ATI / NVidia Dual monitors with Ubuntu 8.04
Posted on Monday, July 21 2008 in
This is outdated - newer versions of Ubuntu support dual monitors out of the box
Set up dual monitors in Ubuntu 8.04 for both ATI and NVidia based graphics cards without configuring xorg.conf or manually editing any other files. This should work for most ait or nvidia based dual monitor setups with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.
We'll follow some simple steps.
Step 1. Download EnvyNG
Open Synaptic Package Manager
(System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager)
Download 'envyng-core' and 'envyng-gtk'
is the actual program
is the GUI frontend
Step 2. Use EnvyNG
(Application > System Tools > EnvyNG)
Download appropriate drivers
This may take a while
Reboot once installed
Step 3. Configure Video Card
Open Nvidia’s control panel (System > Administration > NVIDIA X Server Settings)
Enable TwinView. Click 'Configure', select TwinView, and click 'OK'
Specify options based on your monitor setup. Select a default monitor. Chose physical monitor positions
Click 'Save the X Configuration File' and click save on the popup
Located in either of these places
(System > Administration > ATI / Catalyst Settings)
(Application > System > ATI / Catalyst Settings)
(Application > Other)
If not in any of these places, open it through the command line using 'amdcccle'
Press alt + f2, enter “amdcccle” in the prompt box, and hit enter Open the display manager and click the display modes tab and change the select mode to big desktop.
Apply the settings, click ok, and close the control panel and restart your computer.
Step 4. Screen Resolution
Open the Screen Resolution options
System > Preferences > Screen Resolution Ensure “Clone Screens” is not checked
Select the resolution with the largest width
Apply Settings and reboot