[ubuntu-uk] Karmic dual monitor problems...
j.fernyhough at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 08:33:55 GMT 2009
2009/11/3 Luke-Jennings <ubuntujenkins at googlemail.com>:
> Sorry for the late reply but I have the 185 driver installed on my
> laptop with a NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 256MB graphics card. I use disper
> as it is a quick means of changing screen outputs.
> http://willem.engen.nl/projects/disper/ My dual screen set-up works
> nicely. I did accidentally install the 173 driver but that didn't work
> with my set-up. It is very good at auto detecting display resolution you
> just have to run one command after login.
> On Fri, 2009-10-30 at 16:28 +0000, tim.rittman at doctors.org.uk wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Good to hear lots of people are having no problems with karmic. Unfortnately I've hit a big problem. I use two monitors as two separate X servers using a geforce GTS8600 graphics card. This was working well under jaunty, but only one screen is now supported under karmic.
>> I've filed a bug and it looks like at least one other person has had problems with a similar card. I wonder if anyone else has struggled with this.
>> I've switched to debian in the meantime, but having resolution issues there!
>> How many people out there use dual monitors? Is the general poor support for dual monitors a conequence of the closed source nature of the graphics drivers? I would ideally like to use kde, but this doesn't support dual screens at all.
>> Any comments?
I probably should have mentioned I'm using the 190.43 drivers (with
nvidia-settings-190) from a PPA. They seem to work quite well for me -
I'll have to try disper though, sounds quite useful.
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