Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-10-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Configure X for second monitor output

I have been testing various linux distros (dual boot, VM), but this is the first time I have devoted an entire computer to Linux, so some problems came up I have no idea how to fix.

Zenwalk 4.6
Athlon XP 2800+
GeForce 4 MX (AGP)
Some VIA motherboard w/ integrated sound

I basically use it as both a server, and to store tv shows/programs to watch on my tv with an s-video cable.

The problem I don't know how to fix is that X defaulted to the VGA output of the video card, which I don't use. If somebody could help me configure X so that it defaults to the S-Video output, that would be great (I assume it would be output 1, since it's the only other output). IIf it affects anything, I use tightvnc on the computer, on session 1.
Old 09-10-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

I really need some help with this, I have no clue where to start in xorg.conf I tried switching the Screen variable but X crashes.

EDIT: After a lot of searching I found a post from '04 with almost the same problem, and I was able to fix my problem.

Last edited by Frustian; 09-10-2007 at 08:48 PM.


monitor, xorgconf

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
How to output higher resolution to monitor? wearetheborg Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 07-11-2006 04:26 AM
./configure output files stevesk Linux - General 2 07-02-2006 09:53 PM
Built a New PC, no output to monitor gbkyle General 7 05-09-2005 02:41 PM
Adjust monitor output oxleyk Slackware 3 03-24-2005 04:26 PM
iptables output to monitor lumux Linux - Networking 1 08-24-2003 04:08 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:09 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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration