Twinview in 12.04

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Wed Dec 12 14:30:55 UTC 2012

On 12/12/2012 01:08 AM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 12/11/2012 11:03 AM, Jim Byrnes 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?
> This happens if you used the nvidia run file, downloaded directly from
> nvidia. Any subsequent attempt to use the ubuntu nvidia driver install
> methods fails big time. I know... got the t-shirt. You have to use the
> nvidia run file to remove it. Just use more on that file and the
> instructions to remove it will be there after several pages of scrolling
> down. Ric

I don't think that applies here.  Everything I have done has been from 
inside Ubuntu. Load additional drivers + Nvidia settings.

Regards,  Jim

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