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[gNewSense-users] Re: dual monitors question

From: Bernie Schelberg
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: dual monitors question
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 08:15:07 +1100

I found I had to boot my netbook with the external monitor attached for
it to detect it.
There's probably some X configuration somewhere to get it to work
better, but I never really figured it out...


> I have a IBM Lenovo T500 laptop with a 15' monitor.
> I wanted to connect an external monitor to my laptop and use the laptop
> monitor as primary and the external as secondary display.
> Before I attempted, the Screen Resolution app indicated that the display
> was the 15" Laptop correctly. I connected the external and could not get
> it to work including clicking Detect Display in the Screen Resolution
> app and there the display was indicated as Unknown. I fixed that by
> running 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' from  the command line  before
> the Gnome login.
> How do I set up for dual monitors for gNewSense?
> Thanks
> Dennis

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