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

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Screens fade to blurry

This is a awkard behaviour the one I suffer. When I have more than one application open, the ones without focus start fading to a blurry state. As I can't attach images yet, here's the link: this is ...
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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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VNC Multiple Monitors from Single Monitor on Host

I have been fighting with multiple (2+, not 1+) monitors with my laptop on ubuntu for a while. Same old story with driver support issues, etc. The solution I have currently is one traditional ...
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Using both HDMI and VGA on ubuntu

I have two external displays that I wish to connect to my laptop using xubuntu 14. One connected to my HDMI port and one to my vga. The monitors are identical (Benq G2220HD). When I try to connect a ...
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Second screen not detected on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP laptop (HP EliteBook 840 G2), with a second screen connected. Everything was working fine, until I hit the Fn+f4 keys combination, which is supposed to switch between ...
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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 ...
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Switch console display on linux(ubuntu) system with two graphics cards

A machine installed with a ubuntu system and two graphics cards. Both linked to a monitor. Have sucessfully switched the xwindow's screen0 from one monitor to the other by modifying the xorg.conf ...
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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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Ubuntu won't do 1920x1080

Both my monitors (one over DVI other over HDMI) have a native resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9) but the only two options for resolution in the "Display" section of system settings are 800x600 (4:3) and ...
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How to Avoid Mouse Getting Stuck with Multiple Monitors of Different Sizes

I have two monitors. One is 1920x1080 (the left screen), and the other is 1440x900 (the right screen). I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Right now, I have it set up such that the tops of both monitors are ...
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Multiple Monitors using bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.10

I've been unable to get multiple monitors to work with Ubuntu 13.10 using nvidia-prime or bumblebee. Could someone point me in the right direction? With nvidia-prime, I've tried the xorg.conf here ...
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Dual Monitor Problem

I want use my dual monitor, which each monitor connected with different graphic hardware, Intel graphic and Nvidia graphic card. a both monitor is on, monitor which connected on Nvidia work correctly, ...
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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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How do I setup a second monitor (extended display) in Xfce?

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 on a Mid 2012 15" Macbook Pro. I have a second monitor of a different, smaller resolution that I would like to connect as an extension to my desktop using a mini-display port ...
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Two Monitors on Mac Mini

I recently installeed Ubuntu 14 with 3.16 kernel update in may Mac Mini (2011). But i have two monitors, one atached on Mac Mini HDMI out and the second atached ond the Thunderbolt port with an ...
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External monitor not going to sleep (MATE 15.04)

System : Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Machine : Toshiba Radius P55W-C5200 External monitor : Lenovo 23" IPS LED HD uname -a 3.19.0-25-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 24 21:16:27 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i686 ...
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Nvidia X Server Settings only shows 1 screen (laptop + external monitor connected)

I have recently installed a new copy of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell M3800 which has Nvidia Quadro K1100M graphics card. Later I also connected my external monitor via HDMI (HDMI to DVI connector). Then ...
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Screen completely glitches out when I plug/unplug monitor with laptop on

I have a mobile i7 running Ubuntu 15.04, and I have a 3 monitor set up including the laptop. Now, everything used to be fine: I could come home from College with my laptop still on and plug in my ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 dual monitors lose window

When i'm on work i use 2 monitors. When ubuntu is locks on timeout, or suspend and then work on internal laptop display (at home) some windows can't show, because of incorrect window coordinates. I ...
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Two different workspaces for two monitors

I know this question has been asked before in the last 5 years or so, but my situation seems to be different. I recently aquired a new monitor for my laptop and I'd like to view a separate workspace ...
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Ubuntu - Unclear desktop - Missing horizontal pixels?

I just download Ubuntu 14.04 and created bootable USB with it. On 2 PCs it is working realy great, both run with out install and preinstalled. On both pc system auto loads 2 monitors, full hd - there ...
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Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two in4terfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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Lenovo USB 3.0 to DVI/VGA monitor adapter ubuntu 14.04

I just brought an extra screen and found that I had no spare slots for it. So of course I went out and got a USB to DVI/VGA adapter In the crate a cd with an exe file on it followed. Now i have ...
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How to use a USB2VGAE3 on Ubuntu

I've been looking for days the answer on the Internet but still unable to find it. I asked to Startech Support and here is the answer : "Thank you for contacting StarTech.com. We apologize for any ...
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auto-login doesnt work with external monitor attached (ubuntu 14.04)

I have a laptop with nVidia graphics card and Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I connect it to an external monitor configured to clone the laptop's own screen. Auto-login is enabled (settings>user>auto-login>ON). ...
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Wrong interface when using dual screen (only on reboot)

I'm having huge issues with my computer in dual screen mode, and after searching everywhere, I can figure out how to solve this. My setup is a laptop with 1366x768 resolution and I connect to a ...
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Few problems after installing Ubuntu

yesterday I decided to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 so there'll be a dual-boot. I didn't made any backups and the problem was Linux couldn't find a operating system on my PC (It didn't find windows ...
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14.10 Dual Monitors are displayed as distorted single screen mode

