[CentOS] dual head on laptop
sbarar at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 03:27:13 UTC 2005
On 11/24/05, Collins Richey <crichey at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/23/05, Sudev Barar <sbarar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Way out:
> > 1. Connect the projector
> > 2. Switch to console with Alt+Ctl+F1 (or F2...)
> > 3. Toggle to projector setting (or shared setting) As you are in text
> > the projector will beam the command line.
> > 4. Start another X session by command startx -- :1
> > This works for me almost always subject to X resolution being within
> > power of projector. By experience mostly 1024x768 works.
> Thanks, I'll try that next time I'm near a projector.
> Oops, there must be more to it. When I try 'startx -- :1 on tty2, I
> get a log of messages from X, none of them errors, but no X screen on
> tty8 (or ???). This is now a bit <OT>, so if you want to respond in a
> new thread, that's OK.
startx -- :1
Watch spaces before and after --
You can also try startx -- :2
You do not have to switch to tty8 because as soon as X starts the
console switches automatically.
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