Fedora 12 Update - Lost Dual Monitor

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed May 5 00:02:58 UTC 2010

On 05/04/2010 04:51 PM, Phil Pinkerton wrote:
> The installation of Fedora-12 x86_64 was flawless ( great job folks ). 
> I install it on  my Acer Aspire 7520 ( nvidia 7000m ) that also has a 
> 22" AOC monitor attached.
> I was able to set up everything the way I liked it ... then I made a 
> big mistake I ran "yum update" then "yum upgrade" and after a re-boot 
> I lost the second display and also th display configuration tool.  Too 
> Bad as I really liked the original look and fonts. Now I only have 
> 1024x789  or less available for my laptop screen ( normally 1400x900 ) 
> and a fuzzy large font.

Try installing system-config-display and run that from a command line.

> before the update I needed to add stuff like Subversion and Freemind 
> that went ok I guess but Skype was not able to be installed. I like to 
> compile some of my own stuff so the update added the binutils and 
> stuff I needed.
> Should  I wait for Fedora 13  x86_64 and re-install from scratch to 
> recover my dual monitors and  configuration tools ?
> or is there another update or something I can do to recover ?
> thanks
> Phil
> -- 
> " The fundamental principle here is that the justification for a 
> physical concept lies exclusively in its clear and unambiguous 
> relation to the facts that it can be experienced"   AE
> Please Feed and Educate the Children... it's the least any of us can do.
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