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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, ...
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Dual screen setup with different resolutions

Is there a way to support two different resolutions on my dual screens, one of 1600x900 and one 1200x1024? Does it depend on my graphics card or is there third party software that can achieve this?
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Monitor won't sleep RHEL 6.5

I just installed linux and even after 30 minutes the monitor never goes to sleep. I have no idea where to look beyond the power management settings. Tried even setting the turn monitor off after 1 ...
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xrandr can't find second monitor

I have a new graphic card, the ATI Radeon HD 7850. My Windowmanager is i3wm and I have installed the proprietary driver from AMD. When starting amdcccle I can set both monitors as "multiple monitor" ...
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Dual Monitor Support in Kali Linux

I have a native install of Kali Linux on my custom PC which has an Intel Core i5 4690K CPU and an NVIDIA GTX960 GPU. The monitor plugged into my DVI port is working but my 2nd monitor plugged into ...
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Bumblebee, how do I get the TV that's plugged in to my laptop working?

I recently got myself a nice 4k TV and would like to use my laptop with openSUSE 13.2 to watch movies on it. I've read tons of forum posts and tutorials about this, but nothing seems to work. It seems ...
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Nvidia Fx 3800 drivers on Fedora 21

I have got a "new" machine at work and wanted to switch it to fedora 21. The installation is fine and works except when I try to add a second monitor. Then it boots but it is really slow and just one ...
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Dual Monitors on Cinnamon 2.4.8 - cursor gets stuck on bottom and top right of left screen

Running Mint 17.1 with Cinammon 2.4.8 and I have two 2560 * 1440 monitors, both placed in the display settings as next to each other, not mirrored. The mouse cursor moves as normal between the two ...
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How to start freerdp fullscreen on second monitor

when I log in to a Windows Computer with xfreerdp -v computer -u user --workarea -f the full screen window always appears on the first of my two monitors. Is it possible to tell freerdp to start ...
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How to clone display to external monitor with custom resolution during boot?

NOTE: this question is not about configuring desktop manager (like KDE3), it is about booting up the system. The hardware configuration is this -- laptop with high resolution display, and external ...
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Dual Monitor Woes

Not sure if it's allowed to ask two questions in one 'question' if it's not I'll separate them, but since they're both related to the monitor / dual monitor set up, I thought I'd just combine them.. ...
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Turn off mirror display on startup on Elementary OS

I'm running Elementary OS Freya Beta 2 with dual displays. I added some xrandr commands to run at startup so the monitor I want is the primary monitor and that the dock starts on the right monitor. ...
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Why doesn't my right screen refresh correctly when my left screen does?

I'm having a problem for which I can't find a solution. I'm currently using an AMD Radeon HD 6870 in dual screen. My left screen is plugged in HDMI and my right screen is plugged in DVI. My ...
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Double screen: desktops “moving” with the mouse

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, with Cinnamon 2.4.5. I have a double screen: my laptop's¹ screen, and another (Dell) screen, both with resolution 1920×1080. I have a strange bug (maybe is it a ...
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Dual-monitor setup with custom desktop environment and Compiz

I have two monitors that are both connected to my computer. I want to have them un-mirrored, and it works fine in Cinnamon (after tweaking some settings), but I can't find a way to do this in a custom ...
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Can't get my secondary monitor to power on in X11

I have an ATI HD5770, connected to 2 monitors(DVI and DisplayPort). When booting up ArchLinux the TTY display is duplicated between the two monitors as excepted, but when starting the X server(Awesome ...
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Intel HDMI monitor not recognized

The problem I've got two graphics cards in my computer: Nvidia GTX 580 Intel Graphics (onboard) The Nvidia part is working fine: plugged in a DVI cable to my monitor and everything works ...
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USB to VGA on Linux

I've been offered a Macbook Pro mid-2012. Although it wouldn't have been my first choice it's still a great piece of hardware, only problem for me is that it only has a single Thunderbolt port ...
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configure second monitor

I have a new Debian machine and I'm trying to attach a second monitor to it. When I plug it in in my HDMI port, the second monitor duplicates the firts monitor, while I wuold like to extend it. My ...
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Debian Wheezy, issue connecting multiple monitors

I just recently migrated to Wheezy from Arch, everything has gone very well except I can't seem to get multiple monitors to work. Here is my setup: machine: Dell Latitude E6540 laptop graphics: ...
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expand screen using vnc server

Background: If you connect a 2nd monitor/projector by cable to a computer, you often can easy make the screen expand, so each monitor have there own area of the screen, and you can move windows ...
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Ubuntu external dual monitors set up problem

I am new to *nix world. I have a Lenovo T440 laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 and looking to dock in its station. I have 2 ASUS external monitors connected to it. Ideally, I am looking to have the display in ...