Monitor going to "black" when Ubuntu is idle.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 28, 2013
I have Ubuntu/Gnome set to "never" in the "brightness & lock". However, when the computer is idle for a period time (how long I don't know) the monitor is going to "black". Of course, all I have to do is press any key to continue. So, where are all the places to look into to "turn off" this function?
External Monitor Woes
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 20, 2011
This is my issue:
I'm trying to connect a Acer X233h monitor to my laptop's VGA port (only option). My laptop employs Intel 4500MHD Intel Integrated Graphics.
Ubuntu detects the native resolution fine: 1920x1080 @ 60hz (EDIT, monitor specs says it actually supports 1920x1080 @ 75hz), but when I try to set the external monitor resolution to that, I get the following output:
This renders it completely unusable.
I noticed that the monitor recognizes the input it's getting as 1680x1050 through the acer monitor settings.
The catch is that if I set the resolution to anything lower, like 1440 x 900, then it works fine, albeit a bit stretched out.
BTW: I've tried Ubuntu/Kubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and same issue. I am also using xorg-edgers.
Monitor compatible with linux. Ubuntu, mageia, mint. etc
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 3, 2013
I am thinking of buying this monitor but I want to be sure that it will work ok with linux distros, ubuntu & mageia in particular. I saw a phillips monitor that i really liked. No mains output required plug & play via 2 usb's into tower, and it also had some great features. All set to buy until I read a review that said it did not work with Linux or mac.
I like this one so hope it will work with linux.
Samsung S22B300HS 21.5 Inch Widescreen HDMI LED Monitor.
If this is not suitable please could anyone recommend one. 20" to 22" wide Thanks. I understand that people may not want to commit to a specific model but just trying to get an idea if Linux in general will work with 22" widescreen, Led, HDMI monitors. Would I be better to stick to 22" but with VGA/ DIV cables.
I have spoken to several retailers, asking the question in general or citing specific models but their responses have been non commital to say the least.
External monitor not detected (Asus eeepc netbook, Ubuntu 12.04)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 10, 2012
I have an Asus eeepc 1101ha netbook.
I installed recently Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
The netbook has the Poulsbo graphics chip. I am using the PSB-GFX driver, having followed these instructions.
The netbook generally works well.
The problem: When I connect an external monitor, it is not detected.
The "displays" window shows only the internal monitor.
xrandr as well.
disper as well.
I have no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
Native resolution of the internal monitor is 1366x768.
Native resolution of the external monitor is 1024x768.
Best DE for a dual monitor setup
location: linux.com - date: May 14, 2009
I've been messing around with a dual monitor setup as late, without too much success. I managed to get a non-cloned output on Ubuntu (using gnome), but the gnome panels refused to spread/appear on my second screen and the resolutions refused to play nice (my laptop screen wouldn't change to a widescreen resolution). I resorted to desklets to gain functionality on that screen, but they were insanely buggy...
But then an idea popped in my head, what about KDE? Plasmoids have served me pretty well in the past, and maybe its panels will budge.. So I pop in a Mandriva disk, and everything seems to work, so I try to get the screens to not clone eachother, but no luck. Xrandr just doesn't want to play along, and the desktops stay clones no matter what. Now I don't know if it's just my stupidity or something that hasn't been implemented under KDE, but it pretty much killed my enthusiasm for Dual screen under linux..
XBMC, Lubuntu12.04 nVidia and single session dual monitor setup
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 16, 2012
I am trying to do something clever with Lubuntu which was very easy under 'doze. I have a 22" Samsung monitor and an LG TV connected, the Samsung is on DVI and the LG TV on VGA on an nVidia 8800GTX.
I can set the driver to give my a huge desktop (TwinView) but then the fonts jump to a massive size and no matter which I set as a primary monitor it always puts the taskbar and icons on the TV desktop.
So I started playing with a seperate X session on the TV and Monitor - this was OK and I figured out how to launch an application on the TV screen.
So my problem now is that I want XBMC running on the TV an controlled by the MCE remote control, but I want my mouse and keyboard to still work on the normal X session that is my desktop on the Samsung monitor. I tried some scripts that use wmctrl to hand the mouse and keyboard back but they don't seem to work. I have read advice about setting XBMC to windowed mode, but then I get a tiny window in the top corner of the TV that is us
Running a game fullscreen on one monitor in twinview
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 13, 2005
I have a GeForce FX 5700 LE with two monitors attached. I have successfully configured TwinView, for the most part. The two screens show up fine, and most applications work. However, I'm unable to get full screen games to work. Most people complain that the game will appear between the two monitors, or stretched across, or something similar, but mine don't seem to work at all. It varies from game to game, but generally, one of the monitors goes blank, and the other has garbage leftover from whatever windows were open. If I close the game (by pressing escape or whatever), everything goes back to normal.
What I'd like is to run the game full screen on one monitor, but leave the other available for applications.
I'm aware that it's possible to maximize a window and make it borderless, but this is not really the solution I'm looking for. It requires me to close all panels, etc, and many games don't work cleanly with this solution.
I'm running Debian Testing with Xorg 6.8.2. I can
New Good Install €“ Monitor Now Blank?
location: linux.com - date: August 29, 2012
I just finished installing Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 on a new Pavilion p6-2117c desktop.
The install went good. I believe the install formatted the full hard drive. Therefore, Windows 7 is off.
When the install was finished, it rebooted and dropped me off at the user prompt. I performed ls â€“l and everything looked good. I left the system for about an hour and came back.
The monitor LED light is flashing and I see nothing on the screen. So I typed some keys to awake, still nothing.
I power on and off the monitor and it shows as if it is fine.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
22'' Monitor (8:5) vs 32'' HDTV (16:9)
- date: November 8, 2008
I'm having total nightmares with nvidia-settings and my two displays.
On windows Nvidia gave me the chance to setup a DualScreen setup, which my HDTV can use his native screen size (1280x768 @ 60hz) totally separate (non streched, non shared, non copied) from my monitor, which works at 1680x1050 @ 60Hz.
Nvidia-settings seems to have the chance to do a separate X screen which works, but it DOESN'T have the 1280x768 resolution that my monitor needs. The only one I can choose is 1024x768 which looks streched because all of the other resolutions (1360x768, 1280x960...) are not compatible with my HDTV.
My TV is a Sanyo HDTV 32XH4, my graphic card is a GeForce 8600 GTS. Both monitor and TV are connected via DVI port with an adaptor to VGA (the TV is running under PC mode, not HDMI).
This is my Xorg.conf (i currently have the second display turned off):
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 ([email protected]
[SOLVED] Dual monitor issue Ubuntu 11.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 16, 2011
This is a strange one...
I have two LCD monitors on an nVidia GT220 card. I have just done a clean install of Ubuntu 11.04 with all current updates. I installed the proprietary nVida drivers via the proprietary drivers dialog (not synaptic nor a downloaded package from nVidia). The nVidia version is 270.41.06.
I configured the two displays as "Separate X screen" and it LOOKS right. Each monitor has its own panel with a couple of icons and the Applications, Places, System menus.
I am running the Ubuntu classic mode, not Unity.
I started Firefox on the left monitor and it worked. I then closed Firefox. I loaded Firefox on the right monitor (from the icon on the right monitor) and it loaded in a small (about 2/3 of the display) window. I double clicked on the title bar at the top of the window and Firefox crashed. I duplicated that a couple of times. I tried Firefox on the left monitor and it is fine. The launchers issue the same command on both panels.
Then I opened a
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