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Dual monitors - I'm almost there, but my mouse cant cross the divide

I'm having a very strange problem with the open-source radeon drivers. In a valiant attempt to set up dual monitors on ubuntu, I have A) Used to open source to no avail (Mirrored Displays) B) ...
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How are separate x screens supposed to work (probable problem)

I just recently re-installed Ubuntu (went from 11.10 32bit to 11.10 64bit) and got a new monitor and video card (nvidia, vga and hdmi outputs). So, since I have two monitors connected to the computer, ...
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Dual monitors on ubuntu 11.10

I checked solution from other question but after entering NVidia settings>X Server Display Configuration I get: Unable to load X Server Display Configuration page: Failed to query NoScanout ...
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How can I use two video cards to power three screens?

I have two Radeon 6450 graphics cards in my computer, with three screens. Only the screens plugged into the first graphics card are recognized and configurable in the displays setting panel. How can ...
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How to specify where windows will open when using two monitors [duplicate]

I'm connecting my TV to my Dell Vostro V131 Ubuntu 11.10 via HDMI. I'm trying to figure out how to determine on which display new windows will open. I've searched for an answer for a week now and i ...
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1answer
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Dual monitor setup on 11.10 without Xinerama AMD/ATI prop. drivers series Radeon 9800

I noticed that using ATI/AMD Radeon 9800 series card and enabling dual monitors with Xinerama, video 3D acceleration doesn't work any more. So I disabled Xinerama and 3D acceleration is back. However, ...
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How to install a NVIDIA driver for 11.10 [duplicate]

I have a Thinkpad T61p with Quadro FX570M. I just installed the Ubuntu 11.10. I have tried to download the driver LINUX DISPLAY DRIVER - X86 version 295.20 from NVIDIA, but I do not manage to install ...
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Dual nVidia GPUs (3 monitors) not working in 11.10

after searching I have not found a solution. I have 2 nvidia quadro 295 cards with 3 monitors but I can not extend twinview across multiple GPUs. I have the most recent nvidia proprietary drivers ...
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806 views

How do I fix dragging items between two monitors?

I have two monitors set up using Nvidia Twinview on Ubuntu 11.10. When I drag something (a file, a link on a website, select text, etc.), my right-hand monitor screws up. Usually the screen shifts up ...
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0answers
535 views

Gnome shell with multi-device and multiple monitors [closed]

I have two radeon 4850 HD with a crossfire link, with two monitors attached to each card. How do I configure xrandr to treat this as one big desktop? I've had all 4 monitors working with ximerama, but ...
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672 views

ATI card dual monitor not working [closed]

EDIT: the setup which it stays at is the last one, Multi-display desktop with display(s) 2. This is the problem: with an ATI videocard, I set up dual monitor with the driver's own program. However, ...
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1answer
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Can T520+Bumblebee run an external monitor via DisplayPort?

Using 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10 and integrated (Intel) graphics, I can run the 1600x900 laptop display plus a 1600x1200 external monitor connected to the VGA adapter. But my external monitor is 1920x1200 ...
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1answer
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Wallpaper always tiled on one screen with dual monitors

It seems like there is a bug in gnome-shell. It's just impossible for me to add a wallpaper that will be spanned on boths screens. It's either spanned on the first and tiled on the second screen or ...
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1answer
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Extended desktop (dual widescreen monitors)

I upgraded recently to Ubuntu 11.10 from 10.04. I have twin Samsung 19" Syncmasters that run natively on 1680x1050, one to the DVI1 and one to the VGA1 output of my fixed dual-head integrated Intel ...
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0answers
430 views

Why can't I run dual monitors in widescreen mode at the same time? [closed]

I have a widescreen laptop, and a Viewsonic widescreen monitor. For some reason, I cannot have both of them running in widescreen mode at the same. In other words, if I have my Laptop in widescreen, ...
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2answers
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How to change screen output to HDMI, when laptop screen is broken?

My laptop (Samsung N510) screen is broken and I've recently tried to install ubuntu 11.10. I'm planning to use the laptop with HDMI connected to my TV. While installing from a USB stick, both laptop ...
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1answer
553 views

How do I fix 11.10 GUI?

