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Old 06-27-09, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Issues with Dual Screen on Thinkpad W700ds & Linux

Hello World,

I am running Linux Open-SuSE 11.1 on my TP-W700ds with an NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M Open GL GPU /w 1GB Ddicated Video Memory.
The unit has two build in LCD screens and at first it took me a while to get it all working all right, as TwinView isn't usable on this system.

Because of its configuration the display on the 2nd LCD screen must be tilted 90 degrees and TwinView can not do that for only one display (as it insists on treating them both as parts of one big "virtual" display).
So I ended up using Xinerama, but now I only get VESA resolution (800x600) and VESA speed/color depth on the 2nd display.

The 2nd display could do almost twice as high a resolution, but I just can't figure out how to get it there.

I tripple checked all my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file settings (resolution, modes, etc) and I am not getting any error messages here.

Anyone knows how to fix this?
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