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

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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 - Closing lid does not suspend laptop if connected to external monitor

Since the upgrade to 15.04, 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 now flushed to the ...
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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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Will Unitek Y-3704 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station work on ubuntu 12 or higher?

I consider buying Unitek Y-3704 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station for my ASUS U36SG laptop. Seems very handy. But I wonder if my ubuntu 12.04 will be able to handle DVI and VGA displays? I have ...
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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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Acer Aspire 5253 crashes when connecting external display

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my step-brother's acer aspire 5253 and when i connect this external display the screen becomes "glitchy" and the computer stops responding. When I ...
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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 ...
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External 4k Monitor on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Do you have any experience with a 4k monitor at the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro? It has an Intel Core i5 4200U and an Intel HD Graphics 4400 card with a mini HDMI port. I am interested in buying a UHD ...
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external monitor not properly detected

I am having a strange problem with my external monitor. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) on hp elitebook 840 g1. I connected my laptop to an external monitor which has full HD option. ...
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Extended monitor shuts off internal monitor

I have Lenovo ThinkPad E545 running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have issues when I connect my external monitor via VGA. When I connect the external monitor, my internal monitor goes blank. What's interesting ...
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Problem switching to external monitor in Ubuntu 14.04

I usually use an external monitor to watch videos from my DELL Studio 1537 laptop. I just use the Fn + F8 combination to switch to the external monitor and I didn't use to have any problem. Since I ...
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Two mouse pointers when disconnecting external monitor

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 (from 14.04). When I unplug my external monitor (I'm on a laptop so this happens often) the mouse gets a second pointer just below the normal one but rotated 90° ...
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Ubuntu showing problems in connecting two external monitor

I am working with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell E7240. I have connected two external Dell monitors E2211Hb but they both are not working simultaneously. Yesterday both were working fine and after some time one ...
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Monitor connected to VGA1 went blank!

I have been able to work for the last 3 weeks on two monitors on a Xubuntu 14.04.01 without a problem. All the monitors have been detected nicely and everything run smoothly. One of the monitors is ...
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Will an ultrawide monitor work with my Ubuntu laptop?

I'm thinking of buying one of these new ultrawide monitors and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck using them with Ubuntu or any other Debian variance. I'm planning to plug it into a Lenovo ...
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Setting up 2 monitor workspace with Nvidia Optimus and save settings in Xorg.conf

here is my current Hardware Setup : Lenovo Laptop connected with 2 external monitors. Laptop uses Nvidia Optimus technology, switching with prime-select nvidia|intel , is working fine, with only ...
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USB ports on external monitor are not recognized

I have an external monitor (ASUS PB238Q) connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop via HDMI. The monitor works totally fine except for the four USB ports on it, which are not recognized by Ubuntu. Opening ...
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Macbook Pro7,1 Ubuntu 14.04 external monitor

I have a macbook pro7,1 and I have just installed ubuntu 14.04. I try to connect it to an external Asus monitor, using a mini-display(thunderbolt) to HDMI wire. I get an error message saying: ...
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VGA output not working for Intel GS45 Express chipset

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Toshiba Portege R600-10Q laptop (a model from 2009). I am now trying to display the desktop on a BenQ Senseye3 22" monitor, via the vga output, but it's ...
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LVDS connect Issue. ( If VGA connect. LVDS off )

I have very hard problem. And I don't solute haven't found a solution for this problem while for 3 weeks. Now tested OS ( ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 12.10, ubuntu 12.04) same problem. Physical connected ...
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Computer becoming unresponsive when changing display

I just had a weird issue come up today. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop with an external monitor. Until today, everything was working fine, but I started having a problem. ...
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Can't use 3 monitors: both display outputs on XPS laptop along with laptop display. CRTC 64 error

On a Dell XPS 15, running Ubuntu 14.04, the HDMI and Displayport ports work fine, but when I plug in two screens to both the DP and HDMI, it doesn't work. The screens window showed some error dialogs ...
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How to fit the display into external monitor without title and menu bar being pushed outside the screen?

Just got Ubuntu and and seeing as how my laptop screen is broken I have to use an external monitor. How do I fit the display into external monitor without title and menu bar being pushed outside the ...
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How can I start to debug external displays not being detected?

I'm running 14.04 on a HP ProBook 650. It has the built in graphics card and standalone; Integrated: Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Discrete: AMD RadeonTM HD 8 8750M (128-bit) w/1 GB GDDR5 On a fresh ...
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External monitor image freezes for no aparrent reason

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, with Cinnamon environment on my laptop (Dell XPS l702x). I have an external monitor Dell monitor connected through HDMI. Sometimes while I am working, the image on my ...
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nagios NRPE CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds

Getting following error on nagios server root@VMb:/usr/local/nagios/libexec# ./check_nrpe -H 54.255.1.99 -n CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds.
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Problem with external monitor

Since yesterday I have weired problems using my external monitor (Benq 19" connected via DVI over DVI->HDMI cable and HDMI->Mini DisplayPort-Adapter) with Ubuntu 14.04. Until then I could use this ...