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additional monitor to use as extended desktop

By maggielou43 ·
Hi, PC HP Compaq running win 7. The PC does not have a DVI Port or HDMI only VGA. It has intergrated intel G41 chip graphics. I used a vga splitter cable to run 2 monitors but they just mirrored. I could not even set separate resolutions. Windows did not detect the 2nd monitor .I downloaded the 2nd monitor's drivers from the original hp disk but still no joy.
can I do anymore to enable running the 2nd monitor as an extended desktop, or is this not possible because of the graphics and/or no DVI or because the main 22" monitor is actually a television. Running it as just a mirror of the main monitor is pretty useless. Thanks

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REF: PREVIOUS POSTS. DUAL MONITOR DOES NOT WORK WITH LINUX UBUNTU

by maggielou43 In reply to additional monitor to use ...

Hi reference my previous posts. new graphics card worked fine on windows, but on Ubuntu 13.04 it detects only the HP x19" monitor. The TV22" screen boots to grub ok then into Ubuntu. At this point it goes blue with a no "signal text" box and the HP screen takes over.
I have asked the question on the Ubuntu forums and been told that it is a driver problem. Checked and Ubuntu is using Nouveau drivers.
I find this difficult to understand. Ubuntu OS, graphics, & monitor all work perfectly on the HP screen so why would different drivers be required just for an additional monitor. Prior to installing the graphic card the 22" monitor worked perfectly but ubuntu does not work on it now.

Anyway I tried another 8 Linux distros and all automatically detected both screens including Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Lububtu, maggiea, mint, full monty, etc.

Tried xrandr -q output

maggie@margaret-VS273AA-ABU-CQ5226UK:~$ xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-I-2 connected 1366x768 0 0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 410mm x 230mm
1366x768 59.8*
1280x1024 60.0
1280x960 60.0
1024x768 60.0
800x600 60.3
640x480 60.0
720x400 70.1
maggie@margaret-VS273AA-ABU-CQ5226UK:~$

Obviously the DVI-I-1 is disconnected but why does it work on all the other distros.
Hoping that there is some Linux people in TR that can help please. Thanks

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REF: PREVIOUS POSTS. DUAL MONITOR DOES NOT WORK WITH LINUX UBUNTU

by maggielou43 In reply to additional monitor to use ...

Hi reference my previous posts. new graphics card worked fine on windows, but on Ubuntu 13.04 it detects only the HP x19" monitor. The TV22" screen boots to grub ok then into Ubuntu. At this point it goes blue with a no "signal text" box and the HP screen takes over.
I have asked the question on the Ubuntu forums and been told that it is a driver problem. Checked and Ubuntu is using Nouveau drivers.
I find this difficult to understand. Ubuntu OS, graphics, & monitor all work perfectly on the HP screen so why would different drivers be required just for an additional monitor. Prior to installing the graphic card the 22" monitor worked perfectly but ubuntu does not detect it now.

Anyway I tried another 8 Linux distros and all automatically detected both screens including Ubuntu 12.04LTS Ubuntu 12.10, Lububtu, Maggiea, Mint, Full Monty, etc.

Tried Ubuntu 13.04 newly bunt iso cant detect 22"TV monitor
Tried Ubuntu 13.04 64bit & 32bit cant detect 22" TV monitor
Tried xrandr -q output

maggie@margaret-VS273AA-ABU-CQ5226UK:~$ xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-I-2 connected 1366x768 0 0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 410mm x 230mm
1366x768 59.8*
1280x1024 60.0
1280x960 60.0
1024x768 60.0
800x600 60.3
640x480 60.0
720x400 70.1
maggie@margaret-VS273AA-ABU-CQ5226UK:~$

Obviously the DVI-I-1 is disconnected but why does it work on all the other distros.
Hoping that there is some Linux people in TR that can help please. Thanks

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graphic pcI card hot

by maggielou43 In reply to additional monitor to use ...

Sorry to add another thing that is worrying me. The nvidia graphic card that i purchased appears to get quite hot. it did not come with a fan nor did the seller suggest that a fan would be necessary.
I have never had an external graphic card before, only on board graphics so i dont know quite what to expect. Please advise. Thanks

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