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

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Lenovo USB 3.0 to DVI/VGA monitor adapter ubuntu 14.04

so i just brought an extra screen and found that i had no spare slots for it. So ofcourse i went out and got a USB to DVI/VGA adapter. In the crate a cd with an exe file on it followed. Now i have ...
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3 displays with Ubuntu, on an enterprise laptop, Xbuntu

I am on the hunt for a Enterprise laptop that can be outfitted with a docking station. With this laptop I would like to reliably drive 3 LG 24MB35 monitors and support 16 GB of ram as these laptops ...
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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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Laptop has two screens according to settings. How do I fix this?

Okay, I have just installed Kubuntu 15.04 on my Acer Aspire 5742G (with a nvidia GT540m card). I have an issue with the screen of the laptop. When I tried to open some applications (e.g. settings) ...
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ubuntu 14.04 HDMI wrong resolution

I recently purchased a NVIDIA GTX960 and having issue with my secondary monitory connected by hdmi cable ( using HDMI to VGA converter ). The monitor in question is Acer X233H and has resolution of ...
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What are the drivers for the VisionTek 7K 64MB Video Card?

I am trying to set up dual monitors with my existing onboard VGA and this graphics card that I was given. This new graphics card does some weird stuff with Unity(switching default monitor, the ...
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Dual monitor in ubuntu 14.04 - second monitor stays black/in power save mode

I've read a similar problem and answers (title: second monitor stays black/in power save mode) here. But, I still don't know what causes this problem and how to solve the problem. Can anybody help? ...
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VNC Multiple Monitors from Single Monitor on Host

I have been fighting with multiple (2+, not 1+) monitors with my laptop on ubuntu for a while. Same old story with driver support issues, etc. The solution I have currently is one traditional ...
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Same image on two external displays with a Lenovo T550 and a docking station

I have a Lenovo T550 without NVIDIA graphics (only an Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics). This works fine with the internal display. Now I want to attach two external monitors to the docking ...
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Two X-screens, how to get a window manager on second screen?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I have two X-screens, on separate graphics cards. I believe the screens are :0.0 and :0.1. The problem is that, at startup, only my primary screen has a window ...
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Dual monitor setup , using AMD Radeon driver on 14.04

This is the updated version (June 2015) of the same question found in this forum for which none of the previously stated solution (x11 config,, add virtual, update fglrx) works. I would like to ...
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Set Up Second Monitor in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and I'd like to use both of my dell 20'' 1600x900 resolution monitors. I can only use one of them. I have a Nvidia 980 graphics card and I have an msi motherboard (if ...
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Stop windows appearing off screen

I have a dual set up with two screens running Ubuntu 14.04.02. Whenever I turn on the PC from lock or suspended mode, some windows are placed outside the two screens. I am aware that I can move them ...
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Is it possible to extend the desktop without hooking up a second monitor?

I have a Microsoft Surface RT tablet that I want to use as a second monitor for my Ubuntu laptop using Splashtop Remote Desktop as in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldb0RvmXzsA So far, ...
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Dual monitor problem (only 1 monitor displays)

so I have 2 working monitors, and after installing Linux ChaletOS x64 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) only one of them is displaying. Now at 1st neither would show anything pass the bios, so i changed them ...
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Panels are not showing on second display

I installed Xubuntu. Before installing it, my second monitor was displaying the panels correctly on Ubuntu. When I installed Xubuntu, the second monitor was mirroring the primary one. I went to ...
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Apps not opening

Just installed Ubuntu for the first time (15.04), so I am new to this. I've done research before asking, but couldnt find the answer. I am not able to open any application, it seems that the ...
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Controlling a remote Linux machine with dual monitors

I have a remote Linux VM that runs Ubuntu 12.04. I currently use NX to connect to the remote machine and work on it in a GUI environment. On my host computer, I have 2 monitors of different sizes (22" ...
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Using a 3rd monitor on a hardware switch with dual display Graphics card

Is there a way to fool kubuntu into thinking that a 3rd monitor on a hardware switch is the same monitor - same screen resolution etc? And therefore be able to switch between a second and third ...
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How to get multiple displays working with docking station?

I shortly installed Ubuntu on my Notebook. Standalone everything works like a charm, but if I connect it with the docking station the displays will not work like they are meant to be. So after three ...
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USB Monitor Stopped Working and no longer detected - how to manually configure?

I have three monitors, 1 running on VGA, one on HDMI and one on USB via a kensington USB displayLink device (model M01063). This was working fine on a fresh install of Ubuntu 15. I've connected some ...
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NVidia card runs quite hot on dual monitors

I have a Ubuntu 14 partition (with Windows 7) with a GTX 460SE running at ~60C idle with two monitors, one 23" and one 16". On Windows this occurred too, but this was resolved with NVidia's ...
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Displays setup incorrectly after waking

I have a slightly irritating issue that I haven't found an answer for on the Internet. I have a laptop running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with an integrated Intel graphics card, a discrete Nvidia graphics ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Second monitor detected but cannot enable it on one account only

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my new computer and connected a second monitor to it. When I log as the first user created on the computer it works fine, but with an other user, the monitor ...
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Two Monitors on Mac Mini

I recently installeed Ubuntu 14 with 3.16 kernel update in may Mac Mini (2011). But i have two monitors, one atached on Mac Mini HDMI out and the second atached ond the Thunderbolt port with an ...
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External monitors appearing as one display (Dell E5440, Haswell Graphics, PW380 docking station, 14.04)

