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Old 10-13-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
reledi
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Question How to set up an extended desktop on dual monitors in Kubuntu 9.04?


I'm using my laptop (Thinkpad T60) and I have a secondary monitor (with a different resolution than my laptop screen) connected by VGA. Kubuntu recognizes the monitor and it functions but my desktop is mirrored across the dual monitors (which is useless to me). How can I extend my desktop across both monitors?

P.S. I googled it but the solutions I found weren't standard, they were hardware specific and you had to manually change system files, etc.. There must be an easier way.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, different drivers have different methods, and different versions of the same driver have different methods. Given that you haven't told us what GPU you have, or what driver you are using, it's card of hard to tell you which direction to look in.

I'd start by attaching your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file to a post here or using a service like http://pastebin.com to show it to us. That should have all the information we need.

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Old 10-17-2009, 04:00 AM   #3
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Sorry for the late reply, here is the file:

Quote:
X.Org X Server 1.6.0
Release Date: 2009-2-25
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-23-server i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux DennisT60 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 i686
Build Date: 09 April 2009 02:10:02AM
xorg-server 2:1.6.0-0ubuntu14 (buildd@rothera.buildd)
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Oct 16 22:30:44 2009
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) No Layout section. Using the first Screen section.
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "Configured Monitor"
(**) | |-->Device "Configured Video Device"
(**) Option "DontZap" "True"
(==) Automatically adding devices
(==) Automatically enabling devices
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(==) FontPath set to:
/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
built-ins
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(II) Cannot locate a core pointer device.
(II) Cannot locate a core keyboard device.
(II) The server relies on HAL to provide the list of input devices.
If no devices become available, reconfigure HAL or disable AllowEmptyInput.
(II) Loader magic: 0x3bc0
(II) Module ABI versions:
X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
X.Org Video Driver: 5.0
X.Org XInput driver : 4.0
X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
(II) Loader running on linux
(++) using VT number 7

