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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 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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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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How can I get stable video output names?

System: Dell Latitude 5591 CPU i7-8850H GPU: integrated Intel HD630 (no dedicated GPU) USB-C Dock: WD15 Screens: 2x Acer G226HQL (connected via HDMI directly and DVI-to-miniDP-Adapter to dock) OS: KDE ...
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Cannot rotate one of my two displays with xrandr

I use Linux Mint 18.1 on a PC with (inxi -G output): Graphics: Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller Card-2: NVIDIA GK106 [GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost] ...
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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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Increase UI size of apps with tiny dialogues (gimp, InSync, Zoom, etc.)

I'm running Mint 19 Tara, with Cinnamon 3.8.9, on a Lenovo P51 with a 3840×2160 graphics display. Most apps, such as vim, Chrome, Libre Office, and everything that came pre-installed, work correctly. ...
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XFCE with laptop that is often plugged/unplugged to different displays

at work I was given a ubuntu laptop with gnome and unity. However I ran in a few issues, for example the fact that I could not get the screen to lock after some time and other stuff. As I am a XFCE ...
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Can I enable Night Light on the GNOME login screen?

I'm running a GNOME/Wayland desktop environment on a Debian-based distro. When I'm logged in I have Night Light enabled. There's a noticeable switch when logging in at night, as Night Light is only ...
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dual display X Windows configuration arm

I am building a Linux distro (via Yocto) on an imx6 (Congatech Q7) arm (4.1 kernel, Xorg 1.18 module version 2.10.1 ) I have two 800x480 displays connected on the LVDS. I have successfully configured ...
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How to permanently setup screen position and order in Fedora 25?

I have a laptop with two monitors: one connected through to VGA the second one connected through HDMI using an adapter from Display Port to HDMI. Because I don't work with the laptop at all and I keep ...
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Kali Linux multiple monitors setup

I have just installed Kali Linux 2.0 on dual boot. My computer has 3 monitors. 2 of them have DVI ports and are connected to my Nvidia Quadro 2000 GPU. The third monitor has VGA port and is connected ...
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How can I override xrandr selecting lower than the preferred resolution?

When I connect an external screen to my laptop using HDMI, the default resolution selected is not the maximum resolution - even though this resolution is listed under the available modes: HDMI1 ...
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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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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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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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unknown display in display settings fedora

i'm new in fedora and i wanna use two duplicate displays but i see no option in display settings. Well, I see same things on the both screens and 'Unknown Display' in display settings, which means I: ...
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Definition and usage of Kernel/Linux DTS file with more than one MIPI DSI Display panel

I actually need some help of defining the kernel/linux DTS file and use it together with the uboot videoargs. In use is the 5.4.47 uboot and kernel/linux from a NXP imx8m YOCTO project. In uboot I ...
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How can i edit my laptop screen display edges?

My kid has broken my laptop screen. Now (approx 1 inch top to bottom) on the left side of the display i can't see anything. I want to move display to the right. It will be a much help if i can control ...
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How can I reset my X configuration?

Typically, I connect my laptop to a 4k monitor via HDMI. A few months ago, I connected my laptop to a TV via HDMI. After disconnecting it, I can no longer use 4k on the monitor. I may have put the ...
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Switch off internal notebook screen permanently

Is there a possibility to switch off the notebook screen permanently? The notebook is constantly connected to the TV via HDMI. However, if the notebook is left on and the TV is switched off in the ...
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Dual screen on Pop_Os

Running Pop! 20.04 on HP 850 g5. I would like to connect a second monitor IIYama ProLite E2482HS but this one is definitively black. The displays settings does not detect it. xrandr does not show a ...
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Two different resolution displays nvidia x server overlap on startup

I Have a 2k display and a 4k display used with Pop!_OS 20.04. I have set up my xorg.conf file to set my ViewPortIn to 4k to allow for consistent DPI scaling and mouse movements between the screens. ...
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How to know if the monitor is in secondary or tertiary display?

Having an example using xrandr --listmonitors shows the outputs below. How do to know if the monitor labeled 1 DisplayPort-3 is in secondary or third? Likewise for the monitor labeled 2 HDMI-A-0. We ...
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Commit changes in xfce4-settings-manager?

In xfce4 I can run xfce4-settings-manager which opens a registry of values I can set (which otherwise would be set via a GUI). I thought both forms to modify the settings should be equivalent. However ...
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the easiest way to see a grid of many workspaces on the large screen

I have Mint/ubuntu and screen of 4K. is an extension to turn on 4 workspaces to be visible at once? alternatively any tool, which supports grid layout for ubuntu For example: windows are pinned/...
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Trouble getting Debian to recognize monitor resolution

I had an MSI Nvidia GT 710 video card connected to an Asus MG24UG display (3840 x 2160, 60 Hz) via HDMI, and was able to configure Debian to output graphics at the full resolution. Then I swapped out ...
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Linux Mint: Rotating external 4k screen causes extreme system sluggishness

Note: I've included every system detail I can think of including at the bottom of the question. I've been dealing with symptoms of systems sluggishness for a couple weeks on my laptop when docked ...
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Roaming home folder : exempt specific file from roaming

At my high school we have computer labs totaling 80 Debian desktop machines, used by roughly 2000 users. Currently only the users' documents are roaming via the newtork, not the home folders per se, ...
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How to increase resolution or font size of minimal CentOS install (no GUI)?

