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Re: [SLUG] Simple linux laptop question
- To: Norman Gaywood <norm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Simple linux laptop question
- From: Crossfire <xfire@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Aug 24 16:43:02 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Norman Gaywood was once rumoured to have said:
> I'm about to buy a hand full of laptops. Out here is the sticks we don't
> get much choice with brands and they have to be Dells or ASI's. ASI seem
> to have a laptop supply problem so it has to be Dell this week.
> One of the main functions of the laptops is to present lectures (yes
> with Linux not WinXX).
> We need the external monitor and LCD work, with Linux, in the 3 modes:
> 1. LCD Only
> 2. External monitor only
> 3. LCD + External monitor
> The Dell Latitude CPx I tried only had the first 2 modes.
The CPx can do both, *but* you'll need to find a way to trigger it in
Inspiron 5000s (yes, I know they're out of date) used to work
perfectly in this regard - you could use the keyboard shortcut to
trigger the modeswitch.
I've not been able to do this on the CPx I have at my current job. I
have managed to get simultaneous display working under 'doze, so the
hardware is still capible of doing it.
Something has obviously changed in the more recenemt models to prevent
that feature from working correctly through the keyboard - it might be
a good idea to search google to see if any tools or configuration
advice exists for configuring the ATI Rage Mobility (the chipset which
Dell uses in their laptops) in this manner.
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