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Questions tagged [multiple-monitors]

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

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dual-monitor and need to rearrange all programs through workspace Ubuntu 16.04

Using 8*8 workspaces with 2 monitors with several terminals (or any programs) opened, if I turned monitors off and on again, the locations of terminals are changed, so I need to check up all workspace ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 KDE/Gnome settings no longer seeing some monitor modes

I have recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 LTS. I have a Lenovo W530 laptop with an NVidia Quadro K1000 graphics set. I have 2 external monitors, one is an older Dell 1900x1200 and ...
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18.10 Nvidia driver graphics external monitor

I use 18.10 and want to use an external monitor. The display of the GUI on the build-in laptop screen is ok, but when I plug in an external monitor using HDMI, it is not detected. randr says its ...
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Asus PH GeForce gtx 1050ti Video Card and Intel UHD Graphics 630 Integrated Card

I have searched everywhere but I was not able to find a specific answer to my problem. This is my first post, so please be gentle :) Thanks in advance. The two video cards mentioned in the title are ...
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External monitor not working with MacBook Pro 2011 and defect graphic card

I have a MacBook Pro 2011 (8,2) which suffers from the infamous graphic card problems. I've successfully installed Xubuntu 18.10 by disabling the Radeon graphic card via Grub and EFI partion. I am ...
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Toshiba Satelite L350 VGA issues

New to Ubuntu and newbie to linux in general. I pulled an older Toshiba Satelite L350 from the local scrap yard and it works, so I want to turn it into a media platform for my budget home theatre ...
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Change the monitor for “search”

Short answer: I've got primary and secondary screen. I'd like to see "search" results (special ket" on my secondary screen. Longer explanation: I'm using Ubuntu 18.10. I've got a monitor and TV. I'd ...
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lightdm multiscreen ubuntu 18.04 problem

I have two screens: HDMI-0 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 708mm x 398mm DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) VGA-0 connected primary ...
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Second monitor goes to sleep during boot

I have 2 monitors, both connected through DVI to my computer. Xrandr seems to recognize both, and I can move my pointer out of the screen "on to the second one". But as the title says, as soon as I ...
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Clock only shows up on Prime Monitor?

So one personal complaint I have about Ubuntu is that the clock only shows up on the primary monitor. And I'd love to have it on the none-prime monitor. This sounds great in theory. The problem, is ...
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Black second screen but detected in Ubuntu 18.04

I have two GTX 1080 GPUs on my machine each connected with a DVI cable to a screen and the second screen is black but I still see my cursor on it so it is detected. The cursor turns into an X when I ...
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xrandr missing hdmi output after install nvidia driver

Hi i have notebook where are intel and nvidia graphic cards. Intel 630HD Nvidia 1060, driver 410.78 Ubuntu 18.04 After fresh install nvidia works fine. I don't know exactly what happend (maybe any ...
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Mirror displays, with main display portrait-configured

I'm setting up Ubuntu 18.10 one step at a time on my Jumper EZPad Mini 3, a cheap Chinese Windows tablet. I've already made it to initial usable status (WiFi/BT works) and now I'm testing multi-...
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Dell XPS 15 - applications don't scale in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm currently stuck with the scaling of my external monitor. This is my setup: Dell XPS 15 9570, 4k display, nVidia Geforce 1050Ti, running ubuntu 18.04. nouveau disabled 1x external monitor ...
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Will USB 3.0 to HDMI video adapter work with Ubuntu 14.04? Other versions?

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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Radeon assigns wrong numbers to dual displays. Possible to switch monitor order in system level?

I have two monitors: M1 and M2. M1 is on the left and my main monitor, M2 is on the right and my secondary monitor. AMD graphics card somehow assigns display1 to M2, and display2 to M1. Due to ...
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Second monitor Ubuntu 18.04

So I just put Linux on an Asus laptop with a GTX 1050 graphics card, and I want to add another monitor. I have one using the HDMI port, and the other I'm trying to get to work via USB adapter. I have ...
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How to force a virtual monitor to be always secondary?

Created a virtual display so VNC can work when there is no physical display: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf: Section "Device" Identifier "intelgpu0" Driver "intel" Option "...
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No option to mirror Displays on 18.04 - DELL M3800

I don't find an option to mirror my Displays on Ubuntu 18.04: I am running Ubuntu on a Dell M3800 with hybrid graphics. What might cause this? Result of sudo lshw -c display *-display ...
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Dual monitor laggs

Im new into Ubuntu/Linux systems. I installed it becuase win10 is totall garbage But I have problem with dual monitor setup. I have 2 monitors, Acers, everything looks ok, I can log in, I can use ...
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How to display custom formatted clock in top bar on multiple displays in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a pretty specific problem, that I have had no luck trying to find a working solution to. I have a laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 docked using 2 external monitors resulting in 3 screens. I want to ...
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On Ubuntu 18, mouse does not move freely between all three monitors

I've recently upgraded from 16 to 18. On 16, I could move the mouse freely between all three of my monitors, which are positioned in a triangular arrangement with primary at bottom. But on 18.04, I ...
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1440p monitor only showing 1080p

I have a 1440p monitor (144hz on GTX 1060 3gb via DisplayPort cable drivers installed) and it is showing the max res as 1080p, in windows it shows it as a 1440p monitor, is there any way I can get it ...
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18.10, Gnome3, Win+P, “external/built-in only” have no effects

Mirror and Join Displays work, but External Only and Built-in Only have no effects. Ubuntu 18.10 and the graphics card is AMD. I think the graphics card is working with automatically installed driver. ...
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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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After HDMI disconnected, no image on built in monitor

