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

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Dual-display solution (other than ARandR) on Lubuntu/Xubuntu?

What I want to achieve is an elegant way to use my two screens on Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Being elegant means: 1) Working in the same extended-display mode as in ubuntu-desktop (the common Unity Ubuntu) ...
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Dual Monitor/Xinerama not working; cannot even detect on-board graphic card

I have Kubuntu 12.04 and two identical VGA monitors. One I plugged via DVI-VGA adapter into the DVI port of my discrete AMD Radeon HD 6670, the other into the VGA port of my on-board graphic card ...
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Remember window monitor for windows in multi-monitor setup (12.04)

I'm on Unity 3D, in a dual-monitor setup. I like to keep certain applications on fixed monitors / workspaces. However, it annoys me needing to move all those windows to the desired monitor / workspace ...
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Triple monitor on Nvidia and Intel

I want to use 3 monitors, one on built-in Intel iGPU card and 2 on PCI-E Nvidia card on desktop. Is this setup possible? Searching gives Bumblebee for Optimus technology on notebooks, I tried and it ...
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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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KDE resizes when I turn off a monitor

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 with 3 monitors. When I turn off a monitor, KDE detects that and resizes/moves windows to the other monitors. I usually want to turn off all monitors and walk ...
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thinkpad 10 running 14.10 2 external monitors not recognized

I am using a Thinkpad 10 tablet, model number: TP00064AFX, running ubuntu 14.10. I would like to extend the screen to 2 23" asus monitors. They displayed upon plugin on windows 8.1 however when I ...
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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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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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Screen resolution messed up on Ubuntu 14.10 with Nvidia 331 driver

I am using the Nvidia 331.89 (nvidia-331) driver as recommended by Ubuntu 14.10. When I boot my machine using an external monitor and my laptop's screen on, the displays are mirrored by default with ...
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xdmx multimonitor setup

I'm trying to use my laptop's monitor to setup a multimonitor display with my desktop (both running ubuntu 14.04). Based on setup guides i've googled, I'm doing the following from my desktop: sudo ...
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External monitor works, but laptop shows purple screen

When I boot my laptop, I hear the login drum sound, but the screen remains on the purple startup screen with the ubuntu logo and the orange dots. If I plug in an external monitor, it works fine, but ...
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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Two monitors, two DP-connectors, Ubuntu sees those as one

I have a IBM ThinkPad in a dockingstation. Attached are two monitors (default resolution: 1920x1200) via two DisplayPort connectors. The laptop have Nvidia/Intel chipset, but I only using Intel. ...
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Dual Display on Macbook Pro 9,1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9,1. Everything is now working correctly. Except I am unable to plug in a second screen. If I plug in another screen : At system Boot: I get ...
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Dual Monitors: Cannot switch workspace on VGA monitor

I have a dual monitor setup with an internal laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor (extended, not mirrored). When I now switch workspaces, this only happens on the internal monitor; windows on ...
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xrandr does not show hdmi

I'm trying to connect my DELL INSPIRON N5110(Ubuntu 13.04) to SAMSUNG S24C350H Monitor via HDMI. When i plug my cable to laptop and to the monitor nothing happened. I tried System Settings -> ...
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Android Tablet as second display

I have faced with issue. My use-case: I have - PC with ubuntu and android tablet, I need - The android tablet as second monitor, but connected by wi-fi. I was trying to do next: sudo apt-get ...
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How to get ubuntu to associate Nvidia graphics with hdmi port?

I am relatively new to ubuntu and I am having problems with my hdmi port. My laptop is an Asus N56VM with hybrid graphics: Intel HD 4000 (intergrated) and Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2gb. I have a ...
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Mouse trails on monitor connected to nVidia videocard in multi monitor setup on Ubuntu 13.04

I have a problem on my PC w/ Ubuntu 13.04 (fresh virgin installation as of yesterday) My Hardware spesifications: Asus P8Z77-M Pro mainboard Asus GeForce GT210 PCIe videocard 2x Philips 24" ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 Dual screen HDMI

Im trying to set up a Dual Screen for my Netbook (Asus EEE Pc X101CH) I tried using 'grandr' but cant seem to get the screens to split. Ive looked around but there doesnt seem to be much on the ...
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Getting DVI to work through Lenovo USB Port Replicator in 12.10: Instability and getting it to use xorg.conf file

Setup: Computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad SL500 using the USB Port Replicator running LiveCD for Ubuntu 12.10. Computer has USB attachment to port replicator. Port replicator has DVI to HDMI convertor ...
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Desktop files moved to secondary monitor

when I hook up a secondary monitor (to give a presentation or something) all my desktop files are placed on the secondary monitor. I want them to remain on my laptop desktop, which is emptied when I ...
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display port on x230 not working

having problems with my new lenovo x230 - using dual montiors, only vga registers anything. This has the Intel graphics controller : 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge ...
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Trying to use 3 monitors with Intel integrated Graphics and Separate video Card

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a desktop that has a Intel i7 2600k with integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics and a GeForce GT430 1GB video card. I have 2 monitors (in a vertical orientation) ...
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Unity multi-monitor problem

I have multi-monitor setup where one (separate) is set above another (notebook). Notebook is set as main monitor, this is where launcher is. There are a couple side effects: When I open a new app, ...
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Using two monitors, Ubuntu isn't very 'snappy'/responsive any more?

