[ubuntu-uk] Is grandr the best way to use digital projector?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 4 14:24:14 GMT 2010

On 4 November 2010 14:19, pmgazz <pmgazz at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> Plug in the monitor then go to System > Preferences > Monitors (or
> Displays I think, dependent on Ubuntu version) then click Detect
> Monitors and it should then recognise it.
> Colin
> Unless I'm missing something here (recovering from 'flu and groggy) this
> should be pretty straightforward. Some laptops and projectors do throw up
> problems but by and large you just attach the VGA and maybe reboot or
> re-login and you're away!

You snipped the point I was answering, namely:

On 31 October 2010 22:29, Grant Sewell <dcglug at thymox.co.uk> wrote:
> I have found that my laptop (nVidia GeForce 7000 Mobile graphics chip)
> doesn't detect the resolution supported by external monitors correctly
> unless it is attached when the computer is turned on.  It will happily
> detect that something's there, but won't let me push the resolution
> beyond 800x600. :(

My response was how to get the monitor recognised _without_  logout or reboot.


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