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Re: [TCLUG:4926] docked dell latitude with RH 5.2

Assuming that your docking station's video hardware is supported, I'd
suggest running Xconfigurator while the laptop is docked.  Back up your X
and XF86Config first:

cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.undocked
ln /etc/X11/X /etc/X11/X.undocked

Then run Xconfigurator and hopefully it will probe your new display
hardware correctly and create a new XF86Config.  If it doesn't probe it,
of course you can select it from the list of cards.

If X is working now and it's on the correct display, then you could make
copies of the current stuff

cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.docked
ln /etc/X11/X /etc/X11/X.docked

Then you can create two scripts, one to start X when your docked, and one
when you're not.  Name them xdock and xnot, or something.  xnot
could be like this:

# startx undocked
cp -f /etc/X11/XF86Config.undocked /etc/X11/XF86Config
ln -f /etc/X11/X.undocked /etc/X11/X

I hope that works for you.


On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Dan Middleton wrote:

> Hi,
> 	I'm new to the list.  I've got a laptop with 5.2 on it and
> recently got a docking station.  X worked fine on the laptop's lcd, but
> when I put it in the docking station it won't recognize that its supposed
> to hit the crt instead.  This is only a problem when I try to start X.
> Otherwise the scsi connetion forwards the console to the crt just fine.
> 	Any thoughts?
> --Dan
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