how to show linuxmint that other monitor has different ratio

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ml2
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how to show linuxmint that other monitor has different ratio

Post by ml2 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:52 am

I cannot get the other monitor working properly in my LinuxMint system.
Computer is Dell xpsm1210 and has widescreen ratio. The other monitor has normal ratio and it is LG Flatron L1952T.
When I press Fn+F8 (Dell's button for changing between monitors), the second monitor will just say "out of range", and after pressing the buttons again (that means: "picture on both screens"), the picture comes back to Dell's screen and on the second monitor it does not fit on the screen - like it was sending the picture there with wrong settings.
I searched ubuntuforums, too, but it seems that X is not the same there and I cannot find the conf files.
1) Where's the necessary configuration file and what lines there should I see?
2) Xinerama seems to be installed from the very start, but how to use it?

Thank you in advance

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Post by hairy_Palms » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:24 pm

what graphics card do you have? if its nvidia you may need to install the official nvidia drivers.

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Post by ml2 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:11 am

hairy_Palms wrote:what graphics card do you have? if its nvidia you may need to install the official nvidia drivers.
I'm pretty sure it's Intel's integrated "card" or whatever it is called.

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Post by hairy_Palms » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:11 am

you should have a look at
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=161830
linux mint is pretty much 100%compatible with ubuntu and the xorg.conf is in the same place on both of them at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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