Ubuntu Networking :: 1 PC, 5 Monitors, 32 Users\ Only Able To Get One PC And Five Monitors?

Sep 18, 2010

I know it can be done, I just need to know what the hardware is called. There is a community center in the area and I might have a chance to help out. Due to not enough funding the center was only able to get One PC and five monitors. What I hope to be able to do ( and know its possible ) is get the hardware to make each monitor is own terminal with keyboard and mouse.

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May 28, 2010

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 laptop with a 1280x800 display and an external 1280x1024 monitor. I'm using 9.04 with openbox. I've done a loooot of online reading about how to get a dual monitor setup using xrandr, and I really don't know what I'm missing here. So here's the deal: I want to have my external monitor on the left of the laptop's display, and of course I want each of them to display different parts of the desktop.

First I set up the right resolution to each one of them (I do it using lxrandr). Typing xrandr -q in a terminal, I get the following:


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Jun 5, 2010

When I plug in my second monitor the 3D cube disappears and I only have the desktop wall thing with a rectangle box from which to select which desktop I want to go to.

I have enabled multi monitor setting in Compiz, tried both one big cube and two separate cube settings but none work.

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Jun 16, 2010

WHY I can't enable my 3rd and 4th monitor on Ubuntu 10.04? Does it have anything to do with xorg? I can easily do it in Windows! In ubuntu ATI control center will recognize the 3rd monitor but DO NOT let me enable it... the same about the video card! I tried to do it manually changing xorg.conf but it totally ignores it! I found this thread: [URL]Does it have anything to do with XRandR? I managed to get the Crossfire working and enable it after put two identical cards. I've tried adding a 3rd card to even try a 4th monitor but it will not let me at ALL... WHY THIS?? I can do it in Windows but I do not want to use Windows! Why do not allow to use more than 2 monitors??? I'm running a clean new installation of Ubuntu 10.04 64bit and I've installed the ubuntu drivers for my video card. I've a double ATI HD 5770 (crossfire) and a third video card in the motherboard (Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3).have 4 monitors, 3 in the crossfire and one in the motherboard. I've managed to do it in windows but in linux I can get max of two monitors working...

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Jun 27, 2010

How do i fullscreen wow across two monitors in ubuntu? I am running ubuntu 10.04 with two 1024x768 lcd monitors running from a Nvidia 9800gt graphics card running in twinview. I ant to maximixe WoW(World of Warcraft)(running under wine) as fullscreen across both screens. The WoW client recognizes a resolution option of 2048x768, but when i apply it, it squeezes it onto one monitor. how to fullscreen across both?

And i have removed the touching sides of the monitor cases so the screens touch directly so it is feasible to play.

also, i am using the latest nvidia drivers

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Dec 28, 2010

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Feb 11, 2011

I have one Dell Ultrasharp U3011 (30", 2560x1600) and one Dell Ultrasharp 2007FP (20", 1600x1200)

When the 2007FP is in landscape mode it matches nearly perfectly in height both pixel and physically wise to the U3011.

See my example picture from my Win 7 dual boot below:

Two Monitors? Ridiculous... by mattlach, on Flickr

The only way I was able to get this to work in Ubuntu was to run two separate X desktops and rotate the 2007FP manually in xorg.conf, and then join them by enabling Xinerama.

Two problems with this solution.

1.) Xinerama is deprecated in favor of Xrandr which I have not been able to make do this.

2.) When using Xinerama Compiz/XGL is disabled, making the desktop feel awfully flat.

Is there any way to avoid this? Is there any way to rotate just one of your displays and maintain Compiz/XGL functionality?

This is on the top computer in my signature.

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Apr 21, 2011

I have an asus p5kpl-cm MB. I plugged in a radeon 9200 pci card. In the bios, I can set up:



This determines which of the 2 displays (pci card or internal graphics on the MB) is the boot display. That determines which comes up with the bios screen and then once booted into ubuntu (10.04), this is the only adapter/monitor seen. The button detect monitors doesn't do anything.

lspci sees both my internal and pci card graphics. So, I can get either to work just fine (auto detected etc.) just not both at the same time.

I've tried all of the 3 above settings, and even when I set it to just igd, lspci still sees both my adapters. It identifies them correctly, and it works perfectly, detecting the monitor and knows the resolutions for each - just not both at the same time.

