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

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Screensavers on multiple monitors

I'm looking to set a screensaver up on one monitor while leaving my other monitor available for work. I'm currently using xscreensaver and a VGA. Is there some sort of option I can ask for declare a ...
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Kubuntu dual head issue [closed]

I have installed Kubuntu 10.04 on my machine due to compatibility issues. I have raaan upgrades to get it all up to date. I have two monitors connected and they get recognized properly by System ...
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Cant get full resolution on Second monitor with nvdia geforce 210 on 14.04

I am using two Samsung 1920x1080 monitors with my Ubuntu 14.04 machine having an nvdia geforce 210 graphic card. The first monitor is connected to the VGA port and the second monitot to the DVI port ...
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15 computers + 1 “master” computer = major headache

I'm here to ask about a research project for the Math department at a university I have been just accepted to work on. The primary obstacle of the project is as follows. The project requires a set of ...
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How to duplicate two displays of three in total in Ubuntu 14.04?

Two displays, which I want to make mirror, have the same resolution (1920x1080). One of them is TV on a wall :) It's not very comfortable to move content to TV each time, because it's behind me. I ...
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Only one external screen deteced and the other one is mirrored

I am very new to Ubuntu. I have dell laptop E5440 with Ubuntu 14.04 connected to a dock with 2 DVI-D port and one VGI port. I am trying to setup my two HP external screens to be extended but I am ...
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14.04 LTS - Nvidia 331 Dual Monitors not working any more after updating

When using the X Server Nouvea Display Drivers my dual monitors works perfectly fine. However it sometimes crashes so i decided to change the display drivers to the the latest NVIDIA 331.38 driver ...
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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 ...
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Unrecognized beamer on NVidia GTX 660 with 331.20 drivers

I've an NVidia GTX 660 with 331.20 drivers installed on my ubuntu 14.04 and cant get my beamer recognized. I've tested with latest drivers on Windows 7 and is also not recognized even if another ...
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'RANDR extension not present' error message when setting up dual monitors in Ubuntu

I am running 32-bit Ubuntu precise (12.04) and trying to set up dual monitors. I have 2 AMD/ATI Cayman XT [Radeon HD 6970] video cards in crossfire mode (if that makes a difference) and no proprietary ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts and Nvidia 9800GT

I recently aquired a new GeForce 9800GT GPU and an additional monitor for my desktop. I put it into my ubuntu x64 system, and installed the new drivers, initially from nvidia, then from the apt-get ...
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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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How to enable the “switch screens” button in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Some older Ubuntu versions used to have this button that showed and overview of all screens and allowed to easily move Windows between them. How can I enable it in Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to ...
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nvidia-settings detects no display

I have ubuntu 14.04 and nvidia driver 331.38. My notebook has GeForce GT 555M and Intel Graphic card. The ubuntu works fine except one issue. I wanted to connect two external monitors and realised ...
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i can not watch youtube full screen videos on the monitor

I have just got a new monitor to connect it to the laptop. I have opened Firefox in both screens. When i make full screen mode on the monitor and want to surf the web on the laptop at the same time, ...
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Slow desktop performance on dualscreen setup with Nvidia proprietary drivers

Ok so here is my situation: I have a 2 monitor setup up that works great with my windows computer. I have a nvidia gforce 650 ti boost with both monitors attached to it. I downloaded the latest ...
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USB to DVI adapter doesn't work on ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I tried to connect a second monitor to my hp PC so I bought a USB to DVI adapter from ebay last week. The model is this one http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-2-0-T...2d737f4&_uhb=1 I am using hp ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Nvidia display issues

I've been attempting to fix an issue all day to no success. I'm facing a problem that is only allowing me to use my inbuilt graphics card. I have three monitors and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660; I've ...
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/etc/group - group on last line not usable? Is it a bug?

$ cat -net /etc/group | tail -n 3 67 vboxusers:x:127:hannu$ 68 nvidia-persistenced:x:128:$ 69 $ $ a) With the lines as shown I get the profiling (System Settings > Color > ...
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xrandr operates don't save after reboot

I use ubuntu14.04 , with GeForce 220 installed . I don't install nvidia driver and don't want too(please don'ot tell me install nvidia driver) .Follow this link Nvidia DVI/VGA problem .I success make ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 two Nvidia cards triple screen Xinerama with proprietary driver, third screen black and X cursor [closed]

I am having some issues getting my third screen working properly. I had triple screens working fine on 12.04, using 2 nvidia cards. Did a fresh install of 14.04 and having no end of problems getting ...
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Monitor dectects wrong display mode [closed]

I am running into an issue with 14.04. I have two monitors. the fist one is a 19 inch LG that runs off DVI at 1440x900. It seems to function just fine. The second is a 23 inch LG that should run ...
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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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Permanently disable internal LCD panel Lenovo R61

I build a pseudo-desktop from a Lenovo thinkpad R61 with an htpc/media server in mind. I took apart the laptop, physically detached the busted panel, built a nice wooden case for it and a 21" VGA lcd ...
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Is it possible to remove nouveau driver from a dual graphics system? Kubuntu 14.04

I've tried numerous times to get my nvidia card running on Ubuntu with no success so far, but that's ok, I don't actually need the power nor the advanced graphics that the card provides so I'll make ...
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Screen resolution after reboot is incorrect

I've reviewed lots of questions related to this issue and I'm actually stuck. Here's what I have: 2 monitors set in mirror mode. Problem I had was that one of them was not having the 1600x900 ...
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external monitor can't display max resolution

