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I am happy using my beautiful pear OS, but I ran into a few problems. I am trying to hook my TV up as well as a 17 inch monitor. My Gfx card has VGA x 1 and HDMI x 1. The TV uses HDMI so I used a HDMI cable to hook it up. I used a standard VGA cable on the monitor.

This isn't like my experience with Windows. On the left with the TV, there is a mirror of the right (booted up on the monitor) but it's all screwed up and a funny resolution, plus only using half the screen. Is there a way with Linux I can kind of extent the "taskbar" so to speak so I can drag whatever I want over to the big TV?

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Dual monitor support is pretty spotty across all distro's...

Are you using the open source or AMD proprietary drivers?
    
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If you want dual monitor support on linux that works right, your definately going to be waiting a while, it'd be easier to use the xserver across the network and hook you second display to a second machine with its own video hardware and driver. Your best chance is with nvidia hardware, and thats a crap shoot.
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Thanks guys, but seen as I was distro hopping I've now got it fixed!

+Rep anyway.
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