Dual screens

Erik Rasmussen MailForErik at GMail.com
Sat Nov 26 19:27:40 UTC 2011

I've observed this problem with dual or multiple monitors on Ubuntu Studio
11.10 as well.

Is anyone successfully using 2 or more monitors on Ubuntu Studio 11.10 ?
 If yes, how did you get it to work?

On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 13:15, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> Testing on an aspire one netbook. Using daily ISO from NOV 25.
>  - tried using xrandr... shows what I have but when I tried to put screens
> side by side it just gave me a usage screen. Man page was no help it
> seemed to indicate I was doing things correctly.
>  - installed grandr and was able to put the external monitor to side.
> Mouse moves freely from one monitor to the next. Upper panel can span
> both monitors. Applications like parole that can go full screen with no
> decorations grab only one monitor. I have not installed presenter or
> lyricue to see if they deal properly with the separate monitors. (control
> panel on one and display on the other) Are there slide show apps that can
> use this too? I am just thinking what might be useful for live
> performance... Lyricue would be happy with two computers, one for control
> and the other for display anyway, but dual monitor would be more
> portable.
> Xrandr shows everything as screen 0 only. Grandr shows output as cloned
> with Extend "greyed" out. I don't seem to be able to get the two monitors
> to show up as two workspaces. Probably because there is only one screen.
> The workspace panel applet shows only the apps on the one screen... which
> ever screen is left or above.
> Still, for more screen real estate it works fine. QjackCtl, Hydrogen and
> Ardour are much easier to use with two screens... just move the mouse from
> side to side. Applications can be placed on the screen who's geometry best
> fits.
> I will install and test the two programs above and see if they work.
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