Switching between the laptop and external monitor
is done in hardware and X knows nothing about it.
More likely what's happening is that X is setting
a refresh rate/resolution on the card that the
monitor can't handle. Will need a little hacking
of Xconfig or &/or startx parameters.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kathryn Cassidy [mailto:hellbunnie at irelands-web.ie]
> Sent: 11 May 2000 18:31
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] Changing btwn laptop screen & monitor
>>> Hello all,
>> A while ago my laptop (Acer 312D) was involved in a wee accident which
> left it with a smashed up screen. It still works so long as
> I plug in a
> minitor, but I can't see anything on the laptop screen.
>> The other day I installed redhat 6.2 on it but when it got to the
> Xconfig bit the monitor that it was plugged into went blank.
> It appears
> that when it starts X the display is switching to the broken laptop
>> Is there a way to force X to use the external monitor or is this
> something that would be laptop specific (if so I can't find
> any info on
> how to do it in either my laptop documentation or on the acer
>> I suppose I could just stick to the console, but I'd really
> like to get
> X working...
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