Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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Is the X Server refresh rate same as the monitor refresh rate?

Is the refresh rate that we set using monitor properties ( in say ubuntu) the actual number of times X will refresh the screen in 1 second ? Or is it just some configuration of the hardware and has ...
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quad monitors and DWM resource errors

For a couple years now I've been wrestling with a multi monitor setup, to clear the Desktop Windows Manager resource errors. Currently I'm running 3x1900x1200 and 1x1900x1080 driven by 2xHD5770, on a ...
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Screen resolution messed up after update from windows update on windows 7

Hello i installed some updates for windows 7 from windows update yesterday and it completely messed up my screen resolution for some reason. I have always had 1920x1080 working fine without problems, ...
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network traffic download and upload links and paths

I want to get details of my pc's network traffic in details.. i.e. the urls of the uploads and the downloads.. all the network traffic monitors that I tried show the receiving and sending bytes and ...
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3 display setup with HD6950

I'm considering buying a HD6950 so I can run 3 screens. Can I connect a monitor to each of the DVI ports and the third to the HDMI port? If not, will I have to get an active adapter and use a ...
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Why does my monitor show faded black lines moving everywhere?

Issue Example: Specifications: Monitor: eMachines E15T4 So my issue is like the image I posted above – I have faded blackish lines moving all over the screen (kind of a fuzziness). It will ...
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Defective primary display.

I have a SONY Vaio with a screen that's broken as I only see white or black dots on the display. I would like to have it start automatically to the external monitor but my previous computer settings ...
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Installing Windows in a laptop with a dysfunctional display

My laptop's display does not work. I am currently using an external LCD screen. So when I power up my laptop I can't see anything. Only after the windows logon screen is displayed, the screen shows up ...
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Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)

Upon powering my netbook on, its screen turns into a garbled display (has black/white patterns, horizontal line patterns, screen freezes and/or wrong display position). This distortion happens even at ...
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How to run kubuntu 12 without monitor

I'm trying to setup home build server. I'm not experienced in linux thus I want to have remote access to GUI desktop. I installed kubuntu 12.04 (because I'm most familiar with it) and setup x11vnc. ...
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Laptop monitor being very dark, no backlight?

I'm asking for a diagnose of what is probably the problem. Here goes ... laptop monitor (hp 6715s) went dark. I'm using also an external monitor with the laptop, and since it kept its picture, I'm ...
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How to display Unicode character in Emacs?

Unicode character "CIRCLED DIGIT SIX" displays like in my Emacs. How to let it show correctly? I'm using GNU Emacs 23.4.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin10.8.0, NS apple-appkit-1038.36) of 2012-02-27 on ...
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Will replacing an on-board display card with a standalone display card generate less heat?

When I run some gaming applications, my computer which uses an on-board display card becomes very hot very quickly. Do you think replacing an on-board display card with a standalone one will generate ...
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Macbook Air's display won't turn off when lid is closed with external display

This highly annoying problem started recently on my MBA: when I connect it to my external display and close the lid, the screen doesn't turn off. The same occurs if I wake it up from sleep into this ...
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Dual 17“ vs dual 24” - monitor choice [closed]

I'm in the process of purchasing new monitors since my current ones are getting old. I'd choosing between two 17" monitors or two 24" monitors. They're going to be used for programming, designing and ...
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Dual DVI w/ PR03X docked to E6320?

Is there a cable (or splitter of some kind) I can use to drive two independent displays using the DVI port on the PR03X Dell docking station that's docked to a Dell E6320?
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Laptop with a hit, the screen shows black as red and have red vertical lines [closed]

yesterday my laptop hit the ground on one side and since then the screen has vertical red lines and shows the black as red. Is the physical screen broken? I expected to see some local damage on it ...
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Do high DPI displays make pixel interpolation better? [closed]

Would having a retina computer display (or another high DPI display) allow lower non-native resolutions to appear better than typical non-native resolutions would on a non-retina LCD display? Or does ...
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No display but video card fans spins

Since I moved my computer there's no display when I plug my screen in the video card but works fine in the mother board. I tried reseting the cmos, but I still have the same problem. The fans are ...
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Full Screen Games Don't Get Mirrored to Secondary Display (HDTV)

before posting this question I just want you to know that I did a lot of googling and came up empty. Info: I'm on OS: Windows 7, GPU: ADM Radeon 5850 (using AMD Control Center, latest drivers ...
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What´s the reason for a monitor/TV (lcd) to turn off the view

My current Monitor/TV (Flatron M2794DP by LG) suddenly started to turn off the image after 2-3 sec. You can view everything from every possible source until it turns black. This happens on all ...
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Word 2000 Displays HTML without any formatting or hyperlinks

I have Microsoft Word 2000 and when I paste HTML code into a word document I loose all the hyperlinks and formatting and get a weird character at the end of each line. How can I make Word 2000 ...
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Why am I seeing red dots on my LCD screen?

My laptop is about 2.5 years old. Now I am starting to see red dots on certain shades of colour (mainly dark colours, blues and blacks), and it is not limited to certain pixels, because when you move ...
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Can you make Windows treat an external display exactly like an internal one?

I have Windows 7 Home 64-bit and a monitor attached to my desktop over DVI. Is there any way to make the system think that there is no external display attached or to make it think that the display ...
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My monitor made a noise and is now dimmer - can I repair this myself?

I have a Samsung SyncMaster T190 LCD monitor which I've had for about 5 years. It hissed slightly then went dim (readable but the top half of the screen is less bright). I'm pretty sure that after 5 ...
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Is there Windows utility to find out which process is sending UDP packets?

