Upgraded to Jaunty, how can I get my 2 monitors working again

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li
Sat Apr 25 08:55:31 UTC 2009

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
>> I just upgraded to Jaunty and the display configuration is gone.
>> I have 2 Monitors which should run in "TwinMode" but I can not adjust 
>> this. When I run "System->Preferences->Display", I get a message with 
>> tells me that my graphic card is not support by this tool and I have the 
>> choice to use the graphic card vendor tool. But when I use this option 
>> it tells me that I don't have the Nvidia driver running. To enable it, I 
>> have to run "nvidia-xconfig" as root. I did it but nothing changed.
>> How can I get the Nvidia driver (with "TwinMode) back?
>> Thomas
> Hi Thomas,
> I upgraded last night and had the same error message when I tried to
> run the Gnome Display tool. What I did was NOT to run the
> 'nvidia-confg' tool, because this is an nvidia tool which bypasses the
> existing and much developped/tested Ubuntu tool. So I prefered to use
> the Ubuntu tool instead (System->Admin->Hardware Drivers), then I
> selected the latest / '180' Nvidia driver, clicked on "Enable",
> restarted (since you can't restart X by hand anymore using the K/B) the
> computer, and hey presto, the nvidia config tool now can start, letting
> me configure everything.

Yes, I cam to this too. But the screen is to small, so the OK or Apply 
buttons of the nvidia tool can not be reached :-(

> Problem: although it configures everything just fine, there is a
> bug/problem somehow: it complains that it can't write to xorg.conf (NOT
> a permission problem), hence configuration will be lost when you
> log-out :-/
> So you need to configure xorg.conf by hand, like in the old days :-/
> Luckily I did an 'in-situ' upgradde rather than a fresh install, so the
> upgrade tool kept a copy of my old xorg.conf... so I just used this one
> insted of the (pretty much empty) auto-generated file.

I used my old xorg.conf file but then I get only a black screen :-(
> Hopefully nvidia will release an updated version of their tool, to fix
> this bug, as it renders their config tool rather useless ! :-/


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