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Old 11-07-2008, 05:54 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by tdragovich View Post
Unfortunately, with as broad as the linux community is things are sometimes hard to find. Also, please remember that Linux is still no where near as user friendly as Windows, but of course there is only one Microsoft and they have been around for what over 32 years now? They do have a leg up in that department.
Excuse me... what?

Unfortunately, with as broad as the Windows community is things are sometimes hard to find. Also, please remember that Windows is no where near as user friendly as Linux, but of course there is only one Linux kernel and it's a direct descendand of unix and that has been around for what over 32 years now? They do have a leg up in that department.

See? Others can play that game too.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 12:57 AM   #17
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how many distributions for linux / windows?

gapan,

Sorry to get you stirred up. Unix has been around for a long time. Linux was, to my knowledge, the first unix based end-user OS. When Linux started to get popular in the late 90's I had so many problems getting it up and running that I put it aside no less than six times so as to ensure my machine was not tossed out of a third story window. Back then I was ecstatic to get X Server up, not to mention having a sound card!

Yes, there is only one Kernel, but how many distributions have been made? Can you imagine what our community could accomplish if we focused on only, heck lets say 20!

As far as how user friendly windows has become. Unless you are modifying the windows registry, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting are straight forward with plenty of documentation. Granted it helps having hardware manufactures assisting with the development of your drivers/software, but if we pressured them more I'm sure we could have the same thing. Look how things have already changed in the last three years.

Again sorry to stir the pot here, you did point him in the right direction.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 04:36 PM   #18
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Hi,
besides the linux vs windows discussion, I tried xrandr without luck until now. I think I had a resolution problem. (I try it further)

Then I changed the xorg.conf file and played a little bit with it but also without luck.

This was my xorg.conf file which didn't work. Maybe someone has an idea.

I read that you have to have a sperate device, screen and monitor section for every monitor you have. Therefore I copied the original section entry and modified it a bit.

When I start linux with the following config I get the following error:
....
line 262 Section is not a valid keyword
no screen found
...

Line 262 is where the serverlayout section begins.


# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "SEC"
ModelName "0"
Modeline "1024x768_60.004" 65.000000 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -HSync -VSync
HorizSync 30-63
VertRefresh 56-77
Option "ReducedBlanking"

EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor2"
Modeline "1024x768_60.004" 65.000000 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -HSync -VSync
HorizSync 30-63
VertRefresh 56-77
Option "DPMS"
Option "RightOf" "Monitor1"
Option "ReducedBlanking"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphic devices section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphic devices sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
VendorName "Intel Corporation"
BoardName "82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
Driver "intel"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "MergedFB" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard2"
VendorName "Intel Corporation"
BoardName "82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
Driver "intel"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
#Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Screen 1
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Videoconfig"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"

DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768_60.004" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768_60.004" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768_60.004" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768_60.004" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Videoconfig2"
Device "Videocard2"
Monitor "Monitor2"

DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768_60.004" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768_60.004" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768_60.004" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768_60.004" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection


# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout section
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Simple Layout"
Screen "Videoconfig"
Screen "Videoconfig2" #"RightOf" "Videoconfig"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Pad1" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
 
Old 11-13-2008, 02:29 AM   #19
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Try with lxrandr. Either download it and right click/install or get it from a snapshot mirror without installing any dependencies.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 04:28 AM   #20
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Hi,

lxrandr didn't help because there is no possibility to choose dual head.

The site http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2 helped me.

I got the following error
$ xrandr --output LVDS --auto --output VGA --auto --right-of LVDS
xrandr: screen cannot be larger than 1024x1024 (desired size 2048x768)

I edited the SubSection "Display" of the Screen Section in xorg.conf (/etc/X11/).
I added:
Virtual 2048 768

Then I restarted X, used the same command as above and it worked.

Thx!

Clemens
 
  


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