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The UltraVideo device If you look at the specs for that particular device it doesn't support Linux. Features Support Windows XP,Vista, Winodws 7,Windows 8, windows 8.1, Mac OS up to 10.9.4 (**Does NOT support XP 64bit and Windows Server**) System Requirements Does NOT support XP 64bit and Windows Server/Linux Other compatible devices? ...


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You can use USB monitor. IIRC the Linux have support for those. You can also buy USB to VGA adapter. In any case there may be some problems with graphic card etc.


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Right click the panel, go to 'Panel preferences'. You'll have a dropdown for 'Output'. Change this from 'Automatic' to the display you want it to show up on. By default it will be on the left-most monitor.


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Xdmx is not that hard (though it will have issues here and there depending on hardware), and is a good, cheap way to add an extra monitor – you can use an iPad or any other device that supports running an X Server. IBM DeveloperWorks guide to Xdmx: Distributed multihead support with Linux and Xdmx EDIT: I've found it much more effective to run ...


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Matrox have little external boxes that will turn a single VGA into a double or triple VGA or DVI. I ran my laptop with my main laptop screen and 2 external screens using one. Not sure how well the linux drivers work though. I was using WinXP, the one after that, and OSX at the time on the Thinkpad T60. From a quick search: ...


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Nvidia uses its own "TwinView" technique, are you sure you really use Xinerama? In case you do, give a try w/o it. UPD.: Reading man fluxbox: session.screen0.toolbar.onhead: <integer> For those that use xinerama, users can set this value to the number of the head where they would like to see the slit and toolbar, ...


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Devil's Pie probably does the job, it can be configured to detect windows as they are created, and match the window to a set of rules. If the window matches the rules, it can perform a series of actions on that window. The last news entry there is 5 years old, but it's probably ok (based on EWMH, Extended Window Manager Hints). (Regarding automated ...


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One way is to create an udev rule, but as I wanted something more portable, I have this bash script. It relies on inotifywait support, does not have some kind of loops and is considered efficient. external-lcd.sh #!/bin/sh # inspired of: # ...


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This was posted a while ago and I am sure you have gotten your answer already, but for those who haven't. Run these commands sudo apt-get install xdotool sudo apt-get install wmctrl Then download the bash script from the following link (credit to jc00ke) https://github.com/jc00ke/bin/blob/master/move-to-next-monitor Personally, I have a directory in my ...


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I'm sure there's a better way, I think this is all handled by udev now but if you know that those commands will solve it, you could always just make them into a script: #!/usr/bin/env bash cvt 1600 1200 xrandr --newmode "1600x1200_60.00" 161.00 1600 1712 1880 2160 1200 1203 1207 1245 -hsync +vsync xrandr --addmode VGA-1 1600x1200_60.00 Make it ...


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If you are using the Nvidia proprietary driver then nvdia-settings should be the GUI tool to configure the Xorg.conf file. It should have its own package in Linux Mint, so installing would be as simple as: sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings This should put an icon in your menu somewhere, you can run it from there (though I'm not sure how you get it to ...


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Having a single Thunderbolt port does not mean that you can connect only one Thunderbolt display. Thunderbolt can be daisy-chained. Multiple displays are possible via a single Thunderbolt port. I do not know whether Linux supports daisy-chained Thunderbolt displays. And of course I do not know whether Thunderbolt daisy-chaining is an option for you, as far ...


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Your color and flicker issues are probably due to a bad driver. You should check with your manufacture and distro to make sure you are running the latest drivers and whatever kernel is recommended as working best with them. Unfortunately some hardware manufactures to not reveal how their hardware works, nor provide good drivers for Linux. This leaves the ...


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What if you switch client screen1 with 2 ? ------------ ----------- ------------ ------------- | client | | server | | server | | client | | screen2 | | screen1 | | screen2 | | screen1 | |----------| |---------| |----------| |-----------| This way you are able to set the right of cl scr2 to left of srv scr1 and ...


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This can't be done with the configs yet. ( or at least last time I checked )... The closest you'll get to a sollution, without hacking into X, is to configure you screens like this: ------------ ----------- | server | | server | | screen1 | | screen2 | | | | | |----------| |---------| ------------ ----------- | client | ...


