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

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Is it seriously not possible to use both SLI and two monitors at the same time on Ubuntu with Nvidia?

Now that Ubuntu is slowly becoming a viable gaming platform. Now that Valve gave Nvidia and AMD enough of a push to actually improve their proprietary drivers ... ... I'm completely and utterly ...
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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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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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Why does Edge Resistance always turn back on in CompizConfig settings manager?

Running Ubuntu 13.04. I'm trying to turn off Edge Resistance for multiple monitors, and it keeps turning itself back on! It seems to be triggered by mouse movement, and sometimes takes a second or two ...
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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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Four monitor setup with two Nvidia graphics cards

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I have two nVidia quadro 2000 video cards, each with two monitors plugged in (all 4 monitors are identical). Now I have the latest nVidia drivers, and I'm trying to use ...
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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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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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Different behaviour in 12.04 and 14.04 when laptop lid closed with external monitor

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, and notice a different behaviour in multi-monitor mode. In 12.04, when I plugged in the external monitor and then closed the laptop lid, the laptop would not suspend ...
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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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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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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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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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Lightdm crashes at seemingly random intervals

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS around a month ago, and it's a great experience. Except for one thing: Lightdm crashes at seemingly random times, on average 2 times on a normal working day. I have no ...
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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 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 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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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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After upgrading to 13.04, plugging in external display to my laptop causes the displays to freeze randomly

I had installed 12.10 on my lenovo ideapad z560 laptop at work last week. I use it together with an external monitor and everything was working fine and then today I upgraded the distribution to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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twitch.tv video full screen opens on different monitor?

I have a Nvidia eVGA GeForce GTX 680 and I am running three monitors off of it. Whenever I watch the live streams on twitch.tv and I want to watch in full screen via the little button on the bottom of ...
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How to connect Xdmx and android Xserver?

I run: $ Xdmx :1 -display 192.168.1.137:0 The output: (II) dmx: Generation: 1 (II) dmx: DMX version: 1.2.20070424 (DMX Project) (II) dmx: DMX Build OS: Linux ...
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Display difficulties with Ubuntu 12.10, Dual Monitors, and ATI HD 5800

I have the ubiquitous and difficult display problems. I have a very limited understanding of everything regarding graphic display mechanics, and Gnome specific terms, so please let me know if you ...
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lightdm - enable 3 and then 4 monitors

I've just completed a Ubuntu 12.10 server build on a HP XW8400 desktop with 2 x GeForce dual head DVI gphx cards. On the build bench I had 1 monitor connected & worked perfectly. 1920x1200 ...
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Login Wallpaper Spanning Dual Monitors in 12.04

Is there a way to make the background on the login screen span dual monitors rather than being mirrored? I know it's possible for the actual wallpaper when you're logged in but can't find an option ...
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Can't enable third monitor on second graphics card

I had a system running 12.04 with a Radeon HD4870, and had the monitors correctly setup. I installed a second video card (Radeo HD5700), and can't get the default Monitor app to detect the monitor. ...
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Default program startup display

I have a dual display setup and would like to be able to set which display a piece of software starts on. Most software seems to return to the last display but Stellarium always starts in the primary ...
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Create own screen resolution without Nvidia

I had a problem with my monitor Dell E207WFP. The first time I connected it to my Ubuntu, it had a possibility to set 1600x1040 resolution, but then I reinstalled some drivers and use set default ...
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Cannot find display :0.1

I'm using fujitsu LH531 Laptop with ubuntu 12.04, and with secondary 1440x900 monitor attached to the VGA, confirmed by xrandr command. The problem is, i want to run a program (vlc) to the second ...
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Trying to use 3 monitors with Intel integrated Graphics and Separate video Card

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a desktop that has a Intel i7 2600k with integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics and a GeForce GT430 1GB video card. I have 2 monitors (in a vertical orientation) ...
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How to define multiple xorg screens using the same device?

I have a video-adapter(Dell MMH11) that is connected to the display-port of my graphics card. The adapter identifies itself to the graphics card as a 3840x1200 display. The adapter has two monitors ...
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Different backgrounds on 3 monitor set-up

I currently have a 3 monitor set-up using an AMD HD6870 card. All monitors are 1920 x 1080 and in a 16:9 configuration. However 2 are orientated as landscape whilst one is in portrait. The way I ...
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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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Nvidia GeForce Gt-520M-cn on intel dh61ww Ubuntu 12.04

I have this desktop: i7 2600, 8gb ram ddr3, board intel dh61ww, Geforce Nvidia GT520-cn 2Gb ddr3, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (kernel 3.2.0-23-generic). I want to setup two Samsung ...
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fullscreen using multimonitor

I've got a laptop with an extra external screen attached to it. Whenever I try to maximize a window on the second screen by dragging it to the top of it the window maximizes to my laptop screen. Is ...
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With Nvidia proprietrary drivers cannot choose monitor launcher appears on

It's awesome that unity now let you choose in which monitor you want the unity launcher to apear. However, once I've install the nvidia privative drivers I can't chose anymore. I force what normally ...