How to use a external monitor on FB7/Gnome

Roland Smith rsmith at
Fri Apr 25 16:15:59 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 03:34:32PM +0100, Kemian Dang wrote:
> Dear All,
> I use a laptop with Freebsd 7.0 stable and Gnome 2.22, the graphic card is
> integrated nvidia go 6150.
> I want to  use a external monitor to support my work, but I find it gave no
> display when I plug the monitor, with the Fn + f4 key(this works in
> winodws).
> Seems no related topics in hand book / mailing list, so anyone could give
> some clue?

My dell laptop has a sysctl which you can use to enable the external vga
port. I just can't recall the name. Try 'sysctl -a|grep enable'.

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