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

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ubuntu Dell 6600 14.04 multi-monitor problem

I am facing problem with ubuntu 14.04 when I connect my laptop to an external monitor. My system configuration is as follows: Intel® Core™ i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz × 4 Quadro 3000M/PCIe/SSE2 ...
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How to have both monitors in the workspace preview for Gnome Shell?

For my Gnome Shell, I have disabled that Workspaces should be on primary display only. So now, whenever I switch the workspace, both monitors switch their content as they should. Yet when I press ...
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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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xUbuntu: screensaver settings are missed with dual monitor

I've installed xUbuntu 14.04 since 2013. Two weeks ago I've bought a new monitor, so now my pc have 2 monitor. I'm searching for the screensaver settings, but in my Settings Manager there isn't: ...
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Enable hardware acceleration on integrated card in dual card setup

I have two graphics cards: product: Xeon E3-1200 Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller and product: GT218 [GeForce 210]. I run Ubuntu 14.04 and do not have a custom xorg.conf. My ...
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Saving and restoring window positions

I'm experiencing a bug where when the machine comes back from standby a monitor connected via displayport (MST) does not come back on, however the windows are still in the area it cover if it did come ...
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Are there ubuntu drivers for Dell DA100 adapter?

I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop for which I purchased a Dell DA100 adapter in order to be able to display on an external monitor through the adaptor's vga port ...
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Ubuntu 14.04. Alternative to nomodeset? Second screen is not detected. Which graphic drivers to use?

I read many threads that deal with this or similar issues, however, I did not manage to solve my problem yet. Here is the problem: I received a Dell Precision M4800 that came with Windows 7. I wanted ...
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Ubuntu 14 LTS Display driver for Samsung N150

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on my Samsung N150. I dont know if I have the correct display driver, because when I connect a full HD (1920 x 1080) external display, I am not able to turn on the ...
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14.04 Dell inspirion 15r with AMD graphic card. Dual monitor blinking issue

When i use "Power saving" mode of my graphic card, i can connect projector and work with it. When i use "High-performance" mode in fglrx, i can see nice picture only in limited resolutions by ...
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Managing external monitor resolution on TTY

I have a Lenovo E540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kubuntu-Desktop installed. A second monitor is almost always plugged into the HDMI slot and I can set up the resolution just fine to be 1360x768 ...
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Problems with setting up a second monitor on Ubuntu

I have two monitors that use a VGA that I want to use with my laptop running Ubuntu, which does NOT have a vga port. I am able to get the monitors to work fine with a Display Link VGA to USB display ...
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X Screen on two graphic cards and three monitors

I have a desktop with an Intel HD (1x DVI out) and a GeForce GTX 560 TI (2x DVI out) and three monitors. And I would like to use the third monitor with the Intel HD. Xinerama is not what I want. I ...
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USB3 Docking Station for Dell XPS 15

So I've recently started using Ubuntu and I mist say its the first time I've used an open source / Linux destro ever and so far I'm happy and impressed with its offerings. Now recently I've been ...
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No signal when connected to projector

I have an Acer Aspire V5 573g with two graphic cards: the internal Intel card and a NVidia GeForce GTX 850m. Whenever I try to connect my notebook to a projector via the displayport (with a ...
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Can you place a fullscreen YouTube video in one monitor and search in the other?

All right, I have two monitors and suddenly I feel the need to have a video playing (any kind but preferably YouTube videos) in one monitor while selecting what song is going to play next in other ...
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Cannot Mirror Display to HDTV

I am not able to mirror my laptops display to the HDTV, I am using a HDMI cable, Initially i tried connecting the HDMI cable after ubuntu had loaded. It didnt work. Then i tried connecting the HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect second monitor

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. Suddenly, my second monitor isn't detected on Ubuntu. It worked fine before. When i try using Windows 7, it is detected. I'm using HP Pavilion G4 1212tx AMD ATI ...
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Run script when monitor is connected

I am trying to run a script located in usr/local/bin/ when I connect an external monitor to my laptop. I have tried to add a new udev rule but that did not work. I created a new file in ...
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problem with dual monitor and nvidia

I am using a dell laptop and I sometime connect it to an external monitor. That creates a lot of odd problems. I'm on Uubntu 14.04 with and Nvidia graphicd card (Quadro K1100M) and running the 331.113 ...
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Java applications show title-bar only with multiple monitors

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu, Java and multiple monitors. I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Java 1.7.0_80 (application requirement) and a laptop with a monitor hooked up via VGA. The issue is when ...
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Connect 2 external monitors to LenovoY580 at Ubuntu 14.04

I have LenovoY580 laptop with Intel HD 4000 Graphics + nvidia GEFORCE GTX 660M. I have been trying to connect one external monitor via VGA and another (a TV) by HDMI (to work on three screens - ...
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system detects three monitors instead of two

after installation of ubuntu 14 I've found out that in system settings -> displays I have three displays on the screen. One is okay is my extra monitor but I've got two Built-in displays. It's really ...
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Multiple monitor configuration is delayed for 40 seconds on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a weird problem. I'm on a Lenovo Y510p laptop, 1920x1080 built-in display with another 1920x1080 HDMI monitor. The computer has intel drivers and Nvidia, though I think I'm only using the ...
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Hybrid Graphics Issues (HD7870 and Intergrated Intel)

