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How to use three monitors on a laptop?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 9.04 with a dual-head setup: laptop panel + external monitor. I'd like to add another monitor but the laptop has a single VGA port, so my question is: what are my ...
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TTY On External Monitor

When using my laptop at home, I usually use an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse with my laptop's screen as a second monitor. This is all easily configured using a nice GNOME utility that I ...
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How to get external monitor resolution set by xrandr to persist

tl;dr My laptop keeps forgetting the correct resolution of the external monitor attached to it. How can I make the configuration "stick"? Details I have a laptop running Linux Mint attached to an ...
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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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Dual monitors and panels

I have a question with regard to a multiple monitor setup. I'm currently primarily a Windows user, but I've been running Ubuntu in dual boot to get a feel for it. The one thing I find lacking that ...
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How can I automatically update my monitor layout in XFCE?

I have a laptop that's normally docked to a large monitor. When docked, I want to use the large monitor as the primary display, with the laptop screen as a secondary display off to the right. When ...
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How can I get xrandr to detect both nvidia cards: 2 x GTX480, triple-head?

I am running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) I am running the default driver nvidia-319 shipped with the distro I have 2x GTX480 cards I have 3 monitors Using the Nvidia driver, all monitors and GPUs are picked ...
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How to manage multiple panel layouts for different display setups in KDE?

I use my laptop in 3 display setups: laptop only laptop + monitor laptop + projector For each one I use different screen setup and panel layout. It's quite boring to modify layout after each ...
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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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Unique synergy monitor setup

If anyone doesn't know about synergy, it's basically a KVM switch over the lan, but you don't have to switch anything. It allows you to move your mouse from one machine to the other like if you had ...
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XFCE - Send window to other monitor on keystroke

I am running Xubuntu 11.10 with a dual monitor setup. I am looking to create a keystroke (maybe CTRL + ALT + SPACE which will allow me send a selected window to the next monitor. In GNOME there is a ...
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xinerama, 2 cards, 3 monitors

I've been trying to get this right and I'm so nearly there, but not quite. This machine has an Intel adapter with one monitor, and an ATI adapter with two. I'm happy to use xinerama to get this ...
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Fluxbox dual screen configuration

I recently set up a second monitor for my home computer. Through the use of nvidia-settings I was able to set up my two monitors. My second monitor is set up as a seperate X screen to the right of the ...
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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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Have a window showing on both screens in a dual monitor setup

While presenting using a projector, is it possible to have the laptop screen showing all the open windows (including my presentation notes) and the projector showing only those windows I want the ...
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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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Number of X screens corresponding to number of “Screen” sections in xorg.conf file for multi-monitor configuration

I want to set up a multi-monitor configuration where two "landscape" oriented monitors one above the other and two "portrait" oriented monitors one right of the other combine into a single large ...
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How to start an app on specific head?

I'm trying to start cheese such that it runs on a specific head on a multi-head display setup. The application options include a --display=DISPLAY setting: $ cheese --help Usage: cheese [OPTION...]...
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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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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 ...
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i3-wm not resizing screen resolution on login

I'm using Parallels for the Mac, but this may be relevant to other VMs too. Using Ubuntu 14.04, when I login using Unity it resizes the screen and uses all available screens (2 in my case), perfect. ...
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Graphics dim, but mouse cursor not dim

When I resume from suspend-to-ram often the graphics on my internal screen is dim (around 30-50% intensity). Initially I thought it might be the backlight, but the mouse cursor is not dimmed - only ...
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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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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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XRandR crops displayed area on certain multi-monitor configurations

I have total of four monitors. One (1680x1050) is connected to integrated Intel display adapter, and three (1440x900 and two 1920x1080) are connected to dedicated ATI display adapter. With certain ...
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How do I move gnome-panel between monitors without gnome-settings-daemon in xmonad?

I'm running xmonad with gnome-panel, but not gnome-settings-daemon. I start up gnome-panel by spawning in xmonad.hs. How can I (on the command line) get gnome-panel to switch monitors? xmonad.hs: ...
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Realize a multiseat system with a polarized 3D-monitor

Besides playing 3D-material, modern 3D-TV-sets (using polarization technology) offer the possibility of dual-play. While 3d-playback works with different polarization for the left and the right eye, ...
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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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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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Bad resolution on second monitor Fedora 24

I have a 32" TV and I want to use it as a secondary monitor. I've been following this guide on how to change the resolution using xorg.conf. I created three files inside /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/: ...
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How do I launch a process to a specific monitor in Fluxbox?

I have a four monitor setup. How do I launch a graphical process (ie, inkscape) to a specific monitor via terminal? IIRC it involves setting the DISPLAY variable. How do I also list what possible ...
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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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screenshot only the active monitor on ubuntu/debian

I would like to do screenshots of the active monitor (the one on which my mouse is) or screenshots of always the same monitor ; and not the two monitors at the same time. Is there any command/option ...
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Monitor setup commands do not work in script

I'm running Arch Linux 64-bit on a Samsung RV511. I often connect external monitors using xrandr. As I run LXDE with Awesome as a window manager, I need to prepare the xrandr-command by killing ...
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Multiple Screens cause flickering (only when laptop is charging)

I'm using i3 window manager (shouldn't be relevant) on 3.6.2-1-ARCH with XServer (ver 1.13.0), xrandr (ver 1.3.5) and RandR (ver 1.3). Graphics card is Intel HD 4000. I have set up my screen using ...
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Dual monitor configuration on Intel Ivy Bridge

I'm trying to set up a dual monitor machine with an Intel DH67BL motherboard, Ivy Bridge i5-3450 CPU and dual Samsung 204b monitors. I cant seem to get the computer to recognize more than one of ...
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How to Setup Triple Monitors with Kali Linux?

I installed Kali Linux 2 on my laptop and need to configure a triple monitor setup with it. At the moment, I have a Belkin Dual DVI docking station and a Startech DVI to USB 3 converter. On Windows 7, ...
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Restrict Alt+Tab to the current monitor in Gnome 3

How can I tweak Alt+Tab in Gnome 3 so it will iterate windows only in the current monitor? I'm using ArchLinux.
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xfce every window on its monitors panel

I have triple monitor setup. I run manjaro 15.20 with XFCE4. I want that if a window, for example chrome, is on the leftmost monitor, it is on the leftmost taskbar/panel. This is how Windows does ...
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Set up Three monitors in debian

I have two identical external monitors which I have test in windows and they work perfectly with no extra configuration just connect them and done. When I boot to my Debian 8 OS with the three monitor ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 monitors on 2 separate nvidia cards with compositing and rotation

Is this even possible? I've got 3 monitors (#1, #2, and #3) and 2 video cards (A and B). #1 and #2 are connected to video card A, and #3 is connected to B. I want to rotate monitors #2 and #3, and ...
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Multiple display works in Linux Mint Live CD but not my Gentoo installation

I tried to connect a VGA display to my Gentoo laptop and use multi-display. However, the two screens behave like one big screen instead of two separate ones. That is, if I maximize a window, it ...
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Making XMonad redetect two monitors

I accidentally pressed Meta-Q and xmonad restarted. Now, it has mirrored the same thing on both of my monitors. How do I get it go back to treating them as two separate screens? Things I have tried:...