon video chipset (i915). when i do $> xrandr the 1600x900 resolution is not in the list. I tried to write an ...
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Cooking EDID and finding values for .S file

It became really annoying and the resolution is bad so I decided to make my EDID and pass that to the Kernel. (I am creating EDID for S20A300B and samsung says in its page the best RES for this ...
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Invert *only brightness* for monitor

When using notebook in darkness it is more convenient to have the screen mostly black, compared to the default mostly white. The issue of inverting colors was discussed here frequently. One have a ...
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Unable to change backlight level

In Manjaro I can't set the backlight. I've tried to add: acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor to the kernel's command line but it didn't work. And I also added Option "RegistryDwords" ...
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Backlight control manjaro linux

I'm new to arch/manjaro. I've installed it onto my sony vaio vpceh1m1e. I cannot change the backlight value. I've solved this before on ubuntu, add this line to the xorg.conf: Option ...
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How to change GNOME default screen rotation

How do I change the default screen rotation for my gnome desktop? Is there anyway I can change the monitor settings without logging in?
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Extended monitor - scroll right to access left screen

I am running Crunchbang (debian based) and I'm trying to extend my desktop, I've ran the following command: xrandr --output DVI-I-2 --auto --output DVI-I-1 --primary --auto This has extended the ...
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How can I get X to autodetect monitor specifications again?

I'm running fc19 in 64 bit. After going through the horrible process of trying to install kmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia, and the proprietary nvidia driver, in an attempt to get CUDA working, I have rolled ...
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Monitor does not switch off

I set the monitor to switch off after 14 minutes. But what happens is that it cycles between being off a second and backlight comes on another. I am sure that this is a Linux issue for the monitor ...
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Program similar to xcalib to invert desktop colors

I'm using xcalib to invert colors on my computer at home. I have two monitors at work, and unfortunately the xcalib -i -a inverts only one of them (the one I don't want to invert). I haven't found any ...
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Can I color-calibrate a Dell U2413 wide-gamut monitor under Linux?

If I get a Dell U2413 wide-gamut monitor to use with Fedora for photography, will I be able to use it properly? I've got a ColorHug, and I see that there's a U2410 ccmx profile; will that get me in a ...
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How can I send power on/off signals to a VGA monitor?

I've used some old spare parts to make a sort-of kiosk for my kitchen. It's running OpenBSD and has a simple text based UI (no X Server). I plan to add an Arduino with a motion sensor that ...
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Replacement for standard KDE monitor manager?

My Linux experience is roughly a 4/10. I'm running the latest Debian-Wheezy install, and I've been having some trouble with the stock KDE display/monitor manager (to clarify as these terms seem to ...
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dbus problem with caja when using chocolate-doom on Linux Mint 14

I'm running Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) and I'm having a problem with chocolate-doom. When I run it, it changes the screen resolution but for some reason upsets caja (the file manager) like so (from ...
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Fedora 18 detecting non-existent monitor

I have an HP Envy dv7 with a dual boot setup of Win 8 and Fedora 18. On 07/22/2013 I updated all packages in Fedora 18 that had updates available. After a reboot, Fedora is now detecting that a ...
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How can I setup a dual-head display in portrait mode? (Arch)

I have two monitors on my desk in portrait orientation. One is plugged in with a DVI cable and the other with a VGA (I don't have two DVI cables available) into my Gigabyte Radeon 7750 HD graphics ...
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Whether monitor is off without appealing to X or /proc

How can I know whether the monitor is on or off if X is not running, and without appealing to /proc/acpi/video? The latter isn't available from my kernel. If X is running it's just a matter of $ ...
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Finding screen resolutions without $DISPLAY through python or shell scripting

I am developing a personal project/idea for a headless Raspberry Pi that works without a GUI display. I am working on a text graphicsesque design. As the Raspberry Pi allows one to plug into most any ...
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backlight doesn't work with Linux Mint 14 on my Gateway NV78 laptop

Here is my problem it is Bug 765438--the backlight will not work on my Gateway NV 78 laptop. Won't work with Linux Mint 14, ubuntu from ubuntu 11.04 onward won't work with ps-bcd. Of course it ...
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What is the difference between RGB and YCbCr?

In my Linux Mint ATI Catalyst setup I have set YCbCr as default for Color Pixel Format? What is the difference? I subjectively think that RGB (Full RGB) is better for my eyes. YCbCr seems to be ...
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Can Xorg use non-square pixels? [or can we fake widescreen in a non-widescreen resolution?]

I have an older PC connected to an HD television over VGA. The set of screen resolutions available for me to use are all 4:3 aspect ratio (or there abouts). Output from xrandr: $ xrandr xrandr: ...
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How to let GDM shares monitor configure with GNOME?

I'm using gnome under Arch Linux in my laptop with a 1920*1080 monitor on the left of it, I set the monitor as my primary display in GNOME and everything works fine after I log in. However, GDM ...
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How do I make the CLI run on dedicated graphics?

I just finished my Gentoo minimal install and the first thing I wonder is why I get no picture. I did have signal on the live CD, so that was pretty odd. I plugged the monitor into the Intel HD ...
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Test for monitor resolutions

I want to buy a new display device, but I don't know if it will be supported by my card because the weirder/higher resolutions: 2560 x 1080, or 2560 x 1440. Is there any method to create a virtual ...
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Detecting monitors on machine over local ssh connection

I need to write a script to check on video related things on machines in the local network, e.g. Is a monitor plugged in? Are the video drivers up to date and appropriate for the hardware? Is Xorg ...