Setting up a second monitor

Karl Auer kauer at
Fri Apr 21 10:25:05 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 10:20 +0100, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Cancel the second part. 'lspci' is *not* supposed to give you two video 
> devices. I just tried this on my laptop. On my laptop I have an external 
> monitor working (as a mirror). I ran lspci and it only gave me one VGA 
> device.
> So this means that the 'lspci' part is already good. The next step is to 
> get the CRT working. I don't know how to do that, but Matt's suggestion 
> (i810rotate) seems as good as any.

There is a chance that the card only duplicates the signal on the
external interface. In that case you would only ever be able to see the
same image (albeit possibly in more resolutions) on the external monitor
that you see on the laptop's display.

My definitely dual-head ATI Radeon 9600 shows up in lspci as only one
entry, so the lspci output is not conclusive.

If you can find out what the graphics card is, you should be able to
google its features, and if dual-head is not one of them, then that's
all she wrote.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (w/h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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