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

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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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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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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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Bumblebee and Nvidia Settings: external monitor [closed]

I just installed bumblebee. I'm finally able to enter into Nvidia X Settings using the "optirun"command. This is all great, but now I would like to get my second monitor working via the HDMI port. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Problem using miniDisplay port adapter to VGA on Dell XPS l502x

It's my first question here and I feel really bothered by this problem. I recently bought a new AOC e2343F2k 23" monitor, it supports 1920x1080 resolution and when I plugged by the first time, it ...
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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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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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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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Erratic display behaviour on 12.04 using an Asus Zenbook

When I first plugged in my 23 inch monitor through the mini-VGA port, everything worked...both display were detected, and worked. On the second or third plug in, the internal display would turn off, ...
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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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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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How can I extend the desktop onto an external monitor/projector?

I've plugged in a projector into my laptop and I'm attempting to extend the desktop onto it (so that I can run a full screen app on the projector and have the controls on my laptop). I'm able to ...
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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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Main display on external monitor

My natty laptop is attached to an external monitor. When working with both monitors, the "main" monitor (with the gnome menu) is always on the laptop. IS there a way I can set my external monitor as ...
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Cannot change monitor configuration without causing black screen

I have a laptop (Sony Vaio E series), with an external monitor attached to it. By default, it puts the two screens in mirror. I don't like mirror mode for various reasons and want to change it (turn ...
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External display, windows are moving to external display

I use external display with lenovo w520, I am running it with following script xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --primary --output VIRTUAL --mode 1920x1200 --left-of LVDS1 optirun screenclone -d :8 -x 1 ...
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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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Screen zoomed after removing external monitor

Hi I am having an issue after disconnecting from an external monitor that my display is enlarged the windows run off the screen so I can open catalyst control or settings->display to try and see what ...
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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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Toshiba Tecra A8 display resizes to 4:3 when an External display is used

I am very new to this so please excuse me if the solution is simple. I am running an old Toshiba Tecra A8 laptop and the screen is fine until I attach an external monitor via VGA then the laptops ...
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Change system settings depending on whether a monitor is plugged in

I'm currently using a Laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. When I'm at work I plug in a monitor, mouse and keyboard. Then I close my laptops screen and use it as a normal pc. Everytime I plug it in and plug ...
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Pointer problem on external monitor

Pointer looks and work fine on laptop but when I connect external monitor it appears there as a shaking, square shape. Videos are not showing either. my laptop hp 2133: Graphic card: VIA ...
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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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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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IBM ThinkVision Monitor not being detected by Ubuntu 11.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad T400

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T400, connected to an IBM omniport dock. To this is connected my IBM ThinkVision monitor, via DVI cable. My Thinkpad is running Ubuntu 11.10. The monitor is not being ...
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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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External Monitor not recognized dynamically with NVIDIA graphics card

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on dell E6420 with Nvidia NVS4200M. I can configure any external display properly using NVIDIA X Server Settings, but monitors are not recognized automatically nor recognized ...
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Bumblebee problem with external monitor on hdmi: program doesn't fill whole screen

I have a DELL L501X computer supporting Optimus; my Nvidia chip is connected to the hdmi port. The driver is Nvidia-current; Bumblebee is installed and working. My PC resolution is set to 1366x768. 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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Dell M4600 with nVidia Quadro 2000M hangs on boot when external monitor is connected

I have a problem with my fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell M4600: nVidia quadro 2000M i7-2860 16GB ram 128GB SSD Dell/Samsung 750GB HDD IPS RGB laptop display When it is connected via ...
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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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Nvidia GeForce Gt-520M-cn on intel dh61ww Ubuntu 12.04

I have this desktop: i7 2600, 8gb ram ddr3, board intel dh61ww, Geforce Nvidia GT520-cn 2Gb ddr3, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (kernel 3.2.0-23-generic). I want to setup two Samsung ...
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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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where does gnome-display-properties save the different configurations?

I use gnome-display-properties to configure the external screens that I attach to my laptop at home and in the office. Gnome-display-properties cleverly remembers which screen is which, and ...
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How do I set up GRUB to display on 2 monitors?

How do I set up GRUB to display on 2 monitors? I have a laptop plugged in to a external monitor. Most of the time, I leave the laptop closed, and just use the monitor, but when I boot up, I have to ...
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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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Ubuntu cannot properly detect the external monitor due to broken laptop screen

I have a Dell M1530, which has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed on it. The screen on my laptop no longer works but the external monitor works fine, well, almost. The resolution is set to 1024x768 ...
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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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external display

I have a Dell 2007WFP (Analog) external monitor which doesn't get picked up on the Display panel. I'm running a ThinkPad W520 with switchable graphics; the graphics card is a NVIDIA Quadro 2000M. I ...
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Border between monitors

In a dual-monitor setup, moving a window on the left screen to the right side will have a (small) "block" when the window aligns with the left screen's right border. This is useful to position a ...
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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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how do I get dual monitors to work properly in Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell Latitude D630? [closed]

I have spent a lot of time trying to get dual monitors to work on Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Latitude D630 (nVidia NVS 135m video card). For starters, the System Displays settings app always only ...
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Can't use external monitor via HDMI [closed]

I have an external monitor that is connected to my laptop via HDMI. I just upgraded to Natty and I can no longer redirect my video output to it using Fn+F8. How can I get my external monitor working ...