Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I have twinview up on my computers at home and its working, but the problem is that one of the screens is blowing the images out of proportion. I don't want the images spanned between the two screen but the wallpaper seems to span across the two of them. The main monitor (screen 0) blows all of the images way out and they overlap each other while monitor 1 seems to be working just fine. They are both the size monitors (different brands) and I want both of them to have the same resolution. Monitor 0 is the monitor that was picked up by sax2 and is hooked up through the VGA port on the card. Monitor 1 comes out of the DVI port, goes to a VGA convertor, and then to the monitor. This was not picked up by sax2 so I had to enter in the configuration information for the monitor.
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2005-11-18T21:05:47-0500.
# Version: 4.8
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <email@example.com>, 2002
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (4.8)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
Im using KDE 3.4 and it seems to be only doing it with that one. When I switched over to Gnome it still has the one wallpaper stretched across both screens but Firefox looks normal and not all blown out.
If your only complaint is that kde is stretching your wallpaper, I don't think there is much you can do other than actually using an image editor to create a desktop picture that is the size of both monitors resolution, ie: if you use 1024x768 on each monitor, you need a 2048x768 pixel wallpaper...
I used the same wallpaper for mine, but with the right side a mirror image of the left, but of course you can have two completely different pictures if you want.
Another option is to go to the 'background' panel in the KDE control center and change the image setting from "scaled" (which will stretch an image of any size to the entire size of your monitor(s)) to tiled, which will place the same image in it's proper proportions across on both monitors (assuming your wallpaper is the size of your screen...)
Unfortunately KDE does not yet allow you to specify a wallpaper for each monitor...