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Govo

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split monitor error
« on: November 12, 2008, 10:49:42 pm »
Hi folks ,

I've Just successfully dual boot linuxmce & windows xp with out any problems on the same laptop harddrive.

But i just have one small problem , how do i get linux mce to switch over to my external monitor  eg my lcd tv .

When i connect the lcd tv vga cable to the laptop i get the both screens with the Kubuntu loading ,but when the linuxmce starts it only shows on my laptop screen and the tv is bank.

i have tried holding fn & then pressing f5 as this changes from screen to screen but it doesnt seem to work.

do i need to install the drivers for linux .please advise on how i can get it to work

as my whole idea was to be able to move from tv to tv.

Thanks & Regards
Gov

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Re: split monitor error
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 08:50:20 pm »
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LMCE can not do dual screens. In order for you to get the TV to have the LMCE screen, you need to have the laptop bootup, to LMCE either PXE or DISK, and then press and hold the "Shift" key. This will launch the AV Setup Wizard, and then you can select VGA (press "1" on your laptop keybaord") , and use its output instead of the DVI that it is set to use on the laptop screen.

That should fix you right up. For a better reference, check here http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/AVWizard_Step_by_Step

Best of Luck.

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Re: split monitor error
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 02:13:35 pm »
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LMCE can not do dual screens. In order for you to get the TV to have the LMCE screen, you need to have the laptop bootup, to LMCE either PXE or DISK, and then press and hold the "Shift" key. This will launch the AV Setup Wizard, and then you can select VGA (press "1" on your laptop keybaord") , and use its output instead of the DVI that it is set to use on the laptop screen.

That should fix you right up. For a better reference, check here http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/AVWizard_Step_by_Step

Best of Luck.

Regards,

Seth

Thanks for the reply.

By holding down the shift key it allows me to switch from the laptop screen to the tv or both.

So yes you can dual screens at the same time .

Again thanks for your help ,I'm well pleased its working now