Seemingly no dual monitor possible together with Kubuntu Trusty.

Bas G. Roufs in English basroufs at
Tue May 6 11:25:47 UTC 2014

Hello Everybody,

in general I am happy with Kubuntu 14.04, which seemingly contains various major 
improvements and bug fixes. So far, one minor issue has come up. In a few previous 
editions of Kubuntu, it has been possible to in a kind of dual monitor mode. 
However, when plugging in the external monitor in Kubuntu 14.04,  the very bottom 
part of the screen in any application vanished so to say under the panel.  Starting or 
restarting the system with the external monitor already plugged was useful until 
and including Saucy - however, it does not make any difference in Trusty - even not 
when fiddling a bit with screen resolutions and frequencies via SYSTEM SETTINGS > 
hardware  > display configuration; the only 'work around'  I have found so far, is UN-
checking there the so-called LVDS-monitor, which is the monitor from the laptop or 
netbook - in my case now an 'Asus Eee PC Flare Series'.  By doing so, I do manage  to 
get the right screen settings in the big monitor. However, I would appreciate to get 
back a kind of dual monitor possibility. When working at home or one the road, one 
screen is enough. But  especially when working with a beamer for a presentation, 
this dual monitor mode is of vital importance.

PS. Though I work on two 'Eee PC' netbooks, I prefer to work with the 'desktop 

Respectfully Yours,

Bas G. Roufs.
Bas G. Roufs
Utrecht, NL, EU, BasRoufs at, +31 6 446 835 10, +31 30 785 20 40.
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