This happens in both gnome and Ubuntu. I can log in just fine. But nothing loads. All I see is my background. This happend after I was trying to get my dual screens configured correctly.
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2answers
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Nvidia VGA and Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 and it used the default settings and vga driver: unknown both screens sere working regardless of the errors of turning the laptop's off then both go off forever! So I ...
3
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1answer
550 views

How to show opened windows in the panel seperately on multiple monitors?

As mentioned in the title, how to show opened windows in the panel seperately on multiple monitors? Illustration: I have 2 screens. What I'm trying to achieve is this: Let's say I have Firefox ...
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1answer
585 views

Notifications go crazy when using dual monitors with an ATI Radeon

When you configure the system with dual monitor xinerama, everything works fine exept the notification area, goes crazy when I try to raise or lower the volume for example that flashes across the ...
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3answers
938 views

Why is there a maximum hardware limit of 2048 pixels with multiple monitors

As seen in the image, trying to have the 2 displays side by side creates this problem. There is a 2048x2048 box limit. My question is, what creates this limit and why. What would happen if I try ...
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1answer
991 views

Why can't I get my Nvidia 560 Ti to work with dual monitors?

Installation method: Downloaded 11.10 iso and installed to USB stick with no persistent area, Ran Ubuntu from the USB stick to check hardware compatability, Used the desktop icon to run installer ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 11.10 won't detect my second monitor

When Ubuntu boots, the second monitor mirrors my other monitor, but when the login screen pops up, the monitor doesn't get any signal from my computer. When I go to monitor setup, it is not detected. ...
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1answer
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UBUNTU 11.10 extend screen problem

I used to extend my screen with absolutely no issues on 11.04 but now i'm only able to mirror displays, the error I am getting when I try to extend screen is this: Please help me out with this ! ...
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680 views

How to setup dual monitors on 11.10 with 3D acceleration on ATI card? [closed]

This question has been mentioned indirectly alot on the website, but there has always lacked: a complete solution an up-to-date approach a solution matching my situation (which might be common) So ...
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3answers
357 views

Can I divide a monitor so that windows only open to 1/2 of the monitor width? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set a launcher to start an application in a specific desktop Background: I have just installed two 24" monitors, but this question is about the behavior of ...
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1answer
4k views

Can I get external monitors connected to docking station to work with my Lenovo T420s?

I have a new Lenovo T420s with Nvidia 4200M + Intel HD 3000 graphics cards. When I attach the laptop and monitors to the docking station, nothing happens - the monitors are not recognized. What I ...
2
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1answer
493 views

When I tried the Live CD, my multiple monitor setup worked. After I installed, it didn't. What gives?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 x64, after making sure I could use my 2-monitor setup with the Live CD, but now Ubuntu cannot detect both my monitors. I've tried both of the Additional Drivers that ...
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1answer
340 views

Monitor settings always showup on secondary monitor. How to fix?

I am using a secondary monitor connected to my laptop's VGA output. However, many app popup dialogs, including Ubuntu's display settings show up on that secondary monitor. This is very annoying ...
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2answers
8k views

rotating screen 90 degrees clockwise

Just got a new computer loaded with NVidia GForce N430, and installed a fresh new Ubuntu 11.10 amd64. I also enabled nvidia drivers using "additional drivers" apt, and all is working fine in "normal" ...
4
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1answer
133 views

How can I configure 2 video cards to use on 3 monitors? [closed]

How can I configure 2 video card and 3 monitor to use? I am using 11.10 x64. One of the cards is a GF8600GTS and the other is a GF8400GS.
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2answers
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Can I set dual external monitors on Thinkpad X220?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on Thinkpad X220. Browsing through ThinkWiki pages I stumbled upon this information: Multiple monitors Configuring an extended desktop over two monitors led to ...
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2answers
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Graphics card recommendation for dual-HD output?

