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    Default Extend Desktop to an external monitor

    Hello All,

    I was unsure whether to post this here or in the laptop section.
    My problem is that I want to extend the desktop on my laptop to a monitor so that I can use BOTH the monitor and my laptop screen. But I don't see where to do this.

    I am running openSUSE 11.4 64-bit.

    Can someone kindly point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,

    Craigbert

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    Default Re: Extend Desktop to an external monitor

    Hi,

    I personally use the software that came along with the proprietary Nvidia driver. It can also be configured under Configure Desktop -> Display and Monitor, but in my case those options are only available when I use the Nvidia-settings software to set up dual monitor first.

    Hope that was of any help.

    (Note: I haven't figured yet out how to save a dual monitor set up to be automatically used after a reboot)

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    Default Re: Extend Desktop to an external monitor

    I have tried running the nvidia-settings, but it tells me that I need to run nvidia-xconfig. When I try to run that it does not appear to be found. I have searched the repositories (default & packman) and it is not there. How do I get nvidia-xconfig?

    Thanks,

    Craigbert

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    Default Re: Extend Desktop to an external monitor

    craigbert, what video driver are you using ?

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    Default Re: Extend Desktop to an external monitor

    Are you using gnome or KDE

    In Gnome just click on the half yellow half black monitor screen on the panel and choose "configure display settings" or go to Computer > Control Center and choose monitors under hardware

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