I've got a Thinkpad X61 which works an external monitor using xrandr in
conjunction with a modified xorg.conf; Ive not looked at s3switch.
My partner's using the same combination on an Acer Aspire.
Basically, you set the screen size in xorg.conf to cover both screens eg.:
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Virtual 2048 768
and then run xrandr from the command line as user eg:
xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1024x768 --pos 1024x0 --output VGA --mode 1024x768
which puts the Laptop display on the right with the menu/panel etc.
thank you for the discussion about the
I asked earlier about the same problem
with my laptop hp nx9005.
Now I got it working.
I put that script on 'xorg.conf'
I used 'grandr' tool to put the external
I used that 'xrandr' script command on 'terminal'.
And then it worked. It seems to be that both
steps 2) and 3) are needed. I probably didn't do
that earlier in the correct order...