When I reboot, I do not get any boot options (well, not visible), e.g. Normal boot or Safe boot as the screen is displayed as black and white lines with flashing bits where the writing is supposed to be (like it’s crashed).
When I connect both monitors, only the one connected via the standard VGA connector is visible, the DVI one cuts put.
I don’t get a choice of monitors in Display settings either when both monitors are connected
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7430/displaysettings.th.jpg This is my Samsung Widescreen Monitor (DVI)
How do I fix it so that I can use both monitors at the same time.
I will attempt to connect the ‘other’ VGA monitor and expect it to take over display as primary, when I want my DVI to be primary.
I’ve connected both monitors and changed some settings so that my Samsung displays too, the VGA (ASUS) is selected as primary by the system, but I want the Samsung as primary
When I reboot with both connected now, they both start up ok but after entering my password it comes up with an error telling me the ‘taskbar’ (sorry, Windows speak there) or something is not there and needs to restart???
How can I set it back to default?
I managed to get it to boot in the other desktop and I run it and get
bash: gedit/etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
Also, the Samsung monitor had a white screen on bootup. When I moved the mouse over to it I can left click and create a ‘drag box’, when I right click it cleared the ‘white’ background goes and my ‘normal’ desktop appeared but without anything on it.
I am writing this on my ASUS using the VGA connector.
I cant see where to change the twinview and doesn’t that mean clone.
What I want is one desktop my main one and another one I want so I can drop something on that I can monitor. Separate things on each.
What I’m thinking is, un-instal it completley and then reinstall so it’s clean. Then try again.
When I get the error it just puts up the error box and then gives me choice to reboot, it doesn’t do anything else.
I can no longer get on or use the Gnome desktop.
Ok Pete, I’m not sure if you will find this much help, but here is my Xorg.config you can compare it with yours to see where you’ve gone wrong.
Typically what I do is this.
Open NVIDIA X server settings > Click X Server Display Configuration tab > Click on screen0 which is the primary monitor > Select my resolution, leaving the refresh rate at auto > Select position and select left of > I then goto the tab beside it, and select the monitor I wish to be secondary, which is my Acer P193w > I then tick the box that says “Make this the primary display for the X screen” > Click save to X configuration file > Click apply and then quit.
What I’ve done so far;
I’m using my Samsung as primary connected via DVI and my ASUS connected via VGA is secondary.
I hotplugged the ASUS in and told nVidia to detect it, which it did, making it secondary (1).
I then rebooted, after quitting out of the nVidia control panel (which it says quitting causes it to save the current config).
I get the login screen where I choose GNOME 3 (which is the desktop that I am using to sort out the monitors) which is leaving the other desktop unaffected
I then get the problem, as you mentioned, the HPLIP Status Service
No system tray detected
Unable to start, exiting
It just gives me the ‘OK’ to click on