CRT/LCD key non-functional

Kirill Bezzubets kirill at
Fri May 28 02:48:29 PDT 2004

On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 11:32:06AM -0700, Benjamin Alan Weaver wrote:
> I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 running 4.10-PRERELEASE.  The key combination 
> Fn+F8 is supposed to switch from the LCD screen output to the VGA port to 
> both and so on.  This does not work when running X, but does work when I'm 
> in console mode.  The other special keys that require Fn all work fine 
> (such as the ones to change the volume and screen brightness).  However, 
> there is one other combination that doesn't work, which is Fn+NumLock = 
> ScrollLock.  Again, this combination does work in console mode.
> Unfortunately, I can't switch to the VGA port in console mode and then 
> switch back to X, it goes back to the LCD.  I'd really like to get this 
> key working, since I do use this for presentations.

Check out XF86Config - it should have lines similar to this:

Section "Device"
        Option     "accel" "True"               # [<bool>]
        Option     "crt_display" "True"         # [<bool>]
        Option     "hw_cursor" "True"           # [<bool>]
        Option     "panel_display" "True"       # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "ati"
        VendorName  "ATI"
        BoardName   "Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x"
        ChipSet     "ati"
        ChipId      0x4c4d
        ChipRev     0x64
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

This way you will have output on both CRT & TFT.

Kirill Bezzubets                                CASE-RIPE CASE-RIPN
CTO / Head Of N.O.C.                            mailto:kirill at
Solaris ISP & Telecommunications Co. Ltd

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