Ubuntu :: 10.04-Switch Between Dual And Single Screen?

Jul 21, 2010

I am having issues switching between dual monitors and a single monitor.

I have a Dell laptop with an NVIDIA graphics card that I use with a docking station attached to a monitor.

My problem is that if I shutdown without first changing the NVIDIA settings back to the single monitor (the laptop's screen) when I boot with the laptop undocked half the screen is on the monitor that is not attached.

Is there a way to switch between dual and single monitors without using the NVIDIA settings.

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Jan 28, 2011

I recently hooked my television up to my computer as a second monitor so that I can watch videos on it. However, I don't always want to be in dual monitor mode. I've found that running "gksudo nvidia-settings" allows me to switch between the two modes without restarting X if I change some settings around and click "apply".

Is there a way I could setup two scripts to handle this process? The main problem I'm encountering is the fact that I change all the settings through the nvidia-settings graphical interface; therefore, I have no idea what's actually happening behind the scenes, so I don't know how to go about putting the two scripts together (what commands to issue, etc.).

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Sep 20, 2010

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When I occasionaly use my laptop op the train, all my extra panels show up on my first screen, which get really cluttered.

If I delete the panels I have to recreate them when I connect my extra screen again.

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Jan 16, 2010

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Nov 13, 2010

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May 18, 2010

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Mar 10, 2011

I have a Macbook 7.1 (the white one)
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3 memory
250GB hard drive

I'd like to install Ubuntu on it because I really love the way Ubuntu is developing and becoming much more user friendly. My use will mainly be for browsing, working with wordprocessors and maybe downloading series from torrents. My question is, should I dual boot or single boot? My personal preference is to single-boot, I just like the idea of having one OS running on the machine. What are the cons of doing that? Also, If I want to dual boot just to keep the firmware updates. How much space should I designate for Ubuntu and how much for Mac OS?

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Dec 21, 2010

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Oct 5, 2010

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How do I put the image on the drive? Windows can't read ext4 and I haven't been able to find a program that can.I have a USB to SATA adapter that I could hook up a DVD-ROM drive too, but I don't know if fedora will pick up on it.

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Aug 10, 2010

Here is my scenario and what I want to try and achieve.

I have:


Server A = (serverA.home.com)
Server B = (serverB.home.com)

Currently I have serverA.home.com domain name set up using a free dns service online. When I am anywhere in the world I just type the domain name it hits my static ISP IP via the free dns servers online, hits my home router, gets port forwarded to Server A and I am up and running.


I have bought a second domain for serverB and want it set up like serverA but I am totally baffled on how I can resolve 2 domain names on a single network? I need (somehow) to try and tell the dns servers that when I enter in serverB.home.com it will hit my static ISP IP as above and then hit my home router but then get directed/split to Server B and not to Server A.

Basically all I want to do is name the machines and get traffic resolved to them.

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Aug 25, 2011

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Feb 1, 2009

After going back & forth between win7b & F10 installs, I can't get both to live on the same hard disk for dual booting anymore. win7 complains about fedora's GPT disk being unacceptable for installation. win7 blows away fedora's GPT partitions when it installs. Fedora doesn't recognize win7 partitions when it installs. I can't specify exact partition boundaries with windows even if I know what they are, and I can't seem to find any info how to do it in parted either. I have win7 installed in partition 3 in a known location on disk, but if I reinstall f10 (again), it's going to blow away the win7 boot data on the disk. How do I tell grub where to find the chainloader thingy? Can that still even be used? win7 no longer uses ntldr, and I haven't found an updated procedure for this new boot method.

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May 28, 2010

Setup:Ubuntu 10.04 recently upgraded from 9.10Dell Precision m63004G RAMCore 2 DuoDual Monitor with laptop=screen0 monitor=screen1external mouse and keyboardIssue:In both 9.10 and 10.04 (I am just now trying to solve the issue) the setup works great, but not flawless.External mouse and keyboard work with no issue.The touchpad mouse on the laptop, however, will not switch from screen1 to screen0. It works fine on either screen and will go from screen0 to screen1, just will not return. One has to hook up an external mouse to get the cursor back onto the laptop screen0.

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Sep 24, 2009

I have installed the Fedora on my laptop with Vista installed first. Now I am using the OS separately fine. I just choose which Os to boot in to every time I turn the machine on. However, I now need to do certain task that I need to switch between two OS. Wonder how to switch to Vista when I am using Fedora without rebooting? and vice versa.

