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

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Xubuntu 14.04: Multi-screen configuration doesn't load at startup

I have two monitors, I created a script with Arandr to configure the desktop for them. This script is located here : ~/.screenlayout/dualscreen.sh and is executable. When I run it in a shell, it ...
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Thinkpad T440p Docking - dual monitor problems

I have a Thinkpad T440p in an UltraDock with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 installed. The T440p includes the optimus graphics system (nvidia + intel). I have two monitors attached to the UltraDock. One is ...
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How to install on Ubuntu 14.04 on a Latitude E6420

I am looking to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Latitude E6420 I currently use windows 7 and would like to get Linux running and be able to use the 3 monitor setup. Everything I see out there is for ...
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Will Unitek Y-3704 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station work on ubuntu 12 or higher?

I consider buying Unitek Y-3704 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station for my ASUS U36SG laptop. Seems very handy. But I wonder if my ubuntu 12.04 will be able to handle DVI and VGA displays? I have ...
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How to use multiple screens on Ubuntu 14.04

How can I get two screens show half and half of my desktop? On Ubuntu 14.04?
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 346 crash and only detect one giant screen?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and VGA Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-346 and nvidia-prime, ...
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Triple monitor on Nvidia and Intel

I want to use 3 monitors, one on built-in Intel iGPU card and 2 on PCI-E Nvidia card on desktop. Is this setup possible? Searching gives Bumblebee for Optimus technology on notebooks, I tried and it ...
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Open application window on the screen where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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(Ubuntu 14.10) 3 Monitors on laptop with Intel HD Graphics 4000

I have an HP Touchsmart laptop that has a 3rd-gen Intel Core i3-3120M with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. I'd like to be able to use my internal display, an HDMI display, and a VGA display (I have ...
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Is it possible to eliminate tearing during normal usage on my multi-monitor setup?

I have 4 monitors connected to my PC, 3 computer monitors and 1 TV. They all should run at 60hz, except for my gaming monitor, which runs at 144hz. My problem: When watching video, or even just ...
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Edit slides on slide show with dual monitor

I want to connect a second monitor to my laptop and use Impress to show a slide on the second monitor. What I want to do is as the slide is showing to the second monitor, I could edit the next slide ...
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How can I mirror one of the screens in a 3-monitor setup?

Is it possible to have 2 extended monitors and get the third being a mirror of one of the two extended? I'm pretty sure it's not possible through the interface but it may be possible through ...
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Ubuntu 14 dual monitor, dual launchers - weird launching behavior

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my computer (Pentium G3258 with integrated Intel HD Graphics only) and I have connedted two displays: 22 inches monitor(DVI) plus projector(HDMI) (I run it for movies ...
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Dual Display not working on 14.04

I've just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a AMD Server. I have two 24" HP monitors, one of which is connected to HDMI and the other on DVI-D. The issue I have is that the display on the HDMI-port is used ...
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How to get dual monitors working with Nvidia in Ubuntu 14.10

I just got a new Dell XPS15 whic has an Nvidia GeForce GT 750m card in it. After trying every variation of driver setup between Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10, I finally have a "usable" system, but I'm ...
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Help: Mouse pointer invisible on dual monitor setup in ubuntu 14.04.1 derivatives

I have a laptop whose screen doesn't work that I'm trying to setup as a desktop computer with an external monitor. (The laptop's screen still displays colours but it's just lines of different ...
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External monitor is detected 10% of the time

About a month ago, the detection of my external monitor has been very unreliable. If I keep plugging/unplugging the HDMI cable, it will be detected but I sometime have to plug/unplug 30 times! My ...
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Problem with video output scaling / desktop rendering

There is a problem with rendering my desktop and I don’t know the cause much less how to fix it… First, Ubuntu was connected to three monitors. One of the monitors was a TV. Here the problem occurred ...
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nvidia-settings does not recognize displays

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on an Alienware 14 (2013), with a GeForce GTX 765M. I'm also using the recommended nvidia drivers (331.113). Here's the deal: nvidia-settings doesn't recognize any of my ...
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How do I stop my screen from shifting when my mouse moves to my other monitor

I have two screens and when I move my mouse from my primary display to my secondary one, my screen gets dragged over to display my secondary display on my primary monitor along side my primary screen, ...
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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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Same background color (not wallpaper image!) on dual monitor Lubuntu 14.04 setup

I have two monitors in a Lubuntu setup, and am only able to change background color on the main monitor, while the other keeps the default Lubuntu wallpaper. Now, on some other setups, the problem ...
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3 monitor flickering mouse ubuntu 14.10

I've downlaoded ubuntu 14.10 on my pc.. I've got a 3 monitor setup (2 with my nVidia card, 1 with my intel buildin grapics) But my mouse is flickering on my 2 nViadia screens. I already tried to ...
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14.04 nvidia dual display (external+laptop) stretched display, offset desktop

When I try to attach an external monitor to my laptop, the windows are stretched oddly horizontally and the click offset is off. The nvidia settings also doesn't seem to show the built-in laptop ...
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KDE resizes when I turn off a monitor

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 with 3 monitors. When I turn off a monitor, KDE detects that and resizes/moves windows to the other monitors. I usually want to turn off all monitors and walk ...
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Radeon HD 8490 Video Driver Problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with running Radeon HD 8490 video card in Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to set up dual monitors so here are my problems. When I go to System Settings - Software & Updates - Additional ...
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Shawdow drag effect on display in portrait mode

