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

Colin K colin at void11.com
Fri Oct 14 15:09:35 EDT 2011

Another hack that should save some time rather than a reboot is Re enabling
the Ctrl+Alt+backspace keycombination in order to just restart x rather than
the whole computer.

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 23:58, Kiwi Ssennyonjo <kiwi at ssenn.com> wrote:
>> Interestingly, the docking station has two monitor ports; the video card
>> in the laptop can support 3 displays.
>> I have not tried but, theoretically the video card can push all three
>> displays at the same time.
> Theoretically the graphics card in my laptop can run more than two displays
> as well, however the system is only configured for two video outputs.
> Attempting to use the second video output on my docking station would
> disable the on-board LCD, even though the graphics card is technically
> capable of doing it. I've got a Lenovo with an nvidia card in my machine,
> but this is a system design issue as opposed to a graphics vendor/driver
> issue. It may be the same for your Dell as well.
> Also, I have had quite a few problems with adding and removing screens in
> 11.10 with both Unity and gnome-shell. After manually changing my screens
> with the nvidia tool, I need to blindly type "unity --restart" or "r" into
> the alt+f2 dialogs of Unity and gnome-shell respectively. On the bright
> side, you're using an intel card with open drivers supported by xrandr, so
> you should have a smoother experience than I.
> --
> Chris Irwin
> <chris at chrisirwin.ca>
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