[Mageia-discuss] Configuring external monitor display
richardwest at leiston.info
Sat Apr 21 00:12:23 CEST 2012
On Friday 20 Apr 2012 19:48:24 Anne Wilson wrote:
> On 19/04/12 19:31, Richard wrote:
> > On Thursday 19 Apr 2012 19:12:35 Anne Wilson wrote:
> >> On 19/04/12 17:04, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >>> I like to use an external monitor when doing more serious work
> >>> on my netbook. As far as I can see there is nothing in MCC for
> >>> setting that up, so I assume I have to use System Settings.
> >>> However, that too only offers me the settings for the
> >>> netbook's display.
> >>> I've looked at xorg.conf which also only has the settings for
> >>> the netbook screen. Am I right in thinking that I have to get
> >>> xrandr to get this working correctly? At the moment I can clone
> >>> the screen, but that means that only 80% of the screen is
> >>> visible, a real pain.
> >>> I'm using beta 3, and package management seems to be
> >>> problematic at the moment.
> >> Package management is now working - it looks as though the
> >> mirror was down when I tried it (several times) earlier today.
> >> It seems that xrandr is already installed, so that isn't the
> >> problem.
> >> The netbook screen is correctly set to
> >> 1280x720, refresh 60.4 Hz
> >> The external monitor, a Samsung SyncMaster 193v is set to
> >> 1024x768, refresh 60 Hz.
> >> That should be 1280x1024, refresh 75Hz.
> >> Does anyone know how I can set this up?
> >> Anne
> > If you are running KDE, have you tried the KDE Systemsettings >
> > Display and Monitor > Size and Orientation ?
> > I have used that to set up a separate monitor on my laptop.
> Yes, System Settings appears to be where the size information is kept.
> It doesn't offer me any other resolution. Long ago I recall editing
> exorg.conf, entering modelines from the monitor manual, but I'm not
> sure whether it is still safe to do this. I have seen Internet
> instructions on setting separate screens, so that the external monitor
> can use the higher resolution. I wonder whether that's still safe?
> Mike, I don't have Gnome set up on the netbook. If there's a real
> chance that the Display Settings there could handle this, I'll install it.
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