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

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Can I use my Ubuntu notebook's display as second external monitor for my Windows desktop? [on hold]

I have two different devices: A notebook running Ubuntu and a desktop computer running Windows 10. I want to connect my notebooks display to my desktop computer as additional external monitor. Is ...
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External screen random flashing

I'm a user of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T460s and I've recently started to use an external monitor. Apparently radomly the external screen flash becoming black. It could not happen in an ...
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I can't turn my built-in display back on after turning it off

I am using a T.V. (Insignia LED) as a second monitor. After deactivating my built-in display I am unable to reactivate it through my display settings.
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS problem with external monitor, super old laptop

I've just got a 'new' old laptop Hasee Q540S (graphics VESA: 6330) and I wanted to use LG 27MP37 as an external monitor. The problem is: monitor works (lets say it displays 80% of laptops view, with ...
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External monitor on Dell xps 13 9350

Once more some odd problems with Ubuntu on the Dell XPS 13 (9350, 2016 model). I got the Dell DA200 adapter (USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB3.0) to attach an external monitor. I have tested two ...
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How can I make it so that Ubuntu recognizes my plugged in external monitor on the left side every time?

Every time I turn on my laptop and plug in my external monitor via HDMI, I need to go to the display settings to adjust the default settings. On start-up, I get a duplicated screen instead of the ...
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Cannot connect Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition to samsung E48H6500 TV via Miracast

I'm trying to connect the Meizu Pro 5 to Samsung Smart TV. Everything seems to work properly in the beginning - the TV is dicovered as it should be. After choosing the TV to connect the TV displays ...
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External Display Flickering Countermeasures

Ubuntu 16.04 running on a docked HP Laptop (full specs provided here). External 2560X1080 monitor is connected via displayport to dock. DisplayPort supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1600, 30-...
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connecting external display renders both screen blank

after connecting an external display via HDMI to my laptop it worked fine, except that the display of the laptop was the primary , so if i wanted to play a game it would start on the laptops display . ...
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How can I quickly toggle monitor orientation with a shortcut key?

While looking if someone asked this question before, I landed on this for Windows. I'd like to do something similar (shortcut or terminal alias/command) on Linux/Ubuntu to be able to quickly switch ...
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Auto Switch to external monitor [only] on startup

I broke my notebook's display a while ago, but it still works fine with an external monitor apart from that. I have always used (2x) Alt+F3 to switch from the built-in screen to additionally and then ...
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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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External monitor not working properly on Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I recently upgraded my laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04, and now I'm having trouble with my external Dell Ultrasharp monitor that is plugged in via DisplayPort. The monitor will only work correctly ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS extended display not working

I recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04LTS. But after the upgrade, my extended display is not being detected. I am connecting the second display through an HDMI port. I even tried ...
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Nvidia backlight/login screen/external display issue

I`m combining this three issues becauese they are probably connected with each other. 1. Backlight is not natively supported. In order to set backlight using function key on keyboard I have to add ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 external monitor lags and won't rotate

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on my Lenovo P50, Nvidia M2000M graphics card. When I connect my Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM to the DisplayPort on my Lenovo Dock, and it displays the image fine in ...
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Ubuntu does not boot when connected to external monitor

Dual boot (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04) Dell Latitude E5570 laptop does not boot to Ubuntu: when connected to an external monitor via VGA a black screen appears, whereas same laptop works perfectly ...
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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 14.04 freezes after login if additional display is connected to my laptop

Ubuntu freezes after login if I have connected additional display to my laptop. Otherwise, I can normally boot without additional display. It also works fine if I connect monitor after I'm already in ...
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Display unrecognized

I'm using a lg 20EN33 and Ubuntu 16.04lts didn't recognized this display. Because of that, I can't set the display recommended resolution (1600x900) and I'm stuck in 1024x768. I tried this: How to ...
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Remove displays from xrandr

How to remove displays (external screens connected to XPS 9350) from xrandr. Currently my xrandr -q looks like: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3200 x 1800, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Can't Connect External Monitor

I install ubuntu 14.04, after that my cursor blinking and sometimes it's gone, so i search how to remove it and i found a solution that offer me to delete the unknown display from my terminal, so i ...
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Dual Monitor - Side by side not working!

