multi-head

Abstract

The purpose of this wiki page is document multi-head (multiple monitor) testing completed during the Precise development cycle.

This page will define the test use cases, the packages tested,

dual head testing in XFCE

there were 2 test cases i used for dual monitors. these cases are described as follows...

mirroring

this would be for a presentation maybe. having the same image on both the main display, and a secondary display, such as a projector.

spanning

this would be where the desktop is actually extended onto both monitors making one big desktop.

mirroring tests

mirroring the display is quite simple with the included tool from XFCE/Xubuntu located in the menu under "settings" - "settings manger" - "display". also, the package LXrandr provides similar functionality. http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=lxrandr

spanning tests

to enable, and manage dual head spanning, the only tool that worked for me (with a GUI) was arandr. http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=arandr the different displays were easy to find, configure and rotate using the GUI arandr.

arandr and 'monitor settings' in the menu have the same icons.

* between these 2 tools, we can cover whatever the end-user needs.

failed packages, and why

grandr failed. i couldnt enable spanning with it, and there were quite a few 'greyed-out' options.

UbuntuStudio/multi-head (last edited 2012-02-29 22:55:57 by slavender)