Does ubuntu know how to automatically configure more than one display w/o doing something else, or must I do something else to get both going together?

$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 10)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)


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Sep 1, 2011

I have connected my Samsung TV to Ubuntu 11.04 via VGA Cable. It all works, but the problem is that on the TV screen its 2 cm to the right.

I don't have an option on the TV like on the monitors to move right or left or Auto adjust.

I have also tired under Monitor in System Settings, No Option and also under nVidia.

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Feb 27, 2010

My graphics card is nvidia geforce 7900 GS. It has two DVI outputs, and I have one monitor plugged into each output. I am running proprietary drivers from nvidia, thus also the `nvidia-settings' tool.

I'm running with the TwinView setting, enabling nice dragging and dropping of windows between the two monitors, but here's the problem:

Only one of my two monitors have the gnome panels at the top and bottom of the screen. I would like the panels to show up on both screens.

how would I go about enabling this?

Bonus Question: Once this is enabled, if possible, would I then somehow also be able to have different virtual desktops be active on each monitor? If so, how?

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Mar 1, 2010

I'm having trouble setting up dual monitors on my HP Pavilion dv7-1020us laptop, with an Nvidia 9600M GT graphics card, and Ubuntu 9.10. I installed Ubuntu via Wubi, on top of Windows 7. I tried this before on the same laptop when I was using Vista and Wubi, and Ubuntu was able to recognize my Graphics card, and install a proprietary driver. I wasn't able to test dual monitors, though. However, now that I'm using W7 and Ubuntu, it cannot use a dual-monitors correctly. It recognizes the monitor, but it only displays a mirror display of my Laptop monitor, not acting as a separate monitor, like I want it to. I tried messing around with the settings in the display menu, but nothing works. I tried downloading linux drivers for my card from Nvidia's site, but the file is in a .run extension, which I don't know how to install. What should I do to get this working?

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Apr 12, 2010

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on an HP laptop with an Intel 82852/82855 GM/GMC Graphics controller. I have a 2nd monitor attached to the VGA port (HP f1703). The problem is that the two screens have different resolutions. the laptop is 1280 x 768 and the other monitor is 1280 x 1024. The xorg.conf file that was created with Xorg -config set both monitors up with 1280 x 1024 resolution so my screen on the laptop looks all "squashed". I have tried to reconfigure it using the Display Preferences dialog but after i re-boot, both screens are unviewable and I have to restore my previous xorg.conf file. I went through the HOWTO: Jaunty Intel Graphics Performance Guide procedure to setup a "safe" configuration but didn't work and I had to restore my "good' xorg.conf file. What do I need to do to setup my two screens with the correct resolutions: 1280 x 768 and 1280 x 1024?

Here is the video portion from my "good" xorg.conf file
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
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Apr 18, 2010

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May 4, 2010

I have a ATI VisionTek 9250 128mb DMS59 PCI video card that I would like to use for dual monitors on Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome. I installed the card and booted the live cd. Both monitors are recognized when I go to the display settings, but when I un-check the mirror box, nothing changes. I am still only getting one monitor. I was previously using 9.10 and it sometimes worked, but not always.

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Aug 11, 2010

Is it possible to run ubuntu with 3 monitors on 2x8400gs? What I have tried: Installed 10.04, enabled latest nvidia drivers. Enabled and arranged each monitor as a separate x window. However, when I did this configuration I couldn't move the programs from the (primary monitor) to the ones plugged to the other 8400gs. What I plan to use ubuntu for:

Mainly work in eclipse, firefox, and evolution. I have no interest in games since this machine is my workstation.

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Aug 11, 2010

I was running Ubuntu fine with 2 monitors, I added another video card and a 3rd monitor, and now it only shows up on one. All 3 work fine when I boot to Windows 7.

Can Ubuntu do all 3 or not?

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Oct 1, 2010

I use Kubuntu 10.04. I want to use multiple monitors in an extended way. When i connect a monitor to my laptop, i get the same desktop view on both monitors. When i go to system settings - display - multiple monitors, i see the message: "This module is only for configuring systems with a single desktop spread across multiple monitors. You do not appear to have this configuration".

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Oct 23, 2010

I just got a new comp and trying to get a tri-monitor setup working. I have a 460 GTX which has 2 dvi & 1 mini hdmi and only 2 of those will work at a time (2xdvi or 1xdvi 1xhdmi) So while in the Nvidia control panel I select the 2 as separate x-screen but the 3rd wont allow that option. When I activate the Xinerama it doesn't seem to make any difference.

