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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. === 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.
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spanning - this would be where the desktop is actually extended onto both monitors making one big desktop. === spanning ===
this would be where the desktop is actually extended onto both monitors making one big desktop.
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- i found that mirrored displays is quite easily setup with the included tool from XFCE/Xubuntu located in the menu under, "settings" - "monitor settings". this seems to be LXrandr. http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=lxrandr === mirroring tests ===
mirroring the
display is quite simple with the included tool from XFCE/Xubuntu located in the menu under "settings" - "monitor settings".  this package is LXrandr. http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=lxrandr
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- to enable, and manage dual head spanning, i prefer the tool arandr.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=arandr
=== 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 
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between these 2 tools, we can cover whatever needs to be covered for the end-user. * between these 2 tools, we can cover whatever the end-user needs.
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== failed packages, and why == === failed packages, and why ===
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grandr failed. i couldnt enable spanning with it, and there were quite a few 'greyed-out' options grandr failed. i couldnt enable spanning with it, and there were quite a few 'greyed-out' options.

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" - "monitor settings". this package is LXrandr. 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)