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

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Dual monitor set up, built in display won't stay on

I'm trying to hook up a dual monitor setup to my laptop via VGA port. Problem is that when the external monitor get turned on, my built in display turns off. This is what happens > My GRUB loads ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 Multiple monitor issue (Kubuntu logo displayed instead)

Originally, I had two Radeon HD 7950s each connected to two monitors and working together to make four monitors as one desktop just fine. After the computer lost power these was an issue with the ...
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Mouse Pointer Icon on VGA screen changes by itself

I've been trying to find a solution to this all day but I'm having no joy. I have a Dual Monitor setup for my Lenovo B50-45 running Ubuntu. Both monitors are identical (Philips 274E). One is attached ...
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xorg.conf changes from nvidia-setting have no effect after reboot

I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 today and everything works smooth apart from one thing. I have a dual monitor setup and every time reboot the screens have switched places (left screen on right ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 dual monitor resolution problem with dell precision 5510

i was installed ubuntu 16.04, my laptop is dell precision 5510 graphics are intel 530 and nvidia quadro m1000m and using dual monitor that resolution 1920x1080 kernel version 4.4.11 xenial, ...
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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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Touch screen not working : Connected HDMI monitor and changed display settings

I'm new to Ubuntu and running Ubuntu 15.10 I attached a HDMI monitor to my laptop and after changing some settings the touchscreen no longer functions at all. The settings I changed were display ...
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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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Problems with screen after connecting to projector

I've been having issues after connecting my laptop to a projector, via HDMI. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Aspire V5-591G, graphics card is Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M. When I connected my laptop to the ...
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How to fix buggy Intel Broadwell video driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on a Librem 13 laptop, and everything works perfectly except for video. I usually use the laptop with an external HDMI monitor, and when connected, Gnome will flicker and ...
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Different wallpapers on multiple monitors

I have a laptop and a monitor. Most of the time my laptop is connected to the monitor over HDMI. I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and here is what I want: When no monitor is connected I want a simple ...
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Alternatives to xrandr for HiDPI double screens

I have a Dell Precision 5510 with a 3840x2160 screen, connected to a monitor with a 1920x1200px resolution. In order to use them together I followed what is suggested here. In other words, executing: ...
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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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New dual screen setup error “could not set the configuration for CRTC 64”

I have a Dell XPS13 with factory install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (3.13). I've been trying to set up dual monitors since I got it, but I can only get Ubuntu to see one external monitor at a time. It's like ...
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Can I setup a text only session and a GUI session at once?

I am yet on my legendary Lenovo T400 laptop which has the built in LCD display and a VGA connector which allow me to have an external monitor attached to my laptop and share different sceneries for ...
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How can I automatically try a specific resolution if I connect an (any) external monitor?

Is there any way to configure Ubuntu to set default "first-try" monitor resolution whenever a (or two) monitor plugged in. Regardless of what graphic cards or graphic driver that being used. For ...
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How to select/activate monitor to use via terminal?

I have just installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS on an all-in-one pc Acer Aspire Z1650. Installation went smoothly and succeeded. But, now I have a problem. After restarting for the first boot, the ...
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16.04 Asus Zenbook UX305UA freezes with HDMI

The above laptop is freezing up sometimes when I plug in a micro HDMI dongle. The laptop is running Ubuntu 16.04, with very little installed, and is up-to-date as of today. Here are a few scenarios: ...
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16.04 can't use external monitor with nvidia drivers

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 (did a clean install of 16.04) on a Lenovo W540. The only important thing (hardware-wise) is that it has an intel CPU and Nvidia Quadro K2100M that supports prime. I install ...
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Cant set different wallpaper on Dual monitor! [duplicate]

I used dual monitor for my work! But i cant set 2 different wallpaper... After searching i find out the nigtrogen app but i've to disable desktop :/ Its not necessary to use two wallpaper but ...
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Desktop icons out of place when on multiple monitors?

I have two monitors set up, one is my laptop monitor and the other is an external display. The external display is on the right side of my laptop and levitated with a stand, so I set the display ...
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How can I force the X server to use my nvidia card?

I have 2 external monitors connected to the docking station. I can only make 1 of them to work. I am pretty sure that to drive the second monitor I will need to use the NVidia adapter. It used to ...
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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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monitor lose connect after dist-upgrade

some days ago, after I do apt-get dist-upgrade and reboot, my monitor suddenly lose connection...I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. And here is some information about my monitor $ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 ...
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system freeze on monitor wake-up after upgrade to 16.04

I have nvidia gtx 980 (driver v. 364.19), MSI X99S MB, i7-5820k 32GB DDR4 ram. My setup is 3 4k monitors (on DP-0, DP-2 and Dp-4) After my monitors go to sleep (the computer is not asleep) then ...
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Connecting Second Monitor to Laptop via VGA Cable - Screen detected, but screen says no signal [on hold]

I have a ThinkPad T60 and am running Ubuntu 15.10 (I was having this problem on 14.04, so hoped updating might fix it). My second screen is a TV monitor, but I've attempted connecting to other ...
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How to rotate display under ubuntur server with fluxbox?

