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

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External monitor on 13.04: mouse flickers, weird refresh

I'm using a fresh install Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop, and I use it often but not always with an external HDMI monitor, but I get weird behavior whenever I use dual screen. If I have the cable plugged in ...
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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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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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after apt-get upgrade monitors freeze whenever I change something in 'displays'

Steps to reproduce: open Displays change anything, from resolution, to disabling or enabling one of the monitors. click Apply monitors freeze Sometimes I can still see the mouse movements. I can ...
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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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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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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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Random Missing Characters on Unbuntu + Unity + External Display

Every time I try to use an external display with my HDMI port I'm having random missing characters on the applications and menus like this: Video card on my system: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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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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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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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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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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How to use a MCT Trigger II external USB2DVIE3 adaptor?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - relative newbie. Would really like to know if I can use the Startech USB2DVIE3 adapter. I've done some reading but haven't got very far. It uses DisplayLink technology (I ...
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How do I create a custom resolution for an external monitor?

I currently trying to add the resolution 1216x676 for my external monitor which is connected via HDMI-1. I'm following the guide found at ...
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Alt+tab multi displays

I'm Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell on a HP Pavilion dm4 with an external display. When I try to switch between applications using the Alt+tab shortcut, the box showing the applications is showed only ...
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Looking for Compatabile external usb video adapter for ubuntu 12.04

I have a gateway sx that has two video output ports 1 DVI and one VGA. The DVI port went bad and I want to add an external usb vga video card that will work with ubuntu 12.04 64 bit so I can use 2 ...
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External display, windows are moving to external display

I use external display with lenovo w520, I am running it with following script xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --primary --output VIRTUAL --mode 1920x1200 --left-of LVDS1 optirun screenclone -d :8 -x 1 ...
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Toshiba Tecra A8 display resizes to 4:3 when an External display is used

I am very new to this so please excuse me if the solution is simple. I am running an old Toshiba Tecra A8 laptop and the screen is fine until I attach an external monitor via VGA then the laptops ...
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Nvidia GeForce Gt-520M-cn on intel dh61ww Ubuntu 12.04

I have this desktop: i7 2600, 8gb ram ddr3, board intel dh61ww, Geforce Nvidia GT520-cn 2Gb ddr3, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (kernel 3.2.0-23-generic). I want to setup two Samsung ...
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IBM ThinkVision Monitor not being detected by Ubuntu 11.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad T400

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T400, connected to an IBM omniport dock. To this is connected my IBM ThinkVision monitor, via DVI cable. My Thinkpad is running Ubuntu 11.10. The monitor is not being ...
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Second screen toolbars/launcher not working (15.04 fresh install)

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Latitude E6420 with an external monitor. Everything works fine on the external screen, but the launcher and toolbars do not react when clicked ...
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ThinkPad W530 - Mini display port doesn't work

I have a ThinkPad W530 Laptop. It has Nvidia Q K1000M installed. I am unable to make mini display port work to be able to connect to an external monitor using mini to hdmi display cable. My guess is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 resolution problem

I connected my laptop to the tv with a hdmi cable but the 1920x1080 resolution gives me problems. If I set any other resolution is all great because I can set in the settings of the TV the option "dot ...
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Laptop monitor is cut off when using an external display (12.04 + Unity)

UPDATE: Bug is described HERE. The "problem" still allows functionality. I have 12.04 on a T61 Thinkpad. The indicator/menu bar is rendered correctly on both screens and everything with unity/dash is ...
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Dual monitor setup with Intel graphics and Nvidia Geforce GT 425M on 12.04

I have a Dell XPS L401x and just installed 12.04. I have a mini-display and an HDMI output, and I could hook up two Dell UltraSharp monitors to each port on Windows 7, and get a triple monitor setup. ...
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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? ...
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Connect 14.04 laptop to TV, VGA to HDMI via adapter

During my research on this topic I've encountered many people who seem to have a similar problem, but none of the few solutions that I found did the job for me. Problem I want to connect my Thinkpad ...
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Laptop screen turns white, external monitor works (14.04, Lenovo Thinkpad T420s)

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad T420. Three days ago my laptop main internal display suddenly turns white while I was switching to my external monitor which still works fine. The problem remains even when ...
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Asus not recognizing Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Asus N550JV which has a thunderbolt port. When I connect to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, it doesn't do anything. But when I connect the monitor to a Macbook (runnning OSx), it works fine. ...
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Will Unitek Y-3704 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station work on ubuntu 12 or higher?

I consider buying Unitek Y-3704 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station for my ASUS U36SG laptop. Seems very handy. But I wonder if my ubuntu 12.04 will be able to handle DVI and VGA displays? I have ...
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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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Acer Aspire 5253 crashes when connecting external display

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my step-brother's acer aspire 5253 and when i connect this external display the screen becomes "glitchy" and the computer stops responding. When I ...
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External monitor's resolution too small with 14.04 via HDMI

My DELL 27inch monitor should be capable of 2560x1440 resolution. I've confirmed with Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA with DVI connection. Now on 14.04 Intel® HD 4600 with HDMI, the maximum resolution I see is ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Nvidia driver overscan issue second monitor via dvi-d cable

Ok, I know that I have a bit of a bizarre setup, but here goes. I have an old laptop, HP Pavilion 6000. The graphics card in there is a GeForce 7150M. The monitor connection is an old 18pin. The ...
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External Monitor not recognized dynamically with NVIDIA graphics card

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on dell E6420 with Nvidia NVS4200M. I can configure any external display properly using NVIDIA X Server Settings, but monitors are not recognized automatically nor recognized ...