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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Problem with dual monitor on 16.04 with lenovo yoga 260

I'm using ubuntu 16.04 with Lenovo yoga 260. When I connect external monitor, it is very unstable. Problem occurs after login and desktop is successfully booted. It freezes soon after desktop is ...
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Monitor : no image after turning off then on

I would like to use my monitor as display for two computers, so I would like to switch the input as I want beetween the computer 1 and the computer 2. When I switch on the computer 2 everything is ...
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How to stop (fullscreen) applications from spanning across monitors in 16.04?

I did a fresh install of 16.04 recently, and to my surprise my second monitor worked pretty much out of the box with the nvidia driver 361.42. The HDMI is wired over the Quadro K1000M and that used to ...
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Old Packard laptop, flickering output via VGA to HDMI converter 16.04

I tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my MIL's old Packard Easynote and it seems to work mostly. What she and her BF want to do is play some music via Spotify and show some images from a USB on their TV. ...
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Using Intel Intregrated Graphics alongside Nvidia GT 630

I just recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. I've been using it just fine, the only issue is with the displays. What I am trying to do is run three displays on two separate video outputs, one the Intel ...
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Third screen sometimes black after Kubuntu 16.04 upgrade

I recently updated my Kubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. A minor disturbance that occurs since, concerns one of my screens. I have three of them. The left and middle function normally. The right does not work as ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS extended display not working - 2 cards

New build with 2 Geforce 710 cards and 3 monitors. Loaded Ubuntu 16.04. and with the standard driver all 3 monitors showed in system settings => display. But, experienced problems such as screen ...
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Black screen flashes on second monitor on Ubuntu 16

I upgrade my Ubuntu from 15.10 to 16.04 yesterday and after fixing some hiccups most things are working fine. However, I have one very annoying bug that lets my external monitor (connected to the ...
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How can I automatically load nVidia X Server resolution settings on startup/login?

First, yes I have searched far and wide for answers to this question. There are many (far too many) answers, and thus far I have not found one which works. I've tried various forms of "save the ...
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Ubuntu locks up after reboot with 2nd monitor

Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu MATE 16.04. Install OS, updates, and apply Nvidia driver. Install several applications like Skype, Chrome, Dropbox, and HipChat. No problems. Reboot, no problems. Connect 2nd ...