[Techtalk] Re: Switching resolutions when I switch to an external monitor

Conor Daly conor.daly-linuxchix at cod.homelinux.org
Sat Mar 11 09:14:44 EST 2006

On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 07:01:27AM +1100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
Mary thought:
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2006, Jean-Daniel Pauget wrote:
> >     also, if you can, try switching to external screen _before_ X11/Xorg
> >     starts. maybe you'll get some other monitor detection by the server and
> >     thus get more video modes available. please provide the X server log
> >     when starting with the external screen already switched, it might be
> >     different from the previous one with built-in lcd screen.
> I'll get back to you with logging information, but yes I do get some
> other monitor detection: X starts in 640x480 (!!) if I've switched to
> the external monitor before starting X.

If you try hooking up the external monitor and then do

Xorg -configure

It should probe the monitor and write a sample xorg.conf.  You should be
able to take definitions out of that for your monitor.

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