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Old 05-11-2007, 04:38 AM   #1
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Attaching a beamer

Hi, this is on a Acer Travelmate 630 laptop, NVidia GeForce 2 video card, Ubuntu 7.04, and I'm trying to attach a beamer.

I've tried with the Open Source driver [1] and NVidia's binary one [2].
Using [2], when pressing the F6 button, the laptop screen gets black but nothing happens at the beamer display. I'm able to get back the laptop screen by pressing F7.
Using [1], when pressing the F6 button, the laptop gets black and on the beamer display "some funny colors" appear. Pressing F7 will divide the laptop screen into two half ones. When pressing Ctrl+Alt+Backspace then, the console text will appear at the beamer display, but wobbled, and X output will appear in those funny colors at the beamer.

My xorg.conf is
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 Go]"
	Driver		"nv"
	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
# trying to get the beamer running 
# (BTW, Xorg.0.log reports these 3 options are not used)
	Option "TwinView" "on"
	Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
	Option "MetaModes" "1400x1050,1280x1024,1280x1024;1024x768,1024x768;800x600,800x600"
Option "TwinView" "on" wouldn't let X start with NVidia's binary driver. I've also tried Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf" as well as different screen resolutions.
i810switch crt on
(in case that could make a difference) results in
PCI id of i810 is not recognized.
Any ideas on where to proceed?

Thanks and cheers

Last edited by robbbert; 05-11-2007 at 04:49 AM.
Old 05-11-2007, 05:04 AM   #2
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You want to attach a Mercedes Benz to you laptop?

What is a beamer?
Do you mean a projector?
Old 05-11-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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Yes, a projector. (In Germany, we call it a beamer (which appears to be an English word) but hey, we also call a cell phone a handy).


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