I'm wanting a dual HD monitor desktop. Desktop system with two monitor outputs (1920x1080 and 1920x1200) side-by-side, displaying one X screen (Xinerama, TwinView, XRandR, whatever works). Will be ...
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1answer
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X server display configuration page will not load

The X Server Display Configuration Page will not load due to "failed to query NoScanout for screen 0". So, the Display Control Panel in System Settings does not recognize that the second monitor ...
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0answers
210 views

Some applications always open on the secondary screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual monitor applications opening on wrong monitor I have a dual screen setup. Some applications always open on my secondary screen. How can I fix this behavior? In ...
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1answer
2k views

LightDM resolution when using two monitors

My two monitors run on different resolutions (laptop 1440x900, HDMI 1920x1080). I set them up as an extended desktop and they work just fine However, while logging in, the greeter appears to be set ...
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2answers
686 views

Modal popup showing on the wrong monitor

On Ubuntu 11.10, I'm seeing modals from many applications show up on a different monitor from their parent application. In this example, Firefox, the application on the right most monitor, has popped ...
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0answers
235 views

How would you set the default wallpaper zoom type for multiple monitors? [closed]

I am using two Dell 17" monitors and have them set up fine. Its just that when ever I change the wallpaper, the default setting is "zoom" but what I want is "span" because I have two monitors. Is ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Dual Screen notifications

I just finished upgrading from 10.04.3 LTS to 11.10. On 10.04 whenever I got a message on Pidgin or Skype a notification would drop down from the time area with a preview of that message. I am using ...
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0answers
709 views

Upgrade To 11.10 - Issue With Quad Monitors [closed]

I am having issues setting up my machine to use quad monitors. This was all working fine in 11.04 but since upgrading I have had no luck getting the configuration to work. If I use the same xorg.conf ...
5
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4answers
21k views

Dual monitors not working with an Nvidia card

Even my main monitor is shown as unknown. I have tried setting up dual monitors using Nvidia settings with no joy however it does recognize that I have 2 monitors. This was not an issue in 11.04. My ...
21
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1answer
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The selected configuration for displays could not be applied

Just installed 11.10 64bit and followed this guide to install the latest drivers for my Radeon HD 4870. I have a 24" and a 17" side by side. The larger screen is turned on by default, but the smaller ...
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3answers
844 views

No dual screens on an Asus m4A89 GTD Pro

I'm having an issue getting dual monitors working for Kubuntu 11.10. I have Asus m4A89 GTD pro/USB3 mother board with integrated Ati HD4290 graphics chip. When I try to enable multiple monitors ...
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1answer
868 views

How do I put the top panel on an external monitor in GNOME3?

In Gnome 3, i would like to put the top panel on my external monitor in Ubuntu 11.10. How do i do this?
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1answer
1k views

How do I get my ATI 6670 graphics card to work?

I had Ubuntu 11.10 working absolutely fine with my previous (ATI 4870) card and 2 monitors. Unfortunately, after replacing this card with the ATI 6670 and 3 monitors, I've been struggling with getting ...
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0answers
665 views

Gnome-shell doesn't start with three monitors and two graphic cards [closed]

I had a nvidia gtx 210 (pci-e 16x) running with 2 monitors, official nvidia drivers and gnome-shell. After that, i wanted to add a third monitor, so i added a second nvidia gtx 210 (pci-e 1x) to my pc ...
5
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2answers
3k views

Can't set a higher screen resolution in a external display in a Dell Mini 10v laptop

I have a 22'' display from HP (w2207h) connected to my laptop (a Dell Mini 10v or 1011) through a VGA switch (a share this screen with a desktop computer and a Nintendo Wii). My problem is that I ...
2
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1answer
4k views

Dell Latitude E6420 multiple-monitors not working

Has anybody managed to use a Dell Latitude E6420 with Ubuntu 11.10 64bit installed on it with dual monitors? I could not get it working. I have the notebook plugged into the docking station with two ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Correct settings for nVidia current driver to make work dual monitor setup as extended desktop (not twinview) [closed]

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 ...
1
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1answer
4k views

External monitor via HDMI doesn't work with an Envy 14 with HD5000M ATi [closed]

I have a peculiar problem with the HDMi connection on my HP -Envy. Here are the instructions i followed. Installed 11.10 Uninstalled fglrx proprietary drivers. Followed methods this. ...