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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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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Erratic display behaviour on 12.04 using an Asus Zenbook

When I first plugged in my 23 inch monitor through the mini-VGA port, everything worked...both display were detected, and worked. On the second or third plug in, the internal display would turn off, ...
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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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How can I extend the desktop onto an external monitor/projector?

I've plugged in a projector into my laptop and I'm attempting to extend the desktop onto it (so that I can run a full screen app on the projector and have the controls on my laptop). I'm able to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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where does gnome-display-properties save the different configurations?

I use gnome-display-properties to configure the external screens that I attach to my laptop at home and in the office. Gnome-display-properties cleverly remembers which screen is which, and ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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 can I know which GPU my VGA output uses?

I have an optimus GPU 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT ...
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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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Switching displays while keeping windows in workspaces

I currently have my laptop configured to use only the external display when I plug it in at my desk, and when I unplug the display, it uses the internal laptop display as I'd expect. Everything works ...
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Border between monitors

In a dual-monitor setup, moving a window on the left screen to the right side will have a (small) "block" when the window aligns with the left screen's right border. This is useful to position a ...
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Laptop Screen won't stay off when connecting to an external monitor

When at home I prefer to plug my laptop into an external monitor, attach an usb mouse and keyboard, and pretend I'm not working off of a laptop. Works great at first... However, my laptop monitor ...
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Dual monitor problem on disconnect [closed]

I'm using a dual monitor setup on a Samsung QX412 laptop. My external monitor is connected via HDMI. I am NOT using the additional Nvidia drivers.Ubuntu uses Gnome 2 when I install them, so they don't ...
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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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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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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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Plugging two external screens to laptop via VGA and HDMI

I have an Asus U30JC laptop with a VGA and HDMI ports. I can connect my external screen (1920x1200) to either of those ports but I wonder if I would be able to use two screens at the same time, one ...
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How do I set up GRUB to display on 2 monitors?

How do I set up GRUB to display on 2 monitors? I have a laptop plugged in to a external monitor. Most of the time, I leave the laptop closed, and just use the monitor, but when I boot up, I have to ...
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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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Enable external VGA output on a laptop with a broken screen

I have a laptop (Packard bell with Nvidia graphics) with broken screen. How do I enable the vga external output for an external monitor? (I suppose that i have to change the x configurations?)
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Acer Aspire One and Kernel 2.6.35-25 Freeze [closed]

I'm having a problem with an Acer Aspire One netbook after the latest kernel upgrade. Basically, doing anything relating to an external monitor locks the trackpad, and in some cases, the keyboard as ...
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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 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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Ubuntu Dual Monitor Problem

My problem is when i start an app or something like that. App starts on the extra monitor. When i do options>display change sides with external monitor and laptop. It fixes but i want external monitor ...
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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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Monitor setup and desktop background lost on restart

I have a Lenovo Z570 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 very happily. I love it, and I'm fairly sure I want to switch permenantly. The laptop has a 1366x768px built in screen, and is connected ...
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Cannot change monitor configuration without causing black screen

I have a laptop (Sony Vaio E series), with an external monitor attached to it. By default, it puts the two screens in mirror. I don't like mirror mode for various reasons and want to change it (turn ...
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Flickering with experimental driver on a Geforce 8200M [duplicate]

I've just installed Natty in a laptop with a non-working back-light, so I have to use an external monitor in order to see anything. The problem is that the two nVidia proprietary drivers available ...
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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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Is there a way to disable laptop LCD on startup when external monitor is connected

Am running 12.04 and Gnome Shell with a Thinkpad X201 laptop and docking station. When I start the Thinkpad in the docking station with the lid closed, Ubuntu is recognizes that the external monitor ...
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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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Ubuntu cannot properly detect the external monitor due to broken laptop screen

I have a Dell M1530, which has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed on it. The screen on my laptop no longer works but the external monitor works fine, well, almost. The resolution is set to 1024x768 ...
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Problem using miniDisplay port adapter to VGA on Dell XPS l502x

It's my first question here and I feel really bothered by this problem. I recently bought a new AOC e2343F2k 23" monitor, it supports 1920x1080 resolution and when I plugged by the first time, it ...
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Problem with the Primary Display

I have connected my laptop running Ubuntu 11.04 to an external monitor. Since then, I am not able to use my primary display. Primary Display shows only a resolution of 640x480 at the moment. The ...
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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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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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dual monitors w/ different workspaces?

I have two monitors connected by vga, but both are showing the same workspace. I want to know how to fix this problem and get back to having separate workspaces on each monitor
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xrandr shows VGA1 as disconnected

I have a Thinkpad W520 with Nvidia Optimus graphics. I have disabled the Nvidia card in BIOS (by selecting "integrated graphics"), so I'm running only on the integrated Intel graphics. I get full 3D ...
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Is it possible to change display settings and apply without logging out like Windows?

When I want to connect a second monitor or projector to my computer, I always have to change display settins, like seperate x screens configuration, and save and logout to apply new settings. It is ...
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External screens with Matrox DualHead2Go working in Linux?

I would like to know if a DualHead2GO would work in Linux, to have two external screens attached to it and to the VGA/DVI of my laptop: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/ The ...