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

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Not updating display settings when disconnecting external monitor

When I disconnect my monitor from my laptop, Ubuntu still seems to think that it is plugged in and does't update the display. This issue is Ubuntu specific (not occuring in windows) and my monitor ...
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Active windows moved to secondary screen

Ok. Help. I use my 13.04 system frequently when teaching. Everytime I connect the beamer, all the active windows (and desktop files) are moved to the secondary screen. This becomes really annoying ...
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Nvidia DVI/VGA problem

I have a Nvidia GT 630 with two LG Flatron E2242 screens connected. One of them is connected with a DVI/VGA connector because the card has 1 DVI and 1 VGA output. The driver (got the latest one) ...
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13.04 Dual monitors on my desktop

I just upgraded to 13.04 from 12.04. I was wondering how to use both of my monitors side by side in 13.04. They work together in mirror but do not work side by side. I have looked through the "tweak" ...
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multiple monitors only work with unity 2d [closed]

The only way for me to get three monitors to work is to degrade down to Unity 2D with xinerama. When only one screen is up i.e. two monitors are working with twinview, I am able to use Unity 3D. I'd ...
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Dual monitors: one monitor starts blinking and after a while turns black

I am using dual monitors in Ubuntu 11 with classical interface (Not Unity). I am using two monitors. The system can detect and automatically configure the monitors correctly. The problem is that after ...
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list existing X display names?

How do I get a list of current X display names? Apart from being a useful thing to know, I want this so that (hopefully!) I can use xcalib -invert -alter as suggested in this question to invert the ...
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Multiple-monitor display doesn't work after update to 13.10

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.10, and after that, my secondary monitor doesn't work anymore. A little more info: $ xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum ...
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double screen in ubuntu 12.04?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and my video card is ATI Radeon 5000. I cannot use double screen (extended version). I get this error The selected configuration for displays could not be applied ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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how do to install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor on 13.04?

how do i install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor? the monitor connected with the displaylink device has the following messages on the display: [ 10.723468] usb 3-1.1: device ...
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How can I show notes on my laptop in LibreOffice Impress?

I think it would be very nice to present on a projector with my laptop showing the notes! I appreciate any help and I love you if you find it until tomorrow!
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Laptop screen blank after login when external monitor is not connected

Ubuntu does not switch back automatically to only monitor present when booting after disconnecting external monitor. Here's a video showing what happens. I get to the login window and everything ...
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Upgrade To 11.10 - Issue With Quad Monitors [closed]

I am having issues setting up my machine to use quad monitors. This was all working fine in 11.04 but since upgrading I have had no luck getting the configuration to work. If I use the same xorg.conf ...
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Problems with external monitors on my laptop

Yesterday I got my new laptop and switched from Mac OS X to Ubuntu. The graphics chip is an intel 3000 chipset of the new sandy bridge processors. Now, I am having trouble with my external monitor, a ...
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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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Dual Monitors not detected in Ubuntu 12.04 (ATI Radeon HD)

I am new to Ubuntu and really would like to replace Windows with it. One problem I am now running into is to make the second screen working. I have an Optiplex 990, which comes with an internal Intel ...
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Unity on 2 screens without main application menus

I'm used to work with 2 monitors, but after switching to Unity I can not access the main menus of applications. The main menu panel is only displayed on one of the screens Is there a way of dealing ...
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ATI Radeon HD with Catalyst driver stuck mirroring screens

In 11.10 I replaced my aging Nvidia card with a new Radeon HD 6970 card. The single card has two DVI output ports which I've connected to two monitors. I installed Catalyst version 11.9 and I cannot ...
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Dual Screen gets very slow with NVidia

When I enable a dual-screen with the NVidia X-Server Settings (TwinView) my laptop becomes very slow (you can't work anymore) after a short time. Strangely enough this occurred with Dell and Samsung ...
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Why won't visual effects work with a dual monitor setup

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 with a Intel 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) and I cannot use Visual Effects when I have both monitors turned on. When I use the Visual Effects ...
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getting laptop boot screen on external monitor

I have my Ubuntu Desktop (13.04) installation setup for dual monitors (one VGA and one HDMI, built-in display off) out of my laptop. This is working fine when I am logged in, however when I reboot the ...
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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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Display difficulties with Ubuntu 12.10, Dual Monitors, and ATI HD 5800

I have the ubiquitous and difficult display problems. I have a very limited understanding of everything regarding graphic display mechanics, and Gnome specific terms, so please let me know if you ...
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Windows being placed on wrong monitor [closed]

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04x64 (ATI Radeon HD4770 with open source drivers) and I am having trouble getting windows to appear on the right screen. Yesterday I plugged in my secondary ...
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Gnome Shell - modal popups on dual screen systems [closed]

I'm working on a laptop, which I connect to a second monitor if I'm at my desk. Everything works more or less well, but I'm having an issue with modal popups, especially in the Eclipse IDE - if used ...
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Left edge mouse hoover doesn't bring up Unity menu when fullscreened

When I have an app full-screened in 11.10, hoovering my mouse on the left edge doesn't bring up Unity menu. I have three 11.10 computers and this is only happening on the dual-screen twin-viewed ...
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How to set the external monitor as the default Monitor when dualmonitor is enabled?

