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Sorry if this should be in a laptops thread. I have Slack 10.1 on my Dell C600 and wish to use my external monitor on it. Im guessing I need ...
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    External CRT on a dell C600 lappy


    Sorry if this should be in a laptops thread.

    I have Slack 10.1 on my Dell C600 and wish to use my external monitor on it.

    Im guessing I need to edit a part of my xorg.conf, but am unsure what.

    I have not used Linux (been living at my girlfirends at uni, its wireless, have no wireless PCMCIA card for my lappy) in months, and am still learning the fundementals, so please excuse the lack of info on this thread. Also apologies for not posting my xorg.conf, i will, if nessasry, be able to post it probs monday or tuesday.

    Im just looking for a "quick fix" and/or links, if possible.

    Thanks, and apologies again for the lack of info.

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    I guess it should be ok. I has nothing to do with linux. For me, i just plug it in and it works .

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    I think you'll want to take a look-see here:

    Code:
    # **********************************************************************
    # ServerLayout sections.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
    # the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
    # section may be specified from the X server command line with the
    # "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
    # When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
    # is used alone.
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    
    # The Identifier line must be present
        Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    
    # Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
    # the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
    # primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
    # of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
    # right of screen 1.
    
        Screen "Screen 1"
    This is from your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

    I've never ran dual monitors so I'm not all too sure about this topic.

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    that should be a bios function...
    look for a F key w/ 2 monitors on it and try that instead.

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