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

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External monitor on laptop motion blur issue

I have a certain problem with my external monitor on laptop. Everything on ext. monitor leaves motion trace (see screenshot and picture). When i do screenshot that motion doesnt exist but i took a ...
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Low resolution on second monitor

i recently bought a second monitor in hope to have dual setup but sadly i can't set up higher than 1360 x 768. Second one appears to be unknown monitor when i plug it into port and if i change cables ...
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15.04 - Closing lid does not suspend laptop if connected to external monitor

Since the upgrade to 15.04, my laptop's behavior on closing lid has changed: if it is connected to an external monitor, it will not suspend. In addition, all the windows are now flushed to the ...
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Dual display settings problem

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual displays in an extended display configuration. When I play any of several games both displays go to clone configuration and must be manually reset after the program ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Mate + Compiz Hang when switching displays

I have a Thinkpad W540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (Intel Graphics) with Mate and Compiz. During normal operation things seem fairly stable, however any time I add or remove a monitor the display ...
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ubuntu 14.02 lts never boots the same way and same number of screens

It is crazy, my ubuntu 14.02 LTS never starts the same way,,,,in a such a way, It seems it is teasing me on purpose lol. I have a dual boot on 2 separate hard drives. At starting, it asks which OS we ...
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How to debug xrandr not setting up the desired resolution?

I need some help in figuring out why does xrandr failes to set the desired resolution. I have a dual monitor setup: 13" laptop preferring 2560x1440 resolution 24" monitor preferring 1920x1200 ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 dual monitors not working (display port & VGA)

$ lspci 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) I'm attempting to run 2 monitors but only one is working. The VGA ...
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Want to use second monitor but has no EIED

I have a small monochrome CRT display I would like to use on my Ubuntu PC. This display is a Smith Corona typewriter display, quite old. Under Windows it could be used with a max 600x400 resolution, ...
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How to specify which HDMI jack outputs audio

I have tried the solution on this question, but it didn't quite work for me - I imagine my problem is more universal than my hardware, but for good measure, I have an AMD Radeon 290 - I originally ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Trusty with two gpu cards, desktop on wrong screen

I have a fresh install dualbooot, first I installed windows 7, then ubuntu trusty desktop 14.04.2., then I was able to get amd catalyst 14.9 for linux x64 working. When doing this with both my amd r9 ...
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Ignore second monitor workspaces

I recently switched from Mint to Ubuntu. In Mint I had an option to only use my primary monitor for workspaces. I can't seem to replicate that in Ubuntu. I am fairly new to Linux. I almost always got ...
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How to make multiple monitors work just like in Windows?

I've tried various DEs (Xfce, MATE, GNOME...), but I couldn't set up my screens properly in any of those. Here's the setup I'm looking for: 2 screens with different resolutions (LVDS on the left - ...
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Problems getting 2 Video cards working

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14. my system is fairly old.. Motherboard is d925xbc with p4 CPU. I have an ATI video card that runs two monitors no problem. I wanted to try getting 3 monitor to work but ...
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4K (3840x2160) with GeForce GT 730M (Notebook Acer v3-571g) on HDMI port not working

I have a notebook Acer v3-571g with a GeForce GT 730M and try to get my new Samsung UHD Monitor 28" "U28D590D" to work in a 4K resolution via HDMI. As I can see on ...
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Running a script at startup that uses xrandr to set display options

I've tried numerous methods of getting the following commands to run at startup xrandr --output DFP10 --rotate left xrandr --output DFP11 --right-of DFP10 This is necessary because my left monitor ...
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Lenovo W530 Ubuntu 14.04 discrete graphics mode random crash

Recently I switched my Lenovo W530 to Ubuntu, and after struggling with Nvidia drivers for about a week I finally got them to work after lots of googling. Then I was unable to get my second monitor ...
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Activate 3 monitors with GeForce GT610 and Ubuntu 14.04

I struggle trying to activate 3 monitors on my GeForce GT 610. I was following the walkthrough provided by burntsushi on reddit in a really close thread. But since the question is closed I cannot ask ...
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Help with dual monitor support with Gnome

I just recently got Gnome because I got tired of Unity. The way I have my monitors set up is as follows. I have one 1080p monitor on the bottom and a 900p monitor on top. I want to be able to have the ...
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need to switch DP daisy-chained monitors on & off to get xrandr to switch them on

I'm running awesomewm on ubuntu laptop. I have two external monitors connected in DP daisy chain configuration, plugged into laptop's mini-dp port. xrandr detects both when they are plugged in. ...
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Dual monitor set-up and wallpaper not expanding [Ubuntu Gnome]

Recently I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and here's my problem. After installing Ubuntu Gnome I wanted to set a wallpaper (3840x2160) for my dual monitor set-up (3840x1080). The problem is that the ...
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How can I run intel and SLI Nvidia on the same computer?

I am currently running a triple monitor setup. I want to be able to run all three monitors with two being on my Intel 4600 gpu and my main monitor being on my desktop 760 gtx sli. I currently am ...
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Dual Boot with Windows 8.1 - Secondary Monitor Resolution incorrect

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu for dual boot on my computer. When I am on Windows 8.1, my secondary monitor has a resolution of 1024x768 but when I go into Ubuntu, the secondary monitor only gets a ...
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fakexrandr, Mirror Fake Displays - X Error of failed request: BadMatch

I need to create mirror fake displays in one physical monitor. I installed fakexrandr and now I have two fake displays(683x768) on 1366x768(max/prefered) monitor of my laptop. When I run xrandr ...
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Second Monitor Not Detected After HDMI unplugged and plugged back in

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba S55-B5289 laptop. I've been using a second monitor with the laptop since I got it, and it's basically been plug-and-play. I connect the monitor via HDMI, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Thinkpad w520 Three monitors only after turn on and connect to dock

I have been trying to set up a three-monitor configuration on my laptop. I have a Thinkpad w520 with a Lenovo Thinkpad dock station also, Nvidia card with Optimus support and nvidia-331 drivers ...
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Is it possible to use two external monitors for my Thinkpad T440p using a Lenovo Ultra Dock?

