Ubuntu :: Dual Monitors Not Working With Maverick Meerkat?
Oct 25, 2010
I have been using ubuntu for a year or so with little trouble until now. I have done a fresh install of 10.10 and my second monitor doesnt work. I have Intel G31 graphics. It was working fine with 10.4 and previously 9.4, it displays the bios splash screen and then nothing. System>preferences>monitors does not show it as present at all. Here is my lshw -C video:
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.
Workaround for: GPG Errors: If you get the following error message:Quote:W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used.GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 16126D3A3E5C1192W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/Release Run:
I just updated my Ubuntu to Maverick Meerkat and it seems that now the battery monitor doesn't work. It shoes the icon on top and the battery icon gets full while the battery charged but it doesn't say the percent, it just says Laptop battery (estimating...)
My Dual G5's psu blew up this weekend, and i refuse to go back to windows, so until i can come up with the $$$ for a new PSU i installed Fedora 10 on an old Dell GX270.
Now, ive got 3 video cards to play with. An Nvidia Geforce4MX, an ancient matrox PCI, and the onboard intel VGA out.
Mind you, ALL of these cards work just fine on their own. All of these will work dual and even tripple monitors in XP. But i hate XP.
Now when following th xinerama tutorial, i took bits and peices from the XORG.conf files of each card to make my own..and ALL I GET on boot is "No Screens Found" so i have to remove matrox card (If plugged in) and reconfigure the X server. otherwise if i dont remove the card i get a blank screen.
Now heres the config Fedora gave me for the working NVidia card (singlehead mind you)
Now heres the one i came up with for the AGP and Matrox PCI Card:
Whats interesting is, is when i run the grep command to get the PCI id, it only shows the one card. Same when i run system-config-display, it will only detect one card/one monitor. So that leads me to beleive i have to force Fedora SOMEWHERE before it reads Xorg to detect more than one VGA card.
So right now as i type, i'm running the Nvidia, and the Intel...but the intel is just blank. i checked the log file on Xorg, but see NO intel/Matrox anywhere in the file, which makes me wonder if the system is even seeing it.
I do NOT want to go back to windows...and actually when i get my mac back, i think i'll keep this linux machien chugging on the 2nd LCD channels, just because its been so pleasant to deal with.
- 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:
Ibus is very familiar to some users. And they find only one way to use Ibus as their keyboard layout. But its not possible to use ibus on Maverick Meerkat by default. you need to follow some instruction to do that. Here I am telling how I have done this...
Go to System> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager (you have to give your password) type " ibus-m17 " on search box. then just install the one appears. After installation the package, just close the synaptic. Now you are done to use Ibus.
Now go to System>Administration>Language Support (it may ask you to install the Language support, just click on the "Remind me later") Then select ' ibus ' from the "Keyboard input method system" under the Language tab.
Then close the window and restart the PC.
Thats the work I have done to get the iBus on Maverick Meerkat.
Is Ubuntu going to release a second version of Ubuntu 10.10 using Unity as well as keep the Maverick Meerkat version? I don't know about you, but I already hate the Unity version. It looks like the desktop at your ATM. This could be Ubuntu's Vista.
I'm having frequent freezing issues within Ubuntu 10.10 and it's beginning to become a regular thing. I've come to find out that it only happens when the visual effects settings are at normal or extra. Everything will be fine for whatever amount of time but after a while the entire system freezes. I get no response from ANYTHING at all, not even the keyboard/mouse. This is really annoying and I'm not quite sure what to do. I'm mostly new to the whole Linux scene. Machine Specs:
Maverick Meerkat won't boot. I have tried removing the option of quiet boot and after a whirl of text flies by the splash screen is reached, after a few seconds just blackness indefinitely. Does anybody have any suggestions of what I can do?
I am using Lucid for last 6 month and I am really amazing for its stability of using. And I am a Desktop user. However, Yesterday I have downloaded the 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Desktop (32 Bit). I have made a Startup Disk using UBUNTU Startup Disk Creator for that .iso which I have downloaded yesterday. That is a USB Live Disk. But the sad news is its not being able to boot my PC. where my PC configuration is not so bad.
Pentium Dual Core E2200 @2.20 Ghz Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C motherboard 2GB DDR2 RAM with 800 bus speed 1TB HDD
(I also tried disconnecting the HDD and my DVD Rom, same problem arises) The boot screen is trying to boot the PC but its doing for a long time, for about 10 mins, nothing reports it. I have press ESC to see wats happening beside this. Then I have seen a text there. Which is similar to the below (may have some spelling mistakes) "Process 283 Glib warning getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)" I hve checked the .iso SUM several times, where everything is ok.
