Secondary monitor that is connected to a device with an embedded monitor such as laptops.

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External monitor issue for ubuntu14.04 on 13" HP probook 650

Fresh install ubuntu14.04 on HP probook 650, no dock station, attached external monitor detected and the desktop displayed on the external monitor. The problem is, if the laptop is awaken from ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Crashes when plugging external monitor (Asus ux501jw-dh71)

Just got a new Asus ux501jw-dh71 laptop. As soon as I plug a monitor my display crashes and all I can do is open a terminal with ctrl-alt-fx to reboot. I have tried different nvidia drivers (352 and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize thunderbolt port on my Mac Mini

I have a working install disk which works perfectly fine on my MacBook, but when I boot to it on my Mac Mini and select 'Install Ubuntu' the monitor goes to sleep, and the computer stays on. The only ...
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Forcing grub menu to external monitor connected to laptop via HDMI/VGA

Is there any way to force grub menu to show it's content in external monitor (for selecting the os to boot on win or ubuntu), I use my laptop more like a desktop with a monitor connected to it because ...
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Lag on main screen when attathed to external monitor

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus Zenbook and I recently purchased a 24 in (1920 x 1080) monitor to use as a second monitor. The computer recognizes the monitor fine and I can display stuff on both ...
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Ubuntu Monitor turn of and on

When I turn off my monitor using it's button, and then turn it on again it does not receive any signal from the computer until rebooting it. The problem in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Why BenQ monitor shows blank screen eventhough xrandr shows as connected?

System specs: Ubuntu 15.04, Dell Inspiron Graphic drivers: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M] Monitor: BenQ EW2440 What I ...
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External monitor not working with i915 graphics

I'm trying to make the external monitor work with the i915 driver on Kodibuntu (based on 14.04LTS) with a Lenovo Edge E320. The external monitor gets enabled during the boot, but is disabled as soon ...
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External monitors not working with Dell Latitude E7250+EPort Plus

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Lattitude E7250 (intel video card) and have a Dell E-Port Plus docking station. The docking station has 2 DVI ports and 2 DP (DisplayPort) ports on the back. The ...
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Options for external monitor display

Every time I plug in an external monitor via hdmi, I get presented four options, of which the only 'extend' option is to extend the display to the right. The way my desk is set up, I need to extend ...
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Main screen turns off when plugging in second monitor, which doesn't work either

I'm having trouble with gnome 3 and Ubuntu 15.04, I recently installed a dual boot on my Y510p ideapad and got the proprietary gt755m nvidia drivers working (346.96 tested). It works great, except ...
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Incorrect external monitor detection

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with a BenQ 27" 1080p monitor attached via HDMI. For some reason, the OS detects this as "built in" and will not allow me to install new drivers for my video card or select ...
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How to see what is on external monitor using built-in screen?

I have a laptop connected to external monitor. Everything ok, but sometimes I need to check what's going on on external monitor (because I can't see them), hence two monitor should display the same ...
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Macbook retina 13" Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. Does anybody test it?

Recently I bought a HDMI to VGA adaptor for my macbook but it doesn't work on ubuntu 14.04. Again I am going to connect my macbook to a projector with VGA input. I need to know if anybody test Mini ...
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Ubuntu not detecting the external display anymore

I just installed some updates and restarted and after this then Ubuntu doesn't detect the external display. It's connected with HDMI. What can I do about it? It doesn't appear in display settings. I ...
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When playing music through hdmi it stutters

I use Ubuntu 14.04 lts on the laptop. I have connected the laptop to a TV using hdmi and sound through home theater. When I am playing the music, the display turns off for a second along with that the ...
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Can't disable automatic mirror display

I just plugged an external display and the system detected it automatically. However, the two monitors display the same and when I go to Display preferences, it looks like it wasn't detecting any ...
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External monitor not going to sleep (MATE 15.04)

System : Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Machine : Toshiba Radius P55W-C5200 External monitor : Lenovo 23" IPS LED HD uname -a 3.19.0-25-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 24 21:16:27 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i686 ...
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intel-virtual-output -f XIO fatal error

After a fresh installation of ubuntu 15.04 i've updated the packages. And whenever i try to run intel-virtual-output -f it give me :- XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X ...
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multiple configuration in ~/.config/monitor.xml

I am using fresh installed ubuntu 15.05 with integrated and discrete intel and nvidia graphic cards. why my ~/.config/monitor.xml file contain two configuration tags having same configuration ...
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How can I turn off the screen of my laptop while using an eGPU?

I use my latop with an external graphic card (eGPU) through an express card slot. As soon as, the eGPU is activated, the screen of the laptop is fixed. The blue image of the xubuntu loading is ...
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Cannot get two external monitors plus built-in display to work together

I'm on an Asus Zenbook UX31A which has Intel HD Graphics chipset with the latest BIOS. Output of lspci -vvk is as follows: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core ...
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Dell XPS 2013 model 4k external monitor support

This August I am shipping off to college and am looking for a second monitor to work on. I want a large monitor with a high resolution so that I have a lot of real estate to work on. I currently have ...
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How to use iMac as external monitor for ubuntu laptop

I have a 13 inch laptop running ubuntu and an iMac running OSX. I'd like to use the iMac as an external monitor for the laptop. The laptop has VGA and HDMI, and ubuntu 14.04. Related: ...
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External display problems in 12.04

Long story short, this is what it looks like when I connect my laptop to an Electron 16-inch display: Is there a way to fix that messed-up area on the bottom? Also, I would have posted the ...
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Asus external monitor has pink tint [closed]

