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

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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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Mouse is blinking/flickering at my built in monitor with an external monitor, please help

I am using a Thinkpad W530, and due to my works, I need to use an external monitor. I am using nouveau and nvidia-prime to switch between intel and nvidia adapter. After I connected and switched on ...
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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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Two monitors, two DP-connectors, Ubuntu sees those as one

I have a IBM ThinkPad in a dockingstation. Attached are two monitors (default resolution: 1920x1200) via two DisplayPort connectors. The laptop have Nvidia/Intel chipset, but I only using Intel. ...
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Dual screen problem with Optimus

I have a Lenovo T430 (with an Optimus graphical system), connected to a Dock Station with an output DVI (a 23" screen is on this output). I have Ubuntu 14.04 Beta 1. Optimus works great with the last ...
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xrandr does not show hdmi

I'm trying to connect my DELL INSPIRON N5110(Ubuntu 13.04) to SAMSUNG S24C350H Monitor via HDMI. When i plug my cable to laptop and to the monitor nothing happened. I tried System Settings -> ...
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Mouse trails on monitor connected to nVidia videocard in multi monitor setup on Ubuntu 13.04

I have a problem on my PC w/ Ubuntu 13.04 (fresh virgin installation as of yesterday) My Hardware spesifications: Asus P8Z77-M Pro mainboard Asus GeForce GT210 PCIe videocard 2x Philips 24" ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 Dual screen HDMI

Im trying to set up a Dual Screen for my Netbook (Asus EEE Pc X101CH) I tried using 'grandr' but cant seem to get the screens to split. Ive looked around but there doesnt seem to be much on the ...
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Getting DVI to work through Lenovo USB Port Replicator in 12.10: Instability and getting it to use xorg.conf file

Setup: Computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad SL500 using the USB Port Replicator running LiveCD for Ubuntu 12.10. Computer has USB attachment to port replicator. Port replicator has DVI to HDMI convertor ...
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Desktop files moved to secondary monitor

when I hook up a secondary monitor (to give a presentation or something) all my desktop files are placed on the secondary monitor. I want them to remain on my laptop desktop, which is emptied when I ...
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display port on x230 not working

having problems with my new lenovo x230 - using dual montiors, only vga registers anything. This has the Intel graphics controller : 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge ...
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Dual Monitor/Xinerama not working; cannot even detect on-board graphic card

I have Kubuntu 12.04 and two identical VGA monitors. One I plugged via DVI-VGA adapter into the DVI port of my discrete AMD Radeon HD 6670, the other into the VGA port of my on-board graphic card ...
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Unity multi-monitor problem

I have multi-monitor setup where one (separate) is set above another (notebook). Notebook is set as main monitor, this is where launcher is. There are a couple side effects: When I open a new app, ...
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Remember window monitor for windows in multi-monitor setup (12.04)

I'm on Unity 3D, in a dual-monitor setup. I like to keep certain applications on fixed monitors / workspaces. However, it annoys me needing to move all those windows to the desired monitor / workspace ...
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Using two monitors, Ubuntu isn't very 'snappy'/responsive any more?

I've recently hooked up a second monitor to my laptop, and for some reason, Ubuntu isn't very snappy any more. There's a very slight lag between me doing an action and it showing up. For example, ...
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Unity On Top of Full Screen Apps With Multiple Monitors

I use an nvidia graphics card with multiple monitors on ubuntu 14.04. However its extremely frustrating to use because if I have anything open in fullscreen on one monitor, unity will always appear on ...
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Increase virtual screen size past 4096 x 4096 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two 27" monitors with a 2560 x 1920 resolution each. When I try to extend my desktop across them both I get the below error: So, if I need to increase the maximum virtual screen size? To ...
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xdmx multimonitor setup

I'm trying to use my laptop's monitor to setup a multimonitor display with my desktop (both running ubuntu 14.04). Based on setup guides i've googled, I'm doing the following from my desktop: sudo ...
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External monitor works, but laptop shows purple screen

When I boot my laptop, I hear the login drum sound, but the screen remains on the purple startup screen with the ubuntu logo and the orange dots. If I plug in an external monitor, it works fine, but ...
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Two monitor setup, icons / programs default to left screen all the time

I have dual monitor setup with my right monitor being my primary one. When I run a program or create an icon it always appears on the left monitor instead of the right one, even though the right ...
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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How can I automatically select a new background when my external monitor disconnects?

I have this image: Currently, this is stretched across two monitors (connected via VGA) and it works perfectly. What I want to be able to do is, when I disconnect my monitor, be able to switch to ...
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How can I use monitors plugged into my graphics card and motherboard?

I've decided to try out Ubuntu on my desktop, but I've ran into a problem. When I first booted into it, it only detected my small monitor plugged into my motherboard. I thought of this as a non-issue, ...
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Dual-display solution (other than ARandR) on Lubuntu/Xubuntu?

What I want to achieve is an elegant way to use my two screens on Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Being elegant means: 1) Working in the same extended-display mode as in ubuntu-desktop (the common Unity Ubuntu) ...
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Dual Frame Buffer on Ubuntu 12.04 Intel HD Graphics 4600 i7-4770

I have 2 monitors connected to the PC, one in HDMI, one in DVI. I have Intel integrated graphics HD4600 Now as far my understanding, both the monitors is connected at the same framebuffer /dev/fb0 ...
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Configuration for three display setup with two Nvidia cards?