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Nov 18, 2010

I'd like to switch to dual booting on my main machine. However, I'm like, a really serious competitive gamer. I play in leagues, go to LANs and performance is my greatest concern here. If I dual boot Fedora & Windows, will I have any performance issues with Windows, while booting in Windows, if I have Fedora on the same hard drive?

I don't think there should be any issues but I would like some clarification or nformation on it. Searching for 'gaming' with Linux isn't very information when it comes to dual booting, so I was just wondering.

TL;DR: Will dual booting Windows & Fedora cause any CPU/GPU/LAG/performance issues while I boot into windows and play a game (Source, TF2, Unreal Engine Games...etc)?

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May 27, 2010

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.

This is the command I had tried to no avail.

aticonfig -fq --initial --dtop=horizontal,reverse --resolution=0,1600x1200,1280x1024,1024x768 --mode2=800x600

What am I missing? Should I be using this configuration utility? Or should I be trying to manual edit my xorg.config? All the information I have been able to find seems specific to Dual Head Displays.

EDIT: It occurs to me to post my edited xorg.conf file


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"


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Apr 25, 2011

I have a dual screen setup with one card NVidia 8400GS.

Both screen are identical 22" LCD LG W2246 Monitors.

I have Dual X-Display setup.

I am using Gnome Desktop.

The left hand screen displays everything, menus, panels, background and of course desktop launchers.

The right hand screen displays everything except the desktop launchers.

If I create a new launcher on the left it appears on the left desktop when created.

If I create a new launcher on the right it appears on the left and can not be dragged over to the right screen.

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Feb 6, 2010

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However the screen resolution was back at 800x600 with nothing higher available.The xorg.conf file still has the information from the "edid" request so it has not reverted to the old file.I understand that 9.10 does not have an xorg.conf file but I upgraded from 8.?? to 9.10 and I think that it came from there originally.The question is how can I get/force 9.10 to read and use the information from the xorg.conf file so that I can get the resolution I want?Or is there another way?I tried to pipe the output of edid into a file whilst logged in as root :

Code: [sudo get-edid > /etc/X11/edidinfo.edid
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May 28, 2010

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Sep 18, 2010

I installed Ubuntu on two seperate boxes and one of them switched itself to a higher screen resolution than the other somehow. I prefer the newer screen resolution but don't know how to switch the other box to that resolution.

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Aug 6, 2010

I have just bought a new Acer 23" 1920x1080 flatscreen. I used to have an old fashioned 1280x1024 flatscreen.Now the problem is, every single time when I log on Ubuntu resets my screen res. to 1280x1024. So every time I have to use the Nvidia Settings to set my screen res to 1920x1080 and every time I have to place my panel widgets back in the right place and order, because of that, which is quite annoying.GDM has no problems though, it always displays in the right resolution.I use a Nvidia GeForce 6200 graphics card and the nvidia-current driver on Ubuntu 10.04 i386. I cannot use the Gnome monitors manager to set my resolution. Every time it sends me to Nvidia Settings.This is my Xorg.conf;

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Fri Apr 9 10:35:18 UTC 2010


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May 3, 2011

I have a notebook where it appears a fresh install of natty has detected 2 screens as being present, and set them to be mirrored.

However, there is only one screen present.

It's a Hp 5320m, with a Intel HD graphics.

Here's what the unity test says:

~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ironlake Mobile GEM 20100330 DEVELOPMENT
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.2


Here is what i see in monitors when i uncheck 'mirrored'


If i disable either of these two monitors, then i lose the screen for both- oops.

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Apr 30, 2010

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Dec 20, 2010

I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my [newer] Asus laptop.This laptop is my primary computer and I am dual booting Windows 7 ultimate [64-bit] & Ubuntu [64-bit].I really want to break out my DBAN CD [it's a program to format the hard drive completely] and just have Ubuntu on my laptop... but there are two factors restricting me to do this b/c .I need Windows for them [as of now, that is.]

1] I record music on my laptop using this usb "soundcard" dongle. It's made by M-audio and Ubuntu doesn't pick it up, and I have no idea.how to enable it for recording. I also like the idea of being able to choose between my laptop speakers and the usb soundcard. Here is a picture of the device, it's rather simple: http:[url]....

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