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

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Disable “Could not switch the monitor configuration”

Is there a way to disable the popup that says "Could not switch the monitor configuration"? I am only interested in disabling the popup, not fixing the underlying problem. I am constantly ...
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Mouse cursor flicker on Dual Monitor set up

Im a pretty casual user coming over from Windows and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is going great, and I'm excited to learn my way around linux. However I have encountered one problem ...
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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 HDMI wrong resolution

I recently purchased a NVIDIA GTX960 and having issue with my secondary monitory connected by hdmi cable ( using HDMI to VGA converter ). The monitor in question is Acer X233H and has resolution of ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Second monitor detected but cannot enable it on one account only

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my new computer and connected a second monitor to it. When I log as the first user created on the computer it works fine, but with an other user, the monitor ...
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Server 14.04 LTS and preventing Oculus as primary display

I have my game machine dual booted with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS UEFI. I use the server edition because I use this as a continuous integration build node when otherwise not used for gaming. ...
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Triple moniter SLI with intel graphics

Hello I am putting a Linux distro on my desktop and I have Triple monitors and wanting to run the Intel graphics chips on the 2 side 1080p monitors while my sli runs the center monitor on Ubuntu ...
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Unplugging HDMI cable doesn't switch back to single monitor mode on Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 11 laptop with Ubuntu 15.04. When I plug the HDMI cable to my external monitor, the system goes into multi-monitor mode so I can use the laptop display and the external monitor ...
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Thunderbolt Display on non Apple computer

I just got a System76 Galago UltraPro, and I'm trying to hook it up with my Thunderbolt Display A1407. I have tried by using both the Mini DisplayPort from the display to the computer, and a ...
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xrandr not activating second display, just launches GUI

After connecting an HDMI external monitor, I have to use the 'Display Settings' GUI to activate and configure the monitor. This would not be a big deal, except checking 'Use this output' doesn't ...
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Multiple monitors with Xubuntu - BIOS Setting missing?

I'm running Xubuntu 14.0.4.2 LTS, and I'm trying to set up a multiple monitor extended desktop. My motherboard has integrated graphics (a VGA soldered on to the motherboard), so I bought a Nvidia ...
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X Screen on two graphic cards and three monitors

I have a desktop with an Intel HD (1x DVI out) and a GeForce GTX 560 TI (2x DVI out) and three monitors. And I would like to use the third monitor with the Intel HD. Xinerama is not what I want. I ...
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Can you place a fullscreen YouTube video in one monitor and search in the other?

All right, I have two monitors and suddenly I feel the need to have a video playing (any kind but preferably YouTube videos) in one monitor while selecting what song is going to play next in other ...
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Citrix Receiver on Ubuntu 15.04 with multiple monitors

I'm really struggling with this one... I have installed Citrix Receiver 13.1 on my Ubuntu 15.04 system. However when I actually open a Citrix session from Firefox it reports that it is version 10.5 ...
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Ubuntu on laptop: opening a window on an HDMI external monitor via command line

Using Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell latitude, I'm trying to set up an external display connected through a mini-displayport. Ideally, I would like to be able to open a custom full screen application on the ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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Unity launcher placement doesn't change

I am using double monitors in Ubuntu 14-04 with Unity and I want to change the launcher to my left screen. I know I can find this option in Settings -> Display but when I try to change it, it only ...
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How To Increase Screen Resolution?

I have a 1600x900 monitor attached to a 1280x768 laptop, only the latter resolution is available, how do i increase it to my monitor's max resolution? the xrandr result is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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Add virtual X11 screen to use via VNC

I'm trying to add a second screen to my ubuntu 14.04 gnome setup, via a VNC client. To be clear: I don't want to connect to a different session, but the same. However, I want to see a different ...
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TV started reporting no signal from HDMI Port

After 6 months of using my LG5500 as an external monitor for my Acer Aspire E1-472g laptop connected via the HDMI port, two days ago the TV started responding "No Signal". It is possible that what ...
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Xorg.conf is not changing the Display orientation

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.04 with a GTX 570 on 346.46. I have a 2560x1440 display with a 1080x1920 (portrait) display to the right. I am using i3 as a window manager. The displays seem to be set ...
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Extended monitor scaling

I have a Dell XPS 13 running Ubuntu 15.04 with a 3200x1800 display and an external 1920x1200 monitor that is connected via DVI through a mini displayport adapter. The UI on the built-in display is ...
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Fullscreen window placement becomes fixed in expo workspace after switching monitors

I wonder if there is any way to loosen the fullscreen window placement rules under 14.04. Rules are improved from 12.04 to 14.04 for conserving placement following a monitor switch (e.g., switching ...
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how to stop automoving opened windows when second monitor connected in ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my notebook and when i connect external monitor if it has "left" position configured, all opened windows move to external monitor, if external monitor has "right" position ...
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Dual display settings problem

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual displays in an extended display configuration. When I play any of several games both displays go to clone configuration and must be manually reset after the program ...
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Ignore second monitor workspaces

I recently switched from Mint to Ubuntu. In Mint I had an option to only use my primary monitor for workspaces. I can't seem to replicate that in Ubuntu. I am fairly new to Linux. I almost always got ...
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4K (3840x2160) with GeForce GT 730M (Notebook Acer v3-571g) on HDMI port not working

