Short Gutsy Upgrade Report

Jono Bacon jono at
Sat Sep 29 10:59:09 BST 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 16:02 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 10:37:16AM +0100, Jono Bacon wrote:
> >  * I find the X configuring GUI pretty impossible to use - I plugged in
> > an external monitor and tried to configure it (as Screen 2) with no
> > luck. In fact, it hosed my org.conf and my system booted into safe-mode.
> Was this with -ati by chance?  There's a known issue here in that -ati
> now uses xrandr, but displayconfig-gtk still tries to use xinerama,
> which results in xorg.confs that won't work.  I've talked with glatzor
> about this and a fix should be in soon to at least make it not attempt
> to do this kind of dual screen configuration if it's going to fail.
> OTOH, I *think* you can just plug in the monitor and hit Fn+F8.  I've
> not tested this on an ATI laptop myself yet, so I'd love it if someone
> can confirm.
> It can also be achieved via plugging in the external monitor and doing
> 'randr --auto'.  If that doesn't do it, I'd like to know.

Nope, this was with an Intel card, which makes it ever the more odder.
Sorry for not providing as complete hardware info as I should have - my
current Intel card is a Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express.


Jono Bacon
Ubuntu Community Manager
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