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Old 12-20-2008, 03:23 PM   #1
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multi-monitors for ubutu


I have only just installed ubutu and looking around some forums there seems to be some difficulty setting this up.
I have set up twin monitors using A nvidia 6oo graphics card and it is just a case of configuring server display settings .

I make notes as I go along and if anybody is having dificulty please ask for details.

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Old 12-21-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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There must be tons of threads on nVidia and multiple monitors. Search for them, either in relevant forums (i.e. this forum, or perhaps a forum dedicated to Ubuntu, such as ubuntuforums) or using google.com/linux.

I'd just use nVida, twinview and howto as search terms, perhaps ubuntu as well, and you're bound to come up with loads of useful threads, walk-through and howto's.

Other than that, any question needs to be more specific in other to generate a useful reply.

/CZ
 
Old 12-21-2008, 05:16 AM   #3
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I've got dual screens running just fine (7900 GT i think).

What exactly is the problem you're having?

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Old 12-21-2008, 11:49 AM   #4
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Indy- two monitors on Ubuntu- can it be done while also running Compiz Fusion?
 
Old 12-21-2008, 01:55 PM   #5
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If you're using the NVIDIA restricted drivers, the nvidia-settings package has a semi-simple way to set up multiple monitors.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 03:41 PM   #6
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Indy- two monitors on Ubuntu- can it be done while also running Compiz Fusion?
Yeah, I don't do enhanced desktop effects, but I've done them just to show them off. Groudcaptain is right, if you have the restricted driver enbabled for Nvidia, just go to a terminal and type gksudo nvidia-settings Once you enable the second monitor, set resolutions, etc, choose "Save to xorg file" or something like that.. I'm not at my PC at the moment.

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Old 12-21-2008, 07:24 PM   #7
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Much thanks- will bookmark this and check that out when I have a second monitor handy!
 
  


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