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

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Xserver crashes while turning on the second screen with new nvidia driver on 14.04

I have recently updated Kubuntu to 14.04 and installed new nvidia drivers for my GT 630m (optimus). After upgrade my second display connected over HDMI with DVI adapter was turned off, so I tried to ...
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HMDI sound output not detected if VGA monitor connected at boot

The option to output my sound through HDMI TV (as seen below) does not appear if I boot my machine (an ASUS laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with open-source drivers) while my VGA monitor is connected as ...
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Display problem (multiple screens)

I got a new laptop (Dell Latitude E6540) with an ATI card, everything worked fine, I was able to plug up to 3 displays (using a workstation). But now, I can't even change the screen resolution ( 1920 ...
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Gnome Desktop Flickers on One Monitor

Recently, I've run into a strange problem with Ubuntu Gnome. I installed 14.04 last Saturday and everything was fine. However, I woke up one morning to find my Asus HDMI monitor saying "VGA No ...
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HDMI connection to external monitor causes laptop screen blackout in 14.04, nvidia graphics

I have had some serious issues with my external monitor and graphics display since installing Ubuntu 14.04, and no one else seems to have had the exact same problem so I figured it best to post here. ...
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How to fix double-screen issues?

So it just so happens that my roommate came upon this rather big flat screen TV. Since we don't pay for cable we figure out we could just plug the thing into to my PC and run a pseudo-media-thing from ...
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Only 2nd Monitor, not Notebook display, visible

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 on my notebook, Acer Aspire 7715Z. On boot up, system recognises Ubuntu and loads up installation screen. A few pages of white text roll down the screen and then the ...
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How do I set up my dual monitors? My config folder does not have monitors.xml in ubuntu 12.04

I tried creating a monitors.xml in config folder using gedit and just saved it there. rebooted but doesn't work. I am trying this link. http://www.sudo-juice.com/dual-monitor-settings-in-ubuntu/ But ...
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Connect 2 VGA monitors for dual screen in ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to connect 2 VGA monitors to my computer. My graphic card is an Nvidia Geforce GTX660 and I'm working with Ubuntu 12.04. I have one connector DVI-I to VGA and one DVI-D to VGA to connect ...
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Dual vertical monitors messes my desktop

When I enable my two monitors in vertical positions My desktop files get dispersed vertically among both screens and the file icons on the upper screen are displaced, they look like they are ...
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Quad monitor setup only able to show 3 monitors

I have installed 14.04 LTS on my system today I have 4 ASUS monitors and all 4 are recognised by the Display settings object in System Settings. However I can only ever get one of the two monitors ...
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Display settings problems with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

For whatever reason (this was working correctly on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) when I try to set my displays on top of each other in the settings, it won't allow to place them on top of each other. When I ...
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Different behaviour in 12.04 and 14.04 when laptop lid closed with external monitor

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, and notice a different behaviour in multi-monitor mode. In 12.04, when I plugged in the external monitor and then closed the laptop lid, the laptop would not suspend ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual monitor

I am in the process of moving from Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04. I need to be able to run in what windows calls 'extended desktop'. As soon as I plug in the projector or a monitor the video output ...
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one of dual monitors not showing correct resolution by default

Hoping someone can help me with my situation. I have two Asus PB287Q monitors connected to my GTX 680 desktop. One is connected via a dual-link dvi port and getting the 2560x1440 resolution by ...
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Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

Fresh install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with 3 displays (fglrx driver). I can correct the screens order in System Settings / Display but it is not saved when I close the session and reopen it. Screens ...
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Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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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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Strange, but interesting display dependend input behavior

I think this may be related to my previous question, or it may be something else. Sorry if this is rather long. I hope this is not too confusing, but my issues are hard to explain. I am seeing ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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Is it possible to show launcher on a non-primary monitor?

I'm using the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have an annoying problem. I have 3 monitors connected to my computer and I would like to have the unity launcher show on my left screen while using my middle ...
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4 monitor setup radeon open source 14.04 (and others)

I am almost there but I have one or two minor issues. My setup is an amd based motherboard, MA785GM-US2H , which has the HD4200 integrated graphics, and an Sapphire HD6770 video card. I have 2 ...
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Dual monitor setup not working even though xrandr reports two monitors

I re installed ubuntu 13.10 and now my dual monitor setup is not working. One of my monitors currently works fine. However, the other is black. The strange thing is that xrandr is reporting two ...
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black screen after login

I switched to xubuntu from windows and things have been pretty smooth until I tried to connect another monitor to my laptop (using vga). The screen suddenly went black, and since then, even with my ...
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Second monitor and workspaces

When my second monitor is connected to my system, I get four workspaces for each. This is annoying as I now have eight. I would like to continue using workspaces on my large monitor but have the ...
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Having problems getting display's correct

I have a Dell Computer and it has a 17" display that seems to run at 75.1hz 1024 x 768. It looks great at that and no problem. But I want to use this computer to watch movies on my TV which is a 51" ...
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My laptop monitor does not turn on in KDE and I only have display when docked

