Fedora :: Get The VGA To Work Is When We Have Another Monitor Plugged Into The DVI Port And Dual Head The System?
Jun 18, 2010
I've been troubleshooting a friends computer and we've pretty well hit a brick wall. The issue at hand is the video card will not output properly. To be specific, it's an NVidia card with both DVI and VGA ports. We want it to output via the VGA and ignore the DVI because there's nothing plugged in there (the monitor we want to use doesn't support DVI). At any rate, the only time we can get the VGA to work is when we have another monitor plugged into the DVI port and dual head the system. When we do this it also adds an extra "Unknown Monitor" to the display panel. When we just use the DVI the extra "monitor" disappears. now we don't want to have monitor sitting here useless just so we can use the vga out, but there seems little else to do. We tried installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers through the software manager and yum and it failed both ways.
This is really frustrating because it seems like it should be such a simple thing but nothing works. Does anyone else have similar issues? is there something i can do to fix this? I apologize if i've not provided enough info, but ask and i'll post anything you need to diagnose.
I have two identical Samsung monitors. One is connected. to my motherboard VGA port (and appears as a Radeon HD 4200).The other is connected to a VGA port on a separate PCI Radeon 9200 PRO board. When I first installed Suse 11.3, I had to go through the nomodeset boot command (otherwise my system froze up on boot) and I only get video on the screen connected to the motherboard. The other monitor light. flashes which means it's not seeing a video signal. And, I do not have an xorg.conf file in /etc/X11.
So I did the following:
I did an Xorg -config which created an xorg.conf.new file which looked sensible in that it showed both Radeons, and appeared to set up a dual-head system. The only change I made was to change the driver for both controllers from radeon to radeonhd. Then, I copied xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and rebooted. And, nothing is changed. I still need to do nomodeset on boot and I still only get video on the screen connected to the motherboard. I'd attach the xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log files, but it says I can't add attachments to this post. I don't see any major errors in the Xorg.0.log file, but a lot of it is greek to me.
When I try to run the 'system-config-display' program for Fedora 11 and I use the dual head tab, attempting to save the settings results in this:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xConfigDialog.py", line 212, in ok if card.getDescription() == self.secondVideocardOptionMenu.get_menu().get_acti ve().get_data("NAME"): AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_data'
I want to be able to change the settings for my top down dual head display. Basically one monitor sits on top of another right now. How it was setup before was that they used to sit right next to each other so when you mouse over to the right it would go to the new screen. The problem is now when one sits on top of the other I want to be able to just mouse up instead of mousing over to the right. I don't want to use the gui to be able to do this. I want to find out what config file and specifically what setting in the config file would allow me to change this.
I am attempting to get a Dual Monitor Display using aticonfig (and/or manual editing my xorg.conf file). My graphics card (a Radeon HD 4350 with latest ati drivers ) has only a single output but I am using a splitter cable to connect it to two monitors.
I am want one monitor to be 1600x1200 and the second monitor to be 800x600.
I was successful in getting the ATI catalyst software to set the displays to maximum resolution. The second display is dark. It shows a white "X" cursor if I move the mouse to the second screen. The KDE desktop configuration manager does not recognize the second monitor.
I'm a newbie to installing LINUX (was an Oracle DBA for many years) and I am having trouble getting the dual head function to work with my Sony Vaio laptop. I just select a generic LCD with the screen resolution that I want, but when I startx, I briefly get the login window (terminal), then everything goes blank and I have to unplus the samsung monitor and reboot to be able to have a screen again. I have tried the fn + f keys and that doesn't help.
Here is the hardware: Samsung Syncmaster 2343BWX Sony Vaio VGN-FJ170 Intel Graphics Mobile 915GM/GMS/910 GML Express graphics controller
I would like to use this laptop as: Audio streaming from internet (so far not working on my local NPR stations) Hooked up to KVM switch - using the Samsun monitor and an adesso integrated keyboard Wireless network (that is working - but it took some doing....)
What files and logs I need to post I will do so, but if what I want to do is just not possible or a big hassle, please just let me know, and I will load windows. Although I really wanted one LINUX box in my home office.
Upon upgrading to Lucid from Karmic, my dual head setup doesn't work anymore with the new 2.6.32 kernel. In the previous kernel 2.6.31, everything works as expected (also when I boot Lucid with that kernel). On 2.6.32, the only thing I get is two clones. Is there some new type of configuration required that I missed or should I still compile some new kernel module???
Code: rogier@rogier-desktop:~$ lspci |grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 If [Radeon 9000] (rev 01) My xorg.conf, which worked fine on Karmic: Code: Section "Monitor"
I then edit the xorg.conf to change the driver from nouveau to nv and I can start X and the LCD displays the desktop at a resolution of 1680x1050 (good) but the CRT just displays random blocks of colour. At this point I also get a kernel crash - see dmesg output attached, but the system is then OK to use. I have tried editing the xorg.conf to add a second monitor and a virtual screen resolution to match the two monitors (1024x768 + 1680x1050) combined (2704x1050) but still only the LCD monitor works, but with the virtual desktop that can be nudged around with the mouse. I would like to get back to using both monitors with a virtual screen across the two monitors.
I'm getting used to gnome3 one thing still bugs me- why when I switch workspaces on my multiple monitor machine does only the primary monitor change to a different workspace? The secondary monitor (my laptop screen) shows all open windows I put on it plus it's not even shown in the workspace list.
I've got a "little" problem with fedora 13: dual head with nouveau is not working. gnome-display-properties recognizes two displays and i can configure it (left, right, mirroring, ...) but first display is always in standby. Seems it doesn't get a signal from graphics controller. Desktop seems to work fine (can move the mouse pointer on the other screen into "the black hole"). I use Fedora 13 x86_64.
I just got my new video card: nvidia 9500 GT to setup dual monitors.
The video card has 2 dvi output to support dual monitors Monitor 1 is connect to dvi Monitor 2 is connect to dvi using a vga adaptor
I can't seem to get dual monitor to work?
From system settings -> monitor, i see 2 vid outputs one is DVI0, the other is VGA2. what's odd is i can set up different screen resolution for each monitor, but I only see one desktop, both monitors show the same desktop.
How do i get each monitor to show it's own desktop?
I have a Intel DQ35JOE motherboard with integrated video (DVI and VGA). I've been running Ubuntu 8.10 for at least a year with both monitors working fine. One is a Hanns-G 27.5 inch, the other (VGA) is an older AOC 19". They were both plugged into the motherboard video plugs (it had both), and they worked side-by-side (not mirrored) just fine on 8.10.Last night I decided to go ahead and take the plunge and upgrade to the latest, because I run 9.10 on my laptop and love a lot of the new stuff. The reason I hadn't upgraded was because I feared the potential problems - which I ran into head-on this time.
Upgrade to 9.04 seemed to go fine. Then I immediately did the upgrade to 9.10. Unfortunately, my screens came up upside down and backwards. And the mouse moved the wrong way. And to click on something in the top left of the screen, I had to have my mouse on the bottom right of the screen.Well, I also received a warning that my primary hard disk was failing. So, I decided to just do a clean install of 9.10 on a new disk that I had handy - hoping it would be better if it was a clean install rather than an upgrade.
Now I can't get dual monitor to work at all, and Ubuntu seems to not recognize my monitors. If I just plug one monitor in, it works. But it won't let me adjust resolution above 1280x1024 (my big one is 1920x1200). And it says "unknown" instead of identifying the monitor.Also - at one point both monitors were appearing (but "unknown"), but mirrored, and whenever I uncheck "mirror screens" and click apply, the screen just goes black with a frozen cursor - and I can't even do CTRL-ALT-F6 to get to a terminal - it just freezes the whole computer.
I think I have caused a big problem with my laptop running Ubuntu 9.04, and I now can't get it to load up properly at all. It was when I was trying to change the screen resolution of my external monitor.
I'll try to recall exactly what I did...
I connected the external monitor and then turned the laptop on. The laptop worked fine, and the external monitor worked fine. The only problem was that the resolution on the external monitor was poor (it was the same resolution as on the laptop screen).
I went to system>preferences>Display
I removed the tick from mirror screens
Then I selected the external monitor and changed its resolution to the maximum setting. At this point a message popped up, but now I can't remember exactly what it said - I just clicked OK.
Both screens went all black, and I couldn't undo whatever I'd done.
I've now tried switching the computer off again and on again. If the external monitor is NOT connected when I switch the computer on then the laptop doesn't load up - I get the little Ubuntu symbol to start with, but then the screen just goes black.
