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    Multiple hardware problems.

    Ok, pretend you are explaining this to an infant.

    #1- System settings > Displays is reading as one big laptop screen.
    I have 2 screens, both different sizes. I cannot, for the life of me, get "Displays" to read that I have two screens. Whenever I seem to change something in nvidia-settings, either one screen or the other stops working or goes white. Also, my main monitor, HP 2511x, does not look up to par. The resolution is set to 1920x1080 like it should, but it doesnt look crisp and when I watch a movie or scroll the internet there are lines on the screen. I think it needs a driver.

    #2- I think I got the nvidia driver to work for my GTX570. If I did, it was just by typing random commands into the terminal because I have no idea what I was typing, I was just trying random bits and pieces of what I was reading online. Is there a way I can overclock my hardware (CPU, GPU) in the OS or will I have to do it through the BIOS?

    3#- Will I need any other drivers or anything like it for my new setup? Alot of this is kinda confusing, I might have jumped into the deep end a little early, but then again, it doesnt seem like there is a shallow end. Any and all help is appreciated. Remember, start from square one and assume I dont know anything, lol. Thanks.

    BTW, Ubunutu 12.04 64-bit
    Last edited by douggiephresh; October 8th, 2012 at 11:04 PM.

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    Re: Multiple hardware problems.

    Hello again douggiephresh; Welcome to the forum.

    How bout we simplify things and get only one monitor functional, later get the other operating ?

    For now lets see what display and driver you have loaded..terminal commands:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    lspci | grep VGA
    Will tell a bunch. Then compare for compatibility .
    regards <==BDQ

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    Re: Multiple hardware problems.

    doug@doug-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -C display
    [sudo] password for doug:
    PCI (sysfs)
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: GF110 [GeForce GTX 570 HD]
    vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: a1
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:d0000000-d7ffffff memory:d8000000-d9ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:fb000000-fb07ffff
    *-display
    description: Display controller
    product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 09
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:57 memory:fb400000-fb7fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
    doug@doug-desktop:~$
    doug@doug-desktop:~$ lspci | grep VGA
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF110 [GeForce GTX 570 HD] (rev a1)
    doug@doug-desktop:~$ ^C
    doug@doug-desktop:~$

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    Re: Multiple hardware problems.

    The i915: I am aware of some problems with some resolutions. Thinking on the xorg.conf edits for both drivers. Lemme see what I can come up with.

    Is your machine a laptop or desktop ?

    scratchin <==BDQ

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    Re: Multiple hardware problems.

    At this point not looking good for the i915 driver//all solutions seem to turn off kernel mode setting ..for now I am not sure how doing this effects the Nvidia GTX 570.

    This is going to be a learning process for sure! <==BDQ

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    Re: Multiple hardware problems.

    What do you mean 915? Im running a desktop

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    Re: Multiple hardware problems.

    I really wanna give linux a shot, i know that it should be a better way to use a computer than windows, but why is it so complicated just to get your monitor to work?

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    Re: Multiple hardware problems.

    To be clear: you have a desktop with both integrated video (the Intel controller) AND a separate video card - the NVidia - right?

    Your two monitors are plugged into the NVidia only and not into the main motherboard monitor (VGA) connector?

    There may be a setting in your BIOS Setup to disable the on-board video entirely; it may still be active even if you are not using it. That could make it less confusing for Ubuntu.

    Also - have you tried with just one monitor? What happens?

    Are the two monitors identical? If not, have you tried swapping them?

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    Re: Multiple hardware problems.

    complicated: not really, just takes some adjustment in thinking process.(anything and everything is configurable) Please bear in mind that the cd you used to install with works on 90 percent of the systems (many many many different configurations,-out of the box-. It just is not possible to meet every contingency with the one installation medium. The great thing is that ubuntu can be made to run on such a great variety of hardware. And all for free with no strings attached and the options to do with it whatever/however you wish.

    At the present time we will get your system to play nice with your monitors. I just have a small hitch IRT Nvidia compatibility listing for your GTX 570 HD//
    and I am tired and am going to sleep on it ...I will see this thread in my AM.

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    Re: Multiple hardware problems.

    thanks for all the help, i really appreciate it! Another couple things, when i try to run MyUnity it says im stuck in 2d mode. and when i view displays in system settings it shows i have 1 big laptop monitor.

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