[kwlug-disc] HELP -- Very new to Ubuntu

Kiwi Ssennyonjo kiwi at ssenn.com
Tue Oct 4 23:58:33 EDT 2011


restating x fixes everything to what ever state i am in; docked or undocked.

Interestingly, the docking station has two monitor ports; the video card in
the laptop can support 3 displays.
I have not tried but, theoretically the video card can push all three
displays at the same time.


On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 20:10, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> If anyone else has this setup and can post as to what's normal for gnome /
> debian it would be useful.
>
> Kiwi Ssennyonjo wrote, On 10/04/2011 7:27 PM:
>
>  here is a post to enable those keys to restart x
>> https://wiki.edubuntu.org/X/**Config/DontZap<https://wiki.edubuntu.org/X/Config/DontZap>
>>
>
> Does restarting X make things come alive, by chance?
>
> 'course, how do you know when to hit it? You can't see anything to know
> when it's completed waking up.
>
> Kiwi, I see a number of docks at http://configure.us.dell.com/**
> dellstore/config.aspx?oc=**blct633&c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&**
> model_id=latitude-e6320<http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=blct633&c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&model_id=latitude-e6320>,
> which do you have.
>
> I would have thought one monitor port would be a straight duplication of
> the laptop screen. Evidently that's not true, or would see at least one
> monitor light up / see it waking up.
>
> Surely the dock doesn't have it's own video card in there. Which sort of
> implies both monitors could be directly connected to the laptop without the
> dock. Any way you could leave the lid closed and connect the monitors up
> directly, then open the lid and see what happens? i.e. If you observe
> different behaviour, then the dock itself is ... adding complexity /
> wrinkles to the situation.
>
>
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