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    Using Dual monitor setup


    I'm currently running ubuntu 9.04 with two monitors. In WinXP I'm using UltraMon to manage the dual monitors but I do not know how to do that with Ubuntu.

    How do I set it so that it boots up with my external as my Primary?

    Also each time I start up my external, I realized that I can actually move my mouse below the screen. As in there's no boundary. Apparently it's because my external monitor is larger than my laptop's monitor and its boundary is fixed.

    Oh, when I try to save to xorg.conf it says that "Unable to create new X config backup file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'.

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    Linux Guru jmadero's Avatar
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    what kind of graphics card do you have?
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    nVidia 8600GT. Using the X Desktop or something.

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    Press Alt + F2 and type "gksu nvidia-settings" (without the quotes). Click run.

    Configure your monitors in there and because you have used gksu you will be able to save the file.

    You may need to install the drivers first by using System->Administration ->Hardware Drivers
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    you may also need to install nvidia-settings, go into your package manager and look it up and it's really easy to use...configuring X manually can be a pain
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    Yay! I managed to save it! Thanks!

    Now my next Dual Monitor problem! My mouse can go "below" the monitor boundary for my 15inch screen. Because the resolution for both the screens are different, apparently there's an extra area beneath my screen.

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