Old 26th March 2008, 21:22
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Exclamation Ubuntu Hardy Beta 1

I installed i386 version of Hardy Beta 1 as x64 would not work at all (blank screen, regular and alternate versions).

Now, I originally had the proper resolution working at 1280x800 up until I installed the nvidia-glx and modified the xorg.conf file to enable dual monitor view, which I still did not get working. Now my resolution is 800x600 and no other option. I even undid my settings in xorg.org and uninstalled nvidia-glx (even tried new nvidia-glx) to no avail.


Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver        "kbd"
    Option        "XkbRules"    "xorg"
    Option        "XkbModel"    "pc105"
    Option        "XkbLayout"    "us"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Configured Mouse"
    Driver        "vmmouse"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver        "synaptics"
    Option        "SendCoreEvents"    "true"
    Option        "Device"    "/dev/psaux"
    Option        "Protocol"    "auto-dev"
    Option        "HorizEdgeScroll"    "0"

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Configured Video Device"
    Driver        "nvidia"
    Option        "NoLogo"    "True"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
    Device        "Configured Video Device"
    Defaultdepth    24
    Option         "RenderAccel"     "True"
    Option         "TwinView"
    Option         "MetaModes"     "1280800 1920x1080"

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier    "Default Layout"
  screen "Default Screen"
    Inputdevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
Section "Module"
    Load        "glx"
If anyone can in the meantime explain how to properly get dual view working that would be great. I also wish to play Blu-Ray (on the external view, which is my 1080p Sharp 32" TV via hdmi). I have a BluRay player built in my laptop.

Note: I also tried " Load "nv" as well in xorg.conf


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Ubuntu Hardy Beta 1 32bit
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Old 26th March 2008, 21:57
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Hi Chad,

simply run the following command as root ...

... and configure all to your needs. Depending on your changes you may have to log out and in again or to restart the system to take all changes effect.

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Old 26th March 2008, 22:57
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I got the resolution working again and dual view as well.

I cannot play commercial movie dvd's properly.

The default Totem-gstreamer tells me "error cannot read from resources"

I already ran this:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

I installed VLC and strangely, one scene works. From the dvd menu, clicking "play" minimizes VLC, so does every seen except one. No problem with the dvd itself in general, no scratches and all.

VLC is a pain, cannot even get it to 100% sound, only 97%.

Also, isn't there a way to do a plug n' play deal with dual view monitors? I'm using an hdmi to a Sharp 32" tv which works, but I have to manually change the settings in Nvidia Settings to either single view or twin view (or separate). Its a bit annoying to do this manually.

Not only that, how do I get the actual movie player to the external view (Sharp tv)? Dragging it to the right only moved it to the 2nd desktop view, not the tv itself.
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Old 31st March 2008, 11:22
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dvds are encrypted... install

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extra
That should install libdvdcss2... if not, add the medibuntu repos (the Gutsy ones are ok - I have them on my hardy) and install libdvdcss2 from there.
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