When I unplug HDMI cable, no image goes to built-in monitor. How to solve it?
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I have a Ubuntu (18.04) with two monitors, one 3840x2160 (4K) and one 1920x1080, but there are problems with the two displays

I have a Ubuntu (18.04) with two monitors, one 3840x2160 (4K) and one 1920x1080, but there are problems with the two displays. I want the 4K display to be scale of 200% and scale of 100% 1920x1080 ...
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Switch all windows between main and secondary monitors

I'm looking for a way to take all the windows from the main monitor and move them to the secondary one, and simultaneously moving the windows from the secondary monitor to the main one. I'm aware ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 VGA external displays are not detected

Does anybody know a solution for the problem that after installing nvidia drivers VGA external displays are not detected? Before installing it works, but after i can't get it working, tried a lot of "...
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2nd Monitor showing distorted image in native resolution using Ubuntu on laptops

I’m having trouble with a second monitor on laptops using Ubuntu or Ubuntu based Distros: If connected over HDMI (only option) with my 27” samsung monitor, it is displayed as samsung 7”, the image is ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 external monitor with intel graphics

I wanted to attach an external monitor through HDMI to my optimus laptop (Gigabyte Aero 15x) but it did not work. I found a solution that works for me in this thread: https://askubuntu.com/a/1094034/...
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2nd monitor with VGA-DVI adaptor recognised but no signal detected

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. Graphics: AMD Rv710. The first monitor connected via HDMI works fine, however, the second monitor connected via VGA-DVI does not. Screenshot below shows that the second ...
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Ubuntu Freeze - MSi GT73EVR 7RE Titan

I have the MSi GT73EVR 7RE Titan. It has the mobile NVidia GTX1070 video card. I have been using Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and now Ubuntu 18.10. Each OS version has freeze or near-freeze problems. I ...
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Restore Primary Display in Ubuntu 18.04

I change my primary display on external LCD for a bigger monitor in the office. After going back home, I found that my laptop primary display is still on the external LCD. The "set primary display" ...
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Losing focus when changing workspace

I've got an irritating issue with losing focus on xubuntu 18.04 while changing workspaces. Lets assume, that I've got 2 displays and 2 workspaces. Active windows are arranged like this: ...
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Incorrect behaviour when pressing Super+P

I have 2 monitors. When pressing Super + P I'd expect the shortcuts to behave like this: Mirror image, Extended image, External only — Only 2nd monitor on, Internal only — Only 1st monitor on. The ...
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Ubuntu won't detect second monitor on HDMI

So, as the title says, my Ubuntu doesn't detect my second monitor on the HDMI port of my laptop. I know it's not a hardware problem, since it does work perfectly on my Windows (dual boot). It did work ...
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No video out from second gpu card (18.04)

Installed another gpu (Nvidia 710) with intent to drive three screens for Ubuntu Host, and use existing gpu (Nvidia 1080) as a Windows Guest pass-through. This machine does not have integrated ...
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xrandr showing mini display ports as DVI

I have two displays connected to my HP laptop via USB-C dock where the monitors are plugged in over mDP cables. But they don't work. xrandr seems to recognize both connections, but lists them as DVI ...
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Nvidia GT 710 screen tearing on 18.04 (horizontal lines in videos)

I have a 2-monitor setup on my 18.04, one on the internal Intel GPU, and the second screen via DVI-D running on NVIDIA GT 710 card, while I have the latest 415 NVIDIA driver. When watching videos on ...
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How to visually and individually control external and integrated display brightness

I'm a Ubuntu (and Linux in general) newbie, so... I have a Ubuntu 18.04 installation with the latest NVidia proprietary driver (version 415) installed, but the brightness slider just affects the ...
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Failed to initialize NVIDIA kernel module

I am running XUbuntu 16.04 with a Nvidia 1080ti and 4 Monitors. I use a xrandr script to switch between 3 of them, to work, and the 4th, which is a TV. Yesterday the System somehow crashed during ...
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Google Chrome - Rendering Yellow Fonts with Green Border on HDMI Screen

System Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Google Chrome 70.0.3538.77 (Official Build) (64-bit) Dual monitors, both Samsung S24D300 Left is a HDMI to DVI Right is a VGA cable Problem So using Google Chrome, it ...
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Use Windows laptop as external monitor

I know its trivial to use your laptop as a 2nd monitor if your desktop is also running Windows. But what if you are running Linux(Ubuntu) on your desktop. Is is still possible to somehow use your ...
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External monitors not detected after BIOS update

I have a Lenovo Legion Y530 with W10 and ubuntu 18.04. The laptop had some issues with the battery which were solved by updating the BIOS, which I did from windows downloading the update from the ...
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Location of desktop icons and menu bars wrong on multimonitor setup

I have a problem with the location of the desktop icons and menubars in some applications. My secondary monitor (on the left) is flipped by 90° which I find better for coding and reading papers. For ...
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Configure light-locker for xubuntu 18.04?

I am running xubuntu 18.04. I recently installed the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have three monitors. When I lock my screen using light-locker my left-most monitor turns off and the other two ...
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How to adjust display settings for LightDM greeter on 18.04?

I have three monitors. My login does not position the monitors properly -- the left and right monitors should be swapped. How do I adjust the resolution and monitor position for the LightDM login ...
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Dell XPS 15 (9570), TB16 dock, and mixed DPI dual monitors

I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS 15 (9570) with the 4K display. I am trying to use the TB16 dock to connect to an external display at work that is 1920x1080 and I'm facing the ...
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How to make Yakuake open always on same screen when working with multiple screens?

I am working with Yakuake and a global hotkey to quickly open and close it. However, when I have multiple monitors, Yakuake will pop up on the one monitor where the mouse pointer is currently located. ...