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Thread: dual monitor resolution

  1. #1
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    dual monitor resolution

    Hello
    I have a dual monitor resolution question.

    I have a Geforce gt640 video card hooked to two acer p221w monitors using dvi cables. When I go into system settings/displays, one monitor is labelled correctly and the other is labelled unknown . Also, the one labelled correctly has a resolution of 1280X1024 which is fine, but the unknown one has a resolution of 800x600. This is not ok. I am not blind. I would like then to both be at the 1280x1024.

    So given that I am using nvidia, I bring up the nvidia Xserver settings panel to try to fix this. Problem is, I cant. First off, my second monitor is called DFP-2. The other is named correctly. In the drop down for resolution of DFP-2, there is just auto and off.

    If anyone has any thoughts about how I can get both my monitors to be detected correctly, I would appreciate it.

    Thank you
    Jeff

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
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    Kubuntu

    Re: dual monitor resolution

    Im having *almost* the same problem, but my video card is

    GF108 [GeForce GT 430]
    My monitors are DELL 17", one is UNKNOWN and 1024 as maximum

    I still using the 'native' drivers, the original with 12.10, and Im not sure if replacing with propietary drivers will help

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