[plug] Dual monitors on Linux Mint 10 LXDE (Nvidia)
leejam at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 12:39:50 WST 2011
Yeah, the thing that was bugging me was I couldn't see the panel on my
laptop screen... I changed to be at the top, and whattya know? It
works!! :) *headdesk* /me is daft at times :)
On 7 June 2011 12:29, Binary Me <binary at 010101.com.au> wrote:
> On 06/07/2011 11:07 AM, Lee Jamieson wrote:
>> I'm trying to set up dual monitors on my laptop, running Linux Mint 10
>> LXDE. The laptop's resolution is 1440x900 and the secondary monitor's
>> resolution is 1280x1024.
>> Is there any way to make them work so that I can see both screens in
>> their native resolutions?
>> The lappy is a Emachines G420, with a Nvidia geforce 9100mG gpu.
>> I'm using the Nvidia X server settings screen, but I'm not sure how to
>> set it up.
> Hi Lee,
> It should be relatively straight forward. You need to select and enable the
> second screen on the X Server Display Configuration tab. Select the
> appropriate resolution and then 'Save to X Configuration File'.
> The trick (from my experience) is that you will probably need to change the
> ownership of the X config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) first, otherwise the
> changes applied above will likely fail to take effect.
> Then restart X (or reboot) and you should be good to go.
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