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Re: can't play to LCD projector



On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 10:26 +0100, Administrator TOOTAI wrote:
> Rick Stevens a écrit :
> 
> >On Wed, 2006-02-01 at 16:36 -0500, Jason Pinkney wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Dear List,
> >>I'm having trouble using my laptop with an LCD projector
> >>(for presentations) ever since I installed FC2.  The current
> >>WinXP OS works in this regard.  My old RH7.3 OS also used to
> >>work smoothly.  However, that was a custom built
> >>kernel from the manufacturer of my laptop, and the FC2 kernel is
> >>standard (not customized).
> >>
> >>I know how to obtain many different resolutions
> >>and HFL/VFL's on the laptop screen using xrandr and the F7
> >>key.  I know that F8 should toggle the signal to the external monitor.
> >>I expected 640x480, 70 Hz Vsync, and 16 bit resolution to work, but the best
> >>I can get is the top left corner of my display appearing on the projector
> >>(with bad colors).
> >>
> >>I have tried many different options and settings in my Xorg.conf
> >>file, so I hesitate in sending one. 
> >>So let me first ask: 
> >>is there any reason to expect the FC2/Xorg system to fail where the RH7.3
> >>system succeeded?
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Uh, no.  Directing the output between the LCD and external port is
> >typically controlled by the BIOS.  However, if you set the display to
> >640x480 and press F8 (usually it's a combo of the function key and an
> >"F" key--on my Fujitsu it's "[Fn]+F10"), you should see the same stuff
> >on both the LCD and the projector. [...]
> >  
> >
> Some laptops have also added the possibility to display only on the 
> external ports, which means 3 positions for the Fct key or two different 
> key combination.
> 
> On my laptop -Asus- I need to connect the external display *before* 
> switching on the computer.

The Fujitsu uses "[Fn]+F10" in three ways.  Assuming the built-in
display is on now, the first "[Fn]+F10" switches to external only, a
second "[Fn]+F10" switches to both external and internal, and a third
"[Fn]+F10" returns it back to internal only.

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