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How can I detect when a monitor is plugged in or unplugged?

Is there any event that is triggered when I plug in or out an external monitor into the DisplayPort of my laptop? ACPID and UDEV don't react at all. I'm using onboard graphics on an intel chip. Here ...
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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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Can one PC be used by two users at the same time via dual-monitor?

Since modern PCs can use two screens at the same time I wonder if it is possible to plug in two keyboards and mouses as well to have the two screens run two (more or less) independent X-sessions at ...
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How to lock one mouse/keyboard pair to each screen?

Using the ATI Catalyst Control Center (fglrx), I setup two desktops (the multidesktop option) via dual-head. Now I have two mice and keyboards (USB) attached which, using xinput can be put in two ...
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Separate workspaces on each monitor

I recently switched to a new PC at work, one with two (identical, Dell 23") monitors. I'm running Linux Mint 15 64bit / Cinnamon. Is there a way to set it up in such a way that, instead of both ...
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How to place an application on the second monitor with awesome-wm?

I recently got a second monitor at work and want to configure all with my window-manager: awesome. I run into a problem to put some applications on a tag on a screen. For example I have a rule for ...
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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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Dual head configuration with two touchscreens in Linux

As a part of my current project I need to set up a Linux-based workstation with two monitors, both of which are multitouch-enabled (ViewSonic VX2258wm, Quanta touch panel). So, naturally, I set up a ...
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Connect 2 laptops together in dualhead mode?

This probably isn't possible, but I thought I should ask just incase I'm wrong. Is it possible to connect 2 or more laptops together and drag files/folders from one screen to the other as if you were ...
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Setting dual monitor with different resolutions using ati open source driver

I have two Monitors and am using Arch Linux, setup like this: 1280x1024(primary) 1680x1050.(secondary) ATI RADEON X1300 Open source ATI driver On the boot screen my primary monitor(17") have ...
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Can I choose which of my dual screens a youtube video will maximize to?

Watching a youtube video, I click on "maximize to full screen" (the flash button). It maximizes to the wrong screen. How can I choose which screen will display the vid?
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Cycle through clients on both screens in awesomewm

I am using awesomewm and have two monitors, so Mod4+j and Mod4+k cycle through windows on current screen only. Is there a way to cycle through all windows/clients on all screens to make it work like ...
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Multiple monitors as cloned desktop windows

I am running Fedora 16 using an Nvidia card with 2 monitors. I have the monitors setup as 2 separate displays (in that I can move a window from monitor to monitor). One monitor is mounted in a ...
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Dual monitors on dual video cards on Ubuntu

I have been trying this to no avail. I am new to Linux, so a step by step explanation would be greatly appreciated. I have two NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT video cards. I want a monitor to run on each card, ...
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How can I open a window on a different monitor?

With multiple monitors, I have so far been dragging windows manually around. Is there a way to make a window open on a specific screen in a dual-head setup? (Not to be confused with multiple X server ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move window to other monitor in Linux Mint

I can right click a program in the panel and have an option to move it to my other monitor. Any idea how to determine what command it is executing in the background to achieve this? screenshot of ...
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How can I swap my two screens, left to right?

I pressed something and accidentally swapped my two screens. My left one is actually considered as the right one, and vice versa. How can I swap them back? Edit - Specifically, I'm using Gnome, ...
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Is it possible to control which monitor is considered the primary monitor?

I just added a 2nd monitor and I ran into that oh so typical issue where the monitors are swapped. Apparently, the 2nd monitor has been identified as "monitor 0" by X.org, but it's # 2 according to ...
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Can I configure things to open new windows on the left screen?

When I attach an external (D-SUB) display and set it up (with xrandr) to be on the right to the main (built-in) display, the most of new windows opened appear on the external display and some even ...
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how to make dual monitors work as separate monitors and not duplicate? Linux mint 14

Need bit of help on this. I am using Linux mint 14 with xfce. I have 2 monitors. LG and Samsung. One is attached to digital input and one to VGA input cable. NVidia graphics card. The 2 monitors ...
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Communicate across X-desktop sessions on same machine?

I've got a Raspberry Pi running Debian/Raspbian (thus X server) that I'd like to drive two screens with. I'm programming something that will have a public-facing screen and an operator-facing screen. ...
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Can the nouveau Xorg driver be used for a multihead workstation?

I'm trying a manual setup of Xorg 1.9.5, for two identical monitors connected to the VGA and DVI ports of an nVidia GeForce 6600. I get the X Server to run using a single screen, and it appears ...
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Setting up a 3 monitor display?

I currently have a Radeon HD 5750 graphics card and an M3N78-PRO motherboard. I use both outputs of my graphics card for a 2 screen display. I use xrandr at boot to set up my two screens. However, I ...
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How do I configure multiple monitors to work with dwm's tag rules?