If the external monitor IS connected then it takes me to the screen where I get to choose which OS to boot. If I boot normally then I see the ubuntu symbol and then it goes black. If I choose recovery mode then it does some recovery and then it takes me to a command line. So I can see all of my files.
Sometimes it does something different when I switch it on and an error message appears on the laptop screen. But the screen is so fuzzy that I can't see what it says. I click on OK (I guess it says OK...) and it takes me to another error message - but I can't seem to get any further.
So that's the problem. If anyone can help me I will be very grateful. I'm actually not that intested in getting the external monitor to work - it's much more important that I undo whatever change I've made so that the laptop works properly again.
I think the important thing is that I can get to the command line, so I should be able to make any necessary change there.
I did a fresh install of FC11. I have 2 Dell 22" widescreen monitors turned in portrait mode. The display preferences tool let me rotate the displays, but wont let me move them directly adjacent to each other, so I have what amounts to a "gap" between this displays. This is very annoying when dragginga window from one display to the other, as it disappears when it is in the gap, and causes a "delay" when just moving the mouse from one display to the other.The behavior I get when I try to drag the displays adjacent to each other, is that they will go anywhere EXCEPT adjacent...as in they will happily overlap or cover each other, or partially overlap diagaonally etc. Note that they will go adjacent when in normal rotation.
I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop Lenovo T60. The problem is i can't make extended monitor in that way: laptop 1024x768 and Monitor LG L1952HQ 1280x1024. If i make this configuration, screens appear black and i can't go back without restarting. Presently system support only: laptop 1024x768 and LG L1952HQ 800x600. This configuration (laptop 1024x768 and LG L1952HQ 1280x1024) worked well previously with the same ubuntu 9.10 before reinstallation. I guess i should reinstall ore change to other video drivers? The refresh rate is set on 60 Hz.
When ever I install the (recommended) drivers through the "Additional Drivers" interface to run Unity my dual monitor setup does not work. The monitors won't even detect correctly what so ever. Then, when ever I install (more basic?) nVidia drivers through the packet manager, my dual monitors work as planned, but now Unity won't work. What's the deal? Are there any work arounds for this?
I`m new to Ubuntu and Linux as all. First of all i have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. I have a very strange problem, after the initial installation of Ubuntu 10.10 there were no problems plugging in my headphones or 2.1 sound system and listening to music. After a couple of days when trying to plug in my 2.1 sound system I noticed that there is no sound coming out of them, but the laptop speakers were working fine. Tested the sound system with another laptop and they worked well. I have checked all the settings and everything seems fine. I`m puzzled. I have the system dual boot with Win 7 if that makes any difference.
Pressing left, middle and right button of mouse at bottom and right edges or bottom left, top right and bottom right corners of the screen does not work with fittstool-2.0 on openbox in debian jessie with dual monitor.
Pressing left, middle and right button of mouse at top and left edges and top-left corner on the screen works correctly.
I use openbox on debian jessie. I do not install any desktop environment explicitly.
In the jessie, I installed gcc, make, libglib2.0-0, pkg-config, libcairo2-dev and libxcb1-dev.
I downloaded [URL] .... and confirmed that the sha1sum value of the downloaded file matches sha1sum value given at [URL] ....
I expanded the downloaded file by Code: Select alltar -xvf fittstool-2.0.tar.gz into fittstool-2.0 directory.
I executed with an ordinary (non-root) user: Code: Select allcd fittstool-2.0 make
I executed with root privilege on the fittstool-2.0 directory Code: Select allmake install
I executed the following with the ordinary user: Code: Select allfittstool and ~/.config/fittstool/fittstoolrc was generated.
I modified it as Code: Select all[TopLeft] LeftButton=gnome-terminal MiddleButton=pcmanfm RightButton=iceweasel
gives: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2560 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 connected 1280x1024+1280+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 408mm x 306mm 1600x1200 60.00 + 1280x1024 75.02* 60.02 1280x960 75.04 60.00 1152x864 75.00 1024x768 85.00 75.08 70.07 60.00 832x624 74.55 800x600 85.06 72.19 75.00 60.32 56.25 640x480 85.01 75.00 72.81 66.67 60.00 720x400 70.08
HDMI1 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 376mm x 301mm 1280x1024 60.02*+ 1280x960 60.00 1152x864 75.00 1024x768 75.08 70.07 60.00 800x600 72.19 75.00 60.32 640x480 75.00 72.81 60.00 720x400 70.08
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
I am running a 2.7Gh with 2G ram with an ATI X1300/1550 Radeon Card and running with dual monitors. I had the monitors functioning in Linux Mint but it was an older driver version and it was slow. I was reading about the Ubuntu Maverick 32bit and fresh installed it I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick 32bit. Everything that I have found on here concerning ATI and fglxr has not worked.
