Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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How can I get 132 column display in DOS 6.22?

I'm using pure DOS 6.22 within Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and everything works perfectly, except I can't change my display mode from 80 columns to 132. I tried MODE CON: COLS=132 and DOS complained ...
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KVM switch changes resolution

I have 3 computers hooked up to a 4-port KVM switch and I am having a problem with the resolution on one of my computers. Whenever I switch to another computer and come back, the resolution goes from ...
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No display on computer during boot up

Today, when arrived at home and started my Windows XP computer, I found the screen was black during start up. It said no computer input. (I am posting this question with my mobile.) Please help! The ...
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Will my Nvidia 7900GS support 2560x1440 in 2D?

I'm buying a new monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440. Will my existing graphics card, an Nvidia 7900GS, support this resolution for 2D work?
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Force native monitor resolution

I have a viewsonic lcd monitor with a native resoluion of 1920 x 1080. All of a sudden the windows screen display seetings have changed and I need to set it to 1140 x 900 to get the desktop etc on ...
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After turning my monitor off and on, it will display only a white screen

About a month after installing a new graphics card, I started encountering a rather frustrating problem. Namely, if I turn my monitor off for any significant length of time, then turn it back on, it ...
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How do I adjust my screen resolution on my HP mini?

Firefox displays resolution unsupported when I attempt to view a mail. How do I adjust my screen resolution?
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Terminal, vim and ssh color problem

I'm using vim for my editor. I've problems about the colors of vim. The same colorscheme of vim gives different outputs in terminal, ssh session and screen. I learnt they've different colors(16, 88 or ...
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Why is process monitor taking up 2+ gb of physical memory?

I am trying to hunt down a rogue process that is locking a file in a specific directory which is preventing a log being appended to. This locking happens about one to three times a week, so needless ...
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My Philips Meridian 191EL2 LED monitor's brightness resets to 90 on power up

It is the inbuilt monitor menu. It just doesn't save what I set. How can I control the brightness from OS. I am on windows 7. nvidia xfx 9500gt graphics card installed. Thanks for help.
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How can I disable Ctrl+Shift+Arrow from causing my screen to flip?

Windows 7 Home Premium, Catalyst Control Center. Without any apparent reason, after booting my PC, I got this little balloon "HD 4600 Drivers updated". I did not install any new cards or drivers or ...
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Monitor does not turn on until reset

I have a system with an ATI 4870 hooked up to a Samsung P2350 using DVI. My motherboard is a GA-EP45 DS4P with the latest BIOS. The situation is: I turn on my PC (with the power switch) I get a ...
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Can I make Windows XP remember my monitor when I start up with the monitor off/disconnected?

I often start my computer with the monitor disconnected (really, set to display another PC via a KVM switch), and Windows always defaults to low-res display when this happens. Is there any way to ...
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Why do my black lines have white borders?

I have an Asus VB191T connected to notebook via DVI connector as secondary monitor. I am observing some problems on that monitor. Photo of a properly functioning screen: Photo of my Asus VB191T ...
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Why does a monitor require adjustments (almost) every time it is turned on?

Why is it that pretty much every time a CRT monitor is turned on, it requires adjustments? Sometimes it’s only minor (eg move it a few pixels’ worth), and sometimes it is more (eg needs resizing by a ...
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“No more PTYs” when trying to start screen

When I try to start 'screen' or 'byobu', I get the following error message: $ screen No more PTYs. Sorry, could not find a PTY. [screen is terminating] I seem to have enough though: $ ls /dev/pts ...
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Monitor or the Graphic card, something is faulty

I have this weird problem. I got a brand new Samsung 22"monitor and hooked it up to my PC. It worked great. After a few days I turned on the PC and the monitor wouldn't turn on. The LED keeps ...
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Where can I find VGA-to-USB adapters?

I'm a laptop user and don't want to buy a monitor anytime soon. I also have a an old stationary computer that I'd like to have a closer look at, and imagine that I could use the laptop screen and some ...
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Force display driver to crash and recover on Windows Vista

Windows Vista's display driver system allows drivers to crash and recover without blue-screening. Is there any way to manually force this process? I'd like to restart my display driver without ...
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How Do I Auto Adjust the Screen Calibration on an ASUS monitor?

I'm trying to help a remote user who has an Asus VH196T-P monitor. Part of her screen is cutoff even though the resolution is set properly. Typically this is an extremely simple problem to solve as ...
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Use xrandr to set the absolute position of the screen?

I am running XFCE on Fedora 15. I use xrandr to set the secondary display (HDMI-0) to be to the right of the primary (DVI-0), however it is always at the top-right. Is it possible to set the absolute ...
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No picture with Sony pcg 252L

I just got this computer from a friend and I get nothing but a black screen. Do I need a specific keyboard? Is there a secret to getting the monitor to come on?
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Apple 27 inch Cinema Display has blue tint when connected to NVIDIA/Intel, “normal” when connected to ATI

My 27 inch Apple Cinema Display has a blue tint to it when connected to my laptop, which uses Optimus (NVIDIA + Intel). I believe the Intel actually handles the output signal in all cases, and the ...
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Screen flicker since new RAM installation

My work PC was upgraded by the tech guys (RAM only) and ever since my screen has been flickering but they do not know why this has happened and have yet to fix it. Does anyone have any ideas as to the ...
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How to choose LCD screen in notebook that can't be seen from “sideways”?