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This isn't a direct answer to your question, but you might want to take a step back and consider why you want this feature. It may be because you are used to working in a particular manner under Windows, but you might find that Linux offers a different way to approach your tasks, which could be much more efficient and may not even require a taskbar! For ...


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Martin- Very similar setup on my end, except with a pair of nvidia GT9800's - circa 2008!. Also an onboard Intel HD4000 (disabled in bios). xrandr only showed 1 gpu, though all other sys related tools properly reported both. ubuntu 14.04 lts beta 2, nvidia 331.28 proprietary The holy grail fix for me last night was: Base Mosaic! Empty xorg.conf, nvidia x ...


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ImageMagick's import can take a screenshot of Xorg's root automatically and with -crop only the wanted part will be used. xrandr provides the parameter for crop. To minimize overhead, you should construct the import command once rather than querying using the display name each time you take a screenshot: mapfile -t displays < <(xrandr | grep ' ...


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I have an Ubuntu system that I think matches what you describe. I have two displays, with each display having a separate menu and separate taskbar. Each display even has its own set of virtual workspaces. I can run Windows in a VMware session (or via RDP) fullscreen on one display and treat the other display as though it were a totally separate Ubuntu ...


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Since Im a newb, I am only allowed one hyperlink. Here is a Google Doc with the correct links. No proven solutions, but here are some ideas: The kernel framebuffer draws the console if there is no X11. Perhaps you can exclude the second display from you X config? I think the way to go (think because I havent done this myself, I like the full screen term) ...


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Current version of RandR protocol does not allow to use multiple graphic devices. It is expected to be implemented in RandR 2.0, but there is no estimate time of release (so do not expect it in the next two years). You might want to see (for example) here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RandR However, it might be possible to configure your monitors without ...


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I use Gnome Classic, or Fallback as it's sometimes called, under Ubuntu 11.10. I have dual monitors, and on each can have as many panels as I want. The trick here is to keep adding panels on the primary monitor (in my case the laptop) until one appears on the external screen. Add as many panels as you want and move them to the edge you prefer, then delete ...


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I had this same issue on a Radeon card. Fixed it when it happened by tweaking the gamma setting in Catalyst Control Center. Worth a shot if you're able to install AMD's proprietary drivers on your system.


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If you look at the chipset datasheet, there are only two display planes and display pipes (see pp. 78–79). You can also take a look at the tables on pp. 86–87. So, you've hit a hardware limitation. You may be able to get it working if two of the displays are displaying the same thing, with the exact same settings (same image, resolution, refresh rate, bit ...


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Distributed Multihead X - provided via the Xdmx server from the xorg-server package (or whatever your distro calls it). Xdmx page on Wikipedia Original DMX project page on SourceForge (from before it merged into X.Org)


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There is a bug in Xfce that always sets the left most monitor or the upper monitor to the primary monitor, if you reconfigure the monitors with xrandr. So you have to either move the panels and etc by hand, or move the monitor to the right.


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There's a module in KDE called KScreen that is doing this. To disable it, go to K Menu->Computer->System Settings->System Administration->Startup and Shutdown->Service Manager. Look for a service called KScreen, and uncheck the Use box. You can stop the service now if you want. You can also manually edit $HOME/.kde/share/config/kdedrc, and add these ...


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I've had similar issues and I tried solutions telling me to add xrandr commands to ~/.kde/share/config/krandrrc but those turned out not to work. The only thing I got to work reliably was to add xrandr commands to my .profile: xrandr --output "VGA1" --primary --mode 1920x1200 --output "HDMI2" --right-of "VGA1" --mode 1920x1200 First run xrandr without ...


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first run $ xrandr this will give output like this: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 5120 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192 HDMI1 connected 2560x1080+2560+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 677mm x 290mm 1920x1080 60.00* 1680x1050 59.88 1600x900 59.98 ... HDMI2 connected 2560x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x ...


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Xorg doesn't need a configuration file as it now is perfectly able to guess the hardware it runs on. If you want to store a configuration file, just make sure directory /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d exists. It most likely doesn't, which is normal, then just create it. It should be made writeable to root only and readable to everyone (i.e. mode 755). Store your ...



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