Keith C. Perry on 20 Jun 2015 07:17:44 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Graphics issues in ubuntu 15.04

Have you looked at the "xrandr" command?  Kubuntu wasn't bring second monitor up at this full resolutions so in my .bashrc I had the add the following commands.

/usr/bin/xrandr --addmode VGA-0 1280x1024
/usr/bin/xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode 1280x1024

I would check the man page and see if you can configure it manually.  I would also recommend using the proprietary drivers too if the FOSS ones don't work.  Nothing wrong with doing that.

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From: "Anthony Martin" <>
To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:13:26 AM
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Graphics issues in ubuntu 15.04

Nah I make sure that's enable in the beginning and neither the Foss or either of the proprietary drivers fix it.

On Sat, Jun 20, 2015, 8:56 AM Ed Dunlop <> wrote:
About 5 years ago I had some Ubuntu graphics issues. It turns out Ununtu has a policy of only including FOSS drivers in their standard releases. While I tend to agree with this, both ATI & Nvidia use proprietary drivers to implement their best features. You will need to switch on Ubuntu's repository for proprietary drivers. I'm not sure but Ubuntu might overwrite the driver with the generic FOSS driver on update if this is not done. 

Hope this helps. 

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On Jun 20, 2015, at 6:09 AM, Anthony Martin <> wrote:

hey everyone another stupid question here lol. im running ubuntu 15.04(im hoping all these bugs are worked out by 15.10) and have an ati radeon hd 6950 video card with 2g ram and i originally had 3 monitors hooked up that worked fine and than after i changed the driver (i cant remember which one it originally was) through the additional hardware option to try and get a game to work I can only get 2 monitors to work after rebooting. When I try to activate the third monitor it says theres not enough video memory (which i know isnt ture). Has anyone ever ran into an isse like this?

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