I have a notebook Acer v3-571g with a GeForce GT 730M and try to get my new Samsung UHD Monitor 28" "U28D590D" to work in a 4K resolution via HDMI. As I can see on ...
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Lenovo W530 Ubuntu 14.04 discrete graphics mode random crash

Recently I switched my Lenovo W530 to Ubuntu, and after struggling with Nvidia drivers for about a week I finally got them to work after lots of googling. Then I was unable to get my second monitor ...
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Help with dual monitor support with Gnome

I just recently got Gnome because I got tired of Unity. The way I have my monitors set up is as follows. I have one 1080p monitor on the bottom and a 900p monitor on top. I want to be able to have the ...
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FreeRDP issues with full-screen and multiple monitors

We have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Both computers have two 1680x1050 monitors attached. When I run FreeRDP on one computer with the /f /multimon command, the remote session runs in ...
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How can I activate a second monitor displaying a second screen?

I am new to Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.16.0-33-generic kernel. I would like to use a second monitor and have a second desktop projected there (I have read this is know as Twinview). I ...
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WINE not working on external monitor

Certain games/applications on WINE work fine on my primary display, but just freeze (display wise) on my external monitor. They still function (ie: arrow keys result in sounds and things) and if I ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings Not Saving

I have a GT 630 (2GB DDR2 Ram, PCIe16, HDMI, DVI, And VGA) Im running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64Bit With Gnome Shell. I have the "NVIDIA bianary driver - version 331.113 from nvidia-331 (proprietary, ...
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Have fullscreen cover 2 displays

I would like to have a fullscreen display covering two side by side monitors (i.e half of the view on one screen and half of the image on the other side). This means a mode in which "fullscreen" is ...
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nvidia prime dual monitors

After I fix nvidia-prime black screen issue Solving the Ubuntu 14.04 – NVIDIA 346 – nvidia-prime black screen issue I can't set up dual monitors. In one time I have enable only one monitor. How can I ...
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intel-virtual-output freezes

I have been successfully running a triple-monitor setup with my ThinkPad W530. Suddenly at some point within the last days the command stopped working though and freezes. I would activate the ...
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Using Notebook as second Monitor for Ubuntu Tablet

I am planning my new mobile development working station consisting of a Notebook and a Tablet as second monitor. Notebook OS: Windows 8.1 Tablet OS: Ubuntu (14 LTS) I have asked here how I can ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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How to get “xdotool windowsize” to resize a window across two monitors

I have two monitors side-by-side. I can manually resize a window to span across the two monitors. However, I am not able to automate this action using "xdotool". It appears that I can resize the ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings only show one huge screen

My current laptop features dual graphics. I am trying to set screen resolution using the NVIDIA X Server Settings application, but it only show one huge screen, which is composed of my external ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 multiple monitor issue: how to persist configuration?

I have a problem with configuring multiple monitors in Kubuntu 14.10. The system is an AMD A8-3850 (Llano). The driver manager shows this as Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] BeaverCreek [Radeon ...
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Edit slides on slide show with dual monitor

I want to connect a second monitor to my laptop and use Impress to show a slide on the second monitor. What I want to do is as the slide is showing to the second monitor, I could edit the next slide ...
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Same background color (not wallpaper image!) on dual monitor Lubuntu 14.04 setup

I have two monitors in a Lubuntu setup, and am only able to change background color on the main monitor, while the other keeps the default Lubuntu wallpaper. Now, on some other setups, the problem ...
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3 monitor flickering mouse ubuntu 14.10

I've downlaoded ubuntu 14.10 on my pc.. I've got a 3 monitor setup (2 with my nVidia card, 1 with my intel buildin grapics) But my mouse is flickering on my 2 nViadia screens. I already tried to ...
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Xinerama: Moving 3D Application Windows causes severe lag and sound distortion

I've been having this issue for quite some time now, but only recently managed to locate the problem itself. What happens is that whenever moving windows that contain 3D graphics, the whole system ...
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A 10 pixel wide bar shifted from right side to left side of screen in fullscreen video

In Ubuntu 14.10, in vlc and minecraft when they are displaying in either full screen or when maximized, a 10 pixel wide bar of the video is being shifted from the right side of my screen to the left ...
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Upgrade Xorg drivers breaks multiple display monitor Nvidia card Quadro610M [Ubuntu14.04]?

I recently upgraded the xserver drivers xserver-xorg-core and xserver-common to their latest versions (1.15.1-0ubuntu2.6). Ever since I am unable to correctly get a dual monitor setup working. Before ...
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External Monitor: VGA and HDMI Behaving Differently

I'm trying to set up a second monitor. I want the primary screen to be my laptop's built-in display and I want the secondary screen to be the external monitor. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME ...
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Resize desktop to fit HDTV output

I'm new to Linux and trying to learn to love it. At the moment, I'm using a mid-spec laptop that I connect to a 37" HDTV via an HDMI cable. This setup suits me really well and works (almost) ...
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Is there a desktop environment in which I can have the launcher/panel on my secondary monitor?

I have two monitors, one of which is 1920x1080 and the other is 1280x1024. I have the smaller monitor on the left. In Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, I can put the launcher on the left-hand monitor; however, ...