I have a dual-monitor setup with a 1920x1200 lcd on the left and a 1280x1024 lcd on the right. In Fedora 11 on GNOME, using display settings, I can configure them properly.
KDE, however, is refusing to let me configure them as separate monitors. They are stuck permanently in mirrored mode, and I can't adjust positioning or anything. Here is a screenshot of the desktop with krandr running.
The problem is that I don't have NVIDIA graphics card These are my HP ProBook 4510s Laptop's specification: [URL] And I think my built-in graphics card is Mobile Intel� 4500MHD Did anyone Dual Monitor with this Laptop or knows how to Dual Monitor with it?
I have a dual setup and just switched from Xubuntus Xfce? to Fluxbox... But now I can't set wallpapers on both my screens anymore. How do I do that? I had to change the Fluxbox menu from Head 1 to Head 2 to get it on my bigger, primary screen. Which is the one getting a wallpaper when I'm setting one.
I'm using gnome in a dual-head setup with individual desktops. Is there any way to "jump" to another monitor using the keyboard only? Now the only method I know is to move the mouse pointer to the another screen and click on something there. Can I do something like that without using the mouse?
I just got another video card from a friend and I wanted to see if I could get it to display a second screen. I have two monitors, both VGA CRT monitors. The first video card is a Geforce 8400gs pci-e and the card given to me is a Geforce FX 5500 pci. I could get them both to work separately under low graphics mode when I go into the bios and switch the video adapter from pci-e to pci, but not together. What to do to make both cards work in harmony?
I am trying to setup Dual monitors with individual (non-mirrored) desktops. AMDCCCLE will only identify the monitor I want to use as primary as number 2 and the monitor I want to use as secondary as number 1 - I have tasksbars, awm, desktop items configured to use the first screen and the second screen is clear for media use. The choice seems to be determined by what output port on my graphic card.. whatever monitor is attached to the HDMI port is called 1. xrandr can only identify the 2nd monitor - the first monitor is unknown I've attached my xorg.conf
I'm busy building a machine now and I'm looking to set up dual monitors because it's something I've always fancied but never had the resources to do. I'm basically looking for advice on choosing a graphics card that will support dual monitors with good driver support under Ubuntu. After a few hours of browsing the forums I determined nVidia were the way to go but I'm honestly not bothered if people want to suggest ATI. I'm not a gamer so really only need the card to support dual monitors. I'll also need to know how to set up the card under Ubuntu and then subsequently how to edit xorg.conf in order to get the dual monitors working.
- NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT video card - Gigabyte EP35C-DS3R motherboard with 3 gig ram, few TB of hard-drive - dual monitors, both viewsonic vx2235wm, primary on analog, secondary on digital (but whatever, happy to reverse the order)
On the old setup (8.04) the monitors were set up as twinview, 1680x1050 each, no problems. On the new setup (10.04) my old xorg.conf (see below) doesn't work and nvidia xserver settings refuses to detect my second (digital) monitor at any resolution greater than 640x480.
I've tried messing with xorg.conf to no avail and google doesn't appear to be my friend.
Here's the old xorg.conf file that worked in 8.04 but refuses to even boot under 10.04:
My Dual G5's psu blew up this weekend, and i refuse to go back to windows, so until i can come up with the $$$ for a new PSU i installed Fedora 10 on an old Dell GX270.
Now, ive got 3 video cards to play with. An Nvidia Geforce4MX, an ancient matrox PCI, and the onboard intel VGA out.
Mind you, ALL of these cards work just fine on their own. All of these will work dual and even tripple monitors in XP. But i hate XP.
Now when following th xinerama tutorial, i took bits and peices from the XORG.conf files of each card to make my own..and ALL I GET on boot is "No Screens Found" so i have to remove matrox card (If plugged in) and reconfigure the X server. otherwise if i dont remove the card i get a blank screen.
Now heres the config Fedora gave me for the working NVidia card (singlehead mind you)
Now heres the one i came up with for the AGP and Matrox PCI Card:
Whats interesting is, is when i run the grep command to get the PCI id, it only shows the one card. Same when i run system-config-display, it will only detect one card/one monitor. So that leads me to beleive i have to force Fedora SOMEWHERE before it reads Xorg to detect more than one VGA card.
So right now as i type, i'm running the Nvidia, and the Intel...but the intel is just blank. i checked the log file on Xorg, but see NO intel/Matrox anywhere in the file, which makes me wonder if the system is even seeing it.
I do NOT want to go back to windows...and actually when i get my mac back, i think i'll keep this linux machien chugging on the 2nd LCD channels, just because its been so pleasant to deal with.
