[ubuntu-za] Using Ubuntu Natty Narwhal with 2 screens

frans dormakorp at vodamail.co.za
Thu Aug 25 13:44:22 UTC 2011


this is now where you would start to work with the nvidia config 
program, if you try to set up your monitors you should be asked about 
opening the Nvidia aplication instead, there should also be a few 
setting regarding the monitors and how the connect.

On 11/08/25 15:21 PM, Nico Michael(PtaISP) wrote:
> Hi Lee
>
> I use USA as geographical location so i could not have restrictions to Restricted Ultraverse and Restricted Universe
>
> The screen works with 1 monitor if I put 2 monitors they both display the same
>
> How do i get the restricted Drivers ? Is that there by default ?
>
> XSWAT PPA  I opend the URL and see many NVIDIA things there
> we will look at them now
>
>
> Thanks
> Nico
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> On 2011-08-24 19:05, Lee Sharp wrote:
>> On 08/24/2011 11:41 AM, Nico Michael(PtaISP) wrote:
>>> Thanks now that I have Ubuntu working on the FX card with one monitor I
>>> will look at geting the binary
>> Slow down!  Try and stay as stock as possable, because you can be in for a lot of trouble if you do not.
>>
>> 1) Start with the restricted drivers in the standard repository.  That should work for a 5700.
>>
>> 2) If not, the next step is a more current repository.  I use the xswat ppa for my GTX550 Ti. https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates
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>> 3) The compiled drivers directly from Nvidia.  I never recomend this, and have never seen anyone actually need it.
>>
>> That all said, Unity is brand new and WILL have issues.  If you can not get steps 1 or 2 to work, try going back to the LTS, 10.04 since it still uses the very stable Gnome 2.  I am still on it for almost all of my systems.  I am also not a Unity fan. :)
>>
>>              Lee
>>

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