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

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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 ...
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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 ...