Phoronix: Ubuntu's displayconfig-gtk
One of the new features to land with Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 5 is the displayconfig-gtk. This new GTK control panel is similar to NVIDIA's nvidia-settings panel and ATI's Catalyst Control Center, which allow for GUI-based modifying of your xorg.conf to control such options as the display resolution, setting up multiple display heads in either an extended mode or mirroring, and changing your graphics driver. In this article, we are taking a brief tour of this early displayconfig-gtk application.
This tool looks like it will be very useful if: 1) the test feature works and 2) the changes made can be applied without restarting X.
One minor comment on the article as well... the article did a good job of summing up this new tool, but the link at the end of the article for comments and discussion doesn't work (gives a mysql error).
Oops, a bug crept in with that article. It should be fixed now. Thanks for reporting it.
Originally Posted by joshuapurcell