I have a Dell E5440 laptop running 14.04 that I connect to two Dell U2412M monitors. Each monitor appears as its own display when using the built in HDMI and VGA ports but for some reason the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect second monitor

After a fresh ubuntu install I had some problems with the mouse flickering and disappearing. I intalled the AMD drivers from AMD's website but after restart I got a graphics error so had to remove the ...
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xfce extend to the left

This is not a duplicate of similar thread, but an extension to it - I can't write in the thread I'm referencing as this is a problem and not a solution I'm having here. I am using a dual screen on an ...
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dual monitors Ubuntu 14.04 missing characters with intel HD4400

I have an Asus laptop with Intel HD4400 graphics. When I hook up another monitor via the HDMI I lose characters. Error console in MySQL workbench is totally unreadable and same with Thunderbird email. ...
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Second monitor is laggy in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and a BenQ EW2440L as a second monitor. The problem that I encounter is the fact that the second screen is really laggy, rendering it barely usable. I have tried Compiz, as ...
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Server 14.04 LTS and preventing Oculus as primary display

I have my game machine dual booted with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS UEFI. I use the server edition because I use this as a continuous integration build node when otherwise not used for gaming. ...
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Running Tux Typing in window

How can I run Tux Typing on Ubuntu 15.04 in window mode? I've dual screen and by default it runs on both screens, which makes it hard to use.
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Second monitor connected by HDMI stopped receiving signal but Ubuntu 14.04 still shows that a second screen is connected

About 30 minutes ago I was watching something on my TV which is connected by HDMI to the port on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga running Ubuntu 14.04. For whatever reason now, the TV is no longer receiving a ...
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nvidia-settings not working after reboot

It seems nvidia-settings are getting wiped away (or are never really saving anywhere) upon reboot. There are several other questions like this but none of the solutions have worked for me. I have ...
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creating Xorg.conf for multi screen setup

I'm building a four screen video wall. I have two cards, each with two monitors. I know all the hardware works. I know that to get X running I need to edit Xorg.conf, which doesn't yet exist. And ...
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Dual Monitors with Bumblebee

Can anyone give me some advice on how to setup dual monitors with Nvidia Optimus? My vga port is hooked up to my nvidia card. I tried following this guide ...
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How to save monitor configuration on a laptop

How do you save a monitor configuration based on how many displays are available on a laptop? I have a laptop that I often use with and without an external monitor. When I connect the monitor, ...
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Triple moniter SLI with intel graphics

Hello I am putting a Linux distro on my desktop and I have Triple monitors and wanting to run the Intel graphics chips on the 2 side 1080p monitors while my sli runs the center monitor on Ubuntu ...
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What is the thing that detect that I change the monitor configuration?, and how to configure it?

I am using a laptop, with a docking station on which two monitors are plugged. My video card is a Nvidia, I'm under KDE. I use a shell script based on xrandr to switch between 2 configuration: The ...
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Bash program to open files on a second monitor

I've written a little script in bash that opens a file and then five minutes later closes it. It repeats this procedure on and on. The problem is that whereever the mouse is pointed the program ...
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Unplugging HDMI cable doesn't switch back to single monitor mode on Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop with Ubuntu 15.04. When I plug the HDMI cable to my external monitor, the system goes into multi-monitor mode so I can use the laptop display and the external monitor ...
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Display Port Monitor mappings change at random 14.04

I have a Dell E7240 with Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the Hardware Enablement Stack and the 3.17 kernel. Now, when I use my docking station, I can get 3 monitor support, and it works great. The ...
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Monitor Mirroring

Hello I have a problem with a Gigabyte Brix N2802 running ubuntu 15.4. I have 2 Monitors that have in extended mode, a resolution up to 1920x1080 on both. but for some reason when i run it in mirror ...
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Thunderbolt Display on non Apple computer

I just got a System76 Galago UltraPro, and I'm trying to hook it up with my Thunderbolt Display A1407. I have tried by using both the Mini DisplayPort from the display to the computer, and a ...
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Xubuntu primary monitor on the right problems

I have a setup with a secondary (HDMI-0) monitor on the left and the primary monitor (DVI-D-0) on the right (xubuntu 14.04.2 64bit). I have difficulties setting up DVI-D-0 as the primary monitor, ...
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Ensure popup / context menus appear on the same monitor as click that opened them

When I click the little gear / power icon at the top right of my left monitor, I see this (without blur -- that's just an artefact of me pressing PrintScreen and then having the menu try to dismiss ...
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xrandr not activating second display, just launches GUI

After connecting an HDMI external monitor, I have to use the 'Display Settings' GUI to activate and configure the monitor. This would not be a big deal, except checking 'Use this output' doesn't ...
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Multiple monitors with Xubuntu - BIOS Setting missing?

I'm running Xubuntu 14.0.4.2 LTS, and I'm trying to set up a multiple monitor extended desktop. My motherboard has integrated graphics (a VGA soldered on to the motherboard), so I bought a Nvidia ...
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Ubuntu fails to select correct display output on startup + xserver crash

Here's a fun foray into some issues I've been having installing + running Ubuntu 15.04... On my (desktop) machine, I have video out from both my motherboard (DVI + VGA) and also video card (Geforce ...
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Not typical miltimonitor xorg.conf - 2 GPUs (nvidia) and 5 Monitors

I installed some time ago elementary OS Freya. I'm fighting for a couple of days to get the correct configuration for my not typical multimonitor set 2 nvidia graphics cards GeForce GTX 660 Ti & ...