I have an ATI radeon hd 2600 in my Laptop. I connected a 23" external monitor via VGA. But when I enable dualmonitor in System-Preferences-Monitors the internal monitor of my laptop is set as the ...
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How to change monitor position/navigation?

Ive hooked up an external monitor to my netbook. On my desk the external monitor is placed to the left of my netbook. To navigate from the netbook monitor to the external monitor i have to move the ...
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Bumblebee setup on Dell XPS 15 9530 for dual monitors in Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to setup my Dell XPS 15 9530 to use dual monitors in Ubuntu 13.10. The machine has the Optimus chipset with an Intel 4th generation card and an nVidia GeForce GT 750M. I followed the ...
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Dual Monitor problems - Screen Flicker and Offset

I have just installed Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 15. I'm using an AMD Radeon HD 7730M with the latest beta drivers installed. Whenever I try to plug in a dual monitor I get incredibly bad screen ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity wont start when I activate Xinerama with 6 screens

I have 2 video cards. 1X HD7850 (main video card) 1X HD6450 I have installed the driver for ATI AMD Beta 12.11 from AMD website It works very good.. And than, I go in AMD Catalyst Control to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Touchscreen Calibration

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 installed, with dual monitor, via VGA and DVI Interface. The monitor is one touch screen and the other one is regular LCD Monitor. The touch screen is made in China ...
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Notebook Dual Monitor Setup - wallpaper resolution changes on restart or relog

On every relog or restart the wallpaper resolution on my external monitor is downgraded to the resolution of my smaller notebook panel. As a result, crisp and clear backgrounds, such as the ones ...
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xorg.conf and Unity3D?

For some reason, I cannot seem to use Unity3D with the following xorg.conf file: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" ...
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How to rotate one monitor and keep Compiz?

I was able to rotate one out of two monitors while using the latest nVidia driver (290.10 for Linux-x86_64), but the guide calls for using Xinerama which according to some is not compatible with ...
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Upgrading from 2 to 4 monitors

I have Ubuntu 12.4 (precise), and for a long time, I had two monitors. Yesterday, I got a second pair of monitors and another video card. I spent hours searching the internet and experimenting, but I ...
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Fan constantly on, Dell Inspiron 15R, Ubuntu 12.04

Problem I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 15R. As soon as I boot, the fan starts at full speed and stays constantly on. I've seen similar posts, where installing fan control apps are ...
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ATI RADEON HD 3600 DRIVER FOR UBUNTU [duplicate]

does anyone know how to install "ATI RADEON HD 3600" Driver on ubuntu 12.10 , 32bit version ? where should i download it and how should i install ? thanks ;
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How can I stop a window maximizing across two screens?

I currently run Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity and FGLRX driver. I also use two monitors. Right now, if I maximize a window it does so across both screens. In addition, things like alt-tab will display split ...
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How to force GNOME panels et. al. to display on a different monitor without mirroring?

So, I recently purchased a new 23" monitor for my PC. However, I can't use it with the PC currently as I am waiting on a replacement heatsink. In the mean time, I wanted to use it with my Dell laptop. ...
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Dual screens with one workspace on each?

I have a dual screen, compiz-fusion and i don't have a NVDIA/ATI graphic card and i use ubuntu 10.10. i currently use the two monitors: the desktop is stretched across monitors and i can drag an ...
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I cannot set up dual monitors to work with 11.10 using amdcccle 11.9

I've installed the ati catalyst drivers 11.9 manually because the default ones don't work with gnome-shell. But when that I try to change the settings in amdcccle(adminstrative) to use multi-display, ...
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Triple Monitor Setup with Nvidia and Compiz

I have a triple monitor setup with two video cards on Ubuntu 10.04. I have the monitors and graphics cards currently setup as follows: Nvidia Geforce 210 #1 -> 1920x1080 Monitor (Twinview) [Center ...
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Dual monitor Unity launcher opening on wrong monitor

Is this a specific unity configuration or a dual monitor configuration problems ? In NVIDIA X Server Settings. Make this the primary display for the X screen, is my choice the middle display. But the ...
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How do I reset my display settings from the command line?

I'm running 12.10 on a dell e5400 laptop and I used xrandr to get the dual monitors working that I connect through a laptop dock. I used xrandr again to switch back to the laptop display when I ...
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Can I control brightness on second monitor?

I have a thinkpad (x301) with an external monitor connected via a DisplayPort to HDMI cable. I can control the brightness of the laptop monitor using the keys on the laptop, but I can't work out how ...
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3 monitors on a GT 430?

Will a card like the GT 430 which has 1x dvi, 1x vga, and 1x hdmi ports allow me to connect 3 monitors to it giving me a large desktop spanning 3 screens? Assuming I have 3 vga monitors and get the ...
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How to setup dual-screen monitors in xorg.conf using Nvidia TwinView?

I have the following xorg.conf file, but TwinView is not working for me when using 2 monitors. Please help me get things sorted out. # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by ...
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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 ...