Can't force external monitor for warning

sean darcy seandarcy2 at
Sun Feb 27 14:31:44 PST 2011

I've got Fedora 14, xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.9.4, on an old laptop with a 
bad screen. I've attached a monitor to the vga port. When I boot up, all 
the bios messages, and the console messages (that is, run level 3) 
appear on the external monitor.

But when I start X, the external monitor goes blank. After a lot of 
messing around, I realized that the "You are logging onto X as root, you 
fool" dialog box was coming up on the laptop screen. With a lucky 
combination of tab, space, enter, I cleared the dialog box, and X came 
up on the external monitor.

Obviously, at least to me, any dialog box should come up on the correct 
screen, but is this an X problem? A Fedora problem - did Fedora insert 
this dialog box ? Or the intel driver?



Here's my xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "External Monitor"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d"
	FontPath     "built-ins"

Section "Module"
	Load  "dri2"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "glx"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

Section "Device"
         Identifier  "965GM"
         Driver      "intel"
         BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
         Option      "monitor-VGA"  "VGA1"

Section "Monitor"
         Identifier   "VGA1"
         Option       "Primary"  "yes"

Section "Screen"
     Identifier  "Screen0"
     Device      "965GM"
     Monitor     "VGA1"

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