Using the Live F12 disc it runs fine, but my dual monitors are backwards, in other words I have to go off screen to the right to get to the left monitor. I couldn't find anywhere to switch them, only identify them, and change res, and such. Before I commit to installing on a HDD I need to get all the kinks worked out first.
Ever since upgrading from F11 to F13, wallpaper spanning has been driving me nuts. No matter what the size of the wallpaper, I cannot get it to span two desktops correctly anymore. Most styles (zoom, scale, etc...) cause the image to be duplicated on both screens and the "span" style centers the image between the screens and appears to scale down the image leaving large gaps on either side. It's like the background program doesn't recognize the "virtual resolution".
The default install of F15 is not detecting my multiple monitor setup properly.I have two dell 17" monitors running on an ATI hd4650. In system settings the display tool does not detect the second monitor. The monitor is working and on but just shows a mirror of the main display.I didn't see an xorg.conf anywhere to try to fiddle with that... so I don't know what to do. Hitting the Detect Displays button does nothing but cause the 2nd display to flicker for a minute.
I'm using F14 with the above video card. I've tried installing proprietary drivers from ati's website but am getting message that suggests that it's not compatible with my kernel version. I've tried using gnome's configuration util which does detect second monitor and configures it. But when I click apply the second screen goes blank even though I'm able to move mouse to and from it.
I used preupgrade to upgrade from F11 to F12. In F11, I used the proprietary nVidia drivers from rpmfusion, and they worked well. I have refrained from installing the nVidia drivers in F12, because of the problems reported for users of KDE. I removed my old xorg.conf, which has references to the nVidia driver and to "TwinView," the proprietary method of managing two screens, so as to let X discover both monitors.
Now, however, my second monitor stays black, even though xrandr and KDE RandR show both monitors correctly. Xorg.0.log shows the nouveau driver is loaded. (I also tried to create a new xorg.conf following guidelines from the web, but many of the guidelines are from before xrandr, and I'm not confident I have it right yet.) It seems that X believes I have two monitors, because I can drag a window off into the blackness (and it's never heard from again!) I know that the hardware is working, because I just booted into Windows 7, and I could see the desktop on both windows.
How do I convince X and KDE to display on both monitors?
I am trying to setup a 5 monitors setup using 3 cards, but I am stuck at 3 monitors for now. The third card is not plugged yet, so the current setup is:
NVIDIA 8800GT (binary driver 195.***) --->1680x1050 LCD (VGA) --->1680x1050 LCD (DVI) ATI HD5450 (3 output, but I think the OSS driver only support 2, corrdct me if I am wrong) (OSS driver) --->1280x1024 LCD (DVI) ---> 1366x768 TV (VGA)
I want to be able to login on different users on my two screens. Is that possible? It would be nice if I could have the left screen and my gf could have the right. I'm using ubuntu 10.04 with gnome, and I have a Nvidia graphics card.
I have a Dell inspiron 1525 laptop with a 1280x800 display and an external 1280x1024 monitor. I'm using 9.04 with openbox. I've done a loooot of online reading about how to get a dual monitor setup using xrandr, and I really don't know what I'm missing here. So here's the deal: I want to have my external monitor on the left of the laptop's display, and of course I want each of them to display different parts of the desktop.
First I set up the right resolution to each one of them (I do it using lxrandr). Typing xrandr -q in a terminal, I get the following:
I have an asus p5kpl-cm MB. I plugged in a radeon 9200 pci card. In the bios, I can set up:
pci/igd igd/pci igd
This determines which of the 2 displays (pci card or internal graphics on the MB) is the boot display. That determines which comes up with the bios screen and then once booted into ubuntu (10.04), this is the only adapter/monitor seen. The button detect monitors doesn't do anything.
lspci sees both my internal and pci card graphics. So, I can get either to work just fine (auto detected etc.) just not both at the same time.
I've tried all of the 3 above settings, and even when I set it to just igd, lspci still sees both my adapters. It identifies them correctly, and it works perfectly, detecting the monitor and knows the resolutions for each - just not both at the same time.
Does ubuntu know how to automatically configure more than one display w/o doing something else, or must I do something else to get both going together?
