xrandr laptops and screens

Thanks to the Thinkwiki xrandr tutorial I can now dual-monitor my laptop.

I had to rebuild xorg.conf, as the gnome screen resolution tool had messed it up. Then it was a simple matter of following the instructions.

One important gotcha – the default refresh rate was too much for my old LCD monitor to handle, so I had to turn it on using:

xrandr --output VGA --mode 1280x1024 --right-of LVDS --rate 60

Which seems to have worked nicely.


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