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Questions tagged [multi-monitor]

Encompasses the configuration, usage, and control of additional displays / monitors / screens. Often termed dual-monitor or dual-head (for two monitors), and often in involving external displays. Connection methods include VGA, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. For single displays, use "monitors" instead. ...

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Dual monitor with nvidia drivers on Lubuntu

After I installed vendor Nvidia drivers, I managed to setup external monitor as I want via /etc/X11/xorg.conf configuration file: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 ...
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UI glitches with multiple monitors

Running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with X and GNOME. I have (mainly) 2x monitors. One 22" and one 24". The 24" is the main monitor. I activate the 22" when needed. I have the extra monitor on the left hand ...
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Xrnadr not see any external ports

I have a problem with connecting external monitor to my Dell Precision M6500 laptop. I'm running Debian Stretch with gdm3. I try to connect external monitor by VGA. My laptop has DP and VGA port. ...
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Correctly (in terms of aspect ratio) map wacom graphics tablet to two monitors

I am using a wacom bamboo graphics tablet in a dual monitor setup on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon. My combined screen has a significantly different aspect ratio then the graphics tablet. When I draw a ...
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Debian 9 detects the monitor on the HDMI port but the monitor display nothing

My laptop runs on Debian 9 and I try to have a dual monitor. My first monitor use the VGA ports and works well but the second use the HDMI port and displays nothing. However, the monitor is detected ...
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Is there a command to show whether my laptop graphics card (Intel) can support multiple monitors?

I'm wondering if there is a way to show whether my laptop can support two monitors. I have a laptop with Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller running on a Lenovo ...
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Gnome panel hasn't visual response on primary monitor when two monitors connected

Starting gnome 3.30, gnome panel doesn't give me visual response on any buttons clicks. For instance, I could adjust music level by mouse, so the level is changed, but indicator remains same. Or when ...
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X reads monitor and layout conf on boot but xrandr only shows Screen0

I've been setting up arch linux for a few days - mostly it's been easy to make progress but I'm having a real problem with multihead support. I have a Thinkpad X1 extreme with an Intel and NVIDIA ...
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How to stop internal laptop screen from turning off when closing lid?

When closing my laptop, it turns off the internal screen, which moves all windows to the second screen. I realise that I could move all windows to a secondary workspace to not have them overlap the ...
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Double monitor duplicate

I do have Arch linux on my VirtualBox VM. I use this machine for few specific tasks, where GUI is not requested, so that I did not even install it and, because of performances, I would like to ...
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Who locks all monitor refresh rates?

I have got two monitors (in a "Join Displays" setup), an NVIDIA 1070 GTX mobile GPU, and GNOME 3 on OpenGL 4.6. The refresh rate of the laptop's built-in monitor is set to its maximum 120.02 Hz, and ...
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How can I stop windows re-positioning after waking up monitors?

I have a laptop with multi-monitor setup, one is HDMI and the other is VGA. I have the energy saving setting set to dim screen after 5 min and switch screen off after 10 min, with suspends set to ...
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Stretch vmbox ubuntu window across two monitors

I have two 1920x1080 resolution external monitors that I attach to my laptop. I am running VirtualBox 5.2.18 with a guest Ubuntu Bionic Beaver 18.04 and a Gnome 3.28.2 desktop. I would like to ...
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How to use external monitor through HDMI without X / graphical environment?

I'm running Arch Linux on a laptop. I usually log in to the TTY console and only startx when I need to. I have an HDMI output and would like to use an external monitor. It works fine with xrandr but ...
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Is it possible to drive more than one monitor off a single CRTC?

I have a video card with six mini display port outputs, and was hoping to use MST splitters to get Xorg to extend my desktop across more monitors than outputs on the card. However, when using xrandr ...
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Cinnamon moves all windows to primary monitor when unlocking screen

I run Cinnamon with two 4K monitors. Every time I unlock my screen, all open windows move back the primary monitor. How can I make these existing windows remember their position? This is a desktop ...
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Disabling monitor when is turned off/in standby in a multi-monitor setup

I have a dual monitor setup. The problem is that 50% of the time I don't need my second monitor, and as such I will "turn it off" (i.e. press the power button ⏻) which results in the screen going in ...
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Linux Mint 18.2 second monitor not working (works with lowered resolution)

I'm running two ASUS VE247H monitors, graphics card AMD Radeon R9 380. Both monitors are connected using DVI cables. I have dual boot configured with windows 10 and linux mint 18.2 cinnamon 64bit. ...
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Persistently bad screen resolution on BenQ display with Centos7

I'm running a dual monitor display with Cenos7 as the OS and Gnome 3.22.3 as the GUI. Graphics cards is an NVIDIA 1080Ti. I've tried following this post and this post, and still haven't been able to ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon (AND Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) 2nd Desktop not working with nvidia driver

Hello Unix & Linux Community I have installed a fresh copy of Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon amd64 on my Computer yesterday. I have an Asus Nvidia GTX 960 and an Intel Core i7 4770. Before I ...
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Monitors not working correctly

I'm having this problem that when I boot into Linux my monitors stop working. Everything starts up fine. When I reach desktop then after couple of seconds my monitor just loses signal. It doesn't ...
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Dual Screen problem

I recently installed linux mint on my desktop pc in a second ssd disk. When I use Windows, I use two screens: one connected with HDMI cable to the graphics card (nvidia1080) and one also connected ...
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x11-forwarding a window to another computer

So I have set up X11 forwarding between two computers such that I can open a gui program in the server (in terminal) and it starts in the client. I followed the variant A in this answer: https://...
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How to configure TripleHead2Go in my Linux machine?

Do I need any drivers or special configuration if I want to use a TripleHead2Go in my Linux machine (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS), or I just need to connect it, and it will just work, and it will be visible as ...
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Windows will not maximize completely - gap on top of screen using xCinnamon

I just installed the latest version of Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia with desktop environment xCinnamon. For the first few hours I was able to maximize windows to fill the entire screen, but out of nowhere ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Mouse Pointer Blinks and disappears on one screen after setting HiDPI scaling with xrandr

I use Ubuntu 18.04, on Dell XPS 15. There is a huge difference in the resolution of my screens, so when I plugged external monitors, either everything was too big on external monitors or everything ...
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Add resolution to secondary DVI monitor

I can't set up my 2nd monitor resolution properly. I'm under Lubuntu 17.10, with a GTX 970, a first HDMI monitor (that works fine) and a second DVI monitor, a Samsung SyncMaster 223BW (that worked ...
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Deepin: shortcut to move window to other monitor

I use manjaro deepin and even thou I love this beautiful desktop environment I really miss a keyboard shortcut that let me move a window from one monitor to the other (2 monitors). I already tried ...
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Second monitor as second workspace on Cinnamon

I am having an issue with the second monitor attached to my laptop. The monitor appears in Display, can be selected and it does work, but I intend to use it as a different workspace. The nVidia X ...
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gnome-shell freezes when connecting to 4k monitor

When I connect a 4k monitor to any video output of my laptop running debian sid, the computer freezes and a fan starts spinning. This only happens if I have gnome running. If I am on a terminal, the ...
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Deepin OS 15.5 can't output to hdmi

I'm using an Acer predator helios 300 to run my deepin 15.5 OS and for some reason I can't get any output through the hdmi port. It comes with integrated graphics and an nvidia gtx 1060. I'm not sure ...
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How to activate/switch which XFCE panel is used on a monitor?

I have configured a panel 1 used on monitor 1 (laptop), and panel 2 for a second monitor (hdmi). When I disconnect the second monitor, panel 2 is used on my laptop. I need it to be panel 1 (which has ...
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Second monitor not working under Gnome — using Wayland

I installed Arch Linux 4.15.9-1-ARCH on a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7577) laptop that comes with and (1) an integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 (Kaby Lake GT2) GPU and (2) a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 ...
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Multi-head xserver configuration

I have computer with two HDMI outputs and a single Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics card. I am working on a bash script that provisions the system from scratch. What I want is to automatically ...
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dualhead with tmux and two xterm windows

I'm running a dualhead system. Unfortunately, my monitors do not sport the same resolution, so I can't "just" use a huge xterm window spanning both screens. Also I imagine that it would be hard to ...
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Dual Monitor Resolution Issue - Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3

After much searching of the net, I am still unable to set the second monitor to the higher resolution I want (1920x1080). Hardware: Intel ATOM x36/37 onboard GPU driving ASUS HDMI monitor and DELL ...
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Everything tearing other than background image with 3 monitors

So here is my problem: System Info Displays -Display- Resolution : 9600x2160 pixels Vendor : The X.Org Foundation Version : 1.18.4 -Monitors- Monitor 0 : 1920x1080 pixels ...
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HDMI port stop recognizes external monitor after a system update with one Intel GPU

Yesterday I updated my system (DELL laptop with Arch linux), and unfortunately today I realized that HDMI port cannot recognize the external monitor. Until now I use the following command inside ....
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why isn’t my external monitor detected?

I have an external monitor connected thru an hdmi port to the dvi input of an external monitor. The monitor never gets detected. I run ubuntu 17.1 with intel video drivers; lspci -v finds: 00:02.0 ...
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View 1 monitor in VNC session?

I'm running Linux Mint 18 with x11vnc and the Nvidia drivers. My system is configured for one large desktop which spans 3 monitors (it was the default configuration). When I create a VNC session ...
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How to open different virtual consoles on different monitors?

I use a 2-display set-up (a laptop with a secondary 1280x1024 SXGA monitor attached to it) and whenever I switch to a virtual console (e.g. by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2) the secondary monitor switches to ...
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How to configure multiple monitors with DVI and HDMI connections with CentOS 7

I am trying to configure dual monitors on a custom built machine with an Intel i7-7700K CPU, a NVIDIA 1080-Ti GPU, and a CentOS 7 operating system. I have no problem booting with the primary monitor ...
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How to detect built-in laptop display?

xrandr and similar tools will print information about the various graphics ports available on a machine. However, there doesn’t seem to be a simple and reliable way to detect which one of them is the “...
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Connect a Mac thunderbolt monitor to a DELL computer running on Arch Linux

I want to have a dual screen, with the screen of my laptop + the Mac thunderbolt monitor. I connect the Mac thunderbolt monitor on the DisplayPort of my DELL Latitude E7440 running on Arch Linux/...
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Dual screen with a debian 9 laptop display nothing

I use debian 9 on my laptop and I want to use my second monitor. So, I connect my monitor with a HDMI cable but the monitor display nothing, it stay black. My monitor is a ASUS VS248. I use Gnome ...
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Don't Rearrange Gnome Desktop Icons in Dual Monitor Setup

Everytime I connect or disconnect my laptop from my second monitor (on the left) my icons get scrambled. I would like my icons to always stay on my laptop screen in the order I set them. I think the ...
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Configure external monitor with MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) and I run Ubuntu 16.04 on it. Under Ubuntu I cannot detect the external monitor with the thunderbolt cable. Settings -> Displays doesn't show any other ...
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Multiple monitor with virtual gap between them

I'm having a problem with my system for some time. I've been hitting this problem for some time. I looked for people with a problem similar to mine but found none. I use 3 monitors in portrait mode ...
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i3 move window to workspace but on same screen

I have 3 screens all working fine. So i try to implement my i3 config for following behavior: When I hit my "home"-key every screen has a specific workspace to switch to. The idea is to provide a ...
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Arch dual monitor: xrandr incorrectly identifies my monitors

I am trying to setup a dual monitor environment on the Arch linux (4.14 kernel, Xorg and KDE run without any errors). My machine uses Intel i5-6500 (Skylake) with onboard HD530 graphics. the ...