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Changing display settings in Ubuntu.  
  
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Note that Ubuntu in most cases will automatically detect that you insert / remove a screen.
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=== The Display method ===
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''Also known as [http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/ nouveau]''
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Search for display in Dash Home. ''More abaout [[Ubuntu_Dash_Home]]''
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[[File:Display-manager.png|500px]]
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In Displays you can among other things detect monitors connected to your computer, select the extended / clone mode, resolution, rotation and select the order in which the monitors should be in.
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You can extend the desktop to span two monitors as well.
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[[File:Display-manager-extend.png|500px]]
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Cloning your desktop when you are connected to a projector.
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[[File:Display-manager-mirror.png|500px]]
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When you press apply the settings are written to the file ~/.config/monitors.xml. The file can be edit manually with vi or another text editor.
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=== xorg.conf method ===
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If you have a nvidia graphick card or simular and you are not able to use [http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/ nouveau], then you have other tools installed like NVIDIA X Server Settings.
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Search for nvidia in Dash Home. ''More about [[Ubuntu_Dash_Home]]''
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[[File:800px-Nvidia-settings1.png|700px]]
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The result will show you NVIDIA X Server Settings tool that gives you possibleities to detect monitors connected to your computer, select the extended / clone mode, resolution, rotation and the order the monitors should be in.
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[[File:588px-Nvidia_config.png|600px]]
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[[Category:Ubuntu]]

Latest revision as of 15:34, 9 March 2017


Changing display settings in Ubuntu.

Note that Ubuntu in most cases will automatically detect that you insert / remove a screen.

The Display method

Also known as nouveau

Search for display in Dash Home. More abaout Ubuntu_Dash_Home


Display-manager.png


In Displays you can among other things detect monitors connected to your computer, select the extended / clone mode, resolution, rotation and select the order in which the monitors should be in. You can extend the desktop to span two monitors as well.


Display-manager-extend.png


Cloning your desktop when you are connected to a projector.


Display-manager-mirror.png


When you press apply the settings are written to the file ~/.config/monitors.xml. The file can be edit manually with vi or another text editor.

xorg.conf method

If you have a nvidia graphick card or simular and you are not able to use nouveau, then you have other tools installed like NVIDIA X Server Settings.

Search for nvidia in Dash Home. More about Ubuntu_Dash_Home


800px-Nvidia-settings1.png


The result will show you NVIDIA X Server Settings tool that gives you possibleities to detect monitors connected to your computer, select the extended / clone mode, resolution, rotation and the order the monitors should be in.


588px-Nvidia config.png