Display screen on a beamer

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 21:24:14 UTC 2008

On Feb 19, 2008 11:02 AM, Alain Muls <alain.muls at telenet.be> wrote:

> How must I setup the xorg.conf so that I can hook up to a beamer and
> have my own display also showing the desktop and without comprimising me
> to work without the beamer?

I have been able to make this work using NVidia TwinView.  I believe you
should be able to get it to work with other two-screen configurations as

If you are using NVidia, I can send you my relevant xorg.conf file.

One thing about this approach is that if the nVidia doesn't detect an
external monitor when it starts, it uses just the laptop screen.  So you
have to restart X after hooking up the external display.

(I am guessing that "beamer" is another way of saying projector, and not a
reference to your BMW automobile. <g>)

John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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