Debian Multimedia :: Assign One Virtual Desktop To One And Another Adjacent Second Monitor
Mar 24, 2010
I'm using kde 3.5.10 on a Debian Lenny with xorg from backports and nvidia proprietary driver (195.36.15) on my laptop. Nowadays I have received a 2nd monitor, end my purpose is to attach it to my laptop. TwinView or separate X screen work fine but clone or extended view modes for my mind are not so usefull. I think there is the possibility to assign one virtual desktop to one monitor and another adjacent virtual desktop to the second monitor. how to obtain this kind configuration.
I have 2 monitors. I'm using the Nvidia driver in Twinview Mode on the right side. I can move the cursor from one monitor to the next and I can drag applications between the two. I have multiple activities. And the second monitor selected one of those other activities as the background. I'm not sure how this was chosen, or if I have a choice. Anyone know? Do activities affect what is displayed in a dual monitor setting? As I toggle through the activities, the two monitors change, but never to the same one.
When I open an application, it's a guessing game which monitor it appears on. Can I control that?
I know if one clicks the top left corner of an application they can send it "To Desktop" ("all", "Desktop 1", "Desktop 2", etc). If I could assign "Desktop 1" to monitor 1, and "Desktop 2" to monitor 2, I could then use the "To Desktop".
At a minimum, how does one control where applications open in a dual monitor setting?
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 have a Toshiba laptop with a Intel X3100 graphics card and I'm using a second LCD display with it ( it works ok as an extension to my notebook's display ) My question: is it possible to configure the system so that one virtual desktop is my laptop lcd and another the external lcd ? Mine has a native resolution of 1280x800 and the external one 1280x1024 and I'm running Ubuntu 9.10
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 dual booting Ubuntu and Windows for about a year now. I know that Windows is nasty and all, but game publishers haven't gotten the memo, and Windows 7 isn't that bad. How do I know? I've been using the trial. Except that runs out tomorrow, so I'm going to have to install the full version. Which leads to the problem:
If I install it onto the partition where I had the old install, will grub find it? Will it roach my Ubuntu partition?
If that won't work, it leads to a second problem: The Internet connection on that PC is so awful (for reasons that I'd rather not get involved in here), that I'd rather not, if I have to re-install Ubuntu, download all of the packages I have installed again. Is there a reliable way to back up (and, more importantly, restore) all of the libraries and programs?
Finally, if neither of those options are possible, is there a way to select the packages directly, and download them with a well-connected PC?
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?
I am a certified newbie into linux. I am using now ubuntu 9.04. Now here is my question. Is it possible to assign your own IP address on your ubuntu desktop, I mean a fixed IP address? Because everytime I start my computer, my internet service provider will automatically assigned a NEW IP address to my computer, but when I'm on windows the ip address is fixed.
I've installed and configured lampp and joomla. I am trying to learn how to use the joomla under ubuntu using only my computer as my local host. But when I restart my computer, the IP Address that is assigned is different to what I used when I installed joomla so I cant access my website even if I am using the same computer when I installed it. Is it possible to assign a fixed IP Address to my computer under ubuntu.
Just got a pretty fresh install of Debian/XFCE. Both monitors work out of the box on my 8400GS. I was unable to find an option to change it so I can span is as 1 work space instead of having them mirrored.
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.
I'm a newcomer to Linux and so I apologize in advance for my question (that may be a newbie's question indeed).I've just changed my system from Lenny and installed the newest version of Squeeze ( X.Org X Server 1.7.7, Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.37-trunk-amd64 x86_64 Debian).When adding a second monitor (smaller with different specs) I get the same resolution on both screens--that of the smaller one.
I'm new to KDE and am running KDE 4.7.1 on top of Arch Linux. It's fantastic however I have one problem - virtual desktops. Yeah I know there are those "activities" things which people say replace virtual desktops and I will look into them, but for the moment I want to stick with what I know.
And it's almost set up too. In fact, it is, apart from one issue: Say I'm on desktop 3 and I click on the desktop (as in - the bit with my wallpaper, etc, not the little square in my panel) - it immediately switches to desktop 1. Got no idea why I'd want it to do that and it's bugging me.
How could xorg be set-up such that different monitors work with different DPI but still compose the same extended display?
