Ubuntu :: 10.04 - Screen Is Bigger Than Monitor

Oct 11, 2010

I just install the desktop 10.04 version. I have a viewsonic 27" monitor.What I get is the screen size is bigger than the actual monitor.I can't find a way to fix this. In other words, when max-size a window, I can't see the edges. It goes beyond the monitor size. My monitor don't have any way to fix the vertical or horizontal size.

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Ubuntu :: Maverick (10.10) Dual Monitor- Desktop Bigger Than Screen?

Jan 20, 2011

Im running a wee Aspire One, 1024*600 with an external monitor 1024*768 (maverick desktop edition- 10.10) I have them set up independently, the external is to the right, and above my aspire. I have set this up in the monitors options. But it seems the desktop environment (although not the backgrounds) extend off to the right of my aspire (under the external) and to the left of my external- (above my aspire).

I know that it may be nit-picking, but it is a right pain when I 'loose' stuff on this phantom desktop space. For example- when i move my cursor into one of these spaces- and have to wiggle it about till it pops onto one of the screens. Also- i'd like my screensaver to pop up on both screens, and span them both- not just be repeated on both...

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Mar 18, 2011

Ubuntu 10.04-32 bits I just installed it, and desktop is bigger then the monitor, so I can't get to the menu to change the resolution. I don't know what desktop it's running.

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General :: Screen Of Ubuntu Appears Bigger Than Screen Dimension?

Jan 19, 2011

when insert ubuntu 10.04 cd to laptop [xp] this run ok [run from cd], but when in desktop vista the screen of ubuntu appears bigger than screen dimension so menu does not seem, what is the solution?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Desktop Bigger Than The Screen

May 11, 2010

I'm setting up Lucid for a friend and I've come across a strange problem - the desktop is bigger than the screen. The laptop is a Fujitsu Amilo Pro V2035 with a VIA S3G Unichrome graphics adapter. The desktop resoltion is 1600 ish - but the actual screen size is 1280x800. I've tried changing this in the Display settings but this results in an unreadable screen (refresh settings at a guess).

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Ubuntu :: Gnome Desktop Bigger Than Screen?

Oct 21, 2010

I just installed ubuntu 10.10 for the first time. Gnome desktop is bigger than my screen. when i see The top panel, the bottom panel is out of screen. How I can fix it ?. i did try to adjust the screen resolution but din't work

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Ubuntu :: Change To Bigger Than Current Screen Mode?

Jul 24, 2011

I would to change to bigger than current screen mode. On my laptop display is current for 1366 x 768.I will to add new size of next bigger resolution.. i need space of desktop. I want to add : But it has problem it can not work.

I tell about size new resolution:
1366 * 1.5 = 2048 == 2048
768 * 1.5 = 1045 >= 1044
Depth: 32
Reflective: 60, 75 hz


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Feb 23, 2010

I'm playing with dual monitors. I have an NVIDIA GT220 set up so that my monitor and my TV are running as extended desktops. Everything is working well enough, but there is one annoying bit I've noticed:

If I'm watching ..... on monitor 1 in fullscreen and working on monitor 2, clicking anything in monitor 2 kills full-screen in monitor 1. Is this something that can be fixed somehow or is it a hardwired "feature"?

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Fedora :: External Monitor Won't Work - Both Monitor And Laptop Screen Black

Aug 7, 2011

I am having problems getting my external monitor to work. When I plug in the monitor, both the laptop screen and the external monitor go black. When I unplug the monitor, the laptop screen works again.
When I startup with the external monitor plugged in, neither screen works or teh computer hangs or something.

I have had the external monitor going on a couple of occasions. I did manage to configure my monitors through System Settings > Display. I turned off the laptop monitor as I just want to use the external. But after rebooting, things didn't work.

I have a Thinkpad E420, Fedora 15

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General :: Screen Rate - Refresh Mode Of The Monitor In The Monitor Options Have Only One Option 60Hz

Mar 20, 2010

I am having problems with the refresh rate if the screen. In the refresh mode of the monitor in the monitor options have only one option 60Hz. I have LG 24 + ATI Radon 3870, and have already installed the ATI driver via Ubuntu download center.

