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

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Is it possible to set an application to preferably open in second monitor?

As the title said, I want to set my Firefox application to always open up in second monitor. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and default ubuntu driver for NVDIA (noveau I think). In Windows there is ...
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When ever I log into Ubuntu 16.04 my second monitor messes up the wallpaper before it goes to the desktop

Why does it do this and is there a solution? Everything works perfectly when it actually gets to the desktop. The monitor is connected via an HDMI to DVI adapter if it matters.
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Ubuntu 16.04 — NVIDIA X Server Display Configuration ( No Scanout)

I am currently using Ubuntu 16.04. My laptop's GPU: NVIDIA NVS 5200 m (and the Intel one).I installed NVIDIA Driver version: 340.96 through sudo ubuntu-drivers devices | grep recommended (the same ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 Lost Dual Monitor Capability

new to Kubuntu and relatively new to Linux overall. I installed Kubuntu 16.04 on Desktop with add-on Radeon HD 5850 GPU. I'd previously used this exact hardware to run dual monitor. I plug a DVI (my ...
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Triple monitor setup with Intel onboard graphics and AMD discrete graphics card?

I was hoping to move my desktop machine to Xubuntu, but can't figure out how to get Ubuntu to let both my Intel HD onboard graphics driver and AMD driver operate simultaneously. The machine runs ...
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Dual monitor started to flicker after upgrade to 16.04

I am running dual monitor setup (in mirror mode) on ubuntu. Right after upgrade to 16.04, I am experiencing issues with flickering (image on/off) on second screen (which is LGD LED TV), specifically ...
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Multiple monitors configuration problems

I've decided to finally change my last computer to Linux and it is the only system I have with multiple monitors so I have not had these problems before. I have one monitor and a TV connected to the ...
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Strange colours on startup in Ubuntu 16.04

after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 I face the issue, that one of my monoitors is having strange green bars and is flickering during and after upstart. I have a 3 monitor Setup (Lenovo T450S and 2 ...
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Add Secondary Monitor (Nvidia 367.27, 16.04, DisplayPort)

The Nvidia driver fails (I've tried 367, 364, 361) when I attach a monitor to the mini displayport. As soon as I do that, the UI changes... I think Unity fails to load given all the fonts change, ...
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How can I setup 3 monitors so that 2 & 3 are mirrored?

I have an nVidia GeForce GT 730 & am using the nVidia proprietary driver (361.42) on Ubuntu 16.04. I have 2 monitors & a projector. The first monitor maxes out at 1280x1024. The second monitor ...
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Kubuntu KDE crash on unplugged monitor

I got a medion laptop computer running on Kubuntu 16.04. I was working on an essay, so I plugged my TV in as secondary screen. Now I wanted to simply take the laptop to my bed to watch a movie and as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & NVIDIA Dual Monitor Issue

I am having bad time with Ubuntu 14.04 dual monitor screen resolution issues, the second monitor is a real badass that in any mean it can't be configured. I have NVIDIA card and its latest driver ...
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How do I change the LightDM unity-greeter wallpaper behavior?

Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 This is not how to change the login screen wallpaper, or how to stop dynamic wallpaper switching. This is how to set the default behavior from "Scale" (or whatever the current ...
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Kvm Switch not signal monitor

I've got this KVM switch, to connect two computers with one mouse, keyboard and monitor. I am using Xubuntu and the problem I have apart from the normal resolution problems that everyone is having (...
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Cannot span a window across monitors when changed to portrait orientation

My previous setup was with 3 monitors in landscape 1280x1024. With that I was able to full screen a window over the 3 monitors and to move windows freely between screens. I've changed my screens to ...
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Two monitors, two refresh rates

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I am using the proprietary NVidia driver (version 367.27). I have two graphics cards (a pair of EVGA Titan X) and two 4K displays (both are Dell P2715Q). The displays are ...
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Lock screen while video keeps playing on second display

it seems impossible to me, but I was just wondering if it's possible to lock the screen (i.e. no one has access to my computer) while the second screen still displays a full-screen video. By default, ...
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intermittent display flipping with Thunderbolt 3 dual monitors [on hold]

