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

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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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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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Mirroring and expanding display on Arch with xfce -Display Settings

I have 3 monitors plugged into my PC. I want to have one primary display one expanded display and the third one should be mirrored from the primary display. Is there a way to solve this on xfce?
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I have three monitors, two of them mirror each other and the last is blank

I have a triple monitor setup. I know all three monitors work and are plugged in. However on Fedora 23 my primary and secondary monitors mirror each other and my third monitor just on sleep and doesn'...
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How can I calibrate Zathura's zoom levels to my monitors?

I'm using Zathura (using the MuPDF plugin) to review various layouts for printing. It's important to me that I'm looking at things approximately the same size as they will come out on paper. I realize ...
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How to set VertRefresh without restarting X?

Suppose a second monitor is attached to a running system, and the video driver has some trouble getting this monitor's EDID to get its limits of operation. The monitor has a native resolution of ...
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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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How can I clone a specific work space to other outputs?

I am using i3-wm with Archlinux, and I nowadays are wandering that: is it possible to clone a specific work space to another output(monitor)? It is different from --same-as as well as --left-of --...
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xfce every window on its monitors panel

I have triple monitor setup. I run manjaro 15.20 with XFCE4. I want that if a window, for example chrome, is on the leftmost monitor, it is on the leftmost taskbar/panel. This is how Windows does ...
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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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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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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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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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can RandR display two parts of the same screen on one display?

Can I use RandR to display two different parts of the same screen twice, at different offsets, on one display? The desired display is a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) that is normally used for 3D ...
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How can I run a command if my screen changes state from standby to on and vice versa

I'm running linux mint 17.3. I have a backlight attached to my screens which are controlable via usb-serial. I would like to turn off the backlight automatically when the screens go to standby and ...
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Why does `xrandr` say I have 3 HDMI and 3 DP ports while I have only one HDMI and one DP?

This is what xrandr shows on my machine: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192 VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI1 ...
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Build custom EDID with several modelines

I would like to build custom EDID using kernel sources. But I need to use several modelines - more refresh rates for same resolution. Is it possible using method in kernel sources? Could you please ...
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Built-in display issue - Linux Mint on iMac (late 2009)

I successfully installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit on my old iMac 21.5" (late 2009). When booting into Linux Mint (Live USB or installed version) there is still a bug: The built-in display ...
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xrandr, xorg test screen error — default seems to be only valid mode

Running Arch Linux, kernel 4.2.5-1, Lightdm 1.16.5, xorg-server 1.17.4-2, nvidia 255.11-4, GTX 780 dual-link dvi out. I have a QNIX Evolution II 2710 and am attempting to overclock it but am running ...
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After booting into Debian 8 my VGA monitor goes black?

After I installed Debian 8 successfully on my machine (Intel Pentium CPU and no GPU ) and rebooted into GRUB2 successfully my monitor goes black (Still on) after it boots into Debian I can hear my ...
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Solving: Monitor settings default not compatible with laptop screen with Linux Mint Live DVD

I am talking a friend through the process of installing linux on his laptop. He chose mint as he liked the look of the GUI. However when he ran the live DVD he saw this: I recognise that this is a ...
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Color profile change seems to have no effect

I'm using a machine with both, Windows (10) and Linux Mint + Unity installed. Colors on Linux look quite strange and poorly calibrated, but everything looks fine on Windows. I was assuming that my ...
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Can't set xrandr brightness and gamma correctly

What is wrong? $ xrandr --output HDMI-1 --gamma 0.6:1.0:1.6 --brightness 0.76 $ xrandr --verbose | sed -n '/HDMI-1/,/Brightness/p' HDMI-1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (0x6c) normal (normal left inverted ...
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Script for changing monitor refresh rate when fullscreen on a specific website.

Premise I recently discovered this website where I can watch legal streaming of plenty of animes. They use a flash player and the CEO said that, for legal reasons, they can't use a HTML5 player. The ...
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debian wheezy switches from internal to external monitor after AMD proprietary installation

First I would like to say that this is my first try to set up a linux distribution. With taking Debian 7.8 I was probably over estimating myself. I do have the following video card: lspci -nn | grep ...
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Xorg: Connect remote display

I'd like to use laptop's monitor as second display for my main Debian workstation. I need exactly second monitor, but not Debian's X11 on laptop.
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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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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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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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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 /var/...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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My monitors settings are not being loaded in LXQT on login

Desktop: LXQT 0.10 WM: Kwin LXQt is not restoring my monitors preferences on login irregardless to the preferences stored in the configuration file. I have a dual head display, HDMI and a DVI, ...
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How to restore display of window after unplugging and replugging 2nd monitor?

I have an HDMI monitor which I unplug and plug back into my laptop from time to time. When I unplug the monitor, all the windows are moved onto the laptop display. However, when I plug it back in, all ...
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Kali Linux with Dual Monitors on Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P50 (Running the latest Kali OS) docked to a Thinkpad Docking station and the issue I am having is that it seems like the monitors and the laptop keeps switching from Mirror ...
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Linux disconnects monitor when it goes to sleep

When my LG W2442PE monitor goes to sleep, then -- I think -- Debian 8 considers it gone completely (as if it was unplugged), and Gnome reconfigures itself to use only one screen, the laptop internal ...
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External monitor signal on resume from suspend

Linux Mint XFCE 17.3 Config: XFCE config (xfconf) external monitor disabled X (-configure)d on terminal, creates xorg.conf, # screen 1 "vga monitor" - line ignored with number sign on serverlayout. /...
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Second monitor just started displaying “check signal cable” after kde login

I'm running Fedora 23 with KDE. I've installed the latest nvidia drivers directly with their .bin installer. Everything has been working fine. I haven't done any updates or installed anything new ...
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Triple screens but Mirror on external Monitors

I have a Dell Latitude E7450 running Linux Debian Jessie with KDE and I'm using a Dell E-Port II (Model PRO3X) docking station. I'm connecting two external monitors, both via DVI, for a total of three ...
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What's the best way to run two monitors using linux mint cinnamon?

I just built an HTPC and I'm running Mint Cinnamon 64bit. My goal was to have a desktop and with a streaming component - via the HDMI cable to my Samsung TV. So my question is... how best to use both?...
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Monitor labels appearing in displays on Linux Mint MATE

Monitor labels have started appearing in the upper left corner of each display as shown in this screenshot showing my 2 displays: external monitor and laptop. The labels are always on top and do ...
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behavior of window manager when has expand monitor

In Debian system: two monitor: monitor A:1920x1080 monitor B:1360x768 monitor A is the major screen, has a fullscreen window. when i change resolution of A to 1024x768 (or any other resolution ...
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Why does adjusting the value within /sys/class/backlight/apci_video0/brightness not adjust the backlight intensity of my monitor

I am having issues adjusting the intensity of my monitor's backlight on Debian (Jessie) through Gnome Shell. I am using Intel intergrated graphics and a Asus VG248 Monitor. The brightness slider in ...
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Copying video setup from Ubuntu to Debian - external monitor

My laptop has a dual boot Debian + Ubuntu installation. In particular I am using Debian 8.0 with stock kernel 3.16.0-4 (or equally 4.1.10 custom compiled, I tested it and it does not make any ...
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Mint: display setup lost after waking up, starting up or reconnecting second screen

I've been using Linux Mint 17 for a month and this problem occurred pratically since I first installed it. I have a dual screen setup where my laptop is set as the main screen on the right and my ...