I have a 15 inch laptop display extending to the right the main display which is 23 inch. The resolutions are comparable, but the difference in pixel size is very large. Thus, either the external display has too large fonts and UI, or the laptop one has them very small. Moving them at different distances is not entirely possible.
xrandr info: eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+2048+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm VGA1 connected 2048x1152+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 510mm x 287mm
I heard that Windows has a hack (which I can't check) for extending displays with different pixels sizes: it computes in which of the displays a window has most of it's surface and sets the DPI for that window based on that. Thus a window will change DPI when crossing monitors, (and will look too small/large on one of the monitors if it is in the middle).
I'm trying to set up a dual monitor system with my Dell E7450 laptop with Debian Stretch and KDE 4.14.2. The graphic card is a Intel HD5500 with xserver-xorg-video-intel version 2:2.99.917-2. The first time I simply connected the HDMI plug, it recognized the monitor and it automagically set up the extended dual monitor. Then I unplugged the HDMI and KDE froze. Now every time I plug in the second monitor the laptop monitor goes black, the desktop goes on the external monitor and the mouse cursor moves only vertically along the leftmost edge of the monitor.
I don't know how to stop this monitor standby thing. When I'm not using the computer, the screensaver will start after a few minutes, what I want. But after a few minutes then, it'll go black. How can I stop this from happening?
The G4 has two cards with me only using one.Booting into Linux single then running Xorg -configure gives me the output on both monitors from both cards.Rebooting after this setup the mouse does not work. A hard reboot and a phigh reset the display previous defaults.Do I need to edit the xorg.conf.new or the xorg.conf?
I have some very strange issues with my tripple monitor setup on debian wheezy. I have acer aspire V3 laptop with i915 Intel (Intel¬ģ HD Graphics 4000) as part of i3 and nvidia GT 740M which I never managed to get working with or without optimus to any degree whatsoever. What I want is a reliably working triple monitro setup. I have 2 additional DELL u2412m monitors which I did manage to get to work on few occasions by more or less randomly turning stuff on and off via lxrand and KDE systemsettings (so I do knwo for a fact that tripple monitor setup works). Arandr doesn't work, and executing xrandr from cmd doesn't work. I can relatively easily get the 2 monitors to mirror each other, but to get them to work separately is extremy difficult. It's always the same error but the well known crt. For example:
When it did work I copied arandrs script in hopes it would work, but it doesn't. Obviously, here is the issue that the crtc can not be configured so if somoen could tell me why and how to get the damn thign to use a specific crtc it would be awesome. Also, I noticed that when I hit "identify monitors" in KDE systemtools, it would say VGA HDMI for both VGA and HDMI outputs.
Here is xrandr output from when it worked:
Code: Select allScreen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 5760 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1920x1080+1920+0 (0x46) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 382mm x 215mm ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Identifier: 0x42 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Timestamp:¬† 143521 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Subpixel:¬† ¬†horizontal rgb ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Gamma:¬† ¬† ¬† 1.0:1.0:1.0 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Brightness: 1.0
Here is now:
Code: Select allScreen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1920x1080+1920+0 (0x46) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 382mm x 215mm ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Identifier: 0x42 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Timestamp:¬† 5817108 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Subpixel:¬† ¬†horizontal rgb ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Gamma:¬† ¬† ¬† 1.0:1.0:1.0 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Brightness: 1.0
I recently installed GNOME on my debian machine. I want to try using that as a second monitor for my windows 8 computer. I can't seem to find instructions on google, I want to try doing this wirelessy; is there freeware that lets me do this?
prior to showing the GNOME user logon screen. Unfortunately, all information I seem to be able to find on this appears to be relevant for pre-systemd Linux only.
The situation is that I have two monitors: One small tilted monitor on the left with 1024 x 768 which should be secondary and one larger landscape monitor on the right with 1920 x 1080 which should be secondary. Everything works persistently AFTER a user has logged on. However, after booting the system or after changing users, the small monitor becomes primary so (a) the user needs to logon using that monitor and (b) as the monitor is physically tilted, one needs to tilt the head to read it wihtout the xrandr commands.
If I can get beyond this issue, there is a second issue: While one can pick the primary and secondary monitor in Gnome, monitor numbers 1 and 2 seem to be fixed. This becomes a problem when using freeRDP to connect to a Windows server with dual monitors. Then, the smaller, secondary monitor is number 1 and thus, it is the Windows logon and primary screen. Is there a way to switch numbers 1 and 2 in Linux, for example somewhere in the grub configuration?