I am running 16.04 on a dell xps 13. The issue occurs when I connect 2 AOC monitors to my startech Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Adapter. The displays alternate turning on and off for about 5 seconds ad ...
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Stop monitor from going to sleep in ubuntu 16.04

I want to stop monitor from going to sleep in ubuntu 16.04. I am using /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in Ubutnu 14.04, which has below lines written in it. Section "ServerFlags" Option "BlankTime" "60" ...
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Windows always opened between the two monitors

I have KDE 5 and a second monitor. Every time I open an application, the window appears exactly between the two screens. How can I avoid this, and for example, either: Tell KDE to open the ...
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Multi Screen setup using SLI

I saw this question but the answer doesn't seem to be correct. I'm using 1 GPU per monitor and tried as the answer instructed but if I do that my primary screen becomes unreachable. So, I changed the ...
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Can't add the same item on multiple xfce panels

I'd like to know if there is a way to force adding an item on multiple panels on xfce. I'm talking about dockbarx and notifications that can be used only on one panel. I'm on a multiple monitor ...
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S-Video stopped working after installation of Ubuntu 16.04

My problem is produced right after the installation of the latest updates. I can see no Xorg.conf file in /etc/X11. using xrandr returns Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1280 x 800, maximum 32767 x ...
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Crash/hang when external monitor is connected during login

When I log into my Dell M3800 with the external display connected (via DP), Ubuntu freezes: Shows only the background image, mouse pointer still works, but no keys etc. If I log in with the 2nd ...
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16.04 LTS. zBook with Dreamcolor and nVidia. Disabled screen turns on after screen lock

I have an HP zBook with a Dream Color display and nVidia graphics. I use an external zDisplay. I go into the nVidia X server settings and turn off my built in laptop display in order to only use the ...
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AMD, second monitor not displaying properly

I've recently run into a problem with my second monitor on Ubuntu 14.04. Only a slither of it actually displays anything, it's not a faulty monitor as I've switched the DVI cables and the problem ...
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Is DisplayPort 1.2 properly supported in 16.04?

About a year ago I tried bringing up (at the time) 15.04 on an i7 NUC (last year's version of http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-nuc5i7ryh.html) with three daisy-chained Dell 2410 ...
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Problems add a new resolution to monitor(2nd monitor) (16.04 desktop)

I am having trouble adding the correct resolution for my second monitor. Both of my monitors worked fine in windows and I'm not going back :) I am running a single GTX980 with one monitor connected ...
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Disable laptop monitor when external monitor is plugged in, AND have it persist across reboots

As described in the answers to other questions, I am aware of the "Displays" settings where I can disable my laptop monitor. That works fine. However when I reboot, my laptop monitor is magically re-...
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How DisplayLink will be treated in Ubuntu 16.04 (fb ov display device?)

I'm trying to hookup 3 external monitors (3 * 1920* 1080) to my Dell XPS 15 (9550). I thought that it will go with Matrox TrippleHead2Go DP edition by means of Thunderbolt port. No way - Matrox is ...
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Laptop mini DisplayPort issue - external monitor does not detect on 16.04

I want to achieve 2560x1440 resolution output from my laptop. I have a Dell XPS 15 (L521X) laptop on Ubuntu 16.04 and I want to output my screen to an external monitor from mini DisplayPort (laptop) ...
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How to stop screen from sleeping after I lock my session? [duplicate]

First time posting here, so here goes ... I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the issue I am having is that I want to prevent my screens from fading to black and powering down when I lock my session. ...
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16.06 and 14.06 cant detect second monitor on a Radeon HD 6850

Ubuntu can't detect my second monitor. I have tried unity --reset but nothing really happened. I have tried going into system settings-> displays and pressing the detect button but that doesn't ...
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Why doesn't my monitor work?

