Why does Fedora 11 Gnome have two places to set display attributes, one under System -> Preferences -> Display and the other under System -> Administration -> Display?
on 10/24/2009 – Made popular on 10/24/2009
So, I am running fedora on a IBM Thinkpad T42 with a busted display and I cant seem to get Fedora to let me log in or anything because it will not use the external display, is there any way to modify the setting to force it to use the external display within a Windows environment?
I'm having some issues connecting an external monitor to my laptop using the vga cable. If I plug the cable in while the system is running, the system grinds to a near halt. If I attempt to use Preferences>Display to detect the additional display, the app locks up and I am forced to close it manually.
2 problems here that maybe an Xrandr / multi-head guru can answer.
1. When the laptop boots, it puts the monitor on the left and the laptop on the right. They are physically the other way around - and the display setting [gnome system settings] obviously only applies once logged in. Is there a way to influence the default display positioning without creating an Xorg configuration file?