Connecting a second monitor

Robert Nichols rnicholsNOSPAM at
Sat May 15 01:30:34 UTC 2010

On 05/10/2010 06:43 PM, jd wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am running FC12 with all the current updates (to the minute).
> I connected an external LCD monitor to my laptop's vga port.
> I clicked System ->  Administration ->  Display
> I do not see anywhere how I can configure an external monitor
> connected to the same graphics card (i.e. NOT dual head),
> but with different resolution settings.
> Interestingly, the second monitor is automatically
> treated as a span of the built-in laptop monitor,
> which is not what I want.

Try: System -> Preferences -> Display

That invokes gnome-display-properties, which allows the settings you
want.  I'm running in "mirrored" mode right now, albeit with the same
resolution on each monitor.

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