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

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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

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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Automatically revert to laptop screen when external monitor unplugged

I regularly use an external monitor with my laptop, so when I use it, I usually have the laptop screen disabled when the monitor is connected, and this seems to cause problems when the monitor is ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 fresh install not finding second screen/videocard screen

Gigabyte Z87N-Wifi motherboard MSI GTX760 Grahpics Card Samsung SSD I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm having a major problem where my screens are not being recognized when they ...
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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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How can I get xrandr to detect both nvidia cards: 2 x GTX480, triple-head? [closed]

I am running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) I am running the default driver nvidia-319 shipped with the distro I have 2x GTX480 cards I have three monitors Using the Nvidia driver, all monitors and GPUs are ...
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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 ...
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Is there an RDP client that can work with a dual monitor setup?

I have a Windows Hyper-V Server setup. On the Hyper-V Server we have Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit installed. On Ubuntu it comes with Remmina RDP client by default. I like the default RDP client, however I ...
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ubuntu 12.04 dual monitor on nvidia quadro 2000M problems

I've been struggling with this for a while and was hoping to get some answer I have a thinkpad w520 laptop and ubuntu 12.04 which I fail to get working with dual monitors. $ lspci | grep VGA ...
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monitor won't stay on if I close the lid [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I can't get the external monitor to stay on if I close my laptop's lid. I have been using Ubuntu since 12.04 and I have always had the same problem. Can anyone help? Thx.
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Nvidia DVI/VGA problem

I have a Nvidia GT 630 with two LG Flatron E2242 screens connected. One of them is connected with a DVI/VGA connector because the card has 1 DVI and 1 VGA output. The driver (got the latest one) ...
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Weird invisible boundaries on secondary monitor

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3.8.4 I have strange invisible boundaries or borders that I cannot drag windows across on my secondary monitor with my dual monitor set up. Also, program menus ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and Radeon HD 7470M

Im running Ubuntu 13.10 with Radeon HD 7470M. I have installed fglrx and it is working... in some way. When I have only monitor of my laptop - a black screen apears. I mean I can see tty1 (console or ...
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Laptop screen blank when I connect an external monitor (which works)

I have connected an external monitor to my laptop via VGA. However I can't get both working at the same time. What I wanted was for the external monitor to be a continuation of my laptop, however when ...
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X crashes on boot with dual external monitors - Lenovo Y580

I have a Lenovo Y580 with an Optimus GeForce 660M, and I'm using Bumblebee as my graphics driver. I want to disable the screen on the laptop and use two external monitors instead - one hooked up ...
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Dual NVidia GTX285 Dual Monitor setup 13.10

UPDATE: After trying everything I reinstalled Ubuntu . Now if I use the Nouveau drivers I can get both screens to work for a while before it just freezes and crashes. It does recognize both screens ...
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Possibility of triple screen setup with two graphic cards

I'm trying to get my favorite triple display setup (3x1 Portrait █ █ █) running under ubuntu/xubuntu 13.10 yet had no gratifying results so far. Ubuntu crashed Compiz repeatedly. And only offered ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Desktop is missing mouse pointer on (secondary?) Display

After a standard install of Xubuntu 13.10 Blank I encountered an almost normal looking desktop, yet the mouse pointer was invisible but fully functional. Since I was trying out different display ...
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12.04 recognises dual monitors but one screen has a black overlay in the way of everything but the mouse cursor

This has worked fine up until today. The first screen works absolutely fine. The second screen however, is seen by the OS, is visible in the display settings and works absolutely fine in mirror mode. ...
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Can someone please verify my new 10-monitor.conf set up? 12.04

I'm working on getting X to recognize my DisplayLink Adapter. I have an onboard Intel HD 3000 chipset. Here is the uldfb: lloydm@lloydm-E6320:~$ dmesg | grep -i udlfb [20006.928772] udlfb: ...
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Pointer speed (trackpad) increases with screen resolution (independently in x and y)

I'm experiencing a strange problem (feature?!) in Ubuntu 13.10 on my Latitude E4200: When I plug in an external monitor, extending my desktop, my pointer speed increases in the same direction as my ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS nVidia driver mirrors second monitor

I have installed ubuntu 12.04,without nvidia driver I can use my Laptop screen and a second screen over the HDMI port of my laptop. For some reason when I install the nVidia driver 331.20 the second ...
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Dual Monitor Resolution Incorrect Depending on Video Output Port Used

I am using Ubuntu 13.04, a 27" 1920x1080 HD monitor, and a 22" 1680x1050 secondary monitor, and have an nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 graphics card. The card has 2 DVI ports, and an HDMI mini ...
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Is there a setting that makes all windows pop up in a specific display in XFCE?

I'm currently using dual monitors in XFCE. I have the position of the screens set up just fine, but when I open new applications, they always show up on the screen that's on the left. (Which is my ...
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external display resolution vga output

I am using a Toshiba laptop with an ati radeon graphics card. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 via wubi. I am trying to output to my external display which has a native resolution of 1280x768, but it is ...
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Second Monitor not recognised in display, only clones display from 1st monitor to 2nd

I'm trying to extend my display, however it's not working exactly like I want it to. It merely clones the display from the first monitor onto the second monitor. When I look into "screen display" ...