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

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Is there a way to use my multi-monitor setup for my gaming console?

I have an ubuntu desktop with a multi-monitor setup. Is there any way to hook up my gaming console (PS4, Xbox) to use my monitors as a single display? I presume it would involve some kind of ...
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Distorted Display on Primary Monitor on Startup on a Dual-Monitor Setup

When ever I boot up my computer with two displays connected the background of the primary display is blurry. I have tried it with a few different backgrounds and the result is the same. Is there ...
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How do you reset display settings using xander (command line)? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 on a laptop that I usually use a monitor with, but I have somehow set the display settings so that both displays turn off when I plug in the HDMI. Does anyone know ...
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HDMI stopped working on Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop stopped detecting the HDMI port. guy@guy-Lenovo-Ideapad-Flex-15:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 ...
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How do I make 2 monitors act as 1 in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

So I currently have 3 monitors, 2 of the same type(17" Samsung), and a widescreen monitor(acer 22"). I want to make the 2 samsung monitors act as one, so i can maximize a window across both of them, ...
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When I enable Second monitor, Main monitor mouse flickers

Im making the transition between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, I made a dual boot so I can play my games in windows, and use Ubuntu as the main OS. I had a few problems setting up my second monitor with ...
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Multiple displays in Ubuntu/XUbuntu - Displayport with Adapter (DisplayPort to 2x DVI) + ATI Graphics

I want to be able to use the DisplayPort on my laptop hooked up to a [DP to (2) DVI] adapter to drive two external displays (both using DVI). This is the adapter I have: ...
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How can I activate a second monitor displaying a second screen?

I am new to Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.16.0-33-generic kernel. I would like to use a second monitor and have a second desktop projected there (I have read this is know as Twinview). I ...
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Dell XPS 13 won't recognize native resolution of U2413 Dell monitor

I have a Dell XPS13 developers edition laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I am connecting the laptop to a Dell U2413 monitor via Mini-DisplayPort on the laptop. I am able to connect the two and mirror my ...
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Windows placement with dual monitors in 14.04

The placement of windows when opened with dual monitors is not quite working the way I want. It appears that using CCSM and the Place Windows plugin works as expected when the window opens in ...
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WINE not working on external monitor

Certain games/applications on WINE work fine on my primary display, but just freeze (display wise) on my external monitor. They still function (ie: arrow keys result in sounds and things) and if I ...
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xrandr custom resolution distorting display

I have a second monitor which Ubuntu does not recognise the native resolution, 1920x1080. Using the following commands I can get the monitor to run at 1920x1080, except it is distorted and blurry to ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings Not Saving

I have a GT 630 (2GB DDR2 Ram, PCIe16, HDMI, DVI, And VGA) Im running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64Bit With Gnome Shell. I have the "NVIDIA bianary driver - version 331.113 from nvidia-331 (proprietary, ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04.2 - freezes before install screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.02 for the first time on a PC x86 Intel 2.8GHz, 2GB ram, 111GB HD, with ATI Radeon HD 4670 supporting dual monitors, which has XP Pro - fresh windows install... upon ...
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External monitor not detected after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

My external monitor is not detected after i did in-place upgrade from 14.0.4 to 14.10. External monitor runs cropped to match my laptop's inbuilt display size and resolution. taran@Taran:~$ xrandr ...
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Set custom resolution when Display Data Channel is broken

I am running dual 23 inch monitors. The first one is a Samsung SA300 and the second one is a S23B00 which is a year or so newer. The native resolution of each one is 1920x1080 at 60Hz. I have had to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Monitor No Log In Screen on Resume

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Radian HD 7770 display card driving two monitors. When I resume from sleep its a 50:50 chance that the login prompt will show up while the other monitor is blank until I log ...
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Nvidia gtx 970 dual monitors xrandr missing resolution

Hello i have a problem after update Nvidia GTX 970 drivers. Konfiguracja komptutera: Ram 16GB Type: DDR3 intel i7 4430 K SSD 2x GoodRam w RAID 0 madadm Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Display Devices: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get two different NVIDIA cards working

My current PC has two Nvidia cards installed. One GTX 750 Ti and one 9600 GT. I want to use both of them at the same time each one outputting to one monitor. Unfortunately I can't get the ...
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Have fullscreen cover 2 displays

I would like to have a fullscreen display covering two side by side monitors (i.e half of the view on one screen and half of the image on the other side). This means a mode in which "fullscreen" is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is totally broken, how can I reinstall from a new disk?

I tried updating my kernel (intel pentium processor, Msi r7 260x graphics, Ubuntu 14.04) and now my computer will boot and display a black screen and a pop up saying the stored configuration for ...
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Tried Ubdating Kernel; Now, Desktop won't load on startup

I get a blank black screen and a message that says "could not apply the stored configuration for monitors required virtual size does not fit available size" and says it can't use 3840xy and it's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 isn't detecting second Monitor

I can't figure out how to set up my second monitor. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with an intel processor. One monitor is a Philips and one is Sony. I got a VGA monitor splitter and plugged everything ...
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Dual Monitors with AMD video cards

First off, I'm a little new here. So please forgive me if I'm making any mistakes with my first post here. I need a bit of help here. I have a system with two AMD graphics chips in it. My primary one ...
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HP ZBook15 with multiple monitors - Kubuntu 14.04

Hi I am using Hp ZBook 15 with Kubuntu 14.04 64bit and I want to use an external monitor and laptop's monitor. But it does not work. Only the external monitor works fine. If I set to use both monitors ...
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Dual Displays stuck to mirror

