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darkscreamer
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject: Xorg-HAL and VGA-out on notebook Reply with quote

I have an old notebook (Toshiba Satellite 2450-401) with a geforce 420go graphics card. When i issue the startx command, the driver uses the VGA-out, so notebook screen remains black. I fixed this by adding the line

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Option     "UseDisplayDevice"     "DFP-0"


If the system goes on powersaving mode and turns video off, the screen doesn't work, and i have to reboot to make it work again. Also, with the usedisplaydevice activated in xorg.conf, if i want to plug the notebook to a monitor/TV, i have to kill X, edit xorg.conf, and restart it. Is there a way to use HAL to auto-detect if an external monitor is plugged?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my intel, I have been using xrandr --output VGA --auto (or --output LVDS, or --output DVI) depending on what you want...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried out xrandr with VGA, DVI, LVDS output; none worked.
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