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Old 09-01-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Has anyone got dual monitors working with a Toshiba Satellite A200-AH9?


Video chipset is Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset. I'm running Kubuntu gutsy.
 
Old 09-01-2007, 04:55 PM   #2
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Video chipset is Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset. I'm running Kubuntu gutsy.
I do not have any toshi, but got dual monitor working. that can give you ideas, this is with xinerama.

Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Sat May 26 01:04:16 PDT 2007

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
# Section "ServerLayout"
#     Identifier     "Default Layout"
#     Screen         "ScreenDVI" 0 0
#     InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
#     InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
# EndSection
## device
## Section "Device"
##     Identifier     "Generic Video Card"
##     Driver         "nvidia"
## EndSection
## Section "Monitor"
##     Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
##     HorizSync       28.0 - 51.0
##     VertRefresh     43.0 - 60.0
##     Option         "DPMS"
## EndSection
## screen

#Section "ServerFlags"
#	Option "xinerama" "true"
#	Option "DefaultServerLayout" "Multihead"
#EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "ScreenDVI" 0 0
    Screen      1  "ScreenVGA" RightOf "ScreenDVI"
    Option          "Xinerama"  "On"
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "Files"

	# path to defoma fonts
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "bitmap"
    Load           "ddc"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
    Load           "int10"
    Load           "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "fr"
    Option         "XkbVariant" "latin9"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "CorePointer"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor Small"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 84.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 60.0
    Option         "DPMS"
    Option         "UseDisplayDevice" "CRT-1"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor Big"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 84.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 60.0
    Option         "DPMS"
    Option         "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "VGA"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "DVI"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "ScreenVGA"
    Device         "VGA"
    Monitor        "Monitor Small"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "ScreenDVI"
    Device         "DVI"
    Monitor        "Monitor Big"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    SubSection     "Display"

		# 1680x1050
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
 
Old 09-01-2007, 11:10 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I have a feeling my video card doesn't support dual monitors because when I plug in a monitor to the VGA input on the side of the laptop and reboot, my laptop monitor is blank and stuff only shows on the monitor I plugged in.
 
Old 09-02-2007, 06:10 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Scotteh View Post
Thanks, but I have a feeling my video card doesn't support dual monitors because when I plug in a monitor to the VGA input on the side of the laptop and reboot, my laptop monitor is blank and stuff only shows on the monitor I plugged in.
As much you can plug monitors, you can make it (I would say, since machines are by now quite good).

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http://www.shopbot.ca/i/2007/7/1821557911_small.jpg
should be possible ? ati or nvidia ?
with nvidia, that might be easy rather

Last edited by frenchn00b; 09-02-2007 at 07:30 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2007, 07:29 AM   #5
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I'll give it another try with your xorg.conf then.
 
  


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