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Old 07-24-2008, 03:34 PM
"Greg Lindstrom"
 
Default Configuring Dual Screens

Hello,

I have decided to convert my machine at work to Ubuntu (I have run
Ubuntu on my laptop for over a year and have been wanting to make the
change for a while).

I have 2 Hanns-G 19" monitors and a ATI Radeon 7k graphics card in my
system. I went to "Screen Resolution" and noticed the two monitors
represented in the screen, then unchecked "clone screen" and turned
off my second screen. This worked fine. I cannot, however, get my
second screen to work. I thought I would be able to turn it "on" with
the same resolution and refresh rate as the primary screen, but it
just won't work. I can set it as a clone and both screens show the
same information.

I have read through various posts on the matter and see that many
people go into their xorg.conf file to set up monitors, screens, and
devices. Is that still necessary with 8.04? I'm thinking since I see
the screens represented in the GUI I should be able to do this without
editing files (I'm OK with editing them, I just want to find out if
it's still required). If I have to edit files, how do I find out the
values to use in the "device" section for my particular monitors and
video card?

Thanks for your time and attention,

--greg

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Old 07-24-2008, 06:23 PM
Alain Muls
 
Default Configuring Dual Screens

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Hello,

I have decided to convert my machine at work to Ubuntu (I have run
Ubuntu on my laptop for over a year and have been wanting to make the
change for a while).

I have 2 Hanns-G 19" monitors and a ATI Radeon 7k graphics card in my
system. I went to "Screen Resolution" and noticed the two monitors
represented in the screen, then unchecked "clone screen" and turned
off my second screen. This worked fine. I cannot, however, get my
second screen to work. I thought I would be able to turn it "on" with
the same resolution and refresh rate as the primary screen, but it
just won't work. I can set it as a clone and both screens show the
same information.

I have read through various posts on the matter and see that many
people go into their xorg.conf file to set up monitors, screens, and
devices. Is that still necessary with 8.04? I'm thinking since I see
the screens represented in the GUI I should be able to do this without
editing files (I'm OK with editing them, I just want to find out if
it's still required). If I have to edit files, how do I find out the
values to use in the "device" section for my particular monitors and
video card?


Hi

I have a somewhat similat question.
At work, I have a LCD which I want to use as second screen. Its
resolution differs from the LCD panel of my laptop. I want to use both
screens, not one cloning the other, but both with different information
(screens) and with different resolutions.


At Home, I want to use the portable obviously without the second screen.
I do not want to mv/cp over each time a xorg.conf file.


How does one do this in 8.04?

Tx/Alain

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Old 07-24-2008, 07:50 PM
NoOp
 
Default Configuring Dual Screens

On 07/24/2008 08:34 AM, Greg Lindstrom wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have decided to convert my machine at work to Ubuntu (I have run
> Ubuntu on my laptop for over a year and have been wanting to make the
> change for a while).
>
> I have 2 Hanns-G 19" monitors and a ATI Radeon 7k graphics card in my
> system. I went to "Screen Resolution" and noticed the two monitors
> represented in the screen, then unchecked "clone screen" and turned
> off my second screen. This worked fine. I cannot, however, get my
> second screen to work. I thought I would be able to turn it "on" with
> the same resolution and refresh rate as the primary screen, but it
> just won't work. I can set it as a clone and both screens show the
> same information.
>
> I have read through various posts on the matter and see that many
> people go into their xorg.conf file to set up monitors, screens, and
> devices. Is that still necessary with 8.04? I'm thinking since I see
> the screens represented in the GUI I should be able to do this without
> editing files (I'm OK with editing them, I just want to find out if
> it's still required). If I have to edit files, how do I find out the
> values to use in the "device" section for my particular monitors and
> video card?
>
> Thanks for your time and attention,
>
> --greg
>

Perhaps this will help:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config

You can also try Alt-F2 and enter: gksu displayconfig-gkt
and use that to try setting them both again. Note: displayconfig-gkt is
hidden in your Applications menu in Hardy; you can revive it by
right-clicking Applications|Edit Menus|Other and then tick the box next
to "Screens and Graphics".



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Old 07-24-2008, 08:16 PM
"Greg Lindstrom"
 
Default Configuring Dual Screens

> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:50:03 -0700
> From: NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: Configuring Dual Screens
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
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>
> On 07/24/2008 08:34 AM, Greg Lindstrom wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have decided to convert my machine at work to Ubuntu (I have run
>> Ubuntu on my laptop for over a year and have been wanting to make the
>> change for a while).
>>
>> I have 2 Hanns-G 19" monitors and a ATI Radeon 7k graphics card in my
>> system. I went to "Screen Resolution" and noticed the two monitors
>> represented in the screen, then unchecked "clone screen" and turned
>> off my second screen. This worked fine. I cannot, however, get my
>> second screen to work. I thought I would be able to turn it "on" with
>> the same resolution and refresh rate as the primary screen, but it
>> just won't work. I can set it as a clone and both screens show the
>> same information.
>>
>> I have read through various posts on the matter and see that many
>> people go into their xorg.conf file to set up monitors, screens, and
>> devices. Is that still necessary with 8.04? I'm thinking since I see
>> the screens represented in the GUI I should be able to do this without
>> editing files (I'm OK with editing them, I just want to find out if
>> it's still required). If I have to edit files, how do I find out the
>> values to use in the "device" section for my particular monitors and
>> video card?
>>
>> Thanks for your time and attention,
>>
>> --greg
>>
>
> Perhaps this will help:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config
>

That worked like a champ! Thank-you.
--greg

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