Ubuntu Screens/Resolutions Management - or the reason i still MUST use m$ windows
(=?utf-8?q?=60=60-=5F-=C2=B4=C2=B4?=) -- Fernando
ubuntu at bugabundo.net
Mon Dec 17 00:58:44 UTC 2007
I meant to write this email to Ubuntu-Desktop ML, but since you brought this topic, I'll reply here.
Last Saturday, I did a small presentation on apt-cacher, and using Ubuntu Hardy, without any xorg.conf due to the new X 7.3 and xrandr 1.2, and plug-in for the
first time a projector (@ 1024x768 vs 1280x800 12.1" LCD) with hardy on my 855 Intel, it was a great surprise that (almost) everything "Just Worked".
After GDM started, I could see both screens. Sure, some parts of it were cut-off 'cause of the 1024<1280.
After login, i just clicked on Grandr v0.2 applet and changed the resolution to 1024. For some freak setting, my LCD got turned off, and I was left with only the
I opened up a console, and typed xrandr --auto. My LCD turned on, the top and bottom bars were set to 1024 px, but I still could see and use an extra screen
space at the right of the screen.
Bottom line, at least on Hardy, most of it worked great, and even better then using displayconfig-gtk (which requires X restart) or grandr UI ( that seems to not
work that great on current xrandr and crashs a bit).
Didnt had the time to test using xrandr --left-of <output>/--right-of <output> (to have a dual-monitor system, instead of clone screen system) or --size (to fix
my LCD strange look), but I guess I'll give it a go with an external CRT/LCD this week.
Sure, I agree with you, that the OS/X should (automatically) detect the the VGA is no longer in use, instead of requiring the [power]user to punch xrandr --auto,
but I can live with it on an Alpha/Developement OS. My magor peeve with my transaction from windows still remains the lack of S-Video / TV Out support on
pre-9xx Intel GPUs.
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