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

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Dual monitor Unity launcher opening on wrong monitor

Is this a specific unity configuration or a dual monitor configuration problems ? In NVIDIA X Server Settings. Make this the primary display for the X screen, is my choice the middle display. But the ...
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How to disable laptop's LCD and use external monitor as only output?

My laptop's LCD broke and I removed it. Now I permanently added a monitor via HDMI. How can I set up Ubuntu 12.10 to only use and show the external monitor and disable the LCD? Right now, I cannot ...
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Change notification popup monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: notify-osd and dual monitors I have two monitors setup currently however when I get a new notification (ie popup for new mail, or im) it fades in on the secondary ...
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Dual monitors not working with an Nvidia card

Even my main monitor is shown as unknown. I have tried setting up dual monitors using Nvidia settings with no joy however it does recognize that I have 2 monitors. This was not an issue in 11.04. My ...
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Dual Monitor Configuration changes to “Mirrored” automatically

After installing 12.04 on my Samsung X120 Notebook (with Intel GMA 4500 internal graphics card) i have a Problem with the configuration off my 2nd monitor. Its a 22" with 1680 * 1050 Pixel connected ...
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Second Screen is Rotated in a dual monitor setup

I have a laptop connected to a second monitor using a vga port. No proprietary drivers used. When I go to System Preferences --> Monitor and I turn that on it doesn't look as it should, and it's ...
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How do I calibrate a touchscreen on a dual monitor system?

I have a dual monitor setup of two different sizes. My primary monitor is a 23 in widescreen Acer T230H touchscreen, and the second is a regular 20 in. When I go to use the touchscreen, the cursor ...
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How do I set-up three monitors with two graphics cards (3d acceleration enabled) in Unity?

I have looked at: How does /will Unity handle multiple monitors? -> only two monitors with twinview How do I get three monitors working? -> each monitor uses a seperate x screen + xinerama (no 3d ...
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Is it possible to have two different DPI configurations for two different screens?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.3 with NVidia drivers (319) for my Quadro K2100M graphic card, and when I switch my main 3200x1800 laptop screen to mode 1920x1080 (using nvidia-settings), the display goes ...
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How can I force fullscreen on my right screen?

I have 2 screens: 17" on left and 22" screen on right side. When I watch a movie with VLC and want to watch on full-screen on my 22" screen (the right one), I move my VLC window in right screen and ...
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How do I resize the desktop on my second monitor?

I got two screens(extended desktop) and the second is widescreen standing on its side, so i told ubuntu that its vertical, it works fine, but the wallpaper area of the first horizontal smaller one, ...
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Configuration tools for multiple monitors for X / Linux

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running gnome and two monitors. I am wondering if a can get a better multi-monitor configuration tool. The one I have, gnome-display-properties, has too many problems, including: ...
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Can virtual terminals (ctrl+alt+f*) use external monitors?

My laptop has a broken screen (for a while now) and unfortunately I won't be able to fix/replace it for a little while longer than I hoped. Is there some way that I can get VT's to show on the ...
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Saving monitor settings?

Is there a way to save my monitor settings? I have an external monitor at work, but each morning i have to plug it in, rearrange the windows from being side by side to being on top of each other. Can ...
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Multiple-monitor display doesn't work after update to 13.10

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.10, and after that, my secondary monitor doesn't work anymore. A little more info: $ xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum ...
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double screen in ubuntu 12.04?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and my video card is ATI Radeon 5000. I cannot use double screen (extended version). I get this error The selected configuration for displays could not be applied ...
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12.04, multi screen - Dialogs opening on the wrong screen

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with a second screen. The laptop screen is where I do most of the work and the second screen is mostly for displaying documentation and things like that. That's why it's very ...
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How can I disable Macbook screen when the lid is closed whilst continuing to use an external monitor?

After getting Ubuntu setup on my Macbook Pro with Gnome Shell, there is one little thing irritating me: I have an external monitor connected which is set as primary in the Nvidia control panel. I'd ...
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ATI: Multiple Video Card / Monitor Setup — Need help getting it working

So I currently have a dual-ati video card setup on my laptop. A low-power one and a high power one. In windows 7 the drivers switch video cards when on external vs internal power. Also one of the ...
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(Dual monitors) Indicators displaying in panel on both monitors

The time, power, notification, networking and weather applets are displaying in the panel on both of my monitors in Natty. Is there a setting that I can change to ensure they only appear once within ...
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Using the Onboard VGA output with a PCIe video card. Both nVidia

I have 2 video cards, one On board, a nVidia 6150SE nForce 430 and a PCIe nVidia GeForce GT 220 1GB DDR2 RAM I have already configured the PCIe card to use the dual monitor feature, using the VGA and ...
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How do I recover the cool Unity Graphical interface after installing Dual Monitors?

I just got a second monitor so I can have dual screens on my desktop computer. Upgrading to 12.04, using BIOS to set my main graphic processor to "onboard", and changing the nvidia x server settings ...
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Can't set a higher screen resolution in a external display in a Dell Mini 10v laptop

I have a 22'' display from HP (w2207h) connected to my laptop (a Dell Mini 10v or 1011) through a VGA switch (a share this screen with a desktop computer and a Nintendo Wii). My problem is that I ...
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Dual-screen Flash - does it work?

