I have previously written about Compaq CQ61 with Nvidia graphics drivers, and the problem with 6 screens. See post. If you have a similar setup and solved the problem as described, then there should be no problem upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04.I tested a clean 11.04 install, and believed Nvidia had fixed all previous problems. But no, someone at Nvidia must think that six small screens is cool.
So, I simply copied the edid.bin and xorg.conf files located at /etc/X11/ over to the new installation. If you save them to a USB stick or something before wiping your computer, here's what you should do:
- Go to proprietary drivers and select/install Nvidia drivers. Don't reboot!
- Copy edid.bin and xorg.conf to /etc/X11/
Now, for those of you who got the message that your hardware doesn't meet the requirements for Unity – enjoy your new fresh 11.04 installation with a working Unity desktop!
I plan to do a post showing how my current applications (under 10.10) will work with 11.04. Could be interesting if you plan to upgrade. Applications to mention a few; Eclipse, VirtualBox, TrueCrypt, LightZone, Skype, Spotify. Well, look back as soon as I got some test results…
Update: Here's a sample edid.bin file. There's no guarantee that this will work on your computer.