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

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T440s and Cinema Display

I tried to connect apple cinema display 30" 2560x1600 via minidisplay port to t440s with Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04, but the screen was blinking, low rows were not rendered properly. When I switch to ...
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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 ...
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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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pressing any physical button/key causes external monitor to shut off

So I'm pretty new with Ubuntu. Well Linux in general. Anyway, whenever i switch to an external display with my laptop (hp pavilion dv6000) and press any key on my keyboard or media control bar, it ...
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external display resolution vga output

I am using a Toshiba laptop with an ati radeon graphics card. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 via wubi. I am trying to output to my external display which has a native resolution of 1280x768, but it is ...
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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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Extenar 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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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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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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External Monitor won't appear is 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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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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AMD Catalyst on HDTV 720p

I have an AMD A8-5500 system. When I set it up, it was on a small monitor with a 1366x768,60 video setting. I moved the system to my living room and attached it to my Secptre HDTV. I connected both ...
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Disabling monitor reconfiguration when closing lid

I often need to move my laptop from one working place to another. When I do this, there are two events Ubuntu responds to by changing the monitor set up: Removing/attaching the VGA cable ...
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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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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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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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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 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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13.04 - Extenal monitor plugged on laptop HDMI shows image but lags a lot

It uses an Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M. When I plug in the monitor, it shows some images but with bad FPS and lagging a lot. For example, when I move the mouse pointer, it leaves a trail that vanishes ...
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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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External monitor recognized but getting “no signal”

I'm running 12.10 dual booted with windows 7 (nvidia optimus). I have no idea what might be wrong because: the monitor works on windows it worked on ubuntu for over a year and even now the splash ...
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How to keep application running on external monitor when ubuntu locked

I would like to keep a dashboard-style app running full-screen on one of my monitors while I'm away from my computer. (And the computer is locked.) I don't need any user input in the application, I'd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HDMI automatically clones when connected, does not appear in “Displays”

I've been looking for days to figure out what is going on but I am completely lost. I am unable to control the screen settings on my external monitor (HDMI). The external display is not detected at ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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No HDMI output on 12.10, Intel HD graphics (Ironlake)

I am unable to get any output to my external monitor on 12.10. The monitor is recognized and shows the native res (1920x1080, correct) but enabling has no effect. Graphics chipset is Intel Ironlake ...
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How to turn on display port

I have thinkpad t430 with NVIDIA NVS 5400M and Intel HD Graphics 4000. I installed the bumblebee and nvidia-current but ubuntu still doesn't recognise external monitor connected displayPort
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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 ...