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Re: Double Monitor/Extended Desktop
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 03:17:43 PM »
 

mandoran

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You can set the resolution of each screen from ARandR - the 'outputs' menu item and then alternatives will branch out next to each monitor on the list that drops down.
 

Re: Double Monitor/Extended Desktop
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 04:05:54 AM »
 

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Hello,

I guess I kind of have a similar problem with an extended desktop and was wondering how to configure/change the screen res.  Mine is on 1024x576 but I would much rather prefer to have what I set my XP to, 1024x768.
 

Re: Double Monitor/Extended Desktop
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 03:55:37 PM »
 

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I'm using ARandR to use an extended double monitor desktop with LL. Works very simply, but you do have to put the script it creates into the Session and Startup list for it to be remembered/restarted across sessions.
 

Re: Double Monitor/Extended Desktop
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 11:22:27 AM »
 

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Firstly, there is currently no means to do this natively with xfce desktop, it will be introduced in later versions. But you can install a simple tool called arandr.

sudo apt-get install arandr

It will then be located in your Menu, Menu > Settings >ARandR



You will then open arandr, navigate to Outputs > Display name > Activate. You can then use the gui to chose the placement of the display and hit the apply button (or ctrl+enter). If you run into any issues feel free to post again.
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Re: Double Monitor/Extended Desktop
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 10:44:58 AM »
 

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How do i access those settings? And can i test it in live mode or do i have to install the OS first?
 

Re: Double Monitor/Extended Desktop
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 09:07:43 AM »
 

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I believe its an integrated ati but I'll have to check. Its the stock vid card on a Dell e1505.
 

Re: Double Monitor/Extended Desktop
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 11:36:43 PM »
 

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What type of video card are you using? If you happen to be using nvidia or amd/ati card there are tools provided.

For an example, nvidia settings tool looks like so:
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Double Monitor/Extended Desktop
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 11:10:57 PM »
 

salvillarreal

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Hi. I was wondering if Linux Lite supports extended desktop for a double monitor situation. I don't want it mirrored but an extension. Thanks
 

 

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