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

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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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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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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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Control external monitor brightness via software

Hello Ubuntu community, I can control the brightness of my DELL U2713HM connected with DisplayPort via the command: ddccontrol -p -r 0x10 -w 53 where in this example the number 53 represents the ...
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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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Laptop with Intel Graphics: external VGA monitor only gets signal on boot (no “hot plugging”) [closed]

I am able to get an external VGA monitor (or projector) to work if I start my laptop with it connected. However, if I start the laptop with it disconnected there is no signal on the external. The ...
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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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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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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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Change system settings depending on whether a monitor is plugged in

I'm currently using a Laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. When I'm at work I plug in a monitor, mouse and keyboard. Then I close my laptops screen and use it as a normal pc. Everytime I plug it in and plug ...
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Laptop screen blank after login when external monitor is not connected

Ubuntu does not switch back automatically to only monitor present when booting after disconnecting external monitor. Here's a video showing what happens. I get to the login window and everything ...
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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 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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display port not working for Dell XPS 14z

I am trying to hook up an external monitor to an XPS 14z on ubuntu 11.10. I realize it has an optimus card, but everything I can find says that the displayport is hooked up to the intel card, and HDMI ...
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Switch to external monitor by default when it is plugged in [closed]

I have Thinkpad T510 with NVidia videocard and an external monitor connected via VGA. I have a following usage pattern: Turn on the laptop in the docking station below the desk Take it out, open, ...
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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 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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Trouble recognising external monitor

I'm a first time Ubuntu user (using Ocelot) and know very little about computers. My laptop screen is broken and I'm trying to connect to an external monitor through a VGA cable but I can't get 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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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 ...