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

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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 ...
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Dual Monitor Vertical Desktop Icons Alignment

I'm currently running ubuntu 13.10. I have an nvidia graphic card and two monitors (VGA and DVI). The monitor I use as the main one is on the right, and the launcher is indeed on this screen. The ...
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Dual screen : set screen where windows will appear

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and have a little problem. I use a dual screen solution with different resolutions (laptop + other screen, let's call it AOC) and found something quite disturbing. I don't use ...
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Unknown display besides laptop Built-in display. Old question but with no answers

After my update from 12.04 to 13.10 my display configuration started showing an extra unknown monitor, even though I have nothing connected. lscpi: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Automatically add external display to screen in Ubuntu Server

I'd like to be able to control my laptop's (Ubuntu Server 12.04) external display over SSH. I know about the screen command, but it requires that I add the display from the laptop. Is there a way to ...
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Setup a third monitor in KDE

I had two monitors on one video card running just fine. But I got greedy and added a second video card and a third monitor. nvidia-setup wouldn't allow me to add the second video card to the twin-view ...
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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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Dual Monitors - Only One Turns off When the System is Idle

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell XPS 8700. I've got two monitors hooked up to the computer: one via DVI and the other via DisplayPort. The two-monitor setup works perfectly for the most ...
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How can multiple people concurrently use a single machine with a keyboard and monitor each?

Is there a multi-user system in which several users can log in simultaneously? It should support several end-users with only one keyboard, mouse and monitor each. These users should be able to run ...
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Extend screen size

I was trying to extend the screen size to get it bigger than the actual monitor, so that my monitor shows just the leftmost part of the screen and the other (half?) part just stay hidden (but i can ...
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How to make a particular display monitor default for all the tasks except a few while using multiple monitors?

I have a laptop connected to another monitor via the HDMI cable. I program on my laptop and wish to make the monitor as the primary display for all the other tasks. For example, while programming on ...
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Ubuntu start failed while using second monitor

Ubuntu 13.04 Laptop Asus UX32VD If i connect monitor to my laptop ubuntu do not start properly. I see only black screen on both of displays. Magic SysRq do not reboot laptop. I only can shutdown ...
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Fullscreen RDP Connection on Each Monitor

I have two monitors and would like to have a fullscreen RDP connection on each. Is this possible with Remmina? If not, can someone suggest another RDP client that does support this?
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How can I make system usable when a second display is unplugged

I'm using KDE plamsa with Ubuntu 12. OK -- so KDE knows I've unplugged a monitor from my laptop (it even pops a notification to let me manage my monitors, and shows HDMI-1 as unplugged), and yet it ...
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[13.10][intel gma]DVI not showing

Im new to xrandr tool and configuring X on linux - I allways used the terminal. Im trying to setup my linux server into xbmc machine. The VGA worked from the start but im having problem with DVI (so i ...
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Need help with xorg.conf for dual Radeon HD6450 video cards with 4 monitors

I am running 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity and have dual (2) Radeon HD6450 video cards and 4 Hanns-G HL273 monitors. Each Radeon card is driving one monitor via DVI and the other via VGA. I am ...
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How to force Ubuntu to discover external monitor on laptop with VIA chipset?

If I use my old MSI laptop at home, I connect it to external monitor, mouse and keyboard via KVM switch. When system starts with external monitor connected, everything usualy works fine, but if I ...
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How to choose between HDMI and displayport sound output using radeon free drivers

My graphics card is a VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Turks XT [Radeon HD 6670/7670] I'm using open source drivers and have 3 screens plugged in, using DVI, HDMI ...
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External Monitor display on Thinkpad W520 with 12.04

I know there is a lot of material regarding these problems, but much of it seems outdated and nothing seems to be working for my situation: ThinkPad W520 (Intel 3000 and Nvidia 1000M chipset) OS: ...
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Secondary display for video playback only

I have two displays. One monitor (DisplayPort-0) for work and one TV (HDMI-0) for movies. Xrandr says both connected, but I configured screen/desktop just to monitor, because I don't want any window ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 Nvidia Driver Dual monitor

I'm very new to Ubuntu and the first problem I found was the lack of options for dual monitors. My Geforce GTX 780 isn't recognizing the second monitor, so After installing the nvidia drivers they ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Dual Monitor Display Radeon

