thx. I'll check it out.
Ok, here's the scoop...
I was originally docking the machine into an IBM Port Replicator II (sorry I forgot to mention that).
For whatever reason, the laptop doesn't recognize this as a dock. Therefore, it auto-defaults to the laptop's onboard display as primary. Also, since it wasn't recognizing the PR as a dock, my hardware profile was always showing an undocked state. A buddy (who has a T42) brought over his spare dock (a real dock, not a PR). Hooked it up, plugged it in, and BAM!!! instant recognition, my profile switched properly to a docked state, and I can choose which display to use as primary.
Thx for the effort Chewy.
Bottom line is, now I gotta find out if there's some sort of software out there to make my laptop recognize my PR, or I'll have to buy this dock off my buddy.
*edit: solution added to avoid double-posting*
Edited by doomgiver13, 01 May 2008 - 03:20 PM.