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

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How do I know if I will be able to daisy-chain monitors? (connect two monitors to 1 DisplayPort)

I am planning to use Surface Pro 2 with a dock station as my main computer and I would like to connect two external monitors to it, but the dock station only contains a single DisplayPort socket. ...
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Connecting Ubuntu 13.10 box to a VIZIO E601i-A3 TV

First, a briefe background on myself. I'm in IT. I've done both hardware and software tech support so I'm not an idiot when it comes to technology. However, I am totally new to linux boxes and hooking ...
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Single-monitor workspaces on multiple monitors [duplicate]

I have a dual monitor setup, running 14.04. I would like workspaces only on my primary monitor, with no workspace switching on the secondary monitor. None of the simple fixes seem to do this. Any ...
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Dual-Monitor with Nvidia GTX 660 not detecting second Monitor

I've been trying this dual-monitor set-up for the last 2 weeks but with no success. I've readed tones of forums and tutorials but nothing seems to work. I'm trying to get both screens through the 2 ...
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Dual monitors/ One working, second only showing Ubuntu logo

So I'm using a monitor on an Nvidia GPU and the other one is connected on the integrated Intel GPU. I'm using the first one without a problem, but the second one isn't even detected in Displays, but ...
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Disable display switching on mouse over on dual monitor setup

Notes: * Dual monitor setup. Primary monitor on left side. * NVIDIA mobile laptop card with 319 driver installed from additional drivers. * Xubuntu 14.04 I just updated my Xubuntu 14.04 core a ...
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Slow Desktop Frame Rate with 1920 x 1080p Monitor

I'm kind of new to this Ubuntu thing, but I've used it before a little bit! So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and everything installed normally. On my 15" Acer Monitor everything ran normal! The moment ...
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My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors

My cursor is flickering on 2 of my 3 monitors on every screen update. I jus had a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit), and now my screens are properly setup, i noticed that my cursor is ...
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Thinkpad w540 w/ Ultra Dock only one external monitor works

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this Lenovo ThinkPad W540 laptop, and everything appears to be working ok by itself. Today I received my docking station to which I intended to hook up 2 external ...
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Second NVidia Graphics Card

My computer has a NVIDIA Quadro 1800 FX card, and I just bought a second one, in order to run four monitors. I'm using the proprietary NVIDIA driver, and the second GPU shows up in the NVIDIA X ...
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Three screens with Nvidia video card and Intel HD graphics?

I have a Nvidia video card, but also a built in Intel HD graphics. On windows I can do 3 screens with 2 screens on the nvidia and the third on the Intel card. Is this also possible in Ubuntu? Because ...
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Configuration for three display setup with two Nvidia cards?

I have two video adapters: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 and a three LCD displays connected to them. Here's the topology illustrated graphically: [ GTX 570 ] === HDMI ===> Philips 273ELH #0 ...
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external laptop monitor stays black after screensaver powers it off

I have a Dell XPS 14 with two HDMI outputs and two external monitors. I'm running 12.04, fully updated as of 2014-05-26. Here's what xrandr -q reports: xps% xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, ...
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Top panel shows on all three monitors (Ubuntu 14.04)

Is there a way to have it showing on only one? I tried to switch between unity, gnome and gnome XXXX Compiz in order to see what I liked the best, and I believe the three panels on the monitors then ...
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2nd monitor doesn't work properly (only tty mode) in 14.04

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed and was using two monitors. Nvidia GTX 760 and integrated Intel HD 4000, both with VGA. On a fresh install all is [ok], but on main monitor (GTX 760) I had a ...
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External monitor is not detected in Ubuntu 12.04 (detected as Laptop) [closed]

I've been trying to extend my DELL S2340L monitor to my Lenovo y510p laptop. It clones the display fine but does not extend it, it cannot detect it. Nvidia X server settings is also somewhat different ...
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xrandr is being overriden, nvidia optimus dual screen setup

I have a Lenovo W530, with Optimus. I am running 14.04, using the nvidia driver. I can get to the point where Awesome boots, and xrandr can see all of my screens. My setup uses this: ...
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Dual External Monitor Bumblebee/Nvidia (or withoout Bumblebee)

I have installed and configured Bumblebee on my Dell XPS 17 with an Nvidia GT555m. I would like to use my two external monitors with the laptop closed, but it's giving me all sorts of difficulty. Is ...
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Compatible stand alone multi-touch display for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a multi-touch monitor solution that i can connect to a workstation running Ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone know of a stand alone monitor I can use where touch actions would go over a usb ...
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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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Unable to get second monitor to work

I'm very new to Ubuntu to please take that into consideration with your replies. We have some old laptops that we are trying to use to just display a website on our TV in our office. I have installed ...
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How to change Monitor of ubuntu box Also 'Out of Frequency ' Error due to monitor change

I have find very odd and crude solution to this entire episode. It is as follows Start installing ubuntu as usual. Switch off the monitor Wait for some time (1-2 minutes) till the HDD access stops ...
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How to disable Light Locker and Splash screen on laptop screen (only display on external monitor) in Xubuntu 14.04

I have changed settings in Xubuntu 14.04 so that my laptop screen (which is partially broken) is disabled after logging in, and the desktop is only displayed on my external monitor. I did this via ...
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Split screen with Nvidia card, monitor not detected

I have a Lenovo Y410p laptop, with a GeForce 750M video card, and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to use an external monitor, but I'm having some problems. Whenever I plug my monitor, it always ...
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Enable onboard and card-based multiple displays (ATI card)

