View Full Version : [ubuntu] dual monitor help

May 9th, 2008, 01:19 AM
On a new Dell Inspiron 1525 running 7.10, I tried plugging in a second monitor. After reading around a little, I tried this:

drobvious@DrStrangepork:~$ aticonfig --initial=dual-head --screen-layout=right
Uninitialised file found, configuring.
Failed to get BusID.
Failed to get BusID.
Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Saved back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original-0
aticonfig: Writing to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' failed. Bad file descriptor.

I really don't know what this means, or what I should do going forward. Any help?

May 9th, 2008, 06:46 AM
Actually, scratch that. I just upgraded to 8.04, because I heard good things about the new screen resolution thing. I tried that, and clicked on the detect displays, and only got 1 display detected.