I've a minimal installation of CentOS 7 on my laptop (dell xps 15 9560). The native resolution of the laptop's screen is 3840x2160, this makes the shell's text very small. How can I increase the size ...
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Xrdp on Debian 9 different display setup for remote session

I have installed xrdp and tighervnc server sudo apt install -y xrdp tigervnc-standalone-server I am able to connect using Xorg and Xvnc (although Xvnc will sometimes display only black screen after ...
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Problem with external monitor plugged to notebook

My case: At work, I use my own laptop (Xiaomi Mi Pro). When I connect it to an external monitor, I want to be able to just close the lid and leave without the laptop and have the laptop suspend. When ...
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Linux Mint blank desktop environment

I am running Linux Mint 18.3 with the Cinnamon desktop. I just ran a steam update. Afterwards my Cinnamon desktop is gone. The only thing showing is the wallpaper. I can open up applications that ...
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Dual Monitor Resolution Issue - Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3

After much searching of the net, I am still unable to set the second monitor to the higher resolution I want (1920x1080). Hardware: Intel ATOM x36/37 onboard GPU driving ASUS HDMI monitor and DELL ...
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External monitor zooms out when lid is closed in fedora 27

I didn't have this issue in fedora 26, I always closed my lid, now this happens (Screenshots taken in fullscreen) lid open lid closed Similar I guess is this ubuntu bug, any solution? Edit: Lid ...
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How can we define a default configuration for xfce4-settings/display?

As in Cinnamon's display manager, I want to make last settings applied for connected display in XFCE4, but XFCE4's display manager asks for configuration (rotation, position etc.) everytime. How can ...
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Cinnamon running without video hardware acceleration after moving HD to a new PC

I have just upgraded my PC. It was an old intel Q8400 with an nvidia graphics card. I changed the CPU (now an i3-6300) + Motherboard, and ditched the graphics card (want to use intel's graphics card ...
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LXDE not turning on laptop monitor where VGA disconnected

I'm using LXDE (on Lubuntu 15.04) on my laptop (which is a Lenovo X201). When I connect the laptop to an external monitor and tell LXDE to use only that (and blank the laptop monitor) - it obliges me. ...
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Why does my program screen dims down?

I wrote a program to run on Linux OS. I noticed whenever I ran the program and clicked on a button to open a window, sometimes the main application screen dims down. This doesn't happen on all the ...
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Debian applications in a different language and unable to change

I recently had to reinstall GNOME on my Debian7 system, the reason being there was a problem with the older version. Unfortunately, probably since I am in Belgium, it has installed part French, part ...
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How to keep displays “set” and not vanishing when screenblanking or turned off?

I have thee screens and am finding it very annoying and distracting to find (1) my X settings have changed to make the leftmost Primary and not aligned right, and (2) all the windows moved onto the ...
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Ubuntu external dual monitors set up problem

I am new to *nix world. I have a Lenovo T440 laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 and looking to dock in its station. I have 2 ASUS external monitors connected to it. Ideally, I am looking to have the display in ...
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Dual displays, one fixed, one spinning (CentOS 7)

I have 2 monitors and would like to have my setup like this: Monitor = fixed desktop (only 1) Monitor = dynamic, spinning desktop (1+) It was working like this at the beginning but somehow I changed ...
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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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Linux Mint default physical screen before login

I currently have to do annoying things to log into Linux Mint 16 Petra. I have two screens: new, left, VGA old, right, DVI The mouse is trapped on the left screen and the login dialogue for mdm is ...
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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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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 set the DPI in a Hi-Res screen? The default setting is too small

I'm running Linux Mint MATE 17.3 on a brand new Asus UX305FA with screen resolution 1920x1080. Everything is super small. I would like that the overall appearance is managed correctly like in the ...
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Displayport hub mirroring displays, not extending them (Linux Mint 19.3)

I have just purchased a Startech Displayport MST hub, in order to add a 3rd display to my existing 2. When I turned my computer on, the 3rd display was just a mirror of the 2nd (and the Linux Mint ...
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Failing to switch my laptop monitor display on with xrandr - getting BadMatch

I have a laptop which is often connected to an external (VGA) monitor, with an lxrandr choice to only display anything on that external monitor. Now, if, in that state, one disconnects the monitor - ...