Ubuntu :: Install "swapmonitor-1.1.tar.bz2" To Move Windows From Monitor To Monitor In A Dual Desktop Environment?
May 3, 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'm using Mac as a main machine and Ubuntu Netbook as a secondary. Although synergy gives me a good control over Netbook when it works without external monitor, but when I activate VGA monitor, I can only move around the limited region (details are below).
Phenomenon: Cursor can move in the external monitor's screen. No way to move cursor into the netbook's screen via synergy (it's possible from local touchpad/mouse) In the external monitor's screen, curosor moves only within limited region, which I'm guessing is as large as the size of netbook's screen.
Configuration: Use dual screens (uncheck "Same image in all monitors" in the tool "Monitor" on Ubuntu)
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've been using my laptop with an external LCD monitor attached to it at work (Philips 201E). And at home with a different external monitor (Samsung 2032BW). I have an ATI graphics card (HD3450), with Ati Catalyst drivers enabled and I'm using the Single display desktop (Multi-Desktop) seeting. At work I have the external monitor on the left and laptop on the right, while at home the other way around. So when I switch between the two setups, I just needed to go to Ati Catalyst Control Center, change the order of the displays, change the resolution (Home - 1680x1050, Work - 1440x900), reboot and it was all fine.
But since a while it doesn't work properly anymore:
At home it *still* works fine. At work it doesn't work. Sometimes it works for some reason, after a few resolution/setting changes in ACCC and reboots... it's very strange and annoying. Does anyone have any idea for fixing it? I've uninstalled and reinstalled the ATI restricted drivers and that seemed to make it work initially, but it still works just sometimes. This is my xorg.conf currently:
I've been using my laptop with an external LCD monitor attached to it at work (Philips 201E). And at home with a different external monitor (Samsung 2032BW).I have an ATI graphics card (HD3450), with Ati Catalyst drivers enabled and I'm using the Single display desktop (Multi-Desktop) seeting. At work I have the external monitor on the left and laptop on the right, while at home the other way around. So when I switch between the two setups, I just needed to go to Ati Catalyst Control Center, change the order of the displays, change the resolution (Home - 1680x1050, Work - 1440x900), reboot and it was all fine.
But since a while it doesn't work properly anymore: At home it still works fine. At work it doesn't work. Sometimes it works for some reason, after a few resolution/setting changes in ACCC and reboots... it's very strange and annoying. With the home monitor I can see the whole bootup process on both monitors (laptop + LCD) and it always just works fine. With the work monitor on the external LCD monitor I just see "No video input" until I get to the login screen, then it shows up there as well. But after login it will either:
Im running a wee Aspire One, 1024*600 with an external monitor 1024*768 (maverick desktop edition- 10.10) I have them set up independently, the external is to the right, and above my aspire. I have set this up in the monitors options. But it seems the desktop environment (although not the backgrounds) extend off to the right of my aspire (under the external) and to the left of my external- (above my aspire).
I know that it may be nit-picking, but it is a right pain when I 'loose' stuff on this phantom desktop space. For example- when i move my cursor into one of these spaces- and have to wiggle it about till it pops onto one of the screens. Also- i'd like my screensaver to pop up on both screens, and span them both- not just be repeated on both...
I have 2 monitors. I'm using the Nvidia driver in Twinview Mode on the right side. I can move the cursor from one monitor to the next and I can drag applications between the two. I have multiple activities. And the second monitor selected one of those other activities as the background. I'm not sure how this was chosen, or if I have a choice. Anyone know? Do activities affect what is displayed in a dual monitor setting? As I toggle through the activities, the two monitors change, but never to the same one.
When I open an application, it's a guessing game which monitor it appears on. Can I control that?
I know if one clicks the top left corner of an application they can send it "To Desktop" ("all", "Desktop 1", "Desktop 2", etc). If I could assign "Desktop 1" to monitor 1, and "Desktop 2" to monitor 2, I could then use the "To Desktop".
At a minimum, how does one control where applications open in a dual monitor setting?
I was wondering what is the best package for a desktop computer 64bit, ATI Radeon HD videocard with dual monitor compatibility?Also, I would like to know specs such as an extense forum discussion of the distro and easy dependencies installation such as the yum command.
When ever I install the (recommended) drivers through the "Additional Drivers" interface to run Unity my dual monitor setup does not work. The monitors won't even detect correctly what so ever. Then, when ever I install (more basic?) nVidia drivers through the packet manager, my dual monitors work as planned, but now Unity won't work. What's the deal? Are there any work arounds for this?
I am trying to install nVidia drivers on CentOS 5.4 and it is requiring kernel-source # lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a1)
For the installation of kernel source, I have followed the steps on [URL]. I followed the steps under 2.1 and they worked for me. Now what can be done for the installation of the kernel-source package. When I am trying to install nVidia drivers, I am getting error, following are lines from installation log of Driver.
-> Tagging shared libraries with chcon -t textrel_shlib_t. -> License accepted. -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 185.18.31. -> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site [URL]? (Answer: Yes) -> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site; this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel. -> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc". -> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at [URL]. I want to install driver.
