On Fri, May 12, 2000 at 01:21:11PM +0100, Brady, Padraig wrote:
> 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.
Sorry, that's wrong... from the X docs:
6. Driver Options
"linear" - linear framebuffer mode (default)
"no_linear" - banked framebuffer mode
"no_accel" - software rendering only
"hw_cursor" - hardware cursor requested (default)
"sw_cursor" - software cursor only
"mmio" - use I/O space via memory map (default)
"no_mmio" - use I/O space directly
"intern_disp" - enable internal display (default)
"extern_disp" - enable external display
"no_stretch" - disable stretching of lower resolution modes on panel
"lcd_center" - center lower resolution modes on panel
This is for the NeoMaigc chipsets. I couldn't get it to work externally
until I added the extern_disp option.
It may be different for other chipsets, but the software can change the
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