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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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how to configure xorg.conf for extended desktop?

I would like to setup the dual monitor settings where I can use two monitors as a single Desktop with single panel, single launcher and when some programs are maximized then it should span both the ...
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Second monitor detected but not receiving signal?

I'm at my wit's end trying to figure this one out. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 (DMS-59 connector with DMS-59 to dual-DVI adapter). I'm trying to get dual monitors working properly. So far, I've tried ...
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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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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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dual-monitor bugs during resolution setting

My OS is Slackware 13.37 64-bit. I have two monitors. Primary one supports 1920x1200 and the secondary one 1280x1024. I use this line to enable dual monitors in "non-clone" mode: xrandr --output ...
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Dual monitor setup on a laptop: internal monitor peeking through on external display

Recently I began to use my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5020) with an external display. I use the displays side-by-side, internal on the left, external on the right. The problem is, however, that the ...
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cannot send signal to VGA using VGA-to-HDMI adapter

This is the output of lspci -v: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ...
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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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Program similar to xcalib to invert desktop colors

I'm using xcalib to invert colors on my computer at home. I have two monitors at work, and unfortunately the xcalib -i -a inverts only one of them (the one I don't want to invert). I haven't found any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting 2 monitors to work in Debian

I'm quite new to Debian let alone linux and would like to setup dual screens. I've done multiple searches but there is nothing beginner-friendly for me to grasp exactly what I need to do to get the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to modify the default setting adopted by xrandr when connecting an external monitor?

I am confronted with a problem when connecting the external monitor while the computer is open. At that point it seems that xrandr adopts one of the combinations that do not work. As a workaround to ...
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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 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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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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Adding the panel to the second monitor

I have set up two monitors in my system. One is powered by the HDMI port and the other one is powered by the normal analogue port of the same GPU (Nvidia Ge-force 210). I just setup twin display in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to move taskbar to different monitor on Linux Mint?

I am using dual monitors on Linux Mint and I can't figure out how to get the bottom taskbar to appear on my left side monitor. Right now it only appears on the right monitor. How can I move it to the ...
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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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Invert colours on Dual-Screen / Dual-Monitor setup?

In order to invert colours on monitor, I invoke: xcalib -invert -alter The problem is, that on Dual-Monitor setup it inverts colors only on first screen. I can not use Compitz gadgets for color ...
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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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Linux Mint 17 - Get Blank screen after login

I was trying to setup a dual monitor environment on my Linux desktop. I have an ATI graphic card and it was working correctly. It mirrored by default and I went into my AMD ATI Admin to enable the ...
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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 ...