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Old 07-31-2007, 04:20 AM   #1
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How to configure extended desktop in Ubuntu


I was just wondering how to configure an extended desktop. Like, is there a certain program I need, or something?

Last time, I just plugged in the monitor I wanted it to extend to and that screwed up the xserver, and I had to reinstall linux. :\.
 
Old 07-31-2007, 05:51 AM   #2
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You supply no details of your distro, or hardware: So you are not going to get much useful help.
What you (probably) want to achieve is possibe with some nvidia graphics cards.
Google for twinview
 
Old 08-01-2007, 04:07 PM   #3
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Well, its Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, and I have Gnome installed and configured as the primary, with KDE, and Xfce as well.

And as for hardware, I have a laptop. Its gateway and its old.
But to be specific: my video card is an ATI Radeon Mobility M6.

If that at all helps anyone.
 
Old 08-02-2007, 05:26 AM   #4
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my video card is an ATI Radeon Mobility M6.
http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/linux.html
 
Old 08-02-2007, 07:50 AM   #5
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Its extremely easy with Ubuntu and Nvidia, ATI, I never got it to work with a 9550 about 2yrs ago, despite following several online FAQs. Hopefully its alot better now.

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