Solved How can I use my second monitor in xubuntu?

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February 1, 2017 at 13:57:42
Specs: Xubuntu, AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.30 GHz / 512 mb
Hello,

I've installed xubuntu a few days ago, and now I want to use my second monitor (It's the same model) on it. When I turn on my PC the second monitor works (mirroring, not extending). But as soon as it goes to the desktop (completly started up), only my first monitor works and my second monitor is turned on but doesn't show anything. When I go to the general settings of display he gives me two monitors ("1. Goldstar company ltd 15" and "digital display") but i can't choose an option to extend or mirror my screen. (and I think he doesn't recognize my second monitor otherwise he should give me the same name (Goldstar..), right?) Then I installed/updated my nvidia drivers (beacause i didn't have the "NVIDIA x server settings") after doing that I miss the option "X server display configuration" in the NVIDIA x server settings . I connected my first monitor in the vga port and my second monitor in the dvi port. If I type xrandr in the command prompt i get

"xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA-0 connected primary 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 304mm x 228mm
1024x768 75.08 75.03 70.07 60.00*
832x624 74.55
800x600 72.19 75.00 60.32 56.25
640x480 75.00 72.81 66.67 60.00
720x400 70.08
DVI-0 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 60.00*
800x600 60.32 56.25
848x480 60.00
640x480 59.94
S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)"

I don't know what this means?
Does anyone have an idea what I can do?


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#1
February 1, 2017 at 15:51:16
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Hi,
Extended monitors one of the best things in the world. sometimes it is hard to connect them so i think you maybe able to use some help.

HOW TO USE MULTIPLE MONITORS IN XUBUNTU / XFCE - http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/how-...

Also
- http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/12/h...


Hope you find a solution to your problem reply is so
Happy to help
Lakshan Costa


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#2
February 6, 2017 at 12:05:08
try lower the resolution on the one that works, and see if the other one comes on.

larry


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