LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
Data30
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2011
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Drivers/Install/Monitors/ and projectors


Hello, I'm new to Linux Slackware using ver 13.1 installed ok, but not all is well. I'm trying to get a custom setup going for a nonprofit organization with cast off parts.

The parts are as follows. An ASUS board with I believe an AMD 2500+ processor, 2 1GB DDR chips and a 512MB DDR chip, A Nvidia GeForce 5200 128MB graphics card, a Dell 15"? monitor and an old Sharp Model XG-E670U 800X600 projector mfg date Feb 1997.

As I said the install went well the Dell monitor is connected to the DVI port on the graphics card and the Projector to the VGA port on the graphics card. I set the display to standard (Safest mode ) because of the projector. What is happening is while the computer is in basic text mode both the monitor and projector work fine but as soon as I start StartX to KDE the projector just starts this pretty pixilation pattern but I can still see the monitor just fine.

How can I fix it so that the projector and monitor can work with the following 3 options available? The same image at the same time? with the projector alone? or the Monitor alone?

As I said I’m new and will need step by step instruction on any fixes. Open this file (can be found at Y location) type in xyz Take into consideration I’m used to DOS, windows, and Macs. I’m not even sure how to open a terminal window inside KDE if it’s possible? Thank you for your time with this newbie.

Last edited by Data30; 06-20-2014 at 06:15 PM.
 
Old 06-23-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
Andy Alt
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
Distribution: Slackware32-stable, Debian32 stable, LFS 7.1
Posts: 385

Rep: Reputation: 44
In KDE, to open a terminal window, use the konsole app from the kde menu.

Is there any particular reason you're using Slackware 13.1 rather than 14.1?
 
Old 06-24-2014, 05:02 PM   #3
Data30
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2011
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you for the input. The main reason for 13.1 vs 14.1 was I had a "purchased" copy of 13.1 that worked when the 14.1 ISO version I'd download didn't. Main issue still it getting that projector to work in KDE.
 
Old 06-24-2014, 05:28 PM   #4
frieza
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: harvard, il
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
Posts: 3,200

Rep: Reputation: 397Reputation: 397Reputation: 397Reputation: 397
just curious, but do you have the NVIDIA proprietary driver installed?
they can be found here http://www.geforce.com/drivers if necessary
 
Old 06-25-2014, 01:50 AM   #5
Andy Alt
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
Distribution: Slackware32-stable, Debian32 stable, LFS 7.1
Posts: 385

Rep: Reputation: 44
Quote:
[...]as soon as I start StartX to KDE the projector just starts this pretty pixilation pattern[...]
Until you get a better answer here, I suggest trying to StartX to xfce to see if that stops that pretty pixelation pattern.

If you're starting X from a command line (instead of the graphical login), to switch your default desktop (very quickly and easily) run xwmconfig.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4 monitors under Redhat 6.4: tried ATI and Matrox open/closed drivers paz9 Linux - Hardware 1 12-04-2013 02:28 PM
Vaio VCPF1 nVidia drivers and external monitors TB0ne LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories 0 08-10-2012 11:59 AM
Distros and Drivers for Newish Monitors and TV cards...? Novatian Linux - Desktop 2 10-04-2009 02:01 PM
LXer: External projectors/monitors with GNU/Linux LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-15-2008 11:20 AM
Dual monitors with nVidia 1.0-7676 drivers voxel SUSE / openSUSE 0 08-29-2005 06:58 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration