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Dual Monitor

Post by asmegin » Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:30 pm

Hello, my name is David, I have been using Linux Mint Bea for a couple of weeks right and I must say that thing made my life a whole lot easier, i actually have been using Mint more than XP pro.

Even though it is a beta, there are only a couple of issues that i had.

1st In the Dual Monitor mode, i managed to get up and going perfectly and i saved the settings. But when i reboot, it will go back to it's original settings in one monitor. Is there something that i am missing?

2nd What would be the correct way for me to hibernate my machine so that when i come back rebooting it it will be back where i left off?

I would appreciate any comments.

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Post by clem » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:24 pm

Hi,

please describe your settings and modifications for point 1.

For point 2, this is really something that needs improvement in linux. ACPI is getting better at that but it's still not working perfectly. Did you try right clicking on the battery indicator in the system tray and choose suspend or hibernate?

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Post by asmegin » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:12 am

On the Server Display Configuration, i have the left monitor at 1280x960 and i turned on the second monitor at the same resolution and clicked apply. I applied it into "twin view". I tried saving it to "save to x config file" but it will still do it

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Post by asmegin » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:20 am

was there anything in config that i had to type?

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Post by clem » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:38 pm

I'm not sure at all about this. Anybody knows?

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Not an easy problem to solve

Post by ranjan » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:18 pm

Hi Clem,

I am a new convert to linux and have been using linux (ubuntu, mepis and finally bea) for the past year only, but my understanding is that dual monitor display configuration is as tedious as configuring wireless in the current linux systems. The solutions available today (twin view, xinerama, mergedFB) are half baked hacks and do not compare to those available on either Win XP or Mac OSX. Feisty is supposed to have a GUI configuration for dual screens, KDE already has one accessible from kcontrol.

There is a detailed howto on ubuntu forums for this

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread. ... al+monitor

hope this answers your question.

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