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Questions tagged [dual-monitor]

For questions about using multiple monitors on a computer system.

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Kubuntu dual displays and docking station problem

I have Lenovo x260 laptop and experiencing problem with Kubuntu 18.04 - after I configure desktop background and panel settings on my external displays, I take the laptop from docking station and see ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 Unreadable screens when joining dual monitors

I installed Lubuntu-core (via 18.04 mini.iso) on a USB flash drive and it works great with one monitor. When I plug in a second monitor on the same card and set the displays to be joined rather than ...
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Upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 display issues

I upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and have display issues. I run this on a pretty old PC with a NVIDIA GT220 video card and two monitors. During the update all goes well and during the reboot everything ...
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XPS 13 with a USB C dock using two 34" 4k monitors - after connecting second montor the XPS and first go blank

Ok, I have been at this for a while and tried every tip I could find and I am still struggling. Although I have not found an article that was 100% my issue so that might be why nothing has worked so ...
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Can't display both projector and built in display simultaneously

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop connected to an Acer K330 projector using VGA. I can use the built in display or the projector, but it won't let me use both at once. If I pick mirror or join it ...
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Is there a way to set-up dual monitor configuration using single monitor?

I have used dual monitor, and I changed the main monitor's location. (It was originally located in left to right. main and sub.) So easily I changed dual monitor option in ubuntu display. It worked ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 boot stopped by message - Low graphics mode

A series of unfortunate events - what started as a simple DVI test for a slight difference in monitor brightness lead me to break my OS. I had an issue with the brightness of my dual monitors being ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 with dual monitors issue

I have 2 monitors and every time I boot up my system with the second monitor turned off, all my icons on the desktop are squashed to the very right (see screen shot). When I turn the second monitor ...
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displaylink-driver-4.4.24.run experienced constant blackout on Ubuntu 18

I have following hardware: Dell Latitude 7490 laptop Dell Docking station(displayLink plug and display) Two Dell displays(P2419H Dell 24 Monitor) On top of that, I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS; in ...
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Will USB 3.0 to HDMI video adapter work with Ubuntu 14.04? Other versions? [closed]

I got Dell Inspiron 5521 notebook with one HDMI port. Currently I use it with Ubuntu 14.04 with one external monitor and with lid open. I dream to close notebook lid and connect the second external ...
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I have to use xrandr after unlocking my computer

If I reboot my machine, the monitors are usually in the right order (not always). The Ubuntu display settings shows them backwards from what I think it should be, basically 1 is on the right and 2 is ...
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Screen flickering with dual screen. Ubuntu 16.04 & Intel HD Graphics 520

I looked the already existing questions but couldn't find a working solution, sorry if I overlooked something. When I plug another screen to my dell laptop, more often than not, one of the screen ...
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Unable to setup dual monitors in 18.04 with my laptop in Ubuntu

I have brought two monitors and I'm unable to setup with my laptop which runs on Ubuntu 18.04. Both the external monitors are being shown as one, and not detected as two different monitors. Is this ...
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Ubuntu mate, dual monitor, one screen is black

I'm running ubuntu Mate, And I have a problem, where one of my monitors are black. I can still move windows too it, and I can see it in the workspace area (lower left corner): The upper left area is ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 keeps enlarging my display resolution after exiting full screen

Maybe I'm just a numnut who doesn't know how to use Ubuntu (I'm fairly new to it), but I've gone looking through other askubuntu pages and there are many similar to my current problem, but none ...
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How to make dual monitor not mirrored at startup?

In 18.04, every time I boot into Ubuntu my dual monitor get into mirrored configuration. Then I should make it sleep and log in again to make it back to normal (correspond to monitors.xml ...
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Ubutnu 18.04 dual monitor issue

I have a laptop (Ubuntu 18.04 + cinnamon) and I connect a monitor with HDMI to it so that I'm using dual screen view. I move several windows to the monitor and then unplug the monitor (all the ...
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How to keep the pointer from drifting between screens when using joint displays?

Ideally I'd prefer using them as two separate work stations rather than the current set up which assumes both screens are next to each other. Any ideas?
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Dual monitor setup - One monitor goes to sleep, the other doesn't

I never had this issue before but then I got a new video card and two new monitors. The monitors are identical but one is connected via hdmi and the other via display port. The hdmi monitor goes to ...
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Cannot extend across 2 monitors in Xubuntu

I have xubuntu on an HP DL360 G7 server. Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Machine has two vga ports, one at the back and one at the front. I can get an identical desktop displayed on both monitors, but cannot get ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS update broke nvidia dual monitor setup

I accepted a standard system update request this morning (8/29/18) and when the system restarted, I could no longer access both screens. I had a situation where I had only mouse access on the left ...
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Cannot get dual monitor setup working in Ubuntu Bionic

I have an Intel NUC (NUC7i5BNH) that has an Intel Iris Plus 640 chipset for graphics. The NUC provides a USB 3.1 Type C port instead of DisplayPort. To this box I have attached two Dell U2415 monitors ...
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Dual monitor on dual GPU not working

I have found relevant questions, but all of them are for very old versions of ubuntu, so I open a new one. The problem: I want to use two different monitors on two different nvidia GPUs, as a single ...
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Maximize window over two displays (Ubuntu 18.04)

I'm using two displays in portrait mode. When I'm using a diff tool (Meld in my case), I want to have the window spread over both displays, such that I see one file version on the left and the other ...
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Lubuntu 18.04: Citrix Dual-Screen Not Working

Is anyone here using Citrix in Lubuntu 18.04? I was trying to extend the Citrix desktop to the second monitor/screen but only the single monitor is being filled with it. It does not recognize the ...
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Color Management 2 monitors on Ubuntu Studio 16.04 with Spyder5 express

I am using Ubuntustudio 16.04 with 2 Dell ultrasharp monitors (same model) with Spyder5 express. Xubuntu which it is base upon doesn't have colour management for one thing. Where I am really lost is ...
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Nitrogen won't allow me have two different backgrounds on seperate monitors, why?

