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

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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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System freezes after VGA output goes crazy

I am running a dual monitor setup with one running off VGA and the other off DVI on a Asus H97 motherboard. Integrated graphics from an i7-4790. And Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS updated to the latest ...
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Custom Monitor Position in Xubuntu, monitors.xml Equivalent

I have three monitors and would like to be able to set my background to span all three screens. However, my side monitors (smaller screens) are lower than the middle one. In Linux Mint I was able to ...
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How to Avoid Mouse Getting Stuck with Multiple Monitors of Different Sizes

I have two monitors. One is 1920x1080 (the left screen), and the other is 1440x900 (the right screen). I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Right now, I have it set up such that the tops of both monitors are ...
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Ubuntu. VGA to USB driver

I'm having trouble finding information about this. I know there are similar questions, but the only one with an answer is 5 years old and the answer is outdated. I just bought a new laptop, they ...
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xrandr: screen cannot be larger than 1680x1680 (desired size 3360x1050)

When executing this list of commands: xrandr --output DFP3 --mode 1680x1050 --rate 60 xrandr --output CRT1 --mode 1680x1050 --rate 59 xrandr --output DFP3 --left-of CRT1 (error here) xrandr --output ...
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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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Second Monitor does not detect on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS but detects on Windows 8.1

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS on my secondary partition on my Solid State Drive. I noticed that when I went into System Settings --> Displays --> Detect Displays, my system is not detecting the ...
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Dual Monitor's on different workspaces in 14.04

I recently updated from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and before I updated, I was able to use each of my monitors in their own workspaces. Although, now it appears that both of my monitors are ...
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Behavior when connecting a laptop to an HDMI screen

I have a three year old Dell Vostro 3750 (Nvidia Optimus) which I am fairly happy with. Since I will use the computer much more in the future, I would like to use it with an external monitor. I have ...
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Second monitor has vertical seperation 14.04 on Thinkpad T410

I have a ThinkPad T410. After a recent update the second monitor (displayport) get a vertical seperation in the first half and the cursor is quite slow. This looks something like this When the ...
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13.10 Workspace switcher view is duplicated on multiple monitors

I work with an additional monitor connected to my laptop. When I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, the workspace switcher view has changed. In 13.04 I was getting both of the screens showing one switcher ...
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Lost dual displays in Ubuntu 14

After upgrade i cant connect two displays to my Dell Latitude e6430. Everything was fine until today, when i came to work and turned on my PC connected to two samsung displays resolution on them went ...
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ati - Extended desktop broken and flickering

I'm facing the same problem as Randal Scott (Extended Desktop broken into 4 halves on 2 monitors): Truing to setup extended desktop, on a HP Envy with a Radeaon graphic card on Ubuntu 14.04 causes a ...
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How to set the main monitor on Lubuntu?

I have a desktop computer with Lubuntu and a dualhead display (two monitors). I want to extend the display to both monitors (currently they're mirrored), but I have a problem: the left monitor is a ...
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How to move Gnome top bar to a secondary monitor

I realize I could manage this by switching my secondary monitor to become primary one, but if I do then any and all games run at fullscreen will adopt the now primary monitor's resolution and that's ...
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Trying to find a video Card that is dual display that wil work on an older computer with ubuntu 14.04Lts

Hello everyone I was wondering if any one knows of any dual display graphics card that is PCI Express 16x that has easy to find/ easy to install(newbie) drivers that will work in Ubuntu 14.04LTS? The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 second monitor's screen overflowing

Im seeking help with this very weird issue. I have been using my ubuntu 14.04 with an extra monitor for quite q while now with no problem, although when I turned my laptop on today, the linked picture ...
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Can Ubuntu 13.04 32bit support Multi-display(four display) funtion under bay trail paltform? [closed]

Now we installed the Ubuntu 13.04 32bit under the Bay Trail platform. For our application we want to do multi-display output at the same time, now we have two output from onboard and two output from ...
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Dual monitors - HDMI Monitor doesn't display top menu bar

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop that I recently built and I'm having issues getting my HDMI monitor to display correctly. I also have a DVI monitor that I've been using that I haven't had any trouble ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 black screen on boot on my PC, when HDMI TV is ON!

My Pc, which is a dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04, is always linked to an LG TV through my HD 7970 HDMI port. I can never boot in Ubuntu while my TV is ON. I get a black screen, and I can't ...
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Running 3 monitors on Ubuntu 12.04

I would like to run 3 monitors on Ubuntu 12.04. I have NVIDIA Quadro 5000 which is able to support 2 monitors. I only have an additional PCI slot so my option are limited for a second graphics card. I ...
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Java Application not opening on correct monitor (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) and when I create apps that spawn windows in java (using JavaFX or Swing) they are created in the wrong position. I noticed that there is no longer a ...
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How to make PXE boot auto detect monitors and setup dual monitors

I'm currently can boot a Ubuntu PXE. but the problem is with multi-monitors. I have to run xrandr command to get the dual monitors up. with suggest from How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE? xrandr ...
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How to connect a projector to my Ubuntu laptop?

