External Monitor under Pismo

Andrew Sharp andy at netfall.com
Tue Apr 3 21:24:12 EST 2001

Does your laptop have a key sequence that will switch the output
from LCD to CRT(external monitor) and back?  Mine does.  Fn-F8.
It's directly tied to the hardware and doesn't need any support in X
or Linux.  Of course it's an x86 laptop, but it's the same video
controller, so maybe your Pismo has something similar?  I have to
hit it a couple-o' three times to get it to switch, and it does a
three way deal: LCD, external, and both simultaneously.


"Jason E. Stewart" wrote:
> Hey All,
> So after 7 months of flailing I finally got my Pismo to run it's
> external monitor port, yeah!!!
> 3 days before I had a talk to give about our OpenSource project, I
> realized I was going to be using OpenOffice under linux, and I
> couldn't actually drive a projector... So after I got done panicing I
> hit google. I find a link on the YDL lists about the 'mirror' program
> that appears to have been originally written by Paul Mackeras.
> It gives me the functionality I need, but unfortunately it doesn't
> seem to work with 2.4 kernels, only 2.2. The program is doing some
> pretty low-level memory mojo which I am clueless about.
> Could someone slightly wiser point out what would change between 2.2
> and 2.4 that would cause this to break? Is it the base memory offset
> for the framebuffer?
> Cheers!
> jas.
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