HDMI problem

accessys at smart.net accessys at smart.net
Tue Apr 22 13:17:08 UTC 2014


I had problems when I first switched from vga  to hdmi and finally found 
that my monitor (Ativa) had to have a setting in it's setup changed to 
deal with the new signals.


On Tue, 22 Apr 2014, Phil wrote:

> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:41:18 +1000
> From: Phil <phil_lor at bigpond.com>
> Reply-To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: HDMI problem
> On 04/22/2014 10:55 AM, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
>> Em sábado, 19 de abril de 2014, às 08:09:44, Phil escreveu:
> <cut original message>
>> The behavior you describe in 12.04 is clone mode. The other behavior is an
>> extended desktop. When you extend your desktop to an other monitor, it 
>> behaves
>> as if the two were glued together creating one big monitor.
> Thank you Marcelo for your detailed reply.
> As far as I could see "settings" provides no option for cloning or mirroring 
> two monitors. Using "settings" is also a bit tricky because the HDMI monitor 
> has to be connected to show HDMI settings and once it is then I cannot 
> interact with the dialog because the mouse pointer is not on the screen. I 
> did notice that the mouse pointer did move off the laptop screen but it 
> didn't appear on the HDMI screen. An Internet search didn't locate anything 
> specific to KDE but there are a lot of how-tos for Gnome.
> I'll test this further and see if I can make any sense of it.
> Thanks again.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Phil
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