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Kerias 26 sep 2013 om 6:46vm
Best distro/DE for multiple monitors?
Like the topic says, which is the best distro/DE for multiple monitors? I´m currently running Linux mint 13 with MATE, and it doesn´t work very well. I have a Nvidia GPU btw.
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Keiro 26 sep 2013 om 7:21vm 
That's a good question.

I don't currently have a multiple-monitor solution for my Linux PC going as of yet... mostly because I just spent quite a bit of penny upgrading the graphics to handle three monitors for my Windows PC... so just my Windows PC has multi-monitor at this time. But as soon as I find out, for my Linux PC, you'll know. :P

Hopefully others here have something similar going already though!
Kerias 26 sep 2013 om 7:27vm 
Yeah unfortunatly Windows is better when it comes to multiple monitors. But I´d rather not swich to Windows because of this.
ubuntista 26 sep 2013 om 7:45vm 
Never had any problem doing multiple monitor on a linux desktop as long as your graphic card support it. Now the problem is more or less the GUI tools that don't enable triple head. Double head works perfectly for me (intel or nvidia)
tsiften 26 sep 2013 om 7:58vm 
I have Arch64 with openbox-lxde. No problem here as soon as you get use to nvidia-settings configuration. What is your problem exactly?

Tell us more about your system. Is yours OS 32 or 64 bit? Which gpu you got? Open source drivers or proprietary?
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PranQster 26 sep 2013 om 1:52nm 
Mageia handles multi monitors well with nvidia, and nvidia proprietary driver is included as option during install.
Doc Holliday 26 sep 2013 om 4:40nm 
Fedora works really well out of the box for multiple monitors
Kerias 26 sep 2013 om 10:39nm 
Origineel geplaatst door tsiften:
I have Arch64 with openbox-lxde. No problem here as soon as you get use to nvidia-settings configuration. What is your problem exactly?

Tell us more about your system. Is yours OS 32 or 64 bit? Which gpu you got? Open source drivers or proprietary?

Well, I have a monitor and a tv connected to my rig. And the only option in the monitor setting is to have twinview, which will get the panel and the programs to one of the screens, but not the other. Then when I run a game for instance, it appears on the other one, even if it´s turned off. So right now I´ll have to unplug my tv or my monitor from my rig. And I also get that the resolution change often when switching. I know this isn´t a really big problem, but it would be nice if there where some distro or DE that could handle it better.

I´m running Linux Mint 13 MATE 64-bit. And I got a Geforce GTX 650Ti with propritery drivers version 319.32.
Cybertao 26 sep 2013 om 11:27nm 
Try configuring you monitors in Xorg.
The Arch wiki has an article that covers it, with a notice that is probably relevant to you.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA#Multiple_monitors
Warning: As of August 2013, Xinerama is broken when using the proprietary NVIDIA driver from 319 upwards. Users wishing to use Xinerama with the NVIDIA driver should use the NVIDIA 313 driver, which works only with Linux kernels earlier than 3.10.

It's not mentioned on there, but full screen always wants to be at 0,0 - the leftmost monitor.
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