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Re: external monitor?

Hannu Virtanen wrote:
Maggie wrote:

I've just checked my partner's setup
which is slightly different to mine although
both our monitors sit to the left of our laptops.


Section "Device"
       Identifier      "Configured Video Device"

Section "Monitor"
       Identifier      "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
       Identifier      "Default Screen"
       Device          "Configured Video Device"
       Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
       DefaultDepth    24
       SubSection      "Display"
       Depth           24
       Modes           "1024x768"
       Virtual         2048 768


$ xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1024x768 --pos 1024x0 --output VGA-0 --mode 1024x768 --pos 0x0

The "-pos 0x0" might be relevant as I notice your xrandr -q shows (possibly?) that your monitors are offset at 306mm x 230mm.


I tried that xrandr command.

No difference.

I personally think that it has something
to do with the gdm configuration.

The external monitor works in textual mode
until gdm is started.

- hv

You could try removing gdm:

$ sudo aptitude remove gdm

and then 

start X from the command line:

$ startx

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