EDIT: Also the only way to get the 3 showing up in the control panel is to set 2 as separate x screen and 1 as twin view...But when I hit apply it says: Failed to set MetaMode (1) 'DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select @1920x1080 +0+0' (Mode 1920x1080, id: 0) on X screen 0.

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Oct 23, 2010

I just downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and installed it today. I was just wondering, does Ubuntu support dual monitors? I tried looking through the settings in Ubuntu but I couldnt figure it out.

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Ubuntu :: X11 Configuration For Dual Monitors?

Nov 1, 2010

I have a brand new installation of Ubuntu 10.10. I'm using a GeForce 8600GT graphics chipset. I have two monitors, and my goal here is to have them both working under Ubuntu in their full resolutions, and I've not had any luck with this yet. I've got a Viewsonic VE155s with a native resolution of 1024x768, and a Chimei CMV 221D with a native resolution of 1680x1050. When I first installed Ubuntu, both monitors were working, and the VE155s was working in its native resolution of 1024x768, but the CMV221D was stuck in 640x480.

The Nvidia video configuration utility was not identifying the latter monitor - it only reported it as DFP-0, and doesn't allow any resolution above 640x480 to be set. The mechanism (which has a name which I don't recall) which allows the OS to interrogate the monitor's firmware to find out the monitor manufacturer, model and accepted resolutions and frequencies to use does not seem to have worked. (I previously had the Nvidia driver installed, but I've since switched back to the default open source vesa driver. I won't use the closed Nvidia driver if I don't need to, but if I need to use it to get acceptable performance from this hardware than I will.)

So I did a little bit of reading and I did some hacking of xorg.conf. Previously I had the 15" monitor working in 1024x768 and the 22"
monitor working in 640x480. Now I've got the 22" monitor working in 1680x1050 as desired, and the 15" monitor not working at all. Here's a copy of my xorg.conf. For the sake of brevity I have not included the unnecessary bits such as input devices.


Section "Device"
Identifier "NVidia"
#Driver "nvidia"


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Dec 10, 2010

I had a dual monitor setup going for a while, then one monitor broke, and I dropped back down to one. In some ways, the computer seems to have noticed this. I have an NVIDIA card and the NVIDIA drivers, and in NVIDIA X Server Settings it shows only one display. I had it configured in the Xinerama fashion, two continuous desktops side by side.

However, my desktop is still drawn as though there are two monitors, the result being that I can only see half. This is easily apparent when I zoom out to the desktop cube. It wouldn't be much of a serious problem, except for some reason, several important applications I use for work are popping up messages on the part of the desktop that I can't access. I installed the latest NVIDIA drivers,driver reset might prompt whatever the problem is to go away (and it's good to do that regularly anyways) but no dice.

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Jan 24, 2011

I'm trying to set up my monitor and tv for dual display but I'm having some problems. I want them to display the same thing so I've enabled twinview and I figured the second display position should be set as clone but when I save xorg and restart the x server the position reverts to absolute. Anyway, the monitor is set as the primary display and it's the one I'm having problems with. The tv is fine but the monitor's display is stretched off the screen so I can't see the far right or bottom of the screen. I'm very new to linux and I'm just finding my feet so if there's any other info needed you'll probably have to be very specific.

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Ubuntu :: Compiz With Two Monitors Without TwinView?

Feb 4, 2011

Here is my question:

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 (32bit) on an HP compaq nc6400 laptop (internal display is 1280x800, graphics card is an Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express) which I am using in three situations: In my office: external monitor (1280x1024), laptop in docking station with lid closed At home/on travel: as it is, without any external monitor When giving lectures: with projector (1024x786), lid open, same output on projector and internal display As you see, I either want one output device only or both showing the same output. Additionally, I want to run compiz. My problem is that, whenever I (1) connect an external display or (2) when I press the Fn+F4 key to change displays or (3) sometimes even when I open/close the laptop's lid, the system at some point switches to TwinView which seems not to work with compiz on my system. The effect is that compiz is deactivated. When I want to have it back, I have to open the appearance settings and change to extra visual effects again. Unfortunately, that reverts compiz to default settings and I have to adjust my compiz settings again. note that compiz works properly in all three situations I listed above. The problem is "only" that, at some point, it switches to TwinView.