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Ubuntu :: Crashing - No Reason Monitor Will Go Black Then On The Screen It Will Be At A Terminal Screen

Nov 30, 2010

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running kernel .26 installed on my Dell Dimension 2350 with 512mb of memory. The problem I have been having is, When I am using the computer mostly Internet stuff for no reason the monitor will go black then on the screen it will be at a terminal screen, kind of like when you start up the computer, I don't remember what is all on it but the last thing in the list was: checking battery state: OK after that the screen will flash in multiple colors and then it goes into a loop of just black screen than a colorful flash and back over to a black screen. the only way I can fix that is by holding down the power button. this will happen mostly on face-book on the games and just on the profile page, but it does happen just checking my gmail or play solitaire it does this around 4-8 times a day.

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OpenSUSE :: Dual Monitor - Nvidia Driver With X Screen - Shows A Black Screen

Feb 5, 2011

I have openSUSE 11.3 with an nvidia card connected with two monitors. In the past I used xinerama which was ok, but now I need to have two separate desktops, one on each screen. I set the nvidia driver with x screen, and now one screen works perfect and the other only shows a black screen. When I move the mouse over the black screen, the mouse pointer turns into an X, but moves correctly, which seems to me that the problem is that I need to set the second desktop to that screen. I looked on forums on how to do so, and no luck.

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Ubuntu :: Screen Is Blank / Add A Monitor?

Feb 23, 2010

I'm a newbie so apologies if there is a trivial answer to this.

I (maybe somewhat rashly) tried to connect my tv to my laptop (Dell Latitude D400) running Ubuntu 9.10.

I plugged in the cable, went to the System>Display menu, where it had detected the model and make of tv (Samsung 19" LCD) (I think the resolution was 1650 x 1050 or similar). I clicked the box to activate the second monitor with the "Virtual resolution" adjusted. It told me to log out then log back in.

I accordingly logged out but then couldn't log back in. It had evidently changed the resolution not only on the 2nd monitor but also on the laptop monitor. A box was visible on screen but completely illegible/unclear since the laptop monitor couldn't display that resolution.

After a few restarts and button pushes it is now restarting at a terminal (I enter my username/password at a command prompt on an otherwise blank screen rather than the graphical interface loading up).

Question: are there any commands that could change the resolution back to its original settings then restart the Ubuntu graphic interface? Some thing similar to the "load with last known good configuration settings" option in Windows maybe.

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Ubuntu :: 9.04 - Running Second Monitor In Own X Screen

May 8, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 (almost ready to upgrade to 10.04) with a geforce 8800 and as of a few days ago an additional monitor (of a different rez, natch). What I'm trying to do is run the second monitor in it's own X screen. It seems to function; I can run the mouse seamlessly off one screen to another and I can move files from one screen to another and back. The problem is that all I can see on the second monitor is the mouse cursor.

It appears that compiz is running cube fine, as far as watching the cursor disappear momentarily as I roll desktops. It flashes active several times while getting the desktop together on boot (this is particularly mean-spirited IMHO) then goes black. I can even see files I've dropped there when it's flashing me. It's there, I swear it, and X server is running screen 0 flawlessly. How can I turn the light on in X server screen 1?

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Ubuntu :: 10.10 - Screen Off Center From Monitor

Jan 24, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on an older Biostar IDEQ 200N SFF computer for my son. I am by no means a linux expert and I am having a problem I can't seem to resolve on my own. I am using a CRT monitor, and the image on the screen is not aligned properly with the monitor. Everything seems shifted down about a quarter of an inch or less. Even the usual click areas are no right. What I mean that is order to click on a link or icon, you actually have to click slightly above it. I know the CRT monitor has screen adjustment controls, but this seems to be linux or hardware related. I have tried changing the resolution, and for a brief second after I change the res it does seem to correct the problem, but before I can even tell it to use the new settings, it shifts itself back down. What can I do? Do I need to install different drivers or something else?

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Ubuntu :: Connect Pc With Other Monitor It Does Not Keep Screen Resolution?

Feb 11, 2010

so when ppl bring me their computer and i install them ubuntu in my monitor when they take their computer to their home ubuntu does not keep the screen resolution i set for them.

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Ubuntu :: Blank Screen With The Monitor Led Blinking?

Feb 16, 2010

I just replaced my PSU and now my computer is not booting up. To make sure that my new psu is not causing the problem, I put my old one back in but it still doesn't boot up. My system powers on, motherboard led glows, the processor starts running and so does the graphics card. The monitor stays blank though. Nothing shows up on the monitor. Just a blank screen with the monitor led blinking. What could be the problem ? It was working fine before I replaced my psu.

