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

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xrandr shows VGA1 as disconnected

I have a Thinkpad W520 with Nvidia Optimus graphics. I have disabled the Nvidia card in BIOS (by selecting "integrated graphics"), so I'm running only on the integrated Intel graphics. I get full 3D ...
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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 ...
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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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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 can I use my external display on my laptop with intel and nvidia video cards?

My hardware: Dell xps L502X laptop with integrated intel video card and an GeForce GT 540M (HDMI). My config: Ubuntu 12.04 + nidia drivers 295.53 I didn't manage to use my external display neither in ...
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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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Cannot access external monitor on fresh install of 12.04 or HP laptop with Nvidia graphics

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on one of my laptops, an HP Pavillion with Nvidia graphics. This was a fresh install replacing 10.10 with the new 12.04. I use an external monitor plugged in via VGA ...
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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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“xrandr: Configure crtc 0 failed” when trying to change resolution on external monitor

I've been trying to set up an external monitor for a bit, finally got it mostly working except the resolution is off. My monitor's native res is 1600x900, which I finally got to show up in xrandr: ...
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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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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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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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How to switch display from laptop to external monitor?

Ubuntu version is 10.10 and the laptop is Lenovo W520. A monitor is connected to the laptop through VGA. Display works under Window 7. But under Ubuntu, System->Preferences->Monitors only sees the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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External monitor set as primary even when disconnected from laptop

My Lenovo X200 laptop has developed a problem recently whereby I get a blank internal screen on booting into Ubuntu 11.10. Display works normally during boot, after which the desktop is displayed ...
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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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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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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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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 ...