(--) PCI:*(0@0:2:0) Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller rev 3, Mem @ 0xee100000/524288, 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xee200000/262144, I/O @ 0x00001800/8
(II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
(II) System resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(==) AIGLX enabled
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//librecord.so
(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.13.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "dri2"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri2.so
(II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DRI2
(II) Scanning /usr/share/xserver-xorg/pci directory for additional PCI ID's supported by the drivers
(II) Matched intel from file name intel.ids
(==) Matched intel for the autoconfigured driver
(==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
(II) LoadModule: "intel"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//intel_drv.so
(II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 2.6.3
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0
(II) intel: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810,
i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 852GM/855GM, 865G, 915G,
E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, 965G, G35, 965Q, 946GZ,
965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33,
Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset,
Intel Integrated Graphics Device, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00@00:02:0
(II) resource ranges after xf86ClaimFixedResources() call:
[0] -1 0 0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
(II) resource ranges after probing:
[0] -1 0 0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[4] 0 0 0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B]
[5] 0 0 0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B]
[6] 0 0 0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B]
[7] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[8] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
[9] 0 0 0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[B]
[10] 0 0 0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[B]
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libvgahw.so
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0
(II) intel(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
"Default Screen" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
(==) intel(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) intel(0): RGB weight 888
(==) intel(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(II) intel(0): Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) 945GM
(--) intel(0): Chipset: "945GM"
(--) intel(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD0000000
(--) intel(0): IO registers at addr 0xEE100000
(WW) intel(0): libpciaccess reported 0 rom size, guessing 64kB
(==) intel(0): Using EXA for acceleration
(II) intel(0): 2 display pipes available.
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Module "ddc" already built-in
(II) Loading sub module "i2c"
(II) LoadModule: "i2c"
(II) Module "i2c" already built-in
(II) intel(0): Output VGA using monitor section Configured Monitor
(II) intel(0): Output LVDS has no monitor section
(II) intel(0): I2C bus "LVDSDDC_C" initialized.
(II) intel(0): Attempting to determine panel fixed mode.
(II) intel(0): I2C device "LVDSDDC_C:E-EDID segment register" registered at address 0x60.
(II) intel(0): I2C device "LVDSDDC_C:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LEN", prod id 16464
(II) intel(0): found backlight control method /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0
(II) intel(0): I2C bus "SDVOCTRL_E for SDVOB" initialized.
(II) intel(0): I2C device "SDVOCTRL_E for SDVOB:SDVO Controller B" registered at address 0x70.
(II) intel(0): I2C bus "SDVOB DDC Bus" initialized.
(II) intel(0): Output TMDS-1 has no monitor section
(II) intel(0): SDVOB: device VID/DID: 02:3C.06, clock range 25.0MHz - 200.0MHz
(II) intel(0): SDVOB: 1 input channel
(II) intel(0): SDVOB: TMDS0 output reported
(II) intel(0): Current clock rate multiplier: 1
(II) intel(0): Resizable framebuffer: not available (1 3)
(II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LEN", prod id 16464
(II) intel(0): Output VGA disconnected
(II) intel(0): Output LVDS connected
(II) intel(0): Output TMDS-1 disconnected
(II) intel(0): Using exact sizes for initial modes
(II) intel(0): Output LVDS using initial mode 1280x800
(II) intel(0): detected 256 kB GTT.
(II) intel(0): detected 7932 kB stolen memory.
(==) intel(0): video overlay key set to 0x101fe
(==) intel(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(==) intel(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
(II) Loading sub module "exa"
(II) LoadModule: "exa"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libexa.so
(II) Module exa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 2.4.0
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
(II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
(II) intel(0): Comparing regs from server start up to After PreInit
(WW) intel(0): Register 0x61200 (PP_STATUS) changed from 0xc0000008 to 0xd0000009
(WW) intel(0): PP_STATUS before: on, ready, sequencing idle
(WW) intel(0): PP_STATUS after: on, ready, sequencing on
(WW) intel(0): Register 0x71024 (PIPEBSTAT) changed from 0x80000202 to 0x80000242
(WW) intel(0): PIPEBSTAT before: status: FIFO_UNDERRUN VSYNC_INT_STATUS VBLANK_INT_STATUS
(WW) intel(0): PIPEBSTAT after: status: FIFO_UNDERRUN VSYNC_INT_STATUS LBLC_EVENT_STATUS VBLANK_INT_STATUS
(==) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) do I need RAC? No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
[0] -1 0 0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[4] 0 0 0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B](OprD)
[5] 0 0 0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B](OprD)
[6] 0 0 0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B](OprD)
[7] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[8] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
[9] 0 0 0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[B](OprU)
[10] 0 0 0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[B](OprU)
(II) intel(0): Kernel reported 363776 total, 1 used
(II) intel(0): I830CheckAvailableMemory: 1455100 kB available
(WW) intel(0): DRI2 requires UXA
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:00:02.0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 11, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 11
drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:00:02.0
(II) [drm] loaded kernel module for "i915" driver.
(II) [drm] DRM interface version 1.3
(II) [drm] DRM open master succeeded.
(II) intel(0): [drm] Using the DRM lock SAREA also for drawables.
(II) intel(0): [drm] framebuffer mapped by ddx driver
(II) intel(0): [drm] added 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) intel(0): X context handle = 0x1
(II) intel(0): [drm] installed DRM signal handler
(**) intel(0): Framebuffer compression enabled
(**) intel(0): Tiling enabled
(==) intel(0): VideoRam: 262144 KB
(II) intel(0): Attempting memory allocation with tiled buffers.
(II) intel(0): Tiled allocation successful.
(II) intel(0): [drm] Registers = 0xee100000
(II) intel(0): [dri] visual configs initialized
(II) intel(0): vgaHWGetIOBase: hwp->IOBase is 0x03d0, hwp->PIOOffset is 0x0000
(II) EXA(0): Offscreen pixmap area of 31457280 bytes
(II) EXA(0): Driver registered support for the following operations:
(II) Solid
(II) Copy
(II) Composite (RENDER acceleration)
(==) intel(0): Backing store disabled
(==) intel(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) intel(0): Initializing HW Cursor
(II) intel(0): [DRI] installation complete
(II) intel(0): Current clock rate multiplier: 1
(II) intel(0): xf86BindGARTMemory: bind key 0 at 0x0dbf4000 (pgoffset 56308)
(II) intel(0): Fixed memory allocation layout:
(II) intel(0): 0x00000000-0x005fffff: compressed frame buffer (6144 kB, 0x000000005f800000 physical
)
(II) intel(0): 0x00600000-0x00600fff: compressed ll buffer (4 kB, 0x000000005fe00000 physical
)
(II) intel(0): 0x00601000-0x0060afff: HW cursors (40 kB, 0x000000005fe01000 physical
)
(II) intel(0): 0x0060b000-0x0060bfff: overlay registers (4 kB, 0x000000005fe0b000 physical
