Ubuntu :: Trying To Set Up Dual Monitors With Nvidia
Jan 24, 2011
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 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.
fresh install of 11.04 on a built system (frankenstein leftovers), 2.something ghz, 1gb ram, a host of drives, and a 64mb nvidia mx440 with svideo out. Boots up, looks pretty, something about unity not finding 3d graphics (fine, i don't really want it, just more fancy gui crap to suck cpu cycles) and runs fairly well. so I think, cool, svideo out, old 52" rear projection....HTPCish. "Lemme get this thing hooked up to the tv, what a great idea" So, I start looking around and find all kinds of wrong posts about not Natty, and not my video card, and I try this n that,and it doesn't work. I'm all about reading the forums, but I can't find the right info for my sitiation, and I'm overwhelmed/irritated.
Long story short, I added some repository ppg something, and then dl'd and installed the "nvidia-current" driver. After a reboot, I fire up the nvidia gui, and it tells me I have no xorg.conf and to run a particular command in terminal to make one. So I did it. and after another reboot, my system just hangs at "ubuntu" with the four (five?) dots. Reboot, recovery, something something something, safe graphics, backup your xorg.conf? yes. reboot and all is ok now. still no nvidia support. Now I'm reading the internet machine about the xorg.conf being old school, and how I have to make a monitor.conf file with config settings. only problem is it tells me to go to x11/xorg.conf.d/whatever. I have no xorg.conf.d directory. So what's the deal? How in the hell do I get the nvidia driver installed (I think I got that), configured (I have no clue), and running (yeah, I just saw a flying pig)?
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".
I have an Nvidia card that supports two monitors. Actually I have it setup. The problem I am having is I want to turn one of my monitors sideways so I can read forms easier. I can do this with just one monitor. RandR works fine with that. But it seems that when the system makes the two monitors into one long one it will not allow me to tweak the rotation in RandR.
Is there something I am missing. I deal with a lot of contracts and forms. And when I am reading them I hate scrolling. So I thought this could be an option. I have searched the net for 6 hours now. Maybe I do not know what I should be searching for.
I need a seperate workspace on each monitor and I use nvidia propriatary graphics drivers (I have a Geforce 9500 GT Graphics Card. It has one dvi port and one vga using both for my monitors.) The only problem is whenever I try to save the settings I apply something like twinview or the seperate x workspaces with the second monitor enabled It applys it but this is what happens in sequence (It may be only twinview that does this but i'm not sure not at my home computer right now):
1.) Picture cuts out to a blank screen on main monitor 2.) Pictures turns on in the second monitor (Its a seperate workspace from the main monitor) 3.) 3 to 5 seconds later the picute cuts out to the second monitor 4.) I'm left with two blank screen monitors and no way to turn the GUI back on other than a complete restart of the computer.
I need help on both of these issues. If it helps any one monitor is a CRT (The one on the right) and the one on the left is an LCD (The LCD is the main one). I also have Ubuntu 9.10 32 bit Karmic Koala if that helps. Lastly I have the latest propriatary graphics driver from nvidia (185 I think.) I also installed the driver from nvidia via Jockey (I think thats the name of the default driver installer for ubuntu..?) That is my situation and as you can tell its a pretty complicated one.
I have dual monitors running successfully with my BFG GeForce 8400GS and NVIDIA X server settings. The only problem is every time I restart, the settings go back to default, so I have to setup the dual monitors again.
- 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:
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 have openSUSE 11.4 with standard KDE and two screens attached.Here's the question: How do I configure dual monitors when using the proprietary nVidia drivers?The openSUSE 11.4 installation put in the "nouveau" drivers for my nVidia card and I was able to configure dual monitors using KDE's Configure Desktop --> Display & Monitors GUI configurator. I could also set up dual monitors using a script based on xrandr (e.g. "xrandr --output VGA-1 --auto --pos 0x0 --output DVI-I-1 --auto --pos 1920x0")My screens are detected as VGA-1 and DVI-I-1 by the nouveau drivers.
OK, today I switched to the proprietary nVidia drivers. Only one of the screens is now detected and displayed in the KDE monitor configurator and that's marked as "default" rather than as a VGA or DVI connection.When I run xrandr to configure monitors, I get error messages if I refer to VGA or DVI hardware.
More info -- RPMs nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop-260.19.36_k22.214.171.124_1.2-23.1.x86_64 x11-video-nvidiaG02-260.19.36-24.1.x86_64
I have Ubuntu 9.10 installed on my computer. I also have Galaxy (Nvidia) 9500 GT PCI-E card installed on it. I can get both monitors (Acer X223w) to work but every time I shut off the computer and turn it back on the second monitor is shut off. I just need to turn it back on using Nvidia X Server Settings. I have tried to save my X configuratin file but I keep getting an error of:" Unable to remove old X config backup file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'. I have a feeling this is because I am not signed in as root. Is this correct? If this is the case is there a way to get to sign in as root not using the command lines? Otherwise they need to remove this button. I can manually create a backup (copy paste into a text file). I think. Getting back to my Xorg.conf file, I think I need to modify it to have two screens. I have also got some information on my video card using the lspci command. I think I need some information from this. I have written below (towards the bottom) what I think the file should be. Now before I do this, does anybody know of an easy way to back up my whole computer? With my luck I am about to screw something up big time. I think I can just get away with the text file that I copied from the Xorg. Worst case scenario I will just manually replace the file.
