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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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This should probably be on AskUbuntu or Unix/Linux –  Bryan Agee Jul 27 '11 at 6:30
Oh--no worries, that was a note for a moderator--they can move the whole question without repeating it. I would suggest deleting the other question and waiting for them to move it. –  Bryan Agee Jul 27 '11 at 6:57
Ah crap. I don't have permissions to delete. Can a moderator please help me out here? –  Kurtis Nusbaum Jul 27 '11 at 14:17

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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.

See http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2

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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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