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

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puzzling.stackexchange.com breaks one monitor

This is a weird one. New issue on Ubuntu 14.04, dual screen setup, Unity, nothing out of the ordinary. When I go to puzzling.stackexchange.com on my left monitor screen in either chrome or firefox, ...
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How to stop (fullscreen) applications from spanning across monitors in 16.04?

I did a fresh install of 16.04 recently, and to my surprise my second monitor worked pretty much out of the box with the nvidia driver 361.42. The HDMI is wired over the Quadro K1000M and that used to ...
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Old Packard laptop, flickering output via VGA to HDMI converter 16.04

I tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my MIL's old Packard Easynote and it seems to work mostly. What she and her BF want to do is play some music via Spotify and show some images from a USB on their TV. ...
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Mouse Pointer Icon on VGA screen changes by itself

I've been trying to find a solution to this all day but I'm having no joy. I have a Dual Monitor setup for my Lenovo B50-45 running Ubuntu. Both monitors are identical (Philips 274E). One is attached ...
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Huge elements on secondary monitor with lower resolution

Ubuntu 16.04 installed on ASUS UX305 ultrabook with QHD resolution (3200x1800) of built-in display. Connecting secondary monitor Dell 24" with 1920x1200 resolution over HDMI I am getting huge control ...
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16.04 Asus Zenbook UX305UA freezes with HDMI

The above laptop is freezing up sometimes when I plug in a micro HDMI dongle. The laptop is running Ubuntu 16.04, with very little installed, and is up-to-date as of today. Here are a few scenarios: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 lagging after connecting second monitor

I bought a new Dell xps 13 9350, i7, 512 SSD with display resolution 3200x1800. Ubuntu 16.04 is working well on that laptop, but after I connect a second display with 1920x1200 and run the command for ...
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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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Using Intel Intregrated Graphics alongside Nvidia GT 630

I just recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. I've been using it just fine, the only issue is with the displays. What I am trying to do is run three displays on two separate video outputs, one the Intel ...
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Third screen sometimes black after Kubuntu 16.04 upgrade

I recently updated my Kubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. A minor disturbance that occurs since, concerns one of my screens. I have three of them. The left and middle function normally. The right does not work as ...
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tty1 on monitor A; tty2 on monitor B

This is an odd question, and I don't think I would even have a use for it, but: Can I bring up tty1 on one monitor, and tty2 on the other at the same time?
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How to fix buggy Intel Broadwell video driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on a Librem 13 laptop, and everything works perfectly except for video. I usually use the laptop with an external HDMI monitor, and when connected, Gnome will flicker and ...
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How to play video extended fullscreen across 3 monitors?

I have a working setup with 3 monitors, one connected to the MB's VGA output, the other 2 to an ATI card. It works, but I need to play a video file across all three monitors and I can't find a way to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Laptop with Nvidia and Intel 3+ monitor configuration

I have an Alienware 14 running dual Intel HD4600 and Nvidia 765M graphics. I am trying to connect two external monitors and run the laptop screen at the same time. If I use the Nouveau driver for my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS extended display not working - 2 cards

New build with 2 Geforce 710 cards and 3 monitors. Loaded Ubuntu 16.04. and with the standard driver all 3 monitors showed in system settings => display. But, experienced problems such as screen ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Dual monitor doesn't work after booting

I've done a Ubuntu 16.04 fresh installation and now my dual monitors doesn't work after booting. This is what happens during booting: 1) When I boot the main monitor works and asks for my HD ...
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Ubuntu gnome 15.10 nvidia 840m external monitor problem

I am having an annoying issue with the nvidia drivers, and was wondering if someone has came across something like that and solved it. Long story short, when setting my GPU to Intel from xserver ...
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External monitor on Thinkpad P50 with Ubuntu 16.04 and a touch screen

My Thinkpad P50 mobile workstation has an NVidia M1000M GPU to control the external monitor while using an integrated GPU to control the internal LCD, which could be similar to the NVidia 1000M GPU in ...
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HP Elitebook 840 G3 Monitor Issue

I have a Elitebook 840 G3 with two external monitors exposed via a docking port. If I have one monitor turned on, everything works great, even removing the PC from the docking port and reconnecting. ...
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Errors when adding a 5th monitor

I seem to have hit a plateau, and it's not for lack of searching and reading and testing things! I've got a new Dell XPS 8900 with a GTX970 running 15.10; it has 3x DisplayPort 1.2 ports and a single ...
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Can't rotate my other monitor to clockwise in Ubuntu 16.06

I am using a AMD and Ati powered laptop and I have a secondary monitor attached with my laptop, I would like to rotate my secondary monitor to clockwise mode but I can't seem to do it because the ...
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Laptop freezes after connecting external monitor, since 16.04 update

I have a Zenbook UX303U with integrated Intel HD5000, and using an external monitor worked fine until I updated to Ubuntu 16.04 this weekend. Now, when I plug my second screen and then move the mouse ...
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How to Configure Launcher Placement in Multi-monitor Setup

I use a large monitor as primary and laptop screen as secondary. Is it possible to move the launcher to my big monitor or do I have to turn off my laptop monitor? "Monitor Preferences" (Launcher ...
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Black screen flashes on second monitor on Ubuntu 16

I upgrade my Ubuntu from 15.10 to 16.04 yesterday and after fixing some hiccups most things are working fine. However, I have one very annoying bug that lets my external monitor (connected to the ...
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How can I run two screens from two seperate GPUs?

