ubuntu 11.04 dual monitor does not work

Asked by Vdg-encelade on 2011-04-29

Hello,

I'm working with a portable computer, with another screen attached to the vga port. I work with both screens.

I updated Ubuntu desktop from 10.10 to 11.04. After the update, both screens were corrupted, excepted the upper bar. When I've disconnected the external monitor and rebooted, everything worked file. Each time I tried to reconnect the external monitor, both screens were unreadable, excepted (sometimes) the upper bar and the new launchbar at the left of the screen.

If i "shake" the mouse on the screen, some fields are redrawn and become visible.

I've then installed 11.04 from scratch (reformat and reinstall). The problem is the same.

The screen on the portable computer is 1400x1050, and the external screen is 1680(?) x 1050

[Just for completeness, my home directory is on another partition. So if something about displays were written to that directory by ubuntu 10.10 (and is now incompatible with 11.04), I don't know were it is, and don't know how to remove it.

Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; cat /etc/lsb-release

Thanks

Vdg-encelade (vdg-encelade) said : #2

output of lshw -C display:

  *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:b0080000-b00fffff ioport:1400(size=8)
memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:b0040000-b007ffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:84600000-8467ffff

output of cat /etc/lsb-release

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

Thanks for your help

Vincent De Groote

On Fri, 2011-04-29 at 13:00 +0000, actionparsnip wrote:

> Your question #154729 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/154729
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Can you give the output of:
>
> sudo lshw -C display; cat /etc/lsb-release
>
> Thanks
>

Marius (m-rs) said : #3

same problem here.

when i run both screens with native resolution (laptop: 1024x768, external 1680x1050) there are the same display issues as described above. if i have both monitors set to the same resolution 1024x768 everything seems to work right.

here is my output of
sudo lshw -C display; cat /etc/lsb-release

  *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:ee100000-ee17ffff ioport:1800(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:ee200000-ee23ffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:ee180000-ee1fffff
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

hope this helps to find a solution

Sabin Iacob (iacobs) said : #4

same problem here:

 *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:58280000-582fffff ioport:60f0(size=8) memory:40000000-4fffffff memory:58300000-5833ffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:58200000-5827ffff
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

I'm having the same issues here, when using dual monitors xorg is extremely unstable and doesn't render desktop/panels on 2nd monitor.

PCI (sysfs)
  *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:f4600000-f467ffff ioport:4000(size=8) memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f4680000-f46bffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f4700000-f477ffff
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

Same problem here, My displaysget totally messed up (diagonal lines) It looks like all the graphic elements are shaked up like a sand window.
pic: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1078259/Photo%20mei%2005%2C%2010%2057%2057.jpg

resolution laptop screen: 1440x900
resolution samsung syncmaster 710v:1280x1024

align the samsung screen left or right results in the above screenshot.
Align the samsung screen top or bottom results in black monitor with only the global menu showing. (laptop screen looks just fine)

  *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:dc100000-dc17ffff ioport:1800(size=8) memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:dc200000-dc23ffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:dc180000-dc1fffff
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

Andrew (arosborough) said : #7

When I plug the second monitor in, it looks like the resolution is fine, but the laptop's monitor gets a black bar that doesn't show anything across the top of the screen.

PCI (sysfs)
  *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:49 memory:f2400000-f27fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:1800(size=8)
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f2100000-f21fffff
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

beggi dot com (beggijons) said : #8

I have the same problem regardless if I use the same lower resolution (1280x1024) on both monitors or if I use the native resolution on each (1600x1200 & 1280x1024).

beggi@HAL:~$ sudo lshw -C display
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Radeon 2100
       vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
       physical id: 5
       bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=32
       resources: irq:18 memory:d8000000-dfffffff memory:fdfe0000-fdfeffff ioport:ee00(size=256) memory:fde00000-fdefffff

beggi@HAL:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

damaex (maximilian-weber) said : #9

same problem here with Lenovo Thinkpad x220

  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:42 memory:d0000000-d03fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:6000(size=64)
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

veter.pl (kontakt-veter) said : #10

Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO Mobile V6505 @ Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

 *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:47 memory:f2400000-f27fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:1800(size=8)
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f2100000-f21fffff
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

Walid (wsaexe) said : #11

Try this:
sudo rm /tmp/.X0-lock
and restart you computer...

veter.pl (kontakt-veter) said : #12

Just tried this. Doesn't resolve the problem.