I am wondering if someone knows how I can connect my laptop with ubuntu 12.04 to a projector. I tried all the Fn + F3 to F10 is still not working. This a dual boot : if I switch to windows it works ...
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Cannot boot, laptop screen doesn't work, may have broken grub

My laptop's built in screen has been out of commission for awhile, which usually isn't a problem since I use an external monitor, but the GRUB/BIOS menus don't appear on the external monitor. I was ...
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Is there a way to prevent your windows from moving when an external monitor is connected?

So, I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop and occasionally plug it into my TV for a second screen. My TV is to the left of my desk. When I enable it as an external monitor to the left of my laptop ...
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Horizontal Screen scrolling + Slow framerate with usb monitor - Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying to setup my usb monitor as the third monitor on ubuntu 14.04 I installed the latest nvidia driver and followed the instructions on 331.113 readme randr14 Basically where im at is: ...
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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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Windows “jumping” between monitors when scale plugin used

I have two monitors. I am very particular as to which window goes to which monitor (e.g. Firefox always on the left side; terminals on other workspaces always maximized on the left monitor; R graphics ...
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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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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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Two displays with different resolution are joint

After the last update, I am having this problem with two monitors resolution: GDBus.Error:org.gtk.GDBus.UnmappedGError.Quark._gnome_2drr_2derror_2dquark.Code2: could not set the configuration for ...
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Setting different subpixel rendering on different monitors

I am using dual monitors, one of them rotated by 90 degrees. Font antialising does not look right in the rotated monitor (i.e., there are rainbow borders around characters). I believe this is ...
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Using Ubuntu 14.4 and nvidia prime to switch to dedicated video card

So, basically I have a laptop, asus n765vz with integrated graphic and nvidia gt650M. I installed prime to switch to the dedicated video card and it worked. The problem I have is that I connnected a ...
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Triple Monitor on 14.04 with nVidia 710M

My laptop (Asus X552CL) has both an HDMI out and a VGA out, as well as the built in display. I'm using the proprietary nVidia driver version 340.58. Pretty quickly I realized that when a VGA cable ...
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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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Gnome 3 ghost window when external monitor not connected

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10. I usually have an external monitor connected to my laptop. When I use a certain wine app, i move it to the external monitor. After some time it started ...
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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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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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Split screen problem with Nivida GeForce GTX 770M

The Info I am running a laptop with dual graphics cards: Intel and the Nvidia GrForce GTX 770M I have the Nvidia drivers installed I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64 installed The second monitor shows in the ...
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Windows scattered across virtual desktops after waking up from sleep

My setup is two external screens connected to a docking station and the laptop screen all running (thanks, Lenovo!). I have four virtual desktops (Ubuntu 14.04, Unity). At any point I might have one ...
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How to get Nvidia Graphic card to work on Thinkpad T430?

I installed Ubuntu Linux on my Thinkpad T430 and everything works until last week. Because then I bought a new monitor with a higher screen resolution than full hd. So I cannot run the monitor with a ...
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Wacom Tablet settings missing

I am running Ubuntu Studio 14.04 with tree monitors on an NVidia video card. I have a large Wacom tablet connected. The tablet is seen and works. Two of the monitors are the connected DVI and are the ...
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How to reset monitor settings to default through terminal?

I have a tricky problem regarding multiple monitors on KDE (Kubuntu). I have a laptop which, at home, is connected to two monitors - VGA and HDMI. That works only when the built-in laptop display is ...
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How can I make gnome-shell treat both monitors in the same way?

Gnome-shell seems to like to leave one monitor as "fixed" when you switch workspaces. Additionally, there is no preview in the Activities view of my secondary monitor. Also, on the second monitor, ...
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How do I set up a second display via DVI/viewport with a Lenovo T420S?

My Lenovo T420S has a discrete graphic card with nvidia optimus technology. What I'm basically trying to achieve is the following: use a second display - connected via DVI/viewport - at work (VGA is ...
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How can I make gnome-shell treat both monitors in the same way (Ubuntu 14.04 trusty edition)? [duplicate]

I have basically the same problem as was asked in this question from 2011, namely Gnome-shell leaves one monitor fixed when I switch workspaces. I would like to be able to have both monitors switch ...
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Asus Chromebox Displayport monitor not detected

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot OS on my Asus Chromebox and I'm a linux newbie. Anyway, everything seems to be working fine except for the DisplayPort monitor not working. The ...