Ubuntu :: Dual Monitors Cloned To A Different Resolution?
Aug 18, 2010
I've been searching around and from what I've found this is supposed to just work but I am having some display issues when cloning my laptop to an external monitor. I think the problem is that my laptop has a better resolution than the monitor. Here is my setup:
laptop with a display of 1900x1200
external monitor with a display of 1680x1050
ideally I want to clone the laptops output onto the external monitor so they can both operate in their native resolution. When I setup twinview and set it to clone the laptop displays correctly, however, the external monitor is missing a large chunk on the bottom and right hand side
here's my xorg.conf
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Fri Apr 9 10:35:18 UTC 2010
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
I'm currently running 10.10 64-bit version, with the current Nvidia driver installed for my 9600GT graphics card (2x DVI-out). With the card, I am running one VGA monitor and one HDMI TV (both using adaptors). I am running the screens in TwinView, using X Server Settings. My problem is, with the resolution available for my HDTV. In both Windows (XP and 7) and Ubuntu, the current Nvidia drivers all report the native resolution as 1920x1080, this however, is incorrect; the reported native resolution of the TV (according to the manufacturer) is 1280x720; but even set to that, there are still a few pixels missing outside of the screen.
In Windows, the Nvidia Control Panel lets me manually resize the desktop area on the HDTV, to a slightly smaller resolution than 1280x720, so that all pixels are within the viewing area. Is there anyway to do this with Ubuntu, using the current Nvidia driver? I cannot seem to find a way, using Nvidia X Server Settings.
I am trying to set up dual monitors in Ubuntu, with the two monitors having different resolutions. One monitor is on my laptop and the other is an external monitor. I have seen a number of threads detailing this.
1. Talks about editing xorg.conf.- The problem here is that i don't seem to have an xorg.conf file in /usr/share/X11. When i
Quote: locate xorg.conf in the terminal i get: Quote:/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev-quirks.conf
2. Talks about editing xrandr, linking to this page [URL]..This looks incredibly intimidating and i can't really work out what to do in my case.
3. Try changing resolution on one of the monitors in ~/.config/monitors.xml, which is where i got the unity dock to only show on the primary monitor. - Here, after i saved and logged out and in, i got an error msg saying the the resolution wouldn't work. When i looked at ~/.config/monitors.xml, the resolutions had reverted back to what they were originally.
4. I have tried 'configure display settings' in 'monitor preferences'. Here i can change the resolution of each monitor quite easily. This works and the resolution is perfect. The problem though is once i have done this monitor on my laptop - the one with the higher resolution - behaves really strangely. When i close things they don't disappear off the screen, the unity dock smears on the screen when it minimizes and mouse pointer labels show up and then don't disappear.
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 have 24" dual monitors with 1920x1080 resolution on both of them. Consequently the text appears so small. I use the following text-intensive applications frequently:
Web browser (Google Chrome) IDE (Komodo) Terminal (Gnome Terminal) Email (Thunderbird)
I can configure text size on IDE, Terminal and Email. But for Chrome, it is not a good idea to set proportional font size because often one wants to see the entire (not just proportional fonts) site to be zoomed. So I am asking: Is it possible to increase DPI in Ubuntu (much like on Windows) so as to increase the text size across all apps? OR Is it possible to set permanent 'zoom' in Google Chrome, using a third-party extension maybe?
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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.)
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"The selected configuration for displays could not be appliedrequested position/size for CTRC 148 is outside the allowed limit : position=(1680,0), size=(1680,1050) maximum=(1920,1920)"
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When I return to my dual-monitor desktop, I want to resize/move my windows again. But wmctrl does not work correctly. If I do
(from a script), then instead of putting the window at 0,0 and width 3200, the window appears on the second monitor (i.e. at 1600,0) with width 1600. So I must manually resize it which is more difficult.
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and click apply the new monitor first shows up black and when I move my mouse over the monitor stuff starts showing up and I am able to click ok to keep my settings when I click ok the screens freeze. everything else works; I can move the mouse around and if I am playing music it still plays but if I click on any button nothing happens and nothing happens when I use the keyboard either. I would really like to be able to use both my monitors
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