One day, my ASUS PB238Q monitor started having a strong pink tint to it. Question: How can I tell if this is a software or hardware problem? If it's a software issue, how can I fix it? ...
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Cannot use external monitor on mini displayport to DVI to VGA

I'm trying to use an external monitor that only comes with VGA. To make it more difficult, I just took the available cables: so now, I'm trying to connect from my laptop's mini displayport to DVI and ...
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Help getting mini-DisplayPort external monitor working on Lenovo T440s ( Intel HD 4400)

I have the following setup: Lenovo T440s running Ubuntu 15.04 (upgraded from 14.10) Asus PB278Q (supports DisplayPort 1.2) AmazonBasics mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable System information: $ ...
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Change DPI on HiDPI laptop with two external monitors

I have a Surface Pro 3 laptop (running Ubuntu Gnome) with two external monitors. The laptop's screen has a resolution of 2160x1440, and the two monitors are 1920x1080. The Surface Pro (eDP1) is on ...
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How do I put my laptop as main screen with arandr?

I'm using 64 bit Lubuntu 15.04, I inserted my monitor, opened arandr, activated the monitor and positioned it as shown below. Now the problem I'm having is that my monitor seems to be considered the ...
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External display mirroring builtin on Lenovo G560

On a Lenovo G560 running Ubuntu 14.10 I am trying to connect an external monitor to use as a dual-monitor setup. When connecting the display, the external monitor one mirrors what is on the builtin ...
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ubuntudesktop feature on latest ubuntu touch

I am planning to install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7. I also have a slimport connector with me. Will I get the Ubuntu desktop on my external display, when I connect the Nexus 7 with Ubuntu to the display? ...
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15.04, 15.10 - Closing lid does not suspend laptop if connected to external monitor

Since the upgrade to 15.04 (update: 15.10 still same), my laptop's behavior on closing lid has changed: if it is connected to an external monitor, it will not suspend. In addition, all the windows are ...
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Second screen toolbars/launcher not working (15.04 fresh install)

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Latitude E6420 with an external monitor. Everything works fine on the external screen, but the launcher and toolbars do not react when clicked ...
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Random Missing Characters on Unbuntu + Unity + External Display

Every time I try to use an external display with my HDMI port I'm having random missing characters on the applications and menus like this: Video card on my system: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Connect 14.04 laptop to TV, VGA to HDMI via adapter

During my research on this topic I've encountered many people who seem to have a similar problem, but none of the few solutions that I found did the job for me. Problem I want to connect my Thinkpad ...
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Laptop screen turns white, external monitor works (14.04, Lenovo Thinkpad T420s)

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad T420. Three days ago my laptop main internal display suddenly turns white while I was switching to my external monitor which still works fine. The problem remains even when ...
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Dual monitor setup - filickering issue with ATI Radeon open source driver

I'm having a flickering issue on a Toshiba Satellite A305 laptop with Radeon Mobility HD3450 graphic card and external monitor setup. Ubuntu 14.04 with NO proprietary ATI drivers installed. The dual ...
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after apt-get upgrade monitors freeze whenever I change something in 'displays'

Steps to reproduce: open Displays change anything, from resolution, to disabling or enabling one of the monitors. click Apply monitors freeze Sometimes I can still see the mouse movements. I can ...
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Asus not recognizing Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Asus N550JV which has a thunderbolt port. When I connect to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, it doesn't do anything. But when I connect the monitor to a Macbook (runnning OSx), it works fine. ...
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How to find out the HDMI version supported

How can I find out which HDMI version the laptop supports, in particular if it is HDMI 1.3? Full story: I'm considering acquiring either a Dell U2414H or Dell U2515H/Dell U2715H (or similar) ...
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Resolution of external monitors stuck at 1440x900 on Thinkpad T430 with Intel HD graphics

I'm working on my Thinkpad T430, with Intel HD4000 graphics chipset, in a 3-display setup (the laptop display and two external monitors). I accidentally pressed the Super + P combination, which cycles ...
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Ubuntu on Laptop external monitor not working properly

Today I tried to connect an external monitor to my laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, for the first time. The connection is made with an HDMI to DVI cable (Laptop has the HDMI, Monitor the DVI Port), the ...
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Laptop lid power options

How do I configure my laptop to perform in the following manner in Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server? Current State When the laptop is powered on and the lid is closed: External screen loses signal Laptop enters ...
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How to lower refresh rate on external display (projector) from 75 hz to 60 hz

I have a projector that is 3D Ready, but it can only handle a refresh rate of 60 Hz to use the 3D settings, yet for some reason it defaults to 75 Hz when I plug it in through the HDMI port (the only ...
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Closed Lid & External Monitor

I would like to work on a monitor connected to my laptop with closed lid. I can change laptop's behavior to "Do nothing" when the lid is closed and everything works perfectly (just my account log out ...
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increase screen refresh rate for external monitor?

My external monitor display is "wavy" or "wobbly". A colleague looked at my screen and told me that this is probably bad for my eyes. Will increasing the refresh rate fix this problem? How do I do ...
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ThinkPad W530 - Mini display port doesn't work

I have a ThinkPad W530 Laptop. It has Nvidia Q K1000M installed. I am unable to make mini display port work to be able to connect to an external monitor using mini to hdmi display cable. My guess is ...
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Is there a way to prevent your windows from moving when an external monitor is connected?

So, I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop and occasionally plug it into my TV for a second screen. My TV is to the left of my desk. When I enable it as an external monitor to the left of my laptop ...
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External monitor's resolution too small with 14.04 via HDMI

My DELL 27inch monitor should be capable of 2560x1440 resolution. I've confirmed with Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA with DVI connection. Now on 14.04 Intel® HD 4600 with HDMI, the maximum resolution I see is ...