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RE: [gNewSense-users] dual monitors question

From: Dennis Worthem
Subject: RE: [gNewSense-users] dual monitors question
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:37:25 -0500

The drivers for this laptop are free, I will find out the names and do research on them to see if they support more than one.
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 20:12:57 +1030
From: address@hidden
To: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] dual monitors question

On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 00:27:47 -0500
dww <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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?

Are there free software video drivers that support dual head? I wasn't
aware they existed (other then using two cards - one each head).

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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