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Default Dual Monitors with Ubuntu - 11-14-2008, 04:11 AM

Hey all. I'm new to linux and I was playing around with an extra monitor I have. Before I was able to go to System>Preferences>Screen Resolutions and arrange the screens so they are next to each other. Now I can't manage to separate the screens. Everytime I try to position them, the laptop screen gets inset into the monitor. I would like to use them as separate monitors. Help please.

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Default Re: Dual Monitors with Ubuntu - 11-17-2008, 04:18 PM

Bump - I have the same problem.

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Default Re: Dual Monitors with Ubuntu - 11-17-2008, 04:44 PM

I am a fan of Ubuntu, and have used it on a variety of computers since I discovered it a couple years ago. But multi-monitor support has always been it's Achilles heel, at least in my opinion.

I would suggest you do some searching on ubuntuforums.org.

I'd offer suggestions, but I have zero experience on dual monitors and the Mini w/Ubuntu. (I purposefully got a desktop with an nVidia card for easier dual-monitor support, but with the Mini's integrated graphics, I'm just not sure.)

Good luck, though!


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