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From: William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-user List <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] gnome 2.30 and laptop
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 22:34:32
Message-Id: 1281393213.9707.13.camel@rattus
1 I have upgraded to gnome 2.30 and while there are a few rough edges, the
2 display is causing real problems.
4 When I am using a projector ("beamer" for the yanks here :) on external
5 vga and LCD at the same time, the screen sometimes treats the vga out as
6 a second screen (not a clone of the first which is what I want). Its
7 random on how it happens. Then if I start any application, Mr Murphy
8 will ensure it starts on the wrong output :) I suspect running vmware
9 at some point before connecting the projector may have something to do
10 with it (has never happened unless I have run vmware sometime since
11 boot)
13 Earlier gnome (<=2.28) had a panel icon for managing the display but
14 this had dissappeared with 2.30.
16 so:
17 1. how can I manage the display from gnome 2.30
18 2. how can I fix the underlying problem of being cloned sometimes and
19 not others.
20 3. how can I do an emergency fix without having to restart X (maybe a
21 script/xrandr command if it exists?)
22 i.e., its somewhat disastrous to discover this at the start of a
23 presentation!)
25 BillK
27 --
28 William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>
29 Home in Perth!