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Re: best lenovo laptop for debian(i need opinion)

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:09:22PM -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Joel Roth wrote:
> > Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > > hamed hosseini wrote:
> > > > i want buy lenovo laptop,what is best laptop for debian linux?
> > > 
> > > A ThinkPad :D
> > 
> > Well, with my T410, I'd like to know how to send video
> > to the 15-pin VGA connector for an external display.
> > 
> > Seems unsupported as far as I can tell.
> I use 'lxrandr' for that purpose on my T42, T43 laptops.  Until I know
> better I will assume your T410 is the same.  A friend claims his T510
> works the same.
>   $ apt-cache show lxrandr
>   Description: simple monitor config tool for LXDE
>    This is a very basic monitor config tool utilizing the X extension
>    called RandR. It can let you change the screen resolution on the fly.
>    Besides, when you run lxrandr with external monitor connected, its GUI
>    will change, and show you some quick options to get your projector or
>    external monitor working correctly.
>    This tool doesn't aim to be a full randr frontend. It's a utility for
>    grandma, not for geeks. If you need the full power of RandR, get
>    xrandr (console) or grandr (GUI) and read some tutorials.
>    LXRandR only gives you some easy and quick options which are intuitive.
>    It's very suitable for laptop users who frequently uses projectors or
>    external monitor and just want to get their work done without reading
>    a lot of "geek-centered" manuals or command line tutorials.
>    http://lxde.org
> And of course you should be able to use 'xrandr' directly too.

Thanks, that's awesome!  Will try it out next time I'm
near an external monitor.
> Bob

Joel Roth

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