1213 – How to enable dual display on Linux

1213 – How to enable dual display on Linux

Applicable to:

  • ActivPanel

    ActivPanel

  • DLP Projectors

    DLP Projectors

  • LCD Projectors

    LCD Projectors

  • Linux

    Linux

HDMI

Connect your projector or ActivPanel to your laptop using an HDMI cable.

There may be several HDMI ports on your ActivPanel. Press the Source button on the ActivPanel, or on its remote control, and select the correct HDMI source.

If using a PRM-25, PRM-32, PRM-35, PRM-45, EST-P1 or UST, press the Source button and select HDMI. Press Menu to exit.

If using a PRM-30 projector, press MENU, select Input and then select HDMI. Press MENU to exit.

VGA

Connect your projector or ActivPanel to your laptop using a VGA cable.

There may be several VGA ports on your ActivPanel. Press the Source button on the ActivPanel, or on its remote control, and select the correct VGA source.

There are 2 VGA ports (Computer 1 and Computer 2) on the back of your projector. Make a note of which VGA port your cable is connected to.

If using a PRM-25, PRM-32, PRM-35, PRM-45, EST-P1 or UST, press the Source button and select either VGA 1 or VGA 2.

If using a PRM-30 projector, press the relevant key on your remote control (Computer 1 or Computer 2). You may need to press the button several times to cycle through the options. Make sure you select RGB and not SCART.

If you are using a Sanyo projector, a PRM-10 or PRM-20 projector, press the MENU button on your remote control and use the arrow keys to highlight the relevant VGA port (Computer 1 or Computer 2) then press SELECT. Another menu will appear. Using the arrow keys, highlight RGB or RGB Analogue then press SELECT. (Do not select RGB SCART or RGB Composite). Press MENU to exit.

Ubuntu 16.04

Search your computer for Displays.
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Tick Mirror Displays and Apply.
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Ubuntu 12.04

On Ubuntu 12.04 there are several ways to access the Displays window. Search from Dash home:
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Alternatively, click the settings symbol at the top right of your screen and click Displays.
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Tick Mirror displays and Apply.
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Ubuntu 10.04/GuadalinexEdu

Click SystemPreferences and then Monitors.
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Tick Same image in all monitorsApply and Close.
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Debian Wheezy

Click your username at the top right of your screen. Click System Settings.
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Click Displays.
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Tick Mirror displays and Apply.
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Debian Squeeze

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Linkat/openSUSE

Click the monitor icon at the top right of your screen. Click Configure Display Settings.
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Tick Mirror screens and Apply.
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ALTLinux

Press Alt + F2 then type ‘display’ in the search bar. Click Display Settings.
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Tick Unify outputs, then Apply and OK.
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