I had my HD monitor working fine, I plugged into a vga somewhere else and when I came back all I got on the HD screen was blackness. Are there any settings that could have been changed automatically ...
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Split windows, shifting desktops, and blocked cursors when using multiple monitors

I'm having trouble getting multiple monitors to work correctly on a new machine (Lenovo P50 laptop, Ubuntu-Mate). This is the behavior I'd like to see: Main display switched to external monitor ...
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Dual monitor setup: one screen works, the other is a blank backlit screen

I have a dual monitor setup, on Ubuntu 15.10, with LightDM. Both monitors connected by HDMI, one connected to my NVidia GPU, and the other connected to my integrated graphics card. I recently ran into ...
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Blurry or messed up fonts after forced screen resize

I have an AOC e2727she monitor that I wanted to use with my Dell Inspiron laptop running Ubuntu 16.04. When I plug it in, thought,the highest resolution available is 1024x768 at 60.00 Hz. I followed ...
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Running two monitors on two different nVidia cards

I have two different nVidia cards. I'm using a GTX750 as my primary cards and it's connected to a 1600x900 screen. The other card, Geforce G210 is connected to another screen, but the screen stays ...
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How to switch to external display when screen is locked

When the laptop is sleeping and connected to the docking station (lid closed), I click the dock's external power button. From the physical indication lights I see that the laptop awakens but see ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 monitor goes to no signal when rotated

Currently I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and when I use Xrandr to rotate my monitor like so xrandr --output DVI-1 --rotate right the screen goes to no signal. If I switch it back to normal I get a signal ...
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How do I get my desktop Icons back on my primary display?

So, I have read several questions - with and without answers - and though this is similar to others, I have found nothing particular to the issues I am experiencing. It is a three-part problem and I ...
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Intel Sky Lake Graphics Card - Random Black/Blank Screens on external screen

I'm having an issue where the screen randomly goes blank/black while I'm using the system. The blank does not appear to be associated with screen refreshes or anything specific. It happened about 3 ...
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How to put unity launcher on in different positions on different monitors

I have two monitors: One is a large 2560x1600 monitor, which I use as my main monitor and do most work on, and the other is a 1360x768 monitor set up vertically for use as an 'off' monitor - for ...
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Kubutnu 16.04 Nvidia (optimus) external monitor shows cloning + panning

I have a weird problem using Kubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS 501X with Nvidia graphics. Upon connecting an external monitor at HDMI, the two monitors work, but if I scroll my mouse to access second ...
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ATI FireGL resolution stuck at 1024x768

SO I see a lot of posts similar to mine and many different answers. I have tried many of the solutions but setting xrandr properly eludes me. (Assuming that is the answer to my problem. My card is ...
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Ubuntu crashes when setting maximum resolution on external 4K monitor

Problem When attempting to set the resolution of my 4K external display to 3840x2160, the external display loses signal and moments later the entire system hangs. The display is connected to my XPS ...
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Hdmi does't work after upgrade from 15 to 16 version

I have two monitors and both worked before i'm upgrade my ubuntu from 15 to 16.04 version. Now works only one monitor. Second monitor (who doesnt't work) plugged through hdmi and when i look in ...
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Mouse pointer missing after suspend / Lenovo X200 / Ultrabase / 2 monitors / Displays configuration issue?

since this problem seems to be recurring throughout distros and versions, I looked it up in most boards and of course [...] <- spare rambling about Google skills here. This did not solve it so far. ...
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Ubuntu detects 4th monitor, but doesn't detect the 4th monitor when plugged in

Currently I am running ubuntu 14.04 and it works great with 3 monitors. When I plug in a 4th HP monitor that I have tested on a different computer I get an error could not switch the monitor ...
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ThinkPad Intel Graphics issues 16.04

I've been having some fairly major issues with Ubuntu graphics. Googling turns up many Launchpad bugs, many Stack Exchange articles and pages from other forums. But no one seems to be fixing this so I'...