[xubuntu-users] Newb to xubuntu.

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 00:47:24 UTC 2012

On 04/26/2012 06:47 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Ric Moore<wayward4now at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 04/26/2012 03:31 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Piskie<ub.untu at btinternet.com>    wrote:
>>>> On 26/04/12 16:54, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
>>>>> I've been running Ubuntu since Warty.  I'm not happy with unity.  I
>>>>> tried the xfce and xubuntu logins and like them fine -- I'm not even
>>>>> clear on what's different between them.
>>>>> Thing is, I'm dual-headed on my Ubuntu laptop with the "monitor" gnome
>>>>> gizmo, and will be soon on my desktop.  I need help with that in xfce.
>>>> If you are meaning what I think you are - I installed arandr and used
>>>> that
>>>> to set my two monitors up with nouveau.
>>> Seems like you understand me right.  I just had the guts of this
>>> machine replaced because the old ones died and were really old anyway,
>>> did not pay much attention.  As near as I can tell, I've got nVidia,
>>> GeForce 8400GS, so the same thing may work for me.  I really know next
>>> to nothing about video beyond analog VGA, and this card has a VGA
>>> output, but also a DVI.  That's how I plan to go dual-head.
>> I'd use jockey-gtk to install your official kernel-tainting nvidia driver.
>> That should include your nvidia setup program. Use that to set up your
>> monitor setup. The usual desktop monitor applications will not do squat
>> towards configuring a dual monitor setup using a real nvidia driver. Nouveau
>> does NOT cut the mustard for 3D applications. Not even close., IMHO. Ric
> Thanks.  I'm not sure this  card is 3D capable.  I'm not sure I care.
> All I want is more real estate on the screen(s) because I tend to have
> a lot of things going on.  Transparency confuses my aging eyes and I
> tend to turn it off.  I expect the same for 3D.  However, I sure do
> want the extra monitor.

Installing the correct driver is everything for your video performance. 
Not only just for the speed gain, but for the display resolution 
efficiency for those aging eyes. I'm 62, diabetic, with macular 
degeneration. It's what you want to do. Your 8400 is capable of 3D 
acceleration, which is not the same thing as 3D TV with the color lenses 
on your face. It just means that all of the GOOD STUFF, like OpenGL, is 
fully enabled. If nothing else, you'll get a crisper display with a much 
higher refresh rate.

Should you decide to go and kill space monsters, it will really pop out 
at you, Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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