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

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How to connect several 4K monitors to ASUS GL552VW laptop?

I am going to buy laptop ASUS GL552VW. But first I'd like to know if it's possible to connect serveral 4K monitors to it. That laptop has: HDMI port 1 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C ...
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nvidia dual screen

I can't use dual screen with my Nvidia card proprietary drivers (I've tried them all!), and if I'm using the open source driver it says I'm switched to an Intel graphics card. When the proprietary ...
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2560x1080 display with 1920x1080 second monitor windows do not change dpi

I have a X1 2nd gen Lenovo with a resolution of 2560x1080 and Ubuntu 15.04 and a second BENQ HDMI connected 1920x1080 monitor. The windows look fine on the laptop screen but are uber-scaled on the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Settings App Crashes On Opening “Displays”

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 - I had used V14 previously however I figured as 15.10 is the newest, I may as well give that a shot. As soon as I log in to my machine, I get this textbox that says ...
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How to make ubuntu remember a windows position and size? (2 Monitors)

Hi everyone so I decided to change to ubuntu 14.04, although I've had some problems (most of which I was able to fix after researching), while I know that linux isn't windows, I want it to save ...
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display configuration lost after reboot

I run Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Desktop with two displays. After startup, the two displays work, but they are not at the right position. I need the left one on the right and vice-versa. I use the display ...
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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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can't change from gdm and monitor swaps after login

I ran updates yesterday. This morning, the login screen had changed from lightdm to gdm (i think) and three seconds later the screen went blank. I couldn't even get to ctrl alt f1 terminal. I did a ...
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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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Kubuntu: Second monitor not detected correctly

After a recent update, my second monitor is not detected correctly anymore. It is displays a copy of the first ones content. Strange is that it appears to be detected correctly on the login screen: ...
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Two independent monitors with two independent desktops

OS: Xubuntu 15.10 GPU: Nvidia Quadro K4000 with nvidia-352-63 driver I asked this question on the Xfce forum and got no responses, so I decided to repost the question here. I have two independent ...
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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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How can I use my Intel HD GPU at the same time as my NVIDIA GPU on a Desktop system?

So, I've found only a handful of questions / articles about this topic but in pretty much all cases it's about laptops. This is very different because it's usually related to Nvidia Optimus sort of ...
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Is there a “generic” way to manage different monitor setups?

When I'm at work, I put my laptop in a docking station connected to an external display. However, the laptop does not really recognise when i close the laptop lid. The laptop screen is thus still ...
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How to start a program always on second monitor

I tried to Google and to browse/search the questions but with no luck. I have Xubuntu 12.10 installed and extended desktop is working great (Intel display driver). The problem is that I want to start ...
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Ubuntu freezes during startup screen after rebooting after installing AMD graphics drivers

I have an Asus r7250 graphics card, which I plug two monitors into (1 VGA, one HDMI). Recently (today) I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this computer (a desktop, 64 bit). Within Ubuntu, I was able to ...
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Set “default” monitor to ALWAYS run apps in it instead of display#1

In my system, there are two different monitors 2 (main) and 1 ( in right , for films or etc.). When i use #2(main), logging in and opening an app or pressing Ctrl+Alt+T key, window opens in monitor ...
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15.10 Dell XPS 15 (9550) External Monitor not waking

I'm in Ubuntu 15.10, with Kernel 4.3. Things are working better than I could ever imagine. Other than ONE bug... When my laptop turns off it's screen and my external monitor's screen (I have it set ...
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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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Connecting second screen causes ubuntu to quit session

I have been using a second screen with my laptop for some time and it was working fine. But now when I connect the second monitor, it logs me off (if I was already logged in) or will not log me in at ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 disable secondary desktop in Unity

Is there a way to disable Unity from creating a secondary desktop if I have two monitors plugged in? My secondary monitor is actually a receiver for sound, so there is no need to have a desktop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: I have 2 monitors, and full screen spans both of them. I only want full screen on one monitor

I see lot's of people wanting to have full screen span both monitors, yet I only want to be able to full screen an application on ONE of the monitors. Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf Section ...
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Dual screens not working properly Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia 760M

I've recently done a fresh new install of Ubuntu because I got tired of my old Windows BSODs. I'm using a MSI GS70 laptop. The installation is finished and the system boots up perfectly after ...
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Display Manager Crashes on Dual Monitors with GNOME 3

I don't know if this problem has been here since I installed Ubuntu, as I don't remember if I ever used multiple monitors before now on my laptop while in Ubuntu. Here's the situation: I have an ...
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New (used) monitor — resolutions not detected and errors when adding them manually

I just got a used Dell 3007WFP-HC. I plug it into my Thinkpad X250 running 14.04, go to "displays" and I only have the option of 1280x800 resolution. I follow this advice on adding undetected ...
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Is there any way to mirror displays in 16:9 Ubuntu 13.10

I have an old dual core Toshiba laptop with a 15" wide screen that rarely leaves my office. I have a 17" wide screen monitor plugged into the vga port on the side and want to mirror the display. ...
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Intel graphics card refresh rate

I have a two monitor setup running on a integrated Intel graphics (HD 4600). I'm trying to run an application at the refresh rate of either of the displays (both running at 60 Hz). This works fine ...
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Second monitor has low resolution

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10, and my second monitor does not use the correct resolution. It defaults to 1024x768, even though it should support 1920x1080. Previously, on Windows this was not a ...
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Multiple monitors - set all apps to secondary monitor

like the title says, I want to simply make sure all apps launch on one particular monitor. The reason for this is that I am using two HMDI connections, one for sound, the other for video. The reason ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - HDMI connection to Samsung HDTV no longer working

I use a HP Pavilion dv5 laptop. I have been connecting it to a Samsung HDTV for over 6 months now via a HDMI outlet and everything worked seamlessly. I was new to Ubuntu then, and surprised that it ...
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Very particular problem with dual monitors: Sony Bravia 55W800C + GeForce GT430 + Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz × 2

I've connected a Sony Bravia to my ASUS tower running Ubuntu 14.04 with a GeForce GT430 (it's an older video card now, but it has 1GB of VRAM). The problem I'm experiencing is that when the mouse ...
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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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Dual monitors with one above the other?

I'm using Gnome 3 and proprietary Nvidia drivers. I have tried to set in nvidia-settings my external monitor to be "above" my main one (it's a laptop). However, when I try to drag a window up from the ...
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Display problem when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 (maybe display UNCLAIMED)

I recently upgraded my machine to Ubuntu 14.04. When I boot my machine, my monitor does not display anything. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 also doesn't show me anything. What I finally did was go to recovery ...
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Unsupported resolution when connected with HDMI

So here's the situation. One day my Acer Aspire One 725 fell and its display isn't working anymore. However, I got a display workaround by the means of HDMI cable connected to my TV(max supported ...
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When i switched from ubuntu to Lubuntu i lost the external monitor. Laptop display is physically damaged

On 1/25/2016 I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 03 LTS to Lubuntu on a laptop (Sony VGN-NR120E) that I can only use with an external monitor because the LCD is physically damaged. The external monitor ...
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Can't disable 'workspaces on primary display only'

Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and gnome shell 3.10.4 on a dsktop with 2 screens connected. When switching workspaces (ctrl + alt + up/down) I want both displays to change, but only the primary ...
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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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how do I open two Chrome browsers on a dual screen configuration, each browser in its screen

I need to code a bash script that runs on start-up and opens two Chrome browsers on a dual screen configuration Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. Each Chrome browser should open at a preset web URL(page),in a ...
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Dual monitor problem on Ubuntu 14.04. After monitor switch off and on, application Chrome closes by itself

I have a problem that involves a Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS that runs on a NUC Mini-PC.The NUC is connected with two external Samsung Smart TVs 1st display connected via HDMI , 2nd display connected via ...
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HP 650 - HDMI port doesn't work

I have laptop HP 650 (2 core Pentium, 4GB RAM) with 2 display ports: VGA and HDMI. If i connect display on VGA port it's really fine. I have 2 displays. When I want to connect display to HDMI (as ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 2nd hdmi monitor blacks out

I attach my Gigabyte P34Wv4-BW1T laptop to a 2nd monitor via HDMI. This monitor blacks out randomly. I think it's random, at least. I'm not sure if it's going into sleep mode or not. I went into my ...
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Multiple monitors, multiple workspaces?

I connected my laptop to my LCD. Using the laptop display hotkey I can switch between different modes - only laptop monitor on, only LCD monitor on, both on and display the same view, both on and the ...
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14.04 guest on Win 7 host can only 'see' one monitor in Settings>displays (I have two)

I have two VMs (VirtualBox) on my Win 7 host. One, Ubuntu 12.04, sees both monitors in Display>settings and works fine as far as monitors are concerned. I just added a second VM, the 14.04 install. ...
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How to set different scaling on multiple monitors?

I have a notebook with a resolution of 3200x1800, running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with kernel 4.0.0-040000-generic. Unitys scaling function works great to magnify the menus, titlebar and applications. Now ...
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Dual Monitor Resolution Problem with KVM Switch

Trying to setup a dual monitor environment with one monitor running through a KVM Switch. The first monitor gets detected just fine at 1280x960 (no KVM switch) but the other one (running through the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 display port or VGA connection with limited resolution on second monitor

i just installed ubunutu 14.04 and have problems getting a second monitor working on my laptop. the display port via HDMI makes no connection at all and the VGA connection has limited resolution on ...
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LG monitor is detected but doesn't function

I just bought a new LG monitor to use as a second monitor with my HP laptop (Intel Integrated graphics) running Ubuntu. In my Settings > Display I can see my monitor detected in the GUI but on the ...
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Desktop icons outside the monitor on second monitor (smaller one)

I have a 24" and a 27" monitor connected to my notebook and arranged as you can see in the Display Settings window below. So the right (blue) monitor is higher than the left (green) one. My problem ...
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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 ...