Debian Configuration :: Separate Virtual Desktops On Dual Monitors?

Jul 19, 2011

I have a ThinkPad W520 with nVidia Quadro 1000M and Nouveau drivers. I use external monitor with extended desktop using XRandR. My beef with this setup is that I get just one virtual desktop of a (1440+1920)x1080 size whereas what I would like to have is being able to have one separate (set of) virtual desktop(s) on my 1440x1080 external monitor with, for example, some reference material open, while have other programs working on another (set of) virtual desktop(s) on my main 1920x1080 screen. I've read that this might be possible with so called zaphod mode, but it looks like it involves static rules in xorg.conf which I would like to avoid since from time to time I need to carry my laptop with me without external monitor.

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I recently installed Debian 8 (Jessie) with the default desktop environment (Gnome), and I use a dual monitor setup. Everything works absolutely fine beyond the fact that when I switch between desktops in the dash (Activities menu?), only the windows on my primary monitor switch, and the ones on my secondary stay the same.

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Questions:

1. Are home routers capable of port forward to more than one computers in a home network behind the firewall of the router? It is Belkin N+ router.

2. Can multiple virtual servers be setup in 2 desktops?

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May 2, 2011

Prior to upgrading to 11.04 from 10.10, I was using the Seperate X Servers option in nvidia-settings for handling my dual-monitor setup. This mode enabled both monitors to be fully independent, running their own WM and having their own virtual desktops. This was convenient for me as I could keep my web browser on one virtual desktop on one screen, and switch to other virtual desktops without losing it. However, since upgrading to 11.04, this mode no longer functions properly.

The issues I have ran into with it are various:
1: The window manager no longer starts on the second monitor.
2: Any panel applets that were present on the second monitor immediately crashed upon switching over to Ubuntu Classic from Unity, and were unable to be added back to the panel (they would just crash again as soon as they were added)
3: Any application I started on that second monitor from the menus or launcher shortcuts would start without having focus, and could not gain focus through any means (focus remained on the primary monitor, the second monitor's interface would not respond to keystrokes of any sort, mouse-clicking in windows would not give them focus either).
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Feb 25, 2010

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.

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Nov 1, 2010

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.

Code:

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVidia"
#Driver "nvidia"

[code]...

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Apr 20, 2010

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Apr 3, 2010

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lspci:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV516 [Radeon X1300/X1550 Series]
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Jun 19, 2011

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/etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Code:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default"
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Screen 1 "S3 Monitor" RightOf "Intel Monitor"
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Jan 15, 2011

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I'm afraid of doing this without confirmation for fear of making my system invalid -- as this system is used for most of my work and it would take a while to configure this into this if I start from scratch. Or I make a separate partition /opt and mount using fstab to mount it -- which I have no confidence either because I haven't tried it yet.

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I installed a fresh Jessie and followed the instruction to install the nvidia drivers and tools from the Wiki. Everything went smooth. After reboot I executed (as root) nvidia-settings and I configured the two monitors to be one to the right to the other, with BaseMosaic option (at this point just one monitor was active) I saved the configuration to /etc/X11/xorg.conf , I even executed nvidia-xconfig as suggested, I rebooted and nothing happened, only one monitor was working, while the other -- looking again in the nvidia settings -- was still disabled.

I then tried with xinerama option and things are even worse, since now both monitors are black. I can login in one textual shell, but then I don't know what to do, since in my 10+ years of linux ... I never had to mess with X server. Is there a way to at least recover a working X without reinstalling everything?

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Jun 4, 2010

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Oct 22, 2010

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Jul 1, 2011

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Oct 18, 2010

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