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

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Connect 2 external monitors to LenovoY580 at Ubuntu 14.04

I have LenovoY580 laptop with Intel HD 4000 Graphics + nvidia GEFORCE GTX 660M. I have been trying to connect one external monitor via VGA and another (a TV) by HDMI (to work on three screens - ...
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system detects three monitors instead of two

after installation of ubuntu 14 I've found out that in system settings -> displays I have three displays on the screen. One is okay is my extra monitor but I've got two Built-in displays. It's really ...
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A file not visible on desktop if one screen is vertically oriented?

I have 2 screen where one is normal horizontal, and the other one is vertical. After I changed that files that I download to desktop are no longer visible. I can see them in Nautilus->Desktop, but ...
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Ubuntu won't do 1920x1080

Both my monitors (one over DVI other over HDMI) have a native resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9) but the only two options for resolution in the "Display" section of system settings are 800x600 (4:3) and ...
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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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Multiple monitor configuration is delayed for 40 seconds on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a weird problem. I'm on a Lenovo Y510p laptop, 1920x1080 built-in display with another 1920x1080 HDMI monitor. The computer has intel drivers and Nvidia, though I think I'm only using the ...
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Put external monitor on the left

On my laptop with 14.04, I want to use an external monitor. I want to put my external monitor on the left side but ubuntu seems to logically put it on the right side. I tried to organize the display ...
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Chrome window is off position after maximizing

when I unmaximize my Chrome window and then maximize it again, it appears to be redrawn incorrectly, see the attached GIF to see for yourself. What is even worse, is that Chrome still thinks the ...
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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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Hybrid Graphics Issues (HD7870 and Intergrated Intel)

New to Linux/Ubuntu and having issues with 3x 1080p displays and hybrid graphics. Current Rig:- Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo 8gb (2x 4Gb) Giel Corsa Enhance DDR3 WD 2Tb Sata HD ...
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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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Displayport 1.2 MST/daisy chain - Dual Monitor setup - Intel graphics

I am running ubuntu 13.10 on a desktop system and I have 2 monitors that I am trying to connect via Displayport's 1.2 multi-streaming support. The system is equiped with an Intel Core i7-4770K ...
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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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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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Citrix Receiver on Ubuntu 15.04 with multiple monitors

I'm really struggling with this one... I have installed Citrix Receiver 13.1 on my Ubuntu 15.04 system. However when I actually open a Citrix session from Firefox it reports that it is version 10.5 ...
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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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3 Monitors, 2 graphics card (NVIDIA, Intel) on Ubuntu 15.04

I have three monitors connected to my computer. Two using my GTX 550 and the last is connected to my mainboard. On Windows, all three monitors work like expected, but I get problems when running ...
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Ubuntu on laptop: opening a window on an HDMI external monitor via command line

Using Ubuntu 14.10 on a Dell latitude, I'm trying to set up an external display connected through a mini-displayport. Ideally, I would like to be able to open a custom full screen application on the ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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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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3rd monitor not working anymore on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a dell optiplex 7010 with three DELL monitors attached and running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (kernel 3.16.0 ). One of the monitors is attached via VGA cable while the other two using displayport cables. ...
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How to change display's position from command line?

How can I use the command prompt to do get the setup shown below? Edit: I need the secondary display to be located to the left and half-way to the top of the primary display, as shown above. The ...
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Dual Monitor in 12.04 - Sort of works

Not an error, per se, more of an observation. Since upgrading to 12.04, I have found and solved some interesting problems. Given my complete lack of Ubuntu knowledge, this has indeed made me feel more ...
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Can't set a higher screen resolution in a external display in a Dell Mini 10v laptop

I have a 22'' display from HP (w2207h) connected to my laptop (a Dell Mini 10v or 1011) through a VGA switch (a share this screen with a desktop computer and a Nintendo Wii). My problem is that I ...
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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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Cannot move windows to second screen

I have an external monitor plugged into my notebook, but I cannot move windows from the bottom screen (built-in screen) to the upper screen (external monitor). The windows stick at the top border ...
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Recent session problems with external monitor

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13, where I sometimes use an external monitor (e.g., at work), sometimes not. In the last month or so, my computer started having all sorts of problems with the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3 does not automatically change display layout

