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Graphics card isn't recognized and drivers can't be installed: “install package failure!”

I just assembled my new PC. Everything seems to work fine for one detail: the onboard graphic chipset gets priority over my PCI-e card. Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming GPU: Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X ...
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Dual monitor with 2x DVI connectors not working

I am trying to connect 2 monitors to my Radeon HD 6950 (it has 2 DVI connectors and 1 HDMI connector). But only one DVI connector works. With the other one I don't get any signal. Is my videocard ...
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nvidia geforce4 mx 440 dual using 1 male to 2 female vga splitter

I recently got an old Graphics card nvidia geforce4 mx 440 from on of the Computers Dad was throwing out, and I am having troubles setting up dual screen for my computer, I went out and brought a VGA ...
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Docking station and personal desktop questions

Here's my set up: I have my work laptop connected to a docking station. The docking station is connected to 2 monitors so while I'm working I've got the extra screen space(extended desktop). My ...
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What is the mechanism that allows for dual Nvidia card Framebuffer Combining without SLI?

First, let's make sure we're all on the same page: As a bit of background information, please know that when you start up an operating system -- any operating system -- the BIOS (or UEFI GOP) tells ...
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Is it possible to have the pinned shortcuts indicate that they are running?

I have a 3 monitor setup. I set the app icons to show on the taskbar of the display that it is on. This part works great. I have pinned a number of apps. Let's take Outlook as an example. It is ...
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My mac's screen isn't showing. How do I get it to use an external monitor as primary?

I have a macbook (not pro) with OS X on it. The primary screen is not showing anything. I've connected a secondary monitor but what step should I take to make that primary?
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monitor won't return to display main screen

I have a Pc (windows 8.1) and a laptop. My monitor is connected to both of them. I have set the monitor to show the laptop only instead of the PC (main). I worked for a while and then I have ...
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Unable to move my mouse to second screen Windows 8

I'm having a huge issue with Windows 8, although I had no problem with Windows 7. I have my second screen connected and extended, however when I move the mouse to the right it will NOT go to the ...
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Selectively duplicate windows on second monitor

I'm preparing for a live coding session where I will be giving a talk and programming in front of the audience. I would like the projector to only show my IDE (Visual Studio, emacs, ...), and my ...
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How to connect my laptop to 2 external displays with laptop monitor off?

I have an Acer Aspire Laptop. I want to connect this laptop to two extended external displays (2 external monitors) with the laptop monitor off. This laptop has a VGA output and a HDMI output. What ...
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Could a graphics card port fault result in brightness/contrast differences?

I'll try explain this as best I can, I'm fairly stumped as to how this issue could be caused. I have an XFX Radeon 5850 that has four outputs. Two of these are DVI, one is HDMI, one is display port. ...
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How do I fine-tune colour temperature on my monitors?

Problem: I bought the same monitor twice, one used, the other refurbished. Both are still fairly new and in very good condition. The colour temperature of one tinges slightly but noticeably more into ...
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Laptop with 1 HDMI output to external monitor with VGA

I have just bought HDMI->VGA cable. Wanted to use it like this : laptop<-HDMI<------>VGA->monitor So I tried to set everything up and when I start it it says (on external monitor) ...
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Enable TV out function of VGA port

I have PAL TV. i want to connect it to my computer (with intel HD graphics). On the internet I found this: VGA to RCA converter But it has a note that my computer's graphic card must have VGA tv out ...
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VGA to PAL on Intel HD

I got a i5 Laptop computer with integrated Intel HD graphics card. I want to connect to a large CRT TV which has a PAL composite video input (yellow RCA jack!) and three inputs labeled DVD component ...
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Dual Monitors - One Graphics card vs Two

I have a Dell Optiplex 790 with two Radeon HD 5450 cards (512MB Dedicated Memory) installed. Currently, I'm running two monitors off a single card. Card 1-->HDMI Splitter-->Monitor 1 ...
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HDMI Audio stops when turn off monitor

I have a new MSI GX70 and when I listen to music on it I like to hook up the HDMI to my sound system and turn off the monitor but unlike all my previous machines when I press the display off button ...
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Connecting 2 external monitors and 1 laptop using a docking station

I am trying to connect 2 external monitors with the Dell Docking Station. I have a Dell Latitude E6230 laptop. Now I have connected both of the monitors or external displays through the docking ...
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How to make Windows 7 remember that I want extended display?

