Questions about multiple monitors (Including projectors), how to set them up, troubleshooting the configuration, etc.

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DisplayLink USB DVI adapter recognized as CD-ROM, no signal output for Ubuntu 14.04

I am using this TruLink 30359 which has a DisplayLink chip. http://www.ebay.com/itm/121402269836?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 To explain what happened in my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Dual-Monitor layout and primary display with Nvidia in Gnome-Shell

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 with gnome-shell version 3.10.4. I can attach a second monitor to my laptop and it is recognized. If I configure it with the nvidia-settings at the right of my laptop ...
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any support in any Ubuntu flavor for per-display DPI scaling?

my question is about having multiple monitors with different density (DPI) to display the UI at approximately the same physical dimensions. The feature is supported by Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.9. ...
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nVidia Dual Monitor Resolution Problem

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have two monitors and the monitor on the left has a different resolution and I can't change it. (See: screen shot) Output of xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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Unable to force resolution

I've got a system with a GTX 750. I've also got a 2560x1440 monitor. I'm having trouble getting it to work at all. Initially, I had an older graphics card installed and got the system up with 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Requested size ** exceeds 3D hardware limit ** - dual monitors

I know this has been discussed before, but the solutions I found is for older versions of Ubuntu. What about the 14.04? Any idea on setting up two monitors to work with Ubuntu Unity decently? Not ...
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Change standard display order

I'm using an additional display that stands to the left of my laptop. Ubuntu recognizes the display, putting the display screen to the right. In the display settings I've changed the display order so ...
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Resolution changes when using switch

So, the "real" resolution of my monitor is 1024x768. That's what I'd use on my docked Windows laptop, and what I'd use on my Xubuntu desktop connected directly. When I connect a switch, to switch ...
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how to set default screen resolution in Kubuntu 14.04

OK, so I found the new screen resolution setting button, thank you, but now I need to know how do you make it stay. Every single time I reboot it resets the resolution back to some strange default ...
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Multiple Monitors Detect Add Remove Laptop Auto Change Nvidia X Server Settings

Physical Setup; 4 monitors, 1 laptop, 1 hdmi switch box, 1 graphics card used for all 4 displays. Monitors listed in nvidia x server settings as; CRT-0, DFP-1, DFP-3, DFP-4. Short description of ...
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Only one display works on GeForce 770 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have three monitors in my system - all three are Dell E2014H 19" displays. One monitor is connected to a GeForce 550Ti, and the other two are connected to a GeForce 770, all via DVI. After ...
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Multi Screen Wallpaper not using Zoom setting at login

Two monitors, one rotated (which seems to be a factor here) and the wallpaper will not properly use the zoom setting at log in. It has the appearance of being in span mode at log in. A simple change ...
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How to install a second graphics card and use 4 monitors?

I finally decided to take the plunge and ditch windows. After several hours I got things working perfectly with all my apps installed. Only problem is that I run 4 desktop displays off 2 nvidia ...
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Second screen not working with Kubuntu 14.4 or any other Ubuntu OS

I have an Nvidia Geforce graphics card and have been searching for weeks for a fix to get both screens working and have no idea how to fix this issue. Both screens are hooked up with HDMI cables. I am ...
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Full screen mode in a dual monitor work [duplicate]

I used to work with two displays. As usual I make full screen on the second monitor for watching web video while continuing to work on the laptop monitor. In Ubuntu it's always opening in full screen ...
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Dual monitor resolutions won't stick after boot unknown

I had a brownout last night, which forced my CPU to reboot. When it came back up, my dual monitors had the incorrect resolution. Now I have to set them manually after startup. My main monitor is an ...
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12.04 displaying video via with vga with optimus disabled but external display not detected

I have a Dell vostro 3446 notebook with nvidia optimus. Since I do not need the capabilities of the dedicated gpu, I have blacklisted the nouveau driver and switched off the nvidia gpu with ...
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Error when trying to compile mstSupportKernel

I am trying to follow the solution for the MST issue outlined here: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/node/358 But when I try to compile the following: sudo make-kpkg -j 4 --initrd ...
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Do any versions of Ubuntu support MST?

I want to run dual monitors using Ubuntu 14.04, but have an issue, as detailed here: Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Graphics Dual / Extended Monitors This doesn't look possible on Ubuntu 14.04 for now. My ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Graphics Dual / Extended Monitors

Once Ubuntu user returned after a few years messing around with other distros. I have just installed 14.04 and I'm having an issue with my dual monitors. I've Googled this issue only to find solutions ...
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Virtualbox --build --headless returns error

Failed to open the X11 display. This is related, I believe, to the other issue I'm having with the server not putting anything out to the display after a successful install. I have a post on ...
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How to disable nvidia xserver panning?

I have just connected my external monitor 1980x1200 to DisplayPort. I have Nvidia Optimus technology so I had to change into nvidia graphics. Monitors are working fine, I just got a problem, that my ...
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14.04 (installed in MacBook Air) doesn't detect second monitor

I have 14.04 installed in a Macbook Air 2011 OS X Mavericks. In Ubuntu the "Displays" window does not detect a second monitor Flatron L1953S (which otherwise works OK in the OS X). In that Ubuntu's ...
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My ubuntu freezes at the start screen after login after i disconnect my second HD monitor from the laptop?

once I resolve the problem by chance, again I used my second monitor and disconnect it but again it freezes at the starting of my user session. Mouse cursor moves but no response to clicks also mouse ...
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Nvidia Optimus dual screen setup on TP W520

Hi I'm trying to setup Nvidia Optimus with Driver 331 from xorg-edgers with an external Monitor on Displayport. TP Display resolution: 1920x1080 Ext. Display resolution: 1920x1200 Mirroring mode ...
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Unity: Have a window that is always on specific workspaces?