I have very recently updated my Ubuntu OS from 14.04 to 14.10. I am running on an optimus enabled laptop, with Intel 4000 graphics and an nVidia 640M. *-display description: ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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Display settings problems with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

For whatever reason (this was working correctly on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) when I try to set my displays on top of each other in the settings, it won't allow to place them on top of each other. When I ...
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Unity keyboard shortcut to move mouse (and focus) from one screen to another screen

Enjoying multi-monitor setup at home and work, but wondering how to move focus between individual monitors (ie "screens") without a mouse? Keyboards shortcuts are excellent for switching virtual ...
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i can not watch youtube full screen videos on the monitor

I have just got a new monitor to connect it to the laptop. I have opened Firefox in both screens. When i make full screen mode on the monitor and want to surf the web on the laptop at the same time, ...
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multiple configuration in ~/.config/monitor.xml

I am using fresh installed ubuntu 15.05 with integrated and discrete intel and nvidia graphic cards. why my ~/.config/monitor.xml file contain two configuration tags having same configuration ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS goes crazy when connecting VGA projector

In my school I'm migrating from Win to Ubuntu. But 2 PC-s from 30 totally identical PC-s wont play nice when attached to turned off projector under Ubuntu/Unity. Scenario 1: Projector attached at ...
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How to fix multi-display after upgrade? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Nvidia Optimus)

I did a dist-upgrade today and after rebooting it would not load any GUI (tried lightdm and gdm), just stuck at the blinking underscore cursor. I noticed the driver had changed to Nvidia 343 so I ...
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Disable “Could not switch the monitor configuration”

Is there a way to disable the popup that says "Could not switch the monitor configuration"? I am only interested in disabling the popup, not fixing the underlying problem. I am constantly ...
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Unable to use my 4k monitor at maximum resolution when used with one or two others FHD monitors

I would like to use my 40" 4k monitor (Philips BDM4065UC) alongside with two others WUXGA monitors (Dell U2412M). I can successfully run : my main 4k alone at 3840x2160@60Hz, or my main 4k at ...
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2nd vga monitor not being detected shows 100% black screen

Hey guys my 2nd monitor is on but is just showing a black picture. my main monitor is connected to the video card (Amd 280) whereas the 2nd monitor i connected to the motherboards VGA port the VGA ...
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Which video cards play nice with 14.04 and 2 monitors?

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu and I'm totally hooked... but, I cannot get a GeForce 8400GS to work with 14.04 and 2 identical monitors - extended desktop. I've all but given up and I've spent days looking ...
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Ubuntu not using external monitor by default

Okay, because I couldn't think of a better way to title this question, I'm going to try and describe my issue in detail here. I like to use my laptop as a desktop; I have an external keyboard and ...
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Help with installing j5 USB display adapter on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to get a dual monitor setup on my desktop computer running only Unbuntu 14 (no windows/mac OS). I am using a USB to VGA adapter with an external video card, and when I put the disk in to ...
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triple monitors and xinerama = black screen when game starts?

after a fresh clean install of ubuntu (my old install got borked somehow) i cannot for the life of me get my games from steam to play when Xinerama is enabled, it worked with my last ubuntu install ...
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Wacom Intuous 4 + Ubuntu 14.04 Switch monitor doesn't work

So, my tablet works perfectly, it recognises the pressure, tilt, all the buttons works and I can switch between relative and absolute mode. However I have two monitors, and pressing the button of ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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Touchscreen with dual monitors

i have ubuntu 12.04 and two monitors, where first is touchscreen. System recognizes resolution as one big screen with 3840 * 1080 resolution. Problem is when using touch calibration, calibrator ...
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Several problems: Can't get multi monitor setup to work (or nvidia drivers/cuda toolkit), tty console not working aswell

I'm reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04 for the fifth time today, I already tried several solutions on a completely fresh installation (my default keyboard/mouse don't work during installation, have to use a ...
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Ubuntu dual screen, one has artifacts until display arrangement changed

so I have a problem. Whenever I login my primary screen is filled with random colors. The secondary is not. Like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/HQXun.jpg But if I go and change the arrangement of ...
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External monitor is disabled after resume (only on 15.04)

I recently installed ubuntu 15.04 and most things just work out of the box, awesome! But there is on annoying thing: I have an external screen connected to my machine (T450s, via docking station) and ...
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Can't move edge-docked window-application to other monitor [closed]

What's my setup? I've got a ubuntu 14 LTS with unity desktop and 2 displays (same vendor, same model) connected. What I want to do I want to use keyboard shortcuts to move a desktop application ...
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Choose Different Screen Layouts with Latest NVIDIA Driver Dual 4K Setup

I just bought a ASUS PB287Q monitor and hooked it up (via HDMI) to my ASUS N550JK-DS521H. Everything works...but the performance of rendering on the external (right) monitor is terrible. So bad I can ...