Intel 965GM issues

Jesse Barnes jbarnes at
Wed Jul 25 10:57:03 PDT 2007

On Tuesday, July 24, 2007 6:35 pm, nikosapi wrote:
> I guess what I'm asking is, is it possible to disable the TV output
> or would it be possible to set the LVDS monitor as Screen 1?

Yes, definitely (I recently did this on my 965 laptop too).  You'll need 
to add a "Monitor" section to describe and disable your TV device, then 
tell the Intel driver which output corresponds to that monitor, e.g.:

Section "Device"
	Identifier "Videocard0"
	Driver "intel"
	Option "monitor-TV" "TV"
	Option "monitor-VGA" "VGA"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier "TV"
	Option "disable" "true"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier "VGA"
	Option "RightOf" "LVDS"

This will disable the TV output and unconditionally set the VGA output 
to be right of (an extended desktop configuration) of your laptop 
screen if detected at server start time.  And of course, you can always 
change your resolution on the fly using xrandr or your favorite 
Randr1.2 GUI app.


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