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

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Fri Oct 14 17:15:08 EDT 2011

I usually do a 'who -a' and then kill the graphical session, typically tty7.


Colin K <colin at void11.com> wrote:

>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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