What is the attribute from which I can know that my monitor can't be seen from "sideways"? E.g. a man is standing on my left, but he couldn't really see my monitor, because it has low "angle" - only ...
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lenovo screen suddenly messed up

I have a new lenovo thinkpad E420. Was working fine all day yesterday after i did a fresh install of windows 7 x64 on it and installed all the lenovo drivers from their official support website. ...
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Dell NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440 16/32 bit color results in black screen

I have a Dell desktop PC, and whenever I choose anything other than an 8-bit 640x480 display, the monitor goes off. What could be causing this? The monitor has been used previously on this PC before, ...
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How can I resolve a “dim screen” issue on both on board and nvidia graphics?

My new laptop has Intel HD integrated video and an Nvidia card. Both drivers are enabled according to the device manager. Should I disable the integrated video or leave both running? I'm having the ...
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PC won't display anything on the monitor [closed]

I have a problem with my PC. When I press the button to turn it on, it's working but it won't show anything on the monitor! I think there might a problem with the graphic card or something. What are ...
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Why do widescreen monitors cost more than standard (4:3) monitors? [closed]

...when standard monitors have more pixels and display area (for the same diagonal size)? This has been so in the last few years and this is so now.
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Two monitors display

I have two monitors for my desktop. I want to see one Internet Explorer window on one monitor and another window on the other monitor. Is there such a feature in Windows 7?
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problem trying to configure xorg in debian arm system

I'm trying to get the display working with xorg an a LOGIC PD TI AM35X SOM-M2 system running debian through a NFS boot setup. The LCD touchscreen display that I have hooked up comes up as /deb/fb0. ...
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Can I make Windows 7 and the Nvidia Control Panel “forget” external display resolutions?

I'm currently having a problem with my system where the full 2560x1440 resolution of my Dell U2711 monitor isn't well supported by my ASUS G73S laptop (it has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX440M CUDA with 1.5GB ...
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Linux — Display has red tint

My monitor seems to have a slightly reddish tint when using the DVI input (it's a LCD, not a CRT). On the VGA input I can adjust the colors, but not on DVI. On OSX/Windows what I would do is create a ...
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Asus laptop LCD screen broken (freezing, flickering, moving)

This is a video of my Asus x51l. The main problem is just the freezing picture, and the lines on LCD! Is it better to take it to computer service, or is it easy to fix it at home? It is freezing all ...
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Rainbow display static/snow over HDMI->DVI

I recently got a Mac Mini at work. I have two of the same monitor connected to it: one over HDMI->DVI adapter and DVI cable, and one over MiniDisplayPort->VGA adapter and VGA cable Sometimes ...
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Should I turn my monitor off or leave it in stand-by?

I just received a nice monitor that I hope to keep in use for as long as I can. Should it be turned off every night? It does go into sleep mode when not in use. Are there any settings that I should ...
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Dual-monitors with one VGA port?

Would it be possible to use some sort of splitter to make Windows display to the other monitor as if I had two ports (both unique, not cloning from the primary.)?
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SATELLITE M40X-129 GR, display is not turning on. How do I troubleshoot this issue?

Greetings, I have a SATELLITE M40X-129 GR. The laptop was working. I decided that I want to remove the OEM windows and go for a linux distro. I got the dvd of a linux distro, restarted the laptop, ...
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Windows 7 screen gets blurred

My monitor shows part (or sometimes the whole screen) very blurry while sometimes it's shaking rapidly, and I am be able to fix it only by restarting the machine. Although I can't really reproduce ...
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Are we being scammed on our displays? [closed]

I just read this blog post by Jeff Blankerburg and I thought his point was valid. So I am taking the liberty to post his question here in the community of SuperUsers! So, I decided to do a ...
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Laptop backlight problem?

I have this laptop with a weird problem. The screen suddenly turned off while I was working,it didn't fix the problem by restarting it. I could still see a picture on the screen when the sun is ...
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Monitor is blank (no signal)

Custom built desktop computer. It was working fine (used as a server), but I needed to change the IP address, so for the heck of it, I went into the BIOS and: Loaded factory defaults Changed video ...
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Laptop screen broken; can't get external monitor working

I have a Gateway NV series laptop, and the screen is broken. I have an external monitor, but I don't know how to get it working. I'm trying the fn-f4 thing, but nothing happens during bootup or after ...
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Thinkpad T420s Flashes a Black Screen for 1s When AC Plugs In/Out

Just as the title says. A friend of mine is having this issue with his laptop. Is this normal? Can it be fixed such that there is no black screen flash?
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Connect old IBM Thinkpad monitor to Desktop PC?

i have an old (very?) IBM ThinkPad laptop. It worked a few days before, but i decided to take off all the components (harddisk, cd-rom, keyboard) as the laptop was not useful at all. But, it has a ...
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Icons bleeding/shadowing on the screen

I have a user who's icons are bleeding/shadowing on the screen: This is an LCD monitor. At the start of the day, it display okay, but gets worse through the day. The display appears fine through ...
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Monitor is cutting off on both sides in Windows 7 - was working fine with Vista

I have dual monitors, and after installing windows 7 64-bit on a new hard drive, my monitor gets cut off on both the sides. I tried adjusting it on the monitor itself, but did not work, and I also ...
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if my screen refresh rate is 60 hertz What exactly does that mean?

if my screen refresh rate is 60 hertz What exactly does that mean? Also, how do i increase/decrease this screen refresh rate?
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Screen Capture for chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Crop and Capture screen software/plugin for windows7 Can anyone recommend a good - not full of adverts - screen capture extension for chrome? By screen shot I mean full ...