Ubuntu Multimedia :: ATI Multi Screen Big Desktop To Setup On 11.04?
Jun 11, 2011
I need some help to setup a simple 2 screens extended desktop. From my laptop with an nvidia card, it was very easy and done in seconds. But with my new desktop loaded with amd hardware, it's turning into a nightmare. I've posted on details of my hardware and of this problem here, and I'm encountering new trouble. Since then, my xorg.conf has changed a little without success:
I have successfully set up a multi-seat configuration using 2 nvidia cards with 2 instances of X running at the same time. Thing is now, I can't access my external hard drive or any usb thumb drives I plug in. Normally when they would just open up after I plug them it, I get an error saying "unable to mount, Not Authorized". How I can regain access to this? I am using Linux Mint 10
I have just bought 2 monitors to be used as a x3 multi setup and 2 graphics cards the same make and model (ATI Sapphire Radeon HD5450). This all works in Windows 7 but I have just booted into Ubuntu and removed the old nVidia drivers and got the supported driver. The problem is only 2 monitors are detected as it would seem that it's only picking up 1 card.
Whenever I am in firefox and have pictures open in the browser and move the mouse to the other 19" monitor it crashes, not everytime but often enough to be annoying. Sometimes when it crashes the screen goes blank and I wind up at the login screen, other times it just goes blank and stays blank.
I've played around with a second monitor, but so far I haven't found a satisfying solution. I am using a laptop with a GeForce 9600M GS graphics card. I have managed to set up twinview, but my monitors don't have the same height so I'd rather have something like the "seperate x screen" option. Or how I imagine that option would be like. After some problems with the nvidia configuration tool (I couldn't change the xorg.conf, until I read this: [URL] I now have two separate screens, but the second one is all empty, with black background and X-shaped mouse cursor.
There seems to be no window manager running, I can start programs there with -display :0.1 , but they don't get any frame decoration and, which is worse, no keyboard focus. I'd be fine with a fullscreen konsole there, so I don't really need a window manager, but I do need access from the keyboard. I'd prefer a setup that would allow me to easily (without editing xorg.conf) switch between using both monitors and using only one, because I don't always use the laptop at home.
I am currently booting 4 flavors of Linux - Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 10.04, Linux Mint 9 KDE RC and Linux Mint 9 Gnome. There is so little difference between Ubuntu Gnome with the right packages installed and Linux Mint 9 it is redundant and I would like to replace it with Fedora 13 and try that out for a while. I understand that Fedora still uses a legacy Grub while the others are all using Grub2. I also understand that the two bootloaders do not get along. Is there a way to do that? How? If I have Fedora install its legacy Grub to the Fedora partition will Grub2 see Fedora and update itself properly? I'm open to starting clean if that would simplify things.
I can't setup or change MIME-Types in Mate/Caja (filemanager)
I use MATE Desktop on Debian 8.1 - File Manager is Caja (1.8.2) - I put in a USB Stick whit Pics. In the Popup Window they came up, normally i can setup a Default behavior for Pics, Music ... But, in my Window the Options are not available. (Grey) The same in "Settings" from Caja (Datenträger) Data Medium.
having trouble setting up a dual monitor from my Dell xps laptop using an HDMI port. It dual boots onto Ubuntu 10.04. The computer has a Nvidia GeForce GT 555M with Optimus graphics card I need to make sure I have not installed the restricted drivers. So I think what is happening right now is that the graphics are shown off the integrated graphics card. This is my output from <lspci | grep VGA>
The forum recommends to use this program called Bumblebee but I have had some issues with that in the past. Is there somehow I can setup my dual display while staying on Ubuntu 10.04 and not installing Bumblebee? I have researched into setting up dual display walkthroughs before but they all concentrate on nvidia or ATI configurations.
What desktop screen recorders are there? I've tried Istanbul and gtk, and they didn't work on my computer. The other problem is they don't output into a format that can be used on other platforms. At the moment, I need to use BSR in the Windows side of my computer.
When I boot into debian, the desktop is not correctly centered on the monitor. It is NOT my resolution settings. Here are pictures of what I mean:The left side of he desktop is fine, but the top is not.The right side is also off the monitor.P.S. pull images off web browser and onto desktop to the pictures full sizedHow do I fix this in debian? Is there a file to modify, or a terminal command I can use to fix this
I've been using my laptop with an external LCD monitor attached to it at work (Philips 201E). And at home with a different external monitor (Samsung 2032BW). I have an ATI graphics card (HD3450), with Ati Catalyst drivers enabled and I'm using the Single display desktop (Multi-Desktop) seeting. At work I have the external monitor on the left and laptop on the right, while at home the other way around. So when I switch between the two setups, I just needed to go to Ati Catalyst Control Center, change the order of the displays, change the resolution (Home - 1680x1050, Work - 1440x900), reboot and it was all fine.
But since a while it doesn't work properly anymore:
At home it *still* works fine. At work it doesn't work. Sometimes it works for some reason, after a few resolution/setting changes in ACCC and reboots... it's very strange and annoying. Does anyone have any idea for fixing it? I've uninstalled and reinstalled the ATI restricted drivers and that seemed to make it work initially, but it still works just sometimes. This is my xorg.conf currently:
I'm looking to set up a server with attached mass storage device and tape autoloader to run linux. It's set up under Windows at the moment. Goal is to have users, connecting from individual workstations and laptops, backup their data to the linux server. On their personal machine, some users run linux, some MacOS, some Windows. I plan to set up the 5 500 GB drives as RAID5. I understand that if setting up as software raid the format is "physical volume for RAID". Under this setup, will Windows users be able to read/write and function as expected? I can't assume only linux user access.
