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francois.e 11-15-2012 05:14 PM

Dual display for Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics
I am presently not able to have dual display on a toshiba satellite. The specifications for the laptop are presented in this link:


root@porteus:~# lspci
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller (rev 09)

Googling, I got that the necessary driver should be xf86-video-intel:

And this is what I have:

root@porteus:~# slackyd -g xf86-video-intel


xf86-video-intel-2.15.0-i486-1.txz [from slackware]

*** xf86-video-intel-2.15.0-i486-1.txz: already installed (xf86-video-intel-2.15.0-i486-1ftm).

All packages available are installed.


I like to use xrandr to fix my dual display video problems. However, it does not work with my current installation:

root@porteus:~# xrandr
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 1366 x 768, current 1366 x 768, maximum 1366 x 768
default connected 1366x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
  1366x768        0.0*

xrandr does not see my second display, although it is plugged and that I get an exact copy of what I see on the laptop.

Do you have any suggestion to get dual display working with that laptop of mine?

Thanks. :)

francois.e 12-02-2012 10:07 AM

Finally, I got it sorted with slax7 rc2, which comes with the most recent linux kernel. It should work with a lot of recent laptops and computers graphic wise.

If there is out there another distribution with most recent kernel coming with basic packages for office, web, wifi and cups printer server, I would appreciate. Slax needs some work to go and has not already its package management system? ;)

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