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Ubuntu 9.10 – two external LCD (laptop)

I have Intel X3100 graphic card on my laptop and External 24 inches LCD connected in. Well to use both LCD under Ubuntu (9.10, in my case) you need to open command line and type several commands. Have a look bellow:

<your name>@<laptop>:~$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 2000, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 connected 1920×1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 546mm x 352mm
1920×1200      60.0*+
1280×1024      75.0
1152×864       75.0
1024×768       75.1     60.0
832×624        74.6
800×600        75.0     60.3
640×480        75.0     60.0
720×400        70.1
LVDS1 connected 1280×800+0+1200 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 286mm x 179mm
1280×800       59.9*+
1024×768       60.0
800×600        60.3     56.2
640×480        59.9

After this step is everything quite intuitive. Just manage your LCDs as you want. xrandr tool allows you to use following:

xrandr –output LVDS1 –off;
xrandr –output VGA1 –off;
xrandr –output VGA1 –auto –primary;
xrandr –output LVDS1 –auto –right-of VGA1;

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  1. jacek
    July 20, 2010 at 6:30 am

    hi, ubuntu 10.04 has amazing external display support. I recommend update.

    • miragemiko
      July 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

      I’m still thinking about, but … I’m really not sure whether I do need all new features. I’v setup bunch of software inside current one … and I’m worried around dependencies

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