Ubuntu :: Kubuntu Opens Apps On Secondary Monitor?

Oct 15, 2010

Every time I open an app or window in Kubuntu 10.10, they open up on the secondary monitor. I would like them to open up on the main screen because I don't always want to use my second screen. Is there a setting I'm missing?

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OpenSUSE :: Apps Opening On Secondary Monitor Not The Primary Screen

Feb 9, 2010

I have openSUSE 11.2 KDE with NVIDIA drivers. I have a TV on the left and a monitor on the right. In the Nvidia drivers this has also been setup as stated. The TV is on position 0:0 and the monitor is in position 1920:0. The monitor has been ticked in the drivers as the primary screen.

My problem is that all application open on the secondary screen and not the primary screen (monitor) as I expect. How to the OS/drivers that will ensure that application always open on the monitor situated on the right are welcome.

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Jun 29, 2010

Currently I have two 1920x1080 screens running in Twinview on my Geforce 275 graphics card. Want I want to do is a quick simple way of disabling my secondary monitor when playing video games or using xbmc to watch movies, etc. I've tried a few applets but they require the xandr function which I think Nvidia doesn't support.

Is there a way to disable this quickly other than loading up nvidia-settings and disabling the monitor everytime. I don't really want to use two seperate x sessions and xinerama due to the fact you can't use compositing.

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Jan 29, 2010

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Dec 19, 2010

I have 2 laptops. Currently I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on one of them. I have Windoze XP installed on the 2nd laptop. I would like to use my second laptop as my secondary monitor since I hardly use Windoze. Is there a way we can use a laptop as a secondary monitor with Ubuntu installed on the first machine (again a laptop in my case).

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Apr 30, 2010

I just switch from windows to use ubuntu 10.04. I am still learning how to set things in ubuntu.
One of the problem is that I can't set my secondary (external) display to my favorite one. I have 22'' screen (max 1680x1050) but I love to set it to 1280x800.
I follow instruction from this website https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution and my display detail is like this code...

Somehow, I get the new mode in LVDS1 but not in VGA1. How could I add this new mode in VGA1?

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Apr 14, 2011

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Jul 19, 2011

I am trying to run flash video on my secondary monitor IE my 32" lcd tv which I have hooked up via DVI. my problem is when I bring the window over to the secondary monitor, which I would like to watch whatever on while browsing, and try to put it in full screen it defaults to the primary monitor which is my laptop. can anyone tell me how to change the defualt full screen to the secondary monitor and not the primary?

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Jan 11, 2010

I have a dual monitor setup with the primary on the left and the secondary on the right. When the login screen comes up after a reboot for instance, the login options such as user selection are on the secondary (right) monitor. How can I change this?

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Jan 17, 2010

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Aug 16, 2010

I need to find out a command to enable and disable a secondary monitor using the Nvidia X Server. I've got a monitor attached to my laptop that I don't use all the time and would like to just have a launcher to switch between "twinview" and "disabled" quickly rather than having to go through the menus. It's physical position is vertically above the primary monitor so I have to put in a custom position every time I enable it.

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Jan 12, 2010

i installed kubuntu 9.04 yesterday and updated it with everything that was available, i have ati radeon xpress 1100 and i got everything running fine including kwin effects but i have a small problem i cant figure out how to fix:

When i run glxgears and put any window on top of it, i can still see the 3d gears rolling and i think this same problem is responsible for occasional artifacts on the screen. Its a very minor problem but i would like to see if fixed because i cannot use google earth properly, it seems that any 3d application likes to be focused on the screen, its like they flicker while being overlaid on top of everything.

Also i read the countless threads here complaining about not being able to use fglrx etc because of updated xorg. Well the reason im using 9.04 is because my wireless card alfa awus036h does not work with kernel > 2.6.31 and i have already tried kubuntu 9.10 on this laptop i wasnt having any problem with the display. All the kwin effects ran fine and no distortions of any kind. Seems there is some bug in 9.04.

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Feb 7, 2011

Phenom 9500+ quad core, 3GB RAM, Nvidia 8800GT: 260.19.36 driver.Installed the latest Boxee for Linux. Got my remote setup. Everything works except when I open a video it opens in a tiny box in the upper left hand corner of my monitor.Is there any way to get Boxee videos to play full-screen?

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Jan 23, 2010

I use 2 monitors under Ubuntu 9.10, but I have them set up in a unique way. The primary (CRT) faces me on my desk, but the other (widescreen LCD) is turned away from me, because I use it only to watch movies from my couch. My video card is an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+, using the proprietary Nvidia driver package, with Xinerama turned on, so the desktop extends across both displays. Given that setup, is there any way to control which display applications open upon? Several apps have started opening on one display or the other, seemingly at random. Further, some apps start on the primary display, but open their subwindows on the secondary display. It's very annoying, because I can't see the second screen, so I can't drag the windows back to the primary desktop.

