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I'm thinking about using knoppix 7.2 as a partitioned os, but I am using dual monitors. My problem is that knoppix is mirroring the monitors. They both display the same thing mouse patterns and such. I tried looking in the monitor settings to adjust this but when I opened it there was now way to separate the two. I was only able to adjust their resolutions. Can knoppix run more than one monitor without mirroring it, and if so how? I tried to use:
'xrandr -q' and then 'xrandr --output VGA-0 --right-of DVI-0'
but I have to change the script to '--output DVI-1 --right DVI-2'
This only allows me to change the screen resolutions not seperate them, they are still mirrored.
I am using a intel i7 chip and a nvidia 460v2 video card and the VGA is not an option on my system. I only have 2 DVI ports and a HDMi port.
I have only been using knoppix on a live dvd at the moment. I don't want to install something that is not what I want. So if knoppix cannot use dual monitors then I will continue to search and try out different distros.
I know knoppix is for recovery, but it works on my system and is really quite small. Plus it has a cool desktop.
What I like about knoppix is that it works so smoothly, very smothly. I know that sometimes it can be a bit complicated for newbies to use, but at the same time it's emersion that teaches the best in my opinion, just like any other language. In the past 2 years I have just been looking around and dabling here and there to get the feel for using a pc, before that I had had 0 experience. Now I would like to pull up a seat and get into the meat of it, all or none I say. I have used other distros and like them, but with knoppix you can really mess it up fast and with only a few key strokes. It's a good teacher.
As for my video card it does great for running dual monitors, I am just having a problem with it on knoppix. I keep getting mirrored displays. I am pretty good at searching for solutions on the net now, but what I found and tried is the only solution that I can locate, and it didn't work. I would like not to have to purchase hardware.
Last edited by jonnynitro138; 09-29-2013 at 02:42 PM.
Thank you, the nvidia driver cleaned up the problem. I now have dual monitors working nicely. Cube desktop is crazy. It's very disorientating, so I turned it off.
Again thank you for your assistance.