SOLVED - Re: Dual monitors in 11.04

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Tue Nov 29 21:38:41 UTC 2011

On 11/28/2011 07:07 PM, Billie Walsh wrote:
> I've been futzing around most of the day trying to get dual monitors set
> up with an Nvidia GeForce 8800 video card. One monitor on the DVI output
> and the other on the VGA out. Downloaded the latest and greatest drivers
> and installed them. Now shows both monitors in the Nvidia X server
> settings. Both monitors now show the same screen, I just can't seem to
> get them to work as separate screens. Have the setting in the X server
> settings set to "Separate X Screen" [ should it be "Twin View" ]. Have
> the screen I want as secondary to the right in the settings.
> According to Nvidia web site it should be able to do. The card is
> supposed to support it. Didn't see anything about it in the driver stuff
> so ................
> Most everything I found with Google and on the Ubuntu site dealt with
> older versions [ like 9.0x or something ].
> What am I missing? Any suggestions?
> Any help greatly appreciated.

I had a setting in Nvidia X Settings wrong. Changed it to Twin View and 
now it works like it should.

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