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. For directing a program's graphical output, you may also want the "display" tag.

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Pop OS 20.04 second monitor not detected

I'm a newbie in Linux. I recently installed Pop OS in a laptop with the Nvidia and the Intel GPU (Acer Predator Helios 300) and it doesn't detect the second monitor, which is connected through a ...
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Setting HiDPI and LowDPI screens to look the same

Disclaimer: I've read the answers to looking-alike questions here but no luck. Setup: I have a 27" 4K (3840x2160) display on the left, DP-0. 27" 1440p (2560x1440) display on the right, HDMI-...
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gnome-terminal --geometry not working in centos 8

In order to have a terminal launch on my secondary monitor upon login I used to have a command like the following as a startup application: gnome-terminal --geometry 80x24+2120+200 --full-screen --...
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Disabled monitor appears on login

I have three monitors connected to my PopOS 20.04. Two of them are now in front of me and the other is somewhere else. When I'm logged on, I open my screen configurations and disable monitor number ...
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External monitor output halts after switching sources on monitor

I have several machines plugged into an external monitor, one of which is a laptop running arch. I can switch sources on the monitor to toggle between these three different systems. But if I stay on a ...
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Temporarily switch off display without moving windows with dwm

I have a dual monitor setup. Certain screensharing apps (slack in this case) do not let me choose which screen to display, and instead show absolutely everything when I share my screen (which is bad, ...
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Dell precision m4800 laptop: external monitor slow

Using a Dell precision m4800 laptop with Fedora 33 and external monitor connected via HDMI. When setting the laptop display to "External only", the display becomes very slow (mouse cursor is ...
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Window snaps to wrong monitor on Gnome

I have two monitors side by side. When I move a window from the left to the right monitor on Gnome*, so that the left side of the window is still contained in the left monitor, and then move the ...
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Unable to switch the remote screen served by VNC

I setup a secured VNC link to my Ubuntu 18.04 office computer from home. I'm using unity to work when in the office but installed XFCE on it for access over ssh. I can connect fine over VNC and am ...
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Neither xrandr can't detect second monitor at highes resolution nor permit adding

In case an additional monitor would be great 😁 But problem so big Manjaro Cinnamon doesn't recognize HP 14455/LE1901w LCD Monitor's higher resolutions. Also xrandr command doesn't support "1440 ...
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Black screen with two monitors, but works with three monitors

I have a very strange problem with my monitor setup. I have a laptop with an Nvidia RTX 2070 GPU and a 1920x1080 240Hz LCD panel. I have two identical external monitors connected (2560x1440 60Hz), one ...
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Fine-tuning the position of a two-monitor setup with different resolutions

I have a 3-monitor setup where the secondary monitor (HDMI-0, 768p) stands to the right of the main monitor (DP-0, 1440p). A common xrandr setup for this would look like this: xrandr --output DP-0 --...
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xrandr does not detect monitors

I had 3 "NVIDIA NVS 300 Dual-VGA" with 6 monitors. I switched to 2 "NVIDIA Quadro NVS 450" cards for 8 monitors. I had packages installed xorg-server xorg-xinit xf86-input-evdev ...
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Ubuntu unsupported resolution on external monitor

I am trying to get my laptop hooked up to my external monitor (21:9 3440x1440@60hz). for some reason, I can get the screen to work at the native resolution. if I set: Modeline "3440x1440_60.00&...
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External monitor through 'HDMI - USB-C adapter' detected, but gives black screen

I've recently bought a new Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop which has a HDMI and a USB-c port. My setup is as follows: Laptop: Asus TUF Gaming A15 OS: Kubuntu 20.04 Monitor 1: Laptop screen Monitor 2: ...
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xrandr --pos not working for external monitor

I want my external 4k monitor on the left and my internal FHD laptop monitor on the right, scaled accordingly. I have written a little script to help with that, and it worked on my previous machine. ...
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“screen energy saving” re-arranges x position of all windows on the right monitor

My setup: two monitors side by side. When my system wakes up from "screen energy saving", it re-arranges all windows on the right monitor, moving all windows in x+ direction (to the right). ...
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Xrandr and hybrid graphics

I am using a laptop with intel and nvidia graphics cards. When I try to enable my external monitor with xrandr, it always sets panning to 4480x1080 so when I open any program it span across both ...
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How do I get VIRTUAL1 on HP Pavillion?