I would also like to have VLC Media Player (or any other app) always open on the secondary screen, on purpose. I almost never watch movies sitting at my desk, but rather from the couch. I placed a VLC launcher icon on the secondary screen, but when started it opens on the primary display. (If you're wondering how I can click on anything from my couch, I have a wireless mouse there in addition to the wired mouse at my desk. It's my "remote" since I don't have a TV. Xorg will quite happily support 2 or more mice simultaneously, I discovered.)

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Mar 15, 2011

I have a 2 monitor configuration, with the second monitor uses exclusively for mythtv. When I'm not actually watching tv or a muvie or watching visualizations with music playing, I actually use the machine for more productive uses. As the result the second monitor is typically not turned on, might have something to do the the fact it's a crt design, consumes a fair bit of power and does a good job keeping the media room overly warm.

The question is, does Fedora 11 or newer have a means to prevent applications from opening on the second monitor? I've checked the obvious places and nothing jumps out .

btw: According to the nvidia x server settings control panel the second monitor is set up as in twinview mode. This mode was chosen to allow the gpu to do most of the video decoding tasks using vdupau or something as I recall.

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Dec 30, 2009

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Feb 27, 2010

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Apr 30, 2011

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Sep 15, 2010

I have two OS in my system. Windows& and Kubuntu. Both are in separate hard disks. I was using both. In between i have upgraded my system. now when i am giving priority to hard disk containing kubuntu, i can login to kubuntu, but cant get in to windows7. i have upgraded grub but not working. when i am giving priority to hard disk containig windows7 it enters and work properly. but not working in the previous.

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Mar 31, 2010

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Mar 7, 2011

I would like to apply KDE on my Kubuntu because the current one blew up. But each time I to sudo get-apt it seems to be fetching from the cloud. Is there a way I can make it to read from my local Kubuntu CD? I have both Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Kubuntu Live CDs.

I believe the local disk read should be faster to translate than to bite the bytes across thousands of miles over the wire right?

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Aug 28, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on an old HP Pavilion 710 PC, dual-booting with WinXP. I followed instructions and successfully partitioned my primary hard drive, and installed Ubuntu just fine (I think--everything seems to work, anyway).

Here's my partition setup:



The secondary disk is strangely set up for unrelated reasons, and I haven't done anything to it since moving to Ubuntu. My plan is to keep most of my data on that disk, and use the primary disk for system files and applications, but I don't yet understand how Ubuntu decides where to keep things, so I haven't done anything with that disk yet.

Here are my questions:

1. I want to run a MySQL database locally, to test a php/MySQL web site I'm developing. I thought it would be a good idea to set aside a partition just for the database, which is what /dev/sda7 is supposed to be; but I have no idea how to make Ubuntu or MySQL use that partition. (I'm also brand spanking new to MySQL, or I'd probably know.) How do I do that?

2. It occurs to me now that I ought to put the database on my secondary hard drive, which is much bigger and faster than the primary. If the answer to #1 doesn't tell me, how do I do that?

3. My home directory is on /dev/sda right now. Can I move my data files to /dev/sdb without moving the whole home directory? Or must I move everything and keep it all together in one directory?

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Sep 18, 2010

I have an HP computer which I recently installed Ubuntu on with a secondary HD that I installed. I set this new hard drive as the primary hard drive and it was working fine booting up GRUB and asking if I wanted to use Windows 7 or Ubuntu. This morning, however, it has stopped doing this and goes straight into Windows 7. If I go into the boot menu and tell it to boot with the primary hard drive it will go into GRUB, but otherwise it seems as if it is going straight to my secondary HD with Windows 7 on it. This seems weird since up until today it was working fine.

Does anyone know why this is and how to fix it? I tried reinstalling Ubuntu but that didn't change anything.

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Aug 1, 2011

I have an Acer Aspire 1 Netbook - this is running Ubuntu 10:10.My question is - can I continue to have Ubuntu as the Main Op System and install Windows Xp as a secondary running alongside. My Hard Drive !! is on SD Card and is only 8 Gb. Can this be increased easily? Windows would be used only in rare circumstances where Linux will not "fit the bill".

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Jul 24, 2010

I have a second 8GB partition but for some reason I cant write in it at all. I formated it but still doesn't let me write in it. I tried doing this:Quote:sudo chown -R username:username /media/BTBut this is what I get:Quote:

chown: changing ownership of `/media/sda2/FOUND.000/FILE0000.CHK': Operation not permitted
chown: changing ownership of `/media/sda2/FOUND.000': Operation not permitted
chown: changing ownership of `/media/sda2': Operation not permitted

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Nov 8, 2010

My question is that simple, how can I find out what is my primary and secondary DNS? I've tried commands: $ cat /etc/resolvconf and less /etc/resolv.conf but they didn't work. Also, when I open the resolv.conf file, it only says code...

