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I am new to Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.16.0-33-generic kernel. I would like to use a second monitor and have a second desktop projected there (I have read this is know as Twinview).

I installed ARandR and the NVIDIA X Server Settings menu (of which I got only a simplified version) but they do not display an option to activate a second desktop in the other monitor. I just have two screens (my laptop's and the monitor) showing the same. Can anybody please help me to fix this?

  • have you tried settings -> screens ? – lapisdecor Mar 27 '15 at 22:19
  • I did, but there is not an option to configure the two monitors. – Laura Isabel Mar 27 '15 at 23:29
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    Check if you have mirror screens selected. If so, uncheck it. – lapisdecor Mar 28 '15 at 13:39

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