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

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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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how--->Second screen on the left side but the Icons should remain on the main monitor (i.e. Right side)?

I want to keep the secondary screen on the left side which i can do through the monitor setup tool. Problem: As the secondary screen is on the left side therefore, my desktop icon has moved on that ...
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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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External display not detected correctly in Dell Latitude E6530

Currently, I bought the laptop Dell Latitude E6530 and installed Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit (Raring Ringtail) alongside with Windows 7 (I could not get rid of it because of some special programs for ...
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USB display adapter with linux/ubuntu drivers?

I want to use my external monitor's resolution fully (2560x1440) with a USB display adapter for my laptop. I have one with Windows drivers, are there any adapter with linux / Ubuntu drivers that can ...
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Two mouse pointers when disconnecting external monitor

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 (from 14.04). When I unplug my external monitor (I'm on a laptop so this happens often) the mouse gets a second pointer just below the normal one but rotated 90° ...
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VGA output not working for Intel GS45 Express chipset

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Toshiba Portege R600-10Q laptop (a model from 2009). I am now trying to display the desktop on a BenQ Senseye3 22" monitor, via the vga output, but it's ...
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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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Ubuntu showing problems in connecting two external monitor

I am working with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell E7240. I have connected two external Dell monitors E2211Hb but they both are not working simultaneously. Yesterday both were working fine and after some time one ...
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Monitor connected to VGA1 went blank!

I have been able to work for the last 3 weeks on two monitors on a Xubuntu 14.04.01 without a problem. All the monitors have been detected nicely and everything run smoothly. One of the monitors is ...
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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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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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Problem with external monitor

Since yesterday I have weired problems using my external monitor (Benq 19" connected via DVI over DVI->HDMI cable and HDMI->Mini DisplayPort-Adapter) with Ubuntu 14.04. Until then I could use this ...
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USB ports on external monitor are not recognized

I have an external monitor (ASUS PB238Q) connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop via HDMI. The monitor works totally fine except for the four USB ports on it, which are not recognized by Ubuntu. Opening ...
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Keep External HDMI Monitor ON

I am running XBMC (Frodo) on an Asus U47A laptop (Intel Sandybridge graphics) with Ubuntu 12.04. The laptop is connected to an older Phillips 27" tube HDTV via HDMI. What I would like is for XBMC to ...
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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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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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Macbook Pro7,1 Ubuntu 14.04 external monitor

I have a macbook pro7,1 and I have just installed ubuntu 14.04. I try to connect it to an external Asus monitor, using a mini-display(thunderbolt) to HDMI wire. I get an error message saying: ...
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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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Install on a laptop with external monitor only

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 1545 which is using an external monitor (LCD is broken). The external monitor is an AOC e950Swn and the LCD is complety unpluged from the MOBO, if that ...
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How to change external monitor brightness via DDC/IC?

I would like to change brightness on my external Dell U2713HM monitor via DDC/IC (DDC Wikipedia), it's connected via DisplayPort. I have the integrated Intel HD4000 graphics. When I run sudo ...
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LVDS connect Issue. ( If VGA connect. LVDS off )

I have very hard problem. And I don't solute haven't found a solution for this problem while for 3 weeks. Now tested OS ( ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 12.10, ubuntu 12.04) same problem. Physical connected ...
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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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Dell XPS 15 L521x miniDisplay to VGA detects monitor but does not work

I have an Dell XPS 15 L521x Laptop with an HDMI and miniDisplay outputs only. The HDMI port works great but when I'm trying to connect to a VGA output using mini DP -> VGA adapter the OS detects the ...
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Can't use both display outputs on XPS laptop

On a Dell XPS 15, running Ubuntu 14.04, the HDMI and Displayport ports work fine, but when I plug in two screens to both the DP and HDMI, it doesn't work. The screens window showed some error dialogs ...
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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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How can I start to debug external displays not being detected?

I'm running 14.04 on a HP ProBook 650. It has the built in graphics card and standalone; Integrated: Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Discrete: AMD RadeonTM HD 8 8750M (128-bit) w/1 GB GDDR5 On a fresh ...
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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 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 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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External Monitor won't appear in display settings

I installed Xubuntu onto my HP 2133 Notebook, installed all the updates and everything was working fine. I wanted to use an external monitor to extend the desktop between my laptop and monitor. The ...
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nagios NRPE CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds

Getting following error on nagios server root@VMb:/usr/local/nagios/libexec# ./check_nrpe -H 54.255.1.99 -n CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds.
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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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Monitor goes sleep during fullscreen black scene

My monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 171s) turns into sleep mode for few seconds when there is totally black scene in fullscreen (for example: between two scenes in a movie). How can I disable it? I'm ...
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Can I launch game from steam at fullscreen on external monitor on laptop?

I have recently installed steam and Dota 2 on my Ubuntu box. I would like to use my external monitor to get the "full experience". The problem is that when I use the fullscreen option I get the game ...
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How do I define the primary monitor in XFCE?

I've set up multiple monitors in xfce per this answer, but my secondary monitor was chosen as the main one. How do I change which monitor is the main one?
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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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Touch on touchscreen operates on wrong monitor [duplicate]

I have a laptop with a touch screen, and I connect it to an external monitor at work. I touch the screen, but the touch is processed on the wrong monitor - for example, if I tap the lower right corner ...
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Second monitor available without beeing connected

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop, and everything worked better than thought, but: My laptop recognises two screens. I mean, you can connect a second screen to it by HDMI or VGA, but both ...
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Connecting external monitor to my laptop

I have an external monitor which I want to connect to my laptop, using both monitors at the same time. However I can't manage to have them both working. Only one monitor works at a time. In the ...
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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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Can you design buttons on a Ubuntu/Android tablet that is to be used as a virtual keyboard for your desktop?

Running out of buttons After using Autohotkey for remapping, I soon didn't have enough keyboard buttons to attach macros or scripts to them, so I'd have to make new scripts that use the same button. ...
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Second monitor for Dell latitude 7440 (Ubuntu 13.10)

I just got a brand new Dell latitude E7440. After installing Ubuntu 13.10 (as the only OS), I'm having some serious issues however: I have a docking station, through which I would like to connect the ...
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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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External display is being overlapped by laptop display. Blue edges

I seem to be having difficulty setting Ubuntu up to run on an external monitor for use as a HTPC/XBMC box. No matter what settings I apply I am unable to have the laptop display remain in a position ...
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Can't alter display settings. Trying to configure External Monitor

I just bought an external monitor to go with my laptop. The computer is an HP Elitebook 6930p. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with the Cinnamon desktop. The external monitor actually works fine right out of ...
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Laptop screen blank when I connect an external monitor (which works)

I have connected an external monitor to my laptop via VGA. However I can't get both working at the same time. What I wanted was for the external monitor to be a continuation of my laptop, however when ...