Dual Monitor Support

Dereck dereck at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 17:35:35 UTC 2008

Running nvidia-settings worked for me on 8.10. Gforce
[System>Administration>Nvidia Settings] A funny trick it pulled on me initially
was placing the screens over each other and I thought there was only one
being detected. Click and drag the monitor around to make sure there isn't
one hiding behind the other. :)


From: Ken Adams <adams.ken.j at googlemail.com>

What graphics card are you using?

Which Ubuntu version are you running?

If it is Nvidia then ensure you run nvidia-settings as root. Then once
you have the seetings as you want then, make sure you click on
"Save to X Configuration File"

I have been through all this myself with 8.04.1. Unfortunately the
nvidia drivers seen to be broken on 8.10.

Rgds Ken

On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 09:27 -0500, Mallikarjuna Rao wrote:
> Hi All,
> I would like to connect two monitors to my ubuntu linux machine. I
> tried following steps for dual monitors using twinview located in
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=221174. But that was an
> unsuccessful attempt. Could you please let me know on how to resolve
> this issue. Also i have attached my Xorg.0.log

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