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

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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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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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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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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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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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Which dock station delivering power + external monitor would work with 13.04?

As mentioned in many other posts, USB 3.0-dock stations (with DisplayLink3000) do not work with Linux and I seem to understand there is no hope to have it working soon. I have myself a new Dell XPS13 ...
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Gnome Classic - automatically add panel when external monitor is connected

Similar to: With Xmonad / GNOME, switch gnome-panel between monitors While at my desk, I use two external monitors with laptop lid shut. When mobile, I use my laptop display of course. I like to ...
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plugging in external monitor to ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS causes unknown error at start-up

OS : ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS OS Arch. : X86_64 Graphic : Nvidia NVS 3100M External Monitor : Samsung SyncMaster S20R315B Plus Laptop Model : DELL Latitude E6410 today I bought "Samsung ...
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External monitor sideways with Acer netbook. 12.10 new install

I was running Ubuntu 11-point-something ok but shut the computer off while it was updating and trashed something. I downloaded the image file for 12.10 and installed it. When I hook up an HP 20" ...
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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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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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Slow scrollin since upgrade to 12.10

Since I have upgraded (no clean install) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, particular graphical aspects are slow: Scrolling is really slow: for example in a terminal window, gedit or a browser Compiz ...
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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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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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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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External Monitor Unknown

I just updated to 12.10 and i wanted to connect my Sansui Hdlcd19wb tv to it but always comes up as Unkown and it says "required virtual size does not fit available size" I've been searching on the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Dual monitors seen as one

I'm running 12.04 LTS and I have a second monitor plugged into my laptop. I took the option of an extended desktop, and it seems X considers it as only one big monitor. This causes me some pain (for ...
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Unable to mirror screen, ubuntu 13.04 asus ux32vd

When I choose mirror screen under display settings, it only shows the screen on the laptop. I don't know where to begin. This is ubuntu 13.04 on Asus UX32VD Output from the requested command: ...
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Display port is recognized but no image

I am on a X220 running Ubuntu 13.04, I am trying to connect a monitor through the display port using a DisplayPort to HDMI converter. The monitor is recognized, but the monitor itself says 'No ...
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Sable complete as external monitor

A somewhat unusual question. Can the Sable complete system76 PC be used as an external monitor? If so how? Thanks...
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external monitor problem

I had the external Dell monitor plugged into my laptop when I installed ubuntu 13.04. It seems after that ubuntu thinks that my external Dell monitor is the default monitor. I can't display only the ...
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Precise Pangolin: Trying to connect an external monitor using the minidisplay port on the Lenovo T430

I am trying to connect a Lenovo T430 laptop to an HDMI capable external display (It's a TV. Only available input is HDMI) with a minidisplay to HDMI adapter. The adapter itself works( on Win 7). ...