Ubuntu :: NVidia Twinview Not Working?

Jun 17, 2010

I have no idea what to do to get Twinview to work. I had found a bit of code to paste into the xorg.conf file but after I pasted it in and restarted my computer, but it wouldn't boot up. Whenever I open up the "Monitors" dialog under System>Preferences, it doesn't even see that the second monitor is there! It doesn't matter if I go to the default tool or if I go to nVidia's tool. On the nVidia tool, under X "Server Display Configuration", there is a button "Configure...", when I press it, it asks "How should this display be configured?". The options "Twinview" and "Disabled" are both unselectable and the only one that I can select is "Separate X Screen". It's almost like my computer doesn't know that I have a second monitor plug.

I am running Ubuntu 10.04.

My xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAGP" "1"


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Nvidia Twinview Window Maximize Behavior?

Aug 22, 2010

I have 2 nvidia graphics cards and 3 monitors. One graphicss card is an nvidia 460 and the second one is an nvidia 8400 GS. I'm on Ubuntu lucid 64 bit gnome desktop. I use the nvidia drivers . 2 monitors are connected to the 460 card setup as twinview the last monitor is connected to the 8400 GS set as a separate xscreen.

When I now maximize a window on the 2 monitors which are set as twin view it expands this window gets stretched over both screens. I would like to know how I can set it so that an maximized window get only expands on the current screen in twinview so that I can still move windows from 1 screen to another.

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Feb 15, 2010

I frequently watch movies on my computer, but I have two screens. So having something displayed on the other monitor is annoying.

I currently use this to turn off my monitors:

xset dpms force off

I was wondering if there's any way to turn off monitors independently, without having to physically press a button on the monitor, of course.

A program that tells the other monitor to display nothing but black would suffice, but I'd really prefer not to waste the power.

I also have Nvidia TwinView, so applications like grandr aren't aware of both monitors as being independent.

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Mar 26, 2011

I'm trying to use an external monitor to watch movies on my linux box (kubuntu maverick) but it results always out of sync. TV-out refresh rate is locked as you can see on the image i've attached right here. This is the output of the nvidia-settings query about the variable RefreshRate:

Attribute 'RefreshRate' (DeepBlue:0.0; display device: CRT-0): 60.02 Hz.
'RefreshRate' is an integer attribute.
'RefreshRate' is a read-only attribute.
'RefreshRate' is display device specific.


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Apr 18, 2011

I am having issues maximizing windows/applications on triple monitor setup. I would like to maximize wine, folder explorer, media players, and etc to one screen, instead of across both, which it is currently doing that. Using Separate X [xinerama] + twinview, but I have also tried without xinerama + twinview. When maximizing applications and such, it will only maximizes across both of the monitors in the twinview setup, not the separate X on the left. The separate x has maximizing working to that one screen. I have tried to add xorg tweets, but that's not working, and they are currently in my xorg post below. I had maximizing to one screen working perfectly with dual monitor setup. :S And, I am currently getting an error about " Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0""

The following Xorgs show the differences, I guess if there is one between maximizing correctly to one screen.

Triple Monitor setup, maximizing across both twinview monitors, not preferred:

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 260.19.06 (buildd@yellow) Mon Oct 4 15:59:51 UTC 2010
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig


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Sep 18, 2010

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I have done more research today and found to install the latest linux x64 driver from nVidias website, which I did, but it does not run. I followed some more instructions and it said to do a �sudo chmod +x <file>� which I did, and it starts to open and I get �You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.�

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Dec 28, 2010

Is it possible to run TwinView with more than 2 monitors.When I try, it seems to recognize the 3rd monitor, but will allow allow them to be configured as separate X screens.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: TwinView Plus USB To VGA?

Jan 17, 2011

I have a GeForce 7200GS graphics card which I've been running in TwinView mode driving 2 IIyama E431S monitors.

I wish to move up to 3 monitors and acquired a USB to VGA adapter but can't get the new monitor to work. I have followed this [URL] and modified the xorg.conf. See below:

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder63) Tue Nov 4 14:07:17 PST 2008
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Mon Nov 3 08:46:46 UTC 2008


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Mar 27, 2010

I have connected my TV (and my regular screen) to my Ubuntu 9.10. I use TwinView, and that works just fine. I have also installed Moovida (I love that program). And I would like my PC to open Moovida on startup, but I need it to be on the TV screen.

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Ubuntu :: Twinview - Monitor On VGA Is Flickering

Nov 11, 2010

Recently i've installed 10.10 and have a problem with flickering screen on VGA. I have 64-bit release, ge force 210, nvidia propietary drivers and two monitors:

- AOC_1920*1080_60_DVI
- Philips_1280*1024_75_VGA
- nvidia-current, 260.19.12, 2.6.35-22-generic, x86_64: installed

No matter which monitor is attached to VGA, it flickers randomly every couple of minutes. Sometimes it flickers when i use mouse or keyboard, but sometimes it flickers by itself.

