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

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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 ...
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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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Multiple monitor with Linux

I' m installing Arch Linux with OpenBox, at the moment I've only downloaded OpenBox and tint2, but I have to install all the necessary. Before doing everything I'd like to know how to use my two ...
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Get monitor make and model and other info in human readable form

I have extracted the shorthand version of the current monitor attached to the computer. Here is an example: vendor "VSC", prod id "18500" In Ubuntu's Monitor Preferences, it is identified as ...
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KDE; each monitor another desktop

Is it possible to configure for example 4 desktops and switch them separately for each monitor?
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How do I set my monitor to widescreen mode in Mint when it doesn't recognize widescreen capability?

My computer is a former laptop from which I removed the screen. The graphics card is an ATI Radeon of some kind. I have it plugged into a small TV via VGA cable, but Mint still thinks I have the ...
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How to force X to use specific display, regardless if it is plugged in?

As it says in title: How to force xorg to use specific display trough HDMI, regardless if it is plugged in? I have TV that has some crazy "power save" option that can't be turned off and X thinks ...
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Low color depth while using X11 on a monitor

I am running Mint on a Late 2012 Mac Mini. While running X (KDE, LMDE or openbox) I notice a low color depth on My Dell S2209W monitor. I believe that the depth is not actually low as I can change ...
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Debian: very low resolution and an “unknown monitor” problem

Edit: I have installed CrunchBang (or #!, a Debian-based distro), and that seems to have solved all of my resolution problems. I've just installed Debian after using Linux Mint for a few months. ...
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Screen flickers in Fedora 17

Screen flickers every 10 seconds. (I timed with a stopwatch, screen flickers every 10 seconds, 6 times a minute exactly.) I've used Windows and I'm trying to use Linux. I don't know much about Linux. ...
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Connecting 2 monitors to a laptop

I have a laptop running Fedora 15, Gnome 3.0.1, and Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset. I have a VGA monitor connected to it, as well as a DisplayPort to DVI adapter to connect a second monitor. Both ...
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Is it possible to set different resolution between console and X when Kernel Mode Setting is enabled?

My LCD monitor is dying. It has white screen issue: when power on, it's black screen (power LED is flashing), after a while (maybe one hour), it turns to white screen. Then I need switch to different ...
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Issue with laptop screen when opening lid

I use Archlinux, with acpid to configure the laptop lid behavior rather than systemd. Currently, I have it set so vbetool sets dpms off when the lid is closed, and reopening the lid sets it back on. ...
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How to measure light?

I've got a Dell Latitude E6410 notebook which changes lcd light intensity in response to ambient light levels, so it has to have some photocell. How can I access the data from this photocell? I tried ...
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How can I put my HDMI display into (and out of) power save mode?

I am using a Raspberry Pi to run an information display in an office. I want the display in power save mode when outside of business hours. I was going to use cron to execute something at the ...
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resolution of attached widescreen

I wanted to connect my TV (Sony Bravia) to my Laptop. My laptop has a displayport and the TV a HDMI. So with the adapters, I'm able to connect those two, and that part works. What doesn't work, is ...
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Twinview: 2 monitors difference resolutions with NVIDIA

I'm successfully using twinview to drive 2 monitors for my home theatre computer (one in the case, one projector). I recently upgraded my projector and now the two screens have vastly different ...
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Screen keeps dimming on Power (Dis-)Connect

I would like to disable the automatic screen dimming when I plug in our out my power adapter. Every time my laptop switches between battery/ac, my screen dims even though I have disabled it in every ...
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Best Touchscreen Monitor for Linux under $500 [closed]

Looking for a 17" or larger touchscreen monitor that works with Linux. It will be used outdoor and I hear capacitive and optical screens are more durable. It doesn't need to be multi-touch. Please ...
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Nvidia 9800GT and HP w1907v resolution woes

I was happily dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 a year or two ago, with, as in the title, an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT graphics card (on a Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P) outputting VGA to an HP w1907v ...
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How to find the best monitor resolution and put it to work? Fedora

