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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How can I get the xserver to use my embedded display port monitor for the SDDM login screen? (Fedora 31)

I have an optimus laptop with the HDMI output handled by the nvidia card and the embedded display port laptop monitor handled by the igpu. I want to be able to get my external monitor to be usable ...
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How to know if my computer supports a triple monitor configuration?

I'm currently ruining manjaro KDE and trying to setup three monitors. my laptop has an HDMI output and a VGA one and I would like to use both to setup two additional screens but I seem to be able to ...
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Acer Nitro 5 running Ubuntu/POP!_OS 19.10+ no longer recognizing external display on Intel Integrated Graphics

I have an Acer Nitro 5 laptop with Intel Graphics iGPU and NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti dGPU running POP!_OS 19.10. When I first installed the system, back at version 19.04, I could use both integrated ...
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Laptop won't recognize HDMI and laptop screen at the same time on Ubuntu 16.04

I have been trying to set up a dual monitor for my laptop, but it will either use the builtin display or the HDMI display, but never both at the same time. Going to Display under Settings always shows ...
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Using Gnu/Linux laptop as extended screen from a MS-Windows PC

I'd like to use my Linux Mint (Debian based) laptop as a second monitor for my MS-Windows 8.1 PC. I know how to extend the Windows display over to another screen. When connecting the VGA cable from ...
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OSX-like mission control for linux [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 18 switching from OSX. In OSX mission control there is a feature where each monitor has its own "workspace" that can be independently switched between. GNOME3 has a similar ...
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Dual monitors with different dpi, generates dead spaces instead of sticking to the edges

I have been using KDE neon 5.18 with my laptop and an external monitor. They both are 1080p, but the laptop is a much smaller screen, so things look too small. In the screen configuration they let me ...
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Log out dialog focused on second monitor in multi-monitor setup (openSUSE KDE)

Whenever I invoke the log out / shutdown dialog, the focus is on the secondary monitor, i.e. keyboard moves options showing up in the secondary monitor. Even if that monitor is turned off. What's odd ...
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Dual X screens on one device

I am using ubuntu mate 18.04 I believe it uses lightdm as display manager. I have 2 monitors connected to the same device (intel hd onboard graphics, with 2 ports, one HDMI, one VGA). Because of the ...
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Debian 10 Bullseye - Hi Resolution monitors not working on startup

I've been trying to resolve an issue with my new high-resolution ACER KG271 2K LED monitor on my HP EliteBook laptop with an Intel graphics chipset. I have two ACER KG271 monitors connected to a ...
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KDE Neon 5.17, on wakeup without external monitor, screen stays black

Sometimes when my laptop wakes up, the screen will stay black. It will only turn on again if I connect an external screen. After that the screen works again. Then I can disconnect the external screen ...
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Wrong display resolution on second display

I have a dual screen config with Samtron 73V (1280x1024) and LG Flatron E1960S (1360x768). It works in Windows and worked in my fresh Manjaro Linux install until I installed nvidia 390.132 drivers. ...
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How to get independent virtual desktops on multiple monitors?

I have two monitors and I want every desktop to be independent on every screen. Like this: https://www.actualtools.com/virtualdesktops/independent_virtual_desktops_on_multiple_monitors.shtml How can ...
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No display on different kernel

I got installed two kernels: 5.0.0-37 and 5.3.0-24. The first one runs smooth in my office - where I have three monitors and all of them are working, but when I boot it with no monitors connected - ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Mouse Pointer Blinks when the second monitor plugged in with a USB-HDMI converter

I recently purchased a CableCreation USB-to-HDMI converter to plug in a second monitor. Installed a driver provided here. Mouse cursor blinks badly when on the primary screen, the one pluggled through ...
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Games detect dual monitor setup as one giant monitor

I have a laptop with an external monitor. Both have 1920x1080. I want to play games in the laptop screen and use the external screen to monitor the laptop performance and temperatures (glances, ...
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fbpanel: only use one monitor

I am using fbpanel in openbox. I have 3 monitors: One in the middle, and two on each side. Currently fbpanel is spread along all 3 monitors. Can I configure fbpanel to only appear on one monitor (...
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Qt and dual monitor with touch screen

I have a Qt-based program (using eglfs platform), and 2 monitors, one LVDS and the other one is connected by HDMI. The LVDS monitor is a touch screen. The screen of HDMI is placed to the right of the ...
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X11 and dual monitor problem

I have a customized linux (Debian, we've removed the desktop environment), where we run our application with X11. The screen size is 1024x768, and the app's window fills the screen. Now the ...
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Primary monitor desktop flickering when 2nd monitor connected

So, I'm very fond of using a 2nd monitor located physically over my laptop. After switching to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina I've started to have a very strange behavior. When I plug in the external monitor (...
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How to map a single touchscreen across multiple displays?

I have a project that will have a single touchscreen spanning across multiple displays. The displays are not butted against each other, there's some space between them, but the touch sensor spans ...
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how to place application switcher only on secondary monitor?

I have two monitors on Xubuntu 19.10 with Xfce 4.14. When I use Alt + Tab to switch from one app to another the switcher window appears on the both monitors. As workaround I installed compiz and the ...
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My 3rd monitor not working on Manjaro when i turn on in settings

My manjaro detect my 3rd monitor connected to displaylink but when I turn it on in system settings my monitors reload and in settings my 3rd is still off. How to turn on this monitor? $ xrandr --...
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Getting permanently connected TV that has multiple connections to only become a display device when tuned to the PC connection?

I've got a computer running Void Linux (so runit, not systemd), SDDM and KDE Plasma (wayland). It has two display devices permanently connected (back of PC is not readily accessible), a monitor on ...
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Dual Monitor Setup Weird Problem in Linux Mint 19.2

I'm running Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon (4.15.0-70-generic kernel) with NVIDIA Corporation GM206 GeForce GTX 960. I'm facing a weird problem with dual monitor setup including two Dell P2212H monitors, ...
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Linux mint- Black Screen instead of Login screen when 2nd monitor is disconnected

I have a dual boot installation alongside Windows 10 and have upgraded to Mint 17.2 (Tina). I used my 2nd monitor ViewSonic with my LapTop (HP Zbook 15), which is not the primary one. My laptop ...
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Linux mint 19.2 cannot get external monitor to work

I am on an MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro and have just tried to connect an external monitor to my laptop via HDMI. The monitor runs when i boot through windows (system is dual OS) and also runs of a ...
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How to pin desktop to primary display with multiple monitor setup

I have a vertically placed external monitor while the primary monitor is laptop. Both of similar resolution. The vertical screen is not always connected, but only when I am in office. The headache is ...
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screen placements on dwm

I recently started using dwm, which is really nice, but I have a problem with regards to my multi monitor setup. I have my monitors placed like the following: ----------------------------------------...
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How to find out, which screen is HEAD-0, HEAD-1, etc.?

If I want to use the name of my primary screen (HDMI-0, found out via xrandr) within another command, the device is never found. Instead I have to use the name HEAD-0. From what I've already read I ...
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Xfce shifts open windows to the bottom of the screen when external monitor becomes disabled

In my Xfce multi-monitor setup, an external monitor is located above my primary laptop display: When I disable the external monitor (through the xfce4-display-settings application), the open windows ...
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Xfce moves open windows to the secondary monitor when it is enabled

I run Xfce. When I attach an external monitor to my laptop and enable it as a secondary monitor, all my open windows are moved to it from a primary display. How to configure Xfce so that open windows ...
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Is there a way to set pulseaudio to change audio output depending on the monitor that's playing audio has moved?

...I'm just using arcolinux (KDE5, 4.19-LT) so hopefully any generic solution will work without having to fight with the way the distro has set up the OS... ...The idea is to I suppose have something ...
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Dual monitor issues Linux Mint Thinkpad Docking station

The setup T460 thinkpad (Intel HD Graphics) docked with lid closed connected to two external monitors one via DVI and the other via HDMI The problem During boot, up until the login screen both ...
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Can xrandr/autorandr distinguish different monitor models connected to the same output?

I have a laptop with which I connect to a monitor at home and at work. In both cases I use the same HDMI out for connecting to the monitor. The one at the lab is 1440p/60hz and the one at home is ...
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Locking Mouse to a single screen

I want to lock the mouse to a single monitor in a multi-monitor setup. I tried the following: MOUSE=`grep -i 'optical mouse' <(xinput --list --name-only)` MONITOR=`awk '/HDMI.* con/ {print $1}' &...
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Brightness - external monitor drivers

I'm using Linux arch on Thinkpad X1C6. I bought external monitor Samsung C27F396FHU and I have a problem with brightness. I cannot use a physical button to adjust the brightness of the monitor - at ...
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My Dell G7 with nVidia Driver Installed in Ubuntu 18.04, Couldn't Detect Monitor Conneted in HDMI Port

What I have tried so far: Followed this link: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1033785/external-monitor-not-detected-on-ubuntu-18-04. I had been doing these: sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall (no work) ...
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Increase resolution beyond native for one monitor in a dual monitor setup

Currently running Ubuntu 18.04 with a dual monitor setup. One is at 1280*720, other is 1920*1080. Is there a way to get both monitors at 1920*1080 the output of xrandr is Screen 0: minimum 320 x ...
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Multi-monitor Issues with Xorg, Nvidia, Wayland

EDIT: After asking on the Linux IRC channel on FreeNode,I found out that X11 doesn't support per-monitor scaling. My 4k embedded display is at 200% scaling, and my external 1080p monitor was also at ...
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Mouse cursor goes beyond visible Area

I'm using ArchLinux With latest kernel (5.16 At the moment)and using it with AMDGPU (not pro), i have a multi monitor setup; one on top of the main and the other one adjacent to the main. Now with the ...
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Disable notebook monitor and set custom resolution to external monitor in Xorg

I am trying to create a script which is disabling the laptop's monitor and set the resolution of my external monitor to 3440x1440 @ 44fps. I am using 44fps because this is the maximum refresh rate my ...
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Unplugging external monitor forces me to reboot

I use a script that runs xrandr to turn off laptop display, showing only the external monitor screen. I have another script that basically "reverses" this (showing only laptop display) which I use ...
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Gnome (Wayland) multiple dpi almost correct

I have setup gnome on a 2 screen system: 1) a primary 4K display scaled 200% and 2) a secondary 1080p display at normal scaling. After some configuration I have gotten everything scaled perfectly on ...
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With XFCE power manager, how to turn both monitors asleep instead of one monitor?

I'm using an ArchLinux with XFCE, and I encountered a problem. I have two monitors, and I want both of them to be turned off when I am away from PC for X minutes. But it seems like only my primary ...
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no signal with dvi-i to vga adapter while trying to configure dual display (debian 9 lxde)

I have 2 monitors, one connected with a hdmi cable to my pc and one connected with a vga cable and a dvi-i to vga adapter, plugged in the dvi-i port of my gpu. Under Windows 7, it works perfectly but ...
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i3: multiple displays; having some “resistance” from mouse pointer when crossing display

Can X or i3 in particular be configured so that the mouse would not jump immediately to the next display but would require some sort of "time and force" to take place, so that it would be easy to drag ...
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Second Screen Recognised/Connected But Not Displaying - Ubuntu 18.04 / Arch Linux

I have been trying to get my second monitor working on a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, though I've experimented with Arch Linux as well. Both my primary and secondary monitor show up in the ...
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OS seems to forget my second monitor

I use a dual-monitor setup with Acer H233H as one of the monitors and the same problem keeps happening. During the installation of Linux (both Arch and Mint), both monitors work fine. They also work ...
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Use laptop and external monitor at the same time using NVIDIA X Server

I managed to setup the display properties for the monitor via xorg.conf file, but I can't seem to find a way to use both external and built-in laptop monitor at the same time. Here is my xorg.conf: # ...

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