Setting up a second monitor

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at
Fri Apr 21 00:44:02 UTC 2006

On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:53:12AM +1000, Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
> Daniel Carrera wrote:
> >Jean, could you please run this command and post the result here?:
> >
> >lspci | grep VGA
> >
> >This will give us a list of the VGA devices that Linux can see. In my 
> >case there is only one line (btw, lines are long and wrap around). In 
> >your case there should be two lines.
> There was only one line:
> 0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM 
> Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)

# apt-get install i810switch
# i810rotate

There's also Xinerama, which is two screens hooked together to look like one
big one.  Config for that is all xorg.conf hackery.

- Matt

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