[clug] krandr multiple monitor woes

Doug Palmer Doug.Palmer at csiro.au
Wed Jul 30 23:16:00 GMT 2008

I've now figured out a configuration that does what I want, although I'm 
not entirely sure why.

1. Using Sax2:
1.1 Card is Intel 965 GM
1.2 Monitor is LCD 1440x900 at 60Hz
1.3 Resolution is 1680x1080 (yes)
1.4 Activate Dual head, Xinerama mode
1.5 Second monitor is Dell 2208wfp
1.6 Second monitor resoution is 1680x1050
1.7 Layout L
1.8 Important: Do not start xrandr, krandr or any other forms of ranry 

The Xinerama doesn't work, but that's good; it seems to do what I would 
expect clone to do. When it's plugged in to the docking station, 
everything comes up as 1680x1050, even the LCD screen which just 
overflows. If I start the laptop up without docking, you can see things 
fiddling for a bit before settling down at 1440x900.


ps. I'm not sure why this gets tagged with [ExternalMail] 'cos I'm a 
member of this list.

Doug Palmer wrote:
> I've been given a sparkly new Dell laptop with an intel 945GM video 
> chip capable of 1440x900. I've also been given a docking station and a 
> Dell 2208wfp monitor capable of 1680x1050. I've installed Suse 11.0 
> and am trying to get everything to play together.
> Without krandr, and with  things set in Sax to 1440x900, things seem 
> to default to 1280x1024. This is too big and too small for the laptop 
> screen and gives a wierd aspect ratio to the external screen. I've 
> tried various dual head configurations without any luck.
> krandr seems to ignore any settings and settle on 1024x768, which 
> appears to be what it thinks is acceptable on both screens.
> What I would like is to have things 1440x900 when I'm not docked and 
> turn off the laptop screen and use 1680x1050 when I dock. I can't see 
> how to do this. Any suggestions gratefully received.
> Doug

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