I have ARCH running great on my home machine, but having trouble on an old laptop at work. I have a Dell C600 with a docking station. This laptop will ALWAYs be docked. Net, I'm running it like a desktop.
My key issue is that when I start X, it always want to start up on the laptop display vs. the connected monitor. I can use the function keys (fn + F8) to toggle the display to the connected monitor, but the display is limited to 1024x768 and a crappy refresh. My external monitor can do 1600x1200 @ 85hz.. Is there a way I can force it to startup on my external monitor while the laptop lid is closed?
Oh yeah, when I boot up to the console with the laptop lid closed, it displays on the external monitor just fine. It's only when I start x that it goes to the laptop display
Turned out to be easy... In my case, it's video card specific. All I had to do was add:
Options "Display" "CRT"
to my xorg.conf in the device section for my laptop's video card: ATI Rage Mobility 128 M3....
You could use the manpage of the Xorg driver to have a look at the options. In the case of killerfish that would be something like:
Out / Gone
Mirgrating all my machines off ArchLinux . No longer part of the ArchLinux community / users .
Exactly how I found out!
You could use the manpage of the Xorg driver to have a look at the options. In the case of killerfish that would be something like: Code: