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

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Overlapping gnome-terminals in second monitor

I'm not quite sure how to properly title the issue that I'm facing. I use a lot of terminals and I really like the feature where Ubuntu opens a new terminal next to existing ones. However, If I ...
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Set user-created display mode as default for device with xrandr

On my notebook, for VGA connections only a resolution of 1024x768 is detected. This I by creating an ~/.xprofile file xrandr --newmode 1680x1050 146.25 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 ...
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Connecting second screen via HDMI

I'm pretty new to Linux: I'm running under Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome which I recently installed (my laptop was OS-less when I bought it). It has an Intel Haswell Mobile chipset and I can't seem to connect a ...
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Is my system capable of doing dual monitor output? Ubunutu 14.10

Currently my computer only identifies one monitor, and the other one won't display anything while it's twin is switched on. I've been looking at various guides but they seem predicated on having a ...
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Ubunt 14.04 dual monitors not working

I have a radeon 7970 to power my main monitor and a second gpu (5000 series I think?) powering my second monitor. They both work fine on windows 7, with the amd catalyst drivers. However, after trying ...
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Apple G5 dual monitors

When I have dual monitors with the Apple hook up my computer will not completely start and both monitors will go black and the power lights will blink just before that happens it says cannot reserve ...
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Lubuntu Using AMD dedicated graphics card and onboard graphics card at the same time

I am trying to use 2 different graphics cards on my PC, a AMD radeon HD 5750 and an Intel HD 3000. I have this setup working in both Windows XP and Windows 7 but I have no idea how to do it in ...
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Lock Screen doesn't work properly with double monitors in 12.04

I use double screens, and when I click 'Lock Screen', it doesn't turn on screens after 10 or so minutes (if less than 10 minutes pass, it turns on the screens). It works with one screen though. What ...
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System Tray icons (Skype, Wifi) and Double Displays

After upgrade no notebook to Ubuntu 14.04, I noticed the missing of my System Tray icons, such as Skype, Dropbox and others. After this, my system tray has back to show my apps: sudo apt-get ...
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Auto-detect new monitors/TVs and resize screen resolution in Ubuntu 14.04 Server

I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS installed on Zotac ZBOX CI320 Nano which has two video sockets: HDMI and Display Port. The PC hosts my website, download torrents, runs XBMC media center software ...
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Moving from 12 to 14 loosing nvidia xinerama feature

I just installed ubuntu 14 on the computer I was using ubutun 12 on (clean install, not update). After some efforts I was able to activate the nvidia driver, but I cannot make it use my 3 monitors as ...
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How to increase the horizontal resolution of second smaller screen attached with a laptop screen?

I am using a second smaller screen (Dell) with my laptop (acer Aspire 15.6"). The resolution of my laptop is (1366 x 768) but the resolution of the second screen is ( 1024 x 768 ). Question: How can ...
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Unity On Top of Full Screen Apps With Multiple Monitors

I use an nvidia graphics card with multiple monitors on ubuntu 14.04. However its extremely frustrating to use because if I have anything open in fullscreen on one monitor, unity will always appear on ...
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How to configure Multiple Mult-Headed GPU Cards?

I have a late 2011 Alienware Aurora R4 with two video cards: GeForce GTX 590 Driving three 27" HP2711 monitors GeForce GT 520 Driving one 32" Sharp AQUOS About a year ago I attempted to install ...
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Anyone know of a dual monitor docking station that works with Ubuntu 14.04 (Dell XPS 12 Haswell i7) [closed]

I'm looking for a dual monitor docking station (or USB 3 hub + displayport adaptor?) that will work with Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 12. I gather DisplayLink still don't support Linux, so might have to ...
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Application launches but no longer appears on monitor (only visible in ALT-TAB menu)

I had a dual monitor setup up until recently. After booting back up with just one monitor, one (at least) of my applications launches but doesn't show on the monitor I'm actually using. When I ALT+TAB ...
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xorg.conf for two monitors, single ati graphics card

There are many iterations of this question, few with actual working answers, so after a few hours of trying to get it working on my machine, I will post my solution. How do I configure my Ubuntu ...
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Desktop Background Folder won't save with existing setting

I'm having a problem with Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Backgrounds. I originally set Folder to Backgrounds Hiking for each of two monitors (in a 4 workspace configuration and Apply to all ...
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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor, Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is connected to two external monitors. When I switch workspaces, only the main monitor will switch, and the second monitor will stay fixed. Since I want to switch between several task, each ...
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Multi monitor remote desktop to Ubuntu

Is there some way or remote desktop solution (paid OR free) that I can use to remote from one Linux PC to another with multi-monitor support? In other words, Computer A and Computer B both run ...
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Second screen not disconnecting (HDMI)

I have an HP Pavilion TouchSmart laptop running Ubuntu 14.04.1 I usually connect a second display via HDMI which worked fine until today. I can connect the display fine and everything ...
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AMD Radeon can not handle multiple monitors on a Dell Inspiron laptop

My dual display will not work properly. The screen flickers and displays half in primary and half in secondary monitor. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 7520 with dual video card: AMD Radeon HD 7730M and ...
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Increase virtual screen size past 4096 x 4096 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two 27" monitors with a 2560 x 1920 resolution each. When I try to extend my desktop across them both I get the below error: So, if I need to increase the maximum virtual screen size? To ...
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Master the dual screen in Ubuntu

My setup is a laptop connected to an external screen I have just bought, so that I have now a built-in 14" display (1600*900) and an extra 24" display at 1920*1200. I intend to be more productive ...
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Dual Monitor Setup, One Monitor has Double Width and scrolls into other monitor