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Ubuntu :: Monitor 'out Of Range' With Black Screen Msg

Mar 6, 2010

i tried to install linux mint, at first i got 'out of range' with black screen msg but used compability mode and got past it and installed mint on my HD. a moment after it updated my nvidia drivers and after reboot I got the out of range message again, which leaves me in the situation where i cant do pretty much anything I tried editing xorg.conf added VertRefresh 60-75 and Modes "1440x900_75.00"

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Ubuntu :: Rotated Monitor, But Not The Login Screen?

Oct 21, 2010

I used the Monitor setup to indicate that my widescreen monitor is rotated 90 degrees to the left, to make it long for editing code, but the login page still does not rotate. I am assuming this is something simple, and probably a user defined option since my user is likely the only one with the monitor rotated, as there is just my user defined, but there are the other system ones, including MySQL. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 upgrade from 10.04.

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Ubuntu :: Monitor Screen - Improve The Resolution?

Nov 2, 2010

I have a old Pentium III box with equally old monitor (It says LG Sutdioworks 45v).I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.I have found it difficult to setup my screen resolution. It shows by default 800x600.After some tweaking I can stretch upto 832x624.I have seen resolution up to 1024x768 in windows on the same box and same monitor.How can I improve the resolution?I have searched and found out that i need a xorg.conf setup as Ubuntu cant identify my monitor properly.I also installed ddcprobe, read-edid.However I have met with limited success.

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Ubuntu :: 10.10 - Second Monitor Displays Purple Screen

Dec 4, 2010

I have 2 monitors my main one working fine, my second one plugged in a usb to VGA adapter displays a purple screen with ubuntu on it and 5 dots but does not go any further than that. In display settings it can not find my second monitor either. Any way to get Ventrilo client on ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 10.10.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Turn Off Monitor / Screen?

Jun 20, 2011

how to turn off your laptop screen in Ubuntu using a script/command, but none seem to have worked for me except one.

after digging around, I found the following suggestions:

1. xset dpms force off or xset dpms force suspend

This didn't work for many people, nor did it work for me, as the monitor would just turn on again after a few seconds. The second other suggestion I found to make this "stick was:

2. sleep 1; xset dpms force off
or sleep 1; xset dpms force suspend

This worked for some people, by delaying the monitor off function by one second, but it did not work for me, as the monitor would turn on again by itself after one minute exactly. Maybe those who thought this was the solution just walked away and never really found out their monitor plays sneak-peak with them. The next solution i found digging around was supposed to really make the monitor stay powered off:

3. sleep 1; && xset dpms force off
or sleep 1; && xset dpms force suspend

But this didn't work either; what a disappointment, and it also made my CPU and HDD freak out for a while while my monitor was off. So after some more digging around, I came up with the following: (and I don't remember where i got this, whether it was from here or elsewhere on the internet, but if it is your creation, please contact me and I'll edit the post to give you credit)

4. create a file and save as something like Monitor_off.sh in a folder of your preference with the following in it:

import time
import subprocess
from Xlib import X


Then just go to: System>Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts and assign a Keyboard combination shortcut to call and initiate the script. I chose "<Ctrl>+M" because it's easy to remember.

Make sure to disable any same keyboard shortcuts you may have in Compiz to avoid conflicts.

This final script just worked perfectly for me. And the Monitor just stays off until I shake the mouse or press a key on the keyboard, and my CPU and HDD don't rev up like a Harley. This final solution seems to be working for everyone of my friends without a glitch.

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Ubuntu :: How To Get Full Screen On Secondary Monitor?

Jul 19, 2011

I am trying to run flash video on my secondary monitor IE my 32" lcd tv which I have hooked up via DVI. my problem is when I bring the window over to the secondary monitor, which I would like to watch whatever on while browsing, and try to put it in full screen it defaults to the primary monitor which is my laptop. can anyone tell me how to change the defualt full screen to the secondary monitor and not the primary?

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Ubuntu :: Blank Screen (ATI) On TV When It Works On Monitor?

Jul 31, 2011

Natty install -- ATI 9800 is the video board.

I installed Natty on it with the machine hooked up to a Samsung LCD with a 1680x1050 resolution over DVI. No problems at all. I want the box to pretty much output MP3s and web video, so I'm not needing much. When I take the box and hook it via DVI to my LCD, I get a blank screen on boot up. I try sticking the natty CD in it, and I get a blank screen trying to live boot it too. The LCD doesn't do 1680x1050, so I brought it back to my Samsung and set the default resolution to something nice and safe: 1280x1024. Still the same behavior. When I take splash mode off, I see a "load fallback graphics devices fail" error as it is booting up. Hard for me to think the driver is the fault here when it works on my over LCD just fine.

