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Upgrading to Oneiric 11.10 Beta 1 – propritary Nvidia drivers

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nvidia drivers, second monitor covered by black (Bug #813343 )

This was a little tricky.

I have a Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS; 1 x Samsung SM226BW (left 1680x 1050); 1 x SMB2430H (right 1920x 1080.).

I was using TwinView via NVIDIA Settings in Natty 11.04 OK prior to the upgrade.


Update : 02.09.2011

I find that to have TwinView work correctly across both screens I need to do this:

The NVIDIA Settings Screen Dance

Enable TwinView, apply and click OK on the invisible dialogue box.

Set Clone and Apply then Cancel.

Note: Both screens now are enabled (but both showing the same view).

Move the right screen to the left or vice versa and apply.

Note: Both screen now allow windows to be moved from one to another.

Move the right screen back to the left and apply.

All working correctly now :-)

Oh and you may want to have a look at this.


Update : 08.09.2011

The latest update has fixed this issue, NVIDIA Settings with TwinView now works fine. :-)


Update : 10.09.2011

Tested again, NVIDIA Settings with TwinView still need to do the The NVIDIA Settings Screen Dance :-(


Written by SilverWav

September 1, 2011 at 5:04 am

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  1. > The latest update has fixed this issue, NVIDIA Settings with TwinView now works fine. :-)

    Which version exactly?
    Which kerne?

    Could you please commit your solution to:

    Greets Axel


    September 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    • Linux 3.0.0-10-generic #16-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 2 18:32:04 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

      NVIDIA Driver Version:280.13 (nvidia-current)
      Server Vendor Version: (11002902)


      September 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm

  2. TwinView was giving me problems since I updated to 11.10, but after this “clone-move left-move right” trick, all is working fine. Thank you!

    Berny Cantos

    November 7, 2011 at 9:18 am

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