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Is it possible to have a dual-headed console?

I'm running Arch Linux with proprietary nvidia driver and two monitors. I do not have a GUI installed on this machine. I want to take advantage of both monitors. How? I know it is possible with the ...
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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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Screenshot non-rectangular extended desktop

I have just added a second (larger) monitor to my Ubuntu box, when I take a multi-screen screenshot with (eg) scrot or xfce4-screenshooter I get garbage in the corner which is normally not seen: ...
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How should I configure my multi-monitor setup on MATE?

I'm running the MATE desktop environment on two monitors on Debian using the NVidia proprietary driver. I'm facing a problem where after logging in, panel widgets like the clock or the Workspace ...
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Configure Nvidia on Linux Mint to turn on three screens

How should I configure this menu to can turn on all screens? **Info** *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: G98M [Quadro NVS 160M] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical ...
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Dell laptop with two external screens

I have a laptop with Linux Mint Mate and this board graphic: Nvidia-G98M - Frame NVS 160M. I am trying to connect one screen Dell Inc. 15", through the VGA cable, and a Screen Asus 22" through DVI. On ...
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intel driver on nvidia optimus laptop not recognizing internal display

I have a ThinkPad W520 laptop with an nVidia optimus display. I recently upgraded my linux system to linux-4.2.5 and nvidia-358 and now I cannot get the internal display to be available for X11. ...
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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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Need help configuring Xorg.conf for 6 monitor Big Desktop

Update: Here are the some things I have attempted when I had some time to battle this. Linux mint is the only distribution which for some reason Randr can see all 6 monitors. I can configure and ...
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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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Three monitors on two video cards (NVIDIA and RADEON)

Hello I have the following settings on my PC: OpenSuse Leap 42.1 Geforce GT 430 (with two monitors: DVI-I-1-1 and VGA-1-2) And a third monitor connected to the onboard video card (a Radeon 3000). ...
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behavior of window manager when has expand monitor

In Debian system: two monitor: monitor A:1920x1080 monitor B:1360x768 monitor A is the major screen, has a fullscreen window. when i change resolution of A to 1024x768 (or any other resolution ...
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safely mainpulating xorg configuration

I need to update my configuration through the nvidia tool, if I am to enable a triple headed desktop. I would like to make sure where is my current xorg configuration if at all I already have one. ...
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xfce4-display-settings minimal dialog does not show “extend to the right” option

Using Mint Qiana with xfce, to configure multi display, when the proper shortcut buttons are pressed, in the screen appears a window with some display options, including "extend desktop to the right". ...
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Enabling triple-head setup with two Nvidia GT730 (Ubuntu)

After installing a second Nvidia GeForce GT730 in the hope of overcoming a single card's limitation of only being able to support two monitors, I still cannot get a 3rd monitor working. I keep the ...
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“cannot find crtc for output VGA-0” from xrandr

Trying to connect a 3rd monitor to my desktop, I cannot activate it. I connect it with a VGA to HDMI adapter (the monitor is VGA, but the only slot left for it in the box is HDMI. I get cannot find ...
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Linux Mint - Mate Panel - Hide extra panels when external monitors are not in use

I'm using a laptop with a dock to two external displays (three displays total). I have a panel on each display. When the laptop is undocked, I want the panels for the external displays to be ...
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Open program from panel icon into a specific monitor in KDE

I'm running KDE on OpenSUSE 13.2 with three monitors. I primarily use the far right monitor for music, Youtube, baseball games, and other stuff that are just meant to be background noise. On the panel ...
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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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Issues while using 4 monitors with two Nvidia Quadro cards

Despite having 4 properly functional monitors using 2 Nvidia Quadro cards, I am still having some issues. I am also able to drag my window across all 4 monitors. Here's my xorg.conf: # ...
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Choose on which monitor new windows appear in KDE

I am using KDE on Debian Jessie. Whenever I open an application, it appears on the first (left) screen. How do I change this? This happens with most applications. For example Vuze opens correctly on ...
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Debian intel + nvidia optimus hdmi output not recognized

I have an Asus N56VM laptop, with optimus graphics ( intel + nvidia ). It's got a HDMI connection, and I do have a monitor connected to it. In windows, I can have dual monitor, and so can I in Ubuntu, ...
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X, mouse, and multihead: mouse only reaches part of second display

I'm running my laptop with an external monitor. The laptop's built in monitor and the external monitor have wildly different DPI, so I scale the external monitor to match the DPI of the internal one: ...
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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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Windows scattered across virtual desktops after waking up from sleep

My setup is two external screens connected to a docking station and the laptop screen all running (thanks, Lenovo!). I have four virtual desktops (Ubuntu 14.04, Unity). At any point I might have one ...
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Is it possible to pin down given workspace to given monitor in modern DE?

