Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

3
votes
2answers
715 views

horizontal lines on laptop display

This laptop is not even 1 month old. Why am I seeing horizontal lines on the display? Is it normal? I'm using it for more than 6 hours a day. The gray horizontal line shows up immediately after ...
0
votes
1answer
366 views

Notebook display not working properly

I have an old Acer TM4001 notebook. If the laptop is powered-off, with the lid closed, when I power it on, it generally works. Then, without touching anything, if I reboot the computer the internal ...
0
votes
2answers
863 views

Monitor “forgot” its native resolution overnight

I have: Hanns G HW173A monitor NVIDIA GTX 460 graphics card Windows XP SP3. It was working. Suddenly overnight I can no longer use my monitor's native resolution of 1440x900. It's not listed, and ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

How can I “focus” my GPU's render to the game's monitor?

I just purchased a new monitor and plugged it to my 9600 GT. I used to play Civ 5 at max settings fairly smoothly, but now that I have 2 monitors to render at once, it's quite laggy. How could I focus ...
2
votes
3answers
207 views

Is there a way to view network bandwidth consumption a la “top”?

Several people have talked about monitoring bandwidth on a per-device basis in a wireless setting; is there a way to monitor consumption on a per-process basis? Something like "top"? (and even ...
0
votes
1answer
310 views

Monitor don't display anything after I connect PC to LCD TV

I have a 19" samsung monitor and a LCD TV. Firstly, I connect my pc to LCD TV with vga cable. Then I unpluged cabble and connect it to my monitor. But now I can't see anything on the monitor. Do ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

Cannot increase my screen resolution

I am trying to install my new monitor but my Graphics Adapter (Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family) does not offer a resolution of 1920x1080 in the [Display Properties > Settings] ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to know which display number for the variable DISPLAY will be exported when using ssh?

When I ssh to a server using -X, I am always confused about which display number I should export. It seems to me sometimes the display number has been used by something, so what I can do is only go ...
0
votes
1answer
213 views

Virtually adjusting screen size and position

I'm working on a display piece which is an LCD monitor that is partially covered and needs to be running an application in full screen in the uncovered portion of the screen. I have tried xvidtune ...
1
vote
0answers
969 views

Windows Media Player - always show Current Time/Total Time

I'm using Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7. When I open a video file then it by default only shows the current position (time). If I click on it once then it changes to format Current Time / Total ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How to stop my mouse cursor from going out of the screen?

I have just bought a new PC. It uses a SyncMaster E2020 20 inch monitor. The weird thing is my cursor can disappear(go out of the screen) if I move it over the right or/and bottom edge. Is is very ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Linux: Automatically switch to external monitor (VGA)

I've got an eeePC with a really tiny monitor, so whenever I go (home, faculty, parent's home, friend's home, ...) I attach it to any external monitor I can find. If it matters my system is like this: ...
1
vote
1answer
513 views

dell server display on laptop screen

I have a dell server and I am trying to configure it for the first time. It is running windows server 2003. I do not have a monitor screen. Can I use laptop screen to display dell server and set it ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How to stop Vista from auto changing video resolution?

I have new Acer Aspire Revo R3600 computer with Vista pre-installed. The computer has NVidia video adapter. While connecting 17" LCD monitor (LG L1742S) via VGA cable it works fine, and I can change ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

Is there anyway to (easily) convert a regular LCD monitor into a touchscreen monitor?

I've seen some kind of overlay thing you can get for CRT monitors to make them touchscreen(I saw this at a movie theater) and I was completely amazed. Well, I want to do this to my LCD monitor. Where ...
0
votes
1answer
467 views

Determine $DISPLAY socket name on OS X 10.6?

I'm looking to do something that's a little odd. I'm SSH'ing from a server to a Snow Leopard client to start an X11 data display process. In other words, SSH's X11 forwarding isn't what I want. I can ...
2
votes
1answer
404 views

Mac shortcut to place window in secondary screen?

