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

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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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Cannot use external monitor on mini displayport to DVI to VGA

I'm trying to use an external monitor that only comes with VGA. To make it more difficult, I just took the available cables: so now, I'm trying to connect from my laptop's mini displayport to DVI and ...
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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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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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Using Ubuntu 14 running from CD to install windows 7 on empty HDD [on hold]

I'm quite new to Linux. The reason I decided to use it has to do with a problem I had on my laptop: The display is broken and my friend was about to put it to garbage. So the disk was removed and ...
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ubuntudesktop feature on latest ubuntu touch

I am planning to install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7. I also have a slimport connector with me. Will I get the Ubuntu desktop on my external display, when I connect the Nexus 7 with Ubuntu to the display? ...
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Connect 14.04 laptop to TV, VGA to HDMI via adapter

During my research on this topic I've encountered many people who seem to have a similar problem, but none of the few solutions that I found did the job for me. Problem I want to connect my Thinkpad ...
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Laptop screen turns white, external monitor works (14.04, Lenovo Thinkpad T420s)

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad T420. Three days ago my laptop main internal display suddenly turns white while I was switching to my external monitor which still works fine. The problem remains even when ...
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Dual monitor setup - filickering issue with ATI Radeon open source driver

I'm having a flickering issue on a Toshiba Satellite A305 laptop with Radeon Mobility HD3450 graphic card and external monitor setup. Ubuntu 14.04 with NO proprietary ATI drivers installed. The dual ...
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Asus not recognizing Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Asus N550JV which has a thunderbolt port. When I connect to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, it doesn't do anything. But when I connect the monitor to a Macbook (runnning OSx), it works fine. ...
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Will Unitek Y-3704 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station work on ubuntu 12 or higher?

I consider buying Unitek Y-3704 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station for my ASUS U36SG laptop. Seems very handy. But I wonder if my ubuntu 12.04 will be able to handle DVI and VGA displays? I have ...
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Ubuntu on Laptop external monitor not working properly

Today I tried to connect an external monitor to my laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, for the first time. The connection is made with an HDMI to DVI cable (Laptop has the HDMI, Monitor the DVI Port), the ...
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How to lower refresh rate on external display (projector) from 75 hz to 60 hz

I have a projector that is 3D Ready, but it can only handle a refresh rate of 60 Hz to use the 3D settings, yet for some reason it defaults to 75 Hz when I plug it in through the HDMI port (the only ...
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Closed Lid & External Monitor

I would like to work on a monitor connected to my laptop with closed lid. I can change laptop's behavior to "Do nothing" when the lid is closed and everything works perfectly (just my account log out ...
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Acer Aspire 5253 crashes when connecting external display

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my step-brother's acer aspire 5253 and when i connect this external display the screen becomes "glitchy" and the computer stops responding. When I ...
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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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external monitor not properly detected

I am having a strange problem with my external monitor. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) on hp elitebook 840 g1. I connected my laptop to an external monitor which has full HD option. ...
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Extended monitor shuts off internal monitor

I have Lenovo ThinkPad E545 running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have issues when I connect my external monitor via VGA. When I connect the external monitor, my internal monitor goes blank. What's interesting ...
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Problem switching to external monitor in Ubuntu 14.04

I usually use an external monitor to watch videos from my DELL Studio 1537 laptop. I just use the Fn + F8 combination to switch to the external monitor and I didn't use to have any problem. Since I ...
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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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Setting up 2 monitor workspace with Nvidia Optimus and save settings in Xorg.conf

here is my current Hardware Setup : Lenovo Laptop connected with 2 external monitors. Laptop uses Nvidia Optimus technology, switching with prime-select nvidia|intel , is working fine, with only ...
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Computer becoming unresponsive when changing display

I just had a weird issue come up today. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop with an external monitor. Until today, everything was working fine, but I started having a problem. ...
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How to fit the display into external monitor without title and menu bar being pushed outside the screen?

Just got Ubuntu and and seeing as how my laptop screen is broken I have to use an external monitor. How do I fit the display into external monitor without title and menu bar being pushed outside the ...
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Ubuntu won't detect an external monitor at all

I am running Ubuntu on an ASUS laptop and when I try to plug in my monitor, the monitor will turn on and display no signal. When I go to display settings it will never show my monitor no matter how ...
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External monitor image freezes for no aparrent reason

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, with Cinnamon environment on my laptop (Dell XPS l702x). I have an external monitor Dell monitor connected through HDMI. Sometimes while I am working, the image on my ...
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Disable laptop display before login

I am looking for a way to disable my laptop's built in display before (or right at) the login screen on Ubuntu 14.04. I have a second monitor, and want to only use that. I already have changed the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Dual display hot plugging - large windows disappear

I have a laptop that is docked and a external display plugged in. When I undock my laptop SOME windows (XFTerminal being the main one) that are not maximised and too tall for my laptop display cannot ...
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How to disable Light Locker and Splash screen on laptop screen (only display on external monitor) in Xubuntu 14.04

I have changed settings in Xubuntu 14.04 so that my laptop screen (which is partially broken) is disabled after logging in, and the desktop is only displayed on my external monitor. I did this via ...
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Intel HD4000 slow graphics performance on external display

I am using ubuntu 13.10. I have a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop. It has two graphic adapters, Intel HD 4000 and nvidia NVS 5200M with optimus technology. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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13.10 - How to use the maximal resolution with an Acer X233H monitor?

I reported this as a bug already (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/1272621) but as I think this might be useful to other users, I thought I should ask for a fix ...
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External monitor won't show login screen

I'm using a laptop with external monitor (laptop screen disabled). I had a power failure in our house so laptop (without battery) closed, I had a lot of stuff opened and something broke because Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not detect HDMI

I have just upgraded my Dell M1330 with Intel GM965 graphics from 12.04 to 13.04 (fresh install). Now when I plug in an external monitor on HDMI, nothing happens. It seems that HDMI is only detected ...
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GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod

I am getting the following error GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface `org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.XRANDR_2' on object at path /org/gnome/SettingsDaemon/XRANDR ...
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Display larger than my external screen

I seem to have this problem every time I install Ubuntu. I have a Panasonic Viera Plasma 50" and the display area on it is always cropped I have tried all kinds of configurations with the terminal ...
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(Xubuntu) - How to turn off Laptop screen while external screen is connected

Hi I just installed Xubuntu on my Laptop, now I want it to disable the laptop screen as long as the external screen is connected. But when I disconnect the external monitor I want the laptop screen to ...
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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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Nvidia driver overscan issue second monitor via dvi-d cable

Ok, I know that I have a bit of a bizarre setup, but here goes. I have an old laptop, HP Pavilion 6000. The graphics card in there is a GeForce 7150M. The monitor connection is an old 18pin. The ...
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How to make Kubuntu automatically switch between the laptop monitor and the external monitor when it's plugged in?

My installation of Kubuntu 12.04 does not switch to the default external monitor when I plug in nor does it switch back to the laptop monitor (Intel HD 3000) when the external one is plugged out. Both ...
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Not working Dual monitor on Radeon HD 5450

I use Radeon HD 5450. I need work with Dual monitor. One try (Not Working): The first monitor is in VGA onboard input. The second monitor on VGA Radeon 5450. Second try (Not Working): The first ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...