I have a T440p and using it with two external monitors connected through VGA and Mini-Displayport (one vertical, the other horizontal, both 1920*1080) and not using the laptop display itself. I also ...
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FreeRDP issues with full-screen and multiple monitors

We have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Both computers have two 1680x1050 monitors attached. When I run FreeRDP on one computer with the /f /multimon command, the remote session runs in ...
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Multiple Displays on All in one Touch Screen

My question may have been previously addressed but I wasn't able to find it. I'm new to Linux so this could be a noob question. I have an Asus All-in-one touch screen that I recently installed Ubuntu ...
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Nvidia not displaying correctly HDMI monitor

I hope to find solution to my issue. I have laptop Dell N5110 with nvidia 525m and i installed nvidia-331 driver which can be found in ubuntu repo. The issue is that when i connect my hdmi all screens ...
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Is there a way to use my multi-monitor setup for my gaming console?

I have an ubuntu desktop with a multi-monitor setup. Is there any way to hook up my gaming console (PS4, Xbox) to use my monitors as a single display? I presume it would involve some kind of ...
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Distorted Display on Primary Monitor on Startup on a Dual-Monitor Setup

When ever I boot up my computer with two displays connected the background of the primary display is blurry. I have tried it with a few different backgrounds and the result is the same. Is there a ...
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HDMI stopped working on Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop stopped detecting the HDMI port. guy@guy-Lenovo-Ideapad-Flex-15:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 ...
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How do I make 2 monitors act as 1 in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

So I currently have 3 monitors, 2 of the same type(17" Samsung), and a widescreen monitor(acer 22"). I want to make the 2 samsung monitors act as one, so i can maximize a window across both of them, ...
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When I enable Second monitor, Main monitor mouse flickers

Im making the transition between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, I made a dual boot so I can play my games in windows, and use Ubuntu as the main OS. I had a few problems setting up my second monitor with ...
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Multiple displays in Ubuntu/XUbuntu - Displayport with Adapter (DisplayPort to 2x DVI) + ATI Graphics

I want to be able to use the DisplayPort on my laptop hooked up to a [DP to (2) DVI] adapter to drive two external displays (both using DVI). This is the adapter I have: ...
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How can I activate a second monitor displaying a second screen?

I am new to Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.16.0-33-generic kernel. I would like to use a second monitor and have a second desktop projected there (I have read this is know as Twinview). I ...
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Dell XPS 13 won't recognize native resolution of U2413 Dell monitor

I have a Dell XPS13 developers edition laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I am connecting the laptop to a Dell U2413 monitor via Mini-DisplayPort on the laptop. I am able to connect the two and mirror my ...
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Windows placement with dual monitors in 14.04

The placement of windows when opened with dual monitors is not quite working the way I want. It appears that using CCSM and the Place Windows plugin works as expected when the window opens in ...
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WINE not working on external monitor

Certain games/applications on WINE work fine on my primary display, but just freeze (display wise) on my external monitor. They still function (ie: arrow keys result in sounds and things) and if I ...
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xrandr custom resolution distorting display

I have a second monitor which Ubuntu does not recognise the native resolution, 1920x1080. Using the following commands I can get the monitor to run at 1920x1080, except it is distorted and blurry to ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings Not Saving

I have a GT 630 (2GB DDR2 Ram, PCIe16, HDMI, DVI, And VGA) Im running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64Bit With Gnome Shell. I have the "NVIDIA bianary driver - version 331.113 from nvidia-331 (proprietary, ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04.2 - freezes before install screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.02 for the first time on a PC x86 Intel 2.8GHz, 2GB ram, 111GB HD, with ATI Radeon HD 4670 supporting dual monitors, which has XP Pro - fresh windows install... upon ...
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External monitor not detected after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

My external monitor is not detected after i did in-place upgrade from 14.0.4 to 14.10. External monitor runs cropped to match my laptop's inbuilt display size and resolution. taran@Taran:~$ xrandr ...
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Set custom resolution when Display Data Channel is broken

I am running dual 23 inch monitors. The first one is a Samsung SA300 and the second one is a S23B00 which is a year or so newer. The native resolution of each one is 1920x1080 at 60Hz. I have had to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Monitor No Log In Screen on Resume

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Radian HD 7770 display card driving two monitors. When I resume from sleep its a 50:50 chance that the login prompt will show up while the other monitor is blank until I log ...
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Nvidia gtx 970 dual monitors xrandr missing resolution

Hello i have a problem after update Nvidia GTX 970 drivers. Konfiguracja komptutera: Ram 16GB Type: DDR3 intel i7 4430 K SSD 2x GoodRam w RAID 0 madadm Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Display Devices: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get two different NVIDIA cards working

My current PC has two Nvidia cards installed. One GTX 750 Ti and one 9600 GT. I want to use both of them at the same time each one outputting to one monitor. Unfortunately I can't get the ...
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Have fullscreen cover 2 displays

I would like to have a fullscreen display covering two side by side monitors (i.e half of the view on one screen and half of the image on the other side). This means a mode in which "fullscreen" is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is totally broken, how can I reinstall from a new disk?

I tried updating my kernel (intel pentium processor, Msi r7 260x graphics, Ubuntu 14.04) and now my computer will boot and display a black screen and a pop up saying the stored configuration for ...