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

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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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Same image on two external displays with a Lenovo T550 and a docking station

I have a Lenovo T550 without NVIDIA graphics (only an Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics). This works fine with the internal display. Now I want to attach two external monitors to the docking ...
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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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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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Lenovo USB 3.0 to DVI/VGA monitor adapter ubuntu 14.04

so i just brought an extra screen and found that i had no spare slots for it. So ofcourse 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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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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External display adapter (SIIG) does not work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to add another monitor to my Lenovo laptop, so I bought an external video adapter (USB-2.0 to VGA). Interestingly enough, the adapter displays the Ubuntu login prompt, ...
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How to get multiple displays working with docking station?

I shortly installed Ubuntu on my Notebook. Standalone everything works like a charm, but if I connect it with the docking station the displays will not work like they are meant to be. So after three ...
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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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Laptop has two screens according to settings. How do I fix this?

Okay, I have just installed Kubuntu 15.04 on my Acer Aspire 5742G (with a nvidia GT540m card). I have an issue with the screen of the laptop. When I tried to open some applications (e.g. settings) ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect second monitor

After a fresh ubuntu install I had some problems with the mouse flickering and disappearing. I intalled the AMD drivers from AMD's website but after restart I got a graphics error so had to remove the ...
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how do to install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor on 13.04?

how do i install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor? the monitor connected with the displaylink device has the following messages on the display: [ 10.723468] usb 3-1.1: device ...
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Get both Graphics cards working

I have 2 nVidia GeForce GTS 450/PCIe/SSE2 graphics cards, each with a DVI, VGA and HDMI port. Unfortunately, only one of these cards is detected by Ubuntu, so I have to have one screen on VGA and the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 HDMI wrong resolution

I recently purchased a NVIDIA GTX960 and having issue with my secondary monitory connected by hdmi cable ( using HDMI to VGA converter ). The monitor in question is Acer X233H and has resolution of ...
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What are the drivers for the VisionTek 7K 64MB Video Card?

I am trying to set up dual monitors with my existing onboard VGA and this graphics card that I was given. This new graphics card does some weird stuff with Unity(switching default monitor, the ...
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Dual monitor in ubuntu 14.04 - second monitor stays black/in power save mode

I've read a similar problem and answers (title: second monitor stays black/in power save mode) here. But, I still don't know what causes this problem and how to solve the problem. Can anybody help? ...
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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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Two X-screens, how to get a window manager on second screen?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I have two X-screens, on separate graphics cards. I believe the screens are :0.0 and :0.1. The problem is that, at startup, only my primary screen has a window ...
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Some aplications run, but have no visible application window

I have a strange problem with the visibility of application windows (Unity / 14.04). Sometimes an application seems to be running, but without a visible window. When I click on their launcher icon, ...
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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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Dual monitor setup , using AMD Radeon driver on 14.04

This is the updated version (June 2015) of the same question found in this forum for which none of the previously stated solution (x11 config,, add virtual, update fglrx) works. I would like to ...
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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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Set Up Second Monitor in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and I'd like to use both of my dell 20'' 1600x900 resolution monitors. I can only use one of them. I have a Nvidia 980 graphics card and I have an msi motherboard (if ...
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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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How to setup dual-screen monitors in xorg.conf using Nvidia TwinView?

I have the following xorg.conf file, but TwinView is not working for me when using 2 monitors. Please help me get things sorted out. # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by ...
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Second monitor connected by HDMI stopped receiving signal but Ubuntu 14.04 still shows that a second screen is connected

About 30 minutes ago I was watching something on my TV which is connected by HDMI to the port on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga running Ubuntu 14.04. For whatever reason now, the TV is no longer receiving a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Second monitor detected but cannot enable it on one account only

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my new computer and connected a second monitor to it. When I log as the first user created on the computer it works fine, but with an other user, the monitor ...
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Stop windows appearing off screen

I have a dual set up with two screens running Ubuntu 14.04.02. Whenever I turn on the PC from lock or suspended mode, some windows are placed outside the two screens. I am aware that I can move them ...
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Is it possible to extend the desktop without hooking up a second monitor?

