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Re: DVI output?

Try taking a copy of Knoppix with you to the shop, and see it they
will let you try it.  Then you will know if it "just works".

On Saturday 22 May 2004 20:34, Andreas Schwarz wrote:
> Juraj Ziegler wrote:
> > On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 03:56:54PM +0200, Andreas Schwarz wrote:
> >>Hello,
> >>
> >>did anyone try Linux on on a laptop with a DVI port (maybe on the port
> >>replicator)?
> >
> > Nope, but my guess is it would just work, out of the box. You connect
> > your fancy flat panel to the DVI port, the gfx card notices this and
> > sends output there.
> After what I've read on various mailing lists nothing "just works" with
> Linux on a laptop (see: Intel WLAN, the problems with 1400x1050 &
> i855GM, ACPI suspend, card reader etc.). I definitely don't want to
> spend thousands of € on hardware and find that I can't use it.
> > Have you tried it and experienced problems, or are you just asking in
> > forward?
> I didn't try it. I'm planning to purchase a laptop which I also want to
> use as a replacement for my PC, so DVI & Dual Screen is very important.
> The most interesting device is the Acer Travelmate 6003, but it is very
> unlikely that they fixed the annoying i855GM bug. Another candidate is
> the HP nc8000, but it's far more expensive.
> Regards,
> Andreas

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