Laptop Dock Station Resolutions
Tom Needs a Hat Mitchell
mitch48 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 7 06:43:13 UTC 2004
On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 09:01:26PM -0600, Lewt @ Linux Warcry wrote:
> One of the greater fustrations with our laptops at work using Linux is
> the innability for us to have our resolution go up when plugging it into
> the docking station.. Would that be a feature RedHat could build such
> as a daemon that would restart X with a secondary config for the
> connected monitor? Or would that be in the realm of whatever X server
> we jump to if we jump to anything?
There should be tricks.... since /etc/X11/XF86Config can have lines like:
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768"
In the documents: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.1-Manual/getting-started-guide/s1-q-and-a-xconfig.html
You can select more than one screen resolution for
example, if you prefer 800x600 and 1024x768, you can adjust your
resolution at any time without opening Xconfigurator. To do this,
use the [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[+ (plus)] or [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[- (minus)] keys to
switch between resolutions.
The + and - are on the tenkey pad area last I checked.
This tells me that if the default is selected to display on both
displays a [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[Keypad + (plus)] will get the other/next as listed
in the XF86Config file. See:
It may also be possible to test things on the docking station.
Differences in "lspci" could be used on some to make decisions.
It could be as simple as a script at login that presents a user
with a reminder to do the [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[Keypad + (plus)] thing.
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