I've recently hooked up a second monitor to my laptop, and for some reason, Ubuntu isn't very snappy any more. There's a very slight lag between me doing an action and it showing up. For example, ...
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With Nvidia proprietrary drivers cannot choose monitor launcher appears on

It's awesome that unity now let you choose in which monitor you want the unity launcher to apear. However, once I've install the nvidia privative drivers I can't chose anymore. I force what normally ...
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nvidia GT630M with HDMI second monitor

I am unable to use double screen with HDMI (works with VGA however) on my ASUS laptop with nvidia 630M I tried downloading the newest nvidia driver, however I cannot make it work properly and my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Freezes after removing the HDMI cable or changing settings

I'm using an fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm having some problems with HDMI. I usually use it with my TV, but since the update isn't working any more. Sometimes in 11.10 I had to execute a ...
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Screen completely glitches out when I plug/unplug monitor with laptop on

I have a mobile i7 running Ubuntu 15.04, and I have a 3 monitor set up including the laptop. Now, everything used to be fine: I could come home from College with my laptop still on and plug in my ...
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auto-login doesnt work with external monitor attached (ubuntu 14.04)

I have a laptop with nVidia graphics card and Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I connect it to an external monitor configured to clone the laptop's own screen. Auto-login is enabled (settings>user>auto-login>ON). ...
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2nd vga monitor not being detected shows 100% black screen

Hey guys my 2nd monitor is on but is just showing a black picture. my main monitor is connected to the video card (Amd 280) whereas the 2nd monitor i connected to the motherboards VGA port the VGA ...
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Unable to use my 4k monitor at maximum resolution when used with one or two others FHD monitors

I would like to use my 40" 4k monitor (Philips BDM4065UC) alongside with two others WUXGA monitors (Dell U2412M). I can successfully run : my main 4k alone at 3840x2160@60Hz, or my main 4k at ...
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Same image on two external displays with a Lenovo T550 and a docking station

I have a Lenovo T550 without NVIDIA graphics (only an Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics). This works fine with the internal display. Now I want to attach two external monitors to the docking ...
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nvidia-settings not working after reboot

It seems nvidia-settings are getting wiped away (or are never really saving anywhere) upon reboot. There are several other questions like this but none of the solutions have worked for me. I have ...
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Display Port Monitor mappings change at random 14.04

I have a Dell E7240 with Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the Hardware Enablement Stack and the 3.17 kernel. Now, when I use my docking station, I can get 3 monitor support, and it works great. The ...
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Not typical miltimonitor xorg.conf - 2 GPUs (nvidia) and 5 Monitors

I installed some time ago elementary OS Freya. I'm fighting for a couple of days to get the correct configuration for my not typical multimonitor set 2 nvidia graphics cards GeForce GTX 660 Ti & ...
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Trouble setting 4 Monitors with 2 ndivia GPUs

I am having troubles setting up Quad monitors. I had 2 identical GPUs(geforce gtx 750 Ti) and 4 identical monitors. After installing Ubunto 14.04, nvidia driver(NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.72.run) ...
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Make KDE use max resolution available for second monitor

KDE user, Thinkpad T450s. I have a second monitor at home, and another one in my office. When I plug in any of the two in my VGA port, the system automatically assigns to it a 1024x768 resolution. ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - Secondary display not detected after login screen

My computer is an HP zBook 14 with Ubuntu 14.04, 3.18.1 kernel, hybrid graphics display (integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400/discrete AMD FirePro M4100), and the open source drivers. lshw shows I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual monitor lock screen not blanking both screens properly

I recently upgraded from 12.04LTS 64-bit to 14.04LTS 64-bit. My system is a desktop using the NVIDIA GeForce 210 card connected to two identical Samsung SMS23A350H monitors via HDMI cables. I'm ...
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How to get the current display output using the command line?

I'm writing a script in which I need to switch between two displays, but I can't find a way to get the information about the current active output. Pretty much like this: if Display0 is off and ...
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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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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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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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Increase virtual screen size past 4096 x 4096 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two 27" monitors with a 2560 x 1920 resolution each. When I try to extend my desktop across them both I get the below error: So, if I need to increase the maximum virtual screen size? To ...
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How can I automatically select a new background when my external monitor disconnects?

I have this image: Currently, this is stretched across two monitors (connected via VGA) and it works perfectly. What I want to be able to do is, when I disconnect my monitor, be able to switch to ...