1680 x 1050 with intel driver?

Peter Clifton pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Oct 21 20:38:42 PDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-10-21 at 23:17 -0400, Louis E Garcia II wrote:

> I finally got my 24" monitor though not the same brand, it is an LG.
> I am not able to configure this monitor with my laptop under linux as I
> can with Windows. My laptop runs at 1280x800 and my new monitor at
> 1920x1200. I am able to view one at a time in their native resolutions
> but trying to bring up X with two different resolutions fails. Is this a
> limitation of X or the intel driver?
> Second I would like to use my new monitor as an extension of my laptop
> but all I can see is the same desktop on both screens. I have tried the
> Xinerama option under ServerLayout but it freezes my who laptop.

Configuring this at runtime, try something like:
xrandr --output DVI --right-of LVDS

(I'm assuming the output names are DVI for your external, and LVDS most
likely be what the laptop's internal display is).

For more information, and for how to set this up in your xorg.conf once
you've found how you like it, take a look at this guide:

Peter Clifton

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