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

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nvidia-settings lost after reboot

I have a fresh ubuntu 13.10 install and a dual-monitor setup. I can't get the setup working propely because the monitor settings get reverted every time I reboot. How do I fix this? Note that I get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Mate + Compiz Hang when switching displays

I have a Thinkpad W540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (Intel Graphics) with Mate and Compiz. During normal operation things seem fairly stable, however any time I add or remove a monitor the display ...
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ubuntu 14.02 lts never boots the same way and same number of screens

It is crazy, my ubuntu 14.02 LTS never starts the same way,,,,in a such a way, It seems it is teasing me on purpose lol. I have a dual boot on 2 separate hard drives. At starting, it asks which OS we ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 dual monitors not working (display port & VGA)

$ lspci 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) I'm attempting to run 2 monitors but only one is working. The VGA ...
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How to debug xrandr not setting up the desired resolution?

I need some help in figuring out why does xrandr failes to set the desired resolution. I have a dual monitor setup: 13" laptop preferring 2560x1440 resolution 24" monitor preferring 1920x1200 ...
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Nvidia X Server Settings only shows 1 screen (laptop + external monitor connected)

I have recently installed a new copy of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell M3800 which has Nvidia Quadro K1100M graphics card. Later I also connected my external monitor via HDMI (HDMI to DVI connector). Then ...
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Want to use second monitor but has no EIED

I have a small monochrome CRT display I would like to use on my Ubuntu PC. This display is a Smith Corona typewriter display, quite old. Under Windows it could be used with a max 600x400 resolution, ...
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How to specify which HDMI jack outputs audio

I have tried the solution on this question, but it didn't quite work for me - I imagine my problem is more universal than my hardware, but for good measure, I have an AMD Radeon 290 - I originally ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Trusty with two gpu cards, desktop on wrong screen

I have a fresh install dualbooot, first I installed windows 7, then ubuntu trusty desktop 14.04.2., then I was able to get amd catalyst 14.9 for linux x64 working. When doing this with both my amd r9 ...
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NVIDIA x server - “sudo nvidia config” does not generate a working 'xorg.config'

I am over 18 hours deep on this challenge. I got to this point and am stuck. very stuck. Maybe you can figure it out? Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS with all the updates installed. Problem: The default ...
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Ignore second monitor workspaces

I recently switched from Mint to Ubuntu. In Mint I had an option to only use my primary monitor for workspaces. I can't seem to replicate that in Ubuntu. I am fairly new to Linux. I almost always got ...
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How to make multiple monitors work just like in Windows?

I've tried various DEs (Xfce, MATE, GNOME...), but I couldn't set up my screens properly in any of those. Here's the setup I'm looking for: 2 screens with different resolutions (LVDS on the left - ...
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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 ...
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Touchpad track speed increases in dual monitor setup

I have a Dell E6530 with an Alps touchpad, NVIDIA NVS 5200 with proprietary nvidia-319.32 video driver installed. I am using xfce4 although I do not know if this makes a difference, as it seems to be ...
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Problems getting 2 Video cards working

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14. my system is fairly old.. Motherboard is d925xbc with p4 CPU. I have an ATI video card that runs two monitors no problem. I wanted to try getting 3 monitor to work but ...
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How to select in what monitor youtube fullscreens?

I have a dual monitor set-up. When I'm at YouTube, and I click the fullscreen-icon, the fullscreen automatically goes to the second window. How do I get it to go fullscreen on my main monitor?
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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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4K (3840x2160) with GeForce GT 730M (Notebook Acer v3-571g) on HDMI port not working

I have a notebook Acer v3-571g with a GeForce GT 730M and try to get my new Samsung UHD Monitor 28" "U28D590D" to work in a 4K resolution via HDMI. As I can see on ...
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3 Displays Ubuntu, ATI Radeon

There are lots of questions on this but I've read them all and none helped me! ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series PCI Express 2.0 My co-worker attempted to use 3 displays on windows, that failed... ...
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Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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Running a script at startup that uses xrandr to set display options

I've tried numerous methods of getting the following commands to run at startup xrandr --output DFP10 --rotate left xrandr --output DFP11 --right-of DFP10 This is necessary because my left monitor ...
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how do to install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor on 13.04?

how do i install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor? the monitor connected with the displaylink device has the following messages on the display: [ 10.723468] usb 3-1.1: device ...
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Multiple Monitors using bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.10

I've been unable to get multiple monitors to work with Ubuntu 13.10 using nvidia-prime or bumblebee. Could someone point me in the right direction? With nvidia-prime, I've tried the xorg.conf here ...
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Lenovo W530 Ubuntu 14.04 discrete graphics mode random crash

Recently I switched my Lenovo W530 to Ubuntu, and after struggling with Nvidia drivers for about a week I finally got them to work after lots of googling. Then I was unable to get my second monitor ...
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Activate 3 monitors with GeForce GT610 and Ubuntu 14.04

