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Gburke24882 07-08-2012 11:13 AM

Changing monitor to TV output
 
Hi All,

I am new but not a newbie, I have administered Redhat 6.0, 7.1, and Fedora. as technology keeps changing so goes the world.

My question is I am able to connect my laptop to my Sony TV using the PC port and it works fine.

Is it possible to make it so it can search to see
if I am connected to the TV port on boot and
change the monitor to that monitor.

Other changes involved are the wireless mouse and
wireless keyboard. and since these are configured
during install can we find a way to make a search
to see if they are being used at boot and configure
them correctly?

I feel this would bring the Linux OS up to speed
and would make a great project.

Let me know if you feel this is a good project.
If we could get X Config to run at start up and
detect the correct configuration it will be a
huge blessing.

If this is already possible please let me know as
I need to get it working.

Thanks,
Gburke24882.

TB0ne 07-08-2012 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gburke24882 (Post 4722239)
Hi All,
I am new but not a newbie, I have administered Redhat 6.0, 7.1, and Fedora. as technology keeps changing so goes the world.

Red Hat 6 and 7 are ancient. Fedora's latest version is 17. What are you CURRENTLY using?
Quote:

My question is I am able to connect my laptop to my Sony TV using the PC port and it works fine.
Before anyone can help you, we'd need to know what brand/model of laptop, connecting how. No idea what you mean by "PC port"...what kind of connector?
Quote:

Is it possible to make it so it can search to see if I am connected to the TV port on boot and change the monitor to that monitor.
Usually not, since most laptops have a key (usually an FN-key combination), to switch the outputs. This is by design, to prevent things from happening when you don't want them to, such as needing your screen up close while working, and going to a bigger one for a presentation.
Quote:

Other changes involved are the wireless mouse and wireless keyboard. and since these are configured during install can we find a way to make a search to see if they are being used at boot and configure them correctly?
If it's the same keyboard and mouse layout, there is nothing TO configure. Plug them in and they work...they're USB devices.
Quote:

I feel this would bring the Linux OS up to speed and would make a great project. Let me know if you feel this is a good project. If we could get X Config to run at start up and detect the correct configuration it will be a huge blessing. If this is already possible please let me know as I need to get it working.
Doesn't seem to be anything to DO...these things are already working. The only potential sticking point would be screen resolution for the TV, but without knowing what you laptop can do, and what your TV can do, there's not much else we can help with. If you define another screen in X, and it's not present when you boot, things will probably error out. Since the laptop can't 'know' what you want (should the FN key activate when you boot? How will it know if it should or not?), you're going to have to take manual steps, like selecting the external monitor. If you do that, you can then set the screen resolution.

Gburke24882 07-08-2012 07:55 PM

[QUOTE=TB0ne;4722469]Red Hat 6 and 7 are ancient. Fedora's latest version is 17. What are you CURRENTLY using?

Fedora 15 is what I am using. with the latest kernel.
What I am trying to do is take my laptop running Fedora 15 with latest kernel and change the video to work on a sony bravia
model kdl-40s5100. Problem is I want it to be able to switch back and forth between the two monitors, keyboards, and mouses.
all are defined in the xconfiguration file.
The RS232 Monitor port on the Laptop is connected to the RS232 PC port on the TV. giving it video on the TV.
Using windiws xp I get a beautiful picture and resolution. when I try to run linux It boots up until X starts and beeps but video
dose not work. I can however get the console to work using alt F3 Key. it is trying to run 640X800 Resolution the tv automacticaly detects the resolution. I do believe the resolution should be changed to 1024x768 by pushing the alt F7 key. this is not working.
I got to the Console and the keyboard and mouse worked for about 5 minutes before a stdin error apeared. and then I shutdown the
system using the laptop keyboard. the keyboard and mouse are a logitech mk-320.
I want to be able to switch back and forth with the resolution, usb keyboard and mouse and monitor.
So My question is if I run Xconfigurator will this allow me to make the changes I need and then be able to switch back to the
standard laptop monitors resolution, keyboard and mouse. X is difficult to configure correctly and is not for the beginer.

Gburke24882 07-08-2012 08:35 PM

[QUOTE=Gburke24882;4722543]
Quote:

Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 4722469)
Red Hat 6 and 7 are ancient. Fedora's latest version is 17. What are you CURRENTLY using?

Fedora 15 is what I am using. with the latest kernel.
What I am trying to do is take my laptop running Fedora 15 with latest kernel and change the video to work on a sony bravia
model kdl-40s5100. Problem is I want it to be able to switch back and forth between the two monitors, keyboards, and mouses.
all are defined in the xconfiguration file.
The RS232 Monitor port on the Laptop is connected to the RS232 PC port on the TV. giving it video on the TV.
Using windiws xp I get a beautiful picture and resolution. when I try to run linux It boots up until X starts and beeps but video
dose not work. I can however get the console to work using alt F3 Key. it is trying to run 640X800 Resolution the tv automacticaly detects the resolution. I do believe the resolution should be changed to 1024x768 by pushing the alt F7 key. this is not working.
I got to the Console and the keyboard and mouse worked for about 5 minutes before a stdin error apeared. and then I shutdown the
system using the laptop keyboard. the keyboard and mouse are a logitech mk-320.
I want to be able to switch back and forth with the resolution, usb keyboard and mouse and monitor.
So My question is if I run Xconfigurator will this allow me to make the changes I need and then be able to switch back to the
standard laptop monitors resolution, keyboard and mouse. X is difficult to configure correctly and is not for the beginer.

I got it working!!!! was a problem with configuring new devices. all is well and bigger screen is AWESOME!!!!


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