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Envy - now EnvyNG: Interface for the installation of ATI/NVIDIA proprietary drivers with automatic hardware detection ...

X-Kit: Xorg.conf Parser/Validator written in Python widely adopted in Ubuntu...

Nvidia-common: Python library for graphics hardware detection and Debconf helper to transition users from obsolete graphics proprietary driver to other drivers in dist-upgrades ...

URandR: It is a GUI to RandR 1.2 written in PyGTK. IT covers RandR 1.2 basic functionalities and aims to make multihead configuration as easy as possible for inexperienced users ...

Screen Resolution Extra: Better user notification and easier setup (using PolicyKit and X-Kit) of multiple screens layouts in case of front framebuffer constraints ...



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URandR - a GUI to RandR 1.2


What is it?

Urandr is a GUI to RandR 1.2 written in PyGTK. IT covers RandR 1.2 basic functionalities and aims to make multihead configuration as easy as possible for unexperienced users.

Usecases:

  • James wants to connect his laptop to a projector without messing with his xorg.conf
  • Jane has two displays and would like to work on her screens as if they were a unified desktop

What URandR does NOT do:

  • It doesn't set up more than 2 screens a time (e.g. 2 DVI monitors) [THIS WILL BE FIXED]

Requirements:

  • An Intel card with Intel's modesetting driver or an ATI card with the open source driver ("ati")[version 6.7.191 or higher]
  • xorg-server 1.3 or higher (on any GNU/Linux distribution)

Known Problems:

  • If you allow URandR to set up a virtual resolution, you will have to enable your external monitor (with the enable checkbox) and click on the Apply button. Only then you will be able to set your external monitor to the left (or to the right, etc.) of your main screen
  • Sometimes setting the virtual resolution disables direct rendering (which you can restore by removing the virtual resolution from your xorg.conf or with URandR's Clear button. [Make sure you disable Compiz before you use a a method other than Clone mode]

What does it look like?

GUI image

How do I file a bug report about URandR?

You can send me an email, at least until the project page on Launchpad.net is ready.




WARNING: this application is only an alpha and you should use it at your own risk


UNSTABLE RELEASE (0.1+0ubuntu12-3, released on April 11 2008)
(See my Blog for an explanation of URandR's features)

Licence: GPL

Package for Ubuntu


urandr_0.1+0ubuntu12-3_all.deb


Source code for Debian and Ubuntu
(only developers of Debian based distributions might want to download this)

urandr_0.1+0ubuntu12-3.dsc


urandr_0.1+0ubuntu12-3.tar.gz

urandr_0.1+0ubuntu12-3_i386.changes


Source code for other distributions (without the Debian's packaging scripts)
(only developers or users of non-Debian based distributions might want to download this)
urandr-0.1.tar.gz

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