I have a Microsoft Surface RT tablet that I want to use as a second monitor for my Ubuntu laptop using Splashtop Remote Desktop as in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldb0RvmXzsA So far, ...
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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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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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Panels are not showing on second display

I installed Xubuntu. Before installing it, my second monitor was displaying the panels correctly on Ubuntu. When I installed Xubuntu, the second monitor was mirroring the primary one. I went to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 becomes unresponsive

I have scoured this forum and many others looking for a solution and found nothing that helps. I am at a loss on what to do next... I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer that is dual ...
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Dual monitor problem (only 1 monitor displays)

so I have 2 working monitors, and after installing Linux ChaletOS x64 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) only one of them is displaying. Now at 1st neither would show anything pass the bios, so i changed them ...
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Apps not opening

Just installed Ubuntu for the first time (15.04), so I am new to this. I've done research before asking, but couldnt find the answer. I am not able to open any application, it seems that the ...
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Controlling a remote Linux machine with dual monitors

I have a remote Linux VM that runs Ubuntu 12.04. I currently use NX to connect to the remote machine and work on it in a GUI environment. On my host computer, I have 2 monitors of different sizes (22" ...
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Using a 3rd monitor on a hardware switch with dual display Graphics card

Is there a way to fool kubuntu into thinking that a 3rd monitor on a hardware switch is the same monitor - same screen resolution etc? And therefore be able to switch between a second and third ...
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Displays setup incorrectly after waking

I have a slightly irritating issue that I haven't found an answer for on the Internet. I have a laptop running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with an integrated Intel graphics card, a discrete Nvidia graphics ...
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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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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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Dual Monitors Stayed Mirrored

I am running a T450 with Intel HD Graphics 5500 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am also using a Lenovo Ultra Dock that supports a DVI input and a VGA input. Whenever I connect two monitors to both the DVI ...
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USB Monitor Stopped Working and no longer detected - how to manually configure?

I have three monitors, 1 running on VGA, one on HDMI and one on USB via a kensington USB displayLink device (model M01063). This was working fine on a fresh install of Ubuntu 15. I've connected some ...
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How to disable sticky edges in Ubuntu 14.04 (Ubuntu 13.10 and earlier had a Option for On/Off Mouse Stickiness)

In Ubuntu 12.04~13.10, the Settings >> Display >> Sticky Edges [On/Off] option was available. In Ubuntu 14.10, it is missing. How do I disable Mouse Edge Stickiness so that when I move my mouse from ...
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NVidia card runs quite hot on dual monitors

I have a Ubuntu 14 partition (with Windows 7) with a GTX 460SE running at ~60C idle with two monitors, one 23" and one 16". On Windows this occurred too, but this was resolved with NVidia's ...
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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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Cannot establish maximum resolution on ASUS PB278Q

I've recently bought brand new ASUS PB278Q monitor. When trying to connect to my laptop, everything works great, except that I can't get the native resolution of my monitor (2560x1440) working. The ...
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How to have both monitors in the workspace preview for Gnome Shell?

For my Gnome Shell, I have disabled that Workspaces should be on primary display only. So now, whenever I switch the workspace, both monitors switch their content as they should. Yet when I press ...
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External monitors appearing as one display (Dell E5440, Haswell Graphics, PW380 docking station, 14.04)

I have a Dell E5440 laptop running 14.04 that I connect to two Dell U2412M monitors. Each monitor appears as its own display when using the built in HDMI and VGA ports but for some reason the ...
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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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xfce extend to the left

This is not a duplicate of similar thread, but an extension to it - I can't write in the thread I'm referencing as this is a problem and not a solution I'm having here. I am using a dual screen on an ...