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How do I determine the state of my Monitor in Ubuntu 11.04. I've seen a lot of stuff regarding dpms, but for what ever reason, I don't have the dpms module running on my ubuntu install and I'd really rather not go messing with my xorg.conf file if I can help it.

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If I understand your question, you are probably looking for xranr:

xrandr -q

will give you a list of connected monitors with spec info.


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I get this error: RandR extension missing – Kurtis Nusbaum Jul 30 '11 at 21:44
Nevermind. xrandr -q did it. Thanks! – Kurtis Nusbaum Aug 5 '11 at 17:10
Sweet--glad to hear you got it sorted. – Bryan Agee Aug 5 '11 at 17:15

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