You want it *what* way?

First day working in my new home office since we moved house and BT got around to switching on our broadband connection again. Still a lot of unpacking and cable untangling to do, but everything worked pretty smoothly otherwise. (Wasn’t brave enough to try getting dual-head working on Ubuntu on my Powerbook, though– don’t know if it’s even possible.)

A couple of nights out last weekend… Harry Hill at Vicar Street on Saturday (my choice), and the Backstreet Boys at The Point on Sunday (Julie’s choice). Harry had his amusing moments, but I’ve seen him do better work, and Julie was seriously unimpressed. BSB were, well, five blokes looking younger than they ought to, singing close harmony 90’s pop songs amidst dry ice, lasers and indoor fireworks. More memorable for the spectacle than the music from my point of view, but Julie went to bed dreaming about Kevin so I guess she enjoyed herself 🙂

4 thoughts on “You want it *what* way?”

  1. Add these lines to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:

    Option “UseFBDev” “false”
    Option “MergedFB” “true”
    Option “CRT2Position” “RightOf”

    /etc/init.d/gdm restart

    And you should be good to go with dual-head on your powerbook. This works great for me.


  2. Cool, works (almost) perfectly, except that my monitor doesn’t support as high a resolution as my Powerbook, so on the monitor everything’s stretched and the whole desktop scrolls when you hit the edges :/ Any idea if it’s possible to set the resolution on the second screen independently?

  3. Not to worry, found ‘man radeon’ now 🙂 Doesn’t look like it’s easily possible, so I’ll just adjust the monitor so things don’t look squashed, and live with the scrolling. Thanks again!

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