Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Inspiron 8000 with LCD projector NEC VT45?
- alan c a écrit :
>Mine is a geforce4 440 Go. I use the nvidia driver
> Alexandre Tessier wrote:
> > ATI or Nvidia?
> 'nvidia geoforce2 Go' in the laptop
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html (Latest Version: 1.0-8774).
I do not use the Fn+F8 key but I use the twinview feature (xinerama
mode). See appendix G of the doc
If you search in the list archive, you should find xorg.conf examples.
> alan c
> > candtalan a écrit :
> >> I want to use an Inspiron 8000 with LCD projector NEC VT45, and I
> >> started with suse 10, (installed without the VT45 connected).
> >> It installed ok, but when the VT45 display is required (fn, F8), I
> >> loose the display at the projector - a few binary dots lines appear at
> >> the top of the display only, and this is not recoverable by the
> >> subsequent toggle (fn, F8), when a similar (not indentical) display
> >> appears on the lapptop.
> >> Knopppix does a better job but there is a VT45 graphics resolution
> >> issue which seems to change the size of displayed font in Open Office
> >> Impress version 2.0. (note1).
> >> Suse 10.1 Live DVD is good (I have not actually installled 10.1 on it
> >> yet), although the display issue I think was still present, but when
> >> reverting from VT45 display back to laptop display (fn, F8) the mouse
> >> cursor appeared corrupted and remained that way until the session (X
> >> app?) was restarted.
> >> I would like to use linux on this laptop for presentations, and would
> >> appreciate any comments to help move my knowledge forward -
> >> experiences, files edit (etc etc).
> >> Changing the projector is not a practical option just now, and I have
> >> not yet tried out an Inspiron 1100 I also have available - but I would
> >> prefer to stay with the inspiron 8000 if possible.
> >> Note 1:
> >> The VT45 lcd projector states it accepts a couple of resolutions
> >> including 1024x768 as input and seems to convert this to its 800x600
> >> for projection. The toggle to projector display does work ok, with
> >> correct text sizes etc, in another widely used (non linux) OS which
> >> shall be nameless and which I do not want.
> >> tia
> >> --
> >> ac
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- On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 10:45 (-0000), candtalan wrote:
> I want to use an Inspiron 8000 with LCD projector NEC VT45, and II have an analogous problem (Latitude D620 at 1280x80 and projectors
> started with suse 10, (installed without the VT45 connected).
> It installed ok, but when the VT45 display is required (fn, F8), I
> loose the display at the projector - a few binary dots lines appear at
> the top of the display only, and this is not recoverable by the
> subsequent toggle (fn, F8), when a similar (not indentical) display
> appears on the lapptop.
that only go to 1024x768).
The solution I am currently using is to have a modified xorg.conf
(called projector.Xconf in /etc/X11) that has the projector's native
resolution as its only choice in the Modes line in the "Screen"
section. After I plug in to the projector, I do
startx -- :4 -depth 24 -config projector.Xconf
which starts a second X session at that resolution.
Depending on your software that you plan to use for presentation, you
could also use nvidia's xinerama look-alike "twinview" to set up a
dual-screen xorg.conf, and you could set the external screen to be at
your projector's native resolution. I don't use this because I use
acroread for presentations and acroread gets confused about how big
the screen is when I use twinview (duh). However, YMMV.
In case you aren't familiar with starting up two X sessions at
once... when you terminate the "new" one, you should be bounced back
to the old one. (And you can switch back and forth by Ctrl-Alt-F7 to
get to the first X session, and Ctrl-Atl-wherever, where "wherever"
depends on your system setup.)