Trying to get a quad-display setup running on 14.04 LTS. The three displays connected to the card function perfectly. The display connected to the onboard DVI port does not and is not seen in ...
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Gnome 3.12 - External Monitor causes error of gnome-settings-daemon

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.12. When I plug in an external monitor and turn off the internal display, the gnome-settings-daemon crashes with the following message ...
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NVIDIA SLI multimonitor

I have two GeForce 7800 GT on legacy nvidia binaries 304.117 in 14.04. Progress so far. Got both GPUs to recognise all 4 monitors (two on each GPU). If i run each GPU on its own screen (i.e. Monitor0 ...
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Touchpad track speed increases in dual monitor setup

I have a Dell E6530 with an Alps touchpad, NVIDIA NVS 5200 with proprietary nvidia-319.32 video driver installed. I am using xfce4 although I do not know if this makes a difference, as it seems to be ...
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Issue with multiple monitors (one is detected as built in, the other isn't detected)

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (first time using it so I am pretty clueless) and I can't get my two monitors to be detected. When I go to the settings it detects one of them but it is recognised as ...
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Two seperate screens with NVIDIA drivers

I got the two displays to work fine on NVIDIA binary (i'm guessing TwinView?), but when i set them to different screen (monitor0 to be on screen0 and monitor1 on screen1) it loads, i get the ...
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GeForce 7800 GT Nouveau drivers?

After wasting a lot of time trying to get Radeon HD2600 to work i gave up and got my hands on two Geforce 7800GT. So far trying to get things going with one GPU at a time, out of box LiveCD 14.04 ...
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Mouse Flicker on Triple Monitor setup Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kernel version 3.13. I have two ATI HD4650 graphics cards and am attempting to push display on 3 monitors. The first card is attached to 2 monitors via an HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 black screen after login

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a single board PC NANO-9452-R10 from an USB pen drive. After the installation I rebooted the PC. The purple screen with the Ubuntu logo appeared as the OS was ...
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Nvidia dual display setup

I have struggled to get my displays working properly after a botched attempt to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10. Currently, I have one display working. Here is some information about what is installed. ...
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Desktop icons off screen

I have a three monitor setup, where the left monitor is positioned lower than the other two. I want to setup the monitor layout accordingly, but when I do that, some of the desktop icons are not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dell E7240 - Docked - doesn't recognize second monitor

I have the same problem as the post below. Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell Latitude E5540 Multiple Monitors not working System: Dell E7240 Video: Intel Haswell Dock: Dell Monitors: 2 x DVI Dell ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Monitor Position reset at reboot

How can I make the monitor settings be saved after reboot? I have configured my monitor on my Lenovo T410S like this: after reboot its however reset to this: Interestingly, my monitor.xml looks ...
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How can I enable edge stop velocity in 14.04?

In 12.04, one of the settings enabled by default was "edge stop velocity", which helped keep the mouse on one screen of a multi-monitor setup unless you pushed a bit harder to get the mouse onto the ...
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How to get Gnome Shell to remember my display preferences?

I have a laptop. When I'm using just the laptop, I want to use the display (well, yeah, obviously) but when I plug in my monitor, I want to just use that monitor, not both screens. Every time I boot ...
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Drivers for USB To VGA External Dual Monitor

Has the following been solved? I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre B300 all-in-one PC with Ubuntu 14.04. Using this: USB To VGA External Dual Or Multi Monitor Adapter , that would then connect to a standard ...
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My monitor doesn't want to display Ubuntu. What's going on? [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 off a CD on a Dell PowerEdge 2650 server. The installation went fine. However, during the first boot up, right after post, my display goes black and my monitor displays the ...
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Move window in dual monitor setup

I'm running a dual monitor setup, with one of the monitors most of the time in standby, but connected (it's a TV). It works fine if both are turned on, but when the monitor is in Standby mode some ...
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How could I remove launcher bar from my primary monitor (only)? [duplicate]

I need to display launcher bar only on secondary monitor. Is it possible?
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3 Monitors and Mouse Flicklering

I have done a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 64bit install, I have three monitors, two of them are conected to an Nvidia PCI-e card, the other is conected to motherboard's Intel video card. The problem is that ...
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Make two seperate screens/displays with monitors

My GPU has two DVIouts so i have two monitors, but it's being treated as one logical screen i.e. one DISPLAY :0 and i can drag windows from one monitor to another. How can i run them like two separate ...
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Applications launch on leftmost monitor in multi-monitor setup

For some reason applications decide to launch on my leftmost monitor(which is my TV) instead of my primary(which is the monitor the the far right). It's not all applications that have this behavior ...
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Can I set a default display arrangement for when I connect to a new Screen?

I would like to set a default display arrangement for when I connect my laptop to an unknown screen. My background here is that I mostly work at the university labs, which means I basically have a ...
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Quad monitors work as mirror displays but not as extended

So i gave up on fglrx driver due to unsupported GPUs now i'm on regular radeon drivers with 4 monitors on 14.04. I got them all to work perfectly fine with All Settings/Displays mirror mode but when ...
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Use iMac 27" 2010 as display for Lenovo t440p laptop running 14.04

I have a Lenovo t440p with integrated graphics (Intel 4600), and it has a mini displayPort. My iMac is a mid 2010, and has the ability to accept a signal over mini displayPort and display it on it's ...
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Multiple monitor issue with Gnome 3.10 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and installed Gnome Shell. When I enter display setting everything seems to work fine, that is until the next log off or reboot. For some reason the settings ...