When I used Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3 and connected an external monitor using HDMI, it automatically detected it and changed the layout (turned off the laptop screen, set the external monitor as the ...
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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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multi display (not monitors) window drag

Sory if this is question that can be answered by lmgtfy.com but I'm english is not my nativ language, so I don't even have ideas about asking google. To point... I've setup multidisplay(using ...
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Switching displays causes hangs in Ubuntu 15.04 and Lenovo Yoga 3

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 11 with Ubuntu 15.04. I connect the laptop to a monitor via its HDMI output. When I plug the HDMI cable in, it will normally switch to multimonitor mode but sometimes it will ...
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My computer halts for short times intermittently. Is it related to my fan making a lot of noise?

I have two problems with my computer. The system is halting for short times intermittently so the computers becomes almost impossible to use for short times that can happen just when the computer ...
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Splash screen (after login) looks bad

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop and I connect to a HD monitor via HDMI. I don't need the laptop screen so I turn it off. On the login screen, both the monitor and the laptop screens are turned ...
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Unity launcher placement doesn't change

I am using double monitors in Ubuntu 14-04 with Unity and I want to change the launcher to my left screen. I know I can find this option in Settings -> Display but when I try to change it, it only ...
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Libreoffice Presenter Console in single window

I want to see what Presenter Console looks like while I design my slide-notes in Libreoffice Impress for my talks. I'm working on a single-monitor system but Presenter Console can only be enabled ...
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Possible to add an additional a 4K 60hz monitor on Trusty Tahr?

I have a 1920x1080 and a 1920x1200 monitor on my current Ubuntu 14.04 setup, and I'm thinking of adding a 3rd monitor as my main, preferably a 4K screen at 60hz such as the Dell P2715Q Have you guys ...
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Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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Multi Monitor Issues after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04

I just performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I have 3 Nvidia Quadro Cards powering three monitors. I used nvidia-settings to enable the three monitors: *NOTE: The forum will not let me post the ...
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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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How to connect a projector to my Ubuntu laptop?

I am wondering if someone knows how I can connect my laptop with ubuntu 12.04 to a projector. I tried all the Fn + F3 to F10 is still not working. This a dual boot : if I switch to windows it works ...
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How to have launcher on non-primary screen?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on one computer with two monitors. I've found the place in settings where I can set the "launcher placement" and the "primary" monitor (using the black bar); however, I ...
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3 monitors (vga, dvi, hdmi) recognized, but no image on HDMI

So far, I have used VGA and DVI monitors on NVidia GeForce 650 card and all worked flawlessly. Today I purchased BenQ 2460 HDMI monitor, connected it, NVidia Xserver Conf tool recognized it but the ...
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window tweak slider for Thunar file system appears in display :0 when window is in display :1

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual screens under xfce. When I open the file system (thunar) window in display :1 the window sliders appear in display :0. The sliding action doesn't work because the ...
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How can I tell ubuntu to use only the external monitor?

I use ubuntu 14 with an external monitor. It seems there is some problem with the internal graphics so I want to tell ubuntu to use only the external monitor which is connected with hdmi. How can it ...
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How to stop Unity from moving windows on its own between two monitors

I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with two monitors. I also have 4 workspaces configured. What I've noticed is that often, when I switch to another workspace and come back again, the two windows that ...
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Is it possible to use two external monitors for my Thinkpad T440p using a Lenovo Ultra Dock?

I have a T440p and using it with two external monitors connected through VGA and Mini-Displayport (one vertical, the other horizontal, both 1920*1080) and not using the laptop display itself. I also ...
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Extend monitor on 12.04 doesn't work with laptop, whereas mirroring does?

I'm trying to extend the desktop from my laptop to an external monitor - Ubuntu detects the display, lets me activate it and extend my desktop to it, but then nothing shows up on the external display. ...
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alt tab doesnt work for citrix xenapp in full screen

Alt+Tab doesn't work when Citrix is in full screen above question is related to 12.04. However, I am using 13.1 citrix xenapp on 14.04 kubuntu and suggestions dont work in this configuration. I ...
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Displays are mirroring instead of spanning

I have been using a dual monitor setup on my desktop for months. This morning, the monitors wouldn't display so I logged in remotely and rebooted the machine. Now the two monitors are mirroring ...