Installing Ubuntu 14.04.3on multi hard drive system

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Thu Sep 24 21:46:07 UTC 2015

On 09/23/2015 10:47 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> On 09/23/2015 09:45 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On 23 September 2015 at 15:24, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
>>> thanks for the info.  Ran into great difficulty getting a usable 14.04
>>> install.  Seems to be related to my two monitors, but will start a new
>>> thread about it once I gather some facts.
>> For multihead, it's generally easier to use the vendor's binary
>> drivers if available.
> I have an on board GeForce 9100.  I have tried the 3 Nivida drivers that
> are offered in the display setup with bad results.  This machine runs
> 12.04 just fine which is puzzling to me.  But like I said I will gather
> more info and be back for some help.
> Regards, Jim

Ok. I reinstalled 14.04 with much better but not ideal results. I did 
two things differently this time.  I had the install program format the 
partition I was using for 14.04 and I changed from the nouveau driver 
directly to the same Nvidia driver (vers 304) I am using on 12.04 
instead of trying a newer one first on 14.04.

The two monitors I have are a HP w2338h and a Hannspree HF235. The HP is 
hooked up hdmi to a dvi adaptor and the Hannspree is vga.

Under 12.04 the HP resolution is: 1920x1080 (16:9) and the Hannspree 
resolution is the same: 1920x1080 (16:9). Under 14.04 using the same 
driver the HP is 1920x1080 (16:9) but the Hannspree is 1360x768 (16:9).

I don't understand why when using the same driver on the same machine 
12.04 and 14.04 produce different options.

To make 14.04 usable I really need to get both monitors at the HP's 
resolution.  Anyone have any ideas of how to do that?

Thanks,  Jim

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