I have a laptop with an external monitor and I want to use the external monitor as the primary one. I'm also running Debian with dwm. xrandr -q gives me this: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current ...
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How can I setup a dual-head display in portrait mode? (Arch)

I have two monitors on my desk in portrait orientation. One is plugged in with a DVI cable and the other with a VGA (I don't have two DVI cables available) into my Gigabyte Radeon 7750 HD graphics ...
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How to modify the default setting adopted by xrandr when connecting an external monitor?

I am confronted with a problem of conflict of resolutions (this is a separate question), which makes the display image distorted on both monitors. But this bothers me the most when connecting the ...
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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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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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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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How to retrieve monitors configuration from the command line?

I am making a script that needs to access the computer's monitor(s) configuration. How can I do that? Is there a command or a file I could read where I can access this information? At the moment, I ...
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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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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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How to extend my desktop to a second connected screen

I'm sure the answer to this question was already presented here in some where, but a quick search (here + Google) didn't find it. I connect a screen to my laptop, and it's blank. How do I extend my ...
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Dual graphics cards in Mint & Ubuntu

I have a triple boot machine with Windows 7, Mint 13 (with XFCE) and Ubuntu 12. Only under Windows 7 does my second screen attached to a second graphics card come on. Under both Mint and Ubuntu, the ...
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OpenSUSE version of arandr

arandr is a Debian/Ubuntu version of xrandr with a graphical interface to make it easier to use. I want the same package on OpenSUSE to use on my laptop. Can anyone help me?
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What video cards for a Desktop computer compatible with Linux can support Dual Monitors?

What video cards for a Desktop computer compatible with Linux can support Dual Monitors? Our start up needs to use two monitors but our default enviroment needs two monitors, can somebody recommend a ...
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Detect if HDMI Monitor is switched off

I have a Monitor connected to my machine through HDMI. Now if anyone were to switch off the Monitor, through either the Soft Buttons on it, or by removing it's Power Cord, I wish to be notified and ...
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Dynamic congifuration of monitors (Debian, Intel i915) [duplicate]

I've got Asus EEE PC 701 laptop with 7" 800x480 screen running Debian Jessie with Openbox as a WM. As I try to maximally use all the capabilities of this laptop, I'm searching for a way to somehow get ...
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dual-head with NVidia Quadro FX3450/4000 on Centos 6.2

I am having troubles setting up dualhead with an NVidia Quadro FX3450/4000 card with Centos 6.2. The driver is installed from ELRepo. I set up twinview with nvidia-settings (and checked ...
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How to configure Xorg for a dynamic dual monitor setup

I have a laptop usually (!) connected to an external monitor. Now I want to configure (if possible without any scripts and/or xrandr) xorg such that If the external monitor is connected AND the ...
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VNC-Server as a virtual X11 monitor

From a currently running X11 session, I would like to provide run a VNC server such that it appears to my system as a second, “virtual” monitor – i.e. so that I can position it using xrandr and the ...
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Mirror a single X application on a dual-monitor setup with Openbox

In a dual monitor system is it possible to mirror a single window and not the entire screen? Put it another way, can I ask an X application to open simultaneously on DISPLAY :0.0 and :0.1? ...
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Per-screen font config?

Is there a way to have different fontconfig settings per screen ? I have two 1080p monitors, however one is 13" and the other 27". I would like antialiased fonts on the small monitor, and ...
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Dual monitors with 2 videos driver with xrandr 1.4

I'm trying to dual-screen with 2 differents video card drivers (i915 & nvidia) but as you can see xrandr is only listing nvidia provider. [x@epoch ~]$ xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : ...
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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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How do I set up dual quadro cards in RHEL 5.5

have a RHEL 5 workstation with 2 nvidia Quadro FX4500 cards, with one display attached to each card. After doing a clean install of RHEL 5.5, the second display doesnt work (it worked ok in RHEL 5.2). ...
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How to force Gnome's WM (metacity) to open a program window on a specific monitor?

I need to configure a dual-head machine using Debian 6 (and, hence, Gnome 2.30.2 and xrandr 1.3.3) so that it opens applications reliably on a certain screen. While it is trivial to move normal ...
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Flash fullscreen on secondary (bigger) screen doesn't work

I have a dual monitor setup, with a small (laptop) and a bigger screen. Whenever I watch a video on some streaming website, and click fullscreen, the video takes the resolution of the smaller screen ...
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Change multiple monitors location gnome shell

I connect my laptop to my PC monitor and I use multiple screens with the laptop screen as the primary one. When I move the mouse to the right of my laptop screen it goes to my PC monitor and when ...
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how to stretch mplayer to both monitors (fullscreen) in a xinerama setup

I am using the window manager Xmonad and have two monitors in a Xinerama setup. I want to display videos with mplayer fullscreen across the two monitors. But, by default, I want mplayer to be a tiled ...