View Full Version : [kubuntu] Lenovo T61P and the external monitors

July 13th, 2011, 10:28 PM
I am running Kubuntu 11.04 on my T61P. At one point (can't remember now what version I was on) I was able to use Fn+F7 to mirror my display onto a VGA monitor. Alternatively, if I closed the laptop lid and re-opened it with a VGA monitor plugged in, it would also mirror my display.

Neither of these work anymore. I understand that extending the display on the fly, Mac-style, is more difficult to do, but I would at the very least line to be able to mirror the display on the fly if needed. Any advice is appreciated.

July 20th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Here's a clue of some sort, I was reading up elsewhere and found mentions of the RandR extentions.

#> xrandr
RandR extension missing

But if I look at the Xorg logs I find this:

[ 49.480] (II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[ 49.480] (==) RandR enabled

No errors showing.

I also noticed that on my Lenovo S12, if I plug in an external display, the KDE daemon picks it up and gives me a configuration dialog. Not sure what I need to do on the thinkpad to get this to happen.