JP Vossen on 14 Jan 2009 11:56:10 -0800

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

 > Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:30:49 +0000
 > From: Stephen Gran <>

 > ...  the important bit is the
 > definition for the virtual size.  That allows me to plug a monitor in
 > and dynamically extend my desktop onto it with xrandr. Without this, I
 > could clone my desktop and have twin view working, ...

Ah, and see, twinview is what I *want*.  For me the only purpose is an 
external monitor (projector most likely), for presos.  But 648x480 is 
pretty worthless, and 50% of the time that's my only option in the 
nvidia-settings tool.

AFAICT the problem is that the tool/card is not recognizing the monitor 
and/or the monitor is not announcing itself properly, so the card punts 
back to the stone age.  I can't figure out how to force it, even if I 
know the monitor/projector is capable.  Other times, with other devices, 
everything Just Works.  It's maddening.

 > Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:41:01 -0500
 > From: "Alex Launi" <>
 > I'm pretty sure nvidia doesn't support xrandr beyond screen rotation
 > yet, your best bet would be to poke around the nvidia-settings tool.

That's the tool I *am* using that either works or does not and if not no 
amount of fiddling has gotten it to work.  Even the Dell Desktop list 
has been utterly silent on the issue.  :-(

Given a choice I'd never have gotten NVidia; it's a work laptop and I 
was lucky to be able to get Intel wireless.

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