)
(II) intel(0): 0x007bf000: end of stolen memory
(II) intel(0): 0x007bf000-0x0dbf3fff: DRI memory manager (217300 kB)
(II) intel(0): 0x0dbf4000-0x0f9f3fff: exa offscreen (30720 kB)
(II) intel(0): 0x10000000: end of aperture
(II) intel(0): BO memory allocation layout:
(II) intel(0): 0x007bf000: start of memory manager
(II) intel(0): 0x01000000-0x01ffffff: depth buffer (16384 kB) X tiled
(II) intel(0): 0x02000000-0x02ffffff: back buffer (16384 kB) X tiled
(II) intel(0): 0x03000000-0x03ffffff: front buffer (16384 kB) X tiled
(II) intel(0): 0x0dbf4000: end of memory manager
(II) intel(0): using SSC reference clock of 100 MHz
(II) intel(0): Selecting standard 18 bit TMDS pixel format.
(II) intel(0): Output configuration:
(II) intel(0): Pipe A is off
(II) intel(0): Display plane A is now disabled and connected to pipe A.
(WW) intel(0): Hardware claims pipe A is on while software believes it is off
(II) intel(0): Pipe B is on
(II) intel(0): Display plane B is now enabled and connected to pipe B.
(II) intel(0): Output VGA is connected to pipe none
(II) intel(0): Output LVDS is connected to pipe B
(II) intel(0): Output TMDS-1 is connected to pipe none
(II) intel(0): [drm] mapped front buffer at 0xd3000000, handle = 0xd3000000
(II) intel(0): [drm] mapped back buffer at 0xd2000000, handle = 0xd2000000
(II) intel(0): [drm] mapped depth buffer at 0xd1000000, handle = 0xd1000000
(II) intel(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
(II) intel(0): DPMS enabled
(==) intel(0): Intel XvMC decoder disabled
(II) intel(0): Set up textured video
(II) intel(0): Set up overlay video
(II) intel(0): direct rendering: XF86DRI Enabled
(--) RandR disabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
(II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 12, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:00:02.0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 12, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 12
drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:00:02.0
(II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_SGI_make_current_read
(II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
(II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_SGI_swap_control and GLX_MESA_swap_control
(II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_texture_from_pixmap with driver support
(II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib/dri/i915_dri.so
(II) GLX: Initialized DRI GL provider for screen 0
(II) intel(0): Setting screen physical size to 331 x 207
(II) config/hal: Adding input device TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint
(II) LoadModule: "evdev"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//evdev_drv.so
(II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 2.1.1
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: always reports core events
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Device: "/dev/input/event10"
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Found 3 mouse buttons
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Found x and y relative axes
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Configuring as mouse
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" (type: MOUSE)
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
(II) config/hal: Adding input device ThinkPad Extra Buttons
(**) ThinkPad Extra Buttons: always reports core events
(**) ThinkPad Extra Buttons: Device: "/dev/input/event8"
(II) ThinkPad Extra Buttons: Found keys
(II) ThinkPad Extra Buttons: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "ThinkPad Extra Buttons" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) ThinkPad Extra Buttons: xkb_rules: "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
(**) ThinkPad Extra Buttons: xkb_model: "pc105"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(**) ThinkPad Extra Buttons: xkb_layout: "us"
(II) config/hal: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
(II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
(II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: xkb_rules: "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: xkb_model: "pc105"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: xkb_layout: "us"
(II) config/hal: Adding input device Video Bus
(**) Video Bus: always reports core events
(**) Video Bus: Device: "/dev/input/event6"
(II) Video Bus: Found keys
(II) Video Bus: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Video Bus" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Video Bus: xkb_rules: "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
(**) Video Bus: xkb_model: "pc105"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(**) Video Bus: xkb_layout: "us"
(II) config/hal: Adding input device Macintosh mouse button emulation
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: always reports core events
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Device: "/dev/input/event3"
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found 3 mouse buttons
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found x and y relative axes
(II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Configuring as mouse
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Macintosh mouse button emulation" (type: MOUSE)
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
(**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
(II) config/hal: Adding input device HID 04d9:0499
(**) HID 04d9:0499: always reports core events
(**) HID 04d9:0499: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
(II) HID 04d9:0499: Found 3 mouse buttons
(II) HID 04d9:0499: Found x and y relative axes
(II) HID 04d9:0499: Configuring as mouse
(**) HID 04d9:0499: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) HID 04d9:0499: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "HID 04d9:0499" (type: MOUSE)
(**) HID 04d9:0499: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
(**) HID 04d9:0499: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
(**) HID 04d9:0499: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
(**) HID 04d9:0499: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
(II) config/hal: Adding input device SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
(II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 0.99.3
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
(II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 0.99.3
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event9"
(II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: x-axis range 1472 - 5472
(II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: y-axis range 1408 - 4448
(II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: pressure range 0 - 255
(II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: finger width range 0 - 0
(II) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: buttons: left right middle double triple
(--) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad touchpad found
(**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: always reports core events
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" (type: TOUCHPAD)
(**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
(**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) filter chain progression: 2.00
(**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) filter stage 0: 20.00 ms
(**) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) set acceleration profile 0
(--) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad touchpad found
(II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LEN", prod id 16464
(II) intel(0): Using EDID range info for horizontal sync
(II) intel(0): Using EDID range info for vertical refresh
(II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
(II) intel(0): Modeline "1280x800"x0.0 71.11 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803 809 823 -hsync -vsync (49.4 kHz)
(II) intel(0): Modeline "1280x800"x0.0 59.26 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803 809 823 -hsync -vsync (41.2 kHz)
(II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
(II) intel(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
(II) intel(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz)
(II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LEN", prod id 16464
 
