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Set External Monitor as Default in Debian Console

I have a copy of debian running on a busted ThinkPad without an internal monitor.  It would be nice if the command line didn't revert to a 640x480 resolution on the external.  Solution: completely disable the internal monitor, so linux auto-sets the monitor resolution according to the specs of the external monitor. src.

Find the name of your monitors.  My internal card is an intel, so I can look in /sys for the EDID file (which has the EDID name, which is what we want).  src. find /sys -name edid Based on the output of that command, the name of my internal display is LVDS-1 With that information, I'm going into GRUB and disabling the display.  Note it will not work at all after this, unless you change the setting back.  sudo nano /etc/default/grub edit the line from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet" (or whatever it was to begin with) to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet video=LVDS-1:d" Keep whatever settings were already there.  Update GRUB, and reboot the comp…