Does anyone know if there is a keyboard shortcut to move a window to a secondary screen under OSX?
0
votes
2answers
579 views

MacBook Pro (2007 - ATI-Card) Screen goes half black then shuts down the entire computer

when I'm starting my MBP I get about 10-60 seconds of the booting process before the screen goes half black (Its like applying a black to transparent gradient from the left side of the screen to the ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

Can my PC cope with this screen?

I hope this isn't an abuse of everyone's helpfulness but can anyone work out if my 5-year-old Sony Vaio can cope with this new monitor I want to buy (to use as a second monitor). My laptop is a ...
1
vote
0answers
134 views

How can I get the screen back on ubuntu after it wakes up from sleep?

When I wake up my ubuntu from sleep, the screen has black and white lines. I am on a presario x1000 laptop
1
vote
0answers
470 views

Video card and monitor don't work with each other, fine with other cards/monitors

I'm having some problems with my ASUS Radeon HD 5770 video card and Samsung Syncmaster P2370 monitor: I found if I directly connect my monitor to the DVI port on the card, there is no display. I ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

Is it safe to hot-plug a DVI cable?

Is it safe to unplug a monitor connected via a DVI cable to a computer that's powered on?
2
votes
2answers
99 views

Monitor troubles

Let me start with telling you my machine. Win 7 pro. dual monitor extended displays. main is 1680x1050 and secondary is 1280x1024. Both monitores are LCD. Both monitors are over 2-3 years old. Here ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Monitor not allowing me to select the correct display resolution

I have an Acer X193W monitor and the display settings in Windows 7 are not displaying the correct resolution so that I can use i. My monitor supports 1440 x 900, but it is currently using a 1280 ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Ubuntu: No screens found - What's wrong with this xorg?

due to problems with flickering und rough edges on windows, even without nvidia drivers, I try to rebuild the whole xorg by hand. I ran X -configure and got a standard xorg.conf I have to edit. I set ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Adjusting monitor brightness when the menu button is broken

I've got this LCD Monitor @ home that works but the "menu" button doesn't seem to be working. I need to be able to adjust the brightness, but how can I do that if I can't even get into the monitor's ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

Windows XP - Setting External Monitor as Primary

I'm having problems using two monitors. I can't set my external monitor as the primary, and extended my desktop to the one on the laptop. I does work if I DON'T extended my desktop to the laptops ...
1
vote
2answers
565 views

Can I simultaneously connect both a MacBook Pro and a Mac mini to the same Cinema Display 27?

I am about to buy a Led Cinema Display 27, but I wonder if I can connect both the Mac mini and my MacBook Pro without the need of unplugging the Mac mini all the time. From what I see there is just ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Can I replace a laptop screen with one of a different resolution?

I have a laptop with a busted screen, so I am going to install a replacement. Does the replacement screen have to be the same resolution as the original?
15
votes
15answers
29k views

Is there a quick/automatic way to change monitor brightness at night on Windows 7 or Linux?

I'm a fairly nocturnal creature by nature, but life requires me to spend more time during the bright hours of day. I also have a visual impairment which makes it that my eyes take a very long time to ...
0
votes
1answer
403 views

iiyama ProLite B2712HDS with ATI Sapphire HD 4850x2

I've just bought a iiyama ProLite B2712HDS 27" monitor and upon hooking this up to my ATI 4850x2 over HDMI I cannot get the screen resolution to setup correctly! If I use ATI's CCC, I can set it to ...
9
votes
7answers
1k views

Black screen after logging in to Windows Vista

I have the following: OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit (with SP2) Videocard: nVidia GeForce 8400M GS I was having some other issues with my videocard, so I went to nVidia's website and ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Compiz 0.9 issue: Couldn't open display

I decided that I would like Compiz 0.9 on my computer, which runs Ubuntu 10.10. I followed the instructions on this Compiz wiki page; some lines I changed. I now have compiled and installed Compiz ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Energy efficient CRT, LCD, LED?

