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Old 11-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
francois.e
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Dual display for Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics


I am presently not able to have dual display on a toshiba satellite. The specifications for the laptop are presented in this link:
http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.gr...778&part=13950

Code:
root@porteus:~# lspci
...
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller (rev 09)
...
Googling, I got that the necessary driver should be xf86-video-intel:
http://intellinuxgraphics.org/download.html

And this is what I have:
Code:
root@porteus:~# slackyd -g xf86-video-intel

...

xf86-video-intel-2.15.0-i486-1.txz [from slackware]

*** xf86-video-intel-2.15.0-i486-1.txz: already installed (xf86-video-intel-2.15.0-i486-1ftm).

All packages available are installed.

root@porteus:~#
I like to use xrandr to fix my dual display video problems. However, it does not work with my current installation:
Code:
root@porteus:~# xrandr
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 1366 x 768, current 1366 x 768, maximum 1366 x 768
default connected 1366x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1366x768        0.0*
root@porteus:~#
xrandr does not see my second display, although it is plugged and that I get an exact copy of what I see on the laptop.

Do you have any suggestion to get dual display working with that laptop of mine?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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Finally, I got it sorted with slax7 rc2, which comes with the most recent linux kernel. It should work with a lot of recent laptops and computers graphic wise.
http://www.tomas-m.com/blog/19355-Sl...update-11.html
http://www.slax.org/forum.php

If there is out there another distribution with most recent kernel coming with basic packages for office, web, wifi and cups printer server, I would appreciate. Slax needs some work to go and has not already its package management system?

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