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Ubuntu :: Compiz With Two Monitors Without TwinView?

Feb 4, 2011

Here is my question:

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 (32bit) on an HP compaq nc6400 laptop (internal display is 1280x800, graphics card is an Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express) which I am using in three situations: In my office: external monitor (1280x1024), laptop in docking station with lid closed At home/on travel: as it is, without any external monitor When giving lectures: with projector (1024x786), lid open, same output on projector and internal display As you see, I either want one output device only or both showing the same output. Additionally, I want to run compiz. My problem is that, whenever I (1) connect an external display or (2) when I press the Fn+F4 key to change displays or (3) sometimes even when I open/close the laptop's lid, the system at some point switches to TwinView which seems not to work with compiz on my system. The effect is that compiz is deactivated. When I want to have it back, I have to open the appearance settings and change to extra visual effects again. Unfortunately, that reverts compiz to default settings and I have to adjust my compiz settings again. note that compiz works properly in all three situations I listed above. The problem is "only" that, at some point, it switches to TwinView.

Is there a way to tell X or compiz NEVER TO CHANGE TO TWINVIEW?

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Ubuntu :: Control Of The Compiz Twinview Maximize Function

Jun 28, 2010

Im running a dual monitor setup in gnome, with the closed nvidia drivers in twinview mode. most of the times i want to be able to maximize windows to a single monitor (this is the default behavior in 10.04 lucid i believe), but sometimes i want to span a window on both screens. compiz doesn't allow windows to resized past screenborders, and gdevilspie wasn't able to get past this.

After a lot of googling and toying around i came up with the following sollution, i'm posting it here so other people can enjoy it as well (and i'll be able to find it again after my next install).

I made a script to switch between the streched mode and the doublescreen mode to use it, you'll have to stop the autodetection of the outputs in compiz. this option is found in compiz config settings manager under general settings > display settings or though the gconf-editor in /apps/compiz/general/screen0/options/detect_outputs

This script switches between the two modes, but you need to edit the resolutions of your monitors! (i have a double 1280x1024 setup)


My way of using this:
1. use the script to switch to the span mode
2. start photo/video edit software
3. work
4. close the software
5. use the script to switch back

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Jun 18, 2010

i have some issues running twinview through my laptop and an additional monitor. i currently have the nvidia settings such that the monitor is the primary screen. however, whenever i click full screen in videos or another application, it maximizes in my laptop screen. also - when i maximize videos videos, the screen fills up, but the actual video size doesn't tend to increase (it doesn't stretch to fit). is this an adobe problem? ubuntu 10.04, nvidia driver v195, dell latitude d630 laptop.

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Jul 1, 2009

I have a dual monitor setup (Twinview), both monitors are connected to my 1xNvidia MSI NX8600GT card...I've been using a 21.6inch HannsG HG216D (herein referred to as HG216D) monitor as my LEFT monitor, and a Dell 1905fp (herein referred to as 1905fp) as my RIGHT monitor.

I recently got rid of the 19inch 1905fp Dell monitor and moved my HG216D to the RIGHT and now I have a new 23inch DELL S2309W (herein referred to as S2309W) on the left. The new S2309W is connected to my computer via DVI cable and is configured Perfectly at it's native 1920x1080 resolution.

However I can't for the life of me get my HG216D back to it's native 1680x1050. The HG216D is connected via VGA cable that is also routed thru a KVM, I realize this means that this monitor can't/won't be auto-configured. However I should be allowed to set it manually right?...


Won't let me select 1680x1050 for the HG216D resolution, it will only let me select 1440x900 MAX, there is no option for 1680x1050, (See attached: screenshot)

I've tried to manually edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but after hours on end messing with it, I give UP...

Here is my current xorg.conf:


I am just not sure what I need to change and how to get the second xorg.conf to play nice via a VGA connection?

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Feb 24, 2011

I'm running the latest versions of openSUSE and KDE with latest updates installed. I have an nVidia GTS 250 video card with two monitors hooked up. Initially SUSE recognized my second monitor just fine. However, after installing nVidia's own driver (to quiet the loud noise of the card's fan on high) following these instructions, my monitor is only usable after I go into the nVidia X Server Settings (from terminal, as root: "nvidia-settings") and configure it to TwinView.

All is well and good (I can move windows over to monitor 2), except that monitor 2 has no wallpaper (I'm new to KDE, does this mean that monitor has no desktop activity?) and the X Server configuration is not persistent. When I reboot I have to change the X Server settings back to get monitor 2 recognized again.

I tried looking for the X Server configuration file (xorg.conf, right?), in order to replace it with the edited version, but could not find it.

