Sucess with dual monitors

Jean Hollis Weber jean-ooo at
Mon Jun 19 04:03:53 UTC 2006

Some of you may remember that in late April I was struggling to 
get a second monitor working as an extension of the screen on my 
Dell Inspiron 510m laptop, failed to succeed, and gave up. 
Recently, I bought a new external monitor (Acer model AL1717), so 
getting it to work moved to the top of my priority list.

I am delighted to report that I have been successful. I lost 
track of how many times I crashed X and then studied the error 
message and tried to work out what was wrong and how to fix it. 
Heh... I had to kiss a lot of frogs before I found a prince. ;-)

The main thing I changed in the xorg.conf file was to add the 
following line to each of the "Device" sections:

Option    "MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP"

I got that hint from someone's sample file. I forget whose; I 
looked at a lot of them today.

That was the biggest remaining problem I had with using Ubuntu 
full-time. Did I say I'm excited? :-D

Cheers, Jean

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