I struggle trying to activate 3 monitors on my GeForce GT 610. I was following the walkthrough provided by burntsushi on reddit in a really close thread. But since the question is closed I cannot ask ...
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Second Monitor Not Detected After HDMI unplugged and plugged back in

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba S55-B5289 laptop. I've been using a second monitor with the laptop since I got it, and it's basically been plug-and-play. I connect the monitor via HDMI, and ...
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Help with dual monitor support with Gnome

I just recently got Gnome because I got tired of Unity. The way I have my monitors set up is as follows. I have one 1080p monitor on the bottom and a 900p monitor on top. I want to be able to have the ...
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need to switch DP daisy-chained monitors on & off to get xrandr to switch them on

I'm running awesomewm on ubuntu laptop. I have two external monitors connected in DP daisy chain configuration, plugged into laptop's mini-dp port. xrandr detects both when they are plugged in. ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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fakexrandr, Mirror Fake Displays - X Error of failed request: BadMatch

I need to create mirror fake displays in one physical monitor. I installed fakexrandr and now I have two fake displays(683x768) on 1366x768(max/prefered) monitor of my laptop. When I run xrandr ...
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Is it possible to use both SLI and two monitors at the same time on Ubuntu with Nvidia?

I'm completely and utterly baffled by my inability to use both SLI and a dual monitor setup, even with Nvidia's latest proprietary drivers. Now I have to choose between the ergonomic and productive ...
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Dual monitor set-up and wallpaper not expanding [Ubuntu Gnome]

Recently I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and here's my problem. After installing Ubuntu Gnome I wanted to set a wallpaper (3840x2160) for my dual monitor set-up (3840x1080). The problem is that the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Thinkpad w520 Three monitors only after turn on and connect to dock

I have been trying to set up a three-monitor configuration on my laptop. I have a Thinkpad w520 with a Lenovo Thinkpad dock station also, Nvidia card with Optimus support and nvidia-331 drivers ...
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Multiple displays: screen wrapped ubuntu 14.04.01

Since december 2014, one of my two screens is wrapped around itself (see image). Furthermore, the mouse is lagging on the wrapped screen. I tried rebooting, switching on/off the screen, plugging it in ...
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Dell XPS15 L502x Mini Display Port not working Ubuntu 13.04

Before i had Ubuntu 12.10 running on this laptop and the mini display port worked. Now i have Ubuntu 13.04 and the mini display port does not work anymore. If i connect my external monitor using a vga ...
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Is it possible to have two different DPI configurations for two different screens?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.3 with NVidia drivers (319) for my Quadro K2100M graphic card, and when I switch my main 3200x1800 laptop screen to mode 1920x1080 (using nvidia-settings), the display goes ...
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How can I run intel and SLI Nvidia on the same computer?

I am currently running a triple monitor setup. I want to be able to run all three monitors with two being on my Intel 4600 gpu and my main monitor being on my desktop 760 gtx sli. I currently am ...
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Dual Boot with Windows 8.1 - Secondary Monitor Resolution incorrect

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu for dual boot on my computer. When I am on Windows 8.1, my secondary monitor has a resolution of 1024x768 but when I go into Ubuntu, the secondary monitor only gets a ...
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Thinkpad w540 w/ Ultra Dock only one external monitor works

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this Lenovo ThinkPad W540 laptop, and everything appears to be working ok by itself. Today I received my docking station to which I intended to hook up 2 external ...
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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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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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Nvidia not displaying correctly HDMI monitor

I hope to find solution to my issue. I have laptop Dell N5110 with nvidia 525m and i installed nvidia-331 driver which can be found in ubuntu repo. The issue is that when i connect my hdmi all screens ...
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Extended Desktop broken into 4 halves on 2 monitors

I'm having this issue on my HP Envy 17-2070nr with a Radeon HD 6850M. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Here's info. for anyone who can help: Extended desktop causes internal monitor to show 1/2 of its own ...
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Is this a dual monitor reset bug?

My two displays are: Intel GMA x4500 Laptop (1280x800 native resolution of the built-in display) External display (1920x1080) A few minutes after I login to my dual monitor setup, it gets reset to ...
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Is it possible to use two external monitors for my Thinkpad T440p using a Lenovo Ultra Dock?

I have a T440p and using it with two external monitors connected through VGA and Mini-Displayport (one vertical, the other horizontal, both 1920*1080) and not using the laptop display itself. I also ...
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FreeRDP issues with full-screen and multiple monitors

We have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Both computers have two 1680x1050 monitors attached. When I run FreeRDP on one computer with the /f /multimon command, the remote session runs in ...
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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 a ...
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Multiple Displays on All in one Touch Screen

My question may have been previously addressed but I wasn't able to find it. I'm new to Linux so this could be a noob question. I have an Asus All-in-one touch screen that I recently installed Ubuntu ...
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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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14.04 windows go off screen on awake

I currently have a dual monitor setup running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My display settings are currently set to have my laptop screen on the right and my monitor on the left. Whenever I open the lid of the ...