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

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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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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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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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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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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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When playing music through hdmi it stutters

I use Ubuntu 14.04 lts on the laptop. I have connected the laptop to a TV using hdmi and sound through home theater. When I am playing the music, the display turns off for a second along with that the ...
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Can't disable automatic mirror display

I just plugged an external display and the system detected it automatically. However, the two monitors display the same and when I go to Display preferences, it looks like it wasn't detecting any ...
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intel-virtual-output -f XIO fatal error

After a fresh installation of ubuntu 15.04 i've updated the packages. And whenever i try to run intel-virtual-output -f it give me :- XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X ...
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multiple configuration in ~/.config/monitor.xml

I am using fresh installed ubuntu 15.05 with integrated and discrete intel and nvidia graphic cards. why my ~/.config/monitor.xml file contain two configuration tags having same configuration ...
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How can I turn off the screen of my laptop while using an eGPU?

I use my latop with an external graphic card (eGPU) through an express card slot. As soon as, the eGPU is activated, the screen of the laptop is fixed. The blue image of the xubuntu loading is ...
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Cannot get two external monitors plus built-in display to work together

I'm on an Asus Zenbook UX31A which has Intel HD Graphics chipset with the latest BIOS. Output of lspci -vvk is as follows: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core ...
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Dell XPS 2013 model 4k external monitor support

This August I am shipping off to college and am looking for a second monitor to work on. I want a large monitor with a high resolution so that I have a lot of real estate to work on. I currently have ...
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How to use iMac as external monitor for ubuntu laptop

I have a 13 inch laptop running ubuntu and an iMac running OSX. I'd like to use the iMac as an external monitor for the laptop. The laptop has VGA and HDMI, and ubuntu 14.04. Related: ...
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External display problems in 12.04

Long story short, this is what it looks like when I connect my laptop to an Electron 16-inch display: Is there a way to fix that messed-up area on the bottom? Also, I would have posted the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...