I use Kubuntu 12.04 64 bit. Currently using the nvidia drivers for my Dell E6510. When the laptop is docked the two multiple monitors are working perfectly. When I restart when I am undocked the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell Latitude E5540 Multiple Monitors not working [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have the following configuration: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b) I ...
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Upgrading from 2 to 4 monitors

I have Ubuntu 12.4 (precise), and for a long time, I had two monitors. Yesterday, I got a second pair of monitors and another video card. I spent hours searching the internet and experimenting, but I ...
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Dualscreen problem with optimus

I have a Lenovo T430 (with an Optimus graphical system), connected to a Dock Station with an output DVI (a 23" screen is on this output). I have Ubuntu 14.04 Beta1. Optimus works great with the last ...
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Second monitor not on by default

When I log in, my second monitor is "off" by default; Ubuntu acts as if it's not connected. I can enable it by going to System Settings -> Displays and flipping the OFF switch to ON, but I'd rather ...
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Install SIS Graphics Driver to be used as a dual monitor

Is there a way I could configure my laptop to use dual monitor ? The complication arises because the laptop has Silicon Integrated Systems Graphics, and I have to use Antonio J. de Oliveira's driver ...
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Ubuntu keeps enabling panning and tracking for dual monitor setup

I have two monitors connected to my box (nvidia graphics with proprietary driver). Everything was fine until I updated to saucy (not using default ubuntu desktop but xfce). After the update the ...
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Unable to run USB monitor at the same time as laptop monitor

I am having better luck than others at using e1649Fwu monitor; at least I can see my desktop, albeit not at the same time as on the other screen. (see Using AOC USB monitor on Ubuntu for an existing ...
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Dell XPS13 with external monitor. Showing black squares / dots on screen when scrolling

I have a Dell XPS13 (9333) running Ubuntu 12.04.4 it is attached to an external monitor (17") via a mini-dvi to VGA cable. This is not the Dell install of Ubuntu but a fresh install so as to have FDE ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Disable laptop monitor when there is an external monitor

How can I configure Xorg so that when a certain external monitor is attached to my laptop via HDMI, that external monitor becomes the main monitor and the laptop monitor is switched off? Obviously I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Windows jump from monitor when switching workspace

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I have 2 monitors connected. Sometimes (I dont know the exact conditions) when I switch between workspaces, and then go back, I see that the windows have all moved ...
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Configuring additional two monitors to an Ubuntu12.04 installed system

Can anyone please guide me how to configure additional monitors to my Ubuntu12.04 installed system? What kind of information should I need before installing anything, like drivers or something? I am ...
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Ubuntu (VM) showing two different workspace when connected to external screen

I'm new to ubuntu and have a very strange issue. I'm running ubuntu as a Hyper V machine from windows 8.1 and connecting through xRDP. When i'm at work, I use an external monitor. When i RDP to the ...
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xserver-xorg-video-ati do not support dual head with DVI connection

I am running (gnome) Ubuntu 13.10 and I have an AMD Radeon hd 7470 graphic card (dual head). I am using the xserver-xorg-video-ati as video driver. This driver is working fine if I connect my screens ...
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ubuntu 12.04 connected to two monitors

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 on an acer chromebook and i am trying to connect to Panasonic tv by hdmi and i can't get it to fit screen properly. Is there any solution for this?
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External monitors not detected Xubuntu 13.10

I have dual-booted Xubuntu with Windows 7. In both the previous Xubuntu (13.04, did a clean install of 13.10) and Windows 7 I managed to get my triple monitor setup working. I have two Radeon ...
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Triple-screen setup w/ two mismatched GPU's

I am trying to run a triple-screen setup with two "mismatched" Nvidia GPU's, a GTX 470 and an 8400 GS, on Ubuntu 13.10. Two of the monitors are hooked up to my GTX 470 and the third is hooked up to ...
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Changing which monitor/desktop files download to

I just installed Ubuntu after using Mint for a year or so and I am in love to say the least. One issue I had with Mint that I never really researched was that when I download files or copy them to my ...
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Second Monitor not Displaying on Boot up

I have 2 monitors connected one with VGA and one with HDMI. When I boot up the HDMI one doesn't doesn't display anything. I can tell it is recognizing some kind of input (it doesn't go into sleep ...
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ATI dual monitor wrong supported resolution in Ubuntu 12.04

My second monitor is detected as unknown and doesn't support the resolution 1680x1050 like the other one does, and they're identical. Both are connected via separate VGA cables. Here's my xrandr -q: ...
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Two Cursors Unbuntu 12.0 on VirtualBox

I have two cursors showing on my machine. I have two monitors on my system and for some reason when I also have a two cursors. The second cursor's vertical position always mimics the first cursor, ...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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Cant change size of wallpaper (stock or from home/pictures) 13.10 using gnome3

Anyone got any idea why there are no options to adjust selected desktop wallpaper (ie Zoom / scale etc) in ubuntu 13.10 and gnome3 (works fine in unity but i really dont like using it). Same issue for ...