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Problem with external monitor

Since yesterday I have weired problems using my external monitor (Benq 19" connected via DVI over DVI->HDMI cable and HDMI->Mini DisplayPort-Adapter) with Ubuntu 14.04. Until then I could use this ...
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Disable laptop display before login

I am looking for a way to disable my laptop's built in display before (or right at) the login screen on Ubuntu 14.04. I have a second monitor, and want to only use that. I already have changed the ...
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How to disable Light Locker and Splash screen on laptop screen (only display on external monitor) in Xubuntu 14.04

I have changed settings in Xubuntu 14.04 so that my laptop screen (which is partially broken) is disabled after logging in, and the desktop is only displayed on my external monitor. I did this via ...
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Second monitor available without beeing connected

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop, and everything worked better than thought, but: My laptop recognises two screens. I mean, you can connect a second screen to it by HDMI or VGA, but both ...
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Connecting external monitor to my laptop

I have an external monitor which I want to connect to my laptop, using both monitors at the same time. However I can't manage to have them both working. Only one monitor works at a time. In the ...
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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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318 views

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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External Monitor won't appear in display settings

I installed Xubuntu onto my HP 2133 Notebook, installed all the updates and everything was working fine. I wanted to use an external monitor to extend the desktop between my laptop and monitor. The ...
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How do I toggle screen geometry with hotkeys?

My main computer is a laptop with an external monitor and I need set up hotkeys to switch between two display modes: external monitor only (1920*1080) internal + external monitor (1280*800 + ...
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Move Apps to Second Display With No Delay [duplicate]

When moving program windows to second display there is a delay on the edge of the screen which does not let me move windows smoothly to the other one. How can I remove this delay in such a way that I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't recognize second monitor

After a long hiatus, I finally decided to get Ubuntu Desktop back up and running. I recently purchased a second monitor, which I works, as it worked right out of the box with Windows. Ubuntu however ...
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Laptop: Internal LCD does not get reactivated

Hi i have a ThinkPad T430 with an external monitor plugged into docking-station via VGA. When i close the lid and reopen it, my internal display stays black and does not get reactivated. I'm using a ...
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Dual monitors seen as one

I'm running 12.04 LTS and I have a second monitor plugged into my laptop. I took the option of an extended desktop, and it seems X considers it as only one big monitor. This causes me some pain (for ...
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How do I define the primary monitor in XFCE?

I've set up multiple monitors in xfce per this answer, but my secondary monitor was chosen as the main one. How do I change which monitor is the main one?
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1answer
750 views

Ubuntu 13.04 does not detect HDMI

I have just upgraded my Dell M1330 with Intel GM965 graphics from 12.04 to 13.04 (fresh install). Now when I plug in an external monitor on HDMI, nothing happens. It seems that HDMI is only detected ...
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1answer
404 views

HDMI automatically clones when connected, does not appear in “Displays”

I've been looking for days to figure out what is going on but I am completely lost. I am unable to control the screen settings on my external monitor (HDMI). The external display is not detected at ...
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2answers
478 views

Ubuntu Dual Monitor Problem

My problem is when i start an app or something like that. App starts on the extra monitor. When i do options>display change sides with external monitor and laptop. It fixes but i want external monitor ...
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Sable complete as external monitor

A somewhat unusual question. Can the Sable complete system76 PC be used as an external monitor? If so how? Thanks...
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251 views

13.04 - Extenal monitor plugged on laptop HDMI shows image but lags a lot

It uses an Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M. When I plug in the monitor, it shows some images but with bad FPS and lagging a lot. For example, when I move the mouse pointer, it leaves a trail that vanishes ...
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329 views

(Xubuntu) - How to turn off Laptop screen while external screen is connected

Hi I just installed Xubuntu on my Laptop, now I want it to disable the laptop screen as long as the external screen is connected. But when I disconnect the external monitor I want the laptop screen to ...
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252 views

Gnome Classic - automatically add panel when external monitor is connected

Similar to: With Xmonad / GNOME, switch gnome-panel between monitors While at my desk, I use two external monitors with laptop lid shut. When mobile, I use my laptop display of course. I like to ...
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plugging in external monitor to ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS causes unknown error at start-up

OS : ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS OS Arch. : X86_64 Graphic : Nvidia NVS 3100M External Monitor : Samsung SyncMaster S20R315B Plus Laptop Model : DELL Latitude E6410 today I bought "Samsung ...
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1answer
302 views

laptop screen won't show up

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, and for some reason I can't use the laptop screen WITHOUT an external monitor; it functions fine as the only monitor in windows 8, and it functions fine as ...
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1answer
235 views

Monitor setup and desktop background lost on restart

I have a Lenovo Z570 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 very happily. I love it, and I'm fairly sure I want to switch permenantly. The laptop has a 1366x768px built in screen, and is connected ...
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1answer
440 views

dual monitors w/ different workspaces?

