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sadman64
September 11th, 2008, 07:25 AM
Alright, I've look around for a long time, but I couldn't find a solution and figured I should ask for help. I've got a HP dv8000 laptop that has and ATI Radeon Xpress 200M graphics card. I've got Hardy installed.

My dual monitors are working, but my secondary monitor is physically located on the left of my primary monitor (laptop display). Ubuntu displays these monitors in the reverse setup, I have to move my mouse to the right to get it to go to the left monitor. I want to switch the layout of the monitors in Ubuntu.

Here is my current /etc/X11/xorg.conf


# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection




please help

howlingmadhowie
September 11th, 2008, 07:30 AM
have a look at the command xrandr. something like:


xrandr VGA --left-of default

may well work

sadman64
September 11th, 2008, 07:50 AM
That only gets me the usage. If I go into the resolution settings, I have one monitor 'Unknown' with the resolution 2880x900. I just can't figure out how to switch the displays.



usage: xrandr [options]
where options are:
-display <display> or -d <display>
-help
-o <normal,inverted,left,right,0,1,2,3>
or --orientation <normal,inverted,left,right,0,1,2,3>
-q or --query
-s <size>/<width>x<height> or --size <size>/<width>x<height>
-r <rate> or --rate <rate> or --refresh <rate>
-v or --version
-x (reflect in x)
-y (reflect in y)
--screen <screen>
--verbose
--dryrun
--prop or --properties
--fb <width>x<height>
--fbmm <width>x<height>
--dpi <dpi>/<output>
--output <output>
--auto
--mode <mode>
--preferred
--pos <x>x<y>
--rate <rate> or --refresh <rate>
--reflect normal,x,y,xy
--rotate normal,inverted,left,right
--left-of <output>
--right-of <output>
--above <output>
--below <output>
--same-as <output>
--set <property> <value>
--off
--crtc <crtc>
--newmode <name> <clock MHz>
<hdisp> <hsync-start> <hsync-end> <htotal>
<vdisp> <vsync-start> <vsync-end> <vtotal>
[+HSync] [-HSync] [+VSync] [-VSync]
--rmmode <name>
--addmode <output> <name>
--delmode <output> <name>

howlingmadhowie
September 11th, 2008, 01:13 PM
google is your friend here

sadman64
September 11th, 2008, 04:55 PM
google is your friend here


Alright, I've look around for a long time, but I couldn't find a solution and figured I should ask for help.

I've tried alot of googling, I've spent alot of time looking for the answer. I'm asking for help because I don't want to spend anymore time looking.

I really enjoy using Ubuntu. One of the things that I don't like is how hard it is to change around dual monitor setups.

sadman64
October 8th, 2008, 04:27 PM
anyone have any suggestions?