I'm trying to add a virtual monitor to my pc HP Pavillion 15-cw0006nl running Pop_OS 20.04 with open source amdgpu drivers. I've tried different solutions I found online (most of them consist in ...
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Mac Pro 5,1 & KDE Neon - second monitor doesn't quite work

I have a problem where my second monitor shows up in settings and is properly identified, but nothing appears on the screen and the monitor says there's no input signal. Settings even shows the second ...
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Debian 10 not detecting second monitor

I'm having a hard time detecting my second monitor on debian 10: One is connected through my NVIDIA graphics card, is detected and works perfectly. The other screen is connected through my intel ...
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Only secondary display functioning after generating xorg.conf for Nvidia

I am running Pop!_OS on a laptop with an onboard Nvidia GPU. As usual, my secondary monitor has screen tearing issues with Nvidia linux drivers. This is fixed by enable Force Full Composition Pipeline....
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Display vimdiff on two monitors

I have two monitors side by side and I want to maximize the vimdiff terminal window over both monitors such that the dividing line is in the middle between them. The screenshot shows how that is ...
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Thunderbolt 3 on System76's Oryx Pro (oryp3) with Ubuntu 20.04

I got a 15" oryp3 back in 2017, and back that time I didn't realise that only 17" model had Thunderbolt 3 enabled. Before I only used one external monitor through HDMI. But recently I bought ...
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Dual Monitor not displaying correcly

I'm a beginner with Linux, I recently installed manjaro as a dual boot on my PC. I use two screens, but the second one isn't displaying correctly: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2549/InXUmb....
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Dual monitor increases CPU load

Opensuse Leap 15.2 KDE5 Dell E5550 16 GB Ram SSD I've noticed that when I use another monitor CPU load when nothing significant is running jumps from 3-8% to 13-18%. And CPU temperature almost always ...
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Ubuntu 6 display with GTX 1070 * 2

Does any one know how to set up multi monitor with multi GTX? I try to set up 6 displays with dual GTX 1070 under OS:Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04. this is my PC config: DELL workstation Precision T7500 CPU :...
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Zorin panel on multiple monitors

I am using Zorin 15.2 (based on Ubuntu 18.04) In my new two monitor setup, the GNOME "top bar" / Zorin "panel" will only stay on my primary monitor, and will auto show/hide on this ...
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How to add a fake display for X?

What I wish to achieve? I want to add a fake display for X server. I don't need it to be displayed. I just want it to run in the background and make X feel that there are two displays attached to my ...
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Linux Mint 20, Laptop With Nvidia Card: Can't Get Second Monitor to Work

Let me start by saying that on Linux Mint 18 I had this exact same hardware: same laptop, and same two monitors plugged into it. The laptop has an Nvidia GTX870M graphics card, which is a sort of ...
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Three monitors: xrandr configure crtc failed

As of today, I am unable to enable all three of my monitors at their preferred resolution (2560x1440). This configuration has been working for the last two weeks without error. I had unplugged the ...
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Linux Mint 19.3 Dual Monitor on HD6870 stopped working

I built a desktop for my in-laws using second hand parts. It has been humming along since last November or so with Linux Mint 19 (now 19.3). They just moved shortly after the lock downs for COVID-19 ...
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How to allow cursor to not become confined to one monitor in global fullscreen mode with Ubuntu 20 - i3wm

I am running i3wm on Ubuntu 20.04. When playing games on Steam, I'm trying to utilize both of my monitors. I use Proton which, in turn, uses WINE to run Windows games. Some games scale appropriately ...
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Multihead - DVI numbers on which Xrandr acts are messed up at each reboot/relogin … concurrent bindings?

Hello, Context : I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 20.04LTS just because historically I tended to have a lot more issues with Ubuntu for setting multiple monitors in the multiple locations I have to ...
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How to use an Android device as additional display on Linux

Can anyone please tell how to use an Android device as a second monitor to extend the display? I found an app called "spacedesk", but it is only available for windows. Can anyone suggest a ...
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Thunderbolt - Displayport Monitors not detected on reboot. XPS 13 Arch Linux (endeavourOS)

I am running EndeavourOS (Arch) on a 2017 Dell XPS 13. Kernel 5.7.2-arch1-1 [Hardware name: Dell Inc. XPS 13 9360/02PG84, BIOS 2.13.0 11/14/2019] I have a multi-monitor setup at my desk, that, when ...
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Can tty use per-monitor resolution?

I have a laptop and an external monitor. The monitor has lower resolution than the laptop display, but it is the only screen I use at home. However, when I switch to tty, I have to look also at the ...
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How can I change the resolution of my second monitor?

I have Linux Mint 20 installed on my PC. Please, please, don't mark this as duplicate, I know people have asked this everywhere but believe me, THEIR SOLUTIONS DON'T WORK. So, I have two monitors, one ...
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How to Configure Double Monitor Setup on Debian 10?

I have a laptop with Debian 10 (Stable) installed. My current setup goes like this: I have my laptop's embedded screen as one monitor, one external monitor connected via HDMI, and now I have connected ...
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Multiple monitors (notebook lid + external monitor) in linux mint mate

I have linux mint 19.3 mate in my notebook and an external monitor which I use as primary (often I work with the lid closed). The problems are: I configured to do nothing when the lid is closed but ...
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Add a new taskbar (panel) to second monitor in Linux Mint 18.1 (Serena)

I'm using Linux Mint 18.1 (Serena) and I would like to add a new taskbar/panel, to use and track the windows in the second monitor. All of the solutions I have read say to Right click the existing ...
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Ubuntu, detect new display

Running Ubuntu based Os on my Laptop, I have an external HDMI display that is not detected. I tried lspci and xrandr but the display stay "disconnected". How can I detect the display and extend my ...
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Dual screen on Pop_Os

Running Pop! 20.04 on HP 850 g5. I would like to connect a second monitor IIYama ProLite E2482HS but this one is definitively black. The displays settings does not detect it. xrandr does not show a ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Dockingstation Hybrid C-USB doesn't recognize external monitors

I'm running Debian Buster on my Thinkpad T480 (link to manufacturer) $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Release: 10 ...
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Usage of only external Monitor -> Screen Black with Mouse but mirror or extend is fine on Ubuntu 20.04

First of all i am new to Linux/Ubuntu. After a failed Upgrade to 20.04LTS from 18.04LTS i managed to kinda repair it. But there where a lot of questions about upgrade configurations which where ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 / Gnome 3.36.2 forgets dual-monitor settings when switching between PCs via KVM/KVMP switch

I have a Display Port KVM / KVMP switch to switch between two PCs (Ubuntu 20.04 , Windows 10). Whenever I switch back from the Windows 10 PC to the Ubuntu 20.04 I have to restore my dual monitor ...
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Pen display stylus points at both monitors, not just the pen display

Just tried connecting a Gaomon PD2200 pen display to my Debian-based x64 system, and it almost completely works right away: the display shows up as a second monitor, and the stylus moves the mouse. ...
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I need help implementing legacy/unsupported GPU for tertiary monitor(s)

I have three monitors. Left, right, and middle. Middle and right are connected to a 1060 6 GB via DP and HDMI respectively. However, left is an old DELL VGA monitor. Therefore, I procured an old AMD ...
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How can I get stable video output names?

System: Dell Latitude 5591 CPU i7-8850H GPU: integrated Intel HD630 (no dedicated GPU) USB-C Dock: WD15 Screens: 2x Acer G226HQL (connected via HDMI directly and DVI-to-miniDP-Adapter to dock) OS: KDE ...
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Fbpanel on multiple monitors: how to filter displayed application per screen?

Based on my earlier question and answer from Arkadiusz Drabczyk, I have set up 3 different instances of fbpanel, separate one for each of my 3 monitors: This is how I start fbpanel: fbpanel -x 0 --...

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