Hannu Virtanen wrote:
xrandr does work on Lenny. We've got two laptops using it with no
problems. Studying http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2 was
really helpful, particularly understanding the 2048x2048 concept in the
Virtual screen section. With xrandr you keep your xorg.conf file to a
yesterday I upgraded my system
Now I've got a problem to get
an external monitor working.
Earlier with 'etch I had no problems.
It worked just by plugging it in.
I used a few hours reading other people's
posts about this problems and tried
tinkering this and that, but no solution.
My laptop is HP nx9500 and the
external monitor is a normal 'Compaq',
which worked ok. earlier with 'etch'.
Now the external monitor stops
when gdm starts.
Does anybody have a clue what to do.
Is there such a tool for reconfiguring
'xserver-xorg' so that I could use just one
tool to get it working?
I tried "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg"
a few times, but that is only reconfiguring
the keyboard and keymaps and stops there.
If I'll do it by hand,
what should I write
onto 'xorg.conf' to get the external
monitor working with the same
rates as the internal display (, which
was the earlier case)?
Need I do something else
for some other files?
I tried a few times to do something
with/for 'xrandr', but it was
of no help.
Obviously your mileage may vary but if it's any help, my xrandr command
$ xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1024x768 --output VGA-0 --mode 1024x768
I had to change VGA to VGA-0. You can find your own display types with:
$ xrandr -q
That's it, although in Xfce I have to log out and then back in again to
get the extra widths showing in the desktop workspaces.
Hope it helps