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Old 07-20-2003, 04:57 PM   #1
bkknight
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Dual Monitor Support on a laptop


Hey

Im a total n00b to this forum, and hope to learn a lot about linux from here. Im just starting to use linux, and have found red hat 9.0 to be very user friendly--far more than redhat 7.2. My question involves my laptop. In the windows environment, all I have to do is plug in an additional monitor into the monitor port, and in the display preference dialog i can configure my desktop to extend the new monitor (thus, use both monitors at the same time). Now my question is how can i do that in linux? Check my sig. for the type of computer. I have a geForce 4 440 in the laptop.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-20-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

You should check out the nVidia drivers (download from the nVidia site), or more specifically, the README file that comes with it! It documents how to setup virtually anything you could think of - including laptop hotkey switching from main display to external display. Really, people should read the docs more, they're usually quite informative!

(Note: that was not a dig at you - too many people do not appreciate what is in front of them, documentation wise).
 
Old 07-21-2003, 01:56 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

You should check out the nVidia drivers (download from the nVidia site), or more specifically, the README file that comes with it! It documents how to setup virtually anything you could think of - including laptop hotkey switching from main display to external display. Really, people should read the docs more, they're usually quite informative!

(Note: that was not a dig at you - too many people do not appreciate what is in front of them, documentation wise).
that of course is always good advice, but I was kind of hoping that this was a common-enough issue that other people would have encountered it, and gotten solutions for it. Coincidently, when I try to switch to external display, nothing shows up on the other monitor, and when I switch back, the display becomes all screwed up. Any clues?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 11:25 PM   #4
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anyone? no?
 
  


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