Ubuntu :: Dual Monitor Default ?

Jan 10, 2010

Whenever I reboot my computer, my second monitor isn't activated and I have to manually set it up again.

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Ubuntu :: Change Default Monitor When Dual Monitor Is Enabled

Nov 19, 2010

I have a dual monitor setup in Ubuntu, with my main monitor on the right and the monitor I want to extend to on the left monitor, but I can't seem to get it to do this, it always has the 'desktop' on the left monitor and then extends onto what I want to be my main monitor. I have an ATI Radeon 4350 Graphics card.

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Ubuntu :: Compiz - Dual Monitor Wallpaper On Single Monitor ?

Dec 10, 2010

Is there any way to put a dual monitor wallpaper on a single monitor configuration using desktop wall? Using only 1/3 or so per wall. Something that will have the effect like the scrolling wallpaper feature on Android/iPhone.

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Hardware :: Dual Monitor - 2nd Monitor Not Coming Up - Xorg.conf Missing Something?

Oct 19, 2009

This is a repost of my initial problem, I need some one who knows what they are doing more than I too take a look at this command output and give some sort of direction/clue/etc on what I'm doing wrong or missing.

Is my xorg.conf missing some vital line(s) or setting?

My best guess is that i'm missing something to tell the Xserver to use both screens, as the Xorg.0.log does not talk about trying to bring up the intel display; but this is just a hunch.

I'm running kubuntu 9.04 with 2 monitors: on-board intel video and a PCI nvidia display: I am using my nvidia display fine, but still can not get my 2nd display (the intel) working. What the heck am I missing?




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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Nvidia 19.29-22.1 Suse 11.3 Dual Monitor Mouse Flickers When Moved To 2nd Monitor?

Jan 15, 2011

just setup suse 11.3 , put on the Nvidia 19.29-22.1 drivers via yast , no kms is set in inetd , nomodeset on grub boot line etc... Even tried installing the driver " the hard way " dual monitors come up, setup xinerama to "Extend" my desktop , and the main monitor ( right side ) is good, visually the left monitor (2ndary) is good.. but whenever I move my mouse over to the left screen the mouse pointer dissapears, flickers along the right hand border of that screen... and if i move the cursor back to the original screen i have to really fight to get it back to the main screen....Copy of my xorg.conf , still very basic...

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 260.19.29 (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-04.
nvidia.com) Wed Dec 8 12:27:27 PST 2010


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Fedora :: F14 Dual Monitor - Firefox Starts On Wrong Monitor

Jan 27, 2011

I just upgrade to F14 from F10 on a dual montor setup. Firefox behaives differently on F14 than on F10.
On F10 it followed the mouse pointer's location and show up on the correct monitor

When maximized at close, it is always displayed on the left monitor. When not maximized at close it will open on the monitor where the mouse pointer is located.

About minimize/maximize Firefoxe before closing and it seems to work in some case, but not for me.

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Ubuntu :: Install "swapmonitor-1.1.tar.bz2" To Move Windows From Monitor To Monitor In A Dual Desktop Environment?

May 3, 2010

I found this thread by looking up ultramon replacement: [URL] I would like to use "swapmonitor", to make it easy to move windows from monitor to monitor in a dual desktop environment. I have no idea how to install it.

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Fedora :: Dual Monitor / Dual Workspace?

Apr 23, 2011

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.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Fix 2nd Monitor To Default

Mar 20, 2010

I recently had a wine program crash after I tried to set it within itself to windowed mode. Now ever since, when I boot, I load my sound app and it loads on the smaller 2nd monitor to the right. ANY wine pop-up or program loads on the 2nd monitor to the right. Even though I've checked that my primary, larger monitor on the left is #1 both in displays and through amdcccle. I've read through my xorg.conf but don't see why pop-ups windows and wine windows are loading to the smaller monitor.

My xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "aticonfig Layout"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0


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Ubuntu :: Restoring Default Monitor Settings

Feb 4, 2011

I have a relative who made the mistake of changing the resolution of her display to something that her monitor does not support. The monitor no longer displays anything.If she connects another monitor to the computer, the monitor will work properly. If she boots off the live CD, her current monitor works properly. If she swaps out her graphics card with another with the current monitor, there is no display.Apparently, there is a remembered setting for the resolution of her particular monitor. Is there a way that it can be reset back to the default?

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Ubuntu :: No SLI In Lucid - Dual Monitor?

