Ubuntu Multimedia :: Nvidia Twinview Window Maximize Behavior?

Aug 22, 2010

I have 2 nvidia graphics cards and 3 monitors. One graphicss card is an nvidia 460 and the second one is an nvidia 8400 GS. I'm on Ubuntu lucid 64 bit gnome desktop. I use the nvidia drivers . 2 monitors are connected to the 460 card setup as twinview the last monitor is connected to the 8400 GS set as a separate xscreen.

When I now maximize a window on the 2 monitors which are set as twin view it expands this window gets stretched over both screens. I would like to know how I can set it so that an maximized window get only expands on the current screen in twinview so that I can still move windows from 1 screen to another.

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Ubuntu :: Control Of The Compiz Twinview Maximize Function

Jun 28, 2010

Im running a dual monitor setup in gnome, with the closed nvidia drivers in twinview mode. most of the times i want to be able to maximize windows to a single monitor (this is the default behavior in 10.04 lucid i believe), but sometimes i want to span a window on both screens. compiz doesn't allow windows to resized past screenborders, and gdevilspie wasn't able to get past this.

After a lot of googling and toying around i came up with the following sollution, i'm posting it here so other people can enjoy it as well (and i'll be able to find it again after my next install).

I made a script to switch between the streched mode and the doublescreen mode to use it, you'll have to stop the autodetection of the outputs in compiz. this option is found in compiz config settings manager under general settings > display settings or though the gconf-editor in /apps/compiz/general/screen0/options/detect_outputs

This script switches between the two modes, but you need to edit the resolutions of your monitors! (i have a double 1280x1024 setup)


My way of using this:
1. use the script to switch to the span mode
2. start photo/video edit software
3. work
4. close the software
5. use the script to switch back

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I'm trying to use an external monitor to watch movies on my linux box (kubuntu maverick) but it results always out of sync. TV-out refresh rate is locked as you can see on the image i've attached right here. This is the output of the nvidia-settings query about the variable RefreshRate:

Attribute 'RefreshRate' (DeepBlue:0.0; display device: CRT-0): 60.02 Hz.
'RefreshRate' is an integer attribute.
'RefreshRate' is a read-only attribute.
'RefreshRate' is display device specific.


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May 6, 2010

I recently upgraded to Lucid from Karmic and shortly before the release upgraded from a geforce 8400gs to my geforce GT240 and noticed no difference on Karmic. I read somewhere that the capability of video cards would be applied further with Lucid. Since installing Lucid I've noticed a severely reduced sharpness and severely increased contrast, changing the contrast in X server has no effect. My hardware driver is activated but not in use and no online fix I've attempted has been successful in resolving the issue. Is it possible to use a gt240 on lucid with no hassle and is there any way I can maximize my video cards capabilities?

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Jun 17, 2010

I have no idea what to do to get Twinview to work. I had found a bit of code to paste into the xorg.conf file but after I pasted it in and restarted my computer, but it wouldn't boot up. Whenever I open up the "Monitors" dialog under System>Preferences, it doesn't even see that the second monitor is there! It doesn't matter if I go to the default tool or if I go to nVidia's tool. On the nVidia tool, under X "Server Display Configuration", there is a button "Configure...", when I press it, it asks "How should this display be configured?". The options "Twinview" and "Disabled" are both unselectable and the only one that I can select is "Separate X Screen". It's almost like my computer doesn't know that I have a second monitor plug.

I am running Ubuntu 10.04.

My xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAGP" "1"


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Feb 15, 2010

I frequently watch movies on my computer, but I have two screens. So having something displayed on the other monitor is annoying.

I currently use this to turn off my monitors:

xset dpms force off

I was wondering if there's any way to turn off monitors independently, without having to physically press a button on the monitor, of course.

A program that tells the other monitor to display nothing but black would suffice, but I'd really prefer not to waste the power.

I also have Nvidia TwinView, so applications like grandr aren't aware of both monitors as being independent.

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Oct 12, 2010

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1) Right-click title bar, select "Configure Window Behavior"
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[URL]. [In the screenshot above, you can see "Desktop Effects" pre-selected, but displaying the wrong screen.]. Bug still shows up with a brand new user account with fresh .kde. My searching for other bug reports has turned up nothing, so I'm wondering if this is unique to slackware for whatever reason. I'm running slackware64-current, up to date, with NVIDIA binary drivers.

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I have a GeForce 7200GS graphics card which I've been running in TwinView mode driving 2 IIyama E431S monitors.

I wish to move up to 3 monitors and acquired a USB to VGA adapter but can't get the new monitor to work. I have followed this [URL] and modified the xorg.conf. See below:

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
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Using Compiz window rules I've been able to set a fixed size in some applications (Opera, for example), but whenever I open them, the window automatically opens as maximized. When I un-maximize, it reverts to whatever size it wants, and having to resize my windows all the time is a pain.

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I'm trying to use squeeze + xfce + an nvidia gtx 460. With both the stable and sid nvidia driver, window redrawing in xfce is really slow. This isn't a problem in gnome. An example of this is having man windows open, filling up the screen, and then taking another window and moving it around the screen on top of the other windows - it slides around the screen slowly like those old dvd player screensavers, leaving a long trail in its wake. I'd like to know if anyone has any ideas on how to remedy this. Turning on compositing fixes the problem, but that is not an option for me as xfce's compositing creates massive screen tearing while using vdpau. I should also add that this wasn't an issue when I was using Gentoo and xfce.

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