I've downloaded the dconf editor and deselected allowing the file manager to handle the desktop (show-deckstop-icons). I've started nitrogen with the command nitrogen --force-setter=xinerama, this ...
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Dual Monitor will not apply

I will apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge. I have recently installed ubuntu 18.04. I am unable to apply any kind of dual monitor set up. I go to devices on my Dell Inspirion. The laptop ...
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After upgrading to 18.04 from 17.10 dual monitor stopped working, nvidia works with incorrect resolution, intel graphics card does not

On my Dell system, the NVIDIA card gets recognized, but my Intel card does not after upgrading to 18.04 (17.10 was fine). The NVIDIA graphics card resolution is incorrect though. I have also tried the ...
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Is it possible to have different zoom for each display for dual-display configuration?

It seems for me like it isn't possible, as zoom is changed for both displays simultaneous in "Displays" tool. ubuntu 18.04, nvidia, one display 4K other 2K I want to have 200% zoom on 4K display and ...
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I can not access second monitor anymore

I wanted to remove mouse stickiness while using dual monitors on 18.04 version. I tried different methods to do so. Now, although the second (the main monitor) is displayed. the mouse doe not move to ...
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How to Remove Stckiness In Dual Monitors while using 18.04

Up until recently, I was using 16.04 version. But now that I have moved to the latest Ubuntu version 18.04, my mouse stops at the edges and does not go to the second monitor. Any possible solutions to ...
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Resume suspend with dual monitors on 18.04 [closed]

I recently a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04, with a GTX 1070. Everything works great, except after coming out of suspend, my DisplayPort monitor does not come back, only the HDMI monitor. If I reboot, ...
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17.10.1 (VirtualBox) dual monitors not being detected

I just installed a 17.10.1 VirtualBox. I go to the display settings and I do not see any "multi monitor" settings. Is there another place so to activate it?
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everything except mouse freezes when changing display settings

Yesterday, I plugged a monitor into my Ubuntu 16.04 craptop with ATI graphics drivers and gpu. I enabled the monitor through settings and everything worked perfectly. Today I did the same thing again ...
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Dual monitors quit working in late January, wrong scaling is used, nothing helps

One monitor is 1600x900, the other 2550X1440. In January they worked fine. Starting in late January they are unusable together as each gets scaled to the sum over the actual, the 2550 monitor ...
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Dual monitors: Error: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod

Ubuntu 14.04.5, Nvidia drivers 390.25, Dual monitors Upon reboot, only one monitor lights up. Other goes into power saving mode. When I go to System Settings > Display, the second display shows as "...
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Ubuntu 17.10 boot issues on Dell XPS 15 9560, dual monitor, suspend/resume

frustrating weekend spent trying to stabilise this PC booting with 17.10 (which surely must be one of most common laptop choices for Ubuntu! so not too surprised people give up and buy MACs in the ...
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Night light vs dual monitor

I am using Ubuntu on a laptop which I put in a docking station with two screens. The night light works well when activated but after unlocking from screen saver, only the main monitor is in night ...
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Cursor appears in both monitors after upgrade to 17.10

I've just upgraded to 17.10 and I have a dual monitor setup. One is my laptop's and the other is set on the left of it in portrait mode (this one is flagged as the primary). The problem is that if I ...
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ubuntu 16.04 LTS dual monitor - only top menu bar duplicated

I am using 2 monitors, one by HDMI and the second by VGA. Extension works fine and I can have only one left icon bar. BUT there is a duplicate top menu bar which I cannot avoid duplication. Is it ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 custom top bar and dual monitor?

Clock is placed in middle. I want it in left. Because middle is distracting me. And when i using dual monitor top bar's only displaying one of it.
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System crashes when multiple monitors is turned on via VGA

I am trying to get my multiple screens to work (double screen) on a second monitor I have connected through a VGA cable, but the system crashes whenever I turn the duplicate mode on by pressing "...
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How i change Text-mode and GRUB display?

I'm using a GTX 970 who already has a problem and need to be installed using +nomodeset or +acpi-off, and change the resolution of console-mode after the install, seems like Display 2 turns on faster ...
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How can i “spy” on my second dual monitor output from the main screen?

I have a dual monitor setup, but have no way to view the second monitor screen, unless i leave and go into a different area of the building, how can i view the contents of the second monitor output on ...
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Cinnamon dual monitor icons

I'm using Ubuntu 17.04 with Cinnamon 3.4.3 on a dual monitor. I got a issue with icons on desktop. My external monitor is set has the primary monitor and I selected that I want see the icons only on ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - How do I extend my monitor? Non-mirrored mode stretches display across additional monitor

I just bought a new computer(MSI GS63VR) and I've set up a dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04. The graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. I have a second monitor(HP) that I want to use as my primary ...
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Two Monitors and Black Magic's Fusion [closed]

Recently I tried to connect a second monitor on my Ubuntu Studio on two different computers. One with AMD card and one with nVidia. The moment I try to run Black Magic Design's Fusion 8.2.1, the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome login screen on ASUS GL552VW with closed lid

I've got an Asus GL552VW running Ubuntu Gnome 17.04. With a monitor connected to the HDMI port. The monitor is the primary screen and the laptop screen the secondary. When i boot to the login screen ...
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Ubuntu - Dual monitor (Cannot have separate screens)

I have just bought an "HP 24ER" screen to use with my "HP OMEN" laptop. I connected it with my computer, on Ubuntu "16.04". Then I installed the driver of my NVIDIA 1050TI card by doing: NVIDIA 375.39 ...