Re: Getting dual monitors to work on Gnome 2.26.1


On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 09:04 +0100, Puvi Ganeshar wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am trying to get dual monitors (2 identical HP L1940T) working on my
> machine but I am not having any luch at all.
> I am not having the 2 screens as one virtual screen as it's mirroring
> one other currently.
> I go to System -> Preferences -> Display, I can see the "Mirror
> screens" check box checked.  So I uncheck this box and click Apply,
> then I get a pop-up saying
> "Monitor Resolution Settings has detected that the virtual resolution
> must be set in your configuration file in order to apply your
> settings.
> Would you like Screen Resolution to set the virtual resolution for
> you? (Recommended"
> When I answer "Yes" to this and get the following error:
> "Your settings cannot be applied because the virtual resolution is not
> big enough to contain your screens"
> So I am really stuck at this point so I turned to Google for help and
> found there are couple of people had the same problem but
> unfortunately the found no resolution.

This is not a issue with gnome, but rather with Xorg. Update
"/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file to reflect as shown below

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Virtual   3200 1500

Try sending in a talking to your distribution
"list" ( fedora-list/ubuntu forums/... ) .

Ritesh Khadgaray
Linux and Desktop
Ph: +919970164885
Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway.

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