New to Linux/Ubuntu and having issues with 3x 1080p displays and hybrid graphics. Current Rig:- Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo 8gb (2x 4Gb) Giel Corsa Enhance DDR3 WD 2Tb Sata HD ...
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Put external monitor on the left

On my laptop with 14.04, I want to use an external monitor. I want to put my external monitor on the left side but ubuntu seems to logically put it on the right side. I tried to organize the display ...
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Citrix Receiver on Ubuntu 15.04 with multiple monitors

I'm really struggling with this one... I have installed Citrix Receiver 13.1 on my Ubuntu 15.04 system. However when I actually open a Citrix session from Firefox it reports that it is version 10.5 ...
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Ubuntu on laptop: opening a window on an HDMI external monitor via command line

Using Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell latitude, I'm trying to set up an external display connected through a mini-displayport. Ideally, I would like to be able to open a custom full screen application on the ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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3rd monitor not working anymore on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a dell optiplex 7010 with three DELL monitors attached and running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (kernel 3.16.0 ). One of the monitors is attached via VGA cable while the other two using displayport cables. ...
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How to change display's position from command line?

How can I use the command prompt to do get the setup shown below? Edit: I need the secondary display to be located to the left and half-way to the top of the primary display, as shown above. The ...
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Recent session problems with external monitor

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13, where I sometimes use an external monitor (e.g., at work), sometimes not. In the last month or so, my computer started having all sorts of problems with the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3 does not automatically change display layout

When I used Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3 and connected an external monitor using HDMI, it automatically detected it and changed the layout (turned off the laptop screen, set the external monitor as the ...
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Switching displays causes hangs in Ubuntu 15.04 and Lenovo Yoga 3

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 11 with Ubuntu 15.04. I connect the laptop to a monitor via its HDMI output. When I plug the HDMI cable in, it will normally switch to multimonitor mode but sometimes it will ...
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Unity launcher placement doesn't change

I am using double monitors in Ubuntu 14-04 with Unity and I want to change the launcher to my left screen. I know I can find this option in Settings -> Display but when I try to change it, it only ...
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Splash screen (after login) looks bad

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop and I connect to a HD monitor via HDMI. I don't need the laptop screen so I turn it off. On the login screen, both the monitor and the laptop screens are turned ...
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Possible to add an additional a 4K 60hz monitor on Trusty Tahr?

I have a 1920x1080 and a 1920x1200 monitor on my current Ubuntu 14.04 setup, and I'm thinking of adding a 3rd monitor as my main, preferably a 4K screen at 60hz such as the Dell P2715Q Have you guys ...
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multi display (not monitors) window drag

Sory if this is question that can be answered by lmgtfy.com but I'm english is not my nativ language, so I don't even have ideas about asking google. To point... I've setup multidisplay(using ...
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window tweak slider for Thunar file system appears in display :0 when window is in display :1

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual screens under xfce. When I open the file system (thunar) window in display :1 the window sliders appear in display :0. The sliding action doesn't work because the ...
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My computer halts for short times intermittently. Is it related to my fan making a lot of noise?

I have two problems with my computer. The system is halting for short times intermittently so the computers becomes almost impossible to use for short times that can happen just when the computer ...
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How can I tell ubuntu to use only the external monitor?

I use ubuntu 14 with an external monitor. It seems there is some problem with the internal graphics so I want to tell ubuntu to use only the external monitor which is connected with hdmi. How can it ...
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How to stop Unity from moving windows on its own between two monitors

I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with two monitors. I also have 4 workspaces configured. What I've noticed is that often, when I switch to another workspace and come back again, the two windows that ...
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Extend monitor on 12.04 doesn't work with laptop, whereas mirroring does?

I'm trying to extend the desktop from my laptop to an external monitor - Ubuntu detects the display, lets me activate it and extend my desktop to it, but then nothing shows up on the external display. ...
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Displays are mirroring instead of spanning

I have been using a dual monitor setup on my desktop for months. This morning, the monitors wouldn't display so I logged in remotely and rebooted the machine. Now the two monitors are mirroring ...
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3 monitors (vga, dvi, hdmi) recognized, but no image on HDMI

So far, I have used VGA and DVI monitors on NVidia GeForce 650 card and all worked flawlessly. Today I purchased BenQ 2460 HDMI monitor, connected it, NVidia Xserver Conf tool recognized it but the ...
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3 Monitors, 2 graphics card (NVIDIA, Intel) on Ubuntu 15.04

I have three monitors connected to my computer. Two using my GTX 550 and the last is connected to my mainboard. On Windows, all three monitors work like expected, but I get problems when running ...
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External display mirroring builtin on Lenovo G560

On a Lenovo G560 running Ubuntu 14.10 I am trying to connect an external monitor to use as a dual-monitor setup. When connecting the display, the external monitor one mirrors what is on the builtin ...
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I have two mouse pointers in Ubuntu 15.04. How can I remove one?

I have a two-display setup and I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. The left display is oriented vertically and the right display is oriented horizontally. Here you can see me hovering the mouse pointer over a ...
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Can not set proper resolution on this one monitor

I have a laptop with Intel HD graphics and running on Linux trusty 3.13.0-45-generic. I never had problems connecting external displays to my Display Port, but now I got a new monitor and can not get ...
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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. ...