Saturday 27 October 2012

Setup dual monitor

Currently I'm using Xubuntu as my default desktop. I didn't buy into the whole Unity interface and I find it much better on my netbook.

I found myself without a graphical option to set up dual monitor. So, I had to setup dual monitor from the command line. it really easy.

Type xrandr in the terminal

You will see something like this:

And now that you see the monitors that are connected the the pc is as easy  as to tell show what where

$ xrandr --output LVDS --left-of VGA-0
 Note: You can change the --left-of to --right-of you you like

Now, if you want this setup every time you start you computer is just a matter of adding the command to the startup application menu