1680 x 1050 with intel driver?

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Oct 22 06:14:44 PDT 2007

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Louis E Garcia II wrote:
> Thanks for the website. I have been able to get further along. This is
> my current xorg.conf. X comes up with the proper modes on each monitor
> but my desktop is on the VGA monitor and half on the LVDS. I would like
> the desktop to be on the LVDS alone with the vga just empty where I can
> drag windows on.
> Section "Device"
>        Identifier  "intel 945GM"
>        Driver      "intel"
>        Option      "monitor-LVDS"   "Laptop"
>        Option      "monitor-VGA"    "VGA"
> EndSection
> Section "Monitor"
>        Identifier   "Laptop"
>        Option       "PreferredMode" "1280x800"
>        Option       "Position"      "0 0"
> EndSection
> Section "Monitor"
>        Identifier   "VGA"
>        Option       "LeftOf"        "Laptop"
>        Option       "PreferredMode" "1920x1200"
> EndSection

I have not tried the LeftOf/RightOf options or the Intel driver.  On my 
dual-screen mga setup, I just set the left monitor to position 0 0 and 
the right monitor to a position just to the right of the width of the 
left monitor.

With your monitors, that would have the Laptop monitor at position 1920 
0 and the VGA monitor at position 0 0.  To use the full width of both 
monitors, the virtual screen should be 1280+1920=3200 wide.

> Section "Screen"
>        Identifier   "Default Screen"
>        Device       "intel 945GM"
>        Monitor      "VGA"
>        DefaultDepth 24
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Depth     24
>                Modes    "1280x800"
I don't set a default mode.  With two monitors in different modes, it 
didn't seem to make sense.  May not make any difference.

>                Virtual  3120 1200
>        EndSubSection
> EndSection

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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