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

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AMD Catalyst Control Center not saving multi monitor settings

So I am using gksu amdcccle to make changes but for some reason whenever I select the 'Multi-display desktop with display(s)' option to extend my desktop the changes never save on restart or re-log. ...
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external monitor no longer recognized when connected VGA, freezed computer when connected with HDMI

I'm using 13.04 on a thinkpad X230. I had routinely used a VGA cable to plug in my external ASUS monitor. when entering the "disply" app, ubuntu would recognize it as "ancor communications", and ...
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On Second Screen (TV) mouse is “slow/sluggish”

I am running a DELL 30'' monitor and a HD-TV on the same graphic card. So far everything runs fine, but working on the TV is somehow sluggish. When I move the mouse there is a very small delay. It is ...
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How do I start a second X server with a framebuffer driver?

I would like to connect computer to a projector that has only a framebuffer driver. I was advised to start a second X server that would make use of this second "videocard" (framebuffer driver for a ...
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xubuntu's desktop behaves abnormally

My xubuntu used to work well but today it doesn't seem good: As you can see, only a rectangle part is available now, the rest space is grey and right clicking the grey part doesn't seem to work... ...
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FGLRX Intel/ATI Hybrid Video, Dual-Display Flickering

I'm sorry if the same question is already asked, I checked several ones but the reported problems are different or solution doesn't work. So I've successfully installed FGLRX driver on my laptop DELL ...
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Virtual second screen?

I want to use my Android phone as a second screen. I plan to do this by setting up a virtual second screen on the laptop and then vnc-ing to that screen from the Android. How would I go about ...
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xrandr does not show hdmi

I'm trying to connect my DELL INSPIRON N5110(Ubuntu 13.04) to SAMSUNG S24C350H Monitor via HDMI. When i plug my cable to laptop and to the monitor nothing happened. I tried System Settings -> ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Mirror Display Error

I've just upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.10 Saucy using dist-upgrade. After upgrading, I can't mirror my display when connected to a projector. It seems that it is related to this problem. Any solutions to ...
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Intel Video card (i5) cannot handle two displays using 13.10

When I upgraded to 13.10 (from 13.04) and the second Display is unusable since than. lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics ...
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Can I customize conky to act differently on a dual display?

I've got Conky set up just the way I like it on my laptop. (That's not entirely true. I might like to tweak it a bit.) but when I plug in my external monitor, I'd like different placement. Is that ...
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Can't change resolution higher than 1152x864 xrandr gives me error

I just installed 12.04 LTS (after having troubles with 13.10), and I can't set the resolution of my second screen higher than 1152х864, even though the monitor can support 1280x1024. When I try to add ...
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How do I toggle screen geometry with hotkeys?

My main computer is a laptop with an external monitor and I need set up hotkeys to switch between two display modes: external monitor only (1920*1080) internal + external monitor (1280*800 + ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezes and restarts every 10 mins [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10, and on a fresh installation with no other modifications it just freezes like 10-15 mins after starting up and I can't move my mouse or anything. It holds it like that ...
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Place Compiz Static Application Switcher always on a certain monitor

variants of this question have been asked, namely, how to place the switcher on both monitors when using compiz and when using Unity, neither are possible from what I see. Having it on both monitors ...
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Built-in monitor turned off after connected to projector

My laptop built-in monitor always turned off when connected to secondary screen using VGA cable, and it wont turn on again after the cable unplugged. However the problem persist only when I'm logged ...
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Ubuntu extend desktop mode [acer 4732z]

I have acer 4732z with ubuntu 13.10 installed. but I can't get how to make it to extend desktop mode when I plug a monitor to my notebook. I only can switch to monitor only laptop display only ...
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connecting to 2 external monitors

I'm new to Ubuntu and i have a dell E6430 laptop I use the dell docking station that have 2 ports VGA and DVI In windows i can connect both of them to 2 external dell monitors but in Ubuntu 13.10 i ...
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How do I use multiple monitors without xinerama yet retain window dragging?

Specifically I want my main monitor (1920x1080) to retain 3-4 virtual desktops, and use the secondary monitor (1280x1024) as a separate desktop. Yet be able to drag windows backwards and forwards. The ...
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intel-virtual-output command for Saucy 13.10 with dual monitor setup and hybrid graphic

I want to configure/use a second display on my Thinkpad W530 with Intel/Nvidia hybrid graphics. Bumblebee from Ubuntu ppa is installed. After hours on searching the web, i found a solution which uses ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and nVidia video adapter

I have a system76 Bonobo laptop, which has a GeForce GT 560M. When the laptop comes back from suspend, the video is weird, I need to power cycle the laptop to have it functional. So I suspect a ...
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Laptop monitor plus two external monitors

Is it possible to have all three screens active. My external monitors are connected throught VGA and HDMI. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 Laptop Dell Inspiron 7720 GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000
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Unable to configure third monitor (samsung syncmaster 943bx) with nvidia quadro4000

I have PNY-nvidia quadro 4000 with 3 display ports on my ubuntu 12.04 machine. I have successfully configured two monitors using 1 DVI-L port and 1 of the two display ports (with male display port to ...
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Showing incorrect application menu

The Application Menu in the top panel, where the close/minimize icons are, are often wrong. For example I use my email software (Lotus Notes), then I click on Chrome in the launcher - which puts ...
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Login screen on the wrong monitor