I recently purchased an external monitor to use with my laptop for a dual screen setup. My laptop is an HP Pavilion g6 and is running Ubuntu 13.10, along with the Radeon graphics driver. I plug in the ...
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xscreensaver dies when monitor is switched off / gnomescreensaver exposes other screen [closed]

I have a rather strange problem to report. I have installed the fglrx module for my AMD HD7750 gfx card, multihead (not Xinerama). When executing a screenlock in XFCE (by default, xscreensaver), and ...
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Add custom resolution to dual monitor setup ubuntu 13

I switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu and now I have a resolution problem, before I had 2 * 1280x1024 now one is 1280x1024 and the other one 1152x864 I tried some console commands as shown below: cvt ...
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Black Display in Xubuntu 13.10

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 a while ago. Everything was great up until just now when I tried to connect to an external monitor. After connecting the VGA cable from my laptop to the monitor I tried to ...
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Blank second monitor (error about virtual resolution?)

Good afternoon, has somebody experience or knowledge how to solve following problem(see below). Thank you in advance! I have LCD monitor connected to my HP Elite-book 8470w laptop. However after ...
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Triple screen desktop

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to have a triple monitor setup for the desktop. Here are my GPU cards : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF110 [GeForce GTX 580] (rev a1) ...
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lubuntu won't display on both monitors at the same time

I can get Lubuntu 13.10 to display my desktop on either screen, but it refuses to display on both at the same time. Changing the resolution of a screen generally toggles which screen is displayed; ...
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x2x keyboard layout / keymap switch between machines

I've just started using x2x to control my PC from my laptop and it works quite beautifully. While doing so, it exceeds what I've wished for. There is a little problem to it though. On the PC I'm using ...
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13.10 Lock Screen does not display correctly on wake-up

I currently am running 13.10 Sometimes when I go to wake the system up after the screen has locked the screen will not fully go back to where it asks me for a password. What happens is the screen ...
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Bumblebee setup on Dell XPS 15 9530 for dual monitors in Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to setup my Dell XPS 15 9530 to use dual monitors in Ubuntu 13.10. The machine has the Optimus chipset with an Intel 4th generation card and an nVidia GeForce GT 750M. I followed the ...
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How to change monitor number?

I recently installed xmonad on Ubuntu 12.04.3 Precise Pangolin and the default keybindings are mod-w to switch to monitor 0 and mod-e to switch to monitor 1. Unfortunately my monitors are positioned ...
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Nvidia Dual monitor settings reset on boot

I know this has been asked a thousand times, but none of the solutions here have worked for me. I'm using Xubuntu 12.04. I have an nvidia GeForce GT 630 card, using 2 identical monitors - one on the ...
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12.10 Radeon 6870 Dual Head monitor, open source driver, the second monitor is detected, but stays powered off

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal), and I have a Radeon 6870 graphics card. When I try to plug in a second monitor into DVI-1, the second monitor is detected, but stays powered off. It shows up ...
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Screen Tearing with Second Monitor using fglrx on 13.10

I'm having two issues with Ubuntu 13.10 but I'll ask each one in a differnt thread. My laptop has AMD/Intel switchable graphics. I was using 12.04 until I decided that I wanted the latest software ...
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wrong resolution on an attached projector to desktop pc (with nvidia gpu, set as “twinview”)

I have an NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 gpu on a ubuntu 13.04, with driver v.319 . The primary monitor (res. 1280x1024) is connected to the display port of the card (1 or the 2). The gpu has a DVI output , ...
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Bumblebee and Multiple Monitors

So, I've successfully gotten Bumblebee running on my laptop, but I'd like to know if there's any easy way to get a second monitor working out of the HDMI port on my laptop. Because I'm dual booting ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 font problem on 30" Dell U3014 at 2560x1600

I have 13.10, with a Nvidea 8600GTS, driver 304.88, xserver 1.14.3, working fine with 2x 24" 1920x1200 screens in twinview. I have swapped one out for a Dell U3014 but whilst getting the reported ...
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Keep dual monitor position settings

I can change the position of my dual monitors using arandr. However, I have to do this every time I log back in. I'd like to keep the configuration settings without having to do this every time. I ...
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Compatible laptop with port replicator

Has anybody got Ubuntu running on a modern laptop with a USB3.0 port replicator? Specifically running additional monitors. I want to move my work machine away from a desktop to a docked laptop. And I ...