External Monitor with Laptop
Michael E Brown
Michael_E_Brown at dell.com
Fri Aug 16 15:20:01 CDT 2002
I was wrong about the option. Here is the section from my XF86Config:
# Uncomment the following line to enable external display
# Option "crt_screen"
Identifier "ATI Rage Mobility"
VendorName "ATI Rage Mobility"
BoardName "ATI Rage Mobility"
Option "AgpMode" "2"
On Fri, 2002-08-16 at 13:22, Ronald Reed wrote:
> In what section should the option "extern_crt" be placed? I don't have
> the original XF86Config-4 file on my system.
> Michael_E_Brown at Dell.com wrote:
> >>From memory, my laptop is in another building...
> >Option "extern_crt"
> >in your XF86Config-4 is what you want. IIRC, your XF86Config-4 should
> >have this line already present if you installed on the laptop from
> >it should just be commented out in the default config. I just uncomment
> >for docking/external monitor, and comment it out while undocked. Of
> >you need to restart X between changes.
> >Also, you should make sure the "external hotkey" is enabled in your
> >bios. It
> >makes the "scroll lock" key work like the "Fn" key when you are docked.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Ronald Reed [mailto:rreed at ops.sgp.arm.gov]
> >Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 12:32 PM
> >To: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
> >Subject: OT: External Monitor with Laptop
> >I know that this is a little off topic for this list, but all the good
> >answers seem to come from here. :)
> >I have an Inspiron 5000e that I run Redhat 7.3 on. I would like to use
> >an external monitor, but whenever I start my X windows, it goes back to
> >the LCD screen instead of the Monitor I have hooked to my port
> >Anyone have any links or suggestions? If this is too off topic, just
> >email me directly.
> >Ron Reed
> >Unix System Administrator
> >ARM SGP CART Site
> >rreed at ops.sgp.arm.gov
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