Ubuntu :: Virtual Box VM And Dual Screens?

Jul 18, 2010

I use multiple screens on my computer in work which is running Ubuntu 10.04 it runs great apart from the VBox VM. I run a windows VM as some apps we use in the office are not compatible with ubuntu and I can't get them running right in wine. In single screen mode I use the VM in 'seamless' mode so the windows start menu just sits on top of the ubuntu panel and I can flip from ubuntu to windows as I please in the same interface (im sure anyone that uses VBox will understand what I mean).

The problem comes when I use a second screen. If I try to run in seamless mode on the main screen it works ok apart from the fact that the windows start menu sits behind the ubuntu panel instead of on top of it. When I move the VM to the second screen I cannot run it in seamless mode at all, if I try the resolution goes hay wire and I only get half the screen (if im lucky). So I just run it in full screen mode which stops me from dragging windows from within the windows VM back to the first screen.

What I want to be able to accomplish is to run the VM in seamless mode on either screen but be able to drag windows accross both screens. Is that at all possible?

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Dec 30, 2010

I am running Kubuntu 10.04 with KDE 4.2.2. I have a problem with "BackingStore", which does not preserve the contents of a window created by another program (actually PAW, producing a histogram). I have created a small xorg.conf, just containing this code:

Section "Device"
Identifier "VMware SVGA"
Driver "vmware"
Option "BackingStore" "true"
EndSection

The contents of the created window is indeed preserved when putting other widows over it and removing them again. This was not the case without the xorg.conf above. Without this file the content covered by another window is not redrawn after shifting the obscuring window.

However, the content is cleared when I switch to different virtual screen and then coming back to the original one. So Backingstore is not working between virtual windows.

In my old 8.04 installation (with KDE 3) everything was fine with the backingstore: Switching between virtual windows did not clear the contents!

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I have three screens. The netbook screen with the extended desktop onto a vga screen and a third screen connected to a usb2vga adaptor.

The extended desktop screens without the usb2vga adaptor works perfectly. I can maximise applications to either screen perfectly without them spreading across both screens. As soon as I connect the third screen via the usb2vga adaptor maximising an application causes it to spread across both screens yet the third usb2vga screen has it's own virtual desktop environment.

I have tried numerous versions of my xorg.conf file that I have generated to incorporate the usb2vga adaptor to make this work and regardless of what xrandr commands I send including changes to the gconf settings nothing seems to solve the issue.

It seems odd that I can create a panel and position it left, right, top or bottom of the second monitor of the extended desktop and it sticks to the screen dimensions yet I can't get any application to do the same when there is a third screen connected through the usb2vga adaptor.

I don't use Compiz, it crashes my system and I don't want separate workspaces I want the extended desktop with the two separate virtual screens to fit on the two separate screens that form part of the extended desktop.

With Xinerama deprecated what other options do I have.

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My setup:

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Sound card w/ Optical SPDIF, and standard analog front/rear outputs

At present, I have CRT-0 connected to a standard monitor that I can get resolutions up to 1920x1440. TV output is connected to a flat panel monitor, with a max resolution of 1024x768. SPDIF audio output connected to TV system, and analog output (front only) connected to destop speakers. Note that the monitor/speakers are in one room, and the TV w/ SPDIF audio is in another, with the USB kbd/mouse.

I can get a cloned twin view set up on both, with the USB kbd & mouse/TV/SPDIF mirroring the monitor/PS2 kbd & mouse/speakers - but only at a max resolution of 1024x768. That by the way needs to be the virtual screen size for the TV. If I want to switch between the two max resolutions (one when using the monitor, the other the TV) I have to edit xorg.conf and change the modes line for the display, then restart the X server.

I would like to have the monitor set up to its max 1920x1440 resolution with a virtual screen size the same, and the TV set up for 1024x768 with that for its virtual screen size. I also would like the separate kbd and mice to operate with the respective screens. Ideally, each screen would be independent of the other - running two different apps on each output, similar to separate workspaces. Is something like this possible? It's a pain to have to re-edit xorg.conf and restart X every time I want to switch from watching TV to working on my monitor.

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Feb 23, 2011

After dowloading and install the latest x64 drivers, i am unable to setup my dual monitors. Everytime i go to CCC > multi display > single display desktop, as soon as i hit Apply the window just disappears. If i go to Monitors and turn the other monitor ON, i get an error popping up saying something along the lines of "required virtual size does not fit"

Card: ATI 4870
Moniors: 24" Dell, 20" Dell
Desktop Env: gnome
Fedora 14 + all updaed

Here is a /var/log/messages

Code:

Feb 23 22:49:38 Fedora kernel: [ 17.704795] [fglrx] Firegl kernel thread PID: 2269
Feb 23 22:49:38 Fedora kernel: [ 17.704846] [fglrx] Firegl kernel thread PID: 2270
Feb 23 22:49:38 Fedora kernel: [ 17.704895] [fglrx] Firegl kernel thread PID: 2271
Feb 23 22:49:38 Fedora kernel: [ 17.705059] [fglrx] IRQ 49 Enabled

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Code:
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However, switching to separate x screens seems to have broken the functionality of the vnc server. When using my physical keyboard and mouse I can just move the cursor off the side of monitor 1 to control monitor 2, however, if I'm connected via vnc the cursor gets "trapped" inside the active monitor. I can interact with each screen as expected but if I want to switch the mouse/keyboard focus to the other monitor I have to go to the computer and move the mouse to the desired monitor, which obviously defeats the purpose of using the iphone as a wireless remote.

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May 28, 2010

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I did set up dual monitors few times on few of my boxes, with 3 video cards :

Radeon 9250 AGP (have 2 of them) - with open source ATI driver
Geforce 6200 PCIE - with nouveau driver

In all cases I connect 2 LCDs. one 1440x900 or 1680x1050 to DVI and one 1280x1024 to VGA (all the cards have DVI and VGA out). The LCDs are the same ones tested with all cards :

1440x900 : Benq FP-92W
1680x1050 : Teac T2005L15 (identified as KTC2002 in xorg)
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Tried on different boxes runnning Arch linux, different kernel / x / drivers / kde versions

Problem is - in all those setups, one monitor allways randomly blanks for a split second and comes back (incl. switching of the backlight, and displaying the "Source : VGA" or "Source : DVI" title as if it was switched off and on)

This happens randomly, but (more pronounced with the ATI cards) related to me clicking on stuff or the display changing (even if the changes are on the second screen)

With the Radeons only the monitor connected to DVI blanks. And the 2 radeons do it in different frequency, one is more often and one less

With the Geforce only the monitor connected to VGA blanks

When I test with 1 monitor (other one disabled in xorg) : Radeons sometimes still do that to DVI monitor but rare (much less than with VGA connected) (VGA monitor never blanks). Geforce does not do it at all and has problem only when 2 monitors are connected

I first thought its a hardware issue (the cards are from junk), but it happens the same with totally different hardware (exceps using same monitors) so i no longer think it is

There is nothing interesting in Xorg.0.log

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Dec 7, 2010

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When the problem started: immediately after running standard update to 2.6.32-26 (this time). Last time, it happened after running a standard update, but that was weeks ago. I did a complete reinstall (three times, including once to 10.1)

My system:
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When I open an application, it's a guessing game which monitor it appears on. Can I control that?

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