In this question I'm asking how to install a compatible driver to a Fedora machine, but, the main problem is a bad resolution. So, how can I find the best resolution to my monitor and put it to work? ...
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tty (console): disable monitor

In .xinitrc, I use xrandr --output LVDS1 --off to disable the monitor of my laptop (I always use a projector at school). But, before I log in with xinit, or when I temporary go to the console ...
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Debian monitor unknown and dual monitor setup

I'm running Debian on my laptop (Thinkpad T420 if it matters), and what I am trying to do is setup the native resolution. I want it to be 1366x768 but it's stuck at 1024x768 because when I go to ...
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Graphics dim, but mouse cursor not dim

When I resume from suspend-to-ram often the graphics on my internal screen is dim (around 30-50% intensity). Initially I thought it might be the backlight, but the mouse cursor is not dimmed - only ...
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Mimo 2G USB Monitor and cheap computer (Raspberry Pi?) [closed]

I have a Mimo 2G USB Monitor (UM-710S I believe) which I got in college due to the lack of space for a real second monitor in the dorm. Now I don't really have a use for it, so I thought of ...
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Multiple monitors as cloned desktop windows

I am running Fedora 16 using an Nvidia card with 2 monitors. I have the monitors setup as 2 separate displays (in that I can move a window from monitor to monitor). One monitor is mounted in a ...
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Split a physical X display into two virtual displays?

I just purchased a TripleHead2Go and configured it using OSX. What this box does is simply take 1-3 multiple external monitors and combine their signal into one single resolution. I'm using two ...
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Booting Laptop with external monitor stalls

Whenever I try to boot linux with an external monitor attached to my laptop, it hangs after checking the battery state with the following message repeated several times: ...crtc_helper_set_config... ...
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Out of range error on monitor after installing video card drivers

I have a dual boot system with windows xp and a fresh install of linux mint 12 lxde. I installed the video card drivers for my ati radeon (hd5570). After this I get an out of range error on my monitor ...
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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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Cannot control brightness with Fedora 14 on Compaq CQ42

I've done the primary searching of similar questions, Found some, tried the solutions and they didn't work for me. So asking again. All the keys of my Fn combination works except the brightness ones. ...
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How do I set default brightness after boot?

Linux Mint 12 (64bit), on an Acer Aspire 7730g. Upon every boot, the screen brightness is set very very low. Easily fixed via the function keys, but still a very annoying thing to do after every boot. ...
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How to turn off screen under Linux/BSD?

How can I turn off my laptops screen from software side? ex.: under Scientific-linux, OpenBSD? Or the best I can do from OS side is just to show a black picture? Are there any solutions?
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How do I disable automatic display search?

I have a Mint 10, based on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (10.10) installed on a HP nc6120 notebook. The machine is getting tired, so I decided to use it only with the external "monitor", in this case, the ...
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xrandr configuration

How to change xrandr maximum value. Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600 default connected 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm 800x600 60.0* 56.0 640x480 ...
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live bootable tiny distro for burn-in testing of LCDs?

I'd like to stress test used LCD monitors for problems that may become apparent after they've been in use for a while. I'm looking for those with components that fail because of heat. To those ends ...
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How can I simply adjust monitor color temperture in X?

I have a new 27" iMac, on which I run Fedora 15 (with no Apple OS) — just boot straight to Linux. The colors are basically accurate to my eye, but the white point is much higher than I'd like (that ...
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Check if display is powered on in Linux

Is there a way to check if a display is powered on in Linux? I tried xrandr and xset but neither of these two gives me any information about monitor power. Using xrandr I can identify if the vga cable ...
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How can I use my TV as a second display over HDMI on Linux at its native resolution?

My TV is a Philips 19PFL4322. It's native resolution is 1440x900 . My laptop's graphics card is a ATI Radeon HD 3650, using the open source radeon driver on X.org server 1.10. If I connect them via ...
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How can I detect when a monitor is plugged in or unplugged?

Is there any event that is triggered when I plug in or out an external monitor into the DisplayPort of my laptop? ACPID and UDEV don't react at all. I'm using onboard graphics on an intel chip. Here ...