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

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Having problems getting display's correct

I have a Dell Computer and it has a 17" display that seems to run at 75.1hz 1024 x 768. It looks great at that and no problem. But I want to use this computer to watch movies on my TV which is a 51" ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell Latitude E5540 Multiple Monitors not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have the following configuration: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b) I ...
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Automatically revert to laptop screen when external monitor unplugged

I regularly use an external monitor with my laptop, so when I use it, I usually have the laptop screen disabled when the monitor is connected, and this seems to cause problems when the monitor is ...
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My laptop monitor does not turn on in KDE and I only have display when docked

I use Kubuntu 12.04 64 bit. Currently using the nvidia drivers for my Dell E6510. When the laptop is docked the two multiple monitors are working perfectly. When I restart when I am undocked the ...
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`xcalib -i -a` controls only one of two screens - can it control both?

I am using 2 screens, and wish to invert the colors on both of them without using compiz (I'm using gnome shell). I can use xcalib -invert -alter as suggested in this question, but it only inverts ...
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Install SIS Graphics Driver to be used as a dual monitor

Is there a way I could configure my laptop to use dual monitor ? The complication arises because the laptop has Silicon Integrated Systems Graphics, and I have to use Antonio J. de Oliveira's driver ...
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How do I disable presenter console in Libreoffice 4

I am enjoying libreoffice 4, but don't want to have presenter console on because we do multiple things during a presentation, and the console window blocks out any option for switching windows or ...
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Upgrading from 2 to 4 monitors

I have Ubuntu 12.4 (precise), and for a long time, I had two monitors. Yesterday, I got a second pair of monitors and another video card. I spent hours searching the internet and experimenting, but I ...
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KDE ignoring changes made to monitor position/rotation

I've been having all sorts of issues with Xorg, so this may have been self inflicted. I currently have two monitors, a 1280x1024 (we'll call it A) and a 1600x1200 (B) that is rotated 90 to the right ...
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Dualscreen problem with optimus

I have a Lenovo T430 (with an Optimus graphical system), connected to a Dock Station with an output DVI (a 23" screen is on this output). I have Ubuntu 14.04 Beta1. Optimus works great with the last ...
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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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Second Monitor stays black/in power save mode

I'm using two Monitors, a Belinea o.display 1 (Recognized as a Rogen Tech Distribution Inc 20" by Ubuntu, but working fine) on the DVI-Output (connected via DVI-to-VGA-adapter) as my primary Monitor ...
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Can't get my dual monitor settings to “stick”

I'm running Kubuntu 12.10. I have a nVidia GT-430 video card with a large 27" 2560x1550 monitor hooked up with dual-link DVI and a smaller 21" 1920x1080 monitor hooked up with HDMI. Before I log on, ...
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Nvidia VGA and Ubuntu 11.10 [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 and it used the default settings and vga driver: unknown both screens sere working regardless of the errors of turning the laptop's off then both go off forever! So I ...
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Second monitor not on by default

When I log in, my second monitor is "off" by default; Ubuntu acts as if it's not connected. I can enable it by going to System Settings -> Displays and flipping the OFF switch to ON, but I'd rather ...
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Setting up Dual Monitors in Ubuntu 12.04 -help!

I'm a recent Ubuntu convert from Windows so please bear with my linux noobness for the moment. I've got a Dell Vostro 3550 (Ubunbu 12.04 driver certified) running an ATI Radeon 6630m. I'm trying to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 fresh install not finding second screen/videocard screen

Gigabyte Z87N-Wifi motherboard MSI GTX760 Grahpics Card Samsung SSD I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm having a major problem where my screens are not being recognized when they ...
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Unable to run USB monitor at the same time as laptop monitor

I am having better luck than others at using e1649Fwu monitor; at least I can see my desktop, albeit not at the same time as on the other screen. (see Using AOC USB monitor on Ubuntu for an existing ...
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Ubuntu keeps enabling panning and tracking for dual monitor setup

I have two monitors connected to my box (nvidia graphics with proprietary driver). Everything was fine until I updated to saucy (not using default ubuntu desktop but xfce). After the update the ...
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Can't open Catalyst with administrative privileges

For some reason I can't open Catalyst with administrative privaleges on Xubuntu 11.10. The regular Catalyst Control Center works fine, but it doesn't allow me to make necessary changes to my multiple ...
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Second Monitor not Displaying on Boot up

I have 2 monitors connected one with VGA and one with HDMI. When I boot up the HDMI one doesn't doesn't display anything. I can tell it is recognizing some kind of input (it doesn't go into sleep ...
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Dual 2560x1440 resolution problem

I have 2 2560x1440 displays (HP ZR2740w), and a GeForce GT610 card with two dual dvi outputs and 1GB of RAM. I can get full resolution on either screen and 1/4 on the other but not full resolution on ...
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Dell XPS13 with external monitor. Showing black squares / dots on screen when scrolling

I have a Dell XPS13 (9333) running Ubuntu 12.04.4 it is attached to an external monitor (17") via a mini-dvi to VGA cable. This is not the Dell install of Ubuntu but a fresh install so as to have FDE ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Dual Screen will only mirror after 12.04 upgrade