I've been using my laptop with an external LCD monitor attached to it at work (Philips 201E). And at home with a different external monitor (Samsung 2032BW).I have an ATI graphics card (HD3450), with Ati Catalyst drivers enabled and I'm using the Single display desktop (Multi-Desktop) seeting. At work I have the external monitor on the left and laptop on the right, while at home the other way around. So when I switch between the two setups, I just needed to go to Ati Catalyst Control Center, change the order of the displays, change the resolution (Home - 1680x1050, Work - 1440x900), reboot and it was all fine.
But since a while it doesn't work properly anymore: At home it still works fine. At work it doesn't work. Sometimes it works for some reason, after a few resolution/setting changes in ACCC and reboots... it's very strange and annoying. With the home monitor I can see the whole bootup process on both monitors (laptop + LCD) and it always just works fine. With the work monitor on the external LCD monitor I just see "No video input" until I get to the login screen, then it shows up there as well. But after login it will either:
I'm using the xfce4 desktop and I removed the default screensaver. The screen goes dim after 10 minutes and I was wanting to know if there is a config file where I can adjust the time.
Searching synaptic for "screensaver" shows xdg-utils installed which has xdg-sreensaver but I'm not sure if that is really the program that is dimming the screen. Anyway, I couldn't find a way to change the amount of time that it takes to do so.
I'm trying to capture my desktop screen and audio , before I used xvidcap but after upgrading my system I can not use it and also recordmydesktop anymore these APPs hanged when I try to use them.Now I try to use recorditnow via ffmpeg recorder interface , it work properly in recording the desktop but it does not record the sound , so I tried to add below options to its command -f alsa -ac 2 -i hw:0,0 but it just record sound at the beginning and just for 1 second. Also when I try to capture my desktop with ffmpeg directly from command line with below command I face with same problem!!! ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1024X768 -r 30 -i :0.0 -f alsa -ac 2 -i hw:0,0 ~/out.mpg
When my netbook has an extended screen, using an external monitor, all of the panels stay on the netbook, not the big monitor. When I connect an external monitor, I want to use it as my primary screen. I only really intend to use the netbook screen for skype calls (so I am looking into the webcam, and not away from it) since it is so small. I wish the secondary screen to be the netbook, not the external monitor. How can I do this?
im looking for a good screen recorder that can record video from my desktop and audio through a mic and i need it to export the files as mp4 so i can edit it. i can use terminal commands if necessary but would prefer a GUI because i only have a few days to learn the program.
I initially installed Debian with the Gnome desktop. I recently installed the KDE desktop enviro to try it out, but when I log-in to it, a big grey box with a white horizontal volume level bar in it shows up in the middle of the screen, and you can't get rid of it. It is always on top, on top of any other open app or window. Trying to quit Kmix from the panel bar doesn't help, it doesn't even get rid of Kmix, it immediately reloads and pops back up in the bottom panel bar. Also, you can't adjust the volume with the Kmix icon, when you raise the volume lever, as soon as you let go, it goes back down to 0 level. I tried searching, but couldn't find anyone else who complained of the same problem. Using pkilll to kill Kmix didn't help either, it just reloads.
I have Lucid setup for multi user. Whenever 2 users are logged in and one logs off, it freezes on a black screen. It looks like it logs off OK and is on its way to the main login screen but never gets there. I found some older posts describing this problem but no solution. I tried to post to that thread but got a message saying I was not permitted. I am new to Linux and am struggling to figure out how to problem solve issues in Ubuntu.
He just installed KUbuntu 10.10 (multiboot with Vista).. When he reboots his laptop from Linux, he directly has a black screen (in spite of the "Press F2 for setup" screen and the GRUB menu). So the problem is before GRUB start. The first thing displayed in fact is the login screen. He doesn't have this problem when he reboots from Windows. The "Press F2 for setup" screen and the GRUB menu are normally displayed. It's only when he reboots from Kubuntu. I precise that it's only a display problem because even if the GRUB menu is not displayed I can still navigate with arrow keys and start Linux or Windows by pressing Enter (because I know Linux is at the top of GRUB menu, and Windows at the bottom). Do you have an idea of what could occure with Linux to disable display at boot?
i recently installed 10.04 after hearing from a colleague that it was highly recommended, however after install, all i get is a black screen with various colors pixels at the tope of the screen. I've been trying to find a resolution, but have nevertheless come up empty, i really need to info that is/was on my desktop (passwords & such).
I have a command line OCR program called OCR Shop XTR (Vividata corp) that I am using on a system with a 6-core AMD chip. I changed the bios so that the 6-cores were activated, but htop shows me that while the program is running, I am only getting activity on one core (the program maxes out the one core with consistent usage between 97% and 100%).
I have read that many programs are not written to take advantage of multiple core cpu's. However, I am just hoping that there is some way to get this program to take advantage of the extra cores. Does anyone know of a way to invoke programs from the command line which would spread the workload out among additional cores?
Here is the output of uname -a:Linux linux 18.104.22.168-1.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-02-21 10:34:10 +0100 i686 athlon i386 GNU/LinuxAnd here is the output for one of the cores from cat /proc/cpuinfo:processor : 5
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD cpu family : 16 model : 10 model name : AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor stepping : 0
I have an ATI Radeon HD 3300 on-board video chipset, and an ATI Radeon HD 4350 PCI card. What I want is to have both displays available from one mouse/keyboard. I want to play media on one and have the other as my main desktop.The problem is that with Xinerama enabled, KDE desktop effects do not work (KDE says XComposite and XDamage are not available, even though I explicitly enabled them as extensions in the xorg.conf file), and performance is quite bad. Without Xinerama enabled, performance is great, desktop effects work great, but there's a lot of trouble with full-screen video, and the KWin window manager does not apply in the second display (although I can run a second instance of KWin on :0.1).