Sabin Iacob (iacobs) said : #13

no worky... also, this seems to depend on the external display's resolution (same Acer Aspire One as before):
* on the 1440x900 Fujitsu Siemens monitor I usually use, I get the behaviour described by the OP (both screens garbled, diagonal lines)
* on the 1600x1200 Dell monitor I have on my desktop machine, the image is OK, but there is something black covering the top part of the laptop monitor, as Andrew (#7) described; also, the top bar is displayed twice on the laptop monitor, once where it's supposed to be (and it works, but menus are covered by the black thing), and once where the black thing ends (most likely a display artefact, doesn't respond to clicks)

I have tried a live image on my workhorse eeePC, and it's the same; also, on my girlfriend's Dell e4310 work computer (Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller) things seem to work mostly fine (there is copy of the top bar that appears across the middle of the laptop screen, but it vanishes on redraw / when a window is moved)

damaex (maximilian-weber) said : #14

there seems to be a general problem with the i915 module.
switching to my external display is resulting in either black displays with a mouse cursor or in half the display black. /var/log/Xorg.0.log is being spammed by the following message:

[ 693.011] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LGD", prod id 728
[ 693.011] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[ 693.011] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1366x768"x0.0 75.20 1366 1414 1478 1582 768 772 779 792 +hsync -vsync (47.5 kHz)
[ 693.514] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LGD", prod id 728
[ 693.514] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[ 693.514] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1366x768"x0.0 75.20 1366 1414 1478 1582 768 772 779 792 +hsync -vsync (47.5 kHz)
[ 694.161] (II) intel(0): Allocated new frame buffer 1408x768 stride 5632, tiled

I am experiencing something similar as damaex using an "00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)". I will attach xorg log files next time it happens.

On 10.10 it was fine; I could switch external displays on and off, and dock/undock without worry.

On 11.04 both displays (internal and external) are black. Usually I can see a mouse pointer. Usually I can switch to a terminal (CTRL+ALT+F5) and restart gdm; sometimes I cannot and have to do a hard reset.

mike (ubuntu-holmesfamily) said : #16

 worked fine on 10.10, cannot connect second monitor in any combination without corrupting both,

 *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro]
       vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: agp agp-3.0 pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=64 mingnt=8
       resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff ioport:de00(size=256) memory:fe9e0000-fe9effff memory:fea00000-fea1ffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro] (Secondary)
       vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
       physical id: 0.1
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=64 mingnt=8
       resources: memory:e0000000-e7ffffff memory:fe9f0000-fe9fffff
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

Robin Hendrikse (robin-pine) said : #17

Hey Guys,

This is what worked for me,

apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel
apt-get install xserver-xorg-core

cp /etc/apt/source.list /etc/apt/source.list.old
now replace your new source.list with your old one from Ubuntu 10.10

apt-get update
apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

This wil install the xserver-xorg-video-intel from 10.10
now reboot

now you need to put the xorg upgrades on hold.

# for pkg in $(apt-get -s upgrade | grep ^Inst | awk '{print $2}'); do echo "$pkg hold" | dpkg --set-selections ;done

This solved my problem hope it helps.

Sabin Iacob (iacobs) said : #18

On 05/18/2011 03:41 PM, Robin Hendrikse wrote:
> Question #154729 on xserver-xorg-video-intel in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+question/154729
>
> Robin Hendrikse proposed the following answer:
> Hey Guys,
>
>
> This is what worked for me,
>
> apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel
> apt-get install xserver-xorg-core
>
> cp /etc/apt/source.list /etc/apt/source.list.old
> now replace your new source.list with your old one from Ubuntu 10.10
>
> apt-get update
> apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
>
> This wil install the xserver-xorg-video-intel from 10.10
> now reboot
>
> now you need to put the xorg upgrades on hold.
>
> # for pkg in $(apt-get -s upgrade | grep ^Inst | awk '{print $2}'); do
> echo "$pkg hold" | dpkg --set-selections ;done
>
> This solved my problem hope it helps

this doesn't solve the actual problem, it's a (hacky) workaround; a
cleaner way to do it is using APT pinning:

/etc/apt/preferences.d/10xorg:

Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel
Pin: release v=10.10
Pin-Priority: 1100

/etc/apt/sources-list.d/xorg-maverick.list:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick restricted main
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick restricted main

apt-get update
aptitude upgrade (will downgrade the necessary packages)

Robin Hendrikse (robin-pine) said : #19

Yes that is a cleaner fix what i wrote above was a quick work around till they fix the problem.
But again it solved my problem.

@Sabin The APT pinning does not work for me, there is now upgrades/downgrades for me after "apt-get update" and "aptitude upgrade". Do you have any info on how I can debug this?