After consulting HDMI vs Component vs VGA vs DVI vs DisplayPort, I've decided to buy a HDMI cable to connect laptop with external display. Before that I've used a VGA cable. I've set up dual-head ...
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How to use multiple desktops within a Hyper-V hosted VM

So, for work, I am using a system hosted within Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. I use this VM for work purposes only. The issue I am having is not being able to use more than one monitor while connected to ...
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Excel comments and elements appear all black except on primary monitor

I've had this problem with Excel 2007 and 2010 on two different PCs, both running Windows 7. My computer has 3 displays, with the center monitor primary. When Excel is open in one of the non-primary ...
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Why can't I duplicate to Projector?

I have a Dell XPS L502x. I do my stuff pretty fine working with two monitors. But when I tested my projector, which is connected via an HDMI/HDMI cable ending on an adapter to M1-DA, I am able to ...
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How can I arrange my running terminals or command prompts by “tile” in windows 8?

In Windows 7 you could just open the task manager, select multiple running applications, right click and select to tile them in a way like this: In windows 8, it seems you can't do so. Does anyone ...
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Laptop external monitor no longer being detected

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart 4-1215dx Ultrabook Laptop running Windows 8.1. All hardware is standard except I upgraded the 4GB of RAM to 8GB. Up until recently (2-3 days ago), I have had no issues ...
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Can this port be used to connect an external display to laptop?

I have a monitor attached to my laptop via HDMI and want to attach a second monitor. In attached screenshot what type of port is below, the one to left of USB ports ? Can it be used to connect a ...
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 crashes dual VGA

My Photoshop CS6 crashes when both VGA-s are enabled. If I disable the Intel HD 3000 in Device Manager it works fine. The error: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name:...
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Windows 7 doesn't detect second monitor after upgrade

I've just upgraded an old computer from XP to windows 7. It runs a dual-monitor setup, which was all fine under XP. I have an onboard Geforce 8300 and an ati radeon 7000. Only one of them seems to ...
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How to tell Windows 8 to not “upscale” the display size?

My actual problem is that in a multiple monitor set-up, my second monitor is more than 4 years old, and its maximum (and optimal) display resolution is: 1680 x 1050. Windows 8 itself detects this size ...
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Maximising a window doesn't use the full screen - but I can resize windows to use all real estate

I've just setup a third monitor in portrait mode (vertically positioned on my desk). What's strange with this is that although I can manually resize a window to use all of this screen if I maximise ...
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Windows 8.1 keyboard shortcut to move a Store app to another monitor

Back in the good ol' Windows 8 days, there was a keyboard shortcut to move a Windows Store app to another monitor (Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn IIRC). On Windows 8.1, nothing seems to work. Is there still ...
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Windows-7 Pro Remote Desktop stopped going full screen

Was working perfect; remote desktop of laptop filled entire screen of workstation's 2nd monitor. But now it's just a scrolling window that fills only 2/3. Workstation: 2013 DELL OPTIPLEX 9010 Windows-...
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Why am I getting a red interlaced screen when I increase monitor resolution?

I have an Nvidia GTS 240, with which I have been running dual monitors at 1920x1080 each up until now. I have upgraded one of the monitors, and it is capable of 2560x1440, which appears in the ...
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Can I detect the presence of a second display in a shell script or Conky config?

