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Old 12-19-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
Foxbat1155
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Smile laptop monitor + 2 more monitors splitter config


Hello all.

I have a Toshiba satellite with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400.

I have bought a VGA splitter and intend to use it to plug this laptop to 2 more screens.

I used to plug 1 extra screen and there was no problem, ubuntu autodetected and worked.

However, I have now plugged 2 monitors via the splitter cable and the 2 monitors display the same image.

The image is optimized for the bigger [Samsung Syncmaster BX2331] Sam monitor.

The 2 monitors are:

Samsung Syncmaster BX2331

Samsung Syncmaster 710n

I must make an effort to solve this issue because alot is at stake and at this point I would like to assure that I will try all suggestions for I desperately need this to work.

Thankyou in advance =)



Edit: I have seen severa l other posts related to this issue and it seems that my graphics card only allows for 2 displays.

Is there a way of still configuring for 3?

output of xrandr:

Quote:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2720 x 900, maximum 2720 x 900
LVDS connected 1280x800+1440+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
1280x800 60.0*+
1280x768 60.0 +
1280x720 60.0 +
1024x768 60.0 +
1024x600 60.0 +
800x600 60.0 +
800x480 60.0 +
720x480 60.0 +
640x480 60.0 +
DFP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
CRT1 connected 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
1440x900 59.9*
1280x800 60.0
1152x864 60.0 47.0 43.0
1280x768 59.9
1280x720 60.0 50.0
1024x768 60.0 43.5
1024x600 60.0
800x600 60.3 56.2 47.0
800x480 60.0
720x480 60.0
640x480 60.0
TV disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Can I use DFP1? or TV? as the new monitor?

Last edited by Foxbat1155; 12-19-2011 at 03:27 PM. Reason: other posts
 
Old 12-19-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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I am sorry for the trouble, I have given up on this issue because it just seems to me that the graphics card is just not meant to work with 2 monitors apart from the laptop via a splitter cable. Therefore this thread is solved.
 
  


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