Old 10-17-2009, 06:19 AM   #4
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You need to use xrandr. Debian has a pretty good wiki on xrandr:

http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12
 
Old 10-18-2009, 03:50 PM   #5
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I tried that how-to and also another one I found (http://lilserenity.wordpress.com/200...ement-at-last/), but no luck. When I would restart or logout to see the new settings, the OS would get stuck on a black screen with only the mouse cursor visible. Then I would manually restart the computer and I could only get to the command line login. Thus in both cases I needed to go into the recovery mode to reset the screen settings.

Here is the xrandr info:
Quote:
dennis@DennisT60:~$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 800, maximum 1280 x 1280
VGA connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
1024x768 60.0 + 75.0 70.1 60.0
832x624 74.6
800x600 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640x480 75.0 72.8 75.0 66.7 59.9
720x400 70.1
LVDS connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm
1280x800 60.0*+ 50.0
1024x768 85.0 75.0 70.1 60.0
832x624 74.6
800x600 85.1 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640x480 85.0 72.8 75.0 59.9
720x400 85.0
640x400 85.1
640x350 85.1
TMDS-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
And here is my (unedited) xorg.conf file:
Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection
I tried extending to the VGA on the left side of the LVDS. I tried both tutorials. Can anyone suggest something that is being done in those tutorials that isn't being mentioned? Of course I'm not copy pasting the info on those tutorials (because the options are different), but I'm following the instructions.

Last edited by reledi; 10-18-2009 at 03:55 PM. Reason: Added what happened after I tried both methods.
 
Old 10-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #6
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We really need to see logs or error messages. For example, what happens if you run:

xrandr --output VGA --auto --right-of LVDS

I'm guessing that it will give some error about exceeding the maximum possible resolution.

Adam
 
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We really need to see logs or error messages. For example, what happens if you run:

xrandr --output VGA --auto --right-of LVDS

I'm guessing that it will give some error about exceeding the maximum possible resolution.
You're correct, and I apologize for not including what error message I got.

This is what I get with my now unedited xorg.conf file:
Quote:
dennis@DennisT60:~$ xrandr --output VGA --auto --right-of LVDS
xrandr: screen cannot be larger than 1280x1280 (desired size 2304x800)
Which is the same error message I got earlier.
 
Old 10-18-2009, 07:04 PM   #8
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In the screen section , you need to create a Display SubSection and define the maximum resolution you might use. Something like:

Code:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
DefaultDepth    24
SubSection "Display"
     Viewport   0 0
     Depth     24    
     Virtual   2304 800
EndSubSection
EndSection
This is covered in that wiki I linked to above, BTW :-)

Adam

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Old 10-18-2009, 11:23 PM   #9
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I initially did add the Virtual line (first inside the subsection as covered in your linked tutorial, and then as a separate line inside the section as covered in the other tutorial).
I just tried it like how you suggested, thus with the Default Depth and Viewport options also added, saved the file, ran the command 'xrandr --output VGA --auto --right-of LVDS' and I get the same error.

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:48 AM   #10
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Please show us your new /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

EDIT: You did restart X after editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, right?

Adam

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Old 10-21-2009, 11:17 AM   #11
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The maximum supported size of the virtual desktop for the Intel 945GM series of chipset with 3D acceleration enabled, is 2048×2048. The virtual screen can be larger but DRI will be disabled so no Compiz or Google Earth.
 
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Please show us your new /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

EDIT: You did restart X after editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, right?

Adam
I didn't restart it with the keyboard because I have that disabled. However, I did restart the computer or logout/login to restart X.

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The maximum supported size of the virtual desktop for the Intel 945GM series of chipset with 3D acceleration enabled, is 2048×2048.
I'll try to lower the virtual size as suggested, if that doesn't work, I'll post the log file.

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Old 10-22-2009, 11:03 AM   #13
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Ok it kind of worked. My external VGA monitor is now extended on the left of my internal laptop panel, but the virtual screen only goes until 2048 wide, anything further than that is a copy of my laptop display (and it looks really weird).
Here's an image of it: http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3219/snapshot1s.png

The right side (where you can see my quick reply) is the laptop display, and the left side (with the double display) is the external monitor. Also notice how my windows are messed up as they are missing the window commands (close, resize, etc).

If anyone has any advice, please tell. Maybe disabling 3D acceleration to increase the virtual screen size (but somehow keep DRI enabled)? I'll fool around to see if I can get it any better.

Last edited by reledi; 10-22-2009 at 11:20 AM.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 11:24 AM   #14
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Are you using compiz or KDE desktop effects at all?

Adam
 
Old 10-22-2009, 11:33 AM   #15
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The maximum supported size of the virtual desktop for the Intel 945GM series of chipset with 3D acceleration enabled, is 2048×2048. The virtual screen can be larger but DRI will be disabled.

I don't know how else to say it. This is a driver limitation, not an opinion.

I have heard the newest Intel 2.7.2 driver along with the 2.6.30 kernel gives better performance but I've not read there is any change to the above limitation.

You can also get better performance if you have these in your xorg.conf Section "Device";

Option "AccelMethod" "UXA"
Option "Tiling" "false"

As far as your missing window decorations (that's what they're called) I don't have an answer right now - try some web searching and let us know what you find out.

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