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

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How to fix: too short external monitor's resolution after HDMI reconnect until reboot?

Is there a way to force the system to always set the same resolution for specific display regardless to anything? I am working on a notebook with external monitor via HDMI and experiencing the same ...
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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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Dell 1525 on Ubuntu 13.10 allows only 2 resolutions on external monitor

As I wrote in the title, my laptop is Dell 1525 and I have a acer monitor connected to the VGA port. The problem is that the monitor's native resolution is 1366x768, and I can see only 800x600 and ...
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External monitor only works during login

Recently my laptop screen broke, so I removed the hinges from laptop and bought external monitor. Now my laptop boots into login screen [via VGA] cable into the monitor, but as soon as I login, the ...
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How to fix: monitor's speaker volume resets to max upon system restart?

How can I set monitor's speakers volume to be remembered after system restart? If every change would be hard to remember I'd like to at least set default volume. The Samsung monitor is detected as a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 external monitor is not recognized on HP Pavilion dv7

Monitor worked on open-source drivers for Ubuntu 13.04/ When I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, open source drivers did not recognize any monitor (display settings say: "Could not get screen information".). ...
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Laptop with Ubuntu and external monitor

I'm trying to connect my external monitor to the laptop im using. But I get this error: I ran all the updates and recommended driver settings. Any ideas how to fix that?
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How do I toggle screen geometry with hotkeys?

My main computer is a laptop with an external monitor and I need set up hotkeys to switch between two display modes: external monitor only (1920*1080) internal + external monitor (1280*800 + ...
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Laptop suspends when switching to F1-F6 terminals; lid closed, external monitor

As the title says, the laptop automatically suspends without my telling it to do so when I switch from X (Gnome-Shell 3.10) to the F terminals. The power settings are set to never suspend, and the ...
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Two problems, both with either lock or suspend.

I recently did two things that may be the cause of either of them. 1) I started using a second screen 2) I installed xscreensaver instead of the stock, power saving option. My first question is ...
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Is there anything similar to Unity Tweaks for external displays?

I just added an extra display to my Ubuntu and it looks great, but how do I fine tune it? I can't tell it exactly where to put all my files (on my screen or on the other one) and it's just lacking ...
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How to change metamode in xorg.conf so that my game in FHD will be displayed only in the external monitor?

I would like to launch my game only in the external monitor which I have attached to my laptop with hdmi cable. This is my current xorg.conf # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by ...
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Dell E6400 FN F8 does not work; LCD/Projector connected to VGA port not recognized

Brand new to Linux/Ubuntu, but LOVING it so far. I have 12.04 installed on a Dell Lat E6400 and everything is fantastic. Except the fact that the laptop will not seem to recognize any type of LCD or ...
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Accidentally Changed Dual Monitor Setup and don't know how to reset it

I have a dual monitor setup with my laptop and an external Asus monitor running under Ubuntu 11.10. When I first started using Ubuntu, it synced both screens. What showed up on my laptop showed up on ...
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External display suddenly not detected

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U410 running Ubuntu Desktop 13.04. I have an external monitor that I connect to via HDMI, and it's worked flawlessly for six months. I plug in my laptop, it detects the ...
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External monitor behavior

can Ubuntu 13.10 not automatically turn off one of the monitors temporarily when an external monitor is plugged into the laptop, and also automatically switch back to laptop monitor when the external ...
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Move Apps to Second Display With No Delay [duplicate]

When moving program windows to second display there is a delay on the edge of the screen which does not let me move windows smoothly to the other one. How can I remove this delay in such a way that I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't recognize second monitor

After a long hiatus, I finally decided to get Ubuntu Desktop back up and running. I recently purchased a second monitor, which I works, as it worked right out of the box with Windows. Ubuntu however ...
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Dual monitors seen as one

I'm running 12.04 LTS and I have a second monitor plugged into my laptop. I took the option of an extended desktop, and it seems X considers it as only one big monitor. This causes me some pain (for ...
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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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Unable to mirror screen, ubuntu 13.04 asus ux32vd

When I choose mirror screen under display settings, it only shows the screen on the laptop. I don't know where to begin. This is ubuntu 13.04 on Asus UX32VD Output from the requested command: ...
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Display port is recognized but no image

I am on a X220 running Ubuntu 13.04, I am trying to connect a monitor through the display port using a DisplayPort to HDMI converter. The monitor is recognized, but the monitor itself says 'No ...
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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 ...