On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 10:06:52PM -0500, D ONeill wrote:
> Hello All:
>> Here it is: I use laptops almost exclusively, but did buy a 17" CTX monitor
> the other day. I would like to run it off the VGA port on the laptop...but
> at a different resolution.
>> Must I run two X servers simultaneously? Is it even possible?
No - No. That is, it's not possible with a laptop, which has one graphics
device. Usually, the VGA output is just a separate output from the LCD. Most
modern laptops allow simultaneous use of VGA and LCD though earlier ones did
not. It is often possible to drive the chipset at a higher resolution than
the LCD can support, in which case you get to use the monitor only.
> I'm going at 1024 x 76 0n the LCD, would like to go 800 x 600 on the CTX.
One would have to ask why you'd want that - surely a new monitor can support
1024 x 768. However, the customer is always right. You can probably set the
chipset up to give you 800 x 600 via Xfree but that will be on the LCD AND
on the monitor. It will not be possible to have a 1024x768 display on the
LCD and a separate 800x600 display on the monitor.
Niall O Broin
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