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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Getting external monitor to display to the right... Reply with quote

I would like my external monitor to display to the right of my laptop monitor. I have this working fine using xrandr, but I would like to do this by hand in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ to avoid having an extra program running.

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf:
Code:
Section "Device"
  Identifier "intel"
  Driver "intel"
EndSection


/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-opengl.conf:
Code:
Section "Device"
EndSection


/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-monitor.conf:
Code:
Section "Device"
  Identifier "intel"
  Option     "Monitor-LVDS1-0" "LVDS1 screen"
  Option     "Monitor-VGA1-0" "VGA1 screen"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
  Identifier "LVDS1 screen"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
  Identifier "VGA1 screen"
  Option     "Position" "1367 0"
EndSection


xrandr made reference to 'LVDS1' and 'VGA1', hence my usage of those names above.

The result is that the displays both run but the VGA dispaly is displaying the same image as the LVDS display. Anyone know what I might be doing wrong?


*** Solved ***

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-monitor.conf:
Code:
Section "Device"
  Identifier "intel"
  Option     "Monitor-LVDS1-0" "LVDS1 screen"
  Option     "Monitor-VGA1-0" "VGA1 screen"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
  Identifier "LVDS1 screen"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
  Identifier "VGA1 screen"
  Option     "RightOf" "LVDS1"
EndSection


and I removed opengl.conf
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