How to use a external monitor on FB7/Gnome
dangkm at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 16:21:54 UTC 2008
I tried Fn F4 combination in previous test which works for Windows,
but without response at all.
It works for Windows, so I think the BIOS or Key pair should not be the problem.
Any way, thank you for your suggestion, and I will take a look at BIOS
next time I restart the machine to make it sure.
2008/4/26 Eric Schuele <e.schuele at computer.org>:
> On 04/26/2008 04:29, Kemian Dang wrote:
> > Hi Vince and Roland,
> > Thank you for the reply, but unfortunately, they did not work.
> > I closed the laptop, connected the monitor and restarted the laptop,
> > "xrandr -q" only gave the information of integrated monitor, no
> > external monitors' information and "xrandr --auto" did not give any
> > information.
> Some laptops require you to either enable the external VGA output in the
> BIOS, and/or use a function key to enable the output.
> > I also tries "sysctl -a |grep enable", the output is:
> > kern.smp.forward_roundrobin_enabled: 1
> > kern.smp.forward_signal_enabled: 1
> > vm.swap_enabled: 1
> > vm.swap_idle_enabled: 0
> > vm.idlezero_enable: 0
> > vfs.nfs.nfs_directio_enable: 0
> > vfs.vmiodirenable: 1
> > net.inet.tcp.sack.enable: 1
> > net.inet.tcp.inflight.enable: 1
> > net.inet.sctp.ecn_enable: 1
> > hw.firewire.phydma_enable: 1
> > hw.pci.enable_msix: 1
> > hw.pci.enable_msi: 1
> > hw.pci.enable_io_modes: 1
> > hw.apic.enable_extint: 0
> > machdep.enable_panic_key: 0
> > security.bsd.suser_enabled: 1
> > There seems no entry about monitor -- If I miss something please advice me.
> > PS. The laptop is a Compaq Presario V3431AU.
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