I now connect my laptop to external monitor. What I want is very simple, I just want how Windows handle this situation - when external monitor is used, it switches off the monitor on laptop, and use the external monitor instead. And I can easily switch between them with the hot key on laptop. The laptop is windows/Mint dual boot (some things are best under windows, some are best under Linux). The windows boot works "perfectly" (well, apart from those thing windows are terrible at)
I'm running Mint 6 (no plan to "upgrade" unless it is broken). I can get twin view (nVidia graphics) to clone each monitor, but it is pain as the laptop has native resolution of 1440x900 and the external LCD has native resolution of 1280x1024. The clone sort of works (it seems to set each as 1440x1024, and scroll to "extra" area), even it is a little annoying. Any idea what I can do to make it work the way I wanted?
Edit: okay, after some search, found this, but I have no idea what it means. Do I just create this script file, then chmod +x, then make it run at startup? I have been having problem with startup script, eg. I asked my system to run conky, but it doesn't work. In particular, I don't understand any of those commend and what it will do.
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#! /bin/sh if xrandr -q |grep -q "VGA-0 connected" ; then xrandr --output VGA-0 --auto xrandr --output LVDS --off fi Then I just run this script as a start-up app in Gnome