Till now I had single monitor and I used 6 workspaces. I added second monitor, and I have still 6 workspaces in such way, that each workspace takes 2 monitors to display. It is not useful for me, I ...
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Input focus not following window clicks

I'm running RHEL 6.5 with a generic ATI HD5480 videocard and three monitors (one connected to each port... DVI, DisplayPort, and VGA), and I'm having issues with window-activation and input-focus that ...
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Have 1920x1200 and 1024x1280 monitors combined to 2944x1200. How to use the 80 unused lines of screen area on the 1024x1280?

The left monitor native resolution is 1920x1200 in landscape mode. The right monitor native resolution is 1280x1024 but rotated to portrait mode, so 1024x1280. Because the mouse would get trapped in ...
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Multiple Monitor setup is not remembered (Mint 17)

After some issues with Ubuntu, I have decided to go to Mint. Now new issues appear - I have three monitors, two horizonatally and one vertically. The problem is that after each reboot, Mint does not ...
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Set up multi-head environnement on FreeBSD running X.org

My goal is to set up a multi-head environnement: I need to have an extended desktop available on both screens with the ability to drag and drop windows from one screen to another. The left screen is ...
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How do I change which monitor the TTY shows up on?

When I boot, or when I press CtrlAltF*, I am taken to a physical terminal/TTY. The problem is that the TTY shows up on my HDMI monitor, which is actually not even in the same room as me. Is it ...
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What decides where TTY and boot messages are displayed?

I recently switched from Fedora 21 to Arch Linux, and one thing that bothers me is that Arch does not put boot messages and TTYs' on all available outputs like Fedora does, but only on the primary ...
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xrandr clone monitor autodetect resolution

I want to write a script to clone my current desktop to another monitor, but I can't get the second monitors resolution to be set to the resolution of the primary monitor. How can I automatically set ...
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Notion wm independent workspaces

Does anyone know how to configure the Notion WM (fork of ion3) to have workspace switching spearate for each monitor while still be able to move windows between monitors. That is I want to be able to ...
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nvidia driver [discrete graphics] on Optimus laptop doesn't load

I'm trying to use my ThinkPad W520 with external monitors in a docking station. When I start my computer with [Discrete Graphics] set in the BIOS, systemd loads and then the computer just hangs as if ...
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How to get X output on two non-identical nVidia cards

I've been trying to get a second GPU (8600 GT) to be used in my system (main GPU is 780 Ti). The problem I'm having is that whatever I do, I can't get the monitor hooked up to the 8600 to display ...
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Can the mouse pointer be made to stop at the edge of a Xinerama screen?

I've got 3 monitors set up with Xinerama (not using XRandR) running GNOME. The monitors don't form a rectangle, and I'm having a problem with the mouse behaviour when I try to move the mouse into an ...
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Run multiple XServer instances on the same machine on different processor cores

If I have two separate graphics cards (for the sake of discussion, an NVIDIA Quadro K4000 and Quadro K6000), can I run two separate xserver sessions on two different processor cores, keeping the GPU ...
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What combinations of NVidia GPUs are well supported with with driver 319.82?

I'm using Debian 7.7 with the proprietary NVidia driver 319.82 and a GeForce 560Ti. This drives 2 portrait (rotated) monitors over DVI with no problem and I'm happy with the result. I'd now like to ...
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Console TTY displays on integrated Intel HD3000's monitor instead of NVidia GPU's monitor

I've got two monitors attached to my desktop PC's GPU (a GeForce 560Ti) that work fine for X. When I switch to the console TTY, however, both monitors show nothing. The console TTY is being ...
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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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Unlisted screen resolution

On my new computer I have 2 screens connected on the igpu of a i7 processor, 1 using hdmi. the other using dvi. Both screens are the same but the one connected using hdmi has a wrong resolution inside ...
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Kubuntu terminal setting depending on display

I am running Kubuntu on dual screen configuration. Both displays have the same resolutions (FullHD) but the trick is that one is significantly smaller than the other (24 inch monitor vs. 15 inch ...
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Multi Head monitor with Intel HD Graphics - random black screen

I experience some troubles with a 3-head monitors configuration : hardware is an Intel NUC Core i5 - HD Graphics 4000 with 3 outputs (1 HDMI, 2 Mini-DP) debian wheezy, kernel 3.2 My Xorg ...
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Switch monitors on ThinkPad W520 while docked

I'm trying to make my (ThinkPad W520) laptop monitor turn on (by itself, with the other monitors turning off) using xrandr when docked and connected to external monitors. My end goal is to ...
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How do I stop KDE from changing my screen resolution?

I am running Linux Mint 17 with KDE and display drivers from Nvidia. I've configured the display settings using nvidia-settings, and when I first start up everything appears to work correctly. ...
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Setting primary monitor in XFCE?

I have to monitors: ------ ------ |VGA-1| |HDMI-1| ------ -------- for some reason VGA-1 defaults to the primary monitor. Now this is what I have tried to fix this: Go to settings edit and set ...
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Put the XFCE extended dektop on the right-side monitor

Is it possible to make an aoutput showing extended desktop to the left of the primary? I'm using xfce. $ xrandr --output VGA1 --primary --right-of LVDS1 The above command makes VGA1 as extended ...