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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to change the default “fullscreen” monitor?

I have to monitors, one attached to my Nvidia graphics card using HDMI, the other one using VGA (using a DVI-VGA adapter). Most fullscreen games (that even recognizes that there are two monitors) uses ...
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One machine & two keyboard, mouse & monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can one PC be used by two users at the same time via dual-monitor? I have a machine that is running Ubuntu. Can I have two monitors, mouses & keyboards for two ...
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Make feh notice newly plugged-in monitor for image scaling

I use my laptop with multiple monitor, I want feh to understand that a new monitor has plugged in and scale wallpaper image accordingly. I use the following code, but when a new monitor is plugged ...
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Splitting display among computers

If i have 17 system units (computers with monitors) that connected using network, is it possible to display image or video splitted into those computers without having split it manually? 1 2 3 4 ...
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Connecting 2 monitors to a laptop

I have a laptop running Fedora 15, Gnome 3.0.1, and Mobile IntelĀ® GM45 Express Chipset. I have a VGA monitor connected to it, as well as a DisplayPort to DVI adapter to connect a second monitor. Both ...
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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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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 1 has a wrong resolution inside X, and it can't be ...
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SSH X11 forwarding put on a different monitor

Is there a way to use ssh and X11 forwarding with multiple monitors, such that one screen gets the remote session and one keeps the current session? Note: In case I didn't clarify, I meant forwarding ...
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Window placement when switching to multiple monitors

Suppose you have several windows open distributed across multiple monitors. Then you switch to using a single monitor (perhaps because you have removed your laptop from its docking station). All your ...
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What video card will support four monitors without Xinerama?

I'm running OpenSuse 12.3 and currently have two NVIDIA video cards spanning four monitors. The problem I have is performance since Xinerama can't utilize the hardware acceleration. There are lots ...
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Multi-monitor Xorg nVidia on Ubuntu 10.10 without root?

Here at work we just set up a Ubuntu Terminal Server, All of our workstations have multiple monitors, of different sizes, 2-3 screens and varying nVidia video card models, but they all are nvidia. I ...
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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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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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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 ...