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a ThinkPad T440p with NVIDIA vga driver. I have a docking station with 2 monitors connected, one on vga the other on dvi, and they're on mirror mode. Only one is detected ...
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Resolution and unknown display problem with external monitor

Everything was working fine for a year up till this morning. I disconnected and reconnected my external monitor while cleaning and instead of Ubuntu beautifully handling everything on its own, I'm ...
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Can't create custom screen resolution, and terminals are inaccessible

I've been trying to get this to work for a long time, and Google has been no help although there are many suggestions. I have a second monitor plugged in by a DVI to VGA converter. My Nvidia card and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 — 2 Monitors only acting as 1 monitor

So this is an issue of both my monitors ARE working, but they're being treated as if they're one monitor with a resolution of 3840x1200 * 1 instead of 1920x1200 * 2. I'm looking for the standard setup ...
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Workstation Ubuntu

I work with a workstation that has a Board with exit to 2 monitors + 3 cards Radeon HD 7850, using a total of 11 monitors work ... currently use Windows 8, but I would like to start working with Linux ...
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Chrome window is off position after maximizing

when I unmaximize my Chrome window and then maximize it again, it appears to be redrawn incorrectly, see the attached GIF to see for yourself. What is even worse, is that Chrome still thinks the ...
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Save multiple configuration for multi-monitor

is it possible to have an icon to right click on it to quickly change settings for different multiple monitors . for example Option 1 : Only Monitor 1 and 2 are on, monitor 1 is counter clock wise ...
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My Monitor Resolution Won't Increase

I just switched my driver to fglrx-updates for the R7 260x GPU on Ubuntu. I am running amazing graphics now and am very, very pleased with the improvement over the open source. However, my primary ...
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How can I remove third Unity Launcher on a 3+ Screen setup?

In this question, we learn how to select ONE display to show the Unity launcher on in a 2-screen setup. My question is: How can we use the Unity launcher in MULTIPLE displays, but not all of them? ...
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reactivate driver of onboard graphic - 3 display configuration

I've just bought a third monitor and additional the low-level graphics NVIDIA G210. (My onboard-card can only handle 2 monitors) I set the "multi-monitoring" option in Bios and then tried the ...
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How do I keep Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 11,2 from resetting my display's resolution when I add an external display?

I've scaled down my retina display to half resolution. When I add any external display (HDMI or DisplayPort/DVI), the main display always reverts to native resolution. Unplugging the external ...
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How can I have my display settings automatically restored after I play a full-screen game?

When I play a full screen game on Ubuntu (Gnome, Kde, XFCE doesn't matter) the game decides what the monitor settings should be and then when the game is over I'm stuck with those settings. Is there ...
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Stop Kubuntu/nVidia drivers from autodetecting monitors

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with the proprietary NVidia drivers (and a GTX 780) and it has been running great. However I've got three screens side-by-side and this causes an issue. When I am watching ...
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How to run Intel and Nvidia graphics card driver both on desktop?

I'm trying to get Intel and Nvidia graphics card working together with two monitors. One monitor should use the Intel card and the other the Nvidia card. Of course, I want to use only one keyboard and ...
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Dual monitor on 14.04.02 with AMD card freezes, blacks out the second screen, etc

Up to few days back my 2 monitor setup with 14.04.2 has been running just fine (one monitor 1920x1080 connected via HDMI(card)->DVI(monitor) cable and second 1680x1050 connected via DVI->DVI cable. ...
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How do I set up two monitors on two very different graphics cards?

I have two video cards, one running each of two identical monitors. My main card is an Nvidia GeForce 750 Ti, and the secondary is a Radeon HD5500. When I boot from live USB, the monitor attached to ...
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nvidia prime dual monitors

After I fix nvidia-prime black screen issue Solving the Ubuntu 14.04 – NVIDIA 346 – nvidia-prime black screen issue I can't set up dual monitors. In one time I have enable only one monitor. How can I ...
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Ubuntu Dell E7240 : Displayport Monitor resolution 14.04

I have a Dell E7240 which came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I use it with a Dell docking station in work. On 12.04 it recognised the correct resolution for the monitor, after updating to 14.04 it ...
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Problem with the output to the external Monitor [migrated]

First I need to mention that the issue is appearing in the Trisquel belenos OS, which is very similar to Ubuntu, so I hope that someone could try to give some hints that would work in Ubuntu and ...
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Searched high and low - Forcing my second monitor resolution and making those settings last after boot [duplicate]

So I have a second display plugged into my laptop. The maximum resolution for the monitor is 1280*1024 but the best I can do through settings is 1024*768. I have gone through the stages of using ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 with dual monitor - doesn't log in

I have Ubuntu mate (based on Ubuntu 14.04.2) on my Lenovo laptop. I also have an LG monitor connected to the VGA output. I am experiencing something weird with this set-up. The problem is that when I ...
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Random monitor shutdowns during work, what to check?

I've changed my monitor setup and I have now attached one HP Z24i and one Dell P2414H. Mostly second monitor is turned off, I'm just using it when I'm stand as standing desk. However, now I got at ...
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Efficiency problems with monitor connected to laptop

I'm running 14.04 on a Dell Latitude. lswh reports my graphics card as "GF119M [NVS 4200M]". I have a monitor hooked up to it via a docking station. Lately I've been having performance problems with ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 Ubuntu compatibility (Displayport/MST)

I just bought an Dell XPS 13 2015 (9343) whose Linux (installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)) support seems to be quite disappointing at the moment. Before spending money on new equipment I would ...
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Make second monitor show workspace that's on the left of primary monitor

I have been searching for a while now, but didn't find the thing I want. I have 3x4 raster of workspaces. I want to configure the workspaces as such that the second monitor shows the workspace that ...