Dual monitors - a couple of questions

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Dual monitors - a couple of questions

Post by runbei » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:08 pm

I'm using a ThinkPad T43 with a Dell 16" LCD external monitor connected to the video part on the laptop. Couple of questions:

1. The external display doesn't show properly after a Suspend. When the Laptop wakes up, the external monitor shows the same image as the laptop monitor, and it is inactive - e.g., the "x" to close a window changes color when I click it, but nothing happens. Obviously this is very inconvenient, as I use dual monitors often. Is there a fix?

2. It would be great if Skype and other applications did NOT open on the external monitor! It means I have to keep the external monitor turned on to answer Skype calls, etc. Is there a way to force all apps to open in the main display?

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Re: Dual monitors - a couple of questions

Post by Husse » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:40 pm

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Re: Dual monitors - a couple of questions

Post by COKEDUDE » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:03 am

runbei wrote:I'm using a ThinkPad T43 with a Dell 16" LCD external monitor connected to the video part on the laptop. Couple of questions:

1. The external display doesn't show properly after a Suspend. When the Laptop wakes up, the external monitor shows the same image as the laptop monitor, and it is inactive - e.g., the "x" to close a window changes color when I click it, but nothing happens. Obviously this is very inconvenient, as I use dual monitors often. Is there a fix?

2. It would be great if Skype and other applications did NOT open on the external monitor! It means I have to keep the external monitor turned on to answer Skype calls, etc. Is there a way to force all apps to open in the main display?
For your first question this should help.

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  $ xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1024X768 --rate 60
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolu ... %20monitor

Not sure about your second question.

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