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Friday, March 6, 2009

Work hard!

My grandpa says "When you work hard, there might be a point where you feel down. But if you manage to continue further, suddenly everything will fall into place".

Today I had one of such days. I manage to open a domain and point it to Blogger using this. You can do everything I did through blogger, however, I wanted to learn how difficult it might be to get a domain. So, I first went to Godaddy and opened a domain there. After that I went to Blogger and opened a new blog. Finally, following this link I pointed the domain to the blog.

On the other hand, I have managed to make a dual display and external only display out of my hp laptop and Eee PC respectively. Note that the HP laptop is running XUbuntu and the Eee is running Debian.

The first step is to have the drivers of the graphic cards recognised. In my case, they were installed with the OS without requiring any effort from my side. For the HP laptop I use extended view display. Basically, the external screen sits on top of my laptop screen and I can drag things from one to the other. On the Eee, I prefer to have External display only (when I'm on the desktop) because the different on the screen size is too big.

For exteded external display I use the following command:
xrandr --output VGA --auto --above LVDS --output LVDS --mode 1280x800

To get back to the single display:
xrandr --output VGA --off --output LVDS --preferred

I tryed aligning side by side as weel but I had resolution problems. So I could only manage to extended above and below.

For the Eee I use the following command to output everything to the external screen so I can close the laptop lit and work as if it was a desktop.
xrand --output LVDS --off --output VGA --preferred

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