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Jan 18, 2010

Currently I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on an older P4 system with EIDE harddrives. My primary HD has a WinXP installation and GRUB. Ubuntu is installed on the secondary HD.

I am happy enough running Ubuntu that I would like to remove my WinXP disk, move the disk with Ubuntu on it to be the primary boot drive, and then install a new drive as the secondary.

However when I tried to simply move the drive with Ubuntu on it from the secondary to the primary EIDE position the system would not boot. I assume that this is because there is no boot loader currently on that drive.

how do I put GRUB on the Ubuntu drive so that it can become the boot drive? Or is there some other way to accomplish what I am after without having to reinstall Ubuntu?

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Jan 28, 2010

My system is setup like this: 1 250 gb HDD, with a 20 gig partition for /, 200 gigs for /home and the rest is a swap file. I also have a 1 TB (ext3) and 1.5TB (ext4) hard drive that are also installed, mounted to /Shared_1TB and /Shared_15TBI just installed Ubuntu 9.10 and everything seemed to be fine. I installed all the updates, install the Nvidia proprietary drivers and got my HDMI audio working. I went to try and play a video to see what would happen.... there are no files in /Shared_1TB. It is totally blank. I tried making myself the owner, and while this worked it didn't help anything. I tried unmounting and remounted, however it kept saying it was busy and wouldn't remount it. At this point I was a little panicked, so I threw in a LiveCD and low and behold once I mount it in the LiveCD all my files are there.

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Mar 4, 2010

I live on a property with 3 other units and we all share a cable connection. There's a modem connected to a wireless router (I'll call it the "main" router), which until recently I connected to with an 80' or so long ethernet cable because I don't get a good signal, and all I've got is a desktop anyway. When plugged directly into the main router, I can get very fast download speeds - the fastest I've seen over bittorrent, for example, is about 2.2 Mb/s, and it's over 1 Mb/s most of the time for popular torrents or sites with good bandwidth. A friend with a laptop is staying with me for a month, so I wanted to set up a wireless router in my home, and my desktop needed to be moved to a location where running a wire is kind of awkward, so I planned on using the wireless too.

I don't have a spare proper router with an uplink port laying around, but I did have a spare DSL modem/wireless router combo (which I'll call the "secondary" router) that I used to use at a former residence, and I thought I'd try to use it here. I plugged it into my computer, configured its security settings how I wanted (64-bit WEP) and looked through for settings that seemed like they might pertain to using it in this capacity. I didn't really find any except for something that seemed to turn off its DHCP, which I did. Then I unplugged my computer and plugged in the ethernet cable that runs to the main router (which is a normal ethernet cable, not crossover). I found that this setup does "just work" for the most part - our computers see the signal and can log in and access the internet through the main router's cable connection. However:

1. I can't figure out how to access the secondary router's settings once it's been plugged into the main one, even if I unplug it from the main one. What happens is that as soon as I connect the two routers together, it's almost like the secondary ceases to exist independently until it's settings are purged via the reset button. I plug it's IP address into a browser like usual, and nothing happens (it's an Actiontec whose stock one is and the main router is a Netgear with an IP of

I can log into the main one like normal through a wireless connection to the secondary, though. If I look at "attached devices" in the main router's config, it lists all the client computers in the network, but there's no IP that could be for the router (I'm sure of this). Each computer connected through my secondary router gets assigned its own IP like normal, and port forwarding works without a hitch. Again, this persists until the secondary is reset - after the two routers are connected but until the secondary is reset, there doesn't to be a way into the secondary's config. The security settings are acting as they should, though (ie, you need the secondary's WEP key to log on).

2. Internet download speeds when connected to the secondary over wireless are extremely slow compared to what the connection is capable of (can't seem to top 90 Kb/s) but for some reason the max attainable internet upload speed seems to be about the same as normal (around 200 Kb/s). This is puzzling to me. Back when I was using the secondary router for it's intended purpose as a DSL gateway under XP, I downloaded at around 300 Kb/s all the time with it using the same wireless card I am now, so I know the hardware I have is capable of it. Now both of our wireless cards are getting the same mediocre speeds (seemingly bottlenecked at around 90 Kb/s), even with a full signal (ie, the computer right next to the router).

If we connect to the secondary router with a cable rather than wireless, there's no problem and downloads are really fast (note again though that the max upload speed doesn't seem affected whether wired or wireless, as determined by running internet speed tests in both configurations). Ping times over wireless are also extremely high - ie, 800ms+ even when pinging the main router at

It almost seems like there's something inferior or bottlenecked about the wireless signal the secondary router puts out, but I don't know what that could be or how to change it. (I also don't really understand anything about the setup I created here though, other than that I plugged it in and crossed my fingers and it works for basic, non-bandwidth-intense tasks). basically I'm curious whether there's a way to have normal access to the secondary router's settings in this setup, and whether there's a way to make the bandwidth over wireless less mediocre.

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Sep 21, 2010

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