[kwlug-disc] HELP -- Very new to Ubuntu

Kiwi Ssennyonjo kiwi at ssenn.com
Tue Oct 4 19:27:22 EDT 2011


here is a post to enable those keys to restart x
https://wiki.edubuntu.org/X/Config/DontZap

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 17:18, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> OK, so there's two issues - sleeping, and monitor changes.
>
> Clearly when undocked, normal is the laptop screen only / you're able to
> deal with any monitor combinations you run into, now. (You have any
> necessary hotkeys in place, etc., etc.)
>
> What is normal for you when you are docked - 3 screens, 2 monitors +
> laptop, or just 2 monitors?
>
> Kiwi Ssennyonjo wrote, On 10/04/2011 5:05 PM:
>
>  Upon reboot; all is well and wonderful.
>>
>> When I undock, the lid is closed so the laptop immediately suspends.
>>
>
> Why are you closing the lid when you undock?
>
> Or, I'll put this another way, if you undock with the lid open, you give
> the machine a chance to reconfigure the hardware. Then close the lid so it
> sleeps with the correct monitor configuration. [Reverse when coming back?]
>
> When you dock (as you were) does restarting X make it all better?
> - note, ubuntu (and therefore kubuntu too) have disabled Ctrl-Alt-Bksp as
> restart X, by default. You will need to reestablish it before you can use
> that keystroke. [Don't know what that is in Ubuntu.] In kubuntu, once on the
> right page, the entry is there, just not enabled. When I was there I just
> checked the box beside the entry and got on with it.
>
>  When wakes, its a bit for all the windows to collect to the one screen.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 17:02, L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>*
>> *wrote:
>>
>>  Let's try the other way:  If you reboot in the dock, everything is OK on
>>> the external monitors, correct.
>>>
>>> What happens when you removed the laptop from the dock?  Black screen on
>>> laptop?  If so, try opening the Monitor control before removing from the
>>> dock.  You should be able to 1) turn on the laptop screen and 2) turn
>>> off the monitors.  Now remove from dock. Do you still have a desktop on
>>> the laptop screen?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 16:42 -0400, Kiwi Ssennyonjo wrote:
>>>
>>>> That is the problem, all monitors including the laptop lcd are off
>>>> (dark)
>>>> I am unable to try Lori's sugguestion
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 16:23, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>>>>        That makes sense - if you undock all external monitors would
>>>>        be shut down.
>>>>
>>>>        Once redocked, if you do as Lori suggests, are you able to
>>>>        reestablish the external monitors?
>>>>
>>>>        It would also help for the purposes of your testing if you
>>>>        keep your laptop open. I'm guessing your laptop screen is
>>>>        still working while your other monitors are dark.
>>>>
>>>>        Kiwi Ssennyonjo wrote, On 10/04/2011 3:59 PM:
>>>>
>>>>                the monitors are both on but nothing being displayed.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>                On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 15:53, L.D. Paniak
>>>>                <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>**wrote:
>>>>
>>>>                        What do you mean by "monitors go crazy"?  Do
>>>>                        you get desktop backgrounds
>>>>                        on each monitor?
>>>>
>>>>                        Try popping open the
>>>>                        System->Preferences->Monitors (that's the
>>>>                        location
>>>>                        in 10.04) window and see if all three screens
>>>>                        appear as options and if
>>>>                        changes there help.
>>>>        .
>>>>        .
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>        .
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>>>>
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