help configuring ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop

Stephen Abbott s.g.a at
Tue Nov 27 12:39:41 UTC 2007

Hi Paul,
thanks for your suggestions, I will follow them up when I get a chance 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Kaplan" <pkaplan1 at>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions" 
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Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: help configuring ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop

>I found that the gui display config module  w/ kubuntu which was stellar 
> 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
> external.
> Lastly, try the Thinkpad site and list (
> Good luck,
> Paul
> 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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