Im running a wee Aspire One, 1024*600 with an external monitor 1024*768 (maverick desktop edition- 10.10) I have them set up independently, the external is to the right, and above my aspire. I have set this up in the monitors options. But it seems the desktop environment (although not the backgrounds) extend off to the right of my aspire (under the external) and to the left of my external- (above my aspire).
I know that it may be nit-picking, but it is a right pain when I 'loose' stuff on this phantom desktop space. For example- when i move my cursor into one of these spaces- and have to wiggle it about till it pops onto one of the screens. Also- i'd like my screensaver to pop up on both screens, and span them both- not just be repeated on both...
I'm setting up Lucid for a friend and I've come across a strange problem - the desktop is bigger than the screen. The laptop is a Fujitsu Amilo Pro V2035 with a VIA S3G Unichrome graphics adapter. The desktop resoltion is 1600 ish - but the actual screen size is 1280x800. I've tried changing this in the Display settings but this results in an unreadable screen (refresh settings at a guess).
I just install the desktop 10.04 version. I have a viewsonic 27" monitor.What I get is the screen size is bigger than the actual monitor.I can't find a way to fix this. In other words, when max-size a window, I can't see the edges. It goes beyond the monitor size. My monitor don't have any way to fix the vertical or horizontal size.
I just installed ubuntu 10.10 for the first time. Gnome desktop is bigger than my screen. when i see The top panel, the bottom panel is out of screen. How I can fix it ?. i did try to adjust the screen resolution but din't work
I have an old computer that no longer has a monitor (it just broke) and I want to access it through my laptop through remote desktop. It has Ubuntu 11.04 on it but I don't know how to set up Remote Desktop on it without a monitor. I have a mouse and keyboard though. Is it possible to set it up without a monitor?
I installed Ubuntu using wubi, But I didnt assign much space, probably like 17 gigs or something. My geting a pop up everytime my ubuntu starts up saying i got low disk space, very low disk space, Im runing ubuntu 10.10. How do I add more disk space? How do i make the partition bigger.
trying different backup methods far it saves my OS into an ISO file (Remastersys). Now, about Remastersys, I hear it cannot save the OS if it is bigger than 12 GB, but why is that the limit?Is it possible to install a Linux distro directly onto a USB device such as this:[URL]Any other Linux distros that can be installed and run (or is it ran) from a Flash Drive or External USB Hard Drive?Any suggestions for external hard drives, looking for around 320 to 750GB of disk storage space.
I found this thread by looking up ultramon replacement: [URL] I would like to use "swapmonitor", to make it easy to move windows from monitor to monitor in a dual desktop environment. I have no idea how to install it.
I have a couple of 64bit Maverick installs from the minimal CD.They each have about 1100 packages installed. When I started to upgrade one to Natty with the Upgrade Manager, it told me it wanted to install 205 new packages (along with upgrading 877).205 new packages seems like a lot of growth in the minimal install.Why do I need those 205 packages?Then I looked at the minimal CD page where I saw that the minimal CD itself (which has lists of packages not the packages) grew from 15.6 to 22MB.So, did the minimal install just bloat up with Natty or what? Is there an even-more-minimal install?
I have read several manuals and online html on how to clone a partition to a greater one, I am still not sure about what to do.
Code: Select all# df -k /srv /usr Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/md5 38445384 195236 36297128 1% /srv /dev/md3 8648896 1088016 7121540 14% /usr
What is the recommended procedure to clone i.e. /dev/mdx (/usr) partition to a greater one, say /dev/mdy, to accommodate for growth, whilst preserving attributes including timestamps (and yes, that means also including ctime).All of # cp -ax SOURCE DEST, # rsync -ax SOURCE DEST and # cpio modify ctime.Some sites recommend dd, i.e.:
I got a new hard disk for my laptop and I want to move my Gentoo installation from old HDD to new.
Most simple guides recommend use of dd to copy the whole partition byte by byte.
I'm moving to the new drive because I don't have enough space on the old drive, so I don't want to simply clone the partition. Instead I need the destination partition to be bigger. Would dd work well in that case?
Assuming that I use same partition types on the new drive, would I be able to use simple cp with appropriate settings?
