Nigel wrote: Nobber wrote:This
looks like and interesting LiveCD to try...
OK, am downloading now & will give it a try when I get into work in the morning.
It does look rather interesting...
What gorgeous eye-candy Project Looking Glass provides !
I tried the live CD last night on my daughter's Athlon-1800 with a GeForce Ti4200 card, and it runs OK - beware that this really is a demo and doesn't do too much yet. I then brought the CD into work this morning and booted it on my laptop - what a difference a 3GHz P4 makes ! (or maybe it's the gigabyte of RAM; the Athlon only has 512Mb).
I love the panoramic desktop, especially the ability to zoom out, see the whole thing and then click the portion you want to go to next. The transparency is nice, especially the way that windows go opaque when they get focus. I'm not totally convinced on the menu system, but I do like the dock and the way the windows turn sideways when you "minimise" them. The mouse isn't as responsive as I'd like, but I'm sure that this will get optimised as the project gets closer to release - the CD I downloaded (version 2.3) is billed as the first "stable" version.
I want this interface... although it looks like this laptop will be about the minimum you'd want to run Looking Glass on.
To answer your specific question, though - the nVidia drivers as provided on this CD work fine with the GeForce Go chipset. As configured, it mirrors the laptop screen to the external monitor, although interestingly it has set the screen size to that of the external monitor (1280x1024) and not the laptop panel (1024x768) - the laptop screen shows a window onto the desktop that moves around as you approach the screen edge with the cursor.
I'm sure that with a standard Linux setup the xorg.conf file could be tweaked to drive the screens separately at the appropriate resolutions using Xinerama. Although if you're not planning on using a second screen, you wouldn't be worried about that.