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

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Mouse pointer missing after suspend / Lenovo X200 / Ultrabase / 2 monitors / Displays configuration issue?

since this problem seems to be recurring throughout distros and versions, I looked it up in most boards and of course [...] <- spare rambling about Google skills here. This did not solve it so far. ...
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Ubuntu detects 4th monitor, but doesn't detect the 4th monitor when plugged in

Currently I am running ubuntu 14.04 and it works great with 3 monitors. When I plug in a 4th HP monitor that I have tested on a different computer I get an error could not switch the monitor ...
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ThinkPad Intel Graphics issues 16.04

I've been having some fairly major issues with Ubuntu graphics. Googling turns up many Launchpad bugs, many Stack Exchange articles and pages from other forums. But no one seems to be fixing this so I'...
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How to persist display settings?

I my display configuration to remain like this: Yet after each reboot, it resets to: How to have it persistent? My xrandr output: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4920 x 1920, maximum 32767 x ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 - second monitor disabled after display sleep

My computer is set not to sleep or lock, but to blank the display after eg 10 mins. I have 2 monitors, which, prior to 16.04, worked as expected - the only noticeable thing was that, for whatever ...
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How to fix xrandr scaling

I have two monitors side by side. One is 3840x2160@30hz the other is 1280x1024@60hz. I am trying to set the smaller monitor's scale: xrandr --output VGA1 --scale 2x2 With this command only 1/4 of ...
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Ubuntu 16. Trying to set up 3 different monitors

I try to setup 3 different monitors on Ubuntu 16.04. What I have: Red is build-in notebook monitor. Orange is and green are external monitors connected via Mini-DisplayPort and HDMI. And they are ...
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xrandr “cannot find mode” although mode is added and shows on xrandr

I'm trying to use my tablet as an extended monitor for my laptop, following Prometheus's answer here. I got to the point where I'm supposed to output the mode with VGA-0, but xrandr "cannot find mode....
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Kubuntu 16.04 Multiple monitor issue (Kubuntu logo displayed instead)

Originally, I had two Radeon HD 7950s each connected to two monitors and working together to make four monitors as one desktop just fine. After the computer lost power these was an issue with the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 dual monitor resolution problem with dell precision 5510

i was installed ubuntu 16.04, my laptop is dell precision 5510 graphics are intel 530 and nvidia quadro m1000m and using dual monitor that resolution 1920x1080 kernel version 4.4.11 xenial, '...
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Dual monitor set up, built in display won't stay on

I'm trying to hook up a dual monitor setup to my laptop via VGA port. Problem is that when the external monitor get turned on, my built in display turns off. This is what happens > My GRUB loads ...
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Alternatives to xrandr for HiDPI double screens

I have a Dell Precision 5510 with a 3840x2160 screen, connected to a monitor with a 1920x1200px resolution. In order to use them together I followed what is suggested here. In other words, executing: ...
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New dual screen setup error “could not set the configuration for CRTC 64”

I have a Dell XPS13 with factory install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (3.13). I've been trying to set up dual monitors since I got it, but I can only get Ubuntu to see one external monitor at a time. It's like ...
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Can I setup a text only session and a GUI session at once?

I am yet on my legendary Lenovo T400 laptop which has the built in LCD display and a VGA connector which allow me to have an external monitor attached to my laptop and share different sceneries for ...
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How to select/activate monitor to use via terminal?

I have just installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS on an all-in-one pc Acer Aspire Z1650. Installation went smoothly and succeeded. But, now I have a problem. After restarting for the first boot, the ...
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How can I automatically try a specific resolution if I connect an (any) external monitor?

Is there any way to configure Ubuntu to set default "first-try" monitor resolution whenever a (or two) monitor plugged in. Regardless of what graphic cards or graphic driver that being used. For ...
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Cant set different wallpaper on Dual monitor! [duplicate]

I used dual monitor for my work! But i cant set 2 different wallpaper... After searching i find out the nigtrogen app but i've to disable desktop :/ Its not necessary to use two wallpaper but ...
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16.04 can't use external monitor with nvidia drivers

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 (did a clean install of 16.04) on a Lenovo W540. The only important thing (hardware-wise) is that it has an intel CPU and Nvidia Quadro K2100M that supports prime. I install ...
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How can I force the X server to use my nvidia card?

I have 2 external monitors connected to the docking station. I can only make 1 of them to work. I am pretty sure that to drive the second monitor I will need to use the NVidia adapter. It used to ...
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How to rotate display under ubuntur server with fluxbox?

I have a desktop with ubuntu server and fluxbox. I want to rotate the display 90 degrees clockwise. I looked online and tried this solution. Append data to xorg.conf run xrandr On my machine, xorg....
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Problems with screen after connecting to projector

I've been having issues after connecting my laptop to a projector, via HDMI. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Aspire V5-591G, graphics card is Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M. When I connected my laptop to the ...
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system freeze on monitor wake-up after upgrade to 16.04

I have nvidia gtx 980 (driver v. 364.19), MSI X99S MB, i7-5820k 32GB DDR4 ram. My setup is 3 4k monitors (on DP-0, DP-2 and Dp-4) After my monitors go to sleep (the computer is not asleep) then ...
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Touch screen not working : Connected HDMI monitor and changed display settings

I'm new to Ubuntu and running Ubuntu 15.10 I attached a HDMI monitor to my laptop and after changing some settings the touchscreen no longer functions at all. The settings I changed were display ...
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Desktop icons shifting when external monitor is plugged in

Whenever I plug in my external computer monitor for use with my Toshiba laptop, all of my desktop icons shift down. This started when I first plugged in the external monitor and since it isn't exactly ...
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Get Windows Back After Waking Up On 16.04 LTS

On my dual-monitor setup some windows get offscreen after the sleep (suspend) mode. I have to manually ALT-Space to move them back. How can this be accomplished automatically after the sleep?
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Dual GPU (Nvidia + ASPEED) extended desktop configuration help Ubuntu 16.04

I can't seem to find the answer to my configuration problem. I have 2 graphic cards, one on the motherboard (aspeed) and one on PCI-E (Nvidia). lspci | grep VGA 04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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Desktop settings for monitors not maintaining on reboot

When rebooting: Folder View Icons switched monitors (previously icons on 1 now on 2, etc) and my wallpaper for 1 moves to 2 leaving 1 with a black wallpaper. I have tried clearing .cache .kde .local ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual Screen Logs out

I have 2 displays connected to my Nvidia Titan Graphics. One is on the DVI port and other thru display port. When I open a application on the second display connected thru display port, the system ...
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Is there a way to force the focus on a specific screen?

I'm using xfce and I have two screens. When I want to focus on the top window of a screen I have to TAB until I find it or click on it. That's very inefficient I think and I'm looking for a way to ...
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Problem with dual monitors and resolution

i just came from Windows 10 to ubuntu 16.04 and can't find solution or any fix for my problem. I'm using dual monitors (both the same models-Samsung S22D300N).Monitor(1) is connected via VGA-VGA ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, Dual Monitors: Nvidia GTX GeForce 970, Intel i7-4790K iGPU

I have a HDMI out from both my Nvidia GTX GeForce 970 GPU, and my Intel i7-4790K iGPU, going to two separate screens. I'm trying to make a regular dual monitor set-up, like I have managed easily with ...
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KDE and Google Chrome wrong notification position on multiple monitor

With my Kubuntu 14.04.4 and google-chrome-stable, with a two monitor setting (the left one is the primary one and I cannot change this!), KDE notifications are correctly displayed on the first monitor,...
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When the “Mirror displays” Did you wake up any action ? (Command line)

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop(Samsung NT530U3C-A54). It was connected to the monitor using the HDMI cable. "Mirror displays" the check was possible to use only the Three resolution (...
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External monitor turns off for several seconds every 5-10 minutes

I've got the following issues with my Ubuntu 16.04 installed on Lenovo ThinkPad T500 laptop with two external monitors connected via display and VGA ports. I think the issue started after I've ...
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Ubuntu misindentifies external monitor - how do create a new monitor definition with a correctly sized viewport?

I'm connecting an RCA 22" class LED full HDTV, model number DETG215R via HDMI. Ubuntu Display identifies it as an Avolites Ltd 23". It wouldn't bother me except that Ubuntu thinks the monitor is ...
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Multi-Screens Issue

Greeting all, just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS my PC use a intel graphic display with two monitors. But I can't detect the second monitor. xrander output: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080,...
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How to get all four monitors working?

I have 4 monitors on my desktop setup: ASUS z97-E/usb3.1 NVIDIA GTX 750 ti graphics card Intel Core i5-4690 Two bottom monitors are hooked up to NVIDIA card. Two top monitors hooked up to Intel ...
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Recently installed Ubuntu, having issues with multiple display setup

I have an Asus Zenbook UX32VD dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 16.04 (installed last week) and I also have two external monitors hooked up to it via the HDMI and mini VGA ports. When I boot up and ...
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xubuntu 16 with nvidia driver refuses to apply primary monitor, 3xmonitor setup

I've been trying to setup my 3 monitors through the Display settings for a long while now. It was an unbearable hard task to set them up in the right order, as they didn't obey my positioning. Now ...
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Flickering screen on both external monitors

I recently moved from a Mac to linux , I was able to use 2 external monitors with one connected via HDMI & the other VGA , these are the only ports on my laptop. Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine but ...
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Install Ubuntu on new Hardware

I try to install Ubuntu and Mint on my PC, but no Version works :( I put the OS on a USB-Stick and let them boot. All i get is: With SLI: Blackscreen after the Ubuntu-Logo. Afer a view seconds the ...
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Second monitor via VGA detected but not working (radeon)

After the update to Ubuntu 16.04, my second monitor connected via VGA to my Asus laptop stopped working. I am aware of the removal of the fglrx driver, but I only became aware of it after the upgrade. ...
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Second monitor not working after Xubuntu 16.04 upgrade

I just upgraded from Xubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 via dist-upgrade. After I restarted, the monitor that is connected (via HDMI-to-DVI-cable) to my laptop wasn't recognized anymore. I already restarted two ...
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Full screen does not work properly

When using full screen the launcher and top panel is always on top. It doesn't matter if its a game, a video or something else that I want to use the full screen feature in. I have a dual screen ...
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Undeterministic black second screen [Ubuntu 15.10, Dell Latitude 3340 (hdmi) -> IIyama (vga)]

Problem: My second screen works most of the time fine, but sometimes it turns to black and is then difficult to get it back working. This behavior seems semi-random, that is why I find it difficult ...
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Cannot login after suspend with multiple monitors

Since I attached an external monitor to my laptop I'm no longer able to login when resuming from suspend. LightDM appears on both screens and shows my name in the login box, but the password field is ...
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Disconnecting HDMI causes vertical split on laptop screen

Whenever i disconnect my HDMI on my Dell Latitude E5550, the laptop screen tries to show both monitors: I can still move my mouse around and drag windows, but the screen does not refresh. Not sure ...
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Rotate External Display with NVIDIA drivers

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit and have an NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics card (proprietary NVIDIA drivers are installed for this). I have an external monitor that I want to rotate Counter-Clockwise (...
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Dell D1000 USB3 Docking Station with Dell XPS

I have a Dell XPS13 and a D1000 docking station. The laptop comes with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which is unacceptable for ongoing Java development. (1) Does Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) work on this laptop? (2) ...
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Help configuring amdgpu config file for three monitors?

I upgraded from 14.04.3 to 16.04 and got no error messages I'm aware of. It boots and I usually use Gnome fallback, but have tried other environments. I have a three monitor system powered by a fairly ...