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Old 01-18-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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intel dual monitor question

wow, this is the first thing I not seen ubuntu 7.10 pick up and run with, I have an IBM t61 laptop mounted to a dock with one dvi and one vga port on the back of it. On XP I connected one monitor to each port and blamo I had dual monitor support. I did a search but did not find anything like my setup. Most were ATI issues, well this laptop has an INTEL graphics card. When I click on screen and graphics in the system directory. I get this driver info INTEL - Experimental modesetting driver, on the screen tab the second monitor tab is greyed out and alas my monitor is black.

Help please, I really need dual monitor support

Please help


ps. it will also not allow me to turn up the Eyecandy.
Old 02-11-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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My intel graphix card is picked up as intel well. I am having the same trouble trying to configure a dual-monitor set-up. If i plug in my second monitor(crt) on my dell laptop, the screen switches over to the second monitor.

I tried it first, with the second monitor plugged in, and the user/password screen was displayed on both, once the desktop loaded...only the second monitor displayed.

What are the terminal commands or How-to's to configure this card to split the card?

btw, im running ubuntu 7.10 (switched over a week ago)

My first post!

Old 04-12-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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Encounterd problems as well.. Using a GeForce2 MX400 with TV-out, I was able to use this setup for DVD-watching purposes under windows2k (showing the movies on my television, plain CRT panasonic).

However, I can't seem to get the screen-setup right, and apparently I'm not alone..

Also: how can I add a given resolution (in my case: PAL) to the choice-list?

Any reason why ubuntu switches to vesa generic videodrivers instead of using the 'nv' nvidia drivers?


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