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bronkeydain
April 30th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Hello people,

I would LOVE to be able to use dual monitors on my Ubuntu. I was told Dual Monitors would be supported on Ubuntu v8.04.

The thing is that I use it on my MacBook running VMWare fusion. Does any one know if this is going to be possible at all?

mkgkg
May 1st, 2008, 10:13 AM
yes...you have to added this subsection on your /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the section screen:

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

add this subsection:
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 2304 1600
EndSubSection

my virtual is 2304 1600 because one of my monitor is 1280x800 and the external is 1024x800.

then close the file and reboot and type this in console

sudo update-initramfs -u
and then reboot again,connect cable and type in console:


xrandr --output VGA --auto --right-of LVDS

to disconnect:


xrandr --output VGA --off


on my mac works well. if you wanna you can get the grandr from synaptic. is a gui application that you can use after changed xorg.conf file.:)

bronkeydain
May 1st, 2008, 11:22 PM
Hi mkgkg, thanks for your reply.

As soon as I add the subsection my graphics go back to 800 x 600.
Do you have this working with VMWare fusion?

bronkeydain
May 1st, 2008, 11:24 PM
By the way this is what I added, I have a 1280 x 1024 monitor plus the MacBook on 1280 x 800

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 2560 1824
EndSubSection

cyberdork33
May 2nd, 2008, 04:05 AM
Hi mkgkg, thanks for your reply.

As soon as I add the subsection my graphics go back to 800 x 600.
Do you have this working with VMWare fusion?
he was showing how to literally make a second monitor on your linux system. This should not be required on a VM (if it is even possible).