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Linux 3 monitor support on ubuntu on linux mint?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by isaac12345, 4 Feb 2014.

  1. isaac12345

    isaac12345 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi all,

    I am planning to buy a laptop with a vga and hdmi port. I would like to hence use three displays, 2 external and the one on the laptop. Is it possible to do so on the latest version of linux mint or ubuntu?

    THanks!
     
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  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I've done dual monitors on ubuntu. I'd say triple monitor would be OK too, although I have no direct experience.
     
  3. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    just a warning i have a laptop with both d-sub and hdmi but can only display on 2 monitors at any one time
     
  4. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    depends on the laptop. just because it has 2 video outs doesn't mean it necessarily supports output to 2 displays

    you may need a multi monitor adapter from evga or matrox (among others). they're not fast though, you'll basically only be able to display text on them (i.e. no games or video)
     
  5. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    You'll most likely find that using one of the ports for an external display will mean the inbuilt ceases to function - as docodine says, you'll need a USB VGA adapter or the like. Or you could just run the laptop shut and connect two big external displays?
     

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