So the first couple of days using Unity with my dual monitors went fine. Today I plugged in my laptop to the second monitor, and while the top bar and the side menu are being displayed, all the desktop icons, background, and actual program windows are black. Basically I just have the menu bar and the launcher. The windows are still there when I unplug the second monitor.
So, for work purposes i decided to plug my old lcd monitor into my laptop so that I could have my writing on one screen and my info on the other. So i plugged it in and opened up monitor which automatically configured it. Only problem is that now on my laptop screen theres big blank spots on the bottom and on the left. No window will appear there but for some reason docky will.
My login screen currently mirrors the image across both of my monitors, which are different sizes, causing one of the two images to be ugly and stretched. After logging in the monitors are configured correctly. Is there a way to either 1) disable one of the monitors during login, or 2) use both monitors without mirroring the image?
I am using Fedora 15 with dual monitors. I want to make an application open automatically on the second monitor. In particular I would like to make Firefox open on the second monitor. For now I am just manually moving Firefox to the second monitor, but if I close it down and open it again, it automatically opens on the first monitor. Is there a way to make it automatically open on the second monitor?
I have two Nvidia cards in my machine. I did have one monitor connected to each video card, but I was unable to get a dual monitor set up to work like this, so I plugged both monitors into one card and the dual monitor set up works fine like. Is there a way to make dual monitors work if you have a monitor connected to each video card? When I had a monitor connected to each video card, I could see the second monitor in the Nvidia settings, but it always disabled it. I could enable it, but it would grey out twin view. After I enabled it, I'll restart the X server, the second monitor would auto disable again.
I'm using Gnome, I don't have the above issue in Xfce4 - it works fine with one monitor connected to each card in Xfce4. However, I want to use Gnome. I've searched, but have not been able to find a solution to either of these issues. I read you can fix the application to launch in a second monitor with wmctrl. I've tried to install it with yum, but I get the message: No package wmctrl available.
Upgraded laptop to 11.04 last night, and it worked great. Unity was pretty good. But upgraded my dual-monitor desktop earlier today, and realized the laptop's single screen of limited resolution was the reason it was working well.
On my desktop, Unity is giving me headaches. First, after upgrade, it appeared on the left-edge of the right monitor (IE, it was centered across the width of the screens). Managed to change my primary screen via instructions on [URL] and now it's more sensibly on the left edge of left screen.
Trouble is, now, I've got 3000-odd pixels between edges. Previously I had a dock along the bottom, and Compiz Scale and Gnome-Do summoned on the screen I was working on. Now everything seems to be so focused on the left screen that the utility of the right screen is severely limited.
What I'm hoping to learn is
1) Is it possible to put the Unity menu along the bottom of a given screen rather than left of a given screen? (Mac/Windows/KDE-style docks)
2) Is it possible to have 2 unity menus, one on left-side-of-left and the other on right-side-of-right?
3) Any other strategies for working with multiple monitors in Unity?
Not really interested in being the Luddite sticking with Ubuntu Classic if it can be helped. Really like global menus (and mirrored global menus at that! Better than OSX) and the repeated indicators on both screens is really useful. Much rather get Unity working well than jumping ship.
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 strange problem, I have a multi-screen setup using 4 monitors on 2 nvidia cards using xinerama. It works as well as this setup ever works with X and KDE4.2. However when I hit Alt-F1 to get the terminal all I get is 4 blank monitors. The terminal is there because I can login and do stuff, I just can't see what I am doing. Press alt-f7 and I'm back to X and the four monitors showing my extended desktop.
This isn't a huge problem but does anyone know what might be wrong?
after I installed the ATI Radeon 3400 series video card in my machine, the Xserver cant start! after it loads, it takes me to the init 3. When I tried startx, the screens either go blank or doesnt let me. I tried to install everything following this website:
I wanted dual monitors but now I cant even get one. The xwindows doesnt appear. Things I tried:
1. Deleted the xorg.conf and reconfigured (didnt work). 2. sax2 -r -m 0=versa (didnt work) 3. reconfigured the ATI radeon driver from init 3 (didnt work) 4. copy and paste the oold version of xorg.conf (didnt work) 5. tried to run set apt or dpkg-reconfigure command (commands not found) 6. tried xconfig and prompt the best I coudl (didnt work). 7. aticonfig commands (As shown in website) (also didnt work)
I have the live CD to run it from there but I dont know what to do once I get to the terminal. Is there any way I can revert to previous configuration since the ATI driver gives me some problems? Like a restore function in windows? how or what files I should change for the X-server to run properly (is there any other file than xorg.conf?....)