I have two nVidia GTS 450 GPUs, each with a DVI, an HDMI and a VGA port. I want two screens, both running off the DVI ports. I've setup my xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf but it is not working. ...
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Get both Graphics cards working on two screens

I have 2 nVidia GeForce GTS 450/PCIe/SSE2 graphics cards, each with a DVI, VGA and HDMI port. Unfortunately, only one of these cards is detected by Ubuntu, so I have to have one screen on VGA and the ...
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Can i use borh discrete Nvidia and integrated Intel HD at the same time for dual monitor?

It is now 2016. and I've been wondering is it now possible to run simultaneously Intel HD 2500 and Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost on Ubuntu? I've set it up on Windows 7 after enabling iGPU support in BIOS ...
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Scaling HiDpi Full HD screen on Ubuntu Gnome (and multi monitors)

I have a 14" Full HD display screen. It's probably not qualified to be called a hidpi/retina, but it still is very dense. The problem is that the minimum 2x scaling in Tweak Tools is too much. Ideally ...
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Login problem after Hibernate with Dell E7440

Yesterday I installed Xubuntu 16.04. It uses the lightdm display manager to log in. This works. The issue: I use a Dell Latitude E7440 with Docking station. Most of the time, the screen of the ...
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How can I make Lubuntu duplicate the current resolution on an external monitor through HDMI?

In Windows there's an option to "Duplicate screen" when you connect an hdmi cable to an external monitor. That way both screens, the TV's and the Laptop's, have the same resolution and it doesn't ...
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Setting up to monitors of varied resolutions - Edges cut off

I have two monitors: one is an HP LCD, capable of 1680x1050p(16:10), and a Vizio LCD, capable of 1920x1080p(16:9). This isn't a problem on Windows; I can set both screens as I need them, no problem. ...
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16.04 Display and audio problems

After installing 16.04 (fresh install beta 2 + updates til now) I am experiencing werird problems with video and audio. Video: sometimes one (always only one) of the monitors turns off for a second ...
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Synaptics Touchpad pointer speed change with additional screen

When I plug in an additional screen, the sensitivity of the touchpad scales with the virtual screen dimensions, making it unusable. I can't imagine how this "feature" could be of interest to anyone, ...
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16.04 second monitor does not work

I always had problems with second monitor on my Ubuntu (it was not able to fall to sleep mode) but after upgrade it does not work, the scenario is very similar, it does not change mode to sleep, but ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and lightdm display-setup-script: can't connect x server

After upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 my lightdm.conf command has caused black screen on boot, never reaching the login screen: display-setup-script=xrandr --output DP2 --auto --primary --output HDMI3 ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 display problems

I installed xubuntu 16.04 on my laptop and have some strange stuff happening. I can get more specific details in the morning. It is a dell latitude with Intel video on a docking station lid closed ...
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Can I configure the Unity launcher to appear on both of my monitors? [duplicate]

I would like to have the Unity launcher appear on both of my monitors. If the launchers could be configured to show only the windows active on their respective monitors, that would be even better. ...
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Open application window on the same screen as where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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Display settings problems with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

For whatever reason (this was working correctly on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) when I try to set my displays on top of each other in the settings, it won't allow to place them on top of each other. When I ...
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System does not boot up without connected to external monitor via HDMI

yesterday I just updated Ubuntu Gnome from 15.10 to 16.04. I have an external monitor connected to my Asus G55VW notebook via HDMI. After the update there weren't any problems until today, when I ...
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Dual Monitors - Mirrored Displays and disabled Wi-Fi until Reboot?

Update: There are related posts with dual monitor issues e. g. Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 - Still, there are two points that make this question different: Wireless feature is ...
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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 there a desktop environment for Ubuntu by which you can setup different custom DPI setting for different monitors in multi monitor setup?

I do not mean scaling that you can do by xrandr, but proper scaling of user interface elements using the natural resolution of each monitor, when using extended desktop.
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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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Dual Monitor - Side by side not working!

Before you guys do a search and claim this is a duplicate of any other question, don't bother! I've been through them all! I've tried everything I could find! Okay, so the problem is I can't set my ...
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How can I automatically load nVidia X Server resolution settings on startup/login?

First, yes I have searched far and wide for answers to this question. There are many (far too many) answers, and thus far I have not found one which works. I've tried various forms of "save the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't see second monitor daisy chained through displayport

I have two Dell U2414H monitors connected in chain to AMD R7 250X. Today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and in settings I see only one monitor while screen is duplicated on second monitor. Is there a way ...
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Ubuntu support for 5K (Dell UP2715K): adjusting details

I've recently purchased a Dell UP2715K which has a resolution of 5120x2880 and have installed ubuntu 15.10 to go with it. The UP2715K is connected to a GeForce 960 GTX (2 displayport cables since 1 ...
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How to open a file in the same display I am working it?

I have connected a LCD to my laptop. When I try to open a file in Nautilus, the target application opens in my laptop display, rather than the second display (in which nautilus window is open). I ...
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Notebook display not detected after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I have an Asus N55S notebook with Nvidia Gefore GT555M and an external Samsung monitor connected via HDMI. With the proprietary Nvidia driver dual display mode was working perfectly in Ubuntu Gnome ...