Re: vga-out + lcd together
Jason Martens wrote:
Andreas Tille wrote:
|> My Toshiba BIOS gives me the option to boot with the VGA-Out and LCD
|> being mirror. Which works partially, the kernel boot messages are
|> displaying on both screens fine.
|> But when X starts, the LCD screen turns off, VGA-Out is fine. I
|> believe that this is an issue with my XF86Config-4, is there
|> additional hacking that needs to be done ?
Yes, this is probably a XF86Config issue. What video card do you use?
The multi-head options are different with each video card. You can try
doing a "man drivername" where drivername is the name of the X11 driver
you are using. For me, man radeon shows me the dual head options that I
needed to manually add to the X config file.
My bad, it's actually a nvidia chipset. I managed to get in touch with a
fellow Toshiba owner, Ulrich Hertlein, who also had a nvidia chipset.
He spewed out his xorg.conf and I stole the following lines which now
does the trick.
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP,CRT"
Option "TwinView" "true"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "clone"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31.5-90"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
The secrect I believe is the BIOS option which is lightly documented in
any Linux Laptop howto/faq, which is something that Ulrich discovered.