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Lubuntu 15.10 dual monitor setup issues

Problem description I recently updated my two monitor system from Lubuntu 14.04 to Lubuntu 15.10. I set everything on the new system exactly as on the old one before and I figured out a strange ...
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I have three monitors, two of them mirror each other and the last is blank

I have a triple monitor setup. I know all three monitors work and are plugged in. However on Fedora 23 my primary and secondary monitors mirror each other and my third monitor just on sleep and ...
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puzzling.stackexchange.com turns left monitor black

This is a weird one. This is a new issue on an existing Ubuntu 14.04, dual screen setup, using Unity, nothing out of the ordinary. When I go to puzzling.stackexchange.com on my left monitor screen ...
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Second monitor just started displaying “check signal cable” after kde login

I'm running Fedora 23 with KDE. I've installed the latest nvidia drivers directly with their .bin installer. Everything has been working fine. I haven't done any updates or installed anything new ...
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Using dual montiors and a spare GPU under Linux Mint 17.3

I upgraded my video to a GTX 750TI from a 550 TI. I'm contemplating throwing the 550 back in my box to use as a second GPU for rendering in Blender. I use two monitors, but intend to continue ...
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KDE Plasma 5 panels multi monitor

Every time I plug in or out the external monitor its panel changes to the secondary one. Also, new windows always opens on the laptop monitor which is the secondary. Is there a way to solve this?
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Desktop environment that can pin a workspace to an external monitor

Is it possible to "pin" the contents of one workspace to an external monitor (projector) while being able to see its content on the laptop's built-in screen? I'm on Arch Linux and am ready to test ...
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Randomly Cycle Different Wallpapers On Each Monitor

So I've got a program called "Display Fusion" installed on my Windows drive, and I love it for literally only one feature: I can set it up to that each of my 3 monitors randomly changes the wallpaper ...
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display tty1 on one moinotor and dipslay tty2 on second monitor (usb terminal)

I have Debian 7 in console only mode; is there a way I can display different programs on 2 monitors? example: Screen one is the primary screen and this is to display my PoS application Screen two is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashing when 2 monitors are plugged in

The title is pretty self-explanatory. Ubuntu 14.04 is crashing, but only if 2 monitors are plugged in. If I start my computer with just the main monitor everything works fine. What is weird is that ...
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Prevent “display drag” on Linux Mint

Background I have Linux Mint installed on my laptop with 2 extra monitors connect to the VGA and HDMI outputs. I've installed nvidia drivers as recommended by the Driver Manager. Although, the ...
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Menus open in wrong monitor

I connected an external monitor to the HDMI port of my laptop and it worked; however, if I move any window there and try to open a menu on it, it will open on the wrong screen. This is how it looks, ...
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Dual monitors mirror each other

So I have two monitors for this desktop and both of them currently mirror each other. I'm on Fedora 23 running a Radeon R9 390 8GB. I've tried the proprietary ATI drivers and when I reboot I get grub ...
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Linux monitor hierarchy list

So this is more of me wondering if this is possible. I am running an hp pavilion g6 with linux mint 17.3. AMD a8 w/ radeon 7640g. I Find that I am hooking into other displays via the HDMI port ...
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dual monitor support on a non-GNOME system

I have Ubuntu-14.04 with x11 drivers and lightweight WM installed on my laptop Toshiba Satellite Z930. I also have an external monitor connected to the laptop via HDMI interface. Currently, the ...
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Adding a second GPU greatly reduces my graphics performance

I'm currently running Ubuntu 15 desktop with an ATI R9 390 and a 4k monitor via display port. Everything runs smoothly. I have a second monitor which is VGA-only, and since the R9 has no VGA ports, ...
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In Debian Fluxbox, how do I fix the cursor on the second head?

I have the problem that my cursor icon doesn't get drawn on the secondary monitor of a two monitor setup. It looks like this on the main screen: But on the second screen it look like: ...
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Dual monitor support without X.org server possible?

On a dual monitor setup, can you have both monitors displaying a shell without entering X (or any other graphical display server)? And if it is not possible, why?
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Why do all windows move to a single monitor when resume from suspend? (Debian + Cinnamon)

Setup is a laptop with a monitor attached, desktop extended. External monitor is designated the primary. Whenever my laptop resumes from suspend, all windows have been moved to the laptop, not where ...
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Bad secondary monitor resolution

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Fedora 22 installed, the monitor for the Toshiba is a 17 inches and I now have a RCA Tv as a secondary monitor and it worked just fine! But I tried to invert things and ...
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Get second Monitor (VGA) to work on Tinycore

I am having troubles getting a second monitor to run on Tinycore. I can confirm that the second monitor is working because I am using it right now. The monitor is a regular VGA connector. The primary ...
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Dual monitor setup with xrandr: extending without/with disabled scrolling

This is not a question, but rather a work around for a problem under Ubuntu, I encountered. Setup: Given a laptop screen (e.g., "LVDS-1-0") and a second screen (e.g., "DP-1") with the second screen ...
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Dual Monitor on Arch Linux causes computer to not suspend

I've recently set up a second monitor for my laptop, and for some reason now after I close the lid the computer will just take my external monitor as my primary monitor and not suspend my laptop. I've ...
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Issues with Debian 8 and multi screens

I just installed Debian 8 and I plugged in another screen. Sometimes it works correctly, but most of the time the screen of the computer gets black and doesn't display anything. But I can put the ...
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Not getting 3d acceleration on one of two GeForce graphic cards

Running Debian 8. I have a GeForce 6600 GT and a GeForce GTX 460 SE. I was using the 340.65-2 driver, whatever the standard nvidia driver is in the repos, but that doesn't support the 6600. So I ...
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multiple monitor setting - show only active monitor [closed]

I am using dual monitor along with my laptop. (laptop screen and another monitor attached to VGA port). Now, I have configured like secondary display(extended). Sometimes, I ended up closing active ...
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Monitor labels appearing in displays on Linux Mint MATE

Monitor labels have started appearing in the upper left corner of each display as shown in this screenshot showing my 2 displays: external monitor and laptop. The labels are always on top and do ...
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How can I change the 'active' monitor on gnome-shell?

I'm using debian 8.2 with gnome3 (gnome shell) with 2 monitors. Primary/Secondary screen is configured correctly. When I start up my system and open up an application using ALT+F2 or by using a ...
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Linux Mint Monitor Configuration

I run dual monitors on my machine with Linux mint however one screen is shared with another computer. When I switch to that computer it disconnects from Linux and resets the monitor configuration, ...
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Automatically take screenshot of specific display in X

For creating a time lapse on a system running X with two screens (actually it's one "screen" on two "displays"), how do I take a screenshot of one of the screens? xrandr output is (abbreviated): ...
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Remembering external monitor settings

I like to have an external monitor hooked up from time to time, but I keep the monitor in portrait mode. I have i3 running with xfce utilities. Every time I hook up the monitor it sets it to landscape ...
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Change Screen Rotation in GNOME/Wayland

Is there a way to change the screen rotation of a specific screen in GNOME? I tried xrandr -d XWAYLAND1 -o right, but that gives me Can't open display XWAYLAND1.
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Why does my touchscreen not respond, when changing the primary monitor to a non-touch external monitor?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Helix with a Linux running on top of it. Over the miniDP I connected a regular Dell monitor. All is well as long as the Helix stays the primary monitor, but if I switch the ...
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nvidia-settings -load-config-only does not seem to restore saved monitor position settings

Using nvidia-settings I am able to get my external monitor correctly positioned to the right of my laptop just as I like. However, when I reboot, restart X, and login I find I am back to where I ...
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LXDE not turning on laptop monitor where VGA disconnected

I'm using LXDE (on Lubuntu 15.04) on my laptop (which is a Lenovo X201). When I connect the laptop to an external monitor and tell LXDE to use only that (and blank the laptop monitor) - it obliges me. ...
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output cut on the projector because laptop resolution is 16:9 and projector is lower

My query is same/similar to Setting KDE to crop the laptop's screen to match external VGA device's ratio In my case my screen resolution is 1366 x 768 which is non-standard but still ...
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Brightness falls at 0 when plugging second monitor

This only happens when using Gnome. I have an Acer Aspire V3-772GTX54206G1TMakk laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M graphics card running Debian 8 (jessie) 64-bit, and I'm using Gnome 3.14.1. The ...
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How do I set up my android as extra monitor?

I'm trying to make my android tablet work as a second monitor to my laptop running Linux Mint. Since I want it to work as if i just plug in my monitor at home into VGA, I tried following the ...
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Ubuntu - Dual screen impossible by unity crash

I recently received my new hardware. I installed Ubuntu 15 but got an error with my dual screen. I downgraded to the stable 14.04 ... But still the same. I have two monitors connected in HDMI and DVI ...
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Dual external monitors on Dell E-Port II docking station are mirroring with each other

I have a Dell Latitude E7450 running Linux Mint running Mate and I'm using a Dell E-Port II (Model PRO3X) docking station. I'm connecting two external monitors, one via DVI and the other using ...
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Xfce (Xubuntu) split large monitors in two seperate (DualHead2Go SE - Matrox)

I purchased a Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE in order to use my notebooks screen (Lenovo L430, Xubuntu 14.04 LTS - 1600x900) as a primary screen and my two external monitors (each 1680x1050) as ...
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Command line for detecting monitors, instead of relogging

If I plug monitors to my laptop, arandr doesn't see them. It's as if they were not plugged. On the contrary, if I relog (log out, log in) with monitors plugged, then I will be able two manage the ...
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Mirror screen with 2 different resolution displays, -with borders on larger resolution screen?

Help. The TV I'm trying to use as a monitor has overscan issues, it overscans both 1080p and 720p resolutions. For my use, I'd rather have borders compared to a cut off screen. I'm trying to get ...
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Dual touch screen system - how to open application in another monitor?

So I have dual touch screen system and I have mirrored the display output be the same in both displays. But now when other touch screen is being used I would like to open this other application on the ...
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Debian continue running script from lxde even after logging off

I'm trying to play some games on Steam (specifically Half-Life 2), but having Xinerama enabled with my dual monitor setup results in the infamous: Could not find required OpenGL entry point ...
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Overscanning Problem - NOT a TV setting

I'm using a 42" Philips LCD TV (42PFL3704D/F7) as a secondary monitor for my computer, running Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 7. My primary monitor is a 22" LCD monitor, and it works fine on both ...
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2nd monitor detected but no signal with fglrx drivers

Currently this is my setup on Ubuntu 12.04: VGA - VGA (1st monitor). HDMI to VGA converter - VGA (2nd monitor). HD4870 with fglrx drivers. After I connected my second monitor,Ubuntu detects it and ...
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Turn off the backlight of an external monitor

Is there a command-line way to turn off the backlight of an external monitor connected to laptop through HDMI? This works on laptop's monitor: echo 10 | sudo tee ...
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Elementary OS different wallpapers on each monitor

I have a dual monitor setup and I'd like to have a different wallpaper for each monitor. I found two programs in this post: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/ubuntu-multi-monitor-tweaks-full-screen.html ...
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Dual monitors, DVI-I to VGA converter resolution resolving broken

Generally I just moved to latest Manjaro with Xfce. My graphics card is GeForce 660 Ti (from Gigabyte). I have 2 monitors plugged in, one (primary) is full-hd screen that I got plugged to HDMI port, ...