Flash 10.2 brought the ability to full-screen and not exit out of it when using another screen (see this article). At least it did for Windows. I've never gotten dual-screen Flash to work like this ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 DUAL monitor issue

Hello I have a laptop 15' and was going to use 23' external monitor. I attached it and they both were working fine. But what I wanted is just to use only one monitor and leave laptop's display to be ...
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Is there a way to have an extended Desktop in Ubuntu a la Windows? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 9.10 set up with multiple monitors. Unfortunately, the way that Ubuntu handles multiple monitors by default in 9.10 is by having a separate desktop displayed on each monitor (it is not ...
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How can I use two video cards to power three screens?

I have two Radeon 6450 graphics cards in my computer, with three screens. Only the screens plugged into the first graphics card are recognized and configurable in the displays setting panel. How can ...
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Triple Monitor Setup with Nvidia and Compiz

I have a triple monitor setup with two video cards on Ubuntu 10.04. I have the monitors and graphics cards currently setup as follows: Nvidia Geforce 210 #1 -> 1920x1080 Monitor (Twinview) [Center ...
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Running three screens (laptop and 2 external monitors)

Kind of an Ubuntu noob here. I'm trying to run 2 external monitors along with my laptop monitor on Ubuntu 11.04. I have a Lenovo T520 with the following graphics: VGA compatible controller: ...
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Adding a virtual screen to xorg.conf 11.04 (third display over vnc)

I currently have an nvidia gtx470 with 2 x 22" 1920x1080 displays on twinview. Since I have a spare laptop (old but works) and screen (22" 1680x1050). A vnc server would be set up (viewonly) to the ...
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How do I move the Unity launcher to the left monitor?

I have a laptop which I sometimes connect to a screen. The screen is positioned left to the laptop. The unity dock is kept on the laptop screen and does not move to the screen left side (which is the ...
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How do I define the primary monitor in XFCE?

I've set up multiple monitors in xfce per this answer, but my secondary monitor was chosen as the main one. How do I change which monitor is the main one?
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Dual displays not working properly, getting only low resolution

My hardware: I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and I have been unable to get my dual 1920x1080 monitors working properly with my GeForce GTX 670 FTW. The problem: Whenever I ...
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Is it seriously not possible to use both SLI and two monitors at the same time on Ubuntu with Nvidia?

Now that Ubuntu is slowly becoming a viable gaming platform. Now that Valve gave Nvidia and AMD enough of a push to actually improve their proprietary drivers ... ... I'm completely and utterly ...
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XFCE Display Setup

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on another PC, and decided to install XFCE (by installing xubuntu-desktop) Everything works great, except XFCE refuses to store my screen resolution and setup. ...
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Distorted graphics on start up

So I am using dual monitors and every time I boot up my machine after entering my password to login, both screens show distorted graphics which eventually go away. I am on Ubuntu 12.10 the OS type is ...
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Windows expand over 2 monitors in quad-monitor setup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Graphics cards so I can have 4 monitors i just installed ubuntu 11.10 with my previous hardware setup: 4 monitors and 2 identical nvidia graphic cards. draging windows ...
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Multiple monitors, different resolutions break maximize button [closed]

After installing 11.04 I noticed that the maximize button is broken with multiple monitors at a different resolution. When clicking on maximize on the screen with the lowest resolution, the titlebar ...
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Two monitors when only having one in 13.10

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 64bit, and it says that I have 2 monitors, when I actually only have one I have a Dell XPS 15 with Nvidia graphics card if that helps in anyway
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Personalize monitor position before login

I'm using multiple monitors. When logged in everything I fine. Left monitor is positioned left and right monitor is positioned right, but before I login the login screen positions them the other way ...
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Alt + tab to switch between windows that are only in one screen

I am using GNOME-Classic and my window switcher is the Compiz Static Application Switcher. My problem is, when I press Alt+Tab, the switcher gives me the choice between windows of the whole workspace. ...
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How to select display to record in recordmydesktop

I have a dual monitor setup and wish to only record the 1st monitor with recordmydesktop, but I am unsure of the settings when doing it via the command line, so far I have this: recordmydesktop ...
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Ubuntu + kde-standard + dual monitor

After couple of years, I decided to return to Ubuntu, from Debian (sid). I used to work with KDE, so I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and "kde-standard" on my laptop. SHORT: "Display configuration" is not ...
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nvidia card driver not detected: no settings & cannot use HDMI

I have an HP Pavilion DM3-1120eb laptop with an Nvidia Geforce G105M graphic card, running a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin install. When connecting to a new Samsung S23B550 23 inch LCD monitor ...
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Launcher shows up on the wrong monitor [closed]

I have nvidia drivers and dual monitors. It worked fine in 11.10 but since todays updates, my unity "launcher" is only on right monitor. On vanila ubuntu display settings it recognizes only one ...
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How to set up two screens in one vertical-one horizontal formation?

I've tried to set up that configuration a lot of times, but I'm not able to make it work properly. I want to set up one of the screens as vertical and the other one as horizontal... I'm able to use ...
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Switching monitors as in Windows 7

One thing I loved in Windows 7 was the ease of switching between single monitors/extending/mirroring them using Win+P. This shortcut produced the following: Is there something similar in Ubuntu? ...
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Run Unity on external monitor with Bumblebee

I realise there are lots of other questions about this, but they are all about the basic setup. I have gotten most of the way there but I have a very specific question: I want to run full Unity on the ...
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How can I show notes on my laptop in LibreOffice Impress?

I think it would be very nice to present on a projector with my laptop showing the notes! I appreciate any help and I love you if you find it until tomorrow!
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xgamma -display parameter for dual monitor setup

I want to change gamma for my first monitor. Every time I invoke xgamma with different -display parameters it somehow points to my second monitor. But I want to modify first one. I tried these ...