[xubuntu-users] Newb to xubuntu.
kogorman at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 22:47:53 UTC 2012
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
>>> 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.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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