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Old 02-18-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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Question External monitor problem in debian

Ok. I just installed debian on my laptop. For some reason, the external monitor I use just flashes random colors. Normally it works fine. I tried fn+f4 but it didnt work. Please help. I absolutely have to use this monitor as the backlight in the laptop is broken. I can barely see anything on it. I have some form of nvidia graphics card (I cant tell) and I am running debian i386.
Old 03-02-2009, 10:11 PM   #2
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I use my Acer lap top with Ubuntu 8.10 with a projector to show Power Point Presentations. I find that I have to plug in the projector to the external port on the lap top before I power up the computer. Then it will power both the LCD and the projector. If I try to plug in the projector after I have powered up the computer, there is no output to the projector.


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