Ubuntu Multimedia :: Supported Graphics Card For Dual Monitors Setup

Jan 31, 2011

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.

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Jan 3, 2011

I'm building a new Ubuntu system for use as a desktop machine and personal server (http, smb, smtp). It'll be based on an Intel i7 950 and a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 ATX Motherboard.

I'm looking for recommendations for a graphics card that will support dual monitors and runs well under Ubuntu. Would like some decent 3D support.

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Jan 9, 2010

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Jul 12, 2011

I have a lenovo ideapad z570 with intel i5 2nd gen 2410m processor and intel integrated graphics. In lshw, my graphics are shown as: "2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller"

Code:
glxinfo| grep render
returns:
Code:
direct rendering: Yes

OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile GEM 20100330 DEVELOPMENT x86/MMX/SSE2
Compiz works fine, so do some 2D games. However, performance is choppy on most other games(2D and 3D).

Are these graphics fully supported by Ubuntu yet? If not, does any other linux flavour have support for this?

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Mar 28, 2010

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Dec 17, 2010

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Sep 14, 2010

I've just installed 10.04 on an old system.

Hardware is:

- 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:

Code:

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Sep 27, 2010

The only thing I do not like is the reason my graphics card is not supported. I have an ATI x700Pro. Is there any linux that supports this graphics card?? I have tried Fedora,OpenSUSE, Puppy Linux, Ubuntu, and none seems to work.

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Mar 23, 2011

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Nov 18, 2010

I can't believe you guys are on 10.10 Already that's amazing been so many changes since I last joined in 2007. I have a few questions regarding my new laptop and Ubuntu I was hoping to get answered before I make the switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 10.10 Small tidbit: Using 64x Ubuntu Question #1: Will my ATI HD5730 Graphics Card be Supported?

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Question #3: Has any large scale break troughs happened with Ubuntu and Gaming? Back when it was Gusty and Hardy there was little high end game choice, wondering if that has made any progress?

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May 13, 2010

First the Hardware:

- Celeron 500mhz with 256megs or RAM
- S3Virge DX Card with 4megs of RAM in a PCI slot
- Envision EN9410e LCD with native resolution of 1280x1024
- Sidux distro running (Debian Sid)

Things I have tried:

1. Without any post install configuration: GDM and XFCE booted up with an 800x600 screen size. Looks great, but size is too small would like the native resolution of 1280x1024.

2. Created a xorg.conf file with the command "Xorg -configure". First added the horizSync rates and the VertRefresh rates. File had "s3virge" as the driver listed for the card. Screen section I added under 16 depth and 24 depth the Modes "1280x1024". This results in GDM starting with colors all messed up in vertical lines and barely able to read the screen details. The resolution is correct, but the colors are completely messed up making it hard to read anything with vertical lines running through everything.

3. Changed the above xorg.conf file to use the "vesa" driver. GDM starts up in 1280x1024 and the colors look perfect, but when I log into XFCE it bombs out when the desktop appears and takes me back to the GDM log in page, never letting me run the XFCE desktop.

4. Ran an old Knoppix 5.1 CD and it configured a beautiful desktop with I believe a 1024x768 desktop and great colors. It looked like it was using the vesa driver when I looked at the XFree86 config file.

5. Ran ddcprobe and it identified the "vesa" driver with the S3virge DX card and showed the possible resolutions which included 1280x1024x32k and 1280x1024x64k. Once again leading me to believe that it should be possible to use this card with this monitor and use the monitor's native resolution of 1280x1024.

Any ideas what I could do to get this resolution or is it just impossible with this hardware? Do I have to settle with 800x600? #3 try boggles my mind because I can't figure out why GDM would look perfect but then it would bomb back to the GDM screen instead of starting XFCE.

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Feb 16, 2011

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.

Here's my xorg.conf:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

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Feb 26, 2010

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Jun 13, 2009

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.

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Feb 6, 2010

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Feb 16, 2011

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Feb 25, 2010

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Works with Linux.

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Sep 29, 2010

I have a Dell Studio 1558 laptop with a 1366x768 resolution screen. I have an LG flatron monitor with a 1600x900 resolution screen. The screen is connected to the laptop via a vga cable.I am using the fglrx driver and have tried to configure the dual monitors through the ati catalyst user interface, aswell as through the gnome preferences>monitors user interface.

The problem is that I can move the mouse cursor over the top of the laptop screen. I think there is possibly some problem with a virtual desktop size of 900px high. Even in the gnome and ati monitor configuration UI's it shows a highlighted empty space above the placement of the laptop screen. This is very annoying as files on the desktop go north of the laptop screen when sorted by name, and the mouse just randomly disappears off the top of the screen sometimes.

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EndSection

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Nov 26, 2009

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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.

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Nov 8, 2010

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Jul 6, 2010

I want my video card to stop processing an image to my integrated monitor and only process images to my external monitor.

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Apr 11, 2011

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.

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Jul 29, 2011

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

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May 3, 2010

Just installed a clean version of 10.04 onto my Sony VAIO with an ATI Radeon Mobility x700 video card.Whilst using 9.10 KK I was getting low resolution but the dual monitors worked totally fine.Which I use to connect to my TV via a RGB/PC Cord.Since upgrading to 10.04 the resolution is awesome BUT when I merge both monitors the laptop goes mental and shows a white/whitish screen.If I use have both monitors side by side its OK but then I cant run xbmc to show movies. I'm stuck with making the TV my main monitor, which is a pain.Why is the laptop going white after merging screens? Does anybody have any ideas?

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Jul 21, 2011

In 11.04 there seems to be several posts regarding dual monitors. When I tested 11.04 prior to making it my os Monitor Preferences detected both of my monitors, as did Nvidia Xserver.

So installed 11.04: After enabling my 2nd monitor using Twinview when I reloaded I get the following in the top right hand corner. (This ss was taken during some testing when I removed my 2nd monitor it shows 3600x1080 when both are plugged in) The Unity desktop or Classic will both load up and I can use the screens just fine. The problem is whenever I put games, or even a ..... video in full screen it breaks is the only way I can put it. I open up Monitor Preferences and it show Uknown Monitor with a resolution of 3600x1080. I can only assume that its trying to make the games etc use that resolution. Tested wow in wine and it shows that res even after I forced it to use my primary at 1920x1080.

I am new to Ubuntu so not sure if Twinview is working as intended but I am guessing not. As I have seen many other with Dual Monitor issues and not sure if this is the same thing. I have no problem using max for windows but anything Full Screen is where the issue is. I have tried setting the positions to "Left of" instead of absolute for the 2nd monitor but it changes back each reboot.

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