-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
When Karmic came along, I upgraded and it was possible for the first time to get a dual monitor display working using only the GUI apps supplied. (I think I used screen resolution) It worked out of the box and took no time whatsoever.
I had a dual monitor set up working with 2 1024 x 768 monitors, with a desktop spanning both, and a background picture doing the same.
The Lucid update has just spectacularly broken this, along with a large number of desktop type changes that were unwanted.
The version of Ubuntu was the usual vanilla, but with enough K stuff installed to make K3b work. The card is a Radeon 9250SE.
Give up and re-install Karmic? Wait for some sort of upgrade to allow either Monitors or Multiple Screens to work - the option to remove cloning is greyed out in one and unticking clone in the other does nothing? Try some other distro?
Does anyone know of a decision to remove any functionality from Lucid that existed in Karmic? Is there any useful background to this that is perhaps not obvious?
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
I have recently upgraded to Lucid with a clean install. I have two NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT cards with 3 21" monitors connected to them (two to card 1, 1 to card 2 although sometimes I plug in my projector so its 2 to both).I previously had Karmic installed and was able to use all three (or four) monitors without any problems. Now, however, Nvidia-settings only recognizes the one GPU. It will only recognize one or the other. If I edit xorg.conf so that Screen0 is on PCI:3 instead of PCI:1 (where my two cards are located) It will switch over to that GPU, but I can not get both to work together at the same time.
I have tried using my old xorg.conf but it does not work. I've tried editing the current xorg to have one monitor running off of each card and it will not work.
I'm trying to get my screen to turn off whenever I lock my screen. I know that in Power Management, there's an option to turn off the screen after a set amount of time, and I know about xset dpms force off, but the former doesn't allow me to turn off the screen from the logout menu, and the latter only turns the screen off for a short amount of time (1 minute or so. The screen just turns back on by itself).
Is there a script I can modify to change what happens when "Lock screen" from the logout menu is selected, or is there a script I can add to the panel to lock the screen and then turn the monitor off (and turning it back on when I shake the mouse or something)?
Upon upgrading from Karmic to Lucid, Everything comes up, seemingly fine. Once logged in to the OS, my three monitors show the desktop wallpaper as well as all the icons on the desktop. A few programs that I have set to autostart do so.
However for some reason, I can only access one of the three monitors. (And not the one with the gnome-panel.) As soon as I drag my mouse from my third monitor onto the one next to it, I loose complete control of it, and it starts dancing all over the place. If I try to drag a window from one screen to the next (using Alt-Left CLick + drag and not moving the mouse onto the other monitor), the the app goes from one side of the working monitor to the other side (like it's wrapping around). Though I can see it on the other monitor for a little bit until I get it far enough for it to wrap.
You know that glitch where your monitor doesn't come back after switching off for power saving? That's gotten WAY worse since switching to Lucid. It used to happen every other day or so, now it happens 2-3 times a day. Songbird used to keep it from switching off on Karmic, but Songbird doesn't work on Lucid so that's out the window.
Also: as similar error happened when restarting after the glitch happened this latest time. Ubuntu started running its routine disk check and I hit C to skip it. The screen went down like it does in the Monitor Sleep glitch. I reset again, it did it again. Eventually, I just let it do the check. This has NEVER happened before.
I got a new monitor for christmas this year and just reinstalled ubuntu (jaunty) not too long ago, like about a month. I finally got around to updating about two or three weeks ago to lucid. Now my monitor and lucid are fighting like some crazed technological married couple. Basically, when I boot, a screen resembling kernel panic comes up for a while, and then normal boot resumes. A box comes up and says "monitor config file is either blank or contained only whitespace". If my computer limps itself along to the desktop, I find that my resolution is stuck on 1900x1080 and the icons that usually exist on my top panel are either gone or moved to the right. Under Preferences > Monitors it says unknown for my monitor, I only have the 1900x1080 option for res and my refresh rate says zero hertz.
Beyond that, my computer seems to enjoy randomly rebooting itself (sometimes even before it reaches the boot options screen) and my monitor has strange streaks/dots running up, down and across it that change when I hit keys or move the mouse, even without changing anything on screen. I know that that's alot of info to sort through but I've tried all sorts of things far and wide trying to fix this. Including screwing with xorg.conf and trying to install the ATI proprietary drivers.
I use an IBM Thinkpad T30 with an ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 graphics card as my work machine, mostly at a desk, using a docking station to link it into a monitor. I upgraded to Lucid last weekend. When using the integral screen on the laptop the graphics have been fine, but when using a monitor I initially got some very poor contrast, brightness and gamma output, described in this bug.
According to the advice in that bug report, I upgraded the kernel, with Kernelcheck automatically updating me to 2.6.35-candela. Now, rather than poor graphics with the monitor it just hangs on the splash screen, displaying the words Ubuntu with the dots underneath.
Reading around, when similar problems have been seen in previous versions of Ubuntu it has been a graphics issue, which fits. One piece of advice I've seen quite commonly is to remove the "quiet splash" from grub, which I've tried but doesn't work. I am tempted to try and work through the different grub commands these guys used to tackle a similar problem with the live CD:
But am a bit reticent as I don't know what they all do.
As an aside, the 2.6.35-candela kernel brings up a bunch of errors on boot, described at the link below, but reading that thread they don't look like they would cause my problem:
I'm having an annoying issue with my display configuration.
Motherboard: MSI 760gm-e51 CPU: AMD Phenom II 955 Quadcore MEM: 8Gbs DDR3 VGA: ATI Radeon HD4850 ATI Radeon 3000 (on board)
All four monitors work fine with two X servers ( 2 monitors each instances) on Ubuntu 9.10 with surroundview enabled in the BIOS. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.4 and all i get is 4 blank screens. when i disable surroundview in the BIOS with PCIE as default display the HD4850 work great. I should add that on both installs i used the latest atalyst 10.4. It seems like there's something wrong with Ubuntu 10.04.
I'm running a fresh 10.04 x86-64 on a thinkpad w500, using the default video driver. The monitor shuts off randomly, sometimes while I'm using it and requires me to trigger sleep mode and waking up to bring back the screen. When it shuts off, everything else seems to be running. (i.e. its not going to sleep) I've turned off screensaver, sleep, hibernation and installed the Caffeine util to no avail.
I would like to add Ubuntu 8.10 as a dual boot option to my Ubuntu 10.04 installation. It is not immediately obvious to me how to do so, because running the CD installation will presumably overwrite Grub2 with Grub (and might not successfully boot 10.04).
How do I install 8.10 without overwriting my Grub2, and then add 8.10 to the Grub2 menu?
Was wondering how to do this. I was trying to do achieve this from looking at different guides, but I haven't had any luck.
I am on a custom PC, with dual screens; one LCD, and one CRT, from which I installed OS X 10.5.6 from a retail DVD.
I installed OS X first, because I needed to format my HDD to use GUID partition table, because you can't install from a retail DVD without using GUID. Once OS X was installed, I partitioned my hard-drive into 4 partitions from the OS X disk utility. These partitions were HFS. I then used the Ubuntu Lucid x64 Live disk to format the 3 nre HFS partitions to use ext4, for two of them, and one swap. I installed Ubuntu as normal.
I re-booted, and GRUB recognized my OS X instillation, so I tried to boot into it. It went into OS X, but with some major problems. My LCD screen was going haywire, but my CRT seemed to be working, but it took on my LCD's screen resolution and place as the main screen.
I thought my OS X instillation was badly damages, so with Ubuntu still installed on the other partitions, I re-installed OS X, which I am on now.
I want to know how to boot back into Ubuntu, while still having the option to boot into OS X.
I have the 32 bit lucid dual booted with win 7, and I wanted to upgrade to the 64 bit lucid. I have the .iso on a jump drive ready to go, BIOS is set to boot from it, now it gets funny. Unless I misunderstand what grub does shouldn't my jump drive show up in the grub menu so that I can select it to boot from? My only options showing are 32 bit lucid and wins 7.
I seem to have a problem connecting to the internet with Ubuntu after dual-booting my new laptop with 10.04. I have a DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card in my new laptop, and I'm not sure what to do to fix this. The other computers I have running Ubuntu are much older and had everything run correctly right after the install.
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?
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.
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.