The nVidia Driver I am installing is: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.31-pkg1.run # uname -a Linux harvey 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5PAE #1 SMP Thu May 13 13:48:44 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux Only reason to install the proper driver is to use dual monitor.
have an Nvidia 8400GS installated (one VGA one DVi) and I have two Acer monitors (same size different model) one is attached VGA otehr DVI. The dual graphic seems to work; however, it is MIRRORED! It is not a "spanning" desktop that I would prefer. I tried to install the drive from nvidia but once I try to restart X it won't load and I have to revert back to my backup config which mirrors the desktop on both screens. (I can see myself typing on both screens.
I'm trying to get dual monitors working on a fresh install of debian from the netinst install cd. I did not allow the installer to download any packages and then manually installed xorg gnome-core & gdm using apt-get.
The monitors are plugged into the onboard vga and dvi ports of my motherboard. I believe the chipset is intel.
With a dual-monitor setup, how can I control which monitor gets which id number?
My primary monitor is a 24-incher. Recently I picked up a little 10" flat panel for a project. The dual-monitor setup is mostly working fine, in that I can move windows between the two monitors, change the alignment in Monitor preferences, set resolutions, etc. Unfortunately the little monitor is getting assigned Monitor 0 and the 24" is getting Monitor 1, so the panels are showing up in the wrong place.
I can work around by going into gconf-editor and telling the panels to use Monitor 1, but I'd like a better fix. Changing monitor assignments seems the obvious right way to go, but I could be wrong.
Setup: - Ubuntu 10.10 - Core i3-550 using on-chip graphics - Intel DH55HC with VGA/D-sub, DVI, HDMI - No-name 10" flat panel connected to VGA/D-sub (has VGA only) - Acer 24" flat panel connected on DVI (has VGA and HDMI ports too)
My SWAG is that the system is simply assigning Monitor 0 to the VGA port. The 10" is VGA/D-sub only, so I can't physically swap them to test this (FWIW I did move the 24" to HDMI and the results were the same).
I have 3 monitors from left to right:1: dvi2: vga3: usb displaylinkBy default, the main ubunut screen shows up on the left #1 monitor.I tired swapping these around, ie going 213 but that messes it up. Is there a way to change the main listing|+menus to screen 2, which ius my middle screen? In Windows, this would be called the primary desktop.Secondly, how do I get screen 3 to work. Does it need a displaylink adapter for Linux?
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 installed Karmic on an older PC I had laying around, and the only trouble I am having is with screen resolution. It uses an old ATI chipset (onboard) for video, and it doesn't seem to do EDID correctly, so I can't display anything higher than 800x600. I have tried creating an xorg.conf, but it's still not working. How can I tell Xorg to ignore the fact it can't detect a widescreen monitor and display something larger than 800x600? I noticed the log says the sync's are out of range, but I am not sure how to fix it.
I am now using Ubuntu 9.10. The prob is I am not able to increase the resolution of display. It is showing only 800 x 600 display. While trying to increase the resolution it is showing "Unknown Monitor". So, how can I detect the monitor so I can increase the resolution of my system.
Currently I have two 1920x1080 screens running in Twinview on my Geforce 275 graphics card. Want I want to do is a quick simple way of disabling my secondary monitor when playing video games or using xbmc to watch movies, etc. I've tried a few applets but they require the xandr function which I think Nvidia doesn't support.
Is there a way to disable this quickly other than loading up nvidia-settings and disabling the monitor everytime. I don't really want to use two seperate x sessions and xinerama due to the fact you can't use compositing.
I have persistent video tearing my second monitor (Mitsubushi HDTV). I have tried everything that was suggested with some improvement. I have no issue with tearing if I add the following to my xorg.conf
I'm playing with dual monitors. I have an NVIDIA GT220 set up so that my monitor and my TV are running as extended desktops. Everything is working well enough, but there is one annoying bit I've noticed:
If I'm watching ..... on monitor 1 in fullscreen and working on monitor 2, clicking anything in monitor 2 kills full-screen in monitor 1. Is this something that can be fixed somehow or is it a hardwired "feature"?
I am facing problem with the fresh installation of Fedora 11. (I have moved from Fedora 9). When I try to view videos on ..... or use the Cheese Webcam Booth, I get blurred lines on the screen and I am unable to see any video or pic.
Also I noticed that the when i go to System > Preferences>Display, it shows me UNKOWN MONIOR.
However, if I got to System>Administration>Display and enter the su password, it shows me correct monitor and the graphics driver.
I am not sure if my original is related to the Unknown Monitor.
I also tried to install Nvidia driver but it crashed the xserver and I had remove the driver.
My Monitor is LG 700E and Graphics card is from intel. as I am not able watch any video.
I am having problems getting my external monitor to work. When I plug in the monitor, both the laptop screen and the external monitor go black. When I unplug the monitor, the laptop screen works again. When I startup with the external monitor plugged in, neither screen works or teh computer hangs or something.
I have had the external monitor going on a couple of occasions. I did manage to configure my monitors through System Settings > Display. I turned off the laptop monitor as I just want to use the external. But after rebooting, things didn't work.
I have an external monitor connected to my laptop (extended display). I always drag the Totem player from the laptop screen to external monitor to watch video files. I wonder, if the Totem player can be set to open in the external monitor automatically, everytime I open it?