I am trying to setup a dual monitor on my system. I have gone through many posts and did the following.Downloaded EnvyNG to download relevant ATI drivers and eventually I got to a point where I can see that ATI is listed under Hardware drivers. But, from here, how do I actually set dual monitors?. I am looking for some interface like Catalyst, but couldn't find one after the drivers got installed. What am I missing here?I went back and forth, but after restarting the PC, the resolution goes to 800X640 and I have no option of setting dual monitors. I reset the options in /etc/X11/xorg.conf to let Ubuntu use the default drivers.
I am attempting to use dual monitors in Fedora 14 using an AMD ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series graphics card (not that I think that has anything to do with anything, but who knows), and want it to where my second monitor is its own virtual workspace so that I can switch between my other workspaces on my original monitor without switching the workspace on the second monitor. This way, I can watch movies or what-not on my TV (2nd monitor) while working on my original monitor.The only thing I found that was even close was setting the 2nd monitor up on it's on x server, which I don't want to do. Also, as it is now, I have my panel on my original monitor, but the windows do not see it when I have it aligned on the right (the windows don't adjust their size to account for the fact that it is there). I know a way I can do a work-around for this, but I would like to know if there is a "correct" way to do this. I know I can tell the movie player to show on all workspaces and have it on the 2nd monitor.
I am having problems getting my external monitor to work. When I plug in the monitor, both the laptop screen and the external monitor go black. When I unplug the monitor, the laptop screen works again. When I startup with the external monitor plugged in, neither screen works or teh computer hangs or something.
I have had the external monitor going on a couple of occasions. I did manage to configure my monitors through System Settings > Display. I turned off the laptop monitor as I just want to use the external. But after rebooting, things didn't work.
I've just performed a fresh installation of openSUSE 11.3. System specs include GA-MA790X-DS4, PhenomII X4 940 AM2+, Sapphire RadeonHD 3670, two monitors. What I'm trying to accomplish is to set up my KDE desktop to (as it did under 11.2) use a multi-desktop multi-output non-cloned setup, so that I can use my two monitors side by side and maximize windows in either one respectively, etc.
So here I am with my newly installed system. Obviously I can't use fglrx, as it doesn't yet support the 2.6.34 kernel, so amdcccle is right out. SaX2, I notice, is gone. I have tried using KDE's built-in configuration tools, but the dual-head setup doesn't persist between logins. Strangely, windows that were open on the second monitor do vanish off-screen, but the monitors return to their overlapped positions so it's useless. Monitor 2 doesn't even retain its resolution setting. As one does, I decided I'd manually edit the X configuration file. SHOCK HORROR! No xorg.conf So what I'm driving at is this: How oh how do I configure my X.org to remember that it has two, quite different, monitors under openSUSE 11.3 ? Sorry if this post is hard to follow, I got very little sleep while trying to sort out the myriad problems I caused myself in upgrading.
I'm building another desktop. This is not a gaming system (though some video does cross my path), it's primary focus is as an application development platform. The thing is based on a SuperMicro two CPU motherboard with a couple intel multi-cores, 16GB RAM, a hardware RAID, and CentOS 5.6 (64bit). To this mix I would like to add a solid dual-head graphics card. Something that will support a couple HP LP2465 monitors (not new but functioning well). Speed of rendering is not my biggest concern, stability and "real estate" (the monitors are 1920x1200 and I want all of it).
I've looked a little at the Matrox items and started researching nVidia, but would like to hear opinions from those "in the know".The motherboard, though a solid performer, may have just made this trip unnecessary. It has a quirk that I hadn't considered before. It has several PCI-X slots (64-bit @ 133MHz) but only one "PCI-Express 1 (x8) on a (x16) slot". Does that seem a little strange to anyone else? Not that there is just one PCI-E but that it will fit a x16 board but will only support x8 connections...