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This affected me too. Finally after weeks of frustration I found the solution posted in a Launchpad bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/1382462). In short: Install CCSM (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) In CCSM go to "General Options" --> "Display Settings" and do the following: Un-check "Deteck Outputs" In the ...


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You will probably need to mess around with your xorg.conf file. However, you have 2 different GPUs by the look of it. Of course, you won't manage to use 2 X Screens, and for me Xinerama didn't work. I got mine to work (1 screen on each GPU) by not specicifically referencing the second GPU. I (however) am using 2 nVidia GTS 450s, and 2 identical screens, so ...


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Screen 0 is behaviour of Ubuntu, when inproper or none (standard) graphical driver is present. In general for this situation is necessary to install additional drivers. For Nvidia drivers you have to search for additional drivers in Ubuntu software center - settings - software sources - additional drivers // english names in menu are not exact. As you ...


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Source, Unix & Linux I finally got this working, 2 Graphics Cards (nVidia GTS 450) with both screens on DVI. Here is my xorg.conf: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" Option "Xinerama" "0" EndSection ...


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I'm afraid I do most things in the GUI, and not the CLI, where possible, but here is how I solved a similar problem. Firstly plug in and switch on the monitor (as I'm sure you're doing, but the order is important). Open the Application 'Screen Display' Press the button 'Detect Displays' From there your second monitor should be ready for use, and it is just ...


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i was facing similar problem, but the solution is quite simple.the problem is there because of two monitors connected to the PC. Windows which are not displaying were displayed in other monitor that was turned off. source:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2217862


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I just passed trough the same problem today (Lenovo Thinkpad T430) after a system upgrade. I could see that selecting a lower resolution for the external monitor works for showing the extended desktop, but looked ugly, so I kept the default highest resolution on both laptop's screen and external monitor, then, I discovered that disconnecting all cables from ...


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Maybe try going to your 'Displays' from the GNOME launcher, there should maybe a button saying 'Detect Displays' then you should have some options like 'Mirror Display', simply check or uncheck this. The settings may vary from distribution to distribution. I am not 100% sure if this will work as I am not familiar with the software suite you are using. You ...


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You can either create new panel in the primary display or move the panel from the second display to the first. Right click on empty space on the panel and choose Panel > Panel preferences... Once you have that open, you can move the panels around or add new one.


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I have these kind of problems with my TV. I have it connected thought HDMI and my monitor uses DVI. This that usually work: Install NVidia proprietary drivers turn on and off your second monitor unplug and plug the cable open the display setting and try to detect the monitors. Maybe one of them is off. Also try to mirror them. beyond your OS display ...


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My first thought would be that you are not using NVIDIA's drive rs, as Ubuntu (and Chalet) use the Nouveau open-source drivers by default. If you go here you can find out exactly what features of Nvidia cards are supported by Nouveau (your card is in the farthest column to the right, designation NV110). Your best bet, whenever facing problems of this ...


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Are your monitors connected to the graphics card? If yes, then you have to install the driver for you graphics card. Once you install it, it will detect your other monitors.


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"Normally", if you connect a second screen, the two screens make one combined virtual desktop. The fact that your laptop monitor is broken doesn't prevent that. The applications you are running no doubt run correctly, but obviously they are running on your broken screen :) What you need to do is actually switching it off in System settings > Screens. ...


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NX is difficult with multiple monitors. Furthermore, it is only supported until Ubuntu 12.04, but not in newer versions. You'll probably wanna tryout other VNC servers like x11vnc for instance. Try out http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/faq.html#faq-xinerama as well. Hope I could help! Don't forget to vote! ;)


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I managed to fix it a bit by trial and error. I just went into display configuration under system settings and picked the correct screen resolution and refresh rate for the third monitor and this time it worked. I had though deleted monitors.xml from /home/user/.config/monitors.xml This was a very obvious solution and one I'm sure I tried before so I'd be ...


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I've had a similar problem. My fix was via gui. I had automagically supplied on my install iso. Try graphics driver fglrx. This worked for me


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It may be worth a shot to upgrade your kernel to 3.17 as a user reported he was then able to get his dual monitors fixed with his T440P which also used Intel graphics.


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It's because of the menu. ntrrgc is right, but you have to put the launcher bar all to the right, not in each display. That fixes the stick problem and is worse, when you have that menu in both displays and with the option hide menu bar.


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Do you use the nvidia proprietary drivers or the nouveau open drivers? (If you don't know run lsmod | grep nouveau if it gives you any results, it's nouveau; if lsmod | grep nvidia gives you any results, it's the proprietary nvidia drivers). If you have the nvidia drivers you should be able to configure the monitors from the nvidia-settings utility that ...


