help configuring ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop

Paul Kaplan pkaplan1 at
Tue Nov 27 10:18:03 UTC 2007

I found that the gui display config module  w/ kubuntu which was stellar with 
an internal LCD on a laptop didn't do as well with a dual monitor setup (I 
have a T43 w/ on-board intel graphics).

Try dual monitor page at the ubuntu wiki; it has some guidance.  Also, I read 
recently that the current version of xorg doesn't require the xorg.conf file 
although it seems to get installed.  If you're intrepid w/ the command line, 
you could rename the existing file and see if X starts correctly w/ the 

Lastly, try the Thinkpad site and list (

Good luck,

On Tuesday 27 November 2007 2:31:41 am steve wrote:
> Hi all from a new linux user and new to this users list.
> I would like help please to be able to use the external monitor attached
> to my Lenovo ThinkPad T61 laptop. I have set out, as clearly as I can,
> the relevent hardware/software specs. and my difficulties, in the
> attached text file.
> Thanks in anticipation,
> Stephen

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