I've looked around and cannot find this issue anywhere... So I have a two-monitor setup on my Ubunutu 14.04 desktop. I had just solved a strange mouse issue by switching to Proprietary NVIDIA drivers ...
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OpenOffice Impress Presentation not showing

I have the following setup: A laptop and a second screen that is connected to the laptop via VGA or HDMI. When I press F5 in OpenOffice Impress, the Presenter Console is shown correctly on my laptop's ...
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nvidia-331 +Nvidia Optimus (K2000M, Lenovo W530) + Ubuntu 14.04 + external display on VGA not recognized

Currently I have nvidia-331 installed. But the same problem appeared also with nvidia-343: If integrated graphics is set in bios: everything works fine. (except the VGA port, obviously) If nvidia ...
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lubuntu on laptop and external monitor not detected

I have an old asus L3500H laptop with sis740 video chipset and lubuntu 14.04.1 with kernel 3.13.0-36-generic. I've connected an external 22" 16:9 monitor, but it's not detected. At the moment I get a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - HDMI connection causes horizontal split

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Edge 535 laptop. When I connect my HDMI cable in order to connect the laptop to the TV the screen splits horizontally and the OS becomes unresponsive. Screenshot: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Multiple Display Intel Gen 3

I'm a newbie at this and I am messing around with dual booting into Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to get my monitors to be recognised by Ubuntu but I have been unsuccessful... Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, ...
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How to change default monitor

I have an Asus laptop with intergrated intel graphics and a nvidia GEFORCE GTX 760m. Im using the intergrated monitor aswell as a monitor hooked up with HDMI. They're both working fine i just can't ...
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Extending desktop to external monitor only uses part of the monitor

I have been trying to solve this for a few days but I can't figure it out. I have a Toshiba laptop with an AMD integrated processor. Things work fine except when an external monitor is plugged in. ...
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xdmx multimonitor setup

I'm trying to use my laptop's monitor to setup a multimonitor display with my desktop (both running ubuntu 14.04). Based on setup guides i've googled, I'm doing the following from my desktop: sudo ...
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Permanently Disable external Graphics Card (usb)

I've got this cooling pad with USB-hub, LAN-Port, Audio and a VGA-Port. It's all connected to the computer via USB. So I guess it's basically an external Graphics-Card for the VGA. Long: It didn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Second Monitor Not Detected through DVI, but detected through VGA cable

I used to connect a 24" monitor to my laptop, equipped with GeForce410M, through HDMI cable. It sometimes had problems with detecting the monitor, but after a restart it managed to detect. Today the ...
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external monitor issue, when maximizing the screen opens on the laptop

i have a fujitsu siemens with ubuntu 14.04 on it, the external screen is a lg 32''. my problem is that when i use the external screen and try to maximize the player to turn on full screen mode, the ...
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How to fix multi-display after upgrade? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Nvidia Optimus)

I did a dist-upgrade today and after rebooting it would not load any GUI (tried lightdm and gdm), just stuck at the blinking underscore cursor. I noticed the driver had changed to Nvidia 343 so I ...
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Dual monitor setup

I am having a lot of trouble getting Ubuntu to work with my monitor. It works fine on Windows, so I know it is not a cable or monitor issue. I have both a DisplayPort output and VGA, so I prefer to ...
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Multiple Monitor Support on nvidia prime gt620

I've got a "funny" issue. I've hooked my Zenbook UX32VD up to an Asus USB Dockingstation, and through that I've connected a 22" Dell monitor. The monitor works when I use the built-in Intel ...
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How to get different text scaling for different displays?

I have a laptop with a fairly high resolution on a small display (14"). My external monitor 27" has a lower resolution than the laptop display. I would like for the text to be similar size on both ...
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Laptop detecting VGA port which isn't there. How to disable it? Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to disable the VGA port permanently, for all users? My Dell Inspiron 15 (3135) laptop has no VGA port, but System Settings> Screen Display shows the built-in display and a second ...
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Extending Screen Makes Mouse Jumpy

When I extend my display(not when mirrored) my mouse pointer becomes very jumpy to the point that it is unusable without decreasing the mouse speed.
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How do I fix weird behaviour after swapping monitor locations in Unity using a Nvidia card?

When setting up a secondary monitor, something strange happens when I change the location of my secondary monitor to the other side (the left side) of my main monitor. When a window gets maximized on ...
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Unable to make double screen configuration work

I am having problems with my video setup. I have a laptop (ubuntu 14.4) with a Nvidia Geforce GT-420M and a screen with 1366x768 resolution and I often connect to it a 22'' full hd monitor. As long as ...
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Telling X to treat one screen as 2

I have a very large screen, which I'd like X to treat as 2 screens. That is, allow me to "maximize" a window to fill just one half, or to move a window to the other half. How can I do this?
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Setting a dual monitor headless X Server for VNC

I would like to run Linux headless over VNC. This is easy. However, I would like to use dual monitors. My goals: Support each monitor at its native resolution (2560x1920, 1600x1080) My VNC client ...
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External monitor works, but laptop shows purple screen

When I boot my laptop, I hear the login drum sound, but the screen remains on the purple startup screen with the ubuntu logo and the orange dots. If I plug in an external monitor, it works fine, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DIsplay Problem

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Thinkpad T530 machine with nvidia NVS 5400M graphics. When I boot to ubuntu, I always stuck at the dark purple screen with 'ubuntu' at the center and five red dots under ...
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Setting up external monitors manually

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/HybridGraphics In this link, it explains how to deal with Hybrid Graphics (an issue with Ubuntu when one has an hybrid graphic card system, which on Windows for ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 340 Prime only detect one monitor?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and Mini Display Port Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-340 and ...