I have two monitors and 4 workspaces configured in unity (2 monitor on each workspace). I do development using IntelliJ IDE on server side and hybrid mobile app frontend so I often have two instances ...
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Dual screen not detected

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 but couldn't get dual screen to work on the drivers given. It detected the second one in /systemsettings/displays but everytime I switched the second one on from this ...
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media control keys on docked Dell Latitude laptop also changes multiple display settings

I have a Dell Latitude E6520. This laptop has keys above the numeric keypad for "rewind", "play/pause", and "fast forward". When the machine is docked with an external monitor, using these keys ...
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How can I change the dpi of my monitors separately? [duplicate]

I have two fullHD monitors, one of which is a 15" Laptop screen. How can I change the DPI of only that particular screen, to read text more comfortably?
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Simple way to connect MacBook Pro laptop to an external display in Ubuntu 12.04

I would like to know a simple way to connect a MacBook Pro laptop to an external VGA LCD display in Ubuntu 12.04, using the machine's mini display-port and a mini display-port to VGA adapter. I've ...
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Nonexistent display (Unknown Display) messing things up

I've been cracking my head with this one all day, read all there is to be read around the issue (not much to be found on it to be honest: some questions, some blog posts and some unresolved tickets) ...
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How to show slide console on laptop and slide-show in the projector using Libreoffice 4.2 on Lubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to setup my laptop (Dell D420) with Lubuntu 14.04 and Libreoffice 4.2 to show a slide presentation to a VGA projector. I used ARandR to make a screen layout where the laptop screen ...
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Dual-display solution (other than ARandR) on Lubuntu/Xubuntu?

What I want to achieve is an elegant way to use my two screens on Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Being elegant means: 1) Working in the same extended-display mode as in ubuntu-desktop (the common Unity Ubuntu) ...
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Second monitor no longer working on Ubuntu 14.04 [Intel]

My laptop is an Acer Aspire M and I used to connect a second monitor through hdmi regularly. About a month ago, it simply stopped working. I don't really know anything I can do, so any help would be ...
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Desktop icons appear in the Centre of two monitor's

The problem I have been seeing is in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when using a Hyundai (primary monitor) and a Dell (secondary monitor) to effectively have an extended screen layout. When I start-up my desktop ...
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is it possible to configure 6 Monitors with a Amd r7 260x in different graphical virtual consoles?

I have a project to configure 6 monitors using eyefinity technology from amd so i'm figuring out the way to do it, i'm thinking to use tentatively the xfx r7 260x card with 2 dvi ports (DVI-i, ...
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Two monitors - resolution not correct

I have two monitors that are exactly the same make and model but obviously with different inputs...I am trying to get them working in Ubuntu 14.04. Here is some output from a random command I found: ...
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How to set primary monitor with AMD Catalyst Control Center installed

when I run xrandr, I get a list of my connected monitors (which are DFP5 and DFP6) DFP5 is an HDMI connected TV which I want to be my secondary monitor as it is smaller, and DFP6 is a DVI connected ...
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3 monitors mixing GPU and IGU

I'm completely new to Ubuntu and am trying to get 3 monitors (or four if possible) to work on a GeForce GTX550ti and integrated graphics. When I installed, Ubuntu seemed to extend the top bar across ...
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Two Black Screens on Triple Monitor Setup with fglrx and fglrx-updates

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome 3 (but this also happens with Unity). However, once I login, only the center monitor (primary) will work. The other two monitors are black, but they do show ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Dual Mon with ARandR Screen Layout Editor

I have make use of the XRandR with Lubuntu 14.04 on my old VAIO TZ17GN notebook. It working fine for my dual monitors situation. But I found some tricky issues. Desktop issue First of all, I can't ...
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Can't detect external monitor on Thinkpad W530 running Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Thinkpad W530 running Ubuntu 14.04; I've tried connecting external monitors via both VGA and DisplayPort, but neither are being detected. I turned off Optimus, and am only using the discrete ...
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External Display HDMI out not working

I know this may be a stupid question but are Samsung monitors supported in Ubuntu? I ask because I've recently switched over from windows to Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I have a Samsung monitor I user ...
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Save Display Configuration, depending on the connected Displays

I was wondering why Ubuntu does not save the Display Configuration, depending on the connected Displays. I have a Laptop using a Dockingstation. If the Laptop is connected to the Dockingstation I ...
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What is the recommended way to run more than 2 monitors in ubuntu?

After quite a bit of trial and error, I have gotten 3 monitors running in 14.04 using an active displayport-to-hdmi adapter, a DVI and an HDMI. However, upon rebooting my system I often have to fiddle ...
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Problems with dual monitor support in Lubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded to Lubuntu 14.04 from 13.10. Most things are working correctly but I have a few problems with my dual monitor setup. My video card is an AMD Radeon HD 7640G and I am using the ...
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Sony Vaio External Monitor problems

I am having problems enabling external monitor on my Sony Vaio notebook. It is being successfully detected, but when I try to enable second external monitor the screen glitches and lags (it is like ...
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How do I use multiple laptops as external display over network?

I have a relatively powerful computer (8gb ram, 64bit, quad core) and I can easily drive three monitors, my tv over hdmi, my 17 inch hd internal laptop display, and an external hd display. I have ...
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Dual-monitor setup; one monitor changes to low resolution

Dear AskUbuntu Community, I am using Ubuntu 13.10 at work with dual-monitor display. One has 1920x1080 resolution and the other 2560x1440 (main), the graphics card is Radeon 7570 1GB. The main high ...
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Does XFCE have a sticky edges option or plugin?

I'm using two monitors and really enjoyed the sticky edges feature of GNOME. Does XFCE have something similar? Sticky edges, in Unity, meant that when moving the mouse between your two displays, it ...