I have two video adapters: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 and a three LCD displays connected to them. Here's the topology illustrated graphically: [ GTX 570 ] === HDMI ===> Philips 273ELH #0 ...
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Asus pa279q 2560x1440 resolution nvidia hdmi

This thread is covered in many posts here, but in the end none of them were useful to solve my issue. As the title says i d like to reach the full resolution on my 27inch monitor using an nvidia ...
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Dual Display on Macbook Pro 9,1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9,1. Everything is now working correctly. Except I am unable to plug in a second screen. If I plug in another screen : At system Boot: I get ...
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Having a problem with xorg.conf for a problematic monitor

I have two Westinghouse 26" L2610NW monitors that I run off of a GeForce GT X660. The graphics card has two DVI (one Digital, one analog), and an HDMI out. I run my primary display (Screen 0) off of ...
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Trying to get 3 monitors on Ubuntu 13, max combined resolution is 4096x4096

I have a Dell machine running Ubuntu 13.10 (I think), with a PCIe video card with 256 MB of RAM and a DisplayLink USB video card with 256 MB of RAM. On the PCIe card I have two monitors, both at ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual monitor

I am in the process of moving from Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04. I need to be able to run in what windows calls 'extended desktop'. As soon as I plug in the projector or a monitor the video output ...
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Possibility of triple screen setup with two graphic cards

I'm trying to get my favorite triple display setup (3x1 Portrait █ █ █) running under ubuntu/xubuntu 13.10 yet had no gratifying results so far. Ubuntu crashed Compiz repeatedly. And only offered ...
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Is there a setting that makes all windows pop up in a specific display in XFCE?

I'm currently using dual monitors in XFCE. I have the position of the screens set up just fine, but when I open new applications, they always show up on the screen that's on the left. (Which is my ...
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Problems after nvidia updates were installed

Hello everyone , I am very new with Ubuntu I installed yesterday about 5 nVidia drivers and after that the pc restarted and all I could see was a black screen with an underline on the top.All I want ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot detect my second screen

What I wanted is a dual monitor setup but I got two monitors with the same content :(. I have an ASUS Z87-K motherboard and am connecting two monitors to its integrated graphics (HDMI and VGA). I ...
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Dual Monitors: Cannot switch workspace on VGA monitor

I have a dual monitor setup with an internal laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor (extended, not mirrored). When I now switch workspaces, this only happens on the internal monitor; windows on ...
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No HDMI output decteded

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and trying to connect to my TV using the HDMI port on my computer. But nothing happens when I plug it in, and clicking on Detect Displays in the display settings does nothing. ...
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FGLRX Intel/ATI Hybrid Video, Dual-Display Flickering

I'm sorry if the same question is already asked, I checked several ones but the reported problems are different or solution doesn't work. So I've successfully installed FGLRX driver on my laptop DELL ...
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How can I make multiple monitors go to standby independently?

I have a two-monitor setup. One monitor I use all the time, the other sometimes. I find myself switching the second monitor on and off quite frequently, so as not to be distracted by its contents. Is ...
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Android Tablet as second display

I have faced with issue. My use-case: I have - PC with ubuntu and android tablet, I need - The android tablet as second monitor, but connected by wi-fi. I was trying to do next: sudo apt-get ...
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How to keep the open windows in the right workspace while changing/rotating monitor?

when I plug in/out an external monitor monitor, or I rotate the laptop monitor, the windows/applications open in the several workspaces often mess up, such as in the following figure: How can ...
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How to automatically set “Always on visible workspace” for windows on particular monitor

In my dual monitor set up, I generally use my (larger) left hand monitor for working on. I'll have a browser workspace, a text editor workspace, and email workspace and so on. However, the smaller ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Dual Monitor with Displayport

I am trying to use my Apple CinemaDisplay with my Alienware M17x-R4 I have Ubuntu installed and the card has an Nvidia 680M card. When I plug in the Cinema display, the Display properties shows a ...
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Why screen becames darker when i use 2 monitors?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 and when i try to set 2 monitors if I expand the screen instead of mirroring it, the 2 screens become darker. I don't really know how to explain so I took a print-screen.
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External screen detected but not working on DisplayPort connection

I'm running up to date Raring on my Thinkpad X220 and stumbled upon weird problem. I can connect to an external 24 inch DELL U2312HM external screen using DisplayPort cable. I tried the same ...
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Active windows moved to secondary screen

Ok. Help. I use my 13.04 system frequently when teaching. Everytime I connect the beamer, all the active windows (and desktop files) are moved to the secondary screen. This becomes really annoying ...
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Three monitors connected to AMD 7970, only HDMI works

Just made a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on my desktop machine with an AMD 7970 graphics card installed. I use a 24" Samsung screen that is connected via DVI as my primary monitor, a 19" ...
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3 monitors with ATI card

So I wanted to go back to Linux (Ubuntu) after been using windows for a while and went ahead and installed Ubuntu. The problem that I got was I couldn’t use it the way I wanted, I have a 3 monitor ...
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Setting up triple monitors with a Display Link Adapter

My first question, I suppose, is "Is this setup even possible?" I'm running a Dell N7010 with Ubuntu 12.10 and I have two external monitors. One of them is connected with a VGA cable and is running ...
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How can I make my onboard HDMI to work with my GPU?

I want to use my TV as a second monitor through HDMI in the motherboard, while use my main monitor through my graphics card since my motherboard is the only one who allows it. Ubuntu won't detect my ...