[Ilugc] gnome and projectors.
lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Tue Mar 23 11:58:36 IST 2010
On Monday 22 Mar 2010 5:35:27 pm steve wrote:
> On 03/22/2010 04:25 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
> > On Monday 22 Mar 2010 4:18:09 pm Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
> >> I have an acer aspire 4720z. This has fn+f6 hot key that displays
> >> either only projector, both laptop and projector and only laptop. This
> >> works perfectly in kde. In gnome on the other hand, Everything appears
> >> on the projector screen, but on the laptop only the top bar and bottom
> >> bar are available. The rest of the screen is blank. The hot key has no
> >> effect. Any clues?
> > forgot to add that this is fedora 11.
> Well, what you are seeing is a 'spanned' desktop (ie: both laptop and
> projector are part of *one* single spanned desktop). To choose the
> behavior you described, ie: the display on either one screen or a mirrored
> display, you can try "System->Preferences->Display".
> Note, one annoying little glitch is sometime both monitors are detected but
> one shows up 'on-top' of the other, so until you 'drag' the one on top you
> would not see the other.
> For spanning desktop drag any of the monitors to the position you prefer
> (ie: left or right of laptop display). For display a single 'non-spanned'
> desktop on both screens, select Mirror screens. And for using only a
> single screen, choose the one you do not want to use and select 'off'.
> Let us know if it works. If it does you can select the "Show displays in
> panel" checkbox to quickly launch the interface.
> BTW: using spanned desktops is /much/ more convenient than mirrored or
> individual screens once you get used to it.
I tried everything - can get a screen on the external display, or a screen on
the laptop. But not the same screen on both. Mirror command gives a kernel bug
message and doesnt work.
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