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

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nvidia-settings detects no display

I have ubuntu 14.04 and nvidia driver 331.38. My notebook has GeForce GT 555M and Intel Graphic card. The ubuntu works fine except one issue. I wanted to connect two external monitors and realised ...
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Program/Keyboard shortcut to work with multiple monitors

So I have a desktop with one DVI monitor and DP to HDMI monitor. My question is is there any keyboard shortcut or programs for multiple monitors? My example is Windows 7/8 and DisplayFusion. In ...
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Dual Frame Buffer on Ubuntu 12.04 Intel HD Graphics 4600 i7-4770

I have 2 monitors connected to the PC, one in HDMI, one in DVI. I have Intel integrated graphics HD4600 Now as far my understanding, both the monitors is connected at the same framebuffer /dev/fb0 ...
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Asus pa279q 2560x1440 resolution nvidia hdmi

This thread is covered in many posts here, but in the end none of them were useful to solve my issue. As the title says i d like to reach the full resolution on my 27inch monitor using an nvidia ...
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Having a problem with xorg.conf for a problematic monitor

I have two Westinghouse 26" L2610NW monitors that I run off of a GeForce GT X660. The graphics card has two DVI (one Digital, one analog), and an HDMI out. I run my primary display (Screen 0) off of ...
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Ubunutu doesn't recognize 3rd monitor

I just installed Ubunutu 14.04, after the experimentation I did with previous version on virtual machines went smoothly. I have 3 monitors - 2 connected to PCI-E graphic card (via DVI and HDMI), and ...
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Trying to get 3 monitors on Ubuntu 13, max combined resolution is 4096x4096

I have a Dell machine running Ubuntu 13.10 (I think), with a PCIe video card with 256 MB of RAM and a DisplayLink USB video card with 256 MB of RAM. On the PCIe card I have two monitors, both at ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual monitor

I am in the process of moving from Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04. I need to be able to run in what windows calls 'extended desktop'. As soon as I plug in the projector or a monitor the video output ...
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Possibility of triple screen setup with two graphic cards

I'm trying to get my favorite triple display setup (3x1 Portrait █ █ █) running under ubuntu/xubuntu 13.10 yet had no gratifying results so far. Ubuntu crashed Compiz repeatedly. And only offered ...
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Is there a setting that makes all windows pop up in a specific display in XFCE?

I'm currently using dual monitors in XFCE. I have the position of the screens set up just fine, but when I open new applications, they always show up on the screen that's on the left. (Which is my ...
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Problems after nvidia updates were installed

Hello everyone , I am very new with Ubuntu I installed yesterday about 5 nVidia drivers and after that the pc restarted and all I could see was a black screen with an underline on the top.All I want ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot detect my second screen

What I wanted is a dual monitor setup but I got two monitors with the same content :(. I have an ASUS Z87-K motherboard and am connecting two monitors to its integrated graphics (HDMI and VGA). I ...
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Can't enable 3rd monitor in ubuntu 13.10 fresh install

I recently installed 13.10 on my Lenovo T430 laptop, which is closed and attached to a dock (not a port replicator, a dock). Before, I was using Windows 7 and occasionally booting into 12.04, and ...
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No HDMI output decteded

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and trying to connect to my TV using the HDMI port on my computer. But nothing happens when I plug it in, and clicking on Detect Displays in the display settings does nothing. ...
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How can I make multiple monitors go to standby independently?

I have a two-monitor setup. One monitor I use all the time, the other sometimes. I find myself switching the second monitor on and off quite frequently, so as not to be distracted by its contents. Is ...
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How to keep the open windows in the right workspace while changing/rotating monitor?

when I plug in/out an external monitor monitor, or I rotate the laptop monitor, the windows/applications open in the several workspaces often mess up, such as in the following figure: How can ...
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HDMI works only after restart

I connect additional monitor to my laptop by HDMI. System detects second display only after restarting. xrandr command result without restarting computer: /$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current ...
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Why screen becames darker when i use 2 monitors?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 and when i try to set 2 monitors if I expand the screen instead of mirroring it, the 2 screens become darker. I don't really know how to explain so I took a print-screen.
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External screen detected but not working on DisplayPort connection

I'm running up to date Raring on my Thinkpad X220 and stumbled upon weird problem. I can connect to an external 24 inch DELL U2312HM external screen using DisplayPort cable. I tried the same ...
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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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Three monitors connected to AMD 7970, only HDMI works

Just made a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on my desktop machine with an AMD 7970 graphics card installed. I use a 24" Samsung screen that is connected via DVI as my primary monitor, a 19" ...
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Can't detect second monitor (NVIDIA Optimus)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a DELL XPS with NVIDIA Optimus. I know that questions related to this have been asked several times, and I followed many tutorials and instructions but couldn't make this ...
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3 monitors with ATI card

So I wanted to go back to Linux (Ubuntu) after been using windows for a while and went ahead and installed Ubuntu. The problem that I got was I couldn’t use it the way I wanted, I have a 3 monitor ...
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Setting up triple monitors with a Display Link Adapter

My first question, I suppose, is "Is this setup even possible?" I'm running a Dell N7010 with Ubuntu 12.10 and I have two external monitors. One of them is connected with a VGA cable and is running ...
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How can I make my onboard HDMI to work with my GPU?

I want to use my TV as a second monitor through HDMI in the motherboard, while use my main monitor through my graphics card since my motherboard is the only one who allows it. Ubuntu won't detect my ...
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How to connect Xdmx and android Xserver?

