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I understand, that it maybe a monitor problem. However Windows does the dual monitor full screen. The second monitor in this case is a tv. Since, Netflix will only work in Windows it's not a big problem.
I have a fairly powerful desktop. I want a lap-top, because I occasionally do live preformance involving edited videos and original sound trks.. I tried using a desktop but the set-up/break down is a pain! I've had several fairly high-powered desk-top systems, but I've never had a lap-top, so I want to try one out (plus, it's the only way to do 'live' stuff).
I guess the way to go is to purchase something I think will work. Then, I'll find out! Of course I'll be posting in this forum trying to get it work like I want. Hopefully that wont be too hard.
Sounds like they're both getting the same video modes.
I made up something i xorg.conf.d describing 2 monitors (main screen 1280x800, external monitor 1440x900) and described each specifying a PrefferedMode for each monitor, and it would give a duplicate picture on each at different resolutions. So X can do it. Mine's a crappy Radeon RS690. It might heplp you. If the aspect ratio of your monitors is different, I think it's a different story.
At the risk of sounding stupid (f*ck shouldn't care about that - happens too often) I'll admit I don't know how to run that command. Or is it a command? How do I run it? IF it's from the terminal shoot me the exact code, if it's from a gui - tell me more about where it is.
I will gladly pull up that info.
A computer store in Chicago had an i7 on sale for 425.00usd - somehow I missed it and found out after it was sold-out!!
Identifier "Nvidia Something"
Driver "nvidia" #presuming a binary blob
Identifier "My Screen"
PreferredMode "1600x900" # or whatever your internal screen is.
Identifier "External Monitor"
PreferredMode "1920x1080" # or whatever your external monitor is.
save it as /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/video.conf
When you look at 'man xorg.conf' you'll see that there are other things you can specify. Just take the choices from the sections I have up there - Device (Graphics card) and Monitor. For the monitors, you can specify
or right, top, & bottom. If you don't have the external monitor, X just ignores all that.
I'm sorry but there's just too much info. in the man pages. There's so much to read and most of it is abstract to me! I've forgotten why I'm even reading all these details. What am I supposed to do once I read all this info.?? What applies to what I'm doing and oh yeah what am I doing??
I appreciate you taking your time to ask or tell me these things, but I don't know exactly what to run or what commannd to use. What exact commands would you have me run. Just reading the man. pages on xorg. (although interesting) is confusing me, as to what I'm doing this for exactly.
What info. are you specifically looking for me to find??? Once I find it, what do I do with it and why??
Okay, I'll try what you suggest. However, I found out something (paying more attention)! The malady of not going full screen in Linux seems to be true on youtube. On both Hulu and Netflix the full screen works. So it maybe the programming used on some of these video sites.
Thanks for all the info.. I learned more about 'X' etc..