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

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Second monitor not detected Nvidia ubuntu 14.04

I'm relatively new to ubuntu. I have an HP with intel xeon and Nvidia Quadro FX380 GPU with dual monitors( Dell 19" and HP 24". I've been happily using it for the past 6 months but last week I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dell XPS15 HDMI Not Detected

After some actualization my HDMI died. Can someone help me ? Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dell XPS15 l502x Graphic Driver X.org X server - Noveau -- On system config / displays .::. only appears the ...
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Two monitors when only having one in 13.10

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 64bit, and it says that I have 2 monitors, when I actually only have one I have a Dell XPS 15 with Nvidia graphics card if that helps in anyway
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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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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 seems to be default in Ubuntu 14.04, and I try to solve it, but close the wrong monitor

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My mouse goes outside the screen when moving to the right edge, so I guess something wrong with my monitor setting. lt seemed that "dual monitor" was set as default ...
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Dual Screen in Ubuntu(One inside the other)!

I recently migrated to Ubuntu from Windows. And for some strange reason the screen that boots up functions as though there are two different screens on the same monitor. Since I am new to Ubuntu I ...
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How to set primary monitor with AMD Catalyst Control Center installed

when I run xrandr, I get a list of my connected monitors (which are DFP5 and DFP6) DFP5 is an HDMI connected TV which I want to be my secondary monitor as it is smaller, and DFP6 is a DVI connected ...
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How to make Ubuntu recognize an unknown external display (so I can adjust its resolution)?

I have a Dell laptop with an external monitor attached (a Samsumg SyncMaster 931c). My laptop display was recognized, and I can adjust its optimum resolution. My external display is still unknown, ...
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How do you permanently disable the laptop screen?

I've setup my laptop on my TV via HDMI and have XBMC installed as a media center. The laptop is closed next to my entertainment unit, and I control it using a wireless keyboard. I noticed that on the ...
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How to run installation CD for second monitor?

I am running ubuntu 14 off of a live USB. I have a second monitor that I would like to use while using ubuntu. It has an installation cd that you have to install before using, and when I click on ...
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HDMI connection to external monitor causes laptop screen blackout in 14.04, nvidia graphics

I have had some serious issues with my external monitor and graphics display since installing Ubuntu 14.04, and no one else seems to have had the exact same problem so I figured it best to post here. ...
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Screen goes blank after undocking

For some reason since yesterday completely working system can't work without dockstation: screen goes blank, but everything else works. I still can login as guest and everything will work fine, or ...
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HDMI Output Not Working Properly

Excuse my bad photographs but hopefully they help to illustrate the problems I'm having. The colour is messed up and does not look as it should. In addition to this I also do not have any audio ...
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Dual-Monitor layout and primary display with Nvidia in Gnome-Shell

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 with gnome-shell version 3.10.4. I can attach a second monitor to my laptop and it is recognized. If I configure it with the nvidia-settings at the right of my laptop ...
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DisplayLink USB DVI adapter recognized as CD-ROM, no signal output for Ubuntu 14.04

I am using this TruLink 30359 which has a DisplayLink chip. http://www.ebay.com/itm/121402269836?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 To explain what happened in my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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any support in any Ubuntu flavor for per-display DPI scaling?

my question is about having multiple monitors with different density (DPI) to display the UI at approximately the same physical dimensions. The feature is supported by Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.9. ...
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nVidia Dual Monitor Resolution Problem

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have two monitors and the monitor on the left has a different resolution and I can't change it. (See: screen shot) Output of xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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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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Unable to force resolution

I've got a system with a GTX 750. I've also got a 2560x1440 monitor. I'm having trouble getting it to work at all. Initially, I had an older graphics card installed and got the system up with 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Requested size ** exceeds 3D hardware limit ** - dual monitors

I know this has been discussed before, but the solutions I found is for older versions of Ubuntu. What about the 14.04? Any idea on setting up two monitors to work with Ubuntu Unity decently? Not ...
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Change standard display order

I'm using an additional display that stands to the left of my laptop. Ubuntu recognizes the display, putting the display screen to the right. In the display settings I've changed the display order so ...
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Resolution changes when using switch

So, the "real" resolution of my monitor is 1024x768. That's what I'd use on my docked Windows laptop, and what I'd use on my Xubuntu desktop connected directly. When I connect a switch, to switch ...
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how to set default screen resolution in Kubuntu 14.04

OK, so I found the new screen resolution setting button, thank you, but now I need to know how do you make it stay. Every single time I reboot it resets the resolution back to some strange default ...
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Multiple Monitors Detect Add Remove Laptop Auto Change Nvidia X Server Settings

