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Old 04-02-2007, 05:25 AM   #1
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unable to use my laptop in a docking station and an external monitor

Hi all, i have a question.

i currently use a fujitsu siemens (lifebook s series)
with a docking station. i also have a fujitsu siemens
SCENICVIEW B19-2 CI external lcd monitor.
Im using suse 10.2

Now then. My problem is that i am unable to use both at
the same time (xinerama or twinview)
Ive tried different settings in the xorg file and no
matter what i do i can only use the one or the other.
Under no sircumstances will both be enabled.

I have a slight suspicion that the problem isnt really in
the xorg file itself, but rather how the laptop handles
video outputs. When i press fn-F10 it changes where the signal
goes and i cant seem to be able to get both the laptop screen
and the external screen to get signals at the same time. Whenever
i use the laptop, the external monitor looses the signal (or so it says) and whenever i use the external monitor the laptop goes black.

anyone have know if its possible to use the external montor
and laptop screen at the same time when the laptop is in the docking station?

Is this a fujitsu siemens problem?

any and all help appriciated.



Last edited by nappy; 04-02-2007 at 05:26 AM.
Old 04-02-2007, 10:48 PM   #2
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From the Fujitsu web site:

Q1 How can I display the LifeBook video output to an external monitor (CRT), or to both the internal screen and an external monitor?
A1 Connect your monitor's cable to the external VGA SVGA port (at the rear of the system) and boot (start) system. Press the FN key on your keyboard (located at the lower left corner of your keyboard) and press function key F10 simultaneously, press both FN and the F10 keys again. Try "toggling" the video output destinations by pressing these two keys simultaneously. Pressing these keys will toggle the video output destination between the LCD mode and the CRT mode. To leave your video output to a setting other than to the LifeBook LCD, check your owners manual. Simultaneous internal/external display is only supported in the LCD panel's default resolution. The external display device (monitor, LCD projector/ panel) must be capable of displaying the same resolution as your LCD display panel's default resolution. To use the LifeBook's with internal/external display mode, the external display device (monitor or LCD projector/panel) must support at least 800x600 resolution of which your notebook supports.


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