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    Problem with dual screens


    Okay, so today is my very first day having any contact with Linux whatsoever, so I have no idea what I'm doing half the time but am somehow managing to not blow my house up by doing something stupid. So simple answers with good directions would really help me out. =/

    Anyway, I just installed Mint 12 on my brand new computer today and have been figuring out how to get everything set up. I was trying to set up my dual monitors in the NVIDIA X server thing (it was originally only showing the right monitor and not the left) and I saved the configuration and restarted the computer. Now it shows the desktop icons on the right monitor, but the entire left screen is white and there are no menus. I can move my mouse over to the left side but can't drag any windows over. Actually I just now clicked on the left side and it went black and the desktop icons disappeared. I can access the terminal via the keyboard shortcut, but that's about it. I have no idea how to get back to the NVIDIA X server controls without the menus or if something else would fix it (presumably something related to the terminal).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



    Edit: just restarted again and got this error message:

    none of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes:
    Trying modes for CRTC 670
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1280x1024@50Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1280x1024@51Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1280x960@52Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1152x864@53Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1152x864@54Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1152x864@55Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1152x864@56Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1024x768@57Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1024x768@58Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1024x768@59Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 960x600@60Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 960x540@61Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 840x525@62Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 840x525@63Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 840x525@64Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 832x624@65Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 800x600@66Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 800x600@67Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 800x600@68Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 800x600@69Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 720x450@70Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 700x525@71Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 680x384@72Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 680x384@73Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 640x480@74Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 640x480@75Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 640x480@76Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 640x480@77Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 512x384@78Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 512x384@79Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 400x300@80Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 320x240@81Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 320x240@82Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 0)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1280x1024@50Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1280x1024@51Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1280x960@52Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1152x864@53Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1152x864@54Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1152x864@55Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1152x864@56Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1024x768@57Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1024x768@58Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 1024x768@59Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 960x600@60Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 960x540@61Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 840x525@62Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 840x525@63Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 840x525@64Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 832x624@65Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 800x600@66Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 800x600@67Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 800x600@68Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 800x600@69Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 720x450@70Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 700x525@71Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 680x384@72Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 680x384@73Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 640x480@74Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 640x480@75Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 640x480@76Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 640x480@77Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 512x384@78Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 512x384@79Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 400x300@80Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 320x240@81Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)
    CRTC 670: trying mode 320x240@82Hz with output at 1920x1080@50Hz (pass 1)

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    Was able to get to the settings by browisng through the files and was able to fix it. I still get an error similar to the previous one, but with only two lines instead. But it works now.

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