I just got a new AOC 27 inch pivot monitor (AOC Q2770PQU). I've got it connected to a System 76 Galago Pro laptop with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4750HQ CPU @ 2.00GHz with Intel Haswell Mobile graphics. ...
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Dual screens nvidia-331 ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to configure Ubuntu 14.04 to work with two screens. I have a laptop that uses Nvidia Prime 740M and an Intel graphics card. I am using Nvidia 331.113 driver presently. When trying to ...
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Xinerama: Moving 3D Application Windows causes severe lag and sound distortion

I've been having this issue for quite some time now, but only recently managed to locate the problem itself. What happens is that whenever moving windows that contain 3D graphics, the whole system ...
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Maximize over two screens

EDIT: I ended up installing KDE and everything worked as expected. I think that there must be something built into Unity that simply will not allow windows to stretch over two screens in the way I was ...
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catalyst (fglrx) dual mointor sometimes flickering on startup

Sometimes after login, I see flickering using catalyst drivers. I prefer those, since they better optimize my R9 280X fan speed. I've noticed that if I do using graphic interface: switch to one ...
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X Server does not show built-in thinkpad display. Distorting everything in non-mirrored multi-display set-up.

I recently returned to ubuntu (14.10) and I'm currently trying to get my multiple monitor setup to work properly. It worked fine after the first setup in the desired configuration: A 1600x900 ...
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Black screen when connecting second monitor

When I connect my second screen in the displayport (using an adapter) both my screens turn black in ubuntu 14.10. I tried a lot of things like booting up with two screens connected, but nothing ...
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Gnome crashing on Ubuntu 14.04 - How can I fix or helping fix it?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo ThinkPad. I checked the option to encrypt the disk during the installation (I don't think that this has an impact on Gnome, but you never know). As I ...
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A 10 pixel wide bar shifted from right side to left side of screen in fullscreen video

In Ubuntu 14.10, in vlc and minecraft when they are displaying in either full screen or when maximized, a 10 pixel wide bar of the video is being shifted from the right side of my screen to the left ...
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Alienware (Nvidia) + 2 monitor on ubuntu 14.04 (1 of the displays does not show)

I just installed a clean ubuntu 14.04 on my alienware as dual-boot (The problem does not exists on Windows 8). I change the driver to the nvidia (GeForce GTX 860M) one through the additional drivers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer TravelMate P633 does not recognise projector: could not set the configuration for CRTC 64

I have an Acer TravelMate P633 with an Intel HD Graphics 4000 card. When I try to connect the laptop to a projector, the desktop starts hopping all over the place and I am unable to get into the ...
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Upgrade Xorg drivers breaks multiple display monitor Nvidia card Quadro610M [Ubuntu14.04]?

I recently upgraded the xserver drivers xserver-xorg-core and xserver-common to their latest versions (1.15.1-0ubuntu2.6). Ever since I am unable to correctly get a dual monitor setup working. Before ...
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Multiple displays: screen wrapped ubuntu 14.04.01

Since december 2014, one of my two screens is wrapped around itself (see image). Furthermore, the mouse is lagging on the wrapped screen. I tried rebooting, switching on/off the screen, plugging it in ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Aero snap in two screen horizontal setup?

I managed to get Aero snap left and right working in metacity Ubuntu 14.10 and now I would like to come up with the correct winctrl commands so that I can mimic the same effect on a two screen setup, ...
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How to use the usb monitor AOC e1649wu running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have a new AOC e1649WU DisplayLink usb monitor, but when I plugged this into my Fujitsu laptop running on Ubuntu 14.04, it remains black and in Utility, after hitting detect displays, no additional ...
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How to make the right hand monitor the primary monitor

This has been discussed before. I tried similar (older) solutions, without succes. I am using 14.04 with nvidia proprietary drivers. In the nvidia xcontrol, I can set which display is primary, but ...
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Mouse mysteriously stops working on my right-hand screen

So I'm running Ubuntu 14.0.4 on my (Dell Vostro) laptop, and have a second screen plugged in. I use a normal USB mouse. Usually, it works fine, but today (after hours of normal usage), I'm having ...
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Some aplications run, but have no visible application window

I have a strange problem with the visibility of application windows (Unity / 14.04). Sometimes an application seems to be running, but without a visible window. When I click on their launcher icon, ...
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Second display screen detected but not usable (though is working fine). Using x.org nouveau driver

The display settings for my laptop and separate screen aren't working correctly. The screen resolution for my 14" laptop won't set correctly and my preferred (larger) display screen is not usable in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual monitor lock screen not blanking both screens properly

I recently upgraded from 12.04LTS 64-bit to 14.04LTS 64-bit. My system is a desktop using the NVIDIA GeForce 210 card connected to two identical Samsung SMS23A350H monitors via HDMI cables. I'm ...
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Want to disable built-in screen by default

Some background: My old, well-loved laptop has kicked the bucket. The normally well-backlit screen is entirely, illegibly darkened. It seems to my inexpert inspection to be a hardware problem well ...
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External Monitor: VGA and HDMI Behaving Differently

I'm trying to set up a second monitor. I want the primary screen to be my laptop's built-in display and I want the secondary screen to be the external monitor. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME ...
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Ubuntu on Laptop external monitor not working properly

Today I tried to connect an external monitor to my laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, for the first time. The Connection is maid with an HDMI to DVI cable (Laptop has the HDMI, Monitor the DVI Port), the ...
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Resize desktop to fit HDTV output

I'm new to Linux and trying to learn to love it. At the moment, I'm using a mid-spec laptop that I connect to a 37" HDTV via an HDMI cable. This setup suits me really well and works (almost) ...