[nycbug-talk] laptops and projectors

Dan Langille dan
Wed Oct 20 22:26:31 EDT 2004

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Marc Spitzer wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 17:39:15 -0400 (EDT)
> Dru <dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca> 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?
> I have a T30 and it has worked on the few rare occasions when I have
> done it, not recently though.  If I remember correctly there is one of
> the blue special keys(fn key + key) that switches the video between the
> connector in back and the screen.  and this was on 4.X

Sometimes you have to press it a few times, to get it right.  I think.

Also, try booting with it connected to the projector.

Dan Langille - http://www.langille.org/
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