The curious case of the haunted second monitor

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The curious case of the haunted second monitor

Post by sweaterbot » Sat May 26, 2018 9:38 pm

Hi. I have just switched to linux mint and my sailing has been far from smooth. The current bug that I am facing is a strange one : if I attempt to move a window on my second monitor, it teleports underneath the screen, where I can only resize it, but if I move it, it jumps back down. I'm currently assuming there is a poltergeist in the monitor and the windows are just scared, but I'm hoping there's an actual solution to this bug because much as I dislike Windows, at least I can use my peripherals without voodoo magic.

Thank you :)

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Re: The curious case of the haunted second monitor

Post by Amii_Leigh » Sat May 26, 2018 11:53 pm

I'm sure that there are people here that can help with this. However, in order to do just that we need a tad bit more information. Could you please type into a terminal the command, "inxi -Fxz" without the quotations. copy it from the terminal and paste the results which would be your system specialisations into a Code display being the "</>" button above.

I have had something like this happen on an HP 2000 laptop to a Sony Bravia monitor/television. The laptop in question was using Linux Mint Xfce 18.3.

Thanks! :D
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Re: The curious case of the haunted second monitor

Post by sweaterbot » Sun May 27, 2018 4:12 pm

Thanks a lot! :)

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System:    Host: ALEXPC Kernel: 4.13.0-43-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.9 (Qt 5.6.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: H110M PRO-D (MS-7996) v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 2.70 date: 06/16/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-6500 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 25536
           clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 3537 MHz 2: 3456 MHz 3: 3358 MHz
           4: 3577 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 67df
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati (unloaded: fbdev,radeon,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@144.00hz, 1920x1080@59.93hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics (AMD POLARIS10 / DRM 3.18.0 / 4.13.0-43-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device aaf0
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-43-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: D-Link DWA-160 802.11abgn Xtreme N Dual Band Adapter(rev.B2) [Ralink RT5572]
           driver: rt2800usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 001-003
           IF: wlxacf1df041dca state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1258.3GB (2.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 8.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 221G used: 25G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-2: /boot size: 473M used: 134M (30%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.55GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 27.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 209 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 825.9/7938.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: The curious case of the haunted second monitor

Post by silvatech » Sun May 27, 2018 5:01 pm

are you monitors configured like this?
On the sony I have it checked as the primary.

Are you running the open source drivers or the proprietary?

you can open up driver manager to check.

On Nvidia the proprietary diffidently better.

I am not sure which people are prefering on the AMD 480x. So hopefully someone else can answer that.
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Re: The curious case of the haunted second monitor

Post by Amii_Leigh » Mon May 28, 2018 9:05 pm

I'd say to check the box that says, "Mirror Displays" since it doesn't seem to be greyed out.I had to fiddle with the desktop to get it to work, even going so far as to use the Sony monitor as primary display.
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Re: The curious case of the haunted second monitor

Post by silvatech » Mon May 28, 2018 10:12 pm

Amii_Leigh wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:05 pm
I'd say to check the box that says, "Mirror Displays" since it doesn't seem to be greyed out.I had to fiddle with the desktop to get it to work, even going so far as to use the Sony monitor as primary display.
I am confused why your reply back to my post this way mate. My dual monitors work perfect why I was posting to the OP what to try.

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Re: The curious case of the haunted second monitor

Post by Amii_Leigh » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:06 pm

Oh geez! I'm so confused! Sorry!
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When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.

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