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

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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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Ubuntu Mate 14.04, Nvidia and Intel videocards multimonitor usage?

I`m upgrade my PC and decide to reinstall OS - i choose Ubuntu Mate 14.04 LTS. Installing OS - OK. Some tweaks and my multi-monitor system (2 monitors) works well - one monitor is connecting to ...
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Drivers for USB To VGA External Dual Monitor

Has the following been solved? I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 all-in-one PC with Ubuntu 14.04. Using this: USB To VGA External Dual Or Multi Monitor Adapter , that would then connect to a standard ...
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3 displays, 2 connected to GPU, one connected to motherboard

I have 3 displays, 2 connected to the GPU (it is an AMD HD 6790, DVI and HDMI connectors), and another one using my mobo's VGA connector (the one you use when you don't have a dedicated graphics ...
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How do I switch my monitors separately on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two monitors, and would like each monitor to have its own desktop wall. I did some Googling, installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, and changed Desktop Wall => Viewport Switching => ...
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Displayport 1.2 MST/daisy chain - Dual Monitor setup - Intel graphics

I am running ubuntu 13.10 on a desktop system and I have 2 monitors that I am trying to connect via Displayport's 1.2 multi-streaming support. The system is equiped with an Intel Core i7-4770K ...
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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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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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how--->Second screen on the left side but the Icons should remain on the main monitor (i.e. Right side)?

I want to keep the secondary screen on the left side which i can do through the monitor setup tool. Problem: As the secondary screen is on the left side therefore, my desktop icon has moved on that ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 cannot recognizes HDMI

I've a DELL XPS 15 with NVidia Optimus tech, and after Ubuntu upgrade it can't recognize my HDMI/DisplayPort anymore. After connect my HDMI it just doesn't appear in my Display application. I know ...
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Desktop Icons Off Screen Combined Display Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome 13.14

I have two monitors side by side both with the same 1680x1050 resolution, but one is lower than the other. But if I arrange them as such in the display settings then any icons that I have at the top ...
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External Monitor display on Thinkpad W520 with 12.04

I know there is a lot of material regarding these problems, but much of it seems outdated and nothing seems to be working for my situation: ThinkPad W520 (Intel 3000 and Nvidia 1000M chipset) OS: ...
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My Xorg.conf file has both cards but only one monitor working?

I am trying to get my second monitor to work off two old amd cards (Radeon X1300/ rage Mach64). these cards are no longer supported by amd. When I generate the xorg.conf I have device sections for ...
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Problem on using multiple displays on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I have a laptop with an Intel integrated graphic card, i.e. id: display description: VGA compatible controller product: Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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Added 2nd monitor, caused mouse and keyboard not to work and more

So I have a Radeon 9800 with 2Gb video RAM, Intel i7 4th gen, 32Gb RAM Dell XPS 8700 chassis running Ubuntu 14.04. I've had 2 monitors on my desk as I switched from my old PC and today I finally ...
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Mouse flickers and computer is unresponsive while mouse is moving

I just installed a second video card in my PC to add a third monitor. Ever since I did this, I have found that my mouse flickers. Also, while watching a video (e.g., on youtube) the video stops while ...
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How can i play games on 3 monitors?

I have 3 monitors, 1 Samsung SymcMaster 206bw 22" I think, and 2 NEC MultiSync LCD195vxm+. I have a graphic card sapphire R9 270. Samsung monitor is on Display Port, and both NEC are on DVI. I play ...
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Nvidia Prime does not detect external VGA monitor after updating Ubuntu-drivers-common and xorg

This post is a followup to another post I had about accessing my external monitor after upgrading my ubuntu-drivers-common package. I had found the cause to be this bug, but now that a fix is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 second display brightness problem

Few days ago I have setupped Ubuntu 14.04. I'm using laptop and second monitor via HDMI cable. Now every about 1-2 minutes my second monitor's brightness changes (increase after that decrease and ...
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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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Second monitor detected but appear to be “off”

I have been enjoying dual monitors using Xubuntu with Nvidia driver 340.58 for some time now. However, suddenly one of the monitors stops working. In nvidia-setting panel it just appears as "Off" and ...
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Second Monitor doesn't work properly (Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS13 Dev. Edition (Intel HD4000))

I fail at configuring a second monitor using Mini-Display-Port > HDMI cable > ASUS MX279 on Ubuntu 14.04, Dell XPS 13 Dev. Edition (latest Intel HD4000 drivers installed). Out of the box it worked ...
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how activate Eyefinity on ubuntu?