Information on my computer: OS: Ubuntu 9.10 32bit Motherboard: ASUS M3A78 CPU: AMD Phenom 9500 Quad Core Video Card: Galaxy Geforce 9500 GT 1GB 128 bit DDR2 (Nvidia) Hard Drive: Hitachi 1 TB Sata Drive 3 Gb/sec 7200 RPM Ram: 4 GB (I think, its been awhile since I built this thing) DVD Burner: LG
Here is a copy of my xorg.conf file: (I don't think it matters but I have both monitors turned on right now).
from the lspci | grep VGA:
I think I need the 01:00 information for my Bus ID. The only thing that I am confuse on is that I was expecting to see two of them.
Okay, this is what I think I need to do: I tried to add color to make it easier to find the changes I made but for some reason I cannot. I will add **** on the end (right side) so my additions and questions will be easier to find.
Do I need to add another Device for the video? Doesn't make sense to me since I only have one video card. I was told it should be based on the # of chips on the card. So I guess I should have two of them since I have two outputs.
I've had so many problems with Ubuntu. it runs fine version 8.10 64 bit, but I can't install nividia drivers to run both my monitors. and of course steam games don't work... So I thought I'd join the Ubuntu forums to ask questions on has to fix it... NOT EASY. I tried to join there forum, but I could not even find a page to make an account? dose anyone know how? They expected me to all ready have one... and after an hour looking at the Ubuntu web site I could not find anywhere to make an account and join there forum. So here I am, hoping someone here can help.I just want to install the Nvidia driver for both monitors work and I might be able to install a 3rd party softare to let me play steam games. but Ubuntu keeps asking for some codes... I'm not sure what they are and when I try and update Ubuntu, if askes me for a password. I never set any passwords as I'm still learning the OS, so I tried "Root" and "Guest" both in lower and upercase, and both don't work. What is the bloody password, I never set one, so why is it doing this to me? I can't update Ubuntu. And it keeps asking me for some bloody code to install the Nvidia drive I downloaded? why? what is this code and where do I get it? And then other searches I've done tell me to get a "command line" and enter a command that deletes and/or fixes the problem... problem is that I have no idea how to find this command line in Ubuntu and know one what's to tell me, like it's a bit secerate, and I can't even join there forum to ask.
I'm a windows expert and work in IT with windows, but I thought it's time I learn more about other OS's, but Ubuntu is makeing it very hard as I can't even join there forum or install a Nvidia driver to run both my monitors, I'm just about to give up on Ubuntu as the surport form I can not access and there is no info on there web site on how to install and run dual monitors, and I can't sign up for there forums anywhere.
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'm running a lenovo laptop with an nVidia Quadro FX 570M and Ubuntu 9.10.
I cannot get my external monitor to work properly for me (using nvidia-settings). It basically creates a single continuous monitor space across both the external and the inbuilt monitor (maximising a window, covers BOTH monitors and the gnomepanels run across both monitors)
I think its related to my xorg.conf settings, which are as following, Can any one help: (It used to work for me when I was using ubuntu 8.4)
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.
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 experience very poor desktop performance on my system. General clicking responsiveness is poor, taking over second or two to focus to a new window, move windows around, ... etc. The Xorg process constantly uses over 60% of the CPU even when I'm doing nothing, and when I do click around it will quickly go up near 100% usage. Performance is initially OK when I first launch into my Gnome environment, but it soon deteriorates within 30 minutes or so. Eventually, after days of being up and running, my desktop will crash.I am running Ubuntu 10.10 with latest upgrades. I have four monitors attached to my "nVidia Corporation G98 [Quadro NVS 420]" graphics card. I am running the "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current)" recommended in the Ubuntu "Additional Drivers" app. I get a fair number (hundreds) of these in my /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
though they don't appear constantly while my desktop is running (I assume they may come in batches?). Not sure if they're relevant. A separate issue, though possibly related, is the SpeedCrunch app (a desktop calculator) is guaranteed to crash my desktop as soon as it gets focus. Here's the relevant output of "lspci -v" which shows my graphics card:
03:00.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch for Quadro Plex S4 / Tesla S870 / Tesla S1070 / Tesla S2050 (rev a3) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode]) Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0 Bus: primary=03, secondary=04, subordinate=06, sec-latency=0
I have been playing around a bit today and decided to hook my tv up to my slack box. I have an NVIDIA gt220 using the proprietary drivers which supports multiple monitors and I can get various setups like an extended desktop and xinerama, but what I can not seem to do, and what I'd actually like to do, is just have both the monitor and the TV display the same images. If it would work better/easier I also have a second NVIDIA card, although it is a different model. I haven't bothered trying that yet as it seems like it would be easier to configure one card instead of two.
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.