I can chose Shutdown from the menu but the system gets to the point where the power supply should 'click' and shut off. It doesn't, it cycles and the system reboots. It wasn't doing this in 10.04, at least not towards the end prior to updating to 10.10 beta/rc/final. Also, 10.10 didn't do this either, until recently. (Current default = 2.6.35-22-generic)
Here's the funny thing though; if I choose a previous version from the GRUB2 menu, 2.6.32-21-generic for example, the login screen won't allow mouse nor keyboard control but will shut down normally w/ a single, momentary push of the Power Button. Now, there are folks w/ a seemingly similar problem, but in their case they can't shutdown at all. My trouble is a shutdown just triggers a restart.
I've been running Ubuntu on an IBM Thinkpad T42 for about 3 years and have never had any instability but my Meerkat upgrade 10.10 about a week ago has never been right and seems to be getting worse. It's almost impossible to use the Internet. Whether Epiphany or Firefox, the screen keeps going grey and regularly freezes the computer completely so that NO keyboard commands work and only a hard restart will do. I also have problems streaming audio feeds with RP 11 or VLC. VLC is more of a problem which I find odd as it is solid in Windoze.
PS The instability isn't only Internet related. There are lots of strange little things like authentication windows not closing after I enter password and hit Enter or click OK, not being able to paste in Terminal (sometimes not others), toolbard in apps appearing differently sometimes, stuff like that.
if there's anyway to have different wallpapers on each workspace in 32bit Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition maverick meerkat? ive tried many different things posted on the forum to no avail... i think they were for earlier versions.
I was just wondering how long I have to upgrade to 11.04 until Maverick Meerkat is EOL. I have talked to other people, and they say to wait about a month until after the release to fix all bugs and stuff. Is this a good Idea? Or should I update now and just get it over with?
How are your experiences upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10? I'm thinking about it but I'm hesitating since there is no way I could make any backups and I've had some bad experiences with Debian dist-upgrades. Have you upgraded already? If so, have you had any trouble?
there's a way to update the OS from 10.04 to 10.10 without having to redo my LiveCD or something? Also I was wondering if, in doing this I can save my old ubuntu account with all of the extra apps I downloaded, and my files?
I really don't know where to post this but my computer runs a lot slower now (amd64,athlon 11x2 235e, nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, maverick meerkat) so I have been trying to remove stuff like printers, evolution, things I have no use for but the package manager only lets me remove bits and pieces of apps...why if you remove those items will the gnome desktop have to be uninstalled too? What does the desktop have to do with emails or printing? I am from the old school...if you don't need it remove it. Some stuff I have removed is Openoffice (that really cleared some space!) and replaced it with Abiword, also got rid of Shotwell photo manager, Empathy, Bittorrent, Gwibber, Telepathy, and parts of evolution...any way to completely remove Evolution? Any other programs I can get rid of without uninstalling my desktop? And what about all those useless printer files? I ran virus scanner and computer janitor also.
I have downloaded GTKradiant 1.5.0(from GameFront) in rpm format and converted it to deb using alien.I ran that deb file to install the program.After the instalation completed,I closed Ubuntu software center. However,I cannot find GTKradiant anywhere on my system.Any idea what's the cause and how could I solve this problem?
I use Ubuntu 10.10(that's why I posted this on the Ubuntu forum;does GTKradiant have any compatibility issues with Ubuntu?anything special to say about running that softwre on the mentioned OS?).(Note:I want to use Gtkradiant to create levels for the Neverball game). Yes,I've installed libgtkglext1.I've tried to run /opt/gtkradiant/radiant.x86 but I got:
"./radiant.x86: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkglext-x11-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory".
I tried to install the libgtkglext dev package but I got:
"Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done
How do I compile Linux for DS? I was going to read DSlinux wiki, but the server seems down. Do somebody know? I want to make a bigger font and also experiment with some things. from the tarball file downloaded from [URL] dldi patchable .nds with linux directory.
These forums have been my bible ever since I switched from windows to ubuntu... especially because I was so scared that my laptop was always hot (if you know how to change the temperatures at which HP dv7 laptop fans start kicking the hell in- let me know!). 10.10 has improved this so I'm really really happy with this. Seriously love Ubuntu. Okay, enough for intros.
I want to run this after resuming from suspending. I've been successful in running the script on startup but couldn't do anything about resuming from suspending with these methods [URL] and every other in the forums. By the way, these commands enable Two-Finger Scrolling (doesn't work if you put both your fingers in an horizontal line or vertical).
I just had the idea of going back to command line music players and mp3blaster is what that came to my mind. I am running Kubuntu 10.10 on a Thinkpad T43 laptop with the default kernel. In an archived thread I read
mp3blaster -s /dev/dsp
would do the trick. But since all sound devices in my current laptop seem to be listed under /dev/snd as pcmC0D0p etc. I tried using,
mp3blaster -s /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
and this gave a sound device control error.
Just did some digging around and saw that I didn't have any oss modules running. Are they the culprits? If not how would I make mp3blaster use my current devices else do I need to reconfigure my kernel to have the oss modules?