I had been using an external monitor, an old Dell Inc. 19" with Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, The resolution it displayed at was something like 1366x768 or 1366x1024, I can't remember exactly which ...
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How to set wallpaper for both monitors on Xubuntu when using arandr

I used arandr (a GUI for xrandr) to set up two monitors side by side in my xfce/xubuntu DE. However, the wallpaper that set using the xfce settings manager applies only to one monitor, while the other ...
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HDMI video output not working for external monitor

I have installed from scratch ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with gnome-flashback on my old HP HDX 16 laptop (core 2 duo p8600 + nvidia GT9600M + 4GB of ram) and I have problems with the HDMI output (I use it to ...
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Gnome-shell + clone monitors

First of all, sorry for my English. I've Ubuntu (14.04) with gnome-shell (3.10) installed and I would like to get both monitors in mirror mode on startup. Currently, I have to go to System Settings ...
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Why does Unity not extend to my 2nd monitor, even when it is displaying an X-Screen?

I recently added a 2nd video card to my system, but unity refuses to extend my desktop over to the second screen. Although the secondary monitor initialises when I boot and I can move the mouse cursor ...
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How to set up dual graphics cards on 12.04

I have a dell C1100 Server and a Nvidia Graphics card. I have searched google and have only found how to set up dual monitors. I would like to be able to use both the integrated vga card and the ...
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Dual monitor - Desktop falls off the screen slightly

I have a dual monitor setup where I have placed a 1280x1024 resolution monitor to the left and a 1920x1080 resolution monitor to the right. Internally it looks like Ubuntu (14.04) changes the total ...
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Gnome taskbar on multiple monitors

Using Ubuntu 12.10 with GNOME 3.6 I have plugged in a second monitor to my laptop and can drag windows between. I am using Compiz to handle virtual desktops and have switched that to scroll desktops ...
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Dual monitor setup only one monitor detected

I have a dual monitor setup connected through dvi-d and vga. Until yesterday everything went fine, but now both screens turn on at kernel boot, while the vga screen turns off at ubuntu 14.04 boot. At ...
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Usb/vga not recognized anymore

I don't know what happened, but yesterday everything worked fine, but when I woke up this morning and booted my computer to Ubuntu 14.04 a bunch of hardware isn't recognized anymore. I use a dual ...
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2 Monitor 2 GPUs one problem

I have 2 monitors one running off my PCI E card which is a 7870 and another running off my IGP which is a 760G Express or whatever from AMD. The second monitor only shows up in 1024x768 and the ...
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Program/Keyboard shortcut to work with multiple monitors

So I have a desktop with one DVI monitor and DP to HDMI monitor. My question is is there any keyboard shortcut or programs for multiple monitors? My example is Windows 7/8 and DisplayFusion. In ...
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Dual Frame Buffer on Ubuntu 12.04 Intel HD Graphics 4600 i7-4770

I have 2 monitors connected to the PC, one in HDMI, one in DVI. I have Intel integrated graphics HD4600 Now as far my understanding, both the monitors is connected at the same framebuffer /dev/fb0 ...
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ATI graphic card: trying to clone monitors

I've two monitors connected to an ATI Graphic Card (ATI HD 5450), which has three ports, altough I'm only using two of them: a 17'' monitor connected to the analogic port, and a 32'' TV to the HDMI ...
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How can I install dual monitor on Intel ADD2/SDVO 963Q Express?

I want to use an ADD2/SDVO card on a PCI Express slot like this one: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intel915g/sb/cs-013296.htm I can get Drivers created for windows but not for Ubuntu. Did ...
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Quick swapping multiple monitors with compiz

I've looked at some of the previous askubuntu questions and didn't see how I might go about doing this. I have two monitors, and soon will have a third. I'd like to set up keyboard triggers that ...
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How do I know if I will be able to daisy-chain monitors? (connect two monitors to 1 DisplayPort)

I am planning to use Surface Pro 2 with a dock station as my main computer and I would like to connect two external monitors to it, but the dock station only contains a single DisplayPort socket. ...
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Connecting Ubuntu 13.10 box to a VIZIO E601i-A3 TV

First, a briefe background on myself. I'm in IT. I've done both hardware and software tech support so I'm not an idiot when it comes to technology. However, I am totally new to linux boxes and hooking ...
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Single-monitor workspaces on multiple monitors [duplicate]

I have a dual monitor setup, running 14.04. I would like workspaces only on my primary monitor, with no workspace switching on the secondary monitor. None of the simple fixes seem to do this. Any ...
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Dual-Monitor with Nvidia GTX 660 not detecting second Monitor

I've been trying this dual-monitor set-up for the last 2 weeks but with no success. I've readed tones of forums and tutorials but nothing seems to work. I'm trying to get both screens through the 2 ...
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Dual monitors/ One working, second only showing Ubuntu logo

So I'm using a monitor on an Nvidia GPU and the other one is connected on the integrated Intel GPU. I'm using the first one without a problem, but the second one isn't even detected in Displays, but ...
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Disable display switching on mouse over on dual monitor setup

Notes: * Dual monitor setup. Primary monitor on left side. * NVIDIA mobile laptop card with 319 driver installed from additional drivers. * Xubuntu 14.04 I just updated my Xubuntu 14.04 core a ...
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Slow Desktop Frame Rate with 1920 x 1080p Monitor

I'm kind of new to this Ubuntu thing, but I've used it before a little bit! So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and everything installed normally. On my 15" Acer Monitor everything ran normal! The moment ...
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My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors

My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors on every screen update. I jus had a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit), and now my screens are properly setup, i noticed that my cursor is ...