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

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External displays with Bumblebee

I'm trying to connect my external monitor (via VGA cable) to my laptop, using Bumblebee and the Optimus configuration. I have a Lenovo W520, with an Intel GMA HD 3000 and an Nvidia Quadro 2000M. The ...
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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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How to connect external monitor to laptop for larger desktop?

I have a laptop which has a Intel 852GME chipset. I had an older laptop, I can't remember which chipset that has, but simply by doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04, I was able to connect another ...
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display port not working for Dell XPS 14z

I am trying to hook up an external monitor to an XPS 14z on ubuntu 11.10. I realize it has an optimus card, but everything I can find says that the displayport is hooked up to the intel card, and HDMI ...
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Is it possible to change display settings and apply without logging out like Windows?

When I want to connect a second monitor or projector to my computer, I always have to change display settins, like seperate x screens configuration, and save and logout to apply new settings. It is ...
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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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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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Switch to external monitor by default when it is plugged in [closed]

I have Thinkpad T510 with NVidia videocard and an external monitor connected via VGA. I have a following usage pattern: Turn on the laptop in the docking station below the desk Take it out, open, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Enable external VGA output on a laptop with a broken screen

I have a laptop (Packard bell with Nvidia graphics) with broken screen. How do I enable the vga external output for an external monitor? (I suppose that i have to change the x configurations?)
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VGA out video is wavy and unreadable with a ATI Radeon X1200

Trying to get stable output when using monitor attached to VGA port on gateway netbook running lucid Lynx 10.04LTS. Monitor video is wavy and unreadable. Video card is an ati radeon X1200. ...
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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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How do I perform easy switching to external monitor

I am currently changing between my laptop and my external monitor with the NVidia X Server Settings program and I'm sure I'm doing it in a really dumb way: I currently select the external monitor, ...
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Dual monitor problem on disconnect [closed]

I'm using a dual monitor setup on a Samsung QX412 laptop. My external monitor is connected via HDMI. I am NOT using the additional Nvidia drivers.Ubuntu uses Gnome 2 when I install them, so they don't ...
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How do I setup dual monitors in Xfce?

I've got an laptop with a intel chip, and I'd like to setup dual monitors in Xfce. How do I do this?
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Problem with the Primary Display

I have connected my laptop running Ubuntu 11.04 to an external monitor. Since then, I am not able to use my primary display. Primary Display shows only a resolution of 640x480 at the moment. The ...
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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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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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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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External screens with Matrox DualHead2Go working in Linux?

I would like to know if a DualHead2GO would work in Linux, to have two external screens attached to it and to the VGA/DVI of my laptop: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/ 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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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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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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Flickering with experimental driver on a Geforce 8200M [duplicate]

I've just installed Natty in a laptop with a non-working back-light, so I have to use an external monitor in order to see anything. The problem is that the two nVidia proprietary drivers available ...
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Plugging two external screens to laptop via VGA and HDMI

I have an Asus U30JC laptop with a VGA and HDMI ports. I can connect my external screen (1920x1200) to either of those ports but I wonder if I would be able to use two screens at the same time, one ...
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Laptop Screen won't stay off when connecting to an external monitor

When at home I prefer to plug my laptop into an external monitor, attach an usb mouse and keyboard, and pretend I'm not working off of a laptop. Works great at first... However, my laptop monitor ...
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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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External monitor Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit not working

just installed Ubuntu 11.04, but cannot get my external monitor to work in "same image in all monitors" mode. Its only possible to choose same resolution for the external monitor as for the laptop. ...
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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 ...
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Using External Monitor with Laptop Monitor as separate monitors

I am trying to use 32"LCD monitor with my ubuntu 10.10 installation. I am trying to use my laptop screen and external monitor at the same time but having two separate desktops. I also want to use my ...
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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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How can I set external monitor as default?

I have connected an external monitor to my laptop through HDMI. Currently either my Desktop is getting extended to the external monitor (with native resolution) or low resolution on both when I ...
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Use External monitor instead of faulty laptop monitor

My laptop monitor is faulty and I am planning to use it as a 'desktop'. I bought an external led monitor. But when I connect it to my laptop via HDMI, the desktop gets extended. What I really want is ...
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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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Acer Aspire One and Kernel 2.6.35-25 Freeze [closed]

I'm having a problem with an Acer Aspire One netbook after the latest kernel upgrade. Basically, doing anything relating to an external monitor locks the trackpad, and in some cases, the keyboard as ...