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Re: How To Use Monitor Connected To Laptop At Desired Resolution

On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 21:46 -0500, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> I have a Dell 1907FP LCD monitor connected to my Dell Latitude E6400
> laptop via the VGA port on the side. (Too bad it isn't HDMI,  but one
> can't have everything.) The video card is detected as an 'nVidia
> Corporation unknown (0x06eb)' by system-config-display.
> What I want xorg to do is to recognize that there are two displays
> running: the laptop's native display and the Dell 1907FP, and use each
> of these displays at the resolutions they can support. Indeed, I want
> to  be able to connect an external Dell 2407WFP display as well, and
> have xorg detect which of the two external monitors is being used, and
> drive the external monitor at the resolution it uses best such as 1920 x
> 1200.
> How do I do that?
KDE Kickoff => SystemSettings => Display

don't know the Gnome equivalent

If display was connected and turned on when you started laptop, it
should be able to detect and offer all possible modes.

system-config-display *might* have created an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
which *might* hold you back.


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