General :: Extended Desktop Virtual Screens And A Usb2vga Adaptor

Jan 16, 2011

OS Linux Mint 10, Intel graphics, SIS usb2vga adaptor.

I have three screens. The netbook screen with the extended desktop onto a vga screen and a third screen connected to a usb2vga adaptor.

The extended desktop screens without the usb2vga adaptor works perfectly. I can maximise applications to either screen perfectly without them spreading across both screens. As soon as I connect the third screen via the usb2vga adaptor maximising an application causes it to spread across both screens yet the third usb2vga screen has it's own virtual desktop environment.

I have tried numerous versions of my xorg.conf file that I have generated to incorporate the usb2vga adaptor to make this work and regardless of what xrandr commands I send including changes to the gconf settings nothing seems to solve the issue.

It seems odd that I can create a panel and position it left, right, top or bottom of the second monitor of the extended desktop and it sticks to the screen dimensions yet I can't get any application to do the same when there is a third screen connected through the usb2vga adaptor.

I don't use Compiz, it crashes my system and I don't want separate workspaces I want the extended desktop with the two separate virtual screens to fit on the two separate screens that form part of the extended desktop.

With Xinerama deprecated what other options do I have.

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I recently installed a DisplayLink usb adapter on my desktop to use my tv as a second monitor because it had no vga socket, it works great only I can't use the tv as an extended desktop. The 2 monitors work perfectly seperately but I want to be able to use one as the main screen and the other as an extension. I am running Maverick on a P4 2ghz dell optiplex 260 and the output to tv is hd.

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- I use NVIDIA G2 driver from the OS repositiory
- laptop screen works fine, including compositing, 3D etc

I run nvidia-xconfig to generate an xconfig file. Everything still works fine (even after x reboot):

Code:

Next I login as root and open the run nvidia-setting program. There the second monitor is detected. I enable it as extended desktop and check: enable Xinerama.

I reboot.

Problems:
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Things I can add/remove from the xorg.conf?

Now the xorg.conf is as follows:

Code:

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So I did a bit of reading and found something I could put in the command line:

Code: xrandr --output DVI-I-2 --right-of DVI-I-1

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Code:
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/dev/hda1 * 1 1762 13313159+ 83 Linux
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Code:

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Code:

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Code:

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1
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27
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Code:
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