Before you guys do a search and claim this is a duplicate of any other question, don't bother! I've been through them all! I've tried everything I could find! Okay, so the problem is I can't set my ...
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15.04, 15.10, 16.04 - 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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Would a firepro m4000 work on 16.04

I have a laptop with a firepro M4000 graphics card. On 15.10, I've had no problems, but when I tried 16.04 (at various stages, the last time was a week ago), I can only get my laptop monitor to work ...
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External display not working with nvidia

I tried installing on my Lenovo P50 the recent nvidia 361.42 drivers but can't get external display to work. With Nouveau I can get the external display to work but there're annoying mouse trails that ...
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Ubuntu ARandR additional monitor setup

I want to setup my laptop to use 2 additional monitors. One from an HDMI input and one from a VGA input. When I try to configure them with ARandR I get this error message. XRandR failed: XRandR ...
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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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Best solution to connect 3 external monitors to Dell XPS 15 9550

I am searching the web for a while and am confused. Hope you will help me in choosing the right solution. I want to connect 3 external monitors (possible Dell E2216H) and am searching for the best ...
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nVidia prime: external monitor only recognizes 4:3 aspect ratios

I'm running 14.04 on my laptop with dual graphic cards. (Geforce 610m + integrated Intel) Previously everything worked fine, but the other day I unplugged the external monitor and since I plugged it ...
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External Monitor support in Dell XPS 13 2015 with Ubuntu 15.10

I’m running ubuntu 15.10 in my XPS 13 9350 Skylake. Everything seems working good, but recently I bought an adapter USB – type C and the screen in my external monitor loses the signal and recovers it ...
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Ubuntu not detecting the external display anymore [closed]

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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External monitors have no signal after boot if laptop lid is closed

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad t440s with the intel graphics card running Ubuntu Desktop Trusty 14.04.4 LTS. This issue occurs with the ThinkPad Ultra Dock with two external monitors attached to it. After ...
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the mouse cursur is blinking after I plugged second external screen

I plug my laptop to 2 external display monitors. When the mouse cursor is placed in the first one, everything's fine, but when I move the cursor to the second screen it starts blinking while the rest ...
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Ubuntu suspend without external monitor

Helo! Recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 15.10, I often use an external monitor. It turns out that now when I try to start the computer without the external monitor before presenting the ...
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When I open System Settings external display is going off

I have Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS in my laptop. Also, I have a 22 inch monitor and I want to use my system from this external monitor. Before all, my laptop has displayport ...
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second monitor connected through HDMI not detected on Ubuntu

Operating System: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Second monitor connected through HDMI not detected. I have a dual-boot windows and Ubuntu, Windows 10 detects the monitor without any problems while Ubuntu is ...
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“xrandr: Configure crtc 0 failed” when trying to change resolution on external monitor

I've been trying to set up an external monitor for a bit, finally got it mostly working except the resolution is off. My monitor's native res is 1600x900, which I finally got to show up in xrandr: ...
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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 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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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: https://apple....
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Ubuntu Touch Desktop Mode on Nexus 10

does the current available version of Ubuntu Touch for Nexus 10 support the Desktop Mode (showing the full Desktop on an external Monitor)? If yes, how can I activate it? Plug in HDMI Montior and USB ...
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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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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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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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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors - Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes

I downloaded updates to my PC; which was on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS; and the next thing I know it's upgrading Ubuntu. Now it's upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; and when I login; it displays the following ...
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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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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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Can I launch game from steam at fullscreen on external monitor on laptop?

I have recently installed steam and Dota 2 on my Ubuntu box. I would like to use my external monitor to get the "full experience". The problem is that when I use the fullscreen option I get the game ...