I installed the latest nVidia drivers on my laptop using the 9800M card. The laptop is a Gateway P-7805u and I'm connected to the second monitor using VGA.Also, before installing the nVidia drivers (and just using the basic drivers included with Kubuntu 10.04), basic dual monitor support worked, except I could not enable compositing features for some reason. So I thought the proprietary drivers would fix this.Several issues have arisen since installation:
1) I've clicked through all of the display settings to activate the second screen with absolutely no change. 2) When I try to apply settings and Save Configuration as the nVidia help suggests, I am told that I cannot save to the X.conf file. I assume this is due to innate permissions on my user settings, which I have no idea how to properly configure. 3) I have no idea where to go from here, as most of the fixes I found online involve Linux syntax and verbiage, to which I'm totally clueless after spending over half my life with Windows.
I'm having trouble setting up dual monitors on my HP Pavilion dv7-1020us laptop, with an Nvidia 9600M GT graphics card, and Ubuntu 9.10. I installed Ubuntu via Wubi, on top of Windows 7. I tried this before on the same laptop when I was using Vista and Wubi, and Ubuntu was able to recognize my Graphics card, and install a proprietary driver. I wasn't able to test dual monitors, though. However, now that I'm using W7 and Ubuntu, it cannot use a dual-monitors correctly. It recognizes the monitor, but it only displays a mirror display of my Laptop monitor, not acting as a separate monitor, like I want it to. I tried messing around with the settings in the display menu, but nothing works. I tried downloading linux drivers for my card from Nvidia's site, but the file is in a .run extension, which I don't know how to install. What should I do to get this working?
I have a ATI VisionTek 9250 128mb DMS59 PCI video card that I would like to use for dual monitors on Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome. I installed the card and booted the live cd. Both monitors are recognized when I go to the display settings, but when I un-check the mirror box, nothing changes. I am still only getting one monitor. I was previously using 9.10 and it sometimes worked, but not always.
I have a brand new installation of Ubuntu 10.10. I'm using a GeForce 8600GT graphics chipset. I have two monitors, and my goal here is to have them both working under Ubuntu in their full resolutions, and I've not had any luck with this yet. I've got a Viewsonic VE155s with a native resolution of 1024x768, and a Chimei CMV 221D with a native resolution of 1680x1050. When I first installed Ubuntu, both monitors were working, and the VE155s was working in its native resolution of 1024x768, but the CMV221D was stuck in 640x480.
The Nvidia video configuration utility was not identifying the latter monitor - it only reported it as DFP-0, and doesn't allow any resolution above 640x480 to be set. The mechanism (which has a name which I don't recall) which allows the OS to interrogate the monitor's firmware to find out the monitor manufacturer, model and accepted resolutions and frequencies to use does not seem to have worked. (I previously had the Nvidia driver installed, but I've since switched back to the default open source vesa driver. I won't use the closed Nvidia driver if I don't need to, but if I need to use it to get acceptable performance from this hardware than I will.)
So I did a little bit of reading and I did some hacking of xorg.conf. Previously I had the 15" monitor working in 1024x768 and the 22" monitor working in 640x480. Now I've got the 22" monitor working in 1680x1050 as desired, and the 15" monitor not working at all. Here's a copy of my xorg.conf. For the sake of brevity I have not included the unnecessary bits such as input devices.
I'm trying to set up my monitor and tv for dual display but I'm having some problems. I want them to display the same thing so I've enabled twinview and I figured the second display position should be set as clone but when I save xorg and restart the x server the position reverts to absolute. Anyway, the monitor is set as the primary display and it's the one I'm having problems with. The tv is fine but the monitor's display is stretched off the screen so I can't see the far right or bottom of the screen. I'm very new to linux and I'm just finding my feet so if there's any other info needed you'll probably have to be very specific.
I'm trying to get dual monitor support enabled in Suse 11.3 Previously I had this in Suse 11.2 using a dedicated NVIDIA graphics card with VGA and DVI output and this was done in a GUI. I now have 11.3 and a built in ATI card with VGA and DVI output When I run xrandr I get the following Code: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1440 x 900, maximum 8192 x 8192 VGA-0 connected 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 408mm x 255mm
I tried using xrandr --screen 1 but it says Code: Invalid screen number 1 (display has 1) I'm looking to expand the desktop onto the second screen so I can photo edit on one screen and web browse and instant message in the other screen Currently using the Radeon R600 classic driver from ATI
I have a computer with a dual monitor setup, configured thanks to the nvidia-settings utility that comes with the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. Everything seems to work fine, except that I am unable to move windows between the two desktops. I can move the mouse between the desktops, but I am restricted to moving the window between the virtual desktops associated with that particular monitor's desktop switcher (virtual desktops).
How can I configure XFCE and/or xorg such that I will be able to move windows between the monitors? It is really cumbersome to use two monitors without being able to move the windows across the monitors so it would be great to find a solution for this.