[CentOS] dual head on laptop

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 02:56:32 UTC 2005

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.

Collins Richey
      Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code ... If you write
      the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not
      smart enough to debug it.
             -Brian Kernighan

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