Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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xrandr output refresh rates are all 0.0, how can I figure out my refresh rate?

I can tell by eye that my monitor is running at 1920x1080, but I want to confirm that it is running at 60hz. However, running xrandr gives the following output: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma ...
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DVI to VGA adapter only working in one output

I have a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series graphics card which has 2 DVI outputs. I tried to set it up with 2 monitors which both have vga connectors on the end and used 2 dvi to vga adapters like these. ...
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No video signal to monitor

My monitor will not display any signal from my PC all of the sudden. I have verified that it is not the monitor or the video card (the monitor works on another computer, and I have tried multiple ...
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AA doesn't work due to monitor?

I have a monitor (with TV tuner - Philips 221T1SB), native resolution of 1920x1080, but there is an Overscan in Catalyst. It says from left to right '10%' and '0%', if i set it (all the way to the ...
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Pixel Qi screen operation

I just installed Pixel Qi screen (PQ101WX01) on my Acer Aspire One D270, but I can only control dimming of the screen through OS. Dimming doesn't make it more readable in the sunlight, and going to ...
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How can other Windows computers of the same network display what I do on my computer and hear my voice?

I have a local network with several computer with Windows 7 installed. As a tutor, I want to show what I do on my computer to my students via their own Windows-7 computers (connected to the network of ...
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How to output to S-Video on Windows XP in single-monitor mode (clone display)?

I am using an IBM ThinkPad T30 running Windows XP. It is connected to a TV system via S-Video output. Windows is currently set up in multi-monitor mode with monitor 2 being output to S-Video. However,...
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Black Screen + white cursor: How to boot into recovery on Windows 8.1

every article I have read gives advice ASSUMING that you have successfully managed to get into safe mode by mashing F8 or shift F8 -- BUT this does not work on Windows 8.1. Even MS says it does not ...
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Do HDMI splitters always work? Or is it a GPU compatibility?

I want to buy the geforce gtx 750 ti GPU. I have an hdtv and I'm buying an hd monitor. But the gpu only has one hdmi port. I would just put my tv on dvi but it doesn't have a dvi port. Only hdmi and ...
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How large should a monitor be if you sit 9 feet away [duplicate]

We sit closer to monitors than TVs because we need to concentrate on small text and icons. That is why monitors cause more eye strain than TVs. I wonder if there is a comfortable monitor for 9 feet ...
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Beep code due to lose connection

There are various beep codes to indicate errors at start up. I need to know this one thing. Can such a beep code occur due to lose connection of external cables. For example one single long beep is ...
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Monitor Requires Power Cycle after Restart or Power Up

I have a display that does not receive a signal unless it is powered off, then on while the Windows 7 system connected to it is online. The monitor reports that it is in Standby during this exercise. ...
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Does intel WiDi (wireless display technology) locks the wireless adapter?

If I setup a intel widi system, will it uses/lock my wifi connection, so I cannot connect to a router for internet access?
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My monitor only has DVI ports, and my laptop only has VGA and HDMI ports

Is there any way I can connect my laptop that only has VGA and HDMI ports to a DVI-only monitor? Edit: The model is HP LP2065
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Display Driver stopped responding and recovered successfully- Blue Screen - HP Elite Book

I have HP ELiteBook , this problem has become a routine headache for me (after every 20, 25 minutes_ - While using, suddenly everything hangs and black out goes around and then a message pop at the ...
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Can an old graphics card support a new LCD monitor?

I'm trying to "revive" my old pc (bought around 1998) but I'm missing its original 15 inch CRT monitor. Instead I'm trying to connect it to my new 23 inch LCD using a VGA adaptor. Unfortunately it ...
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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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Need to remove second monitor

I did run the newest Sony vegas 13.0 and when loading, my screen resolution changed. And (fake) monitor has "pluged". Now it look like this: http://i.gyazo.com/abf78d9861634b63f6be400a9c98e743.png btw ...
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A virtual screen on Windows 7 that's always on?

Perhaps someone has encountered a similar situation and has a solution. Is there a way to have a virtual screen on a system (like a mirror driver that a VNC client might use, like DFMirage), but that ...
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Options not available anymore in my Samsung 932bw lcd

I think a friend messed up something in my monitor. I left him playing a game and when I came back, I noticed that the brightness was very high. I tried to change it but I couldn't, brightness, ...
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LCD monitor's resolution is higher than Laptop Screen resolution , how to get full screen display when Monitor attached to laptop?

My Dell U2410 LCD monitor's resolution is 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz (optimal resolution). And my Windows 7 Dell laptop's screen resolution is 1920 x 1080. When I attach my monitor to my laptop I don't ...
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How to find the maximum resolution supported by the graphics card?

I have an older laptop with a Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset as its graphics card. At the moment, it connected to an external display with a resolution of 1680x1050 (this is the native ...
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Why does the laptop monitor show a green flash?

I've noticed that when my laptop "recovers" from a hibernate, the screen flashes light-green for a split-second before the computer starts up. What is causing the momentarily flash? Is this normal ...
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Anti-glare filter for glossy laptop screen? [closed]

For some reason (technical? fashion?), just about every laptop today comes with a glossy screen, which makes them pretty much unusable when there's any light in the backgound. I have a 13.3" 16:9 ...
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change input on a MAG(LB2006AFW) monitor

I have 3 computers connected with a single MAG monitor model LB2006AFW. I want to switch between them with a button press and not through the menu. Does any one know how to do that? If not then how to ...
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Can I switch of screen of my windows 8.1 laptop while programs running in the background

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 64 bit OS. Can I switch off my laptop screen and run my (python) programs in the background? This will cause my laptop to save battery power. When any key is pressed, ...
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what display size and resolution for reading pdf in double page view?

