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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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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 ...
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External monitor zooms out when lid is closed in fedora 27

I didn't have this issue in fedora 26, I always closed my lid, now this happens (Screenshots taken in fullscreen) lid open lid closed Similar I guess is this ubuntu bug, any solution? Edit: Lid ...
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What is Gnome getting set when I add a screen that Awesome is missing?

Having run dual (or more!) screen setups in Linux for 20 years I'm no stranger to setting up a layout but am having an issue on my laptop that's got me stumped. The machine is a Dell XPS originally ...
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Secondary Monitor displaying only mouse on Centos 7

I recently switched to Centos 7, but when I connected my secondary monitor through HDMI, something wierd's happening. GNOME's able to recognize that the second one has been connected, but I can only ...
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Linux detects 2 displays through I have one

![I have only one VGA Connected to my monitor but kali linux detecting 2 display connected. One eDP-1 connection and second DP-1 connection. I don't know what is eDP-1. But it is showing as build in ...
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RandR with internal intel iGPU and old Trident card

I have a problem with a 2 graphics card configuration. I have an internal intel (iGPU i7 4xxx) and a very old Trident TGUI 9xxx PCI card. If I use the card as primary kde starts great, but i need ...
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Configure 2 video cards on Debian 9 (stretch)

I installed Debian 9 and my AMD gateway with 2 HDMI outputs. The gnome 3.22.2 desktop only showed up on 1 monitor. Followed instruction on: https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo to install the video ...
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Ubuntu 17.10: External monitor screen is randomly reset to low screen resolution

I've hooked my Ubuntu 17.10 EliteBook laptop up with an external (MultiSync EA221WM) 22 inch monitor using VGA. Most of the time it works just fine, my monitor is correctly detected and the screen ...
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Dual GPU Dual Display setup: monitor is black but detected

I've recently installed linux alognside Windows 10 and I'm trying to use a second monitor the way I use it on Windows. The first monitor is connected to a GTX 770 and the second one to the iGPU. I've ...
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Fedora 27 update broke dual monitor setup

Upgraded from Fedora 26 to 27 went smooth BUT after the first update my dual monitor setup is broken. It does not seem to pick up the extra monitor at all. Using HDMI and if I run xrandr in only see ...
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Two monitor configuration issues on Debian on boot

I install fresh preseed installation which has two monitors configured. Everything seems to work fine. When I boot up my computer only 1 monitor is working (other one seems to be in standby mode). ...
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Nvidia driver/X only works on external Monitor [Display Port]

after failing to get Bumblebee to work with my External Monitor (xrandr didn't "see" it), I reinstalled Debian. I a Nvidia Dev Forum tread (don't find it atm) installing the 384 was recommended. With ...
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Saved file on desktop went to secondary monitor

I am using a laptop with a connected monitor. I have arranged my primary monitor (laptop) underneath the secondary monitor (external monitor) as follows: Everything is ok, I have my Windows List on ...
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Customize window snapping on Ubuntu 16.04 with gnome-shell on two screens

I have bought a second screen and am now facing the following inconvenience: When you move a window towards the edge of a screen, it gets maximized across half the screen. If you have just one screen,...