I have been using Ubuntu with a dual screen for years now, after upgrading to 12.04 LTS i cannot get my dual screen working properly Graphics: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro ...
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Touchscreen calibration with dual monitors (NVidia and xinput)

I've got a NVidia GTX260 card with one regular screen above one touchscreen using the eGalax driver. I've tried to configure the touchscreen using xinput but I can't get it right. With the normal ...
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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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Nvidia DVI/VGA problem

I have a Nvidia GT 630 with two LG Flatron E2242 screens connected. One of them is connected with a DVI/VGA connector because the card has 1 DVI and 1 VGA output. The driver (got the latest one) ...
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Disable laptop monitor when there is an external monitor

How can I configure Xorg so that when a certain external monitor is attached to my laptop via HDMI, that external monitor becomes the main monitor and the laptop monitor is switched off? Obviously I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Windows jump from monitor when switching workspace

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I have 2 monitors connected. Sometimes (I dont know the exact conditions) when I switch between workspaces, and then go back, I see that the windows have all moved ...
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Configuring additional two monitors to an Ubuntu12.04 installed system

Can anyone please guide me how to configure additional monitors to my Ubuntu12.04 installed system? What kind of information should I need before installing anything, like drivers or something? I am ...
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How can I get xrandr to detect both nvidia cards: 2 x GTX480, triple-head? [closed]

I am running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) I am running the default driver nvidia-319 shipped with the distro I have 2x GTX480 cards I have three monitors Using the Nvidia driver, all monitors and GPUs are ...
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Ubuntu (VM) showing two different workspace when connected to external screen

I'm new to ubuntu and have a very strange issue. I'm running ubuntu as a Hyper V machine from windows 8.1 and connecting through xRDP. When i'm at work, I use an external monitor. When i RDP to the ...
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xserver-xorg-video-ati do not support dual head with DVI connection

I am running (gnome) Ubuntu 13.10 and I have an AMD Radeon hd 7470 graphic card (dual head). I am using the xserver-xorg-video-ati as video driver. This driver is working fine if I connect my screens ...
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Dual monitor connected to hdmi port not detecting on Dell Vostro 3750

I am using Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 2 monitors. OS Kubuntu 13.04 1 monitor I connected with VGA and it is working fine. But another monitor connected to HDMI port is not detected. I connected ...
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ubuntu 12.04 connected to two monitors

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 on an acer chromebook and i am trying to connect to Panasonic tv by hdmi and i can't get it to fit screen properly. Is there any solution for this?
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External monitors not detected Xubuntu 13.10

I have dual-booted Xubuntu with Windows 7. In both the previous Xubuntu (13.04, did a clean install of 13.10) and Windows 7 I managed to get my triple monitor setup working. I have two Radeon ...
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Triple-screen setup w/ two mismatched GPU's

I am trying to run a triple-screen setup with two "mismatched" Nvidia GPU's, a GTX 470 and an 8400 GS, on Ubuntu 13.10. Two of the monitors are hooked up to my GTX 470 and the third is hooked up to ...
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Changing which monitor/desktop files download to

I just installed Ubuntu after using Mint for a year or so and I am in love to say the least. One issue I had with Mint that I never really researched was that when I download files or copy them to my ...
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Ubuntu desktop slightly too big on HDMI TV

When I connect my Panasonic Viera TV (720p) via HDMI to my notebook the desktop is cut on the TV. I tried different resolutions but no matter which it's always cut on each side... I had the same ...
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Is this a dual monitor reset bug?

My two displays are: Intel GMA x4500 Laptop (1280x800 native resolution of the built-in display) External display (1920x1080) A few minutes after I login to my dual monitor setup, it gets reset to ...
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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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ubuntu 12.04 LTS nVidia driver mirrors second monitor

I have installed ubuntu 12.04,without nvidia driver I can use my Laptop screen and a second screen over the HDMI port of my laptop. For some reason when I install the nVidia driver 331.20 the second ...
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Gnome 3 - Multiple Video Cards - Xinerama — Forced Fallback Mode

Just installed a 2nd nvidia video card -- previously had gnome 3 working perfectly with 2 monitors on a a single video card using twinview tried a number of things thus far twinview on 1 card + ...
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ATI dual monitor wrong supported resolution in Ubuntu 12.04

My second monitor is detected as unknown and doesn't support the resolution 1680x1050 like the other one does, and they're identical. Both are connected via separate VGA cables. Here's my xrandr -q: ...
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Two Cursors Unbuntu 12.0 on VirtualBox

I have two cursors showing on my machine. I have two monitors on my system and for some reason when I also have a two cursors. The second cursor's vertical position always mimics the first cursor, ...
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NVIDIA x server - “sudo nvidia config” does not generate a working 'xorg.config'

I am over 18 hours deep on this challenge. I got to this point and am stuck. very stuck. Maybe you can figure it out? Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS with all the updates installed. Problem: The default ...
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How do I turn off the laptop screen while using an external monitor?

When I close my laptop lid, all my screens are turned off (my laptop screen and my LG M237WA monitor). I'd like to know how do I make it turn off only the laptop screen and keep the monitor on (I ...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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How to get Nvidia Graphic card to work on Thinkpad T430?

I installed Ubuntu Linux on my Thinkpad T430 and everything works until last week. Because then I bought a new monitor with a higher screen resolution than full hd. So I cannot run the monitor with a ...