JP Vossen on 14 Jan 2009 06:44:00 -0800

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[PLUG] reallocate an oversize screen (was Changing the video card...)

 > Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:08:58 +0000
 > From: Stephen Gran <>

 > Modern xorg can figure out a basic configuration for you on it's own
 > and doesn't need an xorg.conf unless you want to do something
 > interesting like multihead or preallocate an oversize screen (for, eg,
 > hotplugging external monitors).

Interesting.  Can you elaborate on that a bit?  The Dell D630 NVidia 
laptop I use for presentations has issues with this.  The NVidia tool 
either auto-detects the external monitor/projector and Just Works or it 
doesn't and only gives me possible resolutions of 640x480 and lower, and 
nothing I've found will make it work in that case.

I know the NVidia proprietary blob throws a wrench in the works (Work 
machine, came with XP, what can I tell you), but it seems like this 
might help.

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