Dual monitor setup

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Young Hen
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Dual monitor setup

Post by migizi » Wed Jul 30, 2008 16:07

I'm looking for some tips. As soon as I get time I plan on putting Sabayon on my laptop. It has the Intel 965 graphics. I'm hoping the new Intel driver will fix the HDMI problem they it should. Anyways what I wanted to know was how to get my Xorg setup correctly. My laptop can do 1280x800 and my external monitor can do 1680x1050. Last time I got this setup the menu bar and everything was in the wrong spot and I couldn't get it fixed. My mouse would also go off in space in the virtual space. Is this an innate problem with Xorg and different size screens?

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Re: Dual monitor setup

Post by wolfden » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:16

the gentoo wiki has a couple of howtos for dual monitors

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Re: Dual monitor setup

Post by Flectarn » Tue Aug 05, 2008 22:59

It's more or less an inate problem with anything displaying a signle screen on more than one display at different resolutions. best bet is to set it up as two seperate X servers. It's kind of annoying to work with but it works.

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