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Ubuntu :: Black Screen After Dual Monitor?

Mar 23, 2010

I have an Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM chipset. As I was playing around, trying to figure out how to get my dual monitor to work. The Mirror Screen was working fine, but then I uncheck the mirror screen option, both my laptop and my secondary monitor black out. I can only see the mouse, and it cans move on both screen.

Here is my xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0


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Ubuntu :: 9.10 - Unknown Monitor And Screen Not Refreshed

Aug 14, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on an old PC, Dell dimension L550r, PIII500, 512M ram. There is a problem that monitor is not detected. I could logon as 'xterm' type, but the window size is only 1/4 of screen. When I logon as 'GNOME', it seems screen is not refreshed. media player window is blank, but can see a static image if minimize and restore window. Even terminal window is blank.

Go to "System"->"Preference"->"Display", shows "monitor unknown".
I can not find file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, is this normal?
xrandr command output:
Screen 0: minimum 640x400, current 1024x768, maximum 1024x768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x0mm
1024x768 60.0* 75.0 70
832x624 75.0

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Ubuntu :: Black Screen - Works On VGA To Monitor But Not On VGA To TV?

Jul 2, 2009

I have this very frustrating problem... I'm trying to build a Linux-based HTPC (Home Theatre PC). I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty as the operating system, and it works fine when I have it connected to my 17" Samsung monitor. However, when I connect the HTPC to the TV via VGA I get a black screen after "startx" (I can access the console through recovery mode though). Ubuntu is running gnome, so I guess it's a gnome related problem?

I would have thought it was a problem with the drivers to graphics card, but since it's working on my 17" monitor I've ruled that out. The TVs resolution is 1024x768. What can be causing this? Apperently there's some difference between my monitor and my TV (forgetting the fact that it is indeed a TV, not a monitor), but what? I've previously run Windows on the same hardware without problems, and thought I should give Linux a shot. It doesn't look good...

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Aug 19, 2010

Mine is, ever since I installed the (wrong) opensource video driver for my Ubuntu 9.04 & Lenovo ThinkPad T41 (the one model, imho, they should never have let out the door!), uninstalled it by far-less-than-recommended means (ie, I used Synaptic and sudo apt-get remove and apt-get purge). End up is now my screen has a max resolution of 800 x 600, and Display panel insists that this laptop's screen is an "Unknown" Monitor.

Any tweaks to /etc/X11/xorg.conf (adding vertical refresh and horizontal sync rates for example) has resulted in its own weird behavior. On having my password accepted at login, there's a half-second of white that "rolls" over the screen horizontally. The next thing I see is a diagonal broken streak of white about 2 1/2" down from the top of the screen and 3 inches in from the right-hand side. The next thing I see is a buzzed,jagged rendition of my normal desktop. Nothing at all is clear, and the jags seem to redouble themselves the further one scans down on the screen. The only thing one can do in this situation, and I've done so enough times to know, is a hard reboot (power button for ten seconds or however long it takes).

And as I don't rate sh*t for a shilling on the Ubuntu forums, and as Google has been worse than useless every time I search for problems as detailled as these (it's like K-Mart: it has what you want until you go to look for it!), and as my one self-styled "Lunix-Geek" friend (now in the UK) has only briefly battled the xserver-xorg beasts, I'm coming here to see if anyone knows something else I could do besides bite the bullet, say goodby to my accumulated goodies, and reinstall Ubuntu.

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Jun 21, 2010

I have a new ubuntu 10.04 install, it is the third that I have done recently. On this particular install (unlike the others) the screen goes unexpectedly blank at seeming random intervals and any motion restores the screen. It is acting like a screen saver with the blank screen option set. My screensaver preferences are set to use a screen saver 'for a 7-minute idle period. The lock screen option is off. For AC power management never is chosen for "put computer to sleep" and 30 minutes is chosen for the "put display to sleep" option.

This is a compaq presario desktop.

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Ubuntu :: Login Screen Defaults To Secondary Monitor

Jan 11, 2010

I have a dual monitor setup with the primary on the left and the secondary on the right. When the login screen comes up after a reboot for instance, the login options such as user selection are on the secondary (right) monitor. How can I change this?

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