Installing Ubuntu 14.04.3on multi hard drive system
petter at synth.no
Fri Sep 25 06:07:26 UTC 2015
On Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:46:07 -0500
Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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 comcast.net> 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.
Probably because there are many other differences between the two.
> 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?
1) Write an xorg.conf file, and specify the resolution there.
2) Try with another driver (nouveau) or different version.
3) Check with xrandr if X already has the resolution you want
available for the monitor, but is simply using another.
"Are you sure?"
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