Physical Setup; 4 monitors, 1 laptop, 1 hdmi switch box, 1 graphics card used for all 4 displays. Monitors listed in nvidia x server settings as; CRT-0, DFP-1, DFP-3, DFP-4. Short description of ...
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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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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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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 14.04 Dell E7240 - Docked - doesn't recognize second monitor

I have the same problem as the post below. Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell Latitude E5540 Multiple Monitors not working System: Dell E7240 Video: Intel Haswell Dock: Dell Monitors: 2 x DVI Dell ...
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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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Only one display works on GeForce 770 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have three monitors in my system - all three are Dell E2014H 19" displays. One monitor is connected to a GeForce 550Ti, and the other two are connected to a GeForce 770, all via DVI. After ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 two graphics cards

I have been struggling to get my two graphics cards to work. One is on the board and one is not. I can change the BIOS on my MSI motherboard to "Internal, PCI, or PCI-E". Internal of course the one ...
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Multi Screen Wallpaper not using Zoom setting at login

Two monitors, one rotated (which seems to be a factor here) and the wallpaper will not properly use the zoom setting at log in. It has the appearance of being in span mode at log in. A simple change ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Touchscreen Calibration

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 installed, with dual monitor, via VGA and DVI Interface. The monitor is one touch screen and the other one is regular LCD Monitor. The touch screen is made in China ...
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System Monitoring Tools For Ubuntu

I am looking for System Monitoring tools which are GUI and Cli or Web Based which include Basic Functions such as CPU Usage Ram Usage Swap Usage Disk Usage ( Space / I/O ) Heat Monitoring I know ...
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How to install a second graphics card and use 4 monitors?

I finally decided to take the plunge and ditch windows. After several hours I got things working perfectly with all my apps installed. Only problem is that I run 4 desktop displays off 2 nvidia ...
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Second screen not working with Kubuntu 14.4 or any other Ubuntu OS

I have an Nvidia Geforce graphics card and have been searching for weeks for a fix to get both screens working and have no idea how to fix this issue. Both screens are hooked up with HDMI cables. I am ...
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Full screen mode in a dual monitor work [duplicate]

I used to work with two displays. As usual I make full screen on the second monitor for watching web video while continuing to work on the laptop monitor. In Ubuntu it's always opening in full screen ...
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Dual monitor - Desktop falls off the screen slightly

I have a dual monitor setup where I have placed a 1280x1024 resolution monitor to the left and a 1920x1080 resolution monitor to the right. Internally it looks like Ubuntu (14.04) changes the total ...
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Dual monitor resolutions won't stick after boot unknown

I had a brownout last night, which forced my CPU to reboot. When it came back up, my dual monitors had the incorrect resolution. Now I have to set them manually after startup. My main monitor is an ...
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12.04 displaying video via with vga with optimus disabled but external display not detected

I have a Dell vostro 3446 notebook with nvidia optimus. Since I do not need the capabilities of the dedicated gpu, I have blacklisted the nouveau driver and switched off the nvidia gpu with ...
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Two Black Screens on Triple Monitor Setup with fglrx and fglrx-updates

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome 3 (but this also happens with Unity). However, once I login, only the center monitor (primary) will work. The other two monitors are black, but they do show ...
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Nvidia Optimus dual screen setup on TP W520

Hi I'm trying to setup Nvidia Optimus with Driver 331 from xorg-edgers with an external Monitor on Displayport. TP Display resolution: 1920x1080 Ext. Display resolution: 1920x1200 Mirroring mode ...
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Error when trying to compile mstSupportKernel

I am trying to follow the solution for the MST issue outlined here: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/node/358 But when I try to compile the following: sudo make-kpkg -j 4 --initrd ...
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Do any versions of Ubuntu support MST?

I want to run dual monitors using Ubuntu 14.04, but have an issue, as detailed here: Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Graphics Dual / Extended Monitors This doesn't look possible on Ubuntu 14.04 for now. My ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Graphics Dual / Extended Monitors

Once Ubuntu user returned after a few years messing around with other distros. I have just installed 14.04 and I'm having an issue with my dual monitors. I've Googled this issue only to find solutions ...
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Virtualbox --build --headless returns error

Failed to open the X11 display. This is related, I believe, to the other issue I'm having with the server not putting anything out to the display after a successful install. I have a post on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Lenovo Yoga 2 pro screen resolution

I've recently installed 14.04 on my yoga and it is running great so far! Since this laptop has a 3200x1800 resolution and a lot of apps i use do not scale well i am using 1920x1080 resolution with 1x ...
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Dual display detected but not working after startup 14.04

Here's my situation--I've got an HP Envy laptop running 14.04 with an AMD A10 APU. Catalyst display dashboard and the works are installed. As the system boots up, it acknowledges the external display ...