Ticket #997 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Better dual monitor support out of the box

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: insignificant Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


When I plug two monitors into the dual DVI outputs of w-a-thornhump-iii (Natty debathena-workstation), by default, the machine mirrors the displays between the two monitors. It should really split the desktop across the two screens.

I can fix this up in the monitors dialog by hand (uncheck the option to mirror, and force the monitors to their highest resolution), so it's not a matter of this not being supported by the graphics card.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

  • Priority changed from low to insignificant
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

It's been pointed out that mirroring is actually a saner default, in the case of projectors or one monitor not working, so we should probably only do this for cluster, and that only if we decide to eventually do dual-head Athena cluster machines (like the WinAthena? ones).

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Upstream fixed this for us and it works out of the box on Trusty.

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