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Setting up Dual Monitor info and help

This is a nice little article for setting up dual monitors.

Ubuntu Tips: How To Setup Dual Monitor (link removed)

Does anyone know how to do this from the terminal?

I wanted to add a key detail that was neglected from the first article I read. This only matters if you are trying to watch videos.

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Once finished, make sure resolution is set to the resolution of the monitorsfor example, if they are both 1440 x 900 monitors, make sure it is set to that resolution. If the monitors are different resolutions, you will need it to the resolution of the smaller monitor. So, for example, if one monitor is 1440 x 900 and the other is full HD resolution, you will have to set it at 1440900.
How to Set Up Dual Monitors on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid
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Originally Posted by COKEDUDE
This is a nice little article for setting up dual monitors.

Ubuntu Tips: How To Setup Dual Monitor (link removed)

Does anyone know how to do this from the terminal?

I wanted to add a key detail that was neglected from the first article I read. This only matters if you are trying to watch videos.



How to Set Up Dual Monitors on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid
you mean set up dual screen for text terminals , not X11 ? meaning no X11 running

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it its that, if i remember there are options to pass to getty , u might have to load the fb drivers too for your video card...

for X11 there few option,
Software ; u just unable Xinerama .
Hardware : nvidia it s an option in xorg.conf to the nvidia driver
ati too

you can see that on

Xorg.org doc
Nvidia readme file with the driver
Ati too
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I have a intel video driver Smilie.
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hey cokedude I think you're asking about "xrandr"

This is the command to setup dual monitors from terminal. I suggest you read the man page is really easy to use.

You need something like this:
Code:
xrandr  --output  SCREEN1 --mode 1280x800 --output SCREEN2 --mode 1280x800

But you can also include where you want what screen and stuff, as I said investigate further.

Hope that works for you Smilie
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