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

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Laptop screen blank when I connect an external monitor (which works)

I have connected an external monitor to my laptop via VGA. However I can't get both working at the same time. What I wanted was for the external monitor to be a continuation of my laptop, however when ...
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How to fix: too short external monitor's resolution after HDMI reconnect until reboot?

Is there a way to force the system to always set the same resolution for specific display regardless to anything? I am working on a notebook with external monitor via HDMI and experiencing the same ...
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How do I toggle screen geometry with hotkeys?

My main computer is a laptop with an external monitor and I need set up hotkeys to switch between two display modes: external monitor only (1920*1080) internal + external monitor (1280*800 + ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Dual monitor setup with Intel graphics and Nvidia Geforce GT 425M on 12.04

I have a Dell XPS L401x and just installed 12.04. I have a mini-display and an HDMI output, and I could hook up two Dell UltraSharp monitors to each port on Windows 7, and get a triple monitor setup. ...
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Can I use my Android tablet as a 2nd monitor in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you use an android tablet as a second display? I love Ubuntu 12.04, but would like to use my Samsung Thrive 10.1 in Android Tablet as a second monitor. Is this ...
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Laptop with Intel Graphics: external VGA monitor only gets signal on boot (no “hot plugging”) [closed]

I am able to get an external VGA monitor (or projector) to work if I start my laptop with it connected. However, if I start the laptop with it disconnected there is no signal on the external. The ...
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What is the maximum resolution of external display for Dell Vostro 500? [closed]

I want to buy a new display for work with code. I look into Dell UltraSharp U2312HM. This display have 1920x1080 resolution. And I worry about Will be it work with my Dell Vostro 500 laptop? May be ...
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Can VirtualBox use external beamer / screens?

I am going to use Ubuntu as my main OS. Since my university requires to handle a lot of documents in MS Office format, I keep a virtual Windows 7 with Office 2010. Since I dont own a beamer or ...
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How to connect from my laptop's display port to my TV's DVI port? [closed]

I have the connecting cables I need to connect them but when I do my laptop freezes up. I get no display on my TV and I thought maybe I needed to unpack software. Please help, I have lots of movies ...
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Problem connecting the second external monitor

I had a similar problem while using Ubuntu 10.04. I recently upgraded to 11.10 and when I connect the external monitor, both the screens( laptop screen and external monitor) goes dark and stops ...
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External monitor stopped working after updating yesterday [closed]

I'm on ubuntu 11.04. I downloaded and installed some updates (I don't know which) through Update Manager yesterday and now my external monitor stopped working. When I connect it to my laptop ...
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Getting colord to work [closed]

I recently updated to 11.10 and was checking out the color application in the system setting menu. When I read up about colord I got excited because I've been having problems with washed out external ...
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System freezes when external monitor is enabled [closed]

I have a laptop with a dual head nVidia graphic card. I have two external monitors connected to the docking station. I am running 11.04 (upgraded from 10.10, which was a clean install). Ubuntu ...
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Cannot set up resolution for screen on an ASUS A55V

I have an ASUS A55V which comes with the infamous nVidia Optimus chipset. I installed bumblebee, and tested it correctly with optirun glxspheres. The problem is that I cannot change the screen ...
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Need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf from a live CD

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Laptop with Nvidia Graphics hardware. This machine used to run Ubuntu 10.10 and I have to use an external monitor as the internal screen on the laptop is ...
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new monitor has 1920x1080 but only show 1366x768

I just got a new 32" monitor with 1920x1080 (Viore) But my Ubuntu is only showing resolutions up to 1366x768 Even thought the laptop (ultrabook) itself (Samsung) has 1600x900 on it's own monitor. I ...
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Trying to hook up an external monitor to netbook

When I plug the external monitor up to my netbook it isn't found. I restart with them connected and it displays on the external monitor, but in the wrong resolution, shifted ~100 pixels to the right, ...
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XPS 14z : connect an external vga screen via mini display port

I have a XPS 14z with an intel+nvidia video card, the optimus technology being handled with bumblebee version 3. I know that the HDMI port, wired to the Nvidia card is not supposed to work. However, ...
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No audio when plugging external monitor through HDMI

If I plug my external monitor through HDMI, I lose audio in my laptop. My external monitor doesn't have audio, so I want to keep the audio in the laptop's speakers. How can I do that?
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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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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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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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How to share desktop to an additional monitor

How to share desktop to an additional monitor? I tried , but it looks not good. The external monitor resolution is as same as my laptop.
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lubuntu 12.04 extended display (nvidia)

currently, I have a lubuntu laptop with nvidia driver installed. I'm trying to extend my display, but (after a couple of reboots) all I can see on the other display is a big X whenever I move my ...
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nvidia-settings error: nvidia driver not in use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: External displays with Bumblebee I have an Asus with GEFORCE GT520M CUDA (Optimus) and I am running Kubuntu 12.04, 64bit. I am trying to connect an external monitor ...
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Can't use external monitor with Ubuntu 12.04, Fn+F5 doesn't work

Hi I have an Asus eeepc 901 and now I installed Lubuntu 12.04 on it. Everything works fine except I can't use external Monitors. If I press Fn+F5 which used to be the right keys for eeebuntu (the ...
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Can't detect/use external monitor on HP Pavilion DV5

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a HP Pavilion DV5 laptop that was previously with Ubuntu 11.04. The installation was not an upgrade, was a fresh install to clean up the hard-drive with an ...
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Switching to an external display, when primary is broken

I've successfully install Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop (x86) on an old(er) laptop that unfortunately has a broken screen, so there is an external monitor plugged in. On the livecd it come up on the secondary ...
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HP dv6000 Nvidia 7400 external monitor

External monitor is working during upstart, when login screen appears, the external monitor goes black. The screen settings menu does not detect the external monitor. The Nvidia binary graphics device ...
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Intel HD Graphics in Dell Inspiron n4030 detected as unkown

I have a Dell Inspiron n4030 with an Intel HD graphic card but it's detected as "unknown" graphics card and it's not working well when I use it with an external monitor Samsung Syncmaster 933sn I ...
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Keeping monitor Dell desk monitor 'connected' to dell studio 15 laptop?

First of all, I am new to Ubuntu 10.04 but it is love at first sight and the only windows I will see again are in my house and car! Each time I disconnect my Dell Studio 15 from my Dell 36" monitor, ...
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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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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 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 ...