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[[File:Display-manager.png|400px|right|thumb|Open the configuration tool for monitors]]
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[[File:Display-manager-extend.png|400px|right|thumb|Extending the desktop which makes it possible to have two screens in Ubuntu]]
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Changing display settings in Ubuntu.
  
[[File:Display-manager-mirror.png|400px|right|thumb|Cloning your desktop,which is useful if you are also using an external laptop or projector]]
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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]]''
  
  
Below is a small guide of things you can try if your noveau settings for Ubuntu is not functioning properly.
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[[File:Display-manager.png|500px]]
  
=== The Ubuntu Display settings way ===
 
  
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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.
  
Ubuntu has a configuration tool for the screen called "Displays".
 
  
To open this, press the Ubuntu icon. Enter "fill displays" to the search field and press Enter to access it.
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[[File:Display-manager-extend.png|500px]]
  
This tool makes it possible to detect monitor that are attached to the computer.
 
You can also choose between clone or extended mode and set the resolution, rotation and order of the screens.
 
  
When you press "Apply", an xml.file with path  fil ~/.config/monitors.xml will be written.
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Cloning your desktop when you are connected to a projector.
  
This file contains the settings that you choosed. The file can altered manually using a text editor if you need to change the settings.
 
  
'''Note:''' Ubuntu will in most cases be able to detect when you plug in/plug out a monitor.
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[[File:Display-manager-mirror.png|500px]]
  
  
=== The xorg.conf way ===
 
  
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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.
  
If you for some reason are not able to use the noveau drivers, you can install another tool to configure the screen settings.
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=== xorg.conf method ===
  
This is especially applicable for computers with Nvidia graphic cards.
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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.
  
To open this tool, press the Ubuntu icon. Enter "nvidia" into the search field. Press enter to access the application.
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Search for nvidia in Dash Home. ''More about [[Ubuntu_Dash_Home]]''
  
The Nvidia X server configuration tool will then appear. This tool lets you detect when monitors are connected to the computer. Further , you can choose between extended and clone mode and the order of the screens.
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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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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