Eternal monitor won't connect Ubuntu 13

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Apr 15 20:00:07 UTC 2013

On 15 April 2013 18:32, gary <garyartista at> wrote:
> On 04/15/2013 07:00 PM, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 15 April 2013 08:34, Gary Kirkpatrick <garyartista at> wrote:
>>> I am getting a error message when using Ubuntu 13.  It says the settings
>>> exceed the limits allowed, which is not the case per the Display
>>> settings.
>>> This is an Asus 1025 ce.  How can I report this?  Aport (sp?) does not
>>> see
>>> this as an error.
>> Are you using graphics hardware that only fully supports 3D up to a
>> certain total virtual display size (ie the two monitors side by side)?
>>   Intel chips a few years old (not sure exactly which ones) had this
>> problem if the total width exceeded 2048.  Therefore if the second
>> monitor takes it above 2048 wide you will get this error.  On 12.04
>> you could use Unity-2d to get round the problem.  13.04 basically does
>> not work unless 3D support is available.
>> Colin
> I am just connecting one external monitor.

I assumed that, the problem I had (which may not be the same as you
are seeing) was when the width of the laptop display plus that of the
external monitor was greater than 2048.

> This works fine on this Asus
> 1025 on 12.04.  It was working on 13 for about two weeks and then an update
> did it in.  Starting with 1210 you can not choose 2d.  I doubt if in 13.04
> you can install another desktop.

If it ever worked on 13.04 then I think it is not the same problem that I saw.


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