[lug] Re: question on Xorg server configuration

Jani Averbach jaa at jaa.iki.fi
Mon Jan 31 17:25:01 MST 2005

On 2005-01-31 17:09-0700, Phil Rasch wrote:
> I mean the LCD and a single external device (typically a projector). It
> is frequently the case that notebooks running under linux require a
> "software switch" rather than the "hardware switch" in order to display to 
> both output devices simultaneously. For example I know this to be the 
> case on 
> 1) fujitsu lifebooks (using the intel 855gm graphics)
> 2) ibm thinkpads (using a savage chip)
> 3) dell latitudes (ati radeon mobility
> 4) dell latitudes (with nvidia chips)
> Each of those laptops allow some mechanism for toggling between external
> and internal (LCD) displays via hardware (either Fn or closing the lid)
> but each of them require a software solution on the linux side to get them
> to display the same image to both devices simultaneously.

I found this interesting, I have a Thinkpad T23, with savage chip, and
I am using it all the time with both LCD display and external display
on (with same image).  I am using Fn button for this.
BR, Jani

Jani Averbach

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