I have two monitors connected by vga, but both are showing the same workspace. I want to know how to fix this problem and get back to having separate workspaces on each monitor
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Slow scrollin since upgrade to 12.10

Since I have upgraded (no clean install) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, particular graphical aspects are slow: Scrolling is really slow: for example in a terminal window, gedit or a browser Compiz ...
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1answer
803 views

Not working Dual monitor on Radeon HD 5450

I use Radeon HD 5450. I need work with Dual monitor. One try (Not Working): The first monitor is in VGA onboard input. The second monitor on VGA Radeon 5450. Second try (Not Working): The first ...
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Dual monitor setup with Intel graphics and Nvidia Geforce GT 425M on 12.04

I have a Dell XPS L401x and just installed 12.04. I have a mini-display and an HDMI output, and I could hook up two Dell UltraSharp monitors to each port on Windows 7, and get a triple monitor setup. ...
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Nvidia GeForce Gt-520M-cn on intel dh61ww Ubuntu 12.04

I have this desktop: i7 2600, 8gb ram ddr3, board intel dh61ww, Geforce Nvidia GT520-cn 2Gb ddr3, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (kernel 3.2.0-23-generic). I want to setup two Samsung ...
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3answers
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Laptop screen blank after login when external monitor is not connected

Ubuntu does not switch back automatically to only monitor present when booting after disconnecting external monitor. Here's a video showing what happens. I get to the login window and everything ...
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2answers
3k views

Disabling monitor reconfiguration when closing lid

I often need to move my laptop from one working place to another. When I do this, there are two events Ubuntu responds to by changing the monitor set up: Removing/attaching the VGA cable ...
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1answer
2k views

External monitor blacked out in Xubuntu 12.04

I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude D610 with an external AOC monitor connected. When I go into Settings->Display the external monitor is seemingly identified, but it remains ...
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Erratic display behaviour on 12.04 using an Asus Zenbook

When I first plugged in my 23 inch monitor through the mini-VGA port, everything worked...both display were detected, and worked. On the second or third plug in, the internal display would turn off, ...
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1answer
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How can I use my external display on my laptop with intel and nvidia video cards?

My hardware: Dell xps L502X laptop with integrated intel video card and an GeForce GT 540M (HDMI). My config: Ubuntu 12.04 + nidia drivers 295.53 I didn't manage to use my external display neither in ...
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2answers
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Need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf from a live CD

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Laptop with Nvidia Graphics hardware. This machine used to run Ubuntu 10.10 and I have to use an external monitor as the internal screen on the laptop is ...
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1answer
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Dual monitors - extend desktop

I have ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, and I have an external monitor connected to my system. I have enabled the second monitor from the "Displays..." menu (btw, is there a way to make external monitors ...
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1answer
612 views

Multi Monitor Setup

I'm having some problems with a multi monitor setup in Ubuntu: The launcher will appear on the laptop monitor if the external monitor isn't plugged in on startup. If the external monitor is plugged ...
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1answer
2k views

How to connect external monitor to laptop for larger desktop?

I have a laptop which has a Intel 852GME chipset. I had an older laptop, I can't remember which chipset that has, but simply by doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04, I was able to connect another ...
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1answer
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Problem connecting the second external monitor

I had a similar problem while using Ubuntu 10.04. I recently upgraded to 11.10 and when I connect the external monitor, both the screens( laptop screen and external monitor) goes dark and stops ...
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3answers
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How do I perform easy switching to external monitor

I am currently changing between my laptop and my external monitor with the NVidia X Server Settings program and I'm sure I'm doing it in a really dumb way: I currently select the external monitor, ...
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0answers
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Dual monitor problem on disconnect [closed]

I'm using a dual monitor setup on a Samsung QX412 laptop. My external monitor is connected via HDMI. I am NOT using the additional Nvidia drivers.Ubuntu uses Gnome 2 when I install them, so they don't ...
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6answers
76k views

How do I setup dual monitors in Xfce?

I've got an laptop with a intel chip, and I'd like to setup dual monitors in Xfce. How do I do this?
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1answer
318 views

Border between monitors

In a dual-monitor setup, moving a window on the left screen to the right side will have a (small) "block" when the window aligns with the left screen's right border. This is useful to position a ...
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2answers
2k views

Cannot change monitor configuration without causing black screen

I have a laptop (Sony Vaio E series), with an external monitor attached to it. By default, it puts the two screens in mirror. I don't like mirror mode for various reasons and want to change it (turn ...
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5answers
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How can I extend the desktop onto an external monitor/projector?

I've plugged in a projector into my laptop and I'm attempting to extend the desktop onto it (so that I can run a full screen app on the projector and have the controls on my laptop). I'm able to ...