May 2, 2010

Hard details first:

EVGA nForce 750i SLI mobo
E8400 Wolfdale OC@4.23Ghz
2x GeForce GTS 250 1Gb
2x Acer AL2216W

Soft details:

-Upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04
-I did not have a working SLI config in 9.10
-No matter what fix I tried, only one monitor
-Was running "190.53" 64-bit drivers
-I had spoofed the xorg.conf file to get both working, but only with both plugged into one board, and no SLI option enabled
-Functioning 3360x1050 workspace with the ability to move open apps across monitors, but unable to switch between multiple workspaces


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Ubuntu :: Add Panel To Dual Monitor In 10.10?

Apr 7, 2011

I have a dual monitor setup in 10.10, which acts as an extended workspace.

In previous versions of ubuntu, I could move panels around by grabbing them and moving them to the area within the second monitor.

In 10.10, I cannot seem to do that.

How do I create panels in this extended workspace on the second monitor?

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OpenSUSE :: Configure Default Monitor In KDE?

Jul 14, 2011

I am currently running openSUSE 11.3 x86-64 with two monitors, a 24" and a 20", both running off of an nVidia 9800 GTX+ using twinview. Does any one know of a way to have programs open by default on my 24" display or at least default to the display which the program was used previously. My computer seems to prefer to open programs on the 20" more so than the 24". In all other aspects the 24" is the primary monitor. I think that I am looking for some sort of setting within KDE.

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Ubuntu :: Dual Monitor Support Broken?

Jan 5, 2010

Since my upgrade to 9.10 I can't expand my windows over two monitors anymore.

I'm using the NVidia software, external drivers and everything was working before.

Is there something I missed during the upgrade?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Can't Seem To Get Dual Monitor To Work ?

Jan 5, 2010

I am on kubuntu 9.10 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?

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Ubuntu :: Dual Monitor - Now System Won't Start Up

Feb 9, 2010

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.

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus Goes Weird After Dual Monitor

Feb 17, 2010

it is sometimes triggered when i activate dual monitor (i'm using nvidia-settings). Actually the entire computer seemingly changes its theme, but after simply running System > Appearance, all goes back to normal except for nautilus (that includes icons in the desktop). please see attached image.Logging out then logging back in solves the problem, but i don't want to log out just to correct the problem. Is there anything i need to restart to bring it back to normal?i've tried "compiz --replace" and "compiz --restart" and even "metacity --replace" but it doesn't do anything.by the way, i'm using ubuntu 9.10 64bits, using the default theme, nvidia driver (the default which comes with ubuntu 9.10),using compiz.

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Ubuntu :: Mouse X-speed On Dual Monitor?

Mar 6, 2010

I'm using two monitors, they're virtually placed next to each other so the virtual screen resolution is (1024+1280) x 800px. Now my mouse speed on the x-axis is automatically set higher, which is good if you permanently switch between both monitors all the time. But I don't need it, so how do I turn it off? It's kinda annoying if you're used to your "normal" mouse speed.Y-axis speed is still fine. also, is there a way do display the gnome-do dock on the right handed monitor? it places itself always on the left monitor....I'm using Mint 8 which is Ubuntu 9.10 with gnome 2.28.1

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Ubuntu :: Dual Monitor - Keep Positions After Suspend?

Mar 30, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 on a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop (intel Mobile 915 video card), with an external 19" HP monitor.

I "preferences/screen" I set the HP monitor to be on the left side. When I restart my computer, this setting is kept ok and the HP monitor works as intended (on the left side). But when I suspend the laptop and resume back, the HP monitor is moved to the right side and have to repeat the process os moving it in the preferences menu. What am I doing wrong/how can I fix it?

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Ubuntu :: Dual Monitor Isnt Working

Apr 27, 2010

Basicaly I want to know what version fo Ubuntu do I use,Intel Q6600 with a nvidia chipset my dam dual monitor isnt working but thats another problem for me to sort out

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Ubuntu :: Gaming With Wine And Dual Monitor?

May 3, 2010

when i run an application full screen in wine then it spans both of my monitors, whereas i just want it on 1 monitor. I thought an easy solution to this would be to simply run the program in windowed mode instead of full screen. However, when in windowed mode the mouse cursor leaves the window, which isn't advantageous to gaming.

how to keep the mouse cursor in the wine window? Or does anyone know how to make full screen only use one monitor?

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Ubuntu :: Dual Monitor Support With NVidia ?

May 8, 2010

I've managed to get dual monitor support working, but it seems a little sub-standard.

- I can't find how to alter the relative y offsets of each screen
- I can't drag windows from one side to the other

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Ubuntu :: Dual Monitor Seperate X11 Sessions

Jun 12, 2010

I've got two monitors setup and it seems the only way to get separate gamma and brightness settings working on separate screens is through separate X sessions.

