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Default 2nd monitor - 05-10-2009, 05:02 PM

how can I enable the second monitor in Dell mini 12 with ubuntu?
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Default Re: 2nd monitor - 05-12-2009, 03:00 AM

If the hotkey doesn't give you the results you want, try looking under "Main menu > System > Prefs. > Display". Also, the "xrandr" terminal utility or the "grandr" GUI utility may be able to do what you want.


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Default 2nd Monitor - 05-14-2009, 04:36 PM

I had to tweak my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to get everything working the way I wanted it. You will need to make adjustments for your setup, it should be obvious what to do, if not ask and I will explain further. Once you have edited the file, save it and log out. Once you log back in, go to System | Preferences | Display. Using the display control you should be able to drag the screens around so they are placed where you want them.

Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Laptop"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"ViewSonic"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen0"
	Monitor		"Laptop"
	Device		"Configured Video Device"
	SubSection "Display"
		Modes	"1024x600"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen1"
	Monitor		"ViewSonic"
	Device		"Configured Video Device"
	SubSection "Display"
		Modes	"1024x768"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
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