Aubrey Jones on 15 Aug 2013 15:03:53 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Help with Xubuntu and xfce on Acer aspire

1) Are you sure that it's mirroring the display, and not adding an
additional display to your configuration? That is, is the LCD being
added to the left or right of the built-in monitor? What graphics chip
is in it, and what utility are you using to configure the screen? Or
are you writing xorg.conf?

2) Under Pulse Audio Volume Control, go to Configuration. Assuming
everything had been detected properly, you should find two devices.
One is like "Built-In Audio" and the other should mention HDMI or
"High Definition" or "Video Connection" or something like that... make
sure that's turned on. You can then go to Output Devices, and click
the little green checkmark on the HDMI device (makes it "fallback" or
default). If that doesn't work, then go back to Configuration and
*disable* the built-in audio. This should force everything through the
HDMI port.

Aubrey R. Jones
Director: Mark of the Old Ones

Chief Engineer
Hit the Sticks, LLC

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM, john boris <> wrote:
> I am looking for some good help docs for Xubuntu and xfce. I have an Acer
> Aspire with Xubuntu (I believe it is 10.04 ) Xfce is 4.6.1.
> I have it installed and connected to my Flat Panel LCD through the HDMI
> port. I need to do two things:
> 1. Get the desktop to display correctly. Right now it is too large for the
> screen. I have tried to change the resolution but the screen gets smaller
> but I still can't see the menu bar at the top.
> 2. After I get #1 resolved I want to get the sound to work through that HDMI
> cable.
> The end result is for my Granddaughter to use this when she comes over. She
> is 6 and I want to start working with her with Scratch and also get her away
> from my main unit to keep peace on the home front when my wife has to watch
> her.
> Thanks in advance to any pointers.
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> John J. Boris, Sr.
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