External Monitor: Random Solid color of either RGB
location: linux.com - date: June 26, 2013
I fixed a brightness issue on my laptop and now when I plug in my external display, it shuts off my laptop's screen, and makes the external display a solid red, green, yellow, or blue... To fix it, I have to force shut-down and re-boot because it won't revert if I unplug the external display. I know the cable is fine because it works when I do this using Windows.
Specs: Acer Aspire V5
um... If you need any more information, tell me how to get it. I'm still learning the ropes to linux (and the way Windows 8 is going, I may switch to linux entirely... W8 sucks, and 8.1 is going to be worse...)
Ubuntu Server 12.10 Monitor in Standby / no console available
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 20, 2012
Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Server 12.10 on my machine (Intel Atom D2700 on its D2700MUD board with integrated graphics (should be GMA3600 or GMA 3650). After finishing install and rebooting the monitor does not get a signal and goes into standby right after choosing Ubuntu in GRUB.
Monitor in StandbySSH availableSystem booted "correctly" (except graphics)
I already searched for that issue and found many solutions, but no one is working for me.
In general I tried changing booting params in GRUB (nomodeset, vga, nosplash, etc) and nothing worked. I also tried to use DVI instead of VGA but this didn't change anything. At least I played a bit with activating uvesafb and updating initramfs. Additional i changed boot params in GRUB to use uvesafb. After that also nothing changed except i got some kernel log information (i think this is only because of i removed the quiet option). Then i installed fbset via SSH and put it into /etc/rc.local for testing purposes and finally i got
How get monitor to native resolution on Ubuntu 11.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 17, 2011
Hi Ubuntu experts,
I am new to Ubuntu (11.04, 64 bit) and have been surfing and reading, but haven't quite figured out how to get my hp w2207 monitor to display in native mode, which is 1680x1050, 60Hz. I tried System Settings/Hardware/Monitors but the highest resolution there is 1024x768. I tried the 'Detect monitors' button, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I am running on an Intel D525 Atom Mboard and i have updated Ubuntu to latest updates. From what I have read, the D525 uses Intel's GMA 3150 chip and the drivers for that chip are automatically included in the standard Ubuntu release, so that's not my problem (I think). Somehow the monitor is not being detected, apparently. On this forum I saw a recommendation to edit a file 'xorg.conf' and to insert a Monitor section etc. But I have not been able to find 'xorg.conf' in /etc/X11, nor in /usr/whatever. So my question is, should I make an 'xorg.conf' and put it in /etc/X11, or is it possible there is already one somewh
[SOLVED] My card/monitor resolution not visible in Ubuntu 11.04 preferences>monitors
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 15, 2011
I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 on AMD K-7 system with Nvidia Geforce 4 MX4000 AGP card - Ubuntu is set to use the classic desktop. This is a fresh install with only updates done, but nothing else changed.
The problem is that system->preferences->monitors offers only 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 and my monitor is 1920x1024.
There is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in the system.
I'm including in this initial post the output from lspci and most of the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log (I removed the portion of Xorg.0.log towards the end pertaining to keyboard/mouse because this web page wouldn't accept the posting due to slightly excess length).
I believe I see in Xorg.0.log where my monitor is detected and the modelines including 1920x1024 appear, but these resolution(s) are not offered in system->preferences->monitors, and I've had similar problem on other similar machine, hence my plea for help.
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT83
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 23, 2011
Hi I am new to Linux but have many years experience on Windows. I have a full HD monitor 1920x1080 which just works automatically on Windows 7 however under Ubuntu 11.04 the only options I get are 1024x768, 800x600, 848x480 and 640x480. It has defaulted at the highest 1024x768 but this is distorted and the presentation is too big leading to insuffient data on a single display. My graphics card is Nvidia NV28 GeForce T1 4200 AGPx8 rev A1. I would very much like to get a higher resolution in the proper aspect ratio. Any help will be greatly appreciated.Regards Aidan_H
incorrect monitor model detected in ubuntu 9.10
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 17, 2010
after spending some hours googling for an answer and coming up with nothing i've decided to ask for help.
i downloaded ubuntu 9.10 (64-bit if it matters) today
kernel is 2.6.31-19-generic
everything is working well enough so far except that ubuntu thinks my monitor is the BenQ 21" when it is actually the BenQ 22". this leaves a void of blank space around my desktop and the edge of the monitor.
i think i may have to modify the xorg.conf file but not sure.
xorg.conf contains the following
Identifier "Default Screen"
Identifier "Default Device"
it may also be a driver issue? i have downloaded the latest drivers from the ati website and i have 2 ati 5770's although only one of them is detected but i'm no
How to connect a monitor through HDMI port
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 14, 2011
I've instaled Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bits version and I'd like to connect an external monitor through HDMI port. My laptop doesn't have a VGA port so I have to manage with HDMI. I've connected the monitor using a HDMI -> DVI convertor but there is no image on the new monitor. I've tried using FN + (Refresh monitors function key).
Any advice what should I try?
Ubuntu as a network activity monitor, and email archiver ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 3, 2013
I'm starting to get to grips with Ubuntu - doing well with AD integration and file server roles in live networks
A project is just beginning to implement a network activity monitor (does not need to include internet usage - this is currently logged in detail using pfsense/squid etc) and, separately, an email archiving system which will need to store a copy of all inbound and outbound emails for compliance purposes. Disgruntled employees have caused headaches in the past and the current commercial solution is going to cost thousands to renew, with significant ongoing maintenance costs.
I am looking at Enkive http://enkive.org/ and Piler http://www.mailpiler.org/en/index.html to fulfil email archiving roles.
My question really is, are there simple routes to achieve similar results to Enkive and Piler using Ubuntu server and can it perform network activity monitoring.
I am guessing the answer is that, yes, it can be done, but that it shouldn't be done unless you really know w
Turn Off Monitor/Screen (and Make it Stay OFF)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 20, 2011
Hi everyone again,
I've read several posts here on how to turn off your laptop screen in Ubuntu using a script/command, but none seem to have worked for me except one.
after digging around, I found the following suggestions:
1. xset dpms force off
or xset dpms force suspend
This didn't work for many people, nor did it work for me, as the monitor would just turn on again after a few seconds. The second other suggestion I found to make this "stick was:
2. sleep 1; xset dpms force off
or sleep 1; xset dpms force suspend
This worked for some people, by delaying the monitor off function by one second, but it did not work for me, as the monitor would turn on again by itself after one minute exactly. Maybe those who thought this was the solution just walked away and never really found out their monitor plays sneak-peak with them. The next solution i found digging around was supposed to really make the monitor stay powered off:
3. sleep 1; && xs
Disable Screen Saver turning off of monitor
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 5, 2010
after 10 minutes my screen while go blank
was wondering how to turn it off
using kubuntu 10.04
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