Red Hat / Fedora :: Monitor Displays Garbage When Started X Windows?

Apr 20, 2011

Booted up my machine today and when I started x windows, the first dialog box came up fine and then the gui components turn into garbage characters and I then I lose control of the gui and have to reboot.I'm running Centos 5.5.I'm wondering how to diagnose this. Is this a hardware problem of a configurationproblem? Is there a way I can set the video settings back to default values?

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Ubuntu :: Xvnc4 Started From Xinetd Only Displays Empty Gray X Screen?

Mar 20, 2011

I'm attempting to setup an Ubuntu 10.10 box so that anyone can connect to port 5900 and be greeted by the gdm login manager. To do so, I added a vnc entry in /etc/services and I am starting Xvnc4 using this xinetd config file:

service vnc


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Jan 21, 2011

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Jan 18, 2016

I am running Wheezy 7.9 and recently created a file, in xorg.conf.d, to set the monitor configuration because the EDID is not always read from the monitor. Everything works great but when the EDID is not read the monitor name, as shown in System Settings>Displays, shows as Unknown. I have the vendor info and modelname in the config file but they do not show in the Display GUI. Is there some variable that I can set in order to get a good monitor name displayed?

Probably should include some more information. I am using the Gnome Classic desktop and gdm manager. Here is the monitor conf file that I put in /etc/X11/xorg,conf.d

Code: Select allSection "Monitor"
  Identifier "Monitor0"
  VendorName "VSC"
  ModelName "VA912b"
  DisplaySize 376 301
  HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
  VertRefresh 50.0 - 85.0
[Code] ....

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Jan 9, 2010

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Dec 14, 2010

I recently installed KDE in my ubuntu 10.10. To access KDE, I want to use
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Apr 16, 2011

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May 2, 2010

I've been using UNR since the 9.04 release on my Eee 1000HE and have been generally happy with it as a solution since then. Tonight I've upgraded to 10.04 using the package manager and everything starts correctly but when I start any application it minimises itself straight away making the system unusable. If I click on the application to bring it to focus, I get about 1/2 a second of typing before it minimises itself again. Using that method I've been able to get around the problem with a sudo apt-get remove netbook-launcher - but I like the netbook launcher and I'd like to keep using it.

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May 16, 2011

I would like to split my display in two, so they would behave like two physical monitors, i.e. it would be for example like to connecting two 960x1080 monitors through physical ports. Is something like this possible? The problem is i would like to run two fullscreen applications on second monitor. Is that even possible? I prefer Windows 7/vista but I welcome Linux solution as well

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Jul 22, 2010

After running for a while, often after starting a program that displays graphics, such as Shutter, Gimp, Ocular, or maybe simply having previews in Dolphin (as some of my folders default to large previews)most menus, and some windows will go completely black. Some simply grey out (only ksystemlog does this that I have noticed so far)Blindly clicking anywhere on top title bar has no effect (would expect minimize/maximize etc to work if hitAlt-leftmouse or alt-middlemouse will allow window move/resize - black actively conforms to new window size/shape.

Often this blackening is preceded by a loss of all global hotkeys, which may not be related.With no visible menus or buttons, and with no hotkeys I am forced to hit the PC power button and allow kubuntu to shutdown.If I am lucky and hotkeys still work i can simply log out with ctrl-alt-shitft-del and logging in again fixes the issue.Linux betlogbox 2.6.32-23-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 11 08:03:28 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Sep 1, 2011

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May 3, 2010

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Mar 4, 2011

On my notebook there was a preinstalled OEM Windows 7 Home Basic (disk C, sda1). I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on disk D, and was not using Windows 7 any more, although the "seventh" was present n main loading menu and in grub menu. 2 days ago I discovered, that in grub menu appeared "Windows Vista (Loader) - sda1" ! I didn't install it, and I'm sure that nobody else had access to my notebook. "Windows 7 (Loader)" now links to sda2.

When I try to run this strange "Windows Vista (Loader)", appears the Windows loading screen, than the empty Windows desktop background, and than the system reboots. How can Windows Vista (Loader) appear in grub, if nobody installed it? Can it be an imitation of Vista loader, made by some malware? How to remove this item from grub?

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Fedora :: Start Apps On Other Displays?

Sep 5, 2011

On the other thread, we (read: me) went off topic of that request, therefor i want to make an extra thread for this. The request is quite simple.

1) When i login to my DE (LXDE) i want to have several applications start automaticly.. Status: Done.

2) Now, i want them to be started on other displays/desktop, the virtual desktop ones, those you access with ctrl+alt+arrowkey. Status: requesting

I had figured that there's an option to those applications i'd like to be started, display=.However, starting up these apps with the display argument, causes graphic errors on LXPanel and causes an error, rather than to be display on current desktop.


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Red Hat / Fedora :: RHEL5.5 Multiple Displays On Laptop?

Sep 11, 2010

I've been struggling trying to get a Lenovo T410 to display video on both it's internal LCD and an external display at the same time, and I need to get it working by Monday or I'm toast. know this will work with other distros, but we are contractually bound to use RHEL5.If we use the laptop on it's own there is no problem, however once we set it in the docking station, the external display shows no video, unless it is rebooted. Then it will only display video on the external and not the laptops own display.

