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Dual Monitor support

Postby Aldursil on Tue May 10, 2011 4:42 pm

Can someone point me to an article or a forum link to show me how to set up dual monitors? Both monitors are working, but are showing the same image.
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby nevius on Tue May 10, 2011 8:08 pm

What type of video card do you have? Typically all you need to do is open 'monitors' and uncheck the box that says 'mirror screens' or something like that. I use two monitors all the time.
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby Aldursil on Tue May 10, 2011 10:48 pm

Below is the output for 'lspci' for the video card.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE]

I have seen screenshots where this checkbox is present, but in my Settings menu under Displays I do not have that checkbox. Should I be looking elsewhere for Monitors?
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby Aldursil on Wed May 11, 2011 9:48 am

I am hoping to move from Ubuntu to LMDE as I cannot stand Unity. Ubuntu works fine with dual monitors if I set the refresh rate to 75hz for both monitors. I have no idea why that makes a difference. I'm hoping a config file is changed when that setting is updated on Ubuntu, and then I can look at it and see what to change on LMDE. I was running this last night from a USB drive, does anyone know if a file is updated when you change the default settings?
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby Aldursil on Wed May 11, 2011 4:14 pm

Can anyone help with this? If I cannot get this working I will have to move back to Ubuntu, and I would rather not do that.

Thanks!
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby nunol on Wed May 11, 2011 9:47 pm

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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby Aldursil on Wed May 11, 2011 9:58 pm

Supper for my video card with that driver ended in February of 2009.
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby nunol on Wed May 11, 2011 10:16 pm

This thread just confirms what you already know:
viewtopic.php?f=59&t=66835#p386056

If it worked in a recent Ubuntu it may work I Mint 9/10/11 (Ubuntu based).
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby Aldursil on Wed May 11, 2011 10:21 pm

I was hoping to use a Debian based distro. Since I cannot get this working now, I have gone back to Ubuntu for the time being.

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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby nevius on Fri May 13, 2011 8:20 am

I've only configured dual monitors on intel and nvidia graphics. You may need to install the proprietary ATI driver. See the following article on the Debian Wiki
http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary

You will need the older version of the driver, which can be found in the Lenny repositories. "Catalyst 8.12 (fglrx 8.561)"
If you go this route, I recommend downloading the files from packages.debian.org rather than adding the lenny repository.
http://packages.debian.org/lenny/

Hope this helps you get started in the right direction.
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby Aldursil on Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:55 pm

Would getting a new Nvidia video card help? Is there an open source driver that will be around longer than the proprietary drivers?
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby subeh.sharma on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:00 am

wont recommend you for any graphics card but my Laptop has NVIDEA graphic card which installs a NVIDEA application in LM through which i can successfully configure my 2nd screen.
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Re: Dual Monitor support

Postby subeh.sharma on Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:35 am

or go through this SOLVED thread:

viewtopic.php?f=59&t=77294
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