Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Monitor for XPS 15

I have a Dell XPS 15, and I want to buy a monitor so that I can have two monitors to work with. However, I see that there is an HDMI output which I cannot use with Ubuntu ...
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External monitor doesn't work when connected to Mac or PC

I have a Samsung SyncMaster s20b350 that has worked perfectly when connected to my macbook up until today. I have ruled out the mini displayport to hdmi adapter as being faulty because it still ...
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Laptop works but no display

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61MN laptop which is running windows 7. One of its memory cards is not working and has been removed from the slot. At startup I can hear 1-long beep and 2-short beeps. ...
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Left half of the screen is moved to the right, right half is partially moved left and distorted, video card related issue?

Since yesterday, after about an hour the left half of my screen is moved to the right on my display, and the right half is moved to the left, and has weird flickering lines. Also since today there's a ...
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Second monitor's display is enlarged

My second monitor's desktop background has suddenly become magnified upon restart. (Any photo I select is 'overcropped' so it shows only the center of the photo.) The primary computer's background is ...
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Blurry display with KVM and two PCs

I have two PCs, both running Windows 7 with integrated Intel graphics chips, both attached to the KVM via VGA and the KVM is VGA to the monitor. When I switch between displays I notice that one of ...
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Is there a way to crop screen resolution in windows 7

i'm using a dual monitor setup with a 23,6" monitor and a 24" one. But because one of them is slightly bigger my mouse and other things get off. Is there a way to make some kind of black bar at the ...
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How to connect laptop 1366x768 to FullHD monitor using VGA?

I have laptop with 1366x768 resolution. I need to connect to external Dell monitor which supports FulHD resolution. While connecting with VGA cable - the resolution on external display is the same as ...
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Random GPU output glitches, possible dying GPU?

On random occasion, the image on my screen will become extremely distorted for no reason- and in some cases these glitches can be reversed simply via changing the monitor configuration from 2 monitors ...
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Does the Lenovo LT3053p monitor have the same overshoot problems as the Dell u3014?

Both the Lenovo LT3053p and the Dell u3014 monitors are based on the same LG AH-IPS panel. The Dell monitor has significant overshoot problems in some circumstances due to RTC overdrive. My question ...
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PC Connected to A/V Receiver via HDMI - Issues When Switching Sources on Receiver

I just recently bought a 50ft. HDMI cable with Redmere from Monoprice so that I can finally hook my gaming PC (in another room) up to my 60" plasma. Once I figured out how to deal with some underscan ...
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How can I find out what output resolutions a laptop computer supports?

I am looking for a new laptop, and it will be connected to an external monitor the majority of the time, presumably via HDMI. The monitor has native 1920x1080 resolution. I'm not really concerned ...
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New GPU - monitor stuck in power save

I have a Samsung syncmaster 2443NW monitor - currently I'm borrowing a LG Flatron w2246 (although this is in no way a long-term solution). I used the monitor's manual to check the monitor - apparently ...
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How do I determine if my power supply is dying?

I've asked a few questions (which you can view in my profile) regarding an old Gateway GM5474 (mostly) stock PC, It has been throwing kernel panics and just general non-responsiveness at random. ...
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Laptop display dimming, then turning off randomly - Randomly ignores any input

I never post questions like these because I can usually fix problems like this on my own, but I need help with this. I own a Toshiba C850, running Windows 8, it's only months old. It works fine. But ...
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Monitor powers down after a few minutes, sits, then restarts

I purchased a used Dell FP1908 BLK monitor. After a few minutes of use, it shuts down without warning. I don't believe that it is just the backlight, or that it is going into sleep mode, as when this ...
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Recover offscreen window [duplicate]

I had two screens connected, but now I disconnected one and took it away (it is not available any more). The problem is that I have DVB Viewer installed (DVBViewerTE from Technisat) and the last ...
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Configuring a dual monitor with asus hd 5450

I want to extend my desktop to a second monitor with an ASUS HD 5450 (dual monitor configuration). The VGA card has: 1 DVI-D port, 1 HDMI port and a classic VGA port. I've two old (but functioning) ...
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Attach X-forwarded window to both displays?

I know I can start an application on the main display of a linux computer over ssh with something like : DISPLAY=localhost:0 firefox http://nyan.cat I know I can open windows on my laptop over ssh ...
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Require Password after Login [duplicate]

I have a SSD for boot up ands its fast. I do not want the computer waiting for me to load all of my programs and services. I am the only user on my account. Is there a way to require the password ...
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Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop in 2013? [duplicate]

I know about the 2009 question: Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop? It's 2013 now and I want to know if anything has changed. I want a laptop with two external displays, to make three in ...
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what causes a Windows program to pixelate when the display setting is at 125%?

The Rdio program pixelates as follows when my display setting is at 125%. is this a Windows or an application issue? Is there a way to fix it?
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Black Laptop Screen

I have an issue where the screen on an HP HDX16 laptop is black. The information I've gathered so far is: It appears to have happened after an update, so it could be driver-related (NVIDIA 130M) ...
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How to connect a PlayStation 3 to a computer monitor

I have ordered a PS3 Super Slim 500GB console, and I plan on connecting it to my PC's monitor. The monitor I have is the Acer S221HQBD, which does not have an HDMI port. So I would imagine that I ...
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Is it possible to power on/off a monitor using the computer?

I was wondering if it was possible to power on/off a display using a computer connected via HDMI. Let me explain : I want my computer to power off my monitors (not standby mode) when I don't use it ...
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Will someting happen to my monitor?