The monitors I have:
2009W Dell Monitor 1398 Dell Monitor (I wan to get the dual exntended monitor but it seems to gave me only the mirror image, thats why I tried to reconfigure the video card)
ATI HD Radeon Mobile 3400 Series
Dell Optiplex 680 (i believe) with SUSE 11.26 and x86_64 bit
I have a dual Monitor Setup, both SXGA LCDs, one rotated left. With kernels and Xservers available from debian making settings appropriate kills X and apparently leaves modesetting and keyboard missconfigured - monitors say: no signal and it is not possible to switch to any VT until sysrq-unraw (alt-print-r) is pressed, which makes the system responding to keyboard, but still leaves the screens blank. Restarting the display manager sets a working mode with both screens showing the same.
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'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.
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 can boot Natty in classic mode only. When I try to boot to the Unity desktop all I get is a screen with nothing on it. When I installed it was booting to Unity fine. When I booted to classic mode then back to Unity I get the problem
I have a thinkpad T43 with a dock and a 19" Dell monitor attached. Im trying to get an extended desktop.Using the default display program (using ubuntu 9.10) I can mirror the screens just fine. But, when I click the radio button to enable the extended desktop, the monitors (both of them) go black. Some times it doesn't come out of this. (yes, I'm waiting more than 25 seconds) What can I do to make the extended desktop work? here is my display info from the command lshw:
I want my video card to stop processing an image to my integrated monitor and only process images to my external monitor.
My problem is that I use my Toshiba Satellite M65 (which is a laptop) as a desktop: I use an external monitor, external keyboard, and of course an external mouse. I only recently started using Ubuntu after many years of Windows XP and I just realized that both my laptop's integrated monitor and my external monitor are 'on', displaying the same image. I want my video card to stop processing an image to my integrated monitor.
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
Code: # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Fri Apr 9 10:35:18 UTC 2010 Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Does anyone know of problems where 10.10 doesn't recognise more than one monitor? I've got nVidia 8500GT and I have the 'recommended' proprietary driver installed. I upgraded from 10.04, and dual monitor was working -> restarted -> dual monitor not working.
I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 on my HP laptop with an external monitor attached. I've been having the same issue since 9.04 and just now figured I should ask about it.When I have dual monitors set up (extended desktop) the mouse speed in the X direction seems to double. ie. assume the mouse usually moves 1 pixel at a time, it now moves 2. It seems to be functioning as usual in the Y direction, which makes the motion really weird and hard to use. I'm using a Wacom tablet for the mouse, but the same happens with my laptops touch pad. Anyone else experience this/know how to fix 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 just built a system with an Nvidia GT240 and Ubuntu 10.10. I have two monitors and am trying to get them set up. I currently have them working fine in twin view but I'd like to have set up as separate X screens. However, whenever I do that X crashes. I've got the latest drivers set up from the x-sane PPA so I'm not sure what more I can do. My driver version is 270.29.
I just upgraded to 11.04 from 10.10 (which I had to reinstall after upgrading to 11.04 beta and attempting to install gnome 3 but I digress) and now my monitors are permanantly stuck on clone.When I go into monitor preferences and uncheck same image in all monitors I get a popup error
"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)"
What I want to do is set one monitor to 1680x1050 and the other to 1920x1080 but basically it is telling me it needs a resolution higher than this seemingly arbitrary number...in my past adventures with this I was able to change some Xorg.conf file to increase this maximum but I think that was 10.10 and now I cannot find a file that has that setting in it.
I have dual monitors (both 1600x1200) and X is set to span them. I prefer to set my Eclipse window to 3200x1100. However, when I use VNC to connect to my desktop, I'd have to pan around a lot, so I use wmctrl via a script to resize Eclipse (and Chrome, etc.) to better fit my smaller VNC viewport.
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.
Am I using wmctrl correctly? Is it not wmctrl's problem but my window manager? I'm using compiz in Ubuntu 10.10.
I am using Ubuntu 11.04 - the Natty Narwhal 64-bit and I am using the Nvidia Xserver version 173.14.30 and it never has any problems when I am in single monitor mode but when I turn on twinview mode like this----
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
the problems is exactly the one in the title. I was trying to tweak my screen resolution but when i clicked on "monitor" the computer froze. No response from keyboard or other buttons. my machine is a (don't laugh!) hp pavilion zd8369ea.