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Jun 4, 2010

I have 32-bit Windows XP and Centos 5.5 x86_64 on my dual-boot PC, equipped with two generic LCD monitors, Dell (primary) and HP (secondary). I have been running dual screen displays without any problem when running Windows, however no luck getting them to work when I boot up with my newly installed Centos 5.5

In both Gnome and KDE both monitors light up, but secondary monitor (HP) is just a clone of the primary. I have tried setting "Dual Head" in the Display adminitrator but the resulting xorg.conf causes a "Entity is already in use" error and crashes. I have also tried just adding Option "TwinView" "on" but it does nothing. (Are "Dual Head" and "Twin View" exactly the same concept?)

What I am doing wrong? I checked the FAQ and did not find any similar problems being discussed.

Below is my getinfo.sh driver info

== BEGIN uname -rmi ==
2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.centos.plusxen x86_64 x86_64
== END uname -rmi ==
== BEGIN rpm -q centos-release ==


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Ubuntu :: Twinview - Previously Maximized Windows Open To Wrong Display?

Dec 15, 2010

I am currently running ubuntu 10.10

I have a panasonic 50" and a samsung 23" both of which are 1080p displays. I have twinview setup so that the samsung is my main and the panasonic plasma is my secondary. For some reason every time I open a windows of lets say mozilla and it was maximized prior to closing before, it will "jump" (briefly display on the samsung monitor for a split second and then automatically move to the plasma) from my main display to the secondary panasonic plasma. If mozilla was minimized before closing prior and I reopen it will open to the samsung in the state it was in on the prior close (aka minimized), which is fine. Only when it was maximized prior does it "jump" to my secondary display.

How can I correct this issue? I would like to have programs open (and stay) in the display they were launched in whether it is the plasma or the samsung.

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 260.19.06 (buildd@yellow) Mon Oct 4 15:59:51 UTC 2010
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 260.19.06 (buildmeister@builder101) Mon Sep 13 04:59:45 PDT 2010


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Aug 22, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, using an nVidia graphics card. I have my TV hooked up to my computer and acting as a second monitor, using the Twinview option with the gpu. My monitor is set as the primary display, with the TV as secondary.

The problem I'm having is that when I turn my computer on, the main display is black, and all the load up information is output to the second display. Then, when I get to the log in screen, it is also on the second display.

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Dec 17, 2010

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Jun 4, 2010

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Jun 12, 2010

This is my first post and I am relatively new to Ubuntu, please be gentle

I am running Ubuntu 10.04.
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2GB Ram 667Mhz
120GB WD Drive
External USB DVD-Rom

I can install and run the OS perfectly with this setup. Once I add an Nvidia 8400GS Video Card via PCI, the system will no longer boot into the OS. I also get errors when trying to boot into the Live CD as well. I will copy the error message details over at a future date because currently this is my only working system. They did have something to do with low level memory corruption or some such with a warning about potential BIOS corruption. Once the 8400GS is removed, the system will boot normally if a bit slower than normal (on first boot after removal).

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Dec 5, 2010

I just did what i did below reinstalled them and seems to be working again. I installed the drivers then updated my ubuntu install (fresh install) which i read in another thread that if something updates the kernel or whatever it seems to below out your nvidia install on 10.04 and 10.10 i think if i remember right.

Ok so i haven't been using ubuntu in a very long time. Seen 10.04 lts came out and decided to wander back (xp is just getting to old and seems to be getting more and more sluggish everytime i upgrade to newer and newer hardware lol think no one is really supporting it anymore or barely and i'm to dam cheap to buy 7 lol)

anyway so i downloaded the newest geforce drivers from nvidia.

I followed instructions i had seen on here can't find the thread now.

anyway I shut down nouveau or whatever its called.

Then i did a alt+ctrl+F1

cd Desktop

tried using sudo service gdm stop but it don't work so i did sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop that worked but recommends the way that won't work above lol least for me.

Then i had the nvidia driver on my desktop so i did sudo sh N (then tab) enter. it started the driver up said it could not install the application or something i forget eh i'll find out but asked if i would like to continue. I said yes and installed the driver everything seems somewhat ok after that then i restart my machine and bam says i'm in low graphics mode now, and my x-server for nvidia don't have any options in it at all to modify anything....

I'm using NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.21.run Nvidia driver i have should i try the older one? if i can find it 250 something i think it was?

Just curious if there is another method i can try to get a driver in. I don't like using old drivers i tend to like the hot new stuff either beta or latest solid release.

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May 2, 2010

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Mar 15, 2010

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lspci | grep VGA

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX - nForce GPU] (rev a3)

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Jul 16, 2010

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I know its an old graphics card and TV but the whole computer is put together from spares I have knocking around. So I have Ubuntu installed and the Nvidia proprietary drivers installed, version 96. Through the nvidia-settings application I have managed to get a picture in colour onto my TV screen, but the problem is there is about a 2 inch black boarder around the screen and also like a grey shadow over the entire screen. So I tried the NVTV application, the same thing happened again with the black boarders around the screen but the grey shadow over the entire screen had gone, so the black boarders are actually black and the colours show up properly.

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