Twinview in 12.04

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Tue Dec 11 16:26:26 UTC 2012

On 12/11/2012 10:20 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 11 December 2012 16:03, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
>> On 12/11/2012 09:10 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> On 11 December 2012 07:53, Ric Moore >
>>>> Install the correct video driver (not that nouveau crap) and then use
>>>> nvidia
>>>> X-config settings to set the monitors, resolutions and then write it out
>>>> to
>>>> /ect/X11/xorg.conf from the X Server Display tab. Logout and back in
>>>> again.
>>>> Works a charm with 12.04. Ric
>>> I have to agree.
>>> Also note carefully what monitor connections you are using.
>> I have done all of the above.
>> I have tried 3 drivers.  The first one I used was the 1st one on the list
>> when I clicked on the additional drivers icon. Then I tried the second on
>> the list which was labeled "post release".  Finally I tried the nouveau
>> drivers.
>> The HP is a standard vga connection and the Hannspree is hdmi. I was able to
>> set both at 1920x1080 60hz using 10.04.
>> Right now 12.04 is unusable. When I boot to it I get a message that there is
>> no usable stored configuration and the HP has a black screen and the
>> Hannspree is very low res with no mouse cursor.
>> At this point I want to reinstall 12.04.  I boot from the install cd and it
>> sees that 10.04 and 12.04 are installed. (note they are on separate HD's). I
>> choose the option to format and install. It says everything will be replaced
>> and then asks if I want to continue. Maybe I am being overly cautious, but
>> at this point I canceled because I want to be sure if I click continue I
>> will be offered the clear option to install on the 12.04 disk. Is this the
>> case?
> No, probably not  If it is not clear at that point (before you click
> continue) which disk it is going to install on then click on Something
> Else (I think that is what it says) when you are asked where you want
> to install and you will be shown all the partitions available and will
> be able to select which one you want to install on.  If you just want
> to install over the top of the 12.04 partition then select it and
> select '/' as the mount point.  If you want to keep the data in your
> home folder on 12.04 (assuming it is not a separate partition) then do
> *not* select 'format'.  If you want to overwrite your home folder then
> do select format.  Either way of course make sure you have backed up
> anything important first of course.
> Of course you could just disconnect the second disc and then tell it
> to use the whole disc and there will be no danger of overwriting the
> one you have removed.
> Colin

Yeah, this is what I will do.

Thanks,  Jim

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