The problem though is after setting up and configuring Compiz the second monitor only displays the wallpaper and lets me move my mouse onto it i don't get any gnome panels nor do i get a menu if i right click on the desktop which suggests that gnome doesn't load on the other monitor at all or is out of bounds of the resolution.

It seemed to go like this during the configuring of Compiz as the right monitor windows and such seemed to crash then since then its just been the symptoms I described.

I'm including my Xorg.conf incase its of any use.

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@yellow) Fri Apr 9 11:51:21 UTC 2010
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"


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Ubuntu :: How To Remove Dual Monitor Label

Sep 6, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 with dual monitors enabled. Technically speaking, everything works just fine. There is one very annoying aesthetic issue, though. There is a label in the top left corner of each display that identifies the monitor (Dell 18", for example). The label does not disappear and is always on top. I had to move my panel to the bottom of the screen just to avoid the label. How can I remove/hide this label?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Monitor Different Background?

Dec 30, 2010

So I have to monitors. One is a 23" (1920x1080) and a 15.6" (1366x76 and I want to backgrounds... I'm not sure if it's possible but I'm hoping it is... I just got Ubuntu earlier this week so I don't know much about it yet.

With Windows I used DisplayFusion but it doesn't look like it's compatible to anything other than Windows..

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Skype In Dual Monitor With 11.04?

May 3, 2011

I noticed in the new Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity, when in dual monitor the icon of skype is not placed in the tray when "closed". It is only placed in the background, so that I have to kill the process and open a new one. To be sincere, I see a strange aspect of the entire tray when in dual monitor. Is anyone else noticing the same?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: X11 Segfault With Tri Monitor Dual Gpu

Jul 31, 2011

I have tried to setup a workstation with 3 monitors on two ati videocards, the goal being to span the desktop across all of them.

The process was not difficult at all, but after login X11 crashes and I am left with a console. I am fortunately able to login in safe mode, but I would like to ask for help in debugging this issue.

Here I will try to give as much detail as possible, starting with my system specifications:


The first card, the ATI Radeon HD 4650 is capable of running two monitors at the same time. The monitors, for all it matters, are three identical ACER P206HV 20" connected with their analog interface (due to missing cables which I will buy soon). Resolution 1600x900 each. My motherboard is an AsRock 870 Extreme3 mounting an AMD Athlon II X4 640 3 GHz processor and 8 GB of RAM.

When asked by Ubuntu, I installed the ATI Caralyst driver version 11.6 and set it up for using Xinerama.

As I said, this setup works fine if I login in safe mode, but crashes X11 otherwise (even in classical mode - no Unity). By inspecting the logs (attached) I found this (notice the segfault)


As a test, I tryed to configure Catalyst without Xinerama, an this works, but of course I end up with two separate desktop, which is not what I want. In this mode, xrandr seems to work correctly


After some research I found that XRandR does not support desktop spanning over multiple GPUs, so Xinerama is the only way to go in my case. Since the two are not compatible with each other, after login in safe mode I see that XRandR is disabled


One more test consisted in disabling the XRandR module in the config files, as found in some posts: edits in /etc/X11/xorg.conf


configuring the ati driver:


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Ubuntu :: Black Screen After Dual Monitor?

Mar 23, 2010

I have an Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM chipset. As I was playing around, trying to figure out how to get my dual monitor to work. The Mirror Screen was working fine, but then I uncheck the mirror screen option, both my laptop and my secondary monitor black out. I can only see the mouse, and it cans move on both screen.

Here is my xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0


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Ubuntu :: Allow GNOME Use External Attached Monitor As Default Display?

Aug 11, 2010

I am using ATI HD3200 graphics card, and running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid on a laptop. It have VGA port so I can attach external LCD monitor to the laptop. I am using fglrx driver.

My question is how should I configure the xorg.conf file so that when I attached external monitor, the GNOME menu bar (Applications, Places and System, etc) will be put on the external monitor instead of laptop LCD monitor.

I have checked varies web resource that saying you can drag and drop the GNOME menu bar to the new screen, it never worked. Someone also suggested to add new bar into the screen and GNOME will remember it, I can't even find the option to do that.

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Ubuntu :: Dual Booting Default ?

Jul 25, 2011

OK im new to linux and Ubuntu, I have windows 7 and Ubuntu dual bootin but ubuntu is the default. I would prefer windows 7 to be the default.

Dont get me wrong i love ubuntu now. great for what i need (a software for linux not windows)

I have followed these instructions


You won't be able to change it from Windows. To change it from inside Ubuntu, edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst.

There will be a line that says


Simply change '0' to the number of your Windows install.

For example, if your grub has three entries and Windows is the third, change default to 2 (0 is the first entry, not 1).

But in the file it opens there is no text whats so ever so i dont know what to change.

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