I am running a ud-160 docking station under XP on an old Dell P4. (2 Gig ram, 2.66Ghz single core, yes that old) It drives a 1600x900 screen the on-board intel graphics just won’t handle. I have 1280x1024 screen driven by the on-board graphics. Now, I’d like to run linux on this old beast, using both screens.
I know I cannot run an X session on both screens. I’d like to run X on the docking station seat, while just running a text shell on the built-in graphics. I believe Fedora 17 Gnome fallback mode could provide good X performance for general tasks. (Web browsing/ Libre Office). Can I use both Screens, if doesn’t run X? I know others must be running old iron like this. Any tips or pointers would be very welcome. I am new to linux. I want to learn both GUI and command-line linux .