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Old 08-31-2004, 02:48 AM   #1
abarclay
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xorg.conf in FC2 to support external monitor


I have a Dell C840 laptop with fedora core 2 installed and fully patched.
The system has BIOS version A13 on it.
I have a Dell 1900FP flat panel external monitor connected to the system. I need to be able to display the same data on both my laptop monitor and the external monitor. I've tried muddling with the xorg.conf extensively over the past 2 days, and the best I can do is get the display to come up on the external monitor at 1600x1200 and on my laptop screen at 640x480.

Ideally, I'd like the display on my laptop to come up at 1600x1200 and the display on the external monitor to come up at 1280x1024 (most projectors don't go higher than that).

If I can't get that to work, I'd be happy with 1280x1024 on both montiors.....

Here is my xorg.conf:
--------------------------

# File generated by anaconda.

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Anaconda Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"

#Load "GLcore"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
#Load "fbdevhw" #Load "dri"
Load "glx"
#Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Option "AutoRepeat" "500 5"
# when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
# following line
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#Option "XkbOptions" ""
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"

Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us" #Option "XkbVariant" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Modified by mouseconfig
# next two are for built-in mouse (or external ps2)
# Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
# Option "Protocol" "PS/2" # next two are for usb mouse
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell 1600X Laptop Display Panel"
# these should be acquired using the Edid....
HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
VertRefresh 59.0 - 85.0
ModeLine "1400x1050" 129.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +
hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 151.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +
hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 162.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +
hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 184.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +
hsync +vsync
Option "dpms" # -- 1400x1050 --
# 1400x1050 @ 60Hz, 65.8 kHz hsync
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell 1600X Laptop Display Panel"
# these should be acquired using the Edid....
HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
VertRefresh 59.0 - 85.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
#Option "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
Option "IgnoreEdid" "1"
#Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31.5 - 90.0"
#Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "59.0 - 85.0"
#Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
Monitor "Monitor0"
# seems to be external monitor....
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
"640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1280" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x9
60" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
  


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