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I have an Asus 22" widescreen monitor with resolution: 1680x1050, and another Samsung 19" with resolution: 1280*1024. I use my Asus as primary display, and want to use my Samsung monitor as streched desktop, but when I activate the secondary display, it works only in twinview mode (it works correct). But when I try to use it in separate X mode, in different resolution, all the things (Unity launcher, gnome panel (top bar), and window borders) missing. If I restart the system (only reset works) the login screen appears, but can't login, because the loginscreen freezes after typing password and hitting enter. I can login with Ubuntu 2D. Without closed nVidia drivers the extended desktop mode works correct (under display menu). Is there any way to make it work? What did i wrong? I'm using nVidia 9600GT in my system, with Ubuntu 11.10.

Thanks in advance.

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi Nov 15 '11 at 22:52

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This is a bug – Marco Ceppi Nov 15 '11 at 22:52
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Somehow, I experience the same. But using "Twinview" option does the opposite (extended).

Give this a try and if this is the case, then nVidia has something to do with this. Or is it an Ubuntu related issue?

Here you can see my nvidia-settings monitors arrangement with the "Twinview" configured but as you can notice in the screenshot, my desktop is extended.

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BTW: I don't know how can this be fixed or if possible. But it works this way and it is good for me.

Good luck!

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Thank you for the answer. I wonder if it works at different resolutions. I'll give a try again, but i've noticed, with Twinview option switched on, i have Unity menu on each screen, and top menu as well, looks like i'm having clone mode switched. – kriszpontaz Oct 24 '11 at 18:11
Reinstalled closed drivers, and it seems to work with your workaround. Thank you. (I have two top menus each screen, this is a little bit weird.) – kriszpontaz Oct 24 '11 at 18:48

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