Not intended for subjective or argumentative replies but i wanted to know in order to save some electricity bills which monitor is going to be best bet. LED monitors are currently not available in ...
2
votes
1answer
558 views

Linux Driver needed to use Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital signal splitter

I have 3 monitors and am trying to get the Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital signal splitter with my Linux workstation. When I connect them all I get are blinking green lights on the monitors which I ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

How to correct stretched image on ext. widescreen monitor?

I have my 13" laptop connected via VGA to a 23" ext. monitor but I noticed that images are slightly squashed/stretched out horizontally. (i.e. circles slightly look like ovals [X > Y]) My laptop ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

Wrong choice of Computer/Project when doing Windows-P

Win-P brings up the "choose display" dialog, allowing you to choose which monitors your computer will use. For some reason, the main screen was chosen as "project" (or 2), and my larger screen, which ...
1
vote
3answers
635 views

Screen Flicker on a black MacBook

I have a MacBook Black. For about the last six months I have had a strange screen flicker when I: start my machine and plug in the power cord of my machine This morning when I woke up my ...
0
votes
1answer
151 views

How do I test the display of my laptop ACER 5740

I mean I believe that drivers are not installed properly for some reason though it shows as proper . The problem is that when I watch movies like IMAX I find that DELL Laptops display much better . ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

DISPLAY set incorrectly

I find when I log in that the DISPLAY variable is set incorrectly as: /tmp/launch-qGGKPH/org.macports:0 (or similarly named temp file) This may be related to the way I installed and then uninstall ...
1
vote
1answer
130 views

can the hdtv be used as a monitor for the Dell Latitude 6410

can a hdtv be used as a monitor for the Dell Latitude 6410
0
votes
1answer
392 views

PDF reader that functions within asymmetrical dual monitor configuration

My laptop is 40% of my typical reading surface -- with the other 60% being a larger, desk-bound monitor. Adobe Reader fails to use the entire size of the larger monitor -- cropping the PDF to about ...
2
votes
1answer
275 views

Installing Ubuntu on a machine with no screen

I currently have Windows XP on a laptop, but the screen has died so I use a monitor connected to it to use the laptop. I want to replace the install of Windows XP with the latest Ubuntu but when I ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Two desktop sessions on iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a Mac be used by multiple users at same time? Hi, I have an iMac with 2nd monitor attached. Can I start yet another desktop session on the 2nd monitor for another ...
0
votes
0answers
894 views

Driver for MAG monitor

Any idea where I can find a Windows 7 driver for a MAG LCD (LB2006AFW)? I can't find this model anywhere - even on the company website...
2
votes
2answers
727 views

monitor not bright enough

I have an acer 19in desktop LCD. I have the brightness all the way up to 100 and contrast at 80. If I increase the contrast it'll look strange and washed out. But comparing websites to my ipad and ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

The brightness keeps on increasing and decreasing - is there something wrong with my laptop screen?

My laptop screen brightness just keeps on increasing and decreasing in a loop. Is there some setting that I have messed up? I am sure the machine should be okay, because it is pretty new still. I am ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

How to turn on the screen on a Mac iBook G3

I have an iBook G3 that was bought for cheap. When I press a button on the bottom of the laptop, a light turns on in the front. After several minutes, the light flashes like the laptop is in sleep ...
2
votes
5answers
4k views

Can I turn down the screen brightness on my MacBook Pro any further?

I sometimes use my MacBook Pro with all the lights off in the room. I turn the screen brightness down to its lowest setting (and turn off the automatic brightness adjustment), but it’s still a bit too ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Laptop Display Goes Blank

I have had a Dell Latitude E6500 laptop for about a year now and my display now goes blank after no longer than a couple of minutes. Sometimes it will even be during the bios post, the screen is ...