Ubuntu :: Dual Screens: Need Mirror Image Not Extra Desktop?
Sep 8, 2010
I'm using an Intel chipset GMA4500 and Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome. The monitor configuration tool does not seem to have an option to make the secondary screen a mirror image of the primary screen. It works fine when I connect my TV using HDMI as a second screen, but I want it to be a mirror of the primary, because some apps like Skype will only go "full screen" on the primary display.
Can I download a Linux iso image from a Windows mirror? I don't see any problems, but my IT guy tells me that it just can't happen because a Linux download server uses a different protocol. But, I could be wrong...
In the end, with much gnashing of my teeth, I just started over and created a new 4gb flash. And, as one helper told me, it was truly easier a second go around. Not quick, mind you, but easier Now that I've got my flash somewhat stable, I'd like to know how to make a mirror image 'clone' of this flash to another, just like it. Between my Broadcom drivers, nVidea drivers, updates and flash/java, I've gotten pretty protective of this little flash drive! I've head 'dd' will do it, but, as a newb, is their an application or tool that might make the job easier.
On a galactic scale, I have a very, very minuscule problem, but it is irksome nonetheless. I have a machine running Fedora 12. I have two monitors attached--both 19" flat panels at 1280 x 1024 each. At some point I created a desktop background image that was 2560 x 1024. I guess I'm sort of used to Mac OS X where one can set separate images on each screen (so I'm used to having a right image and a left image).
Anyway, I set the image as my desktop background, and it spanned both screens as expected. I can't tell you for the life of me what setting I had it on (scaled, tiled, etc.). But for some reason, after running a set of updates, my image no longer spans both screens. Instead it is cropped from 2560 x 1024 to 1280 x 1024 and appears the same on BOTH screens. I've tried all five settings in the "Appearance" panel (gnome-appearance-properties). "Scaled" has the image shrunk down to 1280 x 512, and appears on both screens, with bars above and below it.
"Tiled," "Zoom," and "Centered" all have the image as explained earlier--cropped to 1280 x 1024 and appearing the same on both screens."Fill Screen" smushes the image so that it is half as wide but every bit as tall, and displays that on both monitors. Again, I realize this is silly to be considered a "problem," but it USED to appear normally and now I can't get it to anymore. Anyone else experience this or know what the deal is?
how to add packages to an existing Ubuntu ISO or LiveCD (Think like slipstreaming Windows Service Packs into Windows installation CDs, if that helps). I want to add things such as more games or the restricted extras plugins so that I don't have to go get them every time I install the OS on someone's computer, things like that. Not as important, but if it would be possible to remove packages
PS I'm not necessarily looking for a specific version, but I'm currently running 9.10 on one machine and 10.04 (soon to be 10.10) on another. A guide for any Ubuntu distro would be fine though. I'm just as interested in learning the theory of it as I am the actual execution.
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?
At the Get Slackware page at the Slackware website it gives a list of addresses which when I click one of the addresses it redirects to another page with a list of mirror images. Which address and which mirror image do I need to work with Kubuntu 11.04 on my netbook so I can create a USB startup disk? With my connection speed these mirror image downloads take about an hour and a half and I cannot just be guessing which mirror image to download.
I reinstalled and forgot how I added a panel to my second screen, cause when you add a panel you choose left right top or bottom, but no option for second screen... finally I added a new panel, then right click on the new panel> properties, then unchecked "expand" then was able to move the new panel to second monitor, then set to whatever side and recheck "expand" then it sticks to the second screen, then add to panel, and select window list, then all new windows will be shown on the appropriate panel/screen
I have dual monitors that I have set up with two separate X screens with the nVidia control panel. For some reason at times when I move my mouse between the two screens, the cursor will start flickering rapidly between the adjacent edges of the screens and the system will become completely unresponsive, forcing me to do a hard reboot (the keyboard doesn't have a SysRq key).
how Xrandr supports Dual screens. I am attempting to setup Dual Screens on a Ubuntu 10.10 System with an ATI twin head card (DVI + HDMI) Non-mirrored, separate desktops However on connecting a device to the HDMI output - the DVI screen output appears to loose all panels, icons. Only the mouse pointer & desktop background remains.
I believe the output is defaulting from screen 0 to screen 1. I found a solution by creating two devices in xorg.conf and assigning one for each separate screen. BUT this created a new problem of loosing my mouse pointer. how I can get my mouse pointer working or the correct way to setup dual screens.
One computer running F12. NVidia with 2 CRT outputs, and one S-Video/TV output Standard PS2 keyboard and mouse USB (wireless) keyboard and mouse 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.
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
I'm having some issues getting my two monitors (both 1600x900) to work well with Xinerama. The first thing I'm having trouble with is getting 1 wallpaper to span across both monitors..from what I've googled it's sounds like I'm not the first either The 'span' function in the change wallpaper window doesn't do it. The second thing is that I would like the panels to stretch across both monitors well, or at least be able to create another panel on the 2nd monitor which I can't do now.Here's my xorg.conf file:
After installing a second screen and trying dual screens, i never backedup the x11 xorg.config file and recklessy overwrote my settings through that nvidia panel... Now to find that x wont start :(EE) no devices detected Fatal server error: No screens found
how i'd be able to share my xorg.config file with you guys, I am using my ipod now... Anyone knows anything? I tried reconfiguring and didn't work.. How do i share my file so you guys can find the flaw? Or how do i find the flaw myself?
