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Re: Request for comments: Laptop improvements



Besides all the suggestions that have already been made, I would like to
have a better video-projector handling. Video-projectors often do not
support the high definition of the video screens. Up to FC3 (not yet
fully FC5 on this topic), special X11 modes need to be configured for
video-projectors and even then the borders of the screens often appear
truncated.... Often, we still experience modes in which the internal and
external outputs are mutually exclusive depending on the way the monitor
is connected (eg a Dell D610 connected to the VGA videoprojector before
boot time often disable the laptop screen, but works well when connected
after boot, screen swicthing keys not working....).

Given that laptops are often used for presentations, I think it would be
nice to have some kind of improvement in this regard. I understand
pretty well that most of the difficulties already mentionned for docking
and X11 are relevant here.... but any (even small) improvement would be
great. For example, a local hack consists at choosing at X startup time
between various configurations (and some of them are videoprojector
friendly). As simple as it is this is already a real progress with
respect to presentations and docking.

	Theo.


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