My Dell has an nvidia card. I run Gutsy. At work I have a 24" widescreen (Acer AL2416W) to plug into my laptop to use as a primary screen, so I have more screen real estate to work with.
It took me a couple of hours to arrive at a workable solution.
Note to self for future reference: DO NOT USE displayconfig-gtk. It doesn't know what the work monitor is, and throws errors when trying to use mirror mode.
DO use nvidia-settings. This is part of nvidia-glx-new. However, backing up the xorg.conf file first is a remarkably good idea.
At present, I don't know of a good way to set up xorg.conf profiles, I guess, depending on whether or not I'm at work. Any ideas, lazyweb?
Does your laptop support xrandr 1.2ReplyDelete
Its really easy to cook up an xrandr script to handle all of the X manipulation.