Is there a way to tell X or compiz NEVER TO CHANGE TO TWINVIEW?

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Mar 23, 2011

The problem is that I don't have NVIDIA graphics card These are my HP ProBook 4510s Laptop's specification: [URL] And I think my built-in graphics card is Mobile Intel´┐Ż 4500MHD Did anyone Dual Monitor with this Laptop or knows how to Dual Monitor with it?

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Apr 18, 2011

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Apr 29, 2011

I've installed this new Ubuntu 11.04 and I must say its horrible. Not because of the "Unity", but lack of support for multiple monitors. They work in "Gnome Classic", but the problem is there is many bugs. First bug is that any windows I open do not have borders or title bars, and only open in top left corner of the screen. On top of that, I can't type anything in those opened screens like when I open terminal for example. Second bug is that I can't add any new items to panels on other separate screens. As soon as I try to add anything, I get the following errors. "Indicator Applet Complete" has quit unexpectedly. So 11.04 failed for me I'm afraid. At this point I can't use it. This is very said because I was looking forward in running new version of Ubuntu. Its very strange that Ubuntu programmers don't have multiple screens by now to test ubuntu properly. As for Unity, nothing to talk about there. Its pure "Vista" style like screw up. It only works well on laptop or single monitor. I guess all I can do now, is wait again for 11.10 and hope all bugs will be fixed by then to support multiple monitors like 10.10 does now. Also, this will teach me installing new ubuntu version every six months LOL With all the bugs new ubuntu version comes out .04 releases is not worth it. Better wait at least in till .04.1 comes or even .10 versions. fix "Gnome Classic" so it will support multiple screens again. I think its something to do with Compiz, because windows decorations is not working on separate screens.

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May 1, 2011

Upgraded laptop to 11.04 last night, and it worked great. Unity was pretty good. But upgraded my dual-monitor desktop earlier today, and realized the laptop's single screen of limited resolution was the reason it was working well.

On my desktop, Unity is giving me headaches. First, after upgrade, it appeared on the left-edge of the right monitor (IE, it was centered across the width of the screens). Managed to change my primary screen via instructions on [URL] and now it's more sensibly on the left edge of left screen.

Trouble is, now, I've got 3000-odd pixels between edges. Previously I had a dock along the bottom, and Compiz Scale and Gnome-Do summoned on the screen I was working on. Now everything seems to be so focused on the left screen that the utility of the right screen is severely limited.

What I'm hoping to learn is

1) Is it possible to put the Unity menu along the bottom of a given screen rather than left of a given screen? (Mac/Windows/KDE-style docks)

2) Is it possible to have 2 unity menus, one on left-side-of-left and the other on right-side-of-right?

3) Any other strategies for working with multiple monitors in Unity?

Not really interested in being the Luddite sticking with Ubuntu Classic if it can be helped. Really like global menus (and mirrored global menus at that! Better than OSX) and the repeated indicators on both screens is really useful. Much rather get Unity working well than jumping ship.

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Jun 21, 2011

Did a new install with a system that worked well on 10, with Xinerama. I have nvidia 9500 GT cards, but I dont think its driver related. Screen 0 is the center Screen 2 is to the right And Screen 3 is to the left.. When Xinerama is disabled things work flawlessly, but not using Xinerama is a killer to me. The nvidia configuration utility generates the following xorg.conf when Xinerama is disabled. It gets the locations right and the mouse moves correctly between screens.


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Jun 21, 2011

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Jul 22, 2011

I'm not new to this distro or the forum I only decided to register today seeing as I actually do have a problem and need help because I can't work it out myself. I'm currently trying to get my 3-monitor set-up to work with Natty but I just can't get it to work. I can get 2 of my monitors to work fine in twin-view, and I can move windows between them, but I want to be able to move windows between all three of them. Now, I've tried many different configurations, I've tried making them all Seperate X's, but that didn't work as only two of them turned on and it was like Xorg crashed because Ubuntu would login, but nothing would come up after that it was just like the default Ubuntu wallpaper with no launcher, or desktop or even management. I tried ctrl+alt+f2 to try bring up terminal but that never worked either. i then tried using 2 monitors in twin-view and 1 as a seperate X, but that didn't work either as the same problem happened when I made them seperate X's.


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