I have two monitors, my laptop screen, and an LCD monitor. I want to configure linux to put one virtual desktop on one, and a second on another. I'm using Compiz as well, so I'd like it to show one side of the cube on each monitor. I'm not really sure how to go about setting this up though. My attempts so far have stretched the same desktop across both monitors, or resulted in an unusable monitor that just sits there with the default background. While I was trying to figure this out I came across something called XRandR that lets you connect/disconnect monitors without restarting xserver. I'm not sure how to get this going either, the only tutorials I found were for intel chipsets, and I'm using the proprietary NVidia drivers.
I just installed Lucid Lynx and everything is running smoothly except one thing: The desktop stretches out of the viewport of my monitor. By desktop, I mean the menu bar and such (the UI), not the desktop background image.
I played around with the screen resolution, but if I set it to anything other than what the system defaults to (1600x1200), the display repeats the windows and such with a whole bunch of noise overlayed atop.
As a side note, this is a fresh install, not an upgrade of previous system, and I've installed all updates. I'm not sure what hardware information would be useful, so I'll just give you my model: Gateway W323-UI1
I have been trying and trying to get remote desktop to work without using a monitor connected to the server. I have the server set up to where it can be rebooted and everything perfectly fine remotely (as long as it has a monitor). Unfortunately, I need this to be not connected to a monitor-PERIOD. I would think this would be something to be working out of the box, but I guess not.
How do I do this in 10.4? I need to be able to Remote Desktop into my server over SSH but can't because I don't have a spare monitor on hand... and Ubuntu won't start a desktop if it doesn't detect a monitor.
I have a Visio TV that I dropped and cracked the LCD display in one corner, for watching TV it's basically useless now. On a whim I plugged it into one of my computers and about 75% of the screen is still usable. Only the bottom right hand corner of the screen is messed up. What I'd like to do if possible is to define an area of the screen. Say for instance the top left hand corner across and down to where the screen starts getting bad.
Like a left click and drag out the good area and then make only that area "the monitor" for the OS to use. I'd then probably build a case or something to house it in and only show the "live" area to clean things up. I'd like to use Ubuntu. But if you know I can't do it in Linux but can in Windows I'd consider that option as well. I just hate to junk the TV if I can use it some how as a monitor.
So i was searching around my big desktop was working fine by default but I couldn't figure out how to switch my primary monitor and all the threads on this topic where real old and the fglrx drivers kept messing me up
so I went to my profile and showed hidden files and found a cool .xml file called monitors under .config
opend it up and chooses the primary monitor I wanted
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'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 have 5 Dell servers that I recently upgraded from 11-12 and have noticed an issue that after removing and re-attaching a monitor I am presented with the login screen. After logging in I am just presented with the background image, nothing else. I have logged in using ssh and restarted gdm with no effect. init 3 followed by init 5 still has no effect. Only when I restart with or without monitor attached does it start working as expected again.Has anybody else seen this issue? It was not present in Fedora 11 on these machines.
I've put a fresh install of Fedora 13 x86_64 on my new server and I have it automatically log in to the gnome desktop so I can control it via VNC. However this only happens when there is a monitor physically connected when the computer boots. If there is no monitor present at boot time, there is no graphical session started, however I want it to start whether or not a monitor is present.
My hardware is a Zotac IONITX-G-E board (which has an Atom N330 and a NVidia ion chipset of some description). I'm using the Fedora default graphics driver (nouveau). Why doesn't it start a graphical session with no monitor, and is there any way to get Fedora to start one whether or not there is a monitor connected?
The monitor is a dell 2009 w (16:10 with around 1680x1050 IIRC) I have a fujitsu desktop with the intel core i5 CPU. the crux is the i5 has an integrated GPU. hwinfo says 'clarkdale integrated graphics controller' and yast tells me the same too, knowing the monitor model as well (with correct resolution) So we have an intel GPU ... but the resolution of the kde desktop is always the 1024x768. sax2 do not accept any other resolutions - he knows only threee, one larger at 1280x1024. But even if i try to turn it on he falls back to 1024x768. this is independed from runlevel 3 or 5. the /etx/X11/xorg.conf knows the monitor and the two modes 1024 and 1680 - but everyhwere else it seems that it is unknown, using default vesa mode... the gfx tools seem to ignore the ability of the higher resolution.
I was unsure whether to post this here or in the laptop section. My problem is that I want to extend the desktop on my laptop to a monitor so that I can use BOTH the monitor and my laptop screen. But I don't see where to do this.
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?