I have currently a 17" in sxga. I use my computer to read a lot of pdf and djvu several hours a day, and I want them to be displayed in book view (double full page). Is a 24" in 1900x1200 enough to ...
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Sharing an X Display between multiple users?

If I have regular user one signed in to an X session through a display manager, is there anyway for regular user two to open a window of their own on the same display?
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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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Small Flickering spots on the screen

my dog just threw a fit in my room, and it looks like a little bit of water might have spilled on my computer. When I first tried to turn my computer The monitor wouldn't turn on, and then after a ...
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Fullscreen issue with widescreen monitor

I have a Samsung SA300 LED monitor and recently I am facing an issue. During startup, the Intel splash screen is not going fullscreen (it previously did) Also if I am using DOS prompt in Windows XP ...
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No Video Output

My friend called me telling me his computer we built a while back is not having video output. I remember when we first built it, it didn't have output either, but I forgot how we fixed it. Now, it's ...
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How to correct a screen wrapping around?

I got my hands on a Ubuntu System (which was displaying correctly) and I installed CentOS 6.3. The screen is wrapping around on itself. Any ideas? See for yourself
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Trying to find max resolution for AMD card

I am attempting to buy a large monitor for my younger brother for Christmas. I want to be sure his computer is able to support resolution beyond 1920x1080. He has an AMD A6-3650 APU with Radeon HD ...
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Acer GD245HQ not playing HDMI audio over AUDIO OUT jack [closed]

I have an Acer GD245HQ monitor and I want to transform it into a DTV. For now that I don't have an HDMI decoder at hand, I'm playing with my computer. The idea is simple: get audio and video from DTV ...
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What is this PCB component from an older CRT display?

I have an old CRT Display that used to dim out every morning and would require significant warmup before it reached normal brightness. A repair guy worked on it. He did some stuff and asked me to ...
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After 10-20 minutes of gaming, my screen has black stripes on it, and has moved a bit to the left

The problem began when I re-installed Windows 7 64-bit. The reason why I re-installed it, was because my computer was too slow on start-up, and had many viruses, so I wanted my computer to be clean. ...
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Laptop display flicks like a liquid inside when moving the lid

My newly bought dell 3537 laptop accidentally hit on the wall and Now in that corner the display flicks like water inside when I move the laptop lid upwards. Is this happens because of damage happened ...
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Can I turn off high-DPI scaling for all applications? [duplicate]

I'm on a Windows 8.1 laptop (Thinkpad T440s). For some programs to not appear blurred/scaled, I have to access the .exe properties, go to Compatibility and "Disable display scaling on high DPI ...
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Mac OSX: Terminal command to replicate activity monitor network data?

I've been googling around for a while now to try and find a terminal command which can output total kb/s IN and OUT for wifi (en0). The command cannot use sudo, so lsof is out. I've tried using ...
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Video Input Out of Range

I tried to change the screen resolution because it was hurting my eyes but now the computer has a video input problem that says "out of range" and dv1 selection. What I'm seeing:
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When I turn 1 monitor off it gets disabled

This problem has only just happened everything was working fine for about 6 months when I got the three monitors. Everything was set up correctly no problems at all but now I do. All three monitors ...
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My Linux desktop sees my HDMI-connected monitor, but my monitor says “No signal”

I have a Gigabyte H55M-UD2H motherboard and an Acer S271HL monitor. When I connect the monitor to the motherboard via VGA, signal works perfectly. When I connect the monitor via HDMI, the system "...
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How Colors are filled in a bit i.e either 1 or 0? [closed]

This question is just out of curiosity and I tried searching for it. But most of the site speak about binary representation and 256 combinations in 8-bit.. This I already know.. I do know that RGB has ...
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Whats the name of the device on a laptop that turns the monitor on and off when the lid is opened or closed?

What's the name of the hardware device on a laptop that turns the monitor on and off when the lid is opened or closed? My dv9000 laptop screen won't come on due to this 'switch' and I want to replace ...
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No signal to monitor after uninstallation of display driver

I was on the Sony website trying to get the latest display driver for my Sony VAIO laptop. Their instructions told me to uninstall my display driver through add/remove programs in the control panel ...
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HDMI and a cracked screen

So recently my laptop screen was broken pretty badly, and the entire screen is covered in white and black spots and lines, so it's impossible for me to see anything. So for the past few days, I've ...
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Getting 2560x1600 out of an ATI Radeon HD 4670 on Windows 7

Greetings, I've got a Dell Studio XPS 1640 laptop (with an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card) running Windows 7, and just bought a Dell 3007HPC 30-inch monitor for it. I'm trying to figure out how to ...
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XP fresh install no display driver

I just did a fresh install of XP and have done all of my updates. I cannot get the driver to install. I have tried the disk. It just has a setup page that opens in a browser. There is now driver ...
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Share screen among many tablets [closed]

I know a musician in the area who is looking to purchase a bunch of Android tablets. His purpose is to have 3 or 5 of these running on the same network. He would pull up the sheet music for his band ...