The problem is: Using Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4, I can know which process created a TCP connection, but Microsoft Network Monitor cannot report which process sends UDP packets. I'm a network ...
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Using an old graphics card on a new mother board

I will be getting my ASUS P8Z77-V Z77 MB ATX 2400 (O.C) SLI Crossfire motherboard today that will be running the Intel Core i7-2600K. I have an old EVGA GeForce 8800GT and was curious if I could use ...
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Connecting Two External Monitors to One Laptop

I have a HP EliteBook 2540p and I am trying to connect two external monitors to it, but I'm having difficulties. I have a VGA splitter to connect the two monitors. The external monitors have cloned ...
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Windows XP only loads in VGA mode, and crashes when raising resolution

My kid's computer (Windows XP, SP3) started to (what appears to be) crash on boot. It will only boot in Safe or VGA mode, and if I try to raise the resolution from 640x480 it just reboots itself, and ...
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want to make text size 15% bigger in Win 7

The text in my 17 inche secreen is small so I changed it to 125% (medium) but I also did not like that because it is now a bit big in the size. How can I make it something like 115%? because there are ...
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Monitor keeps entering power saving mode

I've been using additional monitor with my laptop for a few weeks (extended setup), and today it started entering a power saving mode with no apparent reason. Laptop's monitor keeps working fine, ...
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Transporting a desktop computer and LCD monitor

I've got a friend who's relocating to another country for work, and he's asked me to help pack his computers. In addition to a bunch of laptops (and their accessories), he's got a single desktop PC ...
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Remote access not working without connected monitor

I am trying to configure a Windows Server 2008 as a Home Server for my personal use (mainly for storing documents, hosting source-control, etc.). The "server" consists of an Intel Atom 2700DC board ...
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Can I change the screen resolution?

I got a laptop with 17 inche screen. However, it is not that comfort as the text appears small. The recommended resolution is 1600x900 but I want to change it to something smaller. My question is: if ...
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How to change the number of columns on a putty window to more than the screen width?

I am on windows and often have to ssh to linux machines. Though as much as I would love to have an alternate ssh client, none really comes part to Putty. One thing or the other always breaks, even in ...
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How to get rid of disturbance on LCD monitor?

I have an Acer G195HQL LCD monitor and recently I've been noticing a lot of disturbance on the screen. They appear to be like flickering horizontal white lines. These lines are more apparent on dark ...
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Force screen resolution to its maximum in Windows

I have a Samsung SyncMaster SA100 monitor which I got after my good old CRT failed. The CRT had a maximum supported resolution of 1024x768 and the Samsung has 1366x768. However, when I connect the ...
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Display colorimeter support in Win-7 guest on Virtualbox

I'm currently running a dual-boot Linux Mint / Windows XP Pro setup. I plan to migrate to a Linux only PC that runs Windows 7 64bit as VM in Virtualbox. I use the Win-7 VM to run Photoshop and other ...
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Color management: How to calibrate my monitor?

Note: I pretty much don't have any knowledge of this topic whatsoever. I don't have any calibration tools, nor do I have any calibrated tools. Is there a (free) way for me to figure out if my ...
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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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Dell p4 system not showing any display [closed]

My Dell P4 Desktop system is not showing display and it smells like some things is burning. It has some small lights at right side of system that shows 1 2 3 4 and an oval shaped drum icon. They on ...
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Computer Freezes Up With Vertial Lines Across Screen and Audio Spazz

Here is a (terrible) photo (angled looking down) of the stripes: Notice the purplish vertical stripes that appear evenly about 1/10 of the time. My computer is randomly freezing up and showing lines ...
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How to connect two monitors to a macbook pro?

I have a 13" macbook pro, and I need much more space right now, so I decided to buy two smaller monitors. (these from LG). But I don't really know how will I connect them. I've seen some products ...
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Changing screen resolution with with Windows 7

I'm using a Dell Inspiron desktop computer hooked up to an old Venturer monitor. When I go to change the screen resolution under Personalization, Windows won't allow me to make any change from 1024 x ...
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Can't maximize window fully?

I'm in stock Windows 7, and something has happened such that I can't maximize windows fully. The Maximize operation functions, but behaves as though the top X pixels of my display aren't relevant. I ...
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What is this monitor connection?

We have an older Dell Dimension GX280, and it has a VGA output, as well as an additional video out (dedicated PCI graphics card), that looks like this: When we boot the PC, it asks to have the ...
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How can I copy the output from a remote command into the local clipboard?

I use iTerm2 as my terminal client in Mac OS X. On the local system I can use pbcopy and pbpaste to transfer data between the system clipboard and the terminal, but of course this doesn't work when ...
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How to make a VGA monitor display a white screen at all time?

I am hacking around with an old (CRT) VGA monitor. What I want is to make the monitor display a blank white screen at all time, when the power is connected of course. I do not care if I cannot use my ...
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How is monitor resolution measured for “HD” monitors?

By HD I mean my mid-2011 17" macbook pro screen, the Dell Ultrasharp 30", or the 27" apple cinema display. All of these have a really high resolution, and I'm wondering what this is called. DPI? I'm ...
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Are there any anti-reflective / anti-glare films or sheets? [closed]

It’s really hard to watch videos during the day because light-colored clothing, walls, and such reflect in the (CRT, desktop) monitor. I’m well aware of screens and such, but is there some sort of ...