Thursday, September 29, 2005

Dual head with Xinerama using Ubuntu/Breezy compaq nc6000

I finally got around to hooking up a second monitor to my Ubuntu/Breezy laptop and convinced xorg.conf to 'do the right thing'.

The compaq nc6000 notebook has the "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 M10/M11 (RV350 NP)" video card
and has a video out at the back.

Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf with Xinerama (move windows from one screen to another). The aging Compaq monitor sits to the left of the nc6000 laptop.

Here is a copy of my configuration: xorg.conf-dual-head-xinerama


  1. Hi, this is what I need, an xorg.conf that works with nc6000. I'll try it out on my nc6000.

    Did you try the S-video out of the docking station? Does that work?

  2. The external monitor that I have does not support S-video in, so I've not tried it.