I want to modify my conky placement depending on whether I'm working with my laptop in my lap (one screen) or have it at my desk attached to a larger monitor (dual display). The problem is that I ...
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Two different ATI graphics cards on Windows 7

I have 2 graphics cards on my computer and 4 monitors: ⠀• On ASUS 7790 3 monitors ⠀• On HIS 3650 1 monitor and it is not working Before upgrade I had 3650 and 1650 with 2 monitors on each and they ...
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Display driver crashing on Windows 8 multi monitor with displayLink

I have a Sony laptop (full specs around the bottom) with an AMD Radeon HD 6630M, sitting on a docking station plugged with 3 DisplayLink USB to DVI adapters connected to 3 screens in 1920*1200 in ...
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CMD.EXE limits windows size to screen size

Is there any way to get a command window larger than the monitor (screen) size. I have multiple monitor, so the desktop size is wider that the monitor, but even after using MODE CON COLS=300, CMD.EXE ...
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT with 3 monitors [duplicate]

I've read Can I use an nVidia Geforce 9600GT for triple-monitor? but I didn't get the answer I need. I want to run my PC using 3 monitors. This is my current situation: I'm running a PC with ...
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Possible to have multiple virtual monitors for a VMware guest in windowed mode?

Using VMware Workstation 10 on Windows, I've read "Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine" and managed to make it work as described when running the machine in Full Screen mode. What I would ...
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Second Monitor not recognized

I just got a new PC with MSI motherboard not sure of the model no. It also has an AMD Radeon HD 7700 Graphics card with windows 7 installed on it. The graphics card comse with two ports. 1 RGB, and 1 ...
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Set the resolution of the extended screen in Ubuntu 12.04

I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 with extended screen. One of the screens is set to the resolution of 1600×900 (16:9) and the other is set to 1360×768 (16:9). I have the latest NVIDIA ...
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How to make mouse jump from one screen's border to another screen in a Windows PC with multidisplays?

My laptop, running Windows 7 Pro, is connected to a docking station with 3 monitors. The screens' disposition is something like that : Monitor 1 is 1366x768 (laptop) Monitor 2 is 1920x1280 ...
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One Adobe Acrobat File Across Multiple Monitors

How can one open an Adobe Acrobat file across multiple monitors? For example, I use the Scrolling 2-Page feature but at higher magnifications, one screen can't contain both pages, so I'd like to ...
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Rotating screen on Fedora

I run Fedora 19 under KDE and would want to configure two 27" screens rotated 90 degrees. My problem is that while I can go to: System Settings -> Display and Monitor and rotate them 90 degrees, ...
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Connecting a Dell Optiplex 755 to 4 monitors

A few months ago I connected 4 (four) Dell 2009W monitors to a Dell OptiPlex 790 01. The OS was Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601) I used the original Dell proprietary connection ...
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Can't enable third monitor after upgrading from Win8 to 8.1

I recently updated to Win 8.1 - now only 2 of my 3 monitors are working, after they were all working perfectly fine under Win 8. I have 3 x HP E231's running on an AMD R9 280x - One of the monitors ...
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Force apps to open in current screen - OSX Mavericks

I have a dual monitor set-up on my mac mini running OSX 10.9 Mavericks. All is running very smoothly but I hate the fact that when I have the dock in one of the monitors and click on an app it opens ...
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Maximum number of monitors Win 7 Supports [duplicate]

In a post sometime last year you wrote; "... The maximum continuous windows desktop available is up to 32k horizontal pixels by up to 32k vertical pixels with an overall pixel limit of 128 million ...
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DVI Output over Thunderbolt only works after Reboot

On my MacBook Pro the external monitor (connected via Thunderbolt) wont work (i.e. its continuosly switching between on and off) when connected via hotplug to a running device. Only after I reboot ...
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2 monitors, 1 TV mirroring either one. TV won't display signal when plugged into DVI port.

I'm trying to get 3 monitors working on my GeForce GTX 560Ti graphics card on Vista 64-bit. I am aware that I can't run 3 displays on this card. That's fine because either monitor and my TV could be a ...