I run: $ Xdmx :1 -display 192.168.1.137:0 The output: (II) dmx: Generation: 1 (II) dmx: DMX version: 1.2.20070424 (DMX Project) (II) dmx: DMX Build OS: Linux 2.6.42-34-...
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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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lightdm - enable 3 and then 4 monitors

I've just completed a Ubuntu 12.10 server build on a HP XW8400 desktop with 2 x GeForce dual head DVI gphx cards. On the build bench I had 1 monitor connected & worked perfectly. 1920x1200 ...
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Login Wallpaper Spanning Dual Monitors in 12.04

Is there a way to make the background on the login screen span dual monitors rather than being mirrored? I know it's possible for the actual wallpaper when you're logged in but can't find an option ...
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Dual screen mode on laptop and suspend

I'm using dual screen mode on a Lifebook a531 with external monitor at hdmi. When I close the lid my laptop didn't go to suspend. Only both screens are blanking. Moving of mouse pointer wakes up an ...
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Can't enable third monitor on second graphics card

I had a system running 12.04 with a Radeon HD4870, and had the monitors correctly setup. I installed a second video card (Radeo HD5700), and can't get the default Monitor app to detect the monitor. ...
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Create own screen resolution without Nvidia

I had a problem with my monitor Dell E207WFP. The first time I connected it to my Ubuntu, it had a possibility to set 1600x1040 resolution, but then I reinstalled some drivers and use set default ...
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Cannot find display :0.1

I'm using fujitsu LH531 Laptop with ubuntu 12.04, and with secondary 1440x900 monitor attached to the VGA, confirmed by xrandr command. The problem is, i want to run a program (vlc) to the second ...
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How to define multiple xorg screens using the same device?

I have a video-adapter(Dell MMH11) that is connected to the display-port of my graphics card. The adapter identifies itself to the graphics card as a 3840x1200 display. The adapter has two monitors ...
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Different backgrounds on 3 monitor set-up

I currently have a 3 monitor set-up using an AMD HD6870 card. All monitors are 1920 x 1080 and in a 16:9 configuration. However 2 are orientated as landscape whilst one is in portrait. The way I ...
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Nvidia GeForce Gt-520M-cn on intel dh61ww Ubuntu 12.04

I have this desktop: i7 2600, 8gb ram ddr3, board intel dh61ww, Geforce Nvidia GT520-cn 2Gb ddr3, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (kernel 3.2.0-23-generic). I want to setup two Samsung 22"...
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fullscreen using multimonitor

I've got a laptop with an extra external screen attached to it. Whenever I try to maximize a window on the second screen by dragging it to the top of it the window maximizes to my laptop screen. Is ...
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ATI (fglrx) Dual monitor / laptop hot-plugging

I been running Ubuntu 12.04 since alpha with the ATI open source drivers and with Gnome-Shell. I been generally very happy with them with only small issues along the way. Now of course it does not ...
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Can't set up dual monitors due to “RANDR extension is not present” error

I have my PC dual boot into Ubuntu currently, and I am having issues (I assume because I have 2 monitors). I had an older version of Ubuntu running fine with two monitors on this same computer, but ...
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Dell E6510 with Intel i950 cannot detect second display in Precise

After a bout of trouble with 10.04, 10.10 fixed the driver issues with my Intel video card. I avoided upgrading for some time, but bit the bullet this weekend. I was able to upgrade and get the box ...
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Multi Desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 and the Catalyst Control Center

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my laptop, with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670. I would like to connect this to an external monitor and use multiple desktops, as opposed to a single extended desktop. ...
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How can I constrain workspace-switching animations to their respective monitors?

Is it possible to ensure that the animation for windows while switching between workspaces stays on the window's monitor? For example, if there is a window on the right monitor (indicated by W below) ...
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Dual Monitor problems

Good Afternoon, I'm running Kubuntu 16.04, and on a Laptop with Nvidia Graphics, and a use an external display. The first time I connected the monitor, everything worked exactly as I wanted, and by ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not detecting the second screen

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS cannot detect the second screen. I connect my PC with to two screens, one from the VGA and the other from DVI-D to VGA. The two screens show exactly the same picture. I tried to set ...
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How to lock the mouse pointer to one screen?

How can I lock the mouse pointer to one screen in a dual/multiple screen setup? Ideally, I would like to be able to move the pointer from one screen to another only while holding a key (like CTRL). I ...
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Rotate dual monitor screen 90 degrees on Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to rotate a dual monitor which is attached to the VGA output of my laptop. My system is Ubuntu 15.10. However, here is the outcome I get when I use xrandr: xrandr --output VGA-1-0 --...
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Application running over ssh (X11 forwarding) lagging a lot with local dual monitor

I have 2 machines: - My Desktop (running ubuntu 15.04) - Development machine (running ubuntu 14.04) (both on same LAN) So far, I've been working without any issues using "ssh -X eduardo@devel1" and ...
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Add Secondary Monitor (Nvidia 367.27, 16.04, DisplayPort)

The Nvidia driver fails (I've tried 367, 364, 361) when I attach a monitor to the mini displayport. As soon as I do that, the UI changes... I think Unity fails to load given all the fonts change, ...
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Windows always opened between the two monitors

I have KDE 5 and a second monitor. Every time I open an application, the window appears exactly between the two screens. How can I avoid this, and for example, either: Tell KDE to open the ...
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Crash/hang when external monitor is connected during login

When I log into my Dell M3800 with the external display connected (via DP), Ubuntu freezes: Shows only the background image, mouse pointer still works, but no keys etc. If I log in with the 2nd ...