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    Display Link in Ubuntu?

    Hi all, greetings from Indianapolis, In!

    I have been using Ubuntu quite well for a few years now, Since about 8.10..

    I've been able to get used to and learn how to use Linux, am a member of a linux users group here locally, am a technician all that good stuff...

    I've recently gotten a new ultrabook after my old desktop gave up the ghost and no amount of spit and bailing wire would keep it running again..

    So my question is, I had gotten very spoiled and had been using 2 24" monitors in dual display for some time.

    And also with a macbook pro at work by way of using a Sabrent USB display adapter. I picked another one up cheap for use for home, but it seems it's a little harder than it seems with Ubunut.

    I have heard that they do work pretty well in Fedora 17 and I found some things on Ubuntu.com where they were working on multi-screen setups..

    So to make a long story short, is there a script or package available that makes setting up a multi-screen setup for a ultrabook/notebook set up easier than editing the X config files?

    Just seems like a little too much work to set up something right now..

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    Re: Display Link in Ubuntu?

    Which version of Ubuntu are you using now?

    Unless there is a problem with drivers for your hardware, you shouldn't have a problem. It's all done from the settings now, in the GUI. Simple, straightforward, quick.

    Try it and let us know if you get a problem.
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    Re: Display Link in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Which version of Ubuntu are you using now?

    Unless there is a problem with drivers for your hardware, you shouldn't have a problem. It's all done from the settings now, in the GUI. Simple, straightforward, quick.

    Try it and let us know if you get a problem.

    I am using ubuntu12.04....

    I didn't have much of a problem before because I was using a desktop with an add-in Nvidia video card, So I could use the Nvidia controls with it..

    Now I have the ultrabook, it only has the one display adapter, so I am trying to use the Sabrent USB display adapter to drive the other 24" monitor, I get a green screen but can't get the monitor to display anything... Trying to set up the 2 24" monitors in an extended desktop with the ultrabook in clamshell mode when I am at home and working at my desk.

    Is there something simple I am missing with the setup?

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    Re: Display Link in Ubuntu?

    The default — when it works — is to show the same thing on both monitors. So if you see green on one screen in the default mode, then I surmise it is a problem with either your hardware or the drivers.

    I am sorry that I don't know how to diagnose this problem.

    Edit: what does your Settings screen show?
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    Re: Display Link in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    The default — when it works — is to show the same thing on both monitors. So if you see green on one screen in the default mode, then I surmise it is a problem with either your hardware or the drivers.

    I am sorry that I don't know how to diagnose this problem.

    Edit: what does your Settings screen show?
    Thank you for your help,

    The hardware isn't the problem though, it works fine when I use it with the Macbook pro.

    I'm thinking it's something in the display link driver and the X config file.

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