Sabin Iacob (iacobs) said : #21

On 05/19/2011 11:55 AM, René Vangsgaard wrote:
> Question #154729 on xserver-xorg-video-intel in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+question/154729
>
> René Vangsgaard posted a new comment:
> @Sabin The APT pinning does not work for me, there is now
> upgrades/downgrades for me after "apt-get update" and "aptitude
> upgrade". Do you have any info on how I can debug this

apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel

it seems aptitude upgrade doesn't downgrade everything, indeed... in the
end I had to do

aptitude install xserver-xorg-video-intel

which complained that some dependencies will be broken, I chose the 3rd
proposed solution (the one that downgrades 30-something packages)

however, this fixed the problem only partially (no more diagonal lines,
but half the screen black and generally moving like crap); I'll be
trying to selectively downgrade compiz stuff when I have time, to see if
this fixes anything; however, it seems unity has a hard dependency on
the compiz-core that comes with natty (wtf?), so it won't be easy

in the mean time, Robin's solution is what will probably work, if you
don't mind getting the Maverick version of Unity (which was extremely
slow on the netbook I tested it on back in the day, I ended up
installing unity2d to have an usable computer)

hth

Robin Hendrikse (robin-pine) said : #22

Hey Sabin,

My unity is very fast, I do not have any speed problems, no crashes and really no noticeable problems.
So you could try my solutions and see I this works out for you two.

Good luck

wag z (wagzz) said : #23

I'm having a similar problem with my ThinkPad x201 w/docking station. After upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, dual displays stopped working, and can even freeze my computer. Simply attaching the second monitor's analog VGA cable to the docking station will cause a black screen, sometimes with a solitary immobile mouse cursor, and when attached at boot the machine freezes.

  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 02
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:42 memory:f2000000-f23fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:1800(size=8)
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"
[ 1.348776] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel HD Graphics Chipset
[ 1.348881] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: detected gtt size: 2097152K total, 262144K mappable
[ 1.349917] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: detected 32768K stolen memory
[ 1.350049] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: AGP aperture is 256M @ 0xd0000000

Robin Hendrikse (robin-pine) said : #24

And did you try this fix that should also fix you problems.

Hey Guys,

This is what worked for me,

apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel
apt-get purge xserver-xorg-core

cp /etc/apt/source.list /etc/apt/source.list.old
now replace your new source.list with your old one from Ubuntu 10.10

apt-get update
apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

This wil install the xserver-xorg-video-intel from 10.10
now reboot

now you need to put the xorg upgrades on hold.

# for pkg in $(apt-get -s upgrade | grep ^Inst | awk '{print $2}'); do echo "$pkg hold" | dpkg --set-selections ;done

This solved my problem hope it helps.

damaex (maximilian-weber) said : #25

Look, I appreciate all the help with hacks. I am not retarded an work with Linux and It since centuries.
I can hack my way out of this situation but I want a official update from Ubutu fixing my issues.

I can write a Xorg.conf for my x220 and make it work but the standard package doesn't work.

Robin Hendrikse (robin-pine) said : #26

Ok srry just trying to help

damaex (maximilian-weber) said : #27

Sorry friend. Didn't mean to make you feel bad.
I think your motivation for the reply is great !
But pointing the apt sources back to a older release isn't helping people installing ubuntu from a CD or USB stick.

Robin Hendrikse (robin-pine) said : #28

Yea thats true, i just had this problem because i upgraded from 10.10

rogmorri (frontporsche) said : #29

Similar problem here. Acer Timelinex laptop, 4820T ZQ1B with Intel HD graphics.

If I boot without the second monitor plugged in, then after logging in plug in the monitor, it works. (albeit without any advanced graphics support).

So, how do we know if / when someone at ubuntu/xorg is working on this?

this bug is related to my problem also, I think. I have a Compaq Mini CQ10 with Intel graphics.
I use the VGA output to connect it to my TV set (Panasonic 37" Plasma). Worked fine under 10.10 but after upgrade to Natty i get similar problems like some graphics not being rendered etc. It also doesn't detect my TV's native resulotion, I can only go as high as 1024x768 (4:3). The only success i've had so far is running Ubuntu-Classic without effects. Graphics then renders properly but still stuck with 1024x768.

Regards Joakim

Edit to my previous post: Graphics do render correctly with Unity as long as i stay to using only 1 screen (maybe also mirroring works but haven't tested it yet) I was able to get native resolution by adding the mode manually via the xrandr command, so apparently there is a bug that prevents the connected monitor to be correctly identified.

Regards Joakim

I now successfully(?) managed to replicate StijnVanCampenhout's problem with the diagonal lines and messed up graphics on my Compaq Mini CQ10 (Intel 945GME chipset). But, after some googling around the net it seems to me that Compiz is to blame for this bug. Everything works normally if i run Ubuntu Classic without effects. Still, it doesn't recognize my TV's native resolution as it did before so i have to force it upon Ubuntu by adding the modeline in .xprofile

@Robin will it be easy to undo your fix if an official fix will be released in the future?

