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[opensuse] Laptop & dockingstation with second monitor

This weekend I installed OS 12.2 on my laptop as second boot. Seems to work fine.
This morning, at the office, I tried to use my dockingstation with my second monitor. That seems not to work out of the box, so I'm asking for help ;-)

What my docking station is : it's a device where I plug my laptop in to have more USB, a real printer-port, extra display-connectors, etc. It also has an extra power-button so you don't have to open the laptop to power it on. It's not connected via USB, but on the underside the laptop has a big connector that plugs into the docking-station.

My laptop has an ATI Mobility Radeon HD4500 series display-chip.
Under Ubuntu I configured the system so I don't have to open the laptop to use my bigger screen as primary display. One problem I have though is that I manually need to change resolution when I switch from laptop-display to stand-alone display. I can live with that if needed.

Under OS I went to Configure Desktop/Display and monitor. There I see the two displays and I can set the resolution. I can't set up Multiple monitors though.
FWIW, the stand-alone display is connected via a displayport.

So how can I set up that when I use my laptop "standalone" I use my laptop-display ? And when I dock my laptop I use my stand-alone display. In both situations using the native lcd-resolution.

Thanks for any help.


Koenraad Lelong.

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