Our engineers are constantly going to meetings and need to be able to undock the laptop and have the display appear without having to reboot. Then conversely, return to their desks and have the video on the external display without rebooting.I suspect that the problem is that RHEL5 is only up to release X11R7.1 of X.Org, which is still using version 1.1 of RandR and from what I can surmise, 1.1 of RandR does not recognize multiple video outputs.I was hoping that someone more knowledgeablthan I can confirm this and if I'm right do I need to manually build the latest release of X.Org to get this to work

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May 14, 2011

windows installer says "download has started" but nothing is happening.

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May 26, 2009

I'm having a problem which seems restricted to Fedora. I'm trying to install Fedora 10 on a dual boot system. I have Windows 7 RC installed. When I boot the live CD to run Fedora, my screen ends up displaying Fedora on the left half, and bits of the Windows shut down screen on the right. I cannot access the Fedora menus, they are pushed off to the left out of view.

I previously experienced the same problem with an earlier version of Fedora, with the HD loaded with Ubuntu and Win 7 beta. Fedora would boot but display either the last Ubuntu or last Windows screen to the right, whichever had been running last. No other version of Linux exhibits this behavior that I have found, but my experience is limited. Is there a particular procedure that I need to run to get Fedora to use the entire video display? Does Fedora need to be installed first?

Hardware is: ASUS P5E VM HDMI, using the integrated graphics, display is a 32" LCD TV HDMI input, hard drive is a Samsung 500Gb.

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Jul 24, 2010

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Fedora :: FireFox 4 And Flash - Displays Various Blocks Of Color

Mar 23, 2011

i am having problems with firefox4 and flash with some sites like msnbc. videos seems to be ok. flash displays displays various blocks of color and is not usable when the problems presents itself. i have the problem on f13,f14, f15 with all versions of firefox4 on two different machines (intel and ati graphics). i tried the new test ubuntu (11.04) and all is fine so i am thinking it is something special about fedora's flash plugin. i mentioned this a couple of weeks ago and it didn't seem to be a common experience.

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Oct 16, 2009

I am facing problem with the fresh installation of Fedora 11. (I have moved from Fedora 9). When I try to view videos on ..... or use the Cheese Webcam Booth, I get blurred lines on the screen and I am unable to see any video or pic.

Also I noticed that the when i go to System > Preferences>Display, it shows me UNKOWN MONIOR.

However, if I got to System>Administration>Display and enter the su password, it shows me correct monitor and the graphics driver.

I am not sure if my original is related to the Unknown Monitor.

I also tried to install Nvidia driver but it crashed the xserver and I had remove the driver.

My Monitor is LG 700E and Graphics card is from intel. as I am not able watch any video.

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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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Aug 11, 2011

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Aug 17, 2011

My software and hardware information are as follows. I have Fedora 12 and KDE 4.4.5 installed on a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. I believe it's a 64 bit processor; it's an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU. The external monitor is a Dell as well.

My problem is that my system does not seem to be detecting an external monitor that I have connected. Everything else is working just fine; however, I would like to have the option of attaching an external monitor. When I plug the external monitor into the laptop, the external monitor remains black and appears to be in power save mode. The results of xrandr -q (with or without the external monitor attached: it doesn't appear to change) are as follows.


How can I get my laptop to recognize that the external monitor is even connected? Let me know if I can be more specific or provide additional details.

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Jan 27, 2011

I just upgrade to F14 from F10 on a dual montor setup. Firefox behaives differently on F14 than on F10.
On F10 it followed the mouse pointer's location and show up on the correct monitor

When maximized at close, it is always displayed on the left monitor. When not maximized at close it will open on the monitor where the mouse pointer is located.

About minimize/maximize Firefoxe before closing and it seems to work in some case, but not for me.

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Dec 28, 2009

Issue: Black screen displays after nVidia splashscreen.

History: I performed a clean install of Fedora 12. I performed NVidia driver "GEForce 4 and below" install for a PAE kernel as found here:[URL]..I kept a log of each command in the order performed:


Well, I just got back from the Pepsi Center after watching the Denver Nuggets NBA basketball team look silly against the Dallas Mavericks. 4.5 hours later and I still have a black screen. Was it Einstein who said, "it is insanity to do the same thing, the same way, over and over and expect a different result"? I feel I will been testing that hypothesis soon.

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Jun 14, 2010

I have been searching and searching for the way to make the taskbar just display the applications that are currently open on the current desktop. It's maddening to click thinking you'll pull up the terminal that's hiding beneath the browser and be whisked away to a different desktop.I'm running KDE 4.4.3 and FC13. I know there's got to be a simple option to have the taskbar only show what's there...I've changed it before in other distros and just can't seem to find a clear, obvious option for that this time around.

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Aug 27, 2010

I want to switch between my monitor in my office and a hd-ready TV in my living room which is connected via DisplayPort/HDMI. So I wrote the following script (called by nohup and the number for the desired config-file is given as an argument):


This basically works but I have two problems:

1) All currently opened Windows are gone after restarting X. So I need a more elaborate script

2) I cannot get the right configuration for my TV. The manual recommends 1280x768_60. This mode doesn't seem to be supported (xrandr doesn't list it).

Until now I use the following xorg.conf for TV:


With that configuration about 20px of each side of the desktop are hidden. The TV also displays an info that the signal is 1080i. The refresh rate is set to 50 instead of the desired 60. I tried to force 720p by adding the line Modes "720p". The rest of the file was mostly generated by the nvidia-driver.

So what can I do to: Keep my opened Windows when switching Displays See the whole Desktop on my TV and set the refresh rate to 60

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