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

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After using Ubuntu installer for Windows, the monitor button enters a p

I ran the Ubuntu installer for Windows (Wubi) and now my fn+f4 button does not work in Windows anymore. This is the button that is usually the monitor switcher (primary, secondary, mirror). This now ...
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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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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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Second monitor available without beeing connected

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop, and everything worked better than thought, but: My laptop recognises two screens. I mean, you can connect a second screen to it by HDMI or VGA, but both ...
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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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External monitor blacked out in Xubuntu 12.04

I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude D610 with an external AOC monitor connected. When I go into Settings->Display the external monitor is seemingly identified, but it remains ...
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How do I change my 1080p external monitor from portrait to landscape on an Eee PC 1000H?

Hi I have an EeePC 1000H netbook with a Samsung T22A350 1080p 22" external monitor. I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I mainly use the external display but when I select 1080 from the dropdown ...
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Dell D620 can't detect external monitor when docked

Installing 12.04 on Dell D620 laptop (Nvidia Quadro NVS 110M) in a Dell docking station with Dell 1907FP external monitor. During install the external monitor is used fine but once installed, the 12....
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Dual monitors - extend desktop

I have ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, and I have an external monitor connected to my system. I have enabled the second monitor from the "Displays..." menu (btw, is there a way to make external monitors ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why BenQ monitor shows blank screen eventhough xrandr shows as connected?

System specs: Ubuntu 15.04, Dell Inspiron Graphic drivers: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M] Monitor: BenQ EW2440 What I ...
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External monitors not working with Dell Latitude E7250+EPort Plus

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Lattitude E7250 (intel video card) and have a Dell E-Port Plus docking station. The docking station has 2 DVI ports and 2 DP (DisplayPort) ports on the back. The ...
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Options for external monitor display

Every time I plug in an external monitor via hdmi, I get presented four options, of which the only 'extend' option is to extend the display to the right. The way my desk is set up, I need to extend ...
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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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External monitor not going to sleep (MATE 15.04)

System : Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Machine : Toshiba Radius P55W-C5200 External monitor : Lenovo 23" IPS LED HD uname -a 3.19.0-25-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 24 21:16:27 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i686 GNU/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 + 1920*...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to see what is on external monitor using built-in screen?

I have a laptop connected to external monitor. Everything ok, but sometimes I need to check what's going on on external monitor (because I can't see them), hence two monitor should display the same ...
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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 ...