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

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Multi Monitor Setup

I'm having some problems with a multi monitor setup in Ubuntu: The launcher will appear on the laptop monitor if the external monitor isn't plugged in on startup. If the external monitor is plugged ...
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No HDMI signal after installing and rebooting

Until reboot I have a signal via HDMI on my external Monitor. Afterwards there is nothing - the display-settings shows only one Monitor. I am using a NVIDIA graphics engine with the latest drivers - ...
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Trouble recognising external monitor

I'm a first time Ubuntu user (using Ocelot) and know very little about computers. My laptop screen is broken and I'm trying to connect to an external monitor through a VGA cable but I can't get the ...
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AMD Catalyst 11.7 with external monitor

Just installed Catalyst 11.7 At times overheating when in games and external monitor works only in mirror mode. When I try to change monitor settings, it completely hangs the system. After reboot ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monitor goes sleep during fullscreen black scene

My monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 171s) turns into sleep mode for few seconds when there is totally black scene in fullscreen (for example: between two scenes in a movie). How can I disable it? I'm ...
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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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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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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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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 ...