I am using a HP laptop with a dual boot configuration.
I recently got an external monitor, since I my laptop display has developed some issues.
In my Windows XP installation, I can switch between the laptops display and the external monitor using the Fn+F4 key, and there are no issues with it.
I run into resolution issues when I switch onto my Linux installation. I am running F10 with 220.127.116.11-170.2.117.fc10.i686 kernel and Gnome 2.24.3.
F10 is able to detect the external monitor.
I am still having my laptop display as the primary display, and I do not get anything on the external monitor during F10 boot. I directly get the login screen.
Issues that I am facing:
1. F10 is using a default resolution of 1024x768 for the external display, but the actual resolution for the display is 1360x768.
In F10 xorg.conf is not used. I googled for this issue and yum installed xorg.conf and then modified the same, but to no use. The display still shows the lower resolution.
I am attaching copy of my xorg.conf. Please help me sort this issue.
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
# keyboard added by rhpxl
Option "XkbModel" "pc105+inet"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1360x768"
HorizSync 31.5 - 48.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 65.0
Viewport 0 0
2. I want to use the external monitor as the only display. Present, both the external display and my laptop display are ON at the same time.
3. One more thing that I noticed today is that I cannot change to the terminals using ctrl+alt+f2...f7.
The display disappears from the external monitor and is only available on the laptop display.
Thanks in advance.