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It is difficult I am using four monitors on Linux Mint 64, this is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Also using the recomended binary driver from Ubuntu0.0.4 nvidia-331 .113 Section "ServerLayout" # Screen 2 "Screen2" LeftOf "Screen0" # Screen 3 "Screen3" LeftOf "Screen2" # Removed Option "Xinerama" "on" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 ...


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Ubuntu doesn't care what the primary monitor is (xconf "use this as my primary display" means nothing apparently), it uses the left/right arrangement of the screens to decide which is primary. Whatever screen is 'left' in screen settings is the primary display. This question has been asked before: Change Primary monitor This question is being asked again: ...


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xrandr is a difficult way to perform this; I don't recommend it. Go to System Settings > Screen Display. You will see both of your screens. By selecting a screen, you can modify its defaults such as its resolution — and you can turn it off altogether (slide the ON button to OFF). Be sure to locate the Launcher on "All displays" so that you don't end up ...


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I tested the script below on Ubuntu (Gnome) Classic and Gnome Flashback (Metacity) 14.04. The "mixed" application of xdotool and wmctrl was necessary because of some peculiarities I ran into writing the script for Metacity. The solution As a result of the fact that I wanted the script to: determine which is the left/right screen calculate both monitor's ...


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Why you see only one screen in X is because 1920*2=3840. (X makes it one huge screen) Why the laptop is showing a distorted signal is theoretically (=according to specs) because you use the mini-display port. 2 external monitors are only supported on HDMI and VGA. Fair warning: I don't have your exact hardware, so borrow a VGA cable before you buy one ...


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Redirecting the command to run an application Most applications open their window on the screen they were initiated from (either from Dash or the launcher). Some applications however do not, but they can be forced to, by redirecting the command to run the application through the script below. To do that, you will need to edit the corresponding .desktop file ...


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How applications appear in the launcher This is how the icon of an active application looks: This is how the icon of an application with a minimized, or otherwise inactive window looks: This is how the icon of an application looks when the application does only have one (or more) window(s) on another viewport then the current one (which includes ...


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Okay, that looks like an old answer and things aren't as bad in 14.04 as they once were. Yes, the monitor on the left is usually the primary monitor and it is set this way by default. The unity desktop is actually called the ubuntu-desktop and the reason for this is because unity is actually a compiz plugin so you are actually using a compiz desktop. With ...


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I know this is an old question, but I have exactly the same setup as you, and have been running into the same problem. I figured I'd share this here, since it hasn't been discussed anywhere else. The problem seems to be the proprietary AMD driver in combination with certain older GPUs, rather than any particular X settings. Since these cards only use two ...


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I would try using ranges. (I'm estimating that the amount of left to right spread that is the right monitor is 60 percent. Starting at 40% from the left and extending to 100%.) Notice the black space? That part counts. That's why I say to put it 40% in instead of 0% to 100%. Try this first one. section: links Desktop: down(40,100) = Laptop ...


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I have the same, first tried with an active HP DP->DVI, and with a direct cable. Both don't work out of the box. You can force a connection like this: xrandr --addmode DP1 1280x1024 xrandr --output DP1 --mode 1280x1024 --right-of HDMI1


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I'm hunting the same functionality and found in the shortcuts/KWin settings: quick tile window to the left/right will maximize it to the left/right. It doesn't look like top/bottom functionality exists. https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=310005 Window to Next/Previous Screen works for moving windows to other monitors. I'm hoping to find more, but ...


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Alternatively you can ask support to share driver sources ... it is obviously old matters and j5Create will have the chance to go for such help. Then a community will be able to add some new (really old) drivers to the workarounds.


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Having done a lot of research into these devices, I had a pretty good idea what I'd find if I looked into this one. The manufacturer of this product openly supports LINUX for other devices they sell, but not for this one. In other words, it is extremely unlikely this device will ever be supported for linux. If you do as much research as I have, you will ...


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Not what you're looking for exactly, but remember you can always access your computer even without any local screen - as long as you have networking configured so that it is ready upon starting. When you install sshd on the computer you can always log in via ssh from a second machine, and reconfigure your X.



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