View Full Version : [ubuntu] Screen Resolution

June 10th, 2009, 10:30 PM
I am having a problem with my screen resolution. I have a Dell D630 laptop. When docked I have 2 external monitors, one DVI and one VGA that use the Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller. Every time X11 starts I have to go into System-Preferences-Display and then I have to change something (I usually change the refresh rate) in order for the VGA monitor to start displaying. I can live with it but I am hoping for something a bit more seamless. Even a script that will detect connected monitors and adjust the settings would work for me too. Thanks.

June 11th, 2009, 03:32 PM
As an alternative question too, is there any other screen managers that would work better?

June 11th, 2009, 03:48 PM
you have no choice: http://intellinuxgraphics.org/dualhead.html

advice: into your Xorg.conf edit first two lines of Section "Device" into

Identifier "intel"
Driver "intel"

(I am not aware if xrandr -with GUI- works better or worse, it's called grandr)