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Old 06-15-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
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Xorg, Two Displays, Metamodes?

HAH! and you thought this was another "how do i get dual displays on my nvidia card" thread. I already have that working. I've got an lcd as well as a tv hooked up as the second display. I'm not using twinview, two seperate screens. The thing is, I only use the tv occasionally, like for watching movies or a big xmms party.

What I'd like to do is not run the tv all the time, and only turn it on when I need it. I know I can make two seperate xorg.conf files, but I don't want to have to restart X. On another board I heard someone mention using metamodes to do what seemed like exactly this, but I wasn't able to figure out how. I know the modes are changed by doing a "ctrl alt +/-", but that's the extent of my knowlege. Anyone really good with x config files?


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