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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] projector and I8100

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  • Peter Møller Neergaard
    On August 2, 2002, you wrote: YQ I got problem when I tried to connect my I8100 with a projector. From my experience with my I4100, this unfortunately does
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      On August 2, 2002, you wrote:

      YQ> I got problem when I tried to connect my I8100 with a projector.

      From my experience with my I4100, this unfortunately does not work as
      flawlessly as want would want.

      YQ> I am using Toshiba TDP-11, I8100, Redhat 7.3. Any one has a clue
      YQ> how to fix it? Thanks in advance.

      Information about your graphic card and your XF86Config-4 would be
      nice.

      Anyways, this is how I have received the most success with my I4100
      with the Nvidia driver:

      I have a monitor section for a test monitor with unreasonable wide
      ranges for synchronization frequencies:

      Section "Monitor"
      Identifier "Test"
      VendorName ""
      ModelName "Section for testing an unknown monitor's capabilities"

      # HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
      # An unreasonable wide interval
      HorizSync 30.0-100

      # VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
      # VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
      # comma separated list of ranges of values.
      # An unreasonable wide interval
      VertRefresh 30.0-60.0

      EndSection

      Normally, I count on the monitor to provide me its specifications via
      the EDID protocol. However, the projectors I have come across does
      not do so, so instead I configure my monitor to use TvinWiev (if I
      correctly, this is an option specific to the nvidia driver so with
      another card, you'll have to check the manual for the name of the
      similar option). This is setting up the card to use two monitors
      which seems to be similar to what Windoze does.

      Section "Device"
      # This a configuration of the videocard to be used with an external
      # LCD projector. This achieved using the Tvinview option of the
      # G2G card
      Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (extern projector)"
      VendorName "Unknown"
      BoardName "Unknown"
      Driver "nvidia"
      VideoRam 32768

      # Backing store for improved win4lin performance
      Option "backingstore"

      # Disable start up logo
      Option "NoLogo" "on"

      # Disable AGP as we have enabled APM
      Option "NvAGP" "0"

      # These are the options for the DELL Flat Panel
      Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30.0-100.0"
      Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60.0"

      # We prefer using the whole area on the laptop display
      Option "FlatPanelScalingMode" "Scaled"

      # Enable the use of an extra monitor
      Option "TwinView"

      # The various modes that are allowed
      Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200, 1400x1050; 1400x1050, 1400x1050; 1152x864,115
      2x864; 1024x768, 1024x768"
      Option "MetaModes" "1400x1050, 1400x1050; 1152x864,1152x864; 1024x768, 1024x
      768"

      # We want the same display on both monitors
      Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"

      EndSection

      I combine the two bits in a screen section

      Section "Screen"
      Identifier "Extern projector"
      Device "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (extern projector)"
      Monitor "test"
      DefaultColorDepth 24
      Subsection "Display"
      Depth 8
      Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1152x864" # "800x600"
      Visual "PseudoColor"
      ViewPort 0 0
      EndSubsection
      Subsection "Display"
      Depth 15
      Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1152x864" "1024x768" # "800x600"
      Visual "TrueColor"
      ViewPort 0 0
      EndSubsection
      Subsection "Display"
      Depth 16
      Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1152x864" "1024x768" # "800x600"
      Visual "TrueColor"
      ViewPort 0 0
      EndSubsection
      Subsection "Display"
      Depth 24
      Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1152x864" "1024x768" # "800x600"
      ViewPort 0 0
      EndSubsection
      Subsection "Display"
      Depth 32
      Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
      Visual "TrueColor"
      ViewPort 0 0
      EndSubsection

      EndSection

      And finally, I choose between the default setup and the projector
      setup in my ServerLayout section by uncommenting the right screen line

      Section "ServerLayout"
      Identifier "layout1"
      # Screen "Laptop"
      # Screen "BU projector
      Screen "Extern projector
      # Screen "Test"

      InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
      InputDevice "USB Mice" "SendCoreEvents"

      InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
      EndSection


      Of course, this require me to restart the X server before using a
      projector, but it was the only way I have found to successfully use an
      extern projector.

      /Peter
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