Desktop OS: To be or not to be...

Smokin Chevy chevy4x4burb at
Wed Nov 10 19:31:49 UTC 2010

I do have the Nvidia X Server settings app in Settings.  For each display
there were three choices.  I believe that one was disable, one was Twinview,
and the other was separate X sessions.  Now the display worked good for
moving windows from monitor to monitor when in separate X sessions and
xinerama enabled.  Twin view only allowed movement of windows between the
two screens that were physically attached to the same card.

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-11-10 at 13:06 -0600, Smokin Chevy wrote:
> > I think that there is some confusion here.  These are not high end
> > video cards.  They were middle of the road cards two years ago.  This
> > is not a gamer rig.  The SLI bridge is not installed.
> >
> > I did not know that using more then two monitors was that unusual.  I
> > know a few people who do and I personally have for many years.  I
> > would have thought that Linux would have come up to speed on that by
> > now.
> >
> > I have tried downloading the 260 driver directly from nvidia with the
> > same result.
> >
> > I will swear by Ubuntu Server for my servers but the Desktop Edition
> > does not seem ready except for simple desktops.
> Works fine here, but I would consider having the proper drivers
> installed a must for what you are doing. You also need to run the nVidia
> X server settings program, if you haven't done so by now. That will tell
> you what it sees installed and configure your views. Ric
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