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    Dual Monitors, output goes to both screens, no option to reposition

    Dual Monitors not working with Koala.

    Hi, Im a casual user running a dell vostro 1500, with Kubuntu 9.10, and don't have too much experience configuring xorg.conf

    The system has never been able to identify my monitors properly, when trying to setup up with the GUI "Configure Display" The position drop downs are not present. (Also when clickng on identify outputs in the Configure Diplay settings, both monitors are identified as both VGA and LVDS1).

    In 9.04, I got around this by running xrandr, and positioning the monitors myself.
    Code:
    xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1680x1050 --output VGA --right-of LVDS --mode 1680x1050
    This no longer works in Koala... xrandr does nothing...

    Can anyone help?

    Much appreciated in advance.

    Code:
    $ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
    Code:
    $ sudo cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    [sudo] password for brendan:                                              
    # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)              
    #                                                                         
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using                                                                                                 
    # values from the debconf database.                                                                                                                                          
    #                                                                                                                                                                            
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.                                                                                                            
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)                                                                                                                                
    #                                                                                                                                                                            
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*                                                                                                 
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg                                                                                                     
    # package.                                                                                                                                                                   
    #                                                                                                                                                                            
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated                                                                                                 
    # again, run the following command:                                                                                                                                          
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg                                                                                                                                
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used                                                                                                                           
    #Section "InputDevice"                                                                                                                                                       
    #       Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"                                                                                                                                   
    #       Driver          "kbd"                                                                                                                                                
    #       Option          "CoreKeyboard"                                                                                                                                       
    #       Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"                                                                                                                               
    #       Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"                                                                                                                              
    #       Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"                                                                                                                                 
    #EndSection                                                                                                                                                                  
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used                                                                                                                           
    #Section "InputDevice"                                                                                                                                                       
    #       Identifier      "Configured Mouse"                                                                                                                                   
    #       Driver          "mouse"                                                                                                                                              
    #       Option          "CorePointer"                                                                                                                                        
    #       Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"                                                                                                            
    #       Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"                                                                                                                     
    #       Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"                                                                                                                        
    #       Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"                                                                                                                       
    #EndSection                                                                                                                                                                  
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used                                                                                                                           
    #Section "InputDevice"                                                                                                                                                       
    #       Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"                                                                                                                                 
    #       Driver          "synaptics"                                                                                                                                          
    #       Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"                                                                                                                       
    #       Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"                                                                                                                 
    #       Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"                                                                                                                   
    #       Option          "HorizEdgeScroll"       "0"                                                                                                                          
    #EndSection                                                                                                                                                                  
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used                                                                                                                           
    #Section "InputDevice"                                                                                                                                                       
    #       Driver          "wacom"                                                                                                                                              
    #       Identifier      "stylus"                                                                                                                                             
    #       Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"                                                                                                                   
    #       Option          "Type"          "stylus"                                                                                                                             
    #       Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"         # Tablet PC ONLY                                                                                                     
    #EndSection                                                                                                                                                                  
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used                                                                                                                           
    #Section "InputDevice"                                                                                                                                                       
    #       Driver          "wacom"                                                                                                                                              
    #       Identifier      "eraser"                                                                                                                                             
    #       Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"                                                                                                                   
    #       Option          "Type"          "eraser"                                                                                                                             
    #       Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"         # Tablet PC ONLY                                                                                                     
    #EndSection                                                                                                                                                                  
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used                                                                                                                           
    #Section "InputDevice"
    #       Driver          "wacom"
    #       Identifier      "cursor"
    #       Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
    #       Option          "Type"          "cursor"
    #       Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"         # Tablet PC ONLY
    #EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier      "FP222W"
            Option          "DPMS"
            HorizSync       30-84
            VertRefresh     56-76
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier      "Default Screen"
            Device          "Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
            Monitor         "FP222W"
            DefaultDepth    24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Modes           "1680x1050" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
                    Depth           24
                    Virtual         3360    1050
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier      "Default Layout"
            Screen          "Default Screen"
            # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
            #       InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
            # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
            #       InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
            # Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
            #       InputDevice     "stylus"        "SendCoreEvents"
            #       InputDevice     "cursor"        "SendCoreEvents"
            #       InputDevice     "eraser"        "SendCoreEvents"
            # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
            #       InputDevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier      "Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
            Driver          "intel"
            BusID           "PCI:0:2:0"
            Option          "TexturedVideo" "Off"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
            Option  "DontZap"       "True"
    EndSection
    Last edited by thordain; November 12th, 2009 at 03:56 AM.

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    Re: Dual Monitors, output goes to both screens, no option to reposition

    Okay.. does anybody at least know if xrandr or the intel xorg driver is no longer supported in 9.10??

    thanks in advance...

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    Re: Dual Monitors, output goes to both screens, no option to reposition

    Nevermind I resolved this.

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    Re: Dual Monitors, output goes to both screens, no option to reposition

    Quote Originally Posted by thordain View Post
    Nevermind I resolved this.
    It might be nice if you were to share how you fixed it with the community you were asking for help from.
    Go on, be a sport, let us know.
    Mick 'n Keef rock, Chas beats time and Ronnie is the new boy
    Registered as user 466848 with the Linux Counter. Registered Ubuntu User 22858. Our company website or our new venture

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    Re: Dual Monitors, output goes to both screens, no option to reposition

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveHillier View Post
    It might be nice if you were to share how you fixed it with the community you were asking for help from.
    Go on, be a sport, let us know.
    Hehheh... you are right of course.. so for the community who so promptly gave me help.. ;p

    The problem was my outputs were renamed from VGA --> VGA1 and LVDS --> LVDS1 when I upgraded to karmic, and I didn't notice...

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    Re: Dual Monitors, output goes to both screens, no option to reposition

    Good on ya thordain.
    Thanks
    Mick 'n Keef rock, Chas beats time and Ronnie is the new boy
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