[nycbug-talk] laptops and projectors

pete at nomadlogic.org pete
Wed Oct 20 20:24:51 EDT 2004

> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Dru wrote:
>> 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.
> Got it. It's a CMOS setting. Go to Display->Boot Display Device, choose
> Both (as opposed to LCD or CRT).

ahh execellent!  it's funny, i actually remeber setting that in the BIOS
when i was trouble shooting some other stuff.


Pete Wright
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