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nintendorulz55
November 24th, 2008, 06:23 AM
i plugged my dell inspiron 1525 with intrepid ibex into my flat screen TV yesterday... it worked just fine, the problem came when i looked at my laptop. It looks like im in too big a resolution. I know thats not it, i've played with it a couple times and the only other options are way off. (i have it set to 1024x768). in hardy, there used to be a "screen" option under system -> preferences. Now that its not there, im not quite sure what to do... anyone have an answer?

GSF1200S
November 24th, 2008, 11:19 AM
i plugged my dell inspiron 1525 with intrepid ibex into my flat screen TV yesterday... it worked just fine, the problem came when i looked at my laptop. It looks like im in too big a resolution. I know thats not it, i've played with it a couple times and the only other options are way off. (i have it set to 1024x768). in hardy, there used to be a "screen" option under system -> preferences. Now that its not there, im not quite sure what to do... anyone have an answer?

Hello. Could you give us a little more data please? What video card do you have? If the resolution of the flat screen is larger than the laptop, it will do this. Depending on your video card and the associated driver, we should be able to set it up to recognize your configuration..

nintendorulz55
November 24th, 2008, 05:03 PM
video card-Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

nintendorulz55
November 24th, 2008, 08:28 PM
bump

phidia
November 24th, 2008, 08:40 PM
There is a wiki guide on dual screen set up here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XineramaHowTo). Near the bottom of that page is info on intel cards.

loomsen
November 24th, 2008, 08:51 PM
There's this handy little tool I recently stumbled upon.

http://www.ubuntu-pics.de/thumb/6303/screenshot_06_g2XaS3.png (http://www.ubuntu-pics.de/bild/6303/screenshot_06_g2XaS3.png)


sudo apt-get install gvidm

as soon as I hit enter the menu pops up under my pointer.

nintendorulz55
November 25th, 2008, 12:05 AM
There's this handy little tool I recently stumbled upon.

http://www.ubuntu-pics.de/thumb/6303/screenshot_06_g2XaS3.png (http://www.ubuntu-pics.de/bild/6303/screenshot_06_g2XaS3.png)


sudo apt-get install gvidm

as soon as I hit enter the menu pops up under my pointer.

this did nothing.i installed, typed in "gvidm" hit enter, and the menu popped up, but nothing happened when i clicked anything. thanks for the help, its not not the answer im looking for.

nintendorulz55
November 25th, 2008, 12:07 AM
There is a wiki guide on dual screen set up here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XineramaHowTo). Near the bottom of that page is info on intel cards.
I already did the dual screen (in a much easier way than described here..) my problem is the screwed up look my screen has after unplugging. I wouldnt call it so much a resolution problem.. everything looks a tiny bit bigger and its all fuzzy.

nintendorulz55
November 25th, 2008, 12:32 AM
i think ive found the problem. My resolution is set to 1024 x 768 when it should be set to 1080 x 1024 (i think). The problem is, thats not an option under system->prefernces->screen resolution. any ideas?

loomsen
November 25th, 2008, 03:53 AM
Well then set it up correctly in your xorg.conf

If you manage to do, you'll as well be able to use gvidm... So you probably don't have



system->prefernces->screen resolution.


OK, no, you don't. Type


man xorg.conf

and say goodbye GUI!(You should configure you X-server while it's down anyway)

Here's my most recent xorg.conf for dualhead layout:
TAKE IT AS A HINT, IT WON'T WORK IF YOU COPY AND PASTE.


######################################
# #
# DUALHEAD LAYOUT #
# #
######################################

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
Load "dbe"
Load "record"
EndSection

###############################################
##### INPUT ################
###############################################

## INPUT - MOUSE ##
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

## INPUT - TOUCHPAD ##
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "True"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizTwoFigerScroll" "True"
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "True"
EndSection

## INPUT - KEYBOARD ##
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "de"
Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
EndSection

################################################
#### OUTPUT ####################
################################################


########## LAPTOP --- SCREEN ##
#######################
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
Option "Coolbits" "1"
Option "NoLogo" "true"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900"
EndSubSection
EndSection

# LAPTOP - GRAFIKKARTE #
##########################
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 8600M GT"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

# LAPTOP - MONITOR #
######################
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
DisplaySize 381 238
# HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
# VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0
Option "DPMS"
Modeline "1440x900_60.00" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync
# Modeline "1440x900_100.00" 187.55 1440 1544 1704 1968 900 901 904 953 -HSync +Vsync
EndSection



########## FERNSEHER --- SCREEN ##
##########################
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
# Option "PixmapCacheSize" "2500000" ## deprecated
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
# Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" ## deprecated, for older cards more recent
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
# Option "AllowIndirectPixmaps" "true"
Option "Coolbits" "1" ## overclocking feature
Option "NoLogo" "true"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768_60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

# FERNSEHER - GRAFIKKARTE #
############################
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 8600M GT"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

# FERNSEHER - MONITOR #
#########################
Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: builtin, VertRefresh source: builtin
###### FIXME #######
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "CRT-0"
HorizSync 28.0 - 55.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

################################################## ##

# SERVER HINTS #
################

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
Option "DoubleScan" "true"
Option "Pixmap" "32"
Option "GlxVisuals" "typical"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
Option "RENDER" "true"
Option "DAMAGE" "true"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection