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#1 2010-05-15 15:12:16

#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-09-06
Posts: 214

Connecting an external monitor to netebook on Statler: lxrandr

As usual I do all the dry runs before providing solutions to my family's computing needs. I was quite happy in my bachelor's abode with trailing 10metre ethernet cables, having a perhaps unfounded fear that someone could hack into a wireless setup. But after trying out wireless system on a netgear modem router I was converted. No more dangerous trailing cables and hey a tidier pad.

This time I have hooked up my Samsung nc10 running xfce statler to a 1280 x 1024 external monitor to see how practical it is as a working solution for my daughter who loves my netbook but who needs to be able to work at home on a full size screen.

Lxrandr seems to be the ideal gui solution. It works really well without any fuss. I highly recommend it.

My next task will be installing crunchbang statler on my daughter's samsung n510 11'' screen netbook with ion graphics card. Tough times ahead possibly.


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#2 2010-05-15 15:47:57

Part of the Machine
From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2009-06-29
Posts: 1,489

Re: Connecting an external monitor to netebook on Statler: lxrandr

I dont think you should have any issues with that, luvva_cuppa, just follow the guide (posted on the wiki, or definitely in the forums) for installing nvidia drivers.
All should be well. Good luck!


#3 2010-05-24 12:31:08

#! Junkie
From: Nowhere, Indiana
Registered: 2009-10-17
Posts: 288

Re: Connecting an external monitor to netebook on Statler: lxrandr

failure is only a negative way to describe a learning experience.
i am constantly learning. smile


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