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Re: FC3 --> ubuntu --> FC4



On Thu, 2005-06-30 at 08:42, James Pifer wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-06-30 at 09:08, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:45:21AM -0400, James Pifer wrote:
> > > Doesn't seem like I'm asking that much out of linux. All I want is to be
> > > able to use my internal laptop display at 1280x800 and use my external
> > > LCD panel at 1280x1024. I'm not talking about spanning or anything. Both
> > > displaying the same thing, so I can close my laptop when I'm at my desk
> > > and use the external. If I open the laptop and walk away with it I want
> > > to use the internal.
> > 
> > I think asking to display the same thing at two different resolutions -- and
> > different screen shapes -- is asking a *lot*!
> > 
> 
> I'm not even talking about at the same time. If I close my laptop
> display (or boot up with it closed) I should be able to use my external
> display at a different resolution. At one time I had FC3 working like
> this. Windows is able to do it (and no, I'm not interested going back to
> Windows!).

If you have more than one resolution listed in the 'Modes' line in your
xorg.conf file (and the Monitor and Device settings support them), you
should be able to hit ctl-alt-plus (the on the number pad) or
ctl-alt-minus to switch among them.  I'm not sure if the GUI setup
can deal with alternate monitors - you'll probably have to configure
with the one with the highest resolution, then add the other
resolution to the file yourself, putting the default you want first.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell futuresource com


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