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

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Unable to do anything because im stuck on a single screen with dual monitor setup

My second monitor is not being detected on my main ubuntu account(writing this from guest atm). This leaves me with a dead screen and one screen that does not have my toolbar on it. I can't launch ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - can't detect 2 displays

I'm running ubuntu 12.04, my graphic card is: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) I have 2 Display but the desktop is not extended, both ...
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Trying to run multiple instances of VLC

I'm a total noob at Linux (but I'm learning). I am trying to run a video presentation - but I need it to run THREE separate Mpeg or AVI videos at precisely the same time and in sync. I read ...
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Monitor not properly recognized

I've Ubuntu 13.10 and i use to monitor: one connected via normal monitor's cable, and another connected via HDMI. At some moment, i turned on my pc and it can't recognize the right size of the ...
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Games stutter on windowed/dual monitor

I've noticed a problem with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation, where games will stutter when I run them windowed and with my second monitor on. Let me elaborate. I have one game running natively, ...
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Having some trouble with my nVidia driver on kubuntu 13.10

I wanted to try out Linux again so I downloaded 13.10. I installed on my laptop which is a Dell XPS with two types of video cards, integrated Intel and a nVidia GTX555m. The way this laptop runs in ...
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xorg.conf changes from nvidia-setting have no effect after reboot

I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 today and everything works smooth apart from one thing. I have a dual monitor setup and every time reboot the screens have switched places (left screen on right ...
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HDMI Display Screen Resolution Resets

After I managed to solve my issues with the HDMI - VGA converter by reinstalling Ubuntu, I was wondering why Ubuntu keeps my resolution settings in some cases and loses them in others. I've written a ...
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Terminals on Second monitor

I have a HP G62 laptop and a NEC AccuSync LCD73v monitor, which I connect via VGA. I use the terminal a lot, so at startup ubuntu auto-launches 4 Xterms. Is there any way to start them at a specified ...
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Weird behavior on second monitor

This problem just started happening the other day. I have a standard two-monitor display where the desktop is extended onto both. Windows on monitor 2 don't update anymore. If something changes in ...
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Lubuntu three monitor setup - Make middle one primary - Tray icons not appearing (3rd monitor has smaller resolution)

I just installed Lubuntu 13.10 on my desktop. I successfully installed and configured ARandR. This is my current monitor setup (from left to right): 1st: 1920x1200 2nd: 1920x1200 3rd: ...
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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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Kubuntu: open application on specific monitor using bash script

I use two monitors and i want to write a bash script which opens applications on my second monitor (thunderbird for example). I use conky which is also on my second monitor. I want to define the size ...
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connect Crossover High Res. Monitor to Intel HD Graphics 4400

I tried to attach my external Crossover monitor to my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with help from this page on notebookcheck.com. My monitor seems to be able to display only 2560x1440 at 60.0, xrandr shows ...
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allocate each workspace to each monitor

I have 2 monitors - 1 is my laptop's and 1 that I use as second (but if this works, I would like to extend that to 4 monitors) and I would like to have each workspace in each monitor. The idea is to ...
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Dual Monitor Setup : Grub loader goes to HDTV even if it is turned off

I'm sorry if this is a repeat but I can't find the answer to this anywhere. I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I recently bought an HDTV and connected it to my computer by ...
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Multiple Monitors: Monitor not turning on

I'm having trouble configuring my laptop display with the external monitor. I use the laptop most at home where I connect it to an external monitor and turn the display off. However I still need to ...
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How to set up dual monitors properly

All the solutions I'm seeing seem to relate to people putting two monitors on the same graphics card.I want/need one on the graphics card and one on the motherboard's integrated graphics VGA port. I ...
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How to apply changes done to dual monitors without restarting gdm or lightdm

I know gnome-control-center display changes the file ~/.config/monitors.xml. But when I restart my machine, gnome-control-center display don't remember my previous settings for dual monitors. So I ...
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Which NVIDIA Card for a 3 monitor / one card setup

I never had problems with Ubuntu and Nvidia cards. But since I switched to an AMD HD7950 card I'm very unhappy with my system. The reason for switching to AMD was the dream of having 3 Monitors ...
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Setup 3 Monitors at once two DVI via ATI card one via VGA onboard

I am trying to get three display support going and it may just be a matter of setting up a xorg.conf file properly. After all the research I've done, it should work with the hardware I'm using just ...
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Multiple Monitors, Multiple Nvidia Cards

This has been bothering me for a couple days and I haven't gotten much further, so I humbly beg assistance. I have a ASrock Z77 SandyBridge i7 desktop with three video cards (built-in Intel, Nvidia ...
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How to have a different virtual desktop per physical display?

Context: I've recently switched back to using an external monitor with my laptop. I'm using a 2x2 virtual desktop with the expo plugin. (Actually a 3x3, doesn't matter) I'm currently not satisfied ...
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Error when using DisplayPort monitor - Lenovo X220

When I connect my Acer 21.5" LCD monitor to my Lenovo X220 using a DisplayPort to VGA connector, the monitor shows up under 'Displays' but when I enable the monitor, it doesn'twork and I get the ...
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Different text scaling factors for different displays?

I just purchased a new laptop, which has a much higher DPI than my prior one did; in fact, its resolution (in a 14" form) is roughly the same as that of my 23" second monitor. I'd like the text on ...
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Dual-Screen 13.10 radeoon

Just Upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10 and am running into some issues with the graphic driver. I use this system to run my projector often mirroring the output or as a second monitor. This worked fine ...
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Dual 2560x1440 resolution problem

I have 2 2560x1440 displays (HP ZR2740w), and a GeForce GT610 card with two dual dvi outputs and 1GB of RAM. I can get full resolution on either screen and 1/4 on the other but not full resolution on ...
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How to prevent two monitors merging together?

I have a strange problem. My computer setup is not common, I have 2 GPUs, AMD's 5850 and 7790. I also have 2 displays : 22" and 24", which are both connected in the 7790 card. Everything was OK ...
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Desktop icons appear on wrong monitor

I have a laptop with Xubuntu 13.10 and to the right of the laptop is a monitor located. The monitor is the primary: I set the option "Primary" in the settings editor ...
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Having trouble setting up 5 screen system with X-Plane flight simulator. Any help would be awesome

Ok, so I'm building a big five screen flight simulator running x-plane. The system is set up as such: A master computer running Windows 7 is connected via a crossover ethernet cable to a slave ...
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xwinwrap with dual monitor setup

First off I would like to know if there is any documentation on xwinwrap. Personally I couldn't find any. I'm trying to get my xwinwrap to work on my dual monitors. I'm running the following script ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual monitor setup

Using Ubuntu 13.10, I'm trying to setup a second monitor. My installation is working just fine. In System Settings > Displays all the options are working properly. "Mirror Displays" is unchecked, the ...
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How to set up dual monitor on PC without graphic card? Ubuntu 12.04

My PC does have built-in graphic. I have vga switch and using it I would like to setup dual monitor. After pluging both monitors with VGA switch I had a duplicated view on both desktops. I would like ...
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Is there a dynamic-multiple-monitor friendly desktop environment available for Ubuntu?

I use a laptop and like to migrate during the day from one (physical) workplace to another and connect to an external monitor if available. I also must multitask a lot, so I have a lot of windows ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps changing the display settings. Dual Monitor

I have an Alienware M17xR4 with Radeon HD 7970m, driver installed is VESA:WIMBLEDON. I usually use my notebook at home or at work... At work I have the possibility to use a dual monitor setting, to ...
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How to enable second monitor on boot?

My laptop's built-in monitor is broken, but that's fine, I just an external HDMI one. Within X, everything works OK. My harddrive is encrypted (LVM+LUKS) and I can't see the "please enter your ...
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How to use specific display/monitor when process is started

On Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I have two monitors attached to my system which works great. I normally work in eclipse and do have GUI applications launching from eclipse for debugging. I would like to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Monitor rotation issues on AMD Radeon 5450 with one screen in portrait - works perfect on liveUSB

I'm looking for help with dual-monitors on ubuntu 12.04.4. I am not having success setting up the display properties to match my current monitor setup. I have two monitors (one portrait, one ...
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Dual monitors resolution reset on each restart

Environment: OS: Xubuntu 13.04 Linux kernel: 3.8.0-35 Nvidia driver version: 313.30 GPU Name: GeForce GT 630 Monitors: Dell U2312HM. Connected to DVI port of video card (without any adapter). LG ...
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Dell XPS15 L502x Mini Display Port not working Ubuntu 13.04

Before i had Ubuntu 12.10 running on this laptop and the mini display port worked. Now i have Ubuntu 13.04 and the mini display port does not work anymore. If i connect my external monitor using a vga ...
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How do you permanently disable the laptop screen?

I've setup my laptop on my TV via HDMI and have XBMC installed as a media center. The laptop is closed next to my entertainment unit, and I control it using a wireless keyboard. I noticed that on the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly doesn't recognize my 2nd monitor

Because the screen of my laptop is broken, I work with an external monitor, which should be able to display 1920x1020(or something). This always worked, till this morning. Suddenly the screen is ...
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How to get Nvidia Settings to stick

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and am having trouble with nvidia-settings. I've got two monitors and two Gtx 560tis running SLI. I plugged both monitors into one card and when I run nvidia-settings using ...
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ssh X11 forwarding dual monitor

Is there a way to start up ssh X11 forwarding on a different monitor? Namely, if I start up the desktop environment with X11, and forward it to the local machine, can I send it to a different monitor ...
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How can I change the rules that dictate which monitor an application will open on?

In a dual monitor setup, programs always seem to open on the left monitor (at least in Kubuntu, I don't know about Ubuntu). Is there any way to change this behavior to something more elaborate, to ...
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dual monitor full screen problems

I have a dual monitor setup and with a lot of programs when I hit "alt+enter" to full screen them I get half on one monitor and half on the other. Or, I'll get half on my main monitor and ...
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Can I run my full Ubuntu Unity desktop on my Windows machine using X?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13 Desktop edition on a second PC on my desk, which has one small monitor. For work reasons my primary machine must be Windows(7), and it has multiple monitors, of ...
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Lenovo y510p with HDMI monitor (RESOLVED)

When I boot from Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit live from USB, then secondary monitor on HDMI works fine. After installing Ubuntu, the secondary monitor on HDMI port doesn't work. If I reboot with live Ubuntu, ...
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HDMI not recoginised by Ubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu and now I want to connect it to an external monitor using the HDMI port. The cable is not faulty, I have tested it with another device. The laptop is not reading anything ...
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1 of 4 monitors has gone black

I have a quad monitor configuration using a VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 5570 1 GB SFF 4-Port VHDCI x16 PCI Express Graphics Card. I've been using this same configuration and hardware for 2 years with no ...