I have 3 monitors, 1 Samsung SymcMaster 206bw 22" I think, and 2 NEC MultiSync LCD195vxm+. I have a graphic card sapphire R9 270. Samsung monitor is on Display Port, and both NEC are on DVI. I tried ...
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Nonexistent display (Unknown Display) messing things up

I've been cracking my head with this one all day, read all there is to be read around the issue (not much to be found on it to be honest: some questions, some blog posts and some unresolved tickets) ...
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14.04 - Nvidia HDMI problems

I'm running Gnome-shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 When I connect the monitor to the HDMI port, video is displayed, but mouse movement, and opening windows, causes some weird clipping effect. Connecting the ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 - Connect projector to Asus Eee PC 1000HD

I have replaced windows XP with Lubuntu 14.04 on my mum's old netbook (Asus Eee PC 1000HD). She uses it mostly for presentations, so she connects projectors pretty often. Unfortunately, there is a ...
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EDID invalid => wrong resolution (identical monitors)

I have 2 identical monitors. However the one connected to the second port on my workstation is not recognized by the system. I have an NVIDIA GTS graphic card. The PC was shipped like it is now. No ...
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ATI Radeon X600 and two monitors

just installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS, can not customize as expected two monitors in any attempt to change the parameters of their joint work- error, and indeed the system slows down, I think it's because ...
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Different behaviour in 12.04 and 14.04 when laptop lid closed with external monitor

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, and notice a different behaviour in multi-monitor mode. In 12.04, when I plugged in the external monitor and then closed the laptop lid, the laptop would not suspend ...
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can't rearrange multiple rotated displays

I'm trying to set up a computer with 3 HDTVs as one big screen, with each display being rotated 90 degrees to form a 3240x1920 desktop. I have them all hooked up and working, but when I try to rotate ...
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2nd monitor not recognized on boot after upgrade to Xubuntu 14.10

I'm running Xubuntu 14.10 on a old MacBook Pro with a VGA monitor as second display. The displays were set up with xrandr in autostart as following: /usr/bin/xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off --output ...
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Multiple monitors freeze and have artifacts when logging in

When I boot into Ubuntu on my computer 2/3 times the monitors will freeze and the system will become unresponsive. I have triple monitors. This is what is looks like when it freezes. All of the ...
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Using Genius MousePen i608 with multiple screens

I own Genius MousePen i608, and I want to use it with multiple screens (just on one screen), but the tablet is controling every screen, so the area on it is splitted in half (first half for first ...
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Dual Monitors, play movie on one, while typing on another

I have a dual monitor setup for my laptop, running Kubuntu 14.10. On the laptop I want to be able to load up a text file or Firefox and type at the same time on the second monitor I have a movie ...
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Dual monitor screens are reversed only in login screen

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I have dual monitor setup, and they work perfectly when I'm logged into the operating system. But every time I have to login in the login screen, the ...
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Dual monitor connected to hdmi port not detecting on Dell Vostro 3750

I am using Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 2 monitors. OS Kubuntu 13.04 1 monitor I connected with VGA and it is working fine. But another monitor connected to HDMI port is not detected. I connected ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 two graphics cards

I have been struggling to get my two graphics cards to work. One is on the board and one is not. I can change the BIOS on my MSI motherboard to "Internal, PCI, or PCI-E". Internal of course the one ...
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Grub: preferred video interface at boottime

My HDTV is connected through HDMI. My desktop through DVI. At boottime grub displays the bootmenu ( where I can choose for Windows or Linux) only on the HDMI interface. Since my TV is off during most ...
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HDMI connection to external monitor causes laptop screen blackout in 14.04, nvidia graphics

I have had some serious issues with my external monitor and graphics display since installing Ubuntu 14.04, and no one else seems to have had the exact same problem so I figured it best to post here. ...
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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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Dock with dual external DVI monitors with Intel + Nvidia Optimus?

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop plugged into a docking station, and the dock has 2 monitors (connected with DVI). Also note that I've installed Ubuntu alongside (dual-boot) Windows 7. I can't ...
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system freeze after monitor power save

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a DELL U2414H connected via the Display Port as a secondary display. When the monitor goes to power save mode and I try to wake it up, I get the ...
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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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HDMI not working on GMA500

I have a Dell Mini 1010 (wich has a GMA500/Poulsbo video card) with Ubuntu 12.04, everything works fine except the HDMI output. When I plug in a HDMI cable just nothing happens. When I look at the ...
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Video flickering in full screen mode only in chrome and chromium. firefox works fine. intel hd4000, external monitor via hdmi

Since I updated to 14.10 I get some annoying flickering while watching video in chrome and chromium, but only in full screen mode. Firefox works fine, but i prefer chrome/chromium. It worked fine in ...
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CLI: Defoult monitor and it's resolution

To keep long story short: I have 3 monitors plugged into my computer. Main (1920x1080) via DVI, secondary (1440x900) via D-sub and a TV (720p) via HDMI. I want to have CLI (and possibly GRUB) on the ...
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How do I disable presenter console in Libreoffice 4

I am enjoying libreoffice 4, but don't want to have presenter console on because we do multiple things during a presentation, and the console window blocks out any option for switching windows or ...
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Best Graphics card (Setup) for three, high-res monitors attached to desktop

I have been looking around a little bit, but most of the discussions are about problems with already existing systems (particular graphics card and setup etc.). I would like to ask what would be the ...
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14.10 two monitors with GeForce GTX750

I have some problem with my desktop pc and Ubuntu (both 14.04 and the newest 14.10). My pc has two monitors: the first one is old and has only VGA (D-SUB) plug - I plugged it to Intel Graphics ...
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Dual monitor not working when 'nomodeset' is used

I am using an HP Pavillion g6 laptop running 12.04, and the laptop screen is simply black if I don't apply 'nomodeset' on startup. However, including this has lead to the laptop not recognising an ...