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Old 12-03-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
Jeff91
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Application for settings (and saving) Monitor(s) Setup


Howdy All,

I am wondering if there is a basic tool out there that will work with graphics card powered by FOSS drivers that allows to adjust resolution (and configure secondary monitors) and then save that configuration so it can automatically be restored next time the system starts up.

It seems like such a simple thing, but I cannot find anything anywhere!

~Jeff
 
Old 12-03-2010, 08:48 AM   #2
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What graphics card, and driver do you use?
 
Old 12-03-2010, 08:54 AM   #3
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What graphics card, and driver do you use?
Intel with an FOSS driver and another system with nVidia and a closed source driver

~Jeff

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Old 12-03-2010, 10:38 PM   #4
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NVidia supplies the nvidia-settings program with it's driver. It is a graphical program where you can configure a dual head system.
ATI has a similar program, but I don't remember it. You are able to export your current settings to xorg.conf. I don't know if it has been updated to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ scripts that newer versions of the Xorg server uses by default.

If you use KDE, there is a krandrtray program, which allows you to switch resolutions on the fly, via a program that sits in the tray. It is a graphical front end to the xrandr program.

Your desktop may also have a program described as "size & orientation" or "display" as well.

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