[Mageia-discuss] Configuring external monitor display

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Sat Apr 21 10:07:56 CEST 2012

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On 20/04/12 20:16, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-04-20 at 20:04 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> On some laptops there's a function key that switches. On mine
>>> (HP Elitebook/NVidia GT216 Quadra FX 880M) it doesn't, but I
>>> found a package called "disper" that provides a command-line
>>> program called disper that works very well.
>> That sounds like the function key to switch between internal and
>>  external monitor.  Fn+F5 is supposed to cycle between internal,
>>  external or both, but it doesn't work.
> Doesn't work for me either in Linux, but I can have a launcher
> (gnome 2) that runs disper -S to use the secondary screen, and
> another that runs disper -s to go back, or disper -e to extend the
> desktop to both.
> ATI (OK, AMD) drivers seem to have better xrandr support than 
> nvidia, but I still find "disper" more convenient than the GUI.
> E.g. get up to give a talk and double click an icon to start
> projecting.
I previously ran Fedora 14 on this netbook, and while the display wasn't
ideal - slightly fuzzy in fact - I could get the whole screen, so it's
not inherently a can't-do-it-in-linux problem.  I'll look at disper today.

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