I have a laptop connected via HDMI port to different external displays throughout the day. I have configured the displays (Settings > Displays) to turn off the laptop display and set the external display as primary. However, this setting only takes effect after login. Thus, I am unable to see the login screen greeter on my external display because I close the laptop lid, so I am logging in blindly to a gray login screen background.
he issue I am facing is that when I start the laptop with an external display connected, the greeter only appears on the laptop display. The gray login screen background image spans both laptop and external displays and my mouse pointer appears on both displays, so I know both displays are detected and configured as dual displays. But, I am guessing, the laptop display is set as primary while the external as secondary.
I would like to know if there is a way to dynamically switch the greeter between the two displays, regardless of which one is set as primary and secondary. Or, is there a way to configure the system such that if there is an external display connected via HDMI, then it is set as primary, and if no external display is connected, then the laptop display is set as primary?
I have searched all over the net and this forum to no avail. I read a post which required copying the user's ~/.config/monitors.xml file over to /var/lib/gdm/.config/ but this caused my laptop monitor to be turned off at login even when there was no external display connected.
Hardware: Acer Aspire 8730G, Core 2 Duo T9900, 8GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT. Software: Debian 8.4 Jessie, Gnome 3.14.1, Gallium 0.4 on NV96 (I am assuming this is the Nouveau driver)
Contents of the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file which I generated with the command "Xorg -configure" as root in console mode:
I managed to install Jessie on my new Lenovo Ideapad 100 and have been trying to put the finishing touches on it. I downloaded FDPowermonitor and the icon showed up right away. Then after a few minutes it went away and hasn't shown back up.
I think I need to modify /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart to include @fdpowermon but I cannot figure out how to have the permission and use a editor I understand.
I just log into LXDE with root... but there has got to be a better way yes? But that didn't work anyway...
I recently got a new external monitor for my laptop, and connected them by VGA. This is what 'xrandr' tells me:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1440 x 900, maximum 4096 x 4096 LVDS1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 1280x800 60.0 + 1024x768 60.0† 800x600 60.3 56.2 640x480 59.9 VGA1 connected 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 510mm x 290mm 1920x1080 60.0 + 1600x1200 60.0 1680x1050 60.0 1280x1024 75.0 60.0 1440x900 75.0 59.9* 1280x960 60.0 1280x800 59.8 1152x864 75.0 1024x768 75.1 70.1 60.0 832x624 74.6 800x600 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2 640x480 72.8 75.0 66.7 60.0 720x400 70.1
However when I try to change to some of the higher resolutions, such as 1920x1080, all I get is a corrupted and flickering image. As indicated above, I am currently on firstname.lastname@example.org,z but for some reason 1440x900@75hz doesn't work. The same seems to be true for 1280x1024. The three resolutions above that all cannot be selected properly. I tried setting the resolution to maximum in Windows XP and it worked, and my video games console can set it to 1080p, so I don't think there is anything wrong with the monitor. Is there anything I can do or is this some kind of bug or limitation of the graphics driver or something? The graphics chipset of the laptop is an Intel 945GM, which I believe should be capable of displaying 1920x1080. I am running debian unstable with what seems to be the most up to date version of xserver-xorg-video-intel.
Where the script is for Gnome 3. When I plug the HDMI cable, the desktop expands to include both, but disables the backlight on the laptop monitor. I have to restart gdm3 or the laptop for the brightness control to bring it back up. First, why would it turn brightness to 0, and how do I change the default of that so it stops. I plug and unplug the HDMI regualarly while I wait for a new desktop and the laptop has to pull double duty.
I just switched from Ubuntu 14.10. It never blacked out a screen on plug in or removing. That means that there must be some way to do it, however, it used Unity and this is Gnome 3.
I installed KDE. It works as well. I will use it for now, but would like to get Gnome 3 to work. My default is gdm but I think I saw I can switch it to kdm.
I've a high resolution monitor(2560x1440) on my laptop running Debian testing and would like to change the font size in X. I manage to change most of the fonts to a readable size through the openbox configuration manager. But the font in my login window and for example in apps like vlc is still very tiny. How this could be changed ....