I got this new laptop I bought few days back and I was taking good care of it when yesterday a friend touched the monitor, I don't know how hard he touched but that sudden glow happened that you get ...
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VMplayer - how to have full screen portrait-layout display of guest?

Is anybody using VMware player with their monitor in a portrait/vertical orientation? Is there a configuration that allows the guest OS to use all of the vertical space available? I switched the host ...
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Setting the screen/monitor used in windows 8

i am trying to get my Windows 8 laptop to connect to a TV screen. The problem is, i have got the wire connected into the TV, Windows 8 "detects" the other screen. So right, thats all good, i click on ...
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How is it physically possible for monitors to change resolution?

When I run a full screen application at say 800x600 on my 1024x768 CRT monitor, the monitor makes some sort of clicking noise, turns black for a couple of seconds, and then somehow magically changes ...
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Monitor and speaker setup for Playstation 3

I have ordered a PS3 super slim 500GB console, and I plan on connecting it to my PC's monitor and speakers. The monitor I have is the Acer S221HQBD, which does not have an HDMI port. So I would ...
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Why don't laptop and desktop screens have the same ppi as phones?

This is somewhat an economics and manufacturing question, so apologies if it's a bit off-topic but I don't know where else to ask. I have a 17" laptop with 1,920 by 1,080 resolution, which is nice. ...
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Unknown monitor replacement cable

I am trying to repair a LG W2452V monitor that I had lying around. It seems I am missing the cable going from the main board to the headphone-jack/control buttons boards. The connectors look like the ...
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Screen goes black after some seconds

I have an HP Compaq Presario CQ61-310SD Notebook. And when I start my computer on the highest brightness, my screen would go dark after a few seconds. I can hear that moment that it goes dark. I've ...
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What is “Video Overdrive”?

My monitor's on screen menu has some mysterious settings, one being "Video Overdrive". I tried it, but saw no obvious difference. What is it? The monitor is an HP ZR24w. However, the term seems to ...
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Is it possible to enable software brightness control on Dell U2412M

Well, I just wanted this yes/no simple question to Dell e-mail support. Their web site required service code just to send an e-mail. Then I tried their "technical" chat support. Some Indian person ...
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Which 16:10 resolution scales down best?

I have a 16:10 Monitor, which has a maximum resolution of 1680x1050. When I have games that don't run perfectly on my Monitor, I select a lower resolution. The problem is, that on 1440x900 everything ...
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Can't get display on second monitor with desktop

I'm trying to use an ASUS V247H as a second monitor. I've plugged it into my desktop (OS 10.8.4, iMac) with a DVI cable and adapter, and it's definitely being recognized but I can't get a display on ...
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How do I make the external monitor the primary on Redhat

I have laptop running Redhat and an external monitor. How do I make the external monitor the primary screen? Thanks
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Display only portion of screen on monitor

I have an application that displays live wait-time information, however it does not have provisions for full screen mode or similar. As a result, we have a monitor displaying both wait time and the ...
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Windows remote desktop to a pc without a monitor? / Force windows to boot in VGA?

I have an old pc with a broken graphics card. It can run on vga mode. So I decided to control it using remote desktop on my laptop. It worked. But I feel like Im wasting the monitor of that broken pc. ...
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How do I crop my screen's working area?

I have a particular need concerning display management in Windows. I have a broken display, and I want to use only one part of the screen, even with full screen apps. A bit like this: ...
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Toshiba laptop display horizontal lines - disappear in seconds

I recently bought Toshiba Satellite S55-A5257. I am facing a small glitch. Sometimes, a horizontal line(it has been only 1 so far) appears across display. The line is not black but some weird RGB ...
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Aspire 5741g laptop display corruption a few minutes after boot

What could be the reason that my Acer Aspire 5741G laptop always gets corrupted graphics a few minutes after boot? (Intel Chipset, Ati Graphics) It happens kernel independent. It happens in Windows ...
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IPad use as a monitor with an Hdmi feed into it [closed]

am trying to find out if a live HDMI signal can be fed into an iPad , so that the iPad is becoming a monitor for that live HDMI Video signal feed. wifi is not an option , because of the delay. i ...
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Screen not showing properly

I am facing a problem with DELL Inspiration N4110. One pic is the Screenshot of Desktop and another is Pic captured from mobile. It showing totally blurred screen. This blurred screen is from BIOS ...
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Detect if the display is valid in Linux

Is there a way to detect if the display is valid in a controlled way? For example if I set $DISPLAY=anydisplay or $DISPLAY=0.0, is there a way to check if anydisplay or 0.0 is a valid display which I ...
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Display BIOS and grub on laptop monitor instead on TV plugged over HDMI

I have Asus k95vm laptop and it is connected to a tv over HDMI at all time. When i boot up pc external monitor seems to be primary because bios and grub are shown on it, but not on laptop's display. ...
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Monitor connection problem

I just bought Sapphire HD 7990 and I want to put 3 monitors on it. This card has 5 outputs. 1x DVI-D and 4x Mini DisplayPort. I connected my 2 other monitors and they work great, but my third ...
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How to permanently fix misaligned screen affecting multiple monitors?

I have 4 LCD monitors connected to a single PC with 2 graphic cards. And they all are setup in extended display mode, so it is basically a 1 big screen. But recently I am having a problem with the ...
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Dual computer one monitor vga/dvi

I have a HP desktop and an Acer laptop. The laptop can do VGA or DVI and the desktop can only do VGA. The hp monitor has HDMI, VGA,and DVI support all on different ports on the back. I have the ...