Re: Multihead strangeness

As an aside:  The mailing lists that is configured such that replies go to the individuals rather than the list are optimized for the atypical case.  I don't care if it's technically more correct or not, it's a dumb way of doing things.

I don't run Linux so that I can claim to run Linux.  I run Linux because I prefer it.  If you prefer something else, then you should run that.  I don't care what you do.

On 12/01/2012 05:40 PM, Richard Thornton wrote:

Is Linux worth it?  Is it worth all this trouble just to claim you run an open source system? 

I am using GNOME also but seriously I doubt my productivity has increased because of it. 

Are us Linux users fooling ourselves?

On Dec 1, 2012 6:04 PM, "Jonathan Guthrie" <jguthrie brokersys com> wrote:
I have a Dell laptop with one of those dual video chips in it (Intel and ATI) and I normally run the fglrx driver for Xorg and Debian GNU/Linux unstable.  This computer has a VGA port for connecting an external monitor, and when I connect a monitor to the port, I get a nice dual-headed display which I can configure through the gnome tool.  However, it will often spontaneously change the configuration, most often to "mirrored" or sometimes it will turn one or the other display off.  Sometimes, it will cycle rapidly through the options until it settles on one which could be any one of the four options.  This seems to be often related to striking keys on the keyboard or moving the mouse but I have observed that it has happened when the computer is untouched.

Although I have observed that that it occurs with the fglrx driver, it also happens with the Intel driver, so I don't think it's an Xorg driver thing.  Since I don't know what to make of this, I'm starting here and asking if anyone knows how to proceed.  I am, of course, able to answer whatever questions you may have.

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