Ubuntu Screens/Resolutions Management - or the reason i still MUST use m$ windows

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 21:32:21 UTC 2007

Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Dec 13, 2007 2:20 PM, Aurélien Naldi <aurelien.naldi at gmail.com 
> <mailto:aurelien.naldi at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     This problem is indeed well known and a solution is in the work: the X
>     server included in the latest version of ubuntu included a new version
>     of the xrandr extension allowing to add and remove screens on the fly.
>     Graphical tools to take advantage of it are still lacking but good
>     progress hapened since, and I hope [hint] to see something like urandr
>     included in the next version.
>     The "problem" now is mostly a driver one: intel graphic cards are well
>     supported, AFAIK, the opensource radeon drivers has support too but the
>     ATI and nvidia binary drivers don't yet (I may be misinformed about the
>     fglrx one and a solution is rumored to be coming for the nvidia one,
>     maybe before 2009...)
> Has the change with Intel cards occurred with using 
> xserver-xorg-video-intel instead of -i810?  With -i810 on Feisty and 
> Gutsy, plugging in a projector did not work.

Yes, you need to take the "intel" driver. After I switched from the 
"i810" to the "intel" driver I could use a projector with my laptop, at 
least after restarting X.


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