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Author Topic: IBM T40p vga out turn off mirroring - solved  (Read 2422 times)

kge420

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IBM T40p vga out turn off mirroring - solved
« on: November 07, 2014, 10:40:07 am »

I have connected to an external monitor and would like to turn off mirroring. None of the 'Fn' buttons are working. Think it is F7 in XP that does this.
Thanks, Keith
« Last Edit: December 08, 2014, 04:19:22 pm by kge420 »
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Re: IBM T40p vga out turn off mirroring
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 11:05:48 am »

If you're in XFCE, going to the display settings under system settings should give you the option to turn off mirroring.
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Re: IBM T40p vga out turn off mirroring
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 03:48:12 pm »

you want both monitors to act as one big desktop, corect?
i use xrandr to control my monitors. for my hardware i do this

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xrandr --ouptut VGA-0 auto --output LVDS auto --right-of VGA-0
that makes my extra monitor act as if it were the right side of the main monitor and both act as one big destop.
check  "xrandr --help"
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Re: IBM T40p vga out turn off mirroring
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 04:18:14 pm »

If you're in XFCE, going to the display settings under system settings should give you the option to turn off mirroring.
This worked fine. Thanks for the help.
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