[xubuntu-users] How to configure two monitors on a laptop with Intel graphics (Arrandale chipset)

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 06:45:58 UTC 2012

On 08/05/2012 07:44 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> I just replaced my Lucid Ubuntu with Precise Xubuntu on my laptop.  I
> ran two monitors before, but I don't seem to know what app I need to
> configure them in Xubuntu, and I'm getting the same image on both
> monitors.
> If I right-click the desktop and choose "desktop settings" I get a
> dialog box that knows I have two monitors and offers to configure
> backgrounds, menus and icons for them separately (but since I'm
> getting a single image, this does not work).
> My desktop has nVidia, which has its own setting manager.  The Ubuntu
> setup on this laptop had a different utility, but I don't want to have
> to restore that backup just to find its name.

You still have to use the nVidia settings manager (nvidia-settings) to 
enable "twinview". The usual desktop settings manager doesn't do squat.
Make sure that when you have it configured that you save it using "Save 
to X Configuration File" in the lower right hand corner of the "X Server 
Display Configuration" tab ... which is also where you pick "Twinview". 
Enjoy! 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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