I’ve been wanting to make this work for a long time, but the two times I tried to configure it I gave up because I just didn’t know what else to do. This time I sat down and didn’t get up until it worked. I worked on the xorg.conf several times before, so I know my way around it. It was still quite a puzzle for me to get working. If you want to know how to configure a display without EDID on Linux, click here. First I tried using the X way. Multiple Monitors with a Screen each, using one Device, put together in a ServerLayout.
Posts with the tag Debian 8 (Jessie):
I already got a lot of the necessary information from a post by Pat Regan that you should definitely read before starting to play around with your settings! At first I tried to configure my new QX2710 with my old monitor connected, but I figured I might aswell just do it remotely. So I connected to my computer from my laptop via SSH and played around with the xorg.conf. After applying the changes I’d restart lightdm (sudo service lightdm restart) until it worked. In the meantime my monitor showed me this: I ended up using HorizSync 89.52 - 160.0, VertRefresh 59.
So I’ve been getting an error when trying to start Steam. Luckily, I know how to use a search engine and quickly found a promising post by frankster. This did not fix my problems - I had to run this line to get Steam to work on my laptop: sudo apt-get install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 Works like a charm. :)
I’ve always loved to start programmes automatically. Just boot up the computer, maybe even log in automatically if it’s a desktop at home, and start all the programmes you need. It took me quite a while, but I figured out the one and only, perfect way to do that: *.desktop files. Let’s go to our applications folder, which should contain most of the *.desktop files responsible for your Applications menu. cd /usr/share/applications/ Let’s assume you want to autostart guake. Check for folder contents with ls or find the programme you want to auto start with ls | grep guake. Then, copy that file to your autostart folder.