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:

Section "Device"
    # Uncomment the following line to enable external display
    # Option "crt_screen"
        Identifier   "ATI Rage Mobility"
        Driver       "ati"
        VendorName   "ATI Rage Mobility"
        BoardName     "ATI Rage Mobility"
        Option  "AgpMode" "2"

        #BusID
EndSection

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.
> 
> Ron
> 
> 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
> >also
> >have this line already present if you installed on the laptop from
> >scratch,
> >it should just be commented out in the default config. I just uncomment
> >it
> >for docking/external monitor, and comment it out while undocked. Of
> >course,
> >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.
> >--
> >Michael
> >
> >-----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
> >replicator.
> >
> >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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