Setting up a second monitor

Jean Hollis Weber jean-ooo at
Fri Apr 21 01:25:58 UTC 2006

Matthew Palmer wrote:
> 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

Can you tell me what that does?

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

Several people have mentioned Xinerama, because that is what I 
ultimately want to do: have the second monitor be an extension of 
the desktop. I don't mind hacking xorg.conf, once I figure out 
what I need to change in it. I will read the how-to that Antony 
pointed me to.


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