I have a work computer with two 4k monitors and one 2k. I currently have to use Wayland with Ubuntu to get all the monitors to work. With Xorg I could only ever use two of the monitors. Not an expert with xrandr yet.

Is there a way to use all three monitors with Elementary OS? The video card is an Intel HD 630.

thank you

  • Not an answer but this might help: Try with the Live version of elementary OS, maybe there's a solution trying settings. The good thing is if you break something just reboot and try again.
    – Sebastian
    Dec 31, 2018 at 14:17
  • Yeah, tried that. I end up with a partial view of the desktop in the upper left 1/5 of a corner on the main 4k screen. If I go into setting I do see all three monitors detected correctly. When I was playing with this on Ubuntu Xorg, I was seeing the same issue but the login screen spanned all three monitors correctly. Problem only occurred after login.
    – TheFlakes
    Dec 31, 2018 at 15:15
  • check this.... might help elementaryos.stackexchange.com/a/17744/14940
    – Sebastian
    Dec 31, 2018 at 15:22
  • Thanks, but, that's a different issue I opened and found the answer to when trying to get one 4k screen, my laptop, to scale the way I wanted it to.
    – TheFlakes
    Dec 31, 2018 at 15:25

1 Answer 1


Was able to get the multip display with two 4k and one 2k monitor to work by:

1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates
2. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

This will upgrade Mesa to the latest version.

Since I was using an Intel HD 630 GPU I also did the below:

In /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d create the file 20-intel.conf with the below contents.

 Section "Device"
  Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
  Driver      "intel"

Not completely sure if the 20-intel.conf file is needed. But my multi-hdpi monitor setup is now working perfectly.

  • The 20-intel.conf is required for all this to work on my desktop.
    – TheFlakes
    Jan 10, 2019 at 19:52

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.