Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Docking Station + X WIndows

I have a Dell D800 laptop which I use as my work computer and my personal computer. At work, I have it connected to a docking station and I have it set up for dual Dell 2001FP displays. At home, I just use the laptop without a docking station.

As it stands now, I have two different xorg.conf files. On for use with the docking station and one to use when I am using the laptop as a standalone system. I boot into runlevel 3 and just cp the configuration I want to use to xorg.conf and run startx.

This is a pain to have to go through each time so I am wondering if there is a better way. Ideally I would like to have the laptop decide what to use by determining if it is docked or not, but I am not sure if this is possible. The other option would to have both configurations in the same file and just pass startx an argument.

I am at a loss and would like to hear what other people have done with there laptops. Any help to point me in the right direction would be beneficial. Thanks.
Old 01-04-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.0
Posts: 157

Rep: Reputation: 30
i was going to see if i could insert a process into the run level (one for docked, one for undocked) that would move xorga.conf or xorgb.conf to xorg.conf. i figure if it moves the file before starting up Xorg, then it should be good to go.

i don't have anything to try this on at the moment, but i soon will be in your situation
Old 01-04-2005, 03:47 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I was thinking something along those lines as well, but I wouldn't know the first place to start. Let me know if you get it working someday.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XF86Config-4 and docking station Cons Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 06-21-2007 03:32 PM
Docking Station Probs on Sarge 3.1 openbysource Debian 0 10-28-2005 10:41 PM
docking station won't release sakundiak Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 04-26-2005 02:09 PM
creatures docking station justwantin Slackware 1 09-25-2004 11:50 PM
X Windows in a Docking Station Ascii King Linux - Software 0 09-21-2001 11:04 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration