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Old 06-26-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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No need to start X so I can use my second screen (hdmi). How?

years later I'm back to all mighty slackware. I installed version 13.37 and saw something I wasn't used to on other distros: the Virtual console Login prompt (text mode, not GDM or XDM etc) started immediately on my second screen (hdmi) and until then I was used to having to start X to use my second screen. How is that acomplished? Just want to now how I got very curious. This way things are much more convenient and elegant I use a laptop with a hdmi screen plugged in.


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Old 06-26-2011, 10:35 AM   #2
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laptops (according to bios programm?) have by default clone output display mode.

---------- Post added 06-26-11 at 05:36 PM ----------

btw use xrandr(or arandr) to setup second display in X.
AND clone display mode is just clone output not separate usable output.

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Old 06-26-2011, 10:49 AM   #3
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I thought It could be related to another subject because I used other distros on my laptop (ubuntu inclusive) and this never happened with them. I had to tweek nvidia-settings to make it switch screens so that happened only when I started X.

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Old 06-26-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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I hate laptops


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