Bug#620426: External display no longer recognised on X startup

Sergiu Caraian sergiu.caraian at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 10:24:05 UTC 2012

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 5:54 PM, Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de>wrote:

> On 2011-09-30 19:15, Sergiu Caraian wrote:
> > I can't make the second screen display by default. When I use the
> monitors utility, it just shows one unknown monitor running at 50/51hz when
> it should be at 60hz. Anyway, I vaguely remember that the problem started
> when version 280.13 was transitioned to 280.13.really.275.28-1, although
> I'm not sure. I tried installing the 285 version from experimental, but it
> doesen't work for me (it gets stuck trying to start the X server).
> What about current kernel (3.2) and driver (295.20 in unstable, 290.10
> in testing, 275.37 in squeeze-backports)?
> Andreas
> PS: If I receive no further information about this problem, I'll close
> this bug report in about 4 weeks.

I did actually managed to fix this some time ago. From some reason, after
transitioning to Gnome 3, the second monitor was turned off by default (or
was used as a separate X screen, which doesn't really work in G3 (atleast
for me); I don't remember exactly how it was). Anyway, after installing
nvidia-settings I managed to make it work with Xinerama. About the
not-working 285 driver: it worked when it came to unstable from
experimental. So, unless there are other people having this problem, I
think it's ok to close it. Thank you for the interest.
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