I have a desktop with ubuntu server and fluxbox. I want to rotate the display 90 degrees clockwise. I looked online and tried this solution. Append data to xorg.conf run xrandr On my machine, ...
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added display moves icons to extended desktop

I have my laptop set up with an extended display in Ubuntu mate. when I add the screen, all my desktop Icons move to the extended portion. How do I prevent that from happening? I have been using ...
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Laptop freezes after connecting external monitor, since 16.04 update

I have a Zenbook UX303U with integrated Intel HD5000, and using an external monitor worked fine until I updated to Ubuntu 16.04LTS this weekend. Now, when I plug my second screen and then move the ...
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Thinkpad X250/X260 w/ docking station w/ 2 external monitors w/ Ubuntu >= 14.04?

Has anyone already tried the set-up described in the title? Thinkpad X series >= X240 docking station Ubuntu >= 14.04 with two (high resolution) external monitors? (How) Does it work? Which ...
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How to get all four monitors working?

I have 4 monitors on my desktop setup: ASUS z97-E/usb3.1 NVIDIA GTX 750 ti graphics card Intel Core i5-4690 Two bottom monitors are hooked up to NVIDIA card. Two top monitors hooked up to Intel ...
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Desktop icons shifting when external monitor is plugged in

Whenever I plug in my external computer monitor for use with my Toshiba laptop, all of my desktop icons shift down. This started when I first plugged in the external monitor and since it isn't exactly ...
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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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Ubuntu driving 4K LG TV (55UF7600)

I have a laptop that is capable of driving 4K screens (drives a 2K screen regularly). I'm trying, without success, to get it to drive a 4K TV (LG 55UF7600) through a Display Port out to an HDMI in ...
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Desktop settings for monitors not maintaining on reboot

When rebooting: Folder View Icons switched monitors (previously icons on 1 now on 2, etc) and my wallpaper for 1 moves to 2 leaving 1 with a black wallpaper. I have tried clearing .cache .kde .local ...
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Get Windows Back After Waking Up On 16.04 LTS

On my dual-monitor setup some windows get offscreen after the sleep (suspend) mode. I have to manually ALT-Space to move them back. How can this be accomplished automatically after the sleep?
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Second monitor not working after Xubuntu 16.04 upgrade

I just upgraded from Xubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 via dist-upgrade. After I restarted, the monitor that is connected (via HDMI-to-DVI-cable) to my laptop wasn't recognized anymore. I already restarted two ...
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Dual GPU (Nvidia + ASPEED) extended desktop configuration help Ubuntu 16.04

I can't seem to find the answer to my configuration problem. I have 2 graphic cards, one on the motherboard (aspeed) and one on PCI-E (Nvidia). lspci | grep VGA 04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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Activate 3 monitors with GeForce GT610 and Ubuntu 14.04

I struggle trying to activate 3 monitors on my GeForce GT 610. I was following the walkthrough provided by burntsushi on reddit in a really close thread. But since the question is closed I cannot ask ...
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Only one monitor usable with dual monitor setup (Displayport MST setup)

I am running a desktop computer with a Radeon HD6870 video card. The card is attached to a Dell U2515H monitor, to which another Dell U2515H monitor is attached (the displays are daisy chained ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dual Screen Logs out

I have 2 displays connected to my Nvidia Titan Graphics. One is on the DVI port and other thru display port. When I open a application on the second display connected thru display port, the system ...
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Is there a way to force the focus on a specific screen?

I'm using xfce and I have two screens. When I want to focus on the top window of a screen I have to TAB until I find it or click on it. That's very inefficient I think and I'm looking for a way to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect second monitor

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. Suddenly, my second monitor isn't detected on Ubuntu. It worked fine before. When i try using Windows 7, it is detected. I'm using HP Pavilion G4 1212tx AMD ATI ...
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Cannot Mirror Display to HDTV

I am not able to mirror my laptops display to the HDTV, I am using a HDMI cable, Initially i tried connecting the HDMI cable after ubuntu had loaded. It didnt work. Then i tried connecting the HDMI ...
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Problem with dual monitors and resolution

i just came from Windows 10 to ubuntu 16.04 and can't find solution or any fix for my problem. I'm using dual monitors (both the same models-Samsung S22D300N).Monitor(1) is connected via VGA-VGA ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, Dual Monitors: Nvidia GTX GeForce 970, Intel i7-4790K iGPU

I have a HDMI out from both my Nvidia GTX GeForce 970 GPU, and my Intel i7-4790K iGPU, going to two separate screens. I'm trying to make a regular dual monitor set-up, like I have managed easily with ...
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KDE and Google Chrome wrong notification position on multiple monitor

With my Kubuntu 14.04.4 and google-chrome-stable, with a two monitor setting (the left one is the primary one and I cannot change this!), KDE notifications are correctly displayed on the first ...
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secondary monitor resolution went off suddenly on ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I have connected a VGA monitor (Acer) to this laptop as my laptop screen is broken. Everything was fine, until one fine day my monitor went blank and I had to ...
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When the “Mirror displays” Did you wake up any action ? (Command line)

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop(Samsung NT530U3C-A54). It was connected to the monitor using the HDMI cable. "Mirror displays" the check was possible to use only the Three resolution ...
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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 ...