I have an external monitor plugged to my laptop. I mostly use my laptop screen and use the external as a secondary monitor, sometimes not even turning it on. When I start the computer, the login ...
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Fail to setup Dual Monitor in Ubuntu 13.10 with Nvidia GTX 780

I'm having problem with setting dual monitor in Ubuntu 13.10 with my newly acquired Nvidia GTX 780. The two screens I have are: //I won't identify the model name since I think its irrelevant ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 white stripes on second monitor

My dual monitor settings worked perfectly fine until just recently. Now the resolution on the second monitor is very low and it shows white vertical stripes. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME 3.4. I ...
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Auto switch workspaces

I have several monitoring applications that we would like to project using a projector in the IT area of our office. One of the apps is a Java application (so auto switching tabs in a browser will ...
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Desktop Icons disappear when I position my second screen not left or right

I am having various issues with dual screen as my setup is not having my screens side by side. But rather the second is above the main and half way to the right. When I set this option my desktop ...
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Installation error low-graphics mode multiple video cards

I am starting a brand new install and every time I go through the boot up process I get the message "running in low-graphics mode" I click OK, which then gives you the 4 options: run in low-graphics ...
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Rotating one screen with xinerama enabled [duplicate]

Does anyone know a way to do this, assuming there's a workaround to the age old bug?
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nvidia-settings lost after reboot

I have a fresh ubuntu 13.10 install and a dual-monitor setup. I can't get the setup working propely because the monitor settings get reverted every time I reboot. How do I fix this? Note that I get ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual monitor freezing [closed]

Just curious if any other users have experienced any issues with a multiple-screen setup. I've experienced frequent freezing, especially when attempting to minimize a window that's on the right-hand ...
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12.04 LTS - second display not always recognized

I use 12.04.3 (64 bit) on an Asus Zenbook Prime (-> info) with an Intel hd 3000 video card: uname -a Linux maroubra 3.8.0-33-generic #48~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 24 16:28:06 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Almost ready to downgrade over frustration

I have two problems that no one will seem to answer. It involves two things: network connectivity and key features such as restart and shutdown not working. The network won't re-enable after ...
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Asus laptop Nvidia 319 driver 12.04LTS no external monitor

I recently purchased an Asus 1215n laptop which features the Nvidia Ion graphics. The 319 driver installs automatically and works good except when I try to enable the external monitor (which I intend ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Dual AMD GPU Dual WQHD screens Second Screen only displays white with X for cursor

I've got 2x HD6850's with 2 1440p screens setup as one monitor per card. There is a crossfire bridge in, without it the second card or monitor are not detected. The issue is that the second screen ...
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wine 1.4 regedit makes screen flicker on 12.04 with dual monitor setup

I have a dualmonitor setup running dual 23" on 1920x1080 which has the following problem: When running any wine application (for example "wine regedit" from console) the screen flickers and the ...
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Dual Monitor problems - Screen Flicker and Offset

I have just installed Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 15. I'm using an AMD Radeon HD 7730M with the latest beta drivers installed. Whenever I try to plug in a dual monitor I get incredibly bad screen ...
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customEDID option does not work anymore in Ubuntu 13.10 (nvidia 319)

My LG L204WT screen misbehaves when connected digitally, it has always required an extra option in the xorg.conf file, like this: Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver ...
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Is it recommended to install “LTS Hardware Enablement Stack” for Intel GMA-500 Issues?

I have Xubuntu-12.04 LTS on my Sony VAIO P with Intel GMA-500 graphics for more than a year. I have solved some issues using the fixes suggested in the Poulsbo-wiki but unfortunately some issues still ...
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Lightdm crashes at seemingly random intervals

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS around a month ago, and it's a great experience. Except for one thing: Lightdm crashes at seemingly random times, on average 2 times on a normal working day. I have no ...
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Ubuntu 13.10. After login, no desktop displayed. Two Nvidia Graphics Cards, Four Monitors

I am working on an issue with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I am attempting to get 4 monitors up and running but I am having some trouble. So far, I installed and updated to the latest NVIDIA drivers ...
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How do you change which monitor displays the Grub login screen?

I have my computer plugged into my monitor and my Big screen TV through HDMI, whenever I boot it wants to show the Grub2 bootloader on the TV and not on the monitor, this hurts my neck .. lmao ... the ...
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Dell XPS 15 showing a monitor that doesn't physically exist

For some reason my dell XPS 15 claims that I have two monitors, and when I connect my HDMI to the TV it says I have three monitors. The "unexisting" monitor only goes to 1024x768, so when I try to ...
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Qumi Q5 and Ubuntu. Mirroring via Wifi

I have a projector that can work like access point. So I can mirror image from the screen of Android or PC to Projector. However, it lags. My question is is it possible to connect the projector as a ...
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The appearance of windows change when i connect the second monitor

I recently installed ubuntu and I found this problem. I have a Nvidia 630M I think may be causing the problem When I connect my second monitor, change the look to a style windows 1998. Horrible! I ...
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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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Rhythmbox refuses to maximize correctly

When I try to maximize Rhythmbox in my laptop screen (Built-in Display), it jumps right back to my secondary screen (BenQ 21"). My screen setup: Is there a workaround for this annoying bug? My ...
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How can I prevent the browser from switching monitors when a link is clicked on another workspace under 13.10?

I'm getting some weird behaviour in 13.10 with the following setup: Two monitors Three workspaces Chromium on monitor #2 in workspace #1 Thunderbird on monitor #2 in workspace #3 When I click a ...