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

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“xrandr: Configure crtc 0 failed” when trying to change resolution on external monitor

I've been trying to set up an external monitor for a bit, finally got it mostly working except the resolution is off. My monitor's native res is 1600x900, which I finally got to show up in xrandr: ...
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External monitor issue for ubuntu14.04 on 13" HP probook 650

Fresh install ubuntu14.04 on HP probook 650, no dock station, attached external monitor detected and the desktop displayed on the external monitor. The problem is, if the laptop is awaken from ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Crashes when plugging external monitor (Asus ux501jw-dh71)

Just got a new Asus ux501jw-dh71 laptop. As soon as I plug a monitor my display crashes and all I can do is open a terminal with ctrl-alt-fx to reboot. I have tried different nvidia drivers (352 and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize thunderbolt port on my Mac Mini

I have a working install disk which works perfectly fine on my MacBook, but when I boot to it on my Mac Mini and select 'Install Ubuntu' the monitor goes to sleep, and the computer stays on. The only ...
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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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Ubuntu Touch Desktop Mode on Nexus 10

does the current available version of Ubuntu Touch for Nexus 10 support the Desktop Mode (showing the full Desktop on an external Monitor)? If yes, how can I activate it? Plug in HDMI Montior and USB ...
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External 4k Monitor on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Do you have any experience with a 4k monitor at the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro? It has an Intel Core i5 4200U and an Intel HD Graphics 4400 card with a mini HDMI port. I am interested in buying a UHD ...
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15.04, 15.10 - Closing lid does not suspend laptop if connected to external monitor

Since the upgrade to 15.04 (update: 15.10 still same), my laptop's behavior on closing lid has changed: if it is connected to an external monitor, it will not suspend. In addition, all the windows are ...
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Forcing grub menu to external monitor connected to laptop via HDMI/VGA

Is there any way to force grub menu to show it's content in external monitor (for selecting the os to boot on win or ubuntu), I use my laptop more like a desktop with a monitor connected to it because ...
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Incorrect external monitor detection

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with a BenQ 27" 1080p monitor attached via HDMI. For some reason, the OS detects this as "built in" and will not allow me to install new drivers for my video card or select ...
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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors - Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes

I downloaded updates to my PC; which was on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS; and the next thing I know it's upgrading Ubuntu. Now it's upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; and when I login; it displays the following ...
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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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Lag on main screen when attathed to external monitor

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus Zenbook and I recently purchased a 24 in (1920 x 1080) monitor to use as a second monitor. The computer recognizes the monitor fine and I can display stuff on both ...
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Ubuntu Monitor turn of and on

When I turn off my monitor using it's button, and then turn it on again it does not receive any signal from the computer until rebooting it. The problem in Ubuntu 14.04.
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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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External monitor set as primary even when disconnected from laptop

My Lenovo X200 laptop has developed a problem recently whereby I get a blank internal screen on booting into Ubuntu 11.10. Display works normally during boot, after which the desktop is displayed ...
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Why BenQ monitor shows blank screen eventhough xrandr shows as connected?

System specs: Ubuntu 15.04, Dell Inspiron Graphic drivers: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M] Monitor: BenQ EW2440 What I ...
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External monitor not working with i915 graphics

I'm trying to make the external monitor work with the i915 driver on Kodibuntu (based on 14.04LTS) with a Lenovo Edge E320. The external monitor gets enabled during the boot, but is disabled as soon ...
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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 monitors not working with Dell Latitude E7250+EPort Plus

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Lattitude E7250 (intel video card) and have a Dell E-Port Plus docking station. The docking station has 2 DVI ports and 2 DP (DisplayPort) ports on the back. The ...
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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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Options for external monitor display

Every time I plug in an external monitor via hdmi, I get presented four options, of which the only 'extend' option is to extend the display to the right. The way my desk is set up, I need to extend ...
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Main screen turns off when plugging in second monitor, which doesn't work either

I'm having trouble with gnome 3 and Ubuntu 15.04, I recently installed a dual boot on my Y510p ideapad and got the proprietary gt755m nvidia drivers working (346.96 tested). It works great, except ...
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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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How to switch display from laptop to external monitor?

Ubuntu version is 10.10 and the laptop is Lenovo W520. A monitor is connected to the laptop through VGA. Display works under Window 7. But under Ubuntu, System->Preferences->Monitors only sees the ...
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How to see what is on external monitor using built-in screen?

I have a laptop connected to external monitor. Everything ok, but sometimes I need to check what's going on on external monitor (because I can't see them), hence two monitor should display the same ...
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Ubuntu not detecting the external display anymore

I just installed some updates and restarted and after this then Ubuntu doesn't detect the external display. It's connected with HDMI. What can I do about it? It doesn't appear in display settings. I ...
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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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Can f.lux work with dual screen (laptop + external) setup?

I've been using f.lux for a while and absolutely love it. It works correctly on my laptop and also on my external screen. However, when I try to use both of them simultaneously - the magic of f.lux ...
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Macbook retina 13" Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. Does anybody test it?

Recently I bought a HDMI to VGA adaptor for my macbook but it doesn't work on ubuntu 14.04. Again I am going to connect my macbook to a projector with VGA input. I need to know if anybody test Mini ...
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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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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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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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External monitor not going to sleep (MATE 15.04)

System : Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Machine : Toshiba Radius P55W-C5200 External monitor : Lenovo 23" IPS LED HD uname -a 3.19.0-25-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 24 21:16:27 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i686 ...
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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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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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How do I prevent an external monitor from shutting off when closing my laptop lid?

I've seen this issue on previous versions of Ubuntu, but not on 12.04 and some of those are resolved bugs, so I'm asking again. I've set up power management so that, when plugged in, my laptop does ...
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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 fix: too short external monitor's resolution after HDMI reconnect until reboot?

I am working on a notebook with external monitor via HDMI and experiencing the same problem each day - in one specific case the external monitor's resolution is not set correctly - gets 1600x1200 ...
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Asus external monitor has pink tint [closed]

One day, my ASUS PB238Q monitor started having a strong pink tint to it. Question: How can I tell if this is a software or hardware problem? If it's a software issue, how can I fix it? ...
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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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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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Can't use 3 monitors: both display outputs on XPS laptop along with laptop display. CRTC 64 error

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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How do I put my laptop as main screen with arandr?

I'm using 64 bit Lubuntu 15.04, I inserted my monitor, opened arandr, activated the monitor and positioned it as shown below. Now the problem I'm having is that my monitor seems to be considered the ...
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increase screen refresh rate for external monitor?

My external monitor display is "wavy" or "wobbly". A colleague looked at my screen and told me that this is probably bad for my eyes. Will increasing the refresh rate fix this problem? How do I do ...
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External display mirroring builtin on Lenovo G560

On a Lenovo G560 running Ubuntu 14.10 I am trying to connect an external monitor to use as a dual-monitor setup. When connecting the display, the external monitor one mirrors what is on the builtin ...
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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? ...