[xubuntu-users] How to configure two monitors on a laptop with Intel graphics (Arrandale chipset)

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Mon Aug 6 02:31:21 UTC 2012

you'll want to google to learn about the xrandr program

On 08/05/2012 04:44 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> I just replaced my Lucid Ubuntu with Precise Xubuntu on my laptop.  I
> ran two monitors before, but I don't seem to know what app I need to
> configure them in Xubuntu, and I'm getting the same image on both
> monitors.
> If I right-click the desktop and choose "desktop settings" I get a
> dialog box that knows I have two monitors and offers to configure
> backgrounds, menus and icons for them separately (but since I'm
> getting a single image, this does not work).
> My desktop has nVidia, which has its own setting manager.  The Ubuntu
> setup on this laptop had a different utility, but I don't want to have
> to restore that backup just to find its name.
> Anybody know?

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