Intel 965GM issues

nikosapi nikosapi at
Wed Jul 25 15:22:27 PDT 2007

On July 25, 2007 01:57:03 pm Jesse Barnes wrote:
> 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"
> EndSection
> Section "Monitor"
> 	Identifier "TV"
> 	Option "disable" "true"
> EndSection
> Section "Monitor"
> 	Identifier "VGA"
> 	Option "RightOf" "LVDS"
> EndSection
> ...
> 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.
> Jesse

Thank you so much!!! It worked like a charm!

One more question, when I was trying to troubleshoot this myself I didn't see 
the 'Option "monitor-TV" "TV"' options anywhere. Was I not looking in the 
right place? (intel and xorg.conf manpages) Or did I miss something?

Once again, Thanks,


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