Talk:Installing Ubuntu 5.10 on a ThinkPad R50e

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Dual screen & xinerama

I managed to have Ubuntu with dual screen & xinerama work properly after a few attempts. However, the solution is not very polished yet and I need to swap my xorg.confs around (with a script) and restart the X server (logout, ctrl-alt-backspace) each time I go from single screen to dual screen or the opposite. Which is why I don't post on the main R50e page.

Here is my dual screen xorg.conf for those interested, used on Dapper 6.06 TLS. I plug the external screen before bootup, this might have an impact on wether it works.


dual head with Xinerama on R50e

I managed to have Ubuntu with dual screen & xinerama work properly after a few attempts. However, the solution is not very polished yet and I need to swap my xorg.confs around (with a script) and restart the X server (logout, ctrl-alt-backspace) each time I go from single screen to dual screen or the opposite. Which is why I don't post on the main R50e page.

Here is my dual screen xorg.conf for those interested, used on Dapper 6.06 TLS. I plug the external screen before bootup, this might have an impact on wether it works.

stripped of "Files" and "InputDevice" sections

Section "Module"
	Load	"GLcore"
	Load	"i2c"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"I855 A"
	Driver		"i810"
	BusID		"PCI:0:2:0"
	Option      	"VBERestore" "yes"
#        Option      	"DevicePresence" "yes"
#        Option      	"CheckDevices" "yes"
        Option      	"MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP"
        Option          "Clone" "no"
        Screen          0
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"I855 B"
	Driver		"i810"
	BusID		"PCI:0:2:0"
        Option      	"MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP"
        Option          "Clone" "no"
#        Option          "UseSSE" "no"
	Screen		1
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Lid monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
        VertRefresh     56.3-60.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"External monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"I855 B"
	Monitor		"Lid monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport	0 0
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Secondary Screen"
	Device		"I855 A"
	Monitor		"External monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport	0 0
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
#	Option "NoInt10" "true"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Standard"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Multihead"
        Screen          "Secondary Screen"
	Screen		"Default Screen" Above "Secondary Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
        Option          "Xinerama" "true"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option		"DefaultServerLayout"	"Multihead"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection