Sorry, I could not keep this question from turning into a wall of text so I broke it up into these 4 sections.
I have 2 monitors (DELL E228WFP and a DELL 2007FP) hooked up to a
EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GT 600MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I video card.
I would like to have the DELL 2007FP set up to the left of the DELL E228WFP and rotated into "portrait" mode^ with both screens sharing a common bottom edge.
^ This is ideal for reading PDF documentation or papers on one screen and then working on the second one.
- I installed the NVidia drivers (via
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current)
- then ran
nvidia-settings. However, like many people, I could not get nvidia-settings to write to my config file despite having run it with
kdesudo. Instead, I opened the file with Kate (using KDESudo) and then used the preview from nvidia-settings and just copy pasted it into the file and saved it like that.
Now, if I use TwinView I have both monitors working, but when I try to use
krandrtray to rotate one of them, it is shown as one large monitor so I cannot rotate just the one I want rotated. However, if I set them up as separate X windows the second one is black and
krandrtray only shows the main monitor. I am at a loss of what to try next.