[nycbug-talk] laptops and projectors

Dru dlavigne6
Wed Oct 20 19:27:11 EDT 2004

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 pete at nomadlogic.org wrote:

>> Anyone know the answer to this one? The projector at GTEC (plugs into
>> video port of laptop) wouldn't display my laptop screen. The guy said that
>> Debian laptops have the same problem. We had to put my slides on his
>> RedHat laptop instead.
>> It's obviously not hardware as we both had Thinkpads. Anyone know if
>> there's some sort of kernel option I need to compile into my kernel? Or is
>> there some sort of driver needed that BSD doesn't support?
> assuming you both have the same model, or atleast video chipset, you may
> want to try copying the working XFree86-4 config file to the target
> machine.  I'm willing to bet it's something with the X config and not the
> video card, or I/O port, itself.  Altho I could be completely wrong, which
> despite my last name, is often the case ;)

Hmmm. Even the startup messages didn't display. They did on other 
laptops running Suse, 2000, Redhat, etc. The guy said he thought it was 
because it was an older projector. I'm just wondering if I'll hit the same 
issue in Germany.


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