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Month: August 2014

Re: [trinity-users] have blown up kicker

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:03:30 -0800
On Sunday 24 August 2014 07:44:45 am you wrote:
> greetings, good folks . . .
> i'm running on 12.04LTS on a 64-bit machine.
> untril friday i had two monitors, secondary above primary. primary
> was 1920x1080; secondary, though physically smaller, was 1920x1200.
> acquired a replacement secondary monitor, fundamentically identical
> (1920x1080) to the primary.
> whereupon xrandr reported 1936x 2152. primary monitor is sharp,
> secondary has contrasting ghosts slightly to the right of the
> original image. thinking that my driver was flaked out, i d/led the
> latest geforce driver and installed it. i rebooted. xrandr briefly
> listed 1920x2152 (1920x2160 would be correct) before kicker crashed.
> i have tried running dcop kicker kicher restart; sometimes it shows
> kicker restarting, but then it disappears not to return. there was a
> time when editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or before that, XF86config)
> would let one adjust things to get the video right, and that opening
> kcontrol and making, then unmaking, a change yo the kicker parameters
> would fix things. but the x configuration file structure has gone all
> odd, and i'm not sure i'd know anymore what to tell it anyway. i can
> go looking for a way to fix the screen configuration, i suppose, but
> i cannot live without my kicker.
> ideas?
> thanks.

I have a Nvidia card, I use the drivers from Nvidia, also have used 
Debians packaging of the same..prefer Nvidia's package.

I have a custom xorg.conf file that I used for years on my dual monitor 
setups.  Recently I moved the xorg.conf file aside and let Nvidia write 
a new one, works fine. 

If you are using Nvidai's driver I would start over and let Nvidia do 
its thing..see what happens.. you might be pleasantly suprised.