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

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Laptop: Internal LCD does not get reactivated

Hi i have a ThinkPad T430 with an external monitor plugged into docking-station via VGA. When i close the lid and reopen it, my internal display stays black and does not get reactivated. I'm using a ...
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How to configure Ubuntu Unity to have fixed workspace for external monitor [duplicate]

I am using Unity (ubuntu 13.04). Is there any way to make one of the workspace stay fixed for external monitor. For example, I am in the middle of the presentation and I just want to quickly switch ...
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Decrease default sizes on external monitor

I have a system 76 Galago Ultra Pro, and 90% of the time it lives on my desk connected to an external monitor. My problem is that the system thinks that my external monitor is much smaller than it is, ...
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Dual monitors seen as one

I'm running 12.04 LTS and I have a second monitor plugged into my laptop. I took the option of an extended desktop, and it seems X considers it as only one big monitor. This causes me some pain (for ...
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External monitor on 13.04: mouse flickers, weird refresh

I'm using a fresh install Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop, and I use it often but not always with an external HDMI monitor, but I get weird behavior whenever I use dual screen. If I have the cable plugged in ...
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How do I define the primary monitor in XFCE?

I've set up multiple monitors in xfce per this answer, but my secondary monitor was chosen as the main one. How do I change which monitor is the main one?
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not detect HDMI

I have just upgraded my Dell M1330 with Intel GM965 graphics from 12.04 to 13.04 (fresh install). Now when I plug in an external monitor on HDMI, nothing happens. It seems that HDMI is only detected ...
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Install on a laptop with external monitor only

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 1545 which is using an external monitor (LCD is broken). The external monitor is an AOC e950Swn and the LCD is complety unpluged from the MOBO, if that ...
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HDMI automatically clones when connected, does not appear in “Displays”

I've been looking for days to figure out what is going on but I am completely lost. I am unable to control the screen settings on my external monitor (HDMI). The external display is not detected at ...
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Unable to mirror screen, ubuntu 13.04 asus ux32vd

When I choose mirror screen under display settings, it only shows the screen on the laptop. I don't know where to begin. This is ubuntu 13.04 on Asus UX32VD Output from the requested command: ...
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Ubuntu Dual Monitor Problem

My problem is when i start an app or something like that. App starts on the extra monitor. When i do options>display change sides with external monitor and laptop. It fixes but i want external monitor ...
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Display port is recognized but no image

I am on a X220 running Ubuntu 13.04, I am trying to connect a monitor through the display port using a DisplayPort to HDMI converter. The monitor is recognized, but the monitor itself says 'No ...
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HDMI display suddenly not recognized anymore

I'm having a critical issue on my production machine. Until yesterday, I've been working with my laptop connected to an external display through HDMI. Now, when I switch the pc on, the display says ...
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GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod

I am getting the following error GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface `org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.XRANDR_2' on object at path /org/gnome/SettingsDaemon/XRANDR ...
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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 ...
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Display larger than my external screen

I seem to have this problem every time I install Ubuntu. I have a Panasonic Viera Plasma 50" and the display area on it is always cropped I have tried all kinds of configurations with the terminal ...
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13.04 - Extenal monitor plugged on laptop HDMI shows image but lags a lot

It uses an Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M. When I plug in the monitor, it shows some images but with bad FPS and lagging a lot. For example, when I move the mouse pointer, it leaves a trail that vanishes ...
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How can I know which GPU my VGA output uses?

I have an optimus GPU 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT ...
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(Xubuntu) - How to turn off Laptop screen while external screen is connected

Hi I just installed Xubuntu on my Laptop, now I want it to disable the laptop screen as long as the external screen is connected. But when I disconnect the external monitor I want the laptop screen to ...
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is moving between attached monitor and native display possible from top?

I have a laptop, connected to an external monitor which is situated right above the laptop. Is it possible to push windows from the top instead from the side as you can do in Mac? Reference: ...
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Extenar display not detected correctly in Dell Latitude E6530

Currently, I bought the laptop Dell Latitude E6530 and installed Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit (Raring Ringtail) alongside with Windows 7 (I could not get rid of it because of some special programs for ...
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Which dock station delivering power + external monitor would work with 13.04?

As mentioned in many other posts, USB 3.0-dock stations (with DisplayLink3000) do not work with Linux and I seem to understand there is no hope to have it working soon. I have myself a new Dell XPS13 ...
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External monitor is too yellow

When I bought a new screen (Philips 227e4l) and connected it with my laptop (HP Compaq 6520) via the VGA port, the size of screen is right (1920x1080), but the color is wrong (too much yellow). How ...
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Gnome Classic - automatically add panel when external monitor is connected

Similar to: With Xmonad / GNOME, switch gnome-panel between monitors While at my desk, I use two external monitors with laptop lid shut. When mobile, I use my laptop display of course. I like to ...
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How to use a MCT Trigger II external USB2DVIE3 adaptor?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - relative newbie. Would really like to know if I can use the Startech USB2DVIE3 adapter. I've done some reading but haven't got very far. It uses DisplayLink technology (I ...
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plugging in external monitor to ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS causes unknown error at start-up

OS : ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS OS Arch. : X86_64 Graphic : Nvidia NVS 3100M External Monitor : Samsung SyncMaster S20R315B Plus Laptop Model : DELL Latitude E6410 today I bought "Samsung ...
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laptop screen won't show up

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, and for some reason I can't use the laptop screen WITHOUT an external monitor; it functions fine as the only monitor in windows 8, and it functions fine as ...
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How to install external monitor?

So,I have a Philips 190c monitor and an Acer Aspire 57321zg with AMD HD 4570 and I want to know how in the world I can connect those to work properly? I connect the monitor the following occurs: ...
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ubuntu 11.10 and external monitor not recognized

I have a laptop and it's being a nightmare to properly set up an external monitor I use. I had ubuntu 11.10 installed through wubi and it worked as I wanted, I started the laptop with the lid closed ...
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Dual monitor flickers and resets periodically

I have a Lenovo thinkpad T530 with Ubuntu 12.10 installed. When I connect an external monitor (Acer 23') to my laptop it works fine, but both screens flicker periodically and gets reset. The ...
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Can you design buttons on a Ubuntu/Android tablet that is to be used as a virtual keyboard for your desktop?

Running out of buttons After using Autohotkey for remapping, I soon didn't have enough keyboard buttons to attach macros or scripts to them, so I'd have to make new scripts that use the same button. ...
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External monitor sideways with Acer netbook. 12.10 new install

I was running Ubuntu 11-point-something ok but shut the computer off while it was updating and trashed something. I downloaded the image file for 12.10 and installed it. When I hook up an HP 20" ...
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USB display adapter with linux/ubuntu drivers?

I want to use my external monitor's resolution fully (2560x1440) with a USB display adapter for my laptop. I have one with Windows drivers, are there any adapter with linux / Ubuntu drivers that can ...
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Monitor setup and desktop background lost on restart

I have a Lenovo Z570 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 very happily. I love it, and I'm fairly sure I want to switch permenantly. The laptop has a 1366x768px built in screen, and is connected ...
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How do I create a custom resolution for an external monitor?

I currently trying to add the resolution 1216x676 for my external monitor which is connected via HDMI-1. I'm following the guide found at ...
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Is there a way to disable laptop LCD on startup when external monitor is connected

Am running 12.04 and Gnome Shell with a Thinkpad X201 laptop and docking station. When I start the Thinkpad in the docking station with the lid closed, Ubuntu is recognizes that the external monitor ...
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Alt+tab multi displays

I'm Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell on a HP Pavilion dm4 with an external display. When I try to switch between applications using the Alt+tab shortcut, the box showing the applications is showed only ...
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External monitor recognized but getting “no signal”

I'm running 12.10 dual booted with windows 7 (nvidia optimus). I have no idea what might be wrong because: the monitor works on windows it worked on ubuntu for over a year and even now the splash ...
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Hdmi resolution problem

I connected my laptop to the tv with a hdmi cable but the 1920x1080 resolution gives me problems. If I set any other resolution is all great because I can set in the settings of the TV the option "dot ...
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Looking for Compatabile external usb video adapter for ubuntu 12.04

I have a gateway sx that has two video output ports 1 DVI and one VGA. The DVI port went bad and I want to add an external usb vga video card that will work with ubuntu 12.04 64 bit so I can use 2 ...
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dual monitors w/ different workspaces?

I have two monitors connected by vga, but both are showing the same workspace. I want to know how to fix this problem and get back to having separate workspaces on each monitor
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Control external monitor brightness via software

Hello Ubuntu community, I can control the brightness of my DELL U2713HM connected with DisplayPort via the command: ddccontrol -p -r 0x10 -w 53 where in this example the number 53 represents the ...
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Slow scrollin since upgrade to 12.10

Since I have upgraded (no clean install) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, particular graphical aspects are slow: Scrolling is really slow: for example in a terminal window, gedit or a browser Compiz ...
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How to change external monitor brightness via DDC/IC?

I would like to change brightness on my external Dell U2713HM monitor via DDC/IC (DDC Wikipedia), it's connected via DisplayPort. I have the integrated Intel HD4000 graphics. When I run sudo ...
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External monitor problems with Asus UX32VD in 12.04

I've posted this video where I show one of the problems I'm facing with my UX32VD in regard of external monitors. As you can see as soon as I plugged the external monitor the laptop screen goes black ...
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Can f.lux work with dual screen (laptop + external) setup?

I've been using f.lux for a while and absolutely love it. It works correctly on my laptop and also on my external screen. However, when I try to use both of them simultaneously - the magic of f.lux ...
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Arandr/external monitor freezing/crashing Xubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I tried to get my external monitor working through ARandR since enabling it though the settings manager had no effect - the screen simply stayed blank. However, if I run ARandR and turn on the ...
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No HDMI output on 12.10, Intel HD graphics (Ironlake)

I am unable to get any output to my external monitor on 12.10. The monitor is recognized and shows the native res (1920x1080, correct) but enabling has no effect. Graphics chipset is Intel Ironlake ...
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Nvidia driver overscan issue second monitor via dvi-d cable

Ok, I know that I have a bit of a bizarre setup, but here goes. I have an old laptop, HP Pavilion 6000. The graphics card in there is a GeForce 7150M. The monitor connection is an old 18pin. The ...
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Laptop monitor is cut off when using an external display (12.04 + Unity)

UPDATE: Bug is described HERE. The "problem" still allows functionality. I have 12.04 on a T61 Thinkpad. The indicator/menu bar is rendered correctly on both screens and everything with unity/dash is ...