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Here's a script that a wrote up to play with the different refresh rates and find one that works with my monitor. It's a bit wonky but it worked after i entered '40' as the first parameter ie. './cv 40' and then set the resolution in the Ubuntu display settings. Change the device DEV to your device, if passing '-i' in the 2nd param cvt creates interlaced ...


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Simple: move the left hand monitor (in software) to the top of the screen. That will force the icons back down onto it.


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This is doable with an extension called multi-monitors-add-on. I you are using the latest version of Gnome shell (3.14 and 3.16) use the master branch: git clone git://github.com/spin83/multi-monitors-add-on.git cd multi-monitors-add-on cp -r multi-monitors-add-on@spin83 ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions For Ubuntu 14.04, which has Gnome shell 3.10, ...


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Although I don't have a resolution for the first 'video card' issue (I'm going to just imagine that this is why Linus gave Nvidia the finger), the second was resolved by updating the kernel, with sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic linux-headers-generic


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The solution exists of two parts: 1. create a small script to arrange the screens You should think of your combined screens as one combined virtual screen, as explained here. To arrange two screens into the combined virtual screen, you need to arrange them from left to right. In your case: to place the left screen on 0,0: xrandr --output DP-0 --pos 0x0 ...


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This answer assumes you are using Unity: What you will run into when writing a script to open an application on a specific sreen or positon If you want to call an application and, subsequently, place its window on a specific position and size, the time between calling the application and the moment the window actually appears, is essential, but ...


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To position a window, you can use a tool that manipulates X events such as xdotool or wmctrl. For example, with wmctrl, you can use -e: -e <MVARG> Resize and move a window that has been specified with a -r action according to the <MVARG> argument. <MVARG> A move and resize argument has the format ...


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I'm taking an absolute shot-in-the-dark, here, but a workaround for now could be this script: #!/bin/bash # Author: Andrew Martin # Credit: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1309247 echo "Enter the primary display from the following:" # prompt for the display xrandr --prop | grep "[^dis]connected" | cut --delimiter=" " -f1 # query ...


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I had this problem too on a carbon X1 laptop. My setup was a bit different and I'm on 15.04 and I was rotating the other screen with xrandr, rather than using the system menu. Nonetheless, it also has a recent intel gpu (broadwell, but I don't think they're that different), so it's probably the same problem. Here's how I fixed it: Install new (>= 2.99.917) ...


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Although this isn't really a perfect answer, updating to Ubuntu 14.10 fixed this for me. I imagine there are some packages that are part of the Ubuntu 14.10 install that could be manually installed on Ubuntu 14.04 to fix this behaviour; who knows which ones they are.


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My way to solve this problem is by installing Google Chrome for Linux. Install Gdebi (sudo apt-get install gdebi) Download Google Chrome: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html Select the right version (for amd64 or i386) Install Google Chrome with Gdebi (or the ubuntu software center) In Chrome Flash is working correctly (the flash ...


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The only correct answer here is unfortunately a buried comment: I've reported this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/1425000 – mmalmeida It seems that the primary one (at least in 14.04) is always the one closest to the top left. So, there's no way to make the "right" display the primary one. Editing ~/.config/monitors.xml makes no ...


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you can try this: xrandr -s 1920x1200 xrandr --output HDMI2 --auto --left-of eDP1 the first command set your main screen to the resolution 1920x1200, and the second command let your external monitor have the same resolution with your main screen. Alternatively, you can use --same-as or --right-of options


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I'm using a XPS 13" (2015) and the same docking station as you linked to. I was mainly interested in a dual monitor solution with the added benefit of more USB ports. What you've probably read on this forum and other places is that USB 3.0 support on Linux is not optimal. I've tested the dock on Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, not 15.04 To sum my situation up: The ...


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It has been answered here Problem with xrandr rotation inverted Hope it will work for you


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The solution is about adding custom edid.bin monitor file to xorg.conf you can doing that by following this steps. Before you do anything unplug DVI cable and plug the VGA cable so you can get the property edid file for your monitor. But if you don't have VGA cable then use windows for dumping the file. first of all you have to install NVIDIA driver: ...


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Take a "snapshot" of the window arrangement and restore it The script below can be used to get the current window positions of all "normal" windows (run with the argument -get), or restore the last window arrangement (run with the argument -restore). As explained here, using wmctrl i.c.w. Unity has some issues. If it is satisfying in your situation is to ...


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If you install wmctrl you can use "wmctrl -Gl" to get a listing of all windows with their current positions and sizes. You could then use this information in step 4 to call wmctrl with the -e option to restore the size and position. For example: wmctrl -ir <id> -e 0,<x>,<y>,<w>,<h>



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