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MSI Wind: Kubuntu 8.10 (Dec 16)
It took me some time this evening, and some helping/shaming by Dan Hinojosa, but I got X running on 2 monitors nicely on the MSI Wind. So I'm posting the xorg.conf details so I can find it next time I need it. :)

First, to conserve memory, X caps itself at the maximum resolution of the monitors it sees when it's starting. You fix that by adding the "Virtual" section to your Display block.

And in the "Device" block I added a few performance tweaks I found on the web.

It's still not as snappy as I'd like (and as I'm sure it can be). Anyone spot anything else I can add?

Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Option "AccelMethod" "exa" #Option "AccelMethod" "xaa" #Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy" # mess up systray Option "FramebufferCompression" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Configured Monitor" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Monitor "Configured Monitor" Device "Configured Video Device" SubSection "Display" Virtual 2464 1500 EndSubSection EndSection

I'm amazed at how small the config is these days. Nearly everything is autodetected. I'm running the external monitor at 1440x900 and the laptop at 1024x600. Once you get the Virtual setting in place, the packaged GUI works fine.

If you are having trouble, I suggest you try out xrandr. It provides the error messages the GUI tends to suppress.

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