After your fix is applied, my APT sources list must always point to 10.10?

Robin Hendrikse (robin-pine) said : #35

Yep you can easely go back just un hold your updates that you put on hold and update

@Robin After applying your fix, must my APT sources list only point to 10.10, or can enable 11.04 sources again?

Robin Hendrikse (robin-pine) said : #37

You can enable you 11.04 again thats wy you need to put the xorg drivers on hold those will be the only parts that wont be upgraded.

damaex (maximilian-weber) said : #38

I added the related Bug #749817
please sign up if the the following command gives you output and you experience problems with your external screen:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/749817

Tomislav (tkalactomo) said : #39

I had the same problem.
At the login screen when you choose Ubuntu no effects all works fine.

That is the acceptable solution for me.

merlin (vitaliic) said : #40

I faced with the same issue.

Is there any estimates when it will be fixed?

pvilela (paulo-m-costa) said : #41

Solved this problem by deinstalling the gnome-power-manager package !

Swarles (yellowhomie) said : #42

I know i'm a little late to this but i was wondering if Robin could give me some help?

I followed your method and got S-Video working, but on the 2 monitors i tried it on the picture kinda....jumps or flickers every few seconds. changing the monitor settings doesn't seem to do anything. Never had this problem on 10.10. Any ideas?

Mandar Hawaldar (mandar-h) said : #43

I followed the steps to purge following packges

apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel
apt-get purge xserver-xorg-core

But then I realized that I didn't have 10.10 version of sources.list

So I tried to re install above 2 packages "natty" versions. But now i don't get the unity at all. My laptop shows only blank screen... even when 2nd monitor isn't connected.

I'm still able to get to the command prompt via the recovery mode.

Please help to get me my display back.

You should not mix in Natty packaes to Maverick, it is not supported nor advised.

Will Clayton (willclay8) said : #45

Me too. Here is my output:

 description: VGA compatible controller
       product: N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:45 memory:56180000-561fffff ioport:40a0(size=8) memory:40000000-4fffffff memory:56000000-560fffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:56100000-5617ffff
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

I have seen many messages about issues with dual monitor config in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty and, in particular, notebook with (integrated) Intel HD Graphics.

 That's why I would like to share some information about my experience in dual monitor setup in hope that it may be helpful for some people.

 I have a notebook with Intel HD Graphics (1366x768 resolution) and Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit OS, 2.6.38-12-generic-pae kernel. The second monitor is Samsung SyncMaster BX2440 24 inches model (max resolution is 1920x1080).

 First I tried to connect the second monitor using VGA cable, monitor, to my surprise is automatically recognized (including an optimal resolution of 1920x1080), however, the screen had unpleasant light flickering.

 Next attempt I have made using HDMI to DVI cable and ... success ... the monitor was again automatically recognized and picture was clear and without ANY flickering.

 Best Regards!

Vladimir, thank you for comment. I suppose you are using a docking station? I am too using HDMI to DVI cable on a docking station with good results. I have upgraded to 11.10 in the meantime.

cholt45 (cholt45) said : #48

Had the same problem with my dual monitor setup on laprot with intel Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller. When the monitors were set up as mirrored everything was ok, if the monitors were set up nonmirror and hat the sam resolution everything was ok, the problem was if i applied diferent resolutions.
Tried to follow the suggested solution for purging the xserver and reinstalling it, but the purging removed quite a lot of packages and i wasnt cautius enough to see it also removed xserver-xorg, so i ended up in the terminal.
SO be careful what you do.
I then reinstalled all of the packages and the problem solved itself (using natty packages, not maverick).

@René My notebook model is Samsung Sens X280, it has no dock station as far as I know, it is model for Korean market and by hardware is similar to Dell Vostro V130. They both have HDMI socket in base. The Dell and Samsung seem sharing some hardware platforms.

Hi, I have a sony vaio that locks up solid if I connect a second monitor (like #23)
I tried the workaround posted in #24 but no luck.

sudo lshw -C display
  *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:46 memory:d0000000-d03fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:e140(size=8)
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:d0400000-d04fffff

$ uname -a
Linux tomas-VGN-NS150J 2.6.38-13-generic #55-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 24 15:34:24 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I can reproduce at will, if anyone wants me to try something please let me know.

Thanks,
Tomas

Hi,

FYI, It's a Sony PCG-7141L and I am connecting to the VGA adaptor on the side.

Thanks,
Tomas

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