I have my computer set up to use separate x screens for both of my monitors and almost everything works perfectly. With this set up I don't have any problem displaying flash in full screen on either monitor like I had with twinview. I have it set up this way so that I can use my TV to display mythtv and still use my computer monitor to browse the web, etc. The only problem is that I use my iphone with hipporemote to give me a wireless keyboard/mouse. When using twinview this was not a problem as it was just one large desktop spread over two monitors.
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.
So my question is this. Is there a way to assign a hotkey combination to switch the focus of keyboard and mouse that the vnc server is controlling? Or could I set the vnc server to only control one of the two x screens?
with KDE everything works fine (both monitor show their configured displays correctly), however oddly with gnome when i try and setup dual monitor display, i get blank screens on both monitors, however on the display 0 on the left side there is a full column single pixel width green strip. the rest of display 0 and 1 are blank, however my mouse will move around both display correctly.
Setup:Ubuntu 10.04 recently upgraded from 9.10Dell Precision m63004G RAMCore 2 DuoDual Monitor with laptop=screen0 monitor=screen1external mouse and keyboardIssue:In both 9.10 and 10.04 (I am just now trying to solve the issue) the setup works great, but not flawless.External mouse and keyboard work with no issue.The touchpad mouse on the laptop, however, will not switch from screen1 to screen0. It works fine on either screen and will go from screen0 to screen1, just will not return. One has to hook up an external mouse to get the cursor back onto the laptop screen0.
I am trying to get my desktop to stretch across two screens. (for reference, I am using Kubuntu 10.10) When I start up the system, it duplicates whatever is on the primary monitor onto the the secondary. Initially, playing with the options in the GUI I thought I had it figured. Under System Settings < Display and Monitor < Size and Orientation there is an option that lets me set the position of my secondary monitor to the "right of" the primary. However, on restarting the computer, this resets to its initial setting of "clone of" the primary.
So I did a bit of reading and found something I could put in the command line:
Code: xrandr --output DVI-I-2 --right-of DVI-I-1
Which again fixes the problem, but only for that given session. On restart we are back to the same scenario. A bit more reading tells me that putting things in etc/rc.local executes them on start up so I shouldn't have to each time I turn on my computer. Except that putting it in there didn't do anything. While I am reasonably pleased with myself having learned as much as I did in this little exploration (previously, the only command line thing I knew how to use was apt-get), I am feeling pretty frustrated at this point.
Is there somewhere else I should be putting this other than (or in addition to) etc/rc.local? Do I need to put something other than xrandr thing in there to make it execute?
The 'Multiple Screens' tool, aka grandr, is very handy for setting up my dual monitors. But restarting my system restores the monitor setup to the (crummy) default settings. Is there a way to save these settings and make sure they are always applied when the OS boots? Putting these settings in my xorg.conf would be fine, but I'm not sure where or in what form the settings generated by grandr might be located, or if they're at all xorg.conf compatible.
I've installed the drivers from nVidia. When I go into the NVIDIA X Server Settings application, in the X Server Display Configuration setcion, and click the "Configure" button, "TwinView" is disabled. Also, clicking "Detect Displays" doesn't pick up my monitor (which is connected through a port replicator - keyboard and mouse in that port replicator work fine).
Has anyone else seen this? Is this just a limitation of the current nvidia linux drivers?
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) 1280x1024 : Proview PQ-721KP
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
I want to know how to install KDE on Ubuntu and Gnome on Kubuntu. The commands apt-get install ubuntu-desktop apt-get install kubuntu-desktop are not the solution, because they install all distro packages, and I want only the base of desktops KDE and Gnome.
I can install LXDE with apt-get install lxde instead of apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
I can install Xfce with apt-get install xfce4 instead of apt-get install xubuntu-desktop However, I could not do the same with KDE and Gnome.
I have Lucid lynx on my laptop, its been working perfectly for months. Recently been trying to get flash videos on sites to play and came across a 'fix' that said to disable desktop effects, which I did.
That didn't work and afterward found out that adobe flash 10 don't work on 64-bit linux, which is what I have. Tried to re-enable desktop effects to normal but got "cannot load desktop effects" popup.
I've removed nvidia driver, reinstall it, tried to enable desktop effects, didn't work. Ran nvidia-settings which said to run as root nvidia-xconfig and restart X(alt-printscr-k), which I did, it didn't work. I just want my desktop effects back, I had it on extra.
Edit: Forgot to mention that at boot, after grub menu nothing shows. No login screen. I have to add "nomodeset" by pressing e at boot menu and typing it to the boot options to get a dialog to choose restart x which then shows the login screen.
Update: I've been searching all over, tried to install by downloading from nvidia site, didn't work, been rebooting like crazy after every try. Installed a bunch of nvidia files from software center and got hardware drivers to have nvidia current. The driver is activated and in use. However I still can't enable desktop effects and ubuntu doesn't boot normally. After the grub menu it shows the logo for a second then blank screen. I have to boot with nomodeset and choose to restart x or start in low graphics mode.