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

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16.04 Display and audio problems

After installing 16.04 (fresh install beta 2 + updates til now) I am experiencing werird problems with video and audio. Video: sometimes one (always only one) of the monitors turns off for a second ...
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Synaptics Touchpad pointer speed change with additional screen

When I plug in an additional screen, the sensitivity of the touchpad scales with the virtual screen dimensions, making it unusable. I can't imagine how this "feature" could be of interest to anyone, ...
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16.04 second monitor does not work

I always had problems with second monitor on my Ubuntu (it was not able to fall to sleep mode) but after upgrade it does not work, the scenario is very similar, it does not change mode to sleep, but ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and lightdm display-setup-script: can't connect x server

After upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 my lightdm.conf command has caused black screen on boot, never reaching the login screen: display-setup-script=xrandr --output DP2 --auto --primary --output HDMI3 ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 display problems

I installed xubuntu 16.04 on my laptop and have some strange stuff happening. I can get more specific details in the morning. It is a dell latitude with Intel video on a docking station lid closed ...
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Black screen flashes on second monitor on Ubuntu 16

I upgrade my Ubuntu from 15 to 16 yesterday and after fixing some hiccups most things are working fine. However, I have one very annoying bug that lets my external monitor (connected to laptop) ...
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Can I configure the Unity launcher to appear on both of my monitors?

I would like to have the Unity launcher appear on both of my monitors. If the launchers could be configured to show only the windows active on their respective monitors, that would be even better. ...
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Open application window on the same screen as where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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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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System does not boot up without connected to external monitor via HDMI

yesterday I just updated Ubuntu Gnome from 15.10 to 16.04. I have an external monitor connected to my Asus G55VW notebook via HDMI. After the update there weren't any problems until today, when I ...
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Dual Monitors - Mirrored Displays and disabled Wi-Fi until Reboot?

Update: There are related posts with dual monitor issues e. g. Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 - Still, there are two points that make this question different: Wireless feature is ...
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Connecting second screen via HDMI

I'm pretty new to Linux: I'm running under Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome which I recently installed (my laptop was OS-less when I bought it). It has an Intel Haswell Mobile chipset and I can't seem to connect a ...
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Is there a desktop environment for Ubuntu by which you can setup different custom DPI setting for different monitors in multi monitor setup?

I do not mean scaling that you can do by xrandr, but proper scaling of user interface elements using the natural resolution of each monitor, when using extended desktop.
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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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Dual Monitor - Side by side not working!

Before you guys do a search and claim this is a duplicate of any other question, don't bother! I've been through them all! I've tried everything I could find! Okay, so the problem is I can't set my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Dual monitor doesn't work after booting

I've done a Ubuntu 16.04 fresh installation and now my dual monitors doesn't work after booting. This is what happens during booting: 1) When I boot the main monitor works and asks for my HD ...
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HP Elitebook 840 G3 Monitor Issue

I have a Elitebook 840 G3 with two external monitors exposed via a docking port. If I have one monitor turned on, everything works great, even removing the PC from the docking port and reconnecting. ...
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How can I automatically load nVidia X Server resolution settings on startup/login?

First, yes I have searched far and wide for answers to this question. There are many (far too many) answers, and thus far I have not found one which works. I've tried various forms of "save the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't see second monitor daisy chained through displayport

I have two Dell U2414H monitors connected in chain to AMD R7 250X. Today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and in settings I see only one monitor while screen is duplicated on second monitor. Is there a way ...
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Ubuntu support for 5K (Dell UP2715K): adjusting details

I've recently purchased a Dell UP2715K which has a resolution of 5120x2880 and have installed ubuntu 15.10 to go with it. The UP2715K is connected to a GeForce 960 GTX (2 displayport cables since 1 ...
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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 16.04 this weekend. Now, when I plug my second screen and then move the mouse ...
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How to open a file in the same display I am working it?

I have connected a LCD to my laptop. When I try to open a file in Nautilus, the target application opens in my laptop display, rather than the second display (in which nautilus window is open). I ...
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Notebook display not detected after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I have an Asus N55S notebook with Nvidia Gefore GT555M and an external Samsung monitor connected via HDMI. With the proprietary Nvidia driver dual display mode was working perfectly in Ubuntu Gnome ...
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ERROR : could not set the configuration for CRTC 64

I was working on Ubuntu 12.04 doing my opengl programming and the problem was that I needed to use nvidia prime (laptop here), then backport it to dual monitor which was not supported. I got tired of ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: problem with multiscreens, is there a workaround?

My configuration is the following: computer is a Dell M3800 (a beefy laptop); its internal display is 15 inch, 1920x1080 resolution; there is also an external display, which is a 24 inch display, ...
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Dual monitor on Ubuntu 16.04

This is my first time dealing with the problem of dual display. Here's the detail of my laptop: TF-T5-SKELAKE: CPU: i7-6700HQ Graphics: Intel HD 530 NVIDIA GTX 970M Thunderbold ports After ...
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Two monitors - primary, secondary?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and to motherboard (GA-Z170-D3H with Intel HD Graphic 530) I have connected two monitors. First (primary) on DVI and second (secondary) on VGA output. Secondary monitor I can ...
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How can I include NVidia drivers during installing Ubuntu

I have a GTX 750 which causes flickering while booting to Ubuntu Live CD. I have learnt that my 750 was causing this. I found that Nvidia DOES provide driver solutions to Linux, but I'll have to ...
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Ubuntu locks up after reboot with 2nd monitor

Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu MATE 16.04. Install OS, updates, and apply Nvidia driver. Install several applications like Skype, Chrome, Dropbox, and HipChat. No problems. Reboot, no problems. Connect 2nd ...
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How do I disable dual screen after connect HDMI cable?

I plugged the HDMI connector and turned on the computer, but when the log in screen appears the laptop screen appears split in 2, one top and one bottom. The external monitor connected via HDMI works ...
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Screen blinking on moving cursor from one monitor to another

I have a dual monitor setup at work and when moving the cursor from one monitor to the other the screen blinks and sometimes gets completely black. I've recorded a video to better show the problem: ...
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The power supply of my external monitor broke, how can I switch on my internal screen?

Ubuntu version : 15.10 Laptop display : disabled External monitor Dell s2415h : enabled The power supply of my external screen is gone, so I can't see anything on my external monitor but the ...
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Can I change the behaviour of the volume indicator in Gnome?

In Gnome 3.18.4 the volume indicator shows on both screens. How can I disable this, and have it on either my primary screen or the focused screen?
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Xubuntu 16.04 external monitor

Ok, my first question here is simple: I have xubuntu 16.04 LTS on Laptop X86_64. The laptop can handle ubuntu xenial xerus to but I like xubuntu. It works like a CPU because I link It to a big ...
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Screen Tearing After Kubuntu Upgrade 15.10 -> 16.04

Just upgraded today, already regretting it. I have terrible VSync/tearing problems. Before it worked flawlessly. I already tried all compositor settings, some of them seemed to temporarily remove ...
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ubuntu 14.04 freezes on dual monitor desktop setup powered by nVidia GT730 graphics card

first things first I am really new to ubuntu so forgive me if my what I am about to ask sounds a little bit stupid!I have desktop setup with nVidia 730 card and intel core i5 processor with dell ...
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Xorg Config File with two monitors: How do I get Xorg Config to run?

Specs: Ubuntu 15.10, 2 Gpus: nvidia 970 and 950; 800 watt power supply, dual monitor--one using dvi, one HDMI from the 950. Right now, I have an nvidia geforce 970 and 950. I am trying to specify ...
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Turn off external monitor when inactive

I added an external monitor to my laptop last week and have almost everything working like I want except for the Brightness & Lock behavior. I've long had this set to "Turn screen off when ...
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Docking station + External Monitor: mouse and keyboard get stuck in different windows

Whenever I plug my external monitor into my Lenovo Docking station for my W540 the mouse and keyboard will eventually get stuck in different windows. i.e. I can click in my terminal, but when I type ...
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Can't change multi monitor display positions in Ubuntu 16.04

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 and most things are working great :) However, I have a 3 monitor setup and I'm not able to adjust the relative positions of the displays. If I try and ...
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Second monitor and workspaces

When my second monitor is connected to my system, I get four workspaces for each. This is annoying as I now have eight. I would like to continue using workspaces on my large monitor but have the ...
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xrandr does not “connect” to intel i915 HDMI output

right now i'm using ubuntu 16.04 with an additional KDE plasma5 dektop on a Pansonic FZ-g1 toughpad with an external gechic hdmi touchscreen > lspci -ks 0:02 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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How do I reset my display settings from the command line?

I'm running 12.10 on a dell e5400 laptop and I used xrandr to get the dual monitors working that I connect through a laptop dock. I used xrandr again to switch back to the laptop display when I ...
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If external display is connected {“Lid is closed : Do nothing” } else{ “Lid is closed: Suspend” }?

My laptop suspends when I close the lid, as I want it to. However, when I connect an external display (HDMI) and keyboard (USB), I like to be able to close the lid of the laptop, without suspending ...
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external Samsuang HDMI monitor is not recognized after software update on Ubuntu 14.04

I have dell Vostro 5000 with Ubuntu 14.04 after software update it stopped recognize my external HDMI Samsung Monitor. It has both Nvidia and Nvidia and I am working on the Intel one. Can you please ...
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Monitor not idling after i3wm installation

Yesterday I installed i3wm and noticed that after the screensaver turns on, the screens turns black, but the monitors stay on (have two of them). Up to now I was using Unity and the session locked ...
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Ubuntu Xenial kernel crash on extended display

I have dell xps 15 9550, when I connect my extended display the laptop display starts to flicker like crazy when I hove the mouse over it. After few seconds ubuntu freezes. ctrl + alt + 1 or 2 does ...
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Kubuntu - adding a 3rd monitor connected to onboard

Please help me find the answer in adding a 3rd monitor. My setup is I have 2 monitors connected to an external VCard (GeForce GT 730). I am adding a 3rd monitor which is connected to the onboard video ...
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Multiple Monitors- drag problem

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on a AMD / Gigabyte motherboard that has 2 Radeon HD 6970 cards installed. Each card has 2 DVI and 1 HDMI connector. I have the latest AMD driver installed. The computer ...
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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 ...