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

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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 ...
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How do I use an AOC monitor with a late 2009 iMac running Ubuntu 12.04?

When I go to System Settings > Displays it detects my AOC monitor but the monitor never actually receives the video input it seems. It just says "no video signal". I use a minidisplayport to HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 guest on Mac osx 10.9.1 host runs painfully slow (but much faster when use external monitor)

I installed Unbutu 12.04 in Virtualbox 4.3.2 on a Macbook Pro two months ago. It worked fine. Few days ago, I used migration assistant to move everything from the previous macbook to a new one. I ...
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Dual video card, dual monitor setup crashes X on Ubuntu 13.10

My setup is the following: Ubuntu 13.10, i7-4770K, nvidia geforce 210. I have the HDMI port of the Intel chip connected to a 4K monitor (3840x2160) and the dual-link DVI output of the GeForce ...
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Monitor sleep mode

For my main monitor I use an LG LCD TV but it cant turn it self off when there is no signal(computer falls asleep). It has an RS-232 port for control and I figured out how to turn it off and on with ...
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How to enable monitor from terminal?

I accidentally disabled my monitors, so when I log in I land on a blank, back-lit screen. I can open terminals with Ctrl+Alt+F#, so how do I enable the monitor from terminal? I tried xrandr, but it ...
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2 Geforce GTX cards and 2 monitors

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit) with Kernel 3.8.0-35. I have added one Geforce GTX 650 and one GTX 660. There is one monitor attached at each video card. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA ...
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XServer No Longer loading correctly after login

I seem to be at a dead end regarding my desktop and display drivers. Long story short, I bought a VGA to HDMI converter for an old external HP Monitor (HP LE1901w). I hooked it up through my HDMI port ...
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3rd monitor not showing desktop at startup

I just installed Ubuntu from win 8 and i have a few transition issues. I have a problem with my 3rd monitor at start up. When desktop shows, the 3rd monitor shows a lot of pixel failures. when i go ...
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udev + xrandr to set display gamma when plugging in a display works briefly, but gets overridden

I'm using a script like this to set the gamma values of my laptop screen and external monitor: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 export XAUTHORITY=/home/peat/.Xauthority xrandr --output LVDS1 --gamma ...
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Ubuntu mult-seat on onboard APU

Would it be possible to setup a multiseat based on an A10 5800k APU? What I'd like to accomplish is Ubuntu on my main screen, and XBMC on my second screen. There needs to be no input device for xbmc, ...
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Problem with graphics on hdmi/dvi monitor using Intel HD 3000

I have a fresh install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Vostro 3750 laptop up and running fine. However, when I plug in my external monitor (a 21'', 1920x1200 Dell) via HDMI-DVI* I run in to some problems. ...
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No display after connecting tv over HDMI on both tv and laptop screen

Yesterday I wanted to watch a movie on my tv so I plugged my TV to the HDMI port of my laptop. At first it didn't show my tv as a second screen so I went to settings -> display and enabled my tv. But ...
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How to assign shortcut key to disable display?

I have three displays my two main monitors and my HDTV I use for movies and stuff. What I want to do is assign a key or key combination to disable my HDTV when not in use. My graphics card has three ...
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In Dual monitor mode touch works on second monitor

I use Asus Vivobook S500, and when connecting second monitor i had problem with calibration. I entered these commands: xrandr --output VGA1 --off xinput map-to-output "Virtual core pointer" LVDS1 ...
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Second display very buggy (delayed response)

I have a Dell XPS15 laptop with an i7, 8GB RAM, Intel HD3000 graphics and NVidia GT525M card. When I connect the external Dell monitor, Ubuntu still works fine on the laptop monitor, but the external ...
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Persistent dual-monitor configuration on KDE4

I am using KDE on a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. In the office I am using an additional monitor for work. When I leave the office, I take my laptop with me. My issue is that KDE cannot remember my ...
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Secondary monitor on Ubuntu 12.04 resets to a lower resolution

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 PC with 2 monitors - a 17" 1280x1024 LCD and a 23" 1980x1080 LCD. The 17" monitor is shared by 2 PCs via a VGA KVM switch, and sometimes when I switch back to the Ubuntu PC, the ...
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How to make dual monitors output the same color?

I have two monitors of different models connected to one video adapter. The color of output is very different. Is there a way that somehow I could get an ICC for one monitor based on the other? For ...
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X-Star DP2710 Monitors not recognized

I recently purchased two Korean IPS monitors, however, on plugging them in, all I was able to see was a flashing coloured screen, I've read elsewhere that this is related to EDID: $dmesg | grep edid ...
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Lubuntu VM - how to make external monitor on left side of primary monitor

I am using lubuntu as a virtual machine and my host OS is windows 8 and I connected an external monitor and it is to the right of my primary monitor. How do I change it so that it is to the left of my ...
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HDMI not detected after update in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and for some reason when I restarted my computer my hdmi stopped being recognized. What's going on and how do I fix this? Here's my output with lspci -v -s 00:02.0 00:02.0 ...
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HBO and TED talks video maximizes on wrong monitor

I want to stream videos from my laptop to my TV through an HDMI cable that I have bought. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. While I have been able to do this for YouTube videos, I haven't for others like HBO ...