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    Cannot detect 2nd monitor

    Hi, in the 'Displays' box I can't get Ubuntu to detect my second monitor.
    Plus it seems to think the PC is a laptop, which is strange.
    I have NVidia Ge Force 8400 and using the HDMI output for the second monitor and the DIV-X port (with a VGA adapter) for 1st, using the proprietory driver.
    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    Re: Cannot detect 2nd monitor

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    Re: Cannot detect 2nd monitor

    Are you using nVidia proprietary driver or the ones included with Ubuntu on fresh install?

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    Re: Cannot detect 2nd monitor

    Hi, thanks for your response.
    I am using NVidia proprietory driver.
    Dual monitors works fine in both the other dual-boot Windows installations on the same desktop so I doubt it's a hardware issue.
    By the way I would like the two displays "cloned".
    Last edited by CJ_Hudson; August 27th, 2012 at 06:38 PM. Reason: Typo.

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    Re: Cannot detect 2nd monitor

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    Re: Cannot detect 2nd monitor

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    Re: Cannot detect 2nd monitor

    Thread moved to Multimedia & Video.

    ... seeing as you're still here. Frankly, you might be better re-posting in this sub-forum with your current situation. And remember; wait twenty four hours before bumping threads. You may have known that but just in case. Better luck this time.

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    Re: Cannot detect 2nd monitor

    A ha working okay now with prop. driver. Selected Clone Displays, Twin View configuration and tweaked second monitor settings to get all the gubbins on screen. A-OK ! Cheers guys.

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