External Monitor with VGA cable to Laptop --->Blue Screen
I am using Mepis 6.0 on my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop. It has an NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go with 32mb of memory on it. The video (DVD, avi, VCD/SVCD)plays fine on just the laptop, but here is my problem:
I am hooking the laptop up with a VGA cable to my 50" Samsung DLP. When trying to play videos through the external monitor, all I get is the blue screen with sound. I am not sure how to proceed to get the picture to the external monitor.
I have also tried using the composite video cable dongle that came with the laptop to connect through the composite inputs using NVTV and it displays the screen on the TV, but I still get the blue screen when trying to play videos.
I have used Kaffeine, Xine, Mplayer and they all have the same result: I get sound, but a blue screen in the video area